Next Music From Tokyo is a tour of Japanese indie musicians across Canada, organized and paid for out of pocket by my friend and fellow music enthusiast Steven Tanaka. In the past, NMFT has featured bands you may have heard of such as andymori, MOTFD, Akai Kouen, Zazen Boys, and Kinoko Teikoku, as well as plenty you may have not, like Merpeoples, a favorite of mine which broke up a couple years ago. It happens 1-2 times a year, and the current format is a four-stop tour with two shows in Toronto, one in Montreal, and one in Vancouver.
Here are the five bands making up the line up for Volume 10:
Bakyun the everyday
I’ve talked about Yubisaki Nohaku quite a lot on here before, but they’re one of my favorite alt rock bands at the moment. Bakyun the everyday is the only other of the five groups I’ve seen live, but they’re a quite energetic punk/garage rock band with twin male/female vocals. The Taupe is also a favorite of a lot of my friends in Tokyo. Hyacca is the only repeat band on the list from a previous NMFT. Yukueshirezutsurezure is an alt idol group, which makes this the second NMFT in a row to include such a group.
May 19 Toronto @ The Rivoli
May 20 Toronto @ Lee’s Palace
May 22 Montreal @ Divan Orange
May 24 Vancouver @ Biltmore Cabaret