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Leader: one80 - dbl11down11
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Data creazione: 14 Ago 2010
A group in support of the Next Music from Tokyo Tour!

Next Music from Tokyo is a non-profit cross-Canada tour showcasing the best independent and underground music from Japan.
Volume 2 was named concert of the year by the Montreal Mirror in 2010. Volume 3 included a sold-out show at the Rivoli which made BlogTO’s list of Toronto’s best concerts in 2011.
Volume 4 boasts the best line-up yet headlined by one of the most critically acclaimed and important bands in Japan: ZAZEN BOYS

“Taking one band to the top of the Japanese indie rock world makes you noteworthy. Starting all over and doing it again makes you Mukai Shutoku.” -

ZAZEN BOYS is the current band of legendary singer/guitarist Mukai Shutoku. Despite looking the part of a librarian, Mukai is an indie rock god in Japan. Mukai’s former band Number Girl is renowned as one of the most influential pioneers of Japanese indie-rock. Whereas, Number Girl followed a progressive yet straight forward alt-rock sound akin to Sonic Youth and the Pixies, ZAZEN BOYS is the vehicle for pushing the boundaries of Mukai’s creative and experimental genius. ZAZEN BOYS’ intricate math rock delves unpredictably into electronica, Buddhist hymns, spoken word, blues and Japanese folk. Mukai assembled some of the most talented musicians in Japan to play alongside him and ZAZEN BOYS’ passionate live performances are characterized by a high level of improvisation and an almost unrivalled degree of musical skill.

group_inou is a duo comprised of producer Imai and emcee CP. Imai combines elements of chip tune, hip hop, electronica and noise to create strikingly fresh dance instrumentals that seem to come straight out of an 80’s video game. CP’s vocals provide a unique flow that switches unpredictably between rapping, singing and witty commentary.
group_inou are just as comfortable performing at tiny, cramped venues as they are performing in front of tens of thousands at major festivals such as Fuji Rock and Rising Sun. While group_inou’s groundbreaking music sounds just fine on CD their true brilliance is best appreciated in a live setting.

Charan-Po-Rantan consists of two beautiful sisters: Momo (18yo) on vocals and Koharu (23yo) on accordion/chorus.
Koharu Matsunaga is an internationally acclaimed accordion player having won numerous competitions. She was National Grand Champion in 2009 and represented Japan at the International Finals of the V-Accordion festival in Rome, Italy. Almost as formidable as her prowess on accordion is Koharu’s sense of humour. Koharu’s story-telling and comedic banter during emcee breaks is frequently the highlight of Charan-Po-Rantan’s shows.
Younger sister Momo’s trademark is to belt out classic and original folk/gypsy tunes while hugging a plush doll pig under her arm. But despite her young age and extremely adorable appearance Momo-chan shines on-stage with the expertise and composure of a veteran cabaret chanteuse.
As a duo, Charan-Po-Rantan can captivate any audience with their soulful, quirky charm. However, when backed by their talented support band CANCAN BALKAN, Charan-Po-Rantan’s already potent stage performance is exalted to an even greater level.
Bizarre and campy but oozing with elite musical talent, Charan-Po-Rantan & CANCAN BALKAN’s unique Japanese twist on Klezmer and gypsy/folk songs is guaranteed to elicit cheers from anyone with an open mind and appreciation for good music. CANCAN BALKAN will be accompanying Charan-Po-Rantan on the NMFT tour.

Praha Depart’s music is a fusion of psychedelic rock, metal and shoegaze with a tribal/folk beat. Something the Japan Times describes as “irrepressibly danceable gypsy punk.”
The instrumentation and female vocals ebb and flow between calm and serene to ferocious crescendos of emotion and noise. Jumpei’s intricate and powerful drumming forms the backbone. An infectious tribal beat peppered with thunderous fills and improvised solos. Tsukasa layers on simple guitar melodies accentuated with brilliant phrasing, spine shivering effects and lightning speed riffs. Lastly, Mai plays bass while using her voice to demonstrate the full spectrum of her emotions through soothing whispers, playful shrills and heartfelt screams. Already revered in Tokyo’s underground, Praha Depart ventured to the US in 2011 playing multiple shows in New York and Philadelphia followed by a European tour with 11 shows in Slovenia, France, Spain, Netherlands and Germany. Praha Depart’s music is soulful, unpretentious and overflowing with emotion and raw power.

May 18 Toronto @ The Rivoli
May 19 Toronto @ The Rivoli
May 21 Montreal @ Divan Orange
May 23 Vancouver @ The Waldorf Hotel

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  • Dasr

    4th album fluidify from Euphoria (JP) is free for download on their site

    2 Mag 2011 Rispondi
  • GoatMan916

    Bring this tour to Washington state. I'll give you a dollar.

    24 Gen 2011 Rispondi
  • hotsw4p

    the show was everything i had hoped for and more. Getting to meet Steve was a pleasure too, and he introduced me to マスドレ, susquatch, and a few others very warmly and it totally made my day. He even took a photo of me with them! I'm going to start saving now so that i can be sure to have the chance to attend the next show. I'm also going to start studying Japanese 10x more often so i can actually tell these people how i feel about their music instead of bumbling like an idiot in front of them and being forced to just fall back to hugs and smiles to get my point across.

    18 Ott 2010 Rispondi
  • hotsw4p

    best show i've been to all year, Steve Tanaka is a great guy, all the bands that played were fantastic, the band members were incredibly nice people and seemed totally stoked to be there. Susquatch had a great rock sound, was a great opener for the show and really got the night off to a good start. sgt's set was FANTASTIC, and they played my favorite song 銀河を壊して発電所を創れ which was epic! The drummer and bassist from sgt. particularly stand out for me, watching them play was jaw-dropping. Uhnellys stage presence was so fun, the way he looped the bass line, guitar line, trombone and his voice, along with the chick drummer rocking out and singing along made for a fun, energetic performance. Last but not least though, my fav. band マスドレ totally KILLED it!!  なつこ and ちえみ were incredible as i expected, and seeing them play live was easily the highlight of my year. I traveled from southern california to see this show and it was without a doubt absolutely worth it.

    18 Ott 2010 Rispondi
  • AionNL

    So, any opinions?

    16 Ott 2010 Rispondi
  • dbl11down11

    The Vancouver show will be streamed live in a few hours at Show starts 9pm pacific time.

    15 Ott 2010 Rispondi
  • dbl11down11

    reriot: The Oct 17 show is all-ages. The Montreal show was SUPPOSED to be all-ages too. We told the host band Devil Eyes that we wanted an all-ages venue. Club Lambi was supposed to able to do all-ages but they have a new liquor licence that prevents them from allowing minors at all. If we had enough time to change venues we would have. In vancouver, the only place I can think of for all-ages shows is Rickshaw and that place is massive (and I'm guessing too expensive). there's also Croatian Cultural centre but acoustics there are sketchy. Next time we'll try to do 2 shows with one being all-ages. if I manage to get Midori and Rin Toshite shigure, I might go with Rickshaw theatre. By the way, you have kickass taste in music for a 14 yr old.

    12 Ott 2010 Rispondi
  • AionNL

    April 2011, if everything goes right, an all-star edition with some big names as Midori, Ling Tosite Sigure and toe, and possibly Clammbon :). NMFT4 will possibly feature Sebastian X, MowMow Lulu Gyaban, The Mornings and a like... Possibly between May and October 2011. This all according to Steven. Would love to see NMFT4. Love SebX, MowMow and Usotsuki Barbie

    1 Ott 2010 Rispondi
  • Riento

    Hmm, and when will be next tour? Want to talk about it.

    1 Ott 2010 Rispondi
  • touristas

    the audience seems to have a great time there.

    23 Set 2010 Rispondi
  • Dasr

    forgot ^^;; add them please!

    25 Ago 2010 Rispondi
  • Dasr

    @hotsw4p awesome! ^_^ Some social links: Next Music from Tokyo : @ rss feed: @ myspace @ LastFM!!! @ twitter @ FaceBook @ YouTube

    25 Ago 2010 Rispondi
  • hotsw4p

    Helloooo, I created the Vancouver event for Vol. 2 in because there didn't seem to be one already, but you're more than welcome to take ownership of it if that's something you need to do. I have my tickets purchased and am flying in from San Diego, CA to go to the show. Really excited about seeing some of my favorite bands play live for the first time! Thanks for pulling together such a great lineup!

    24 Ago 2010 Rispondi
  • kosumiku

    the odds are against me but i HAVE to get there somehow...

    23 Ago 2010 Rispondi
  • 4rst

    I'm just as far away from Canada as the bands that play on this tour :P I hope the next tour goes off well, a really interesting line up this time! ~hideki~

    18 Ago 2010 Rispondi
  • joesushi

    Just would like to pass my congratulations to dbl11down11 on vol. 1 and continued success on vol. 2. It was great meeting you at Japan Nite last March.

    17 Ago 2010 Rispondi
  • BakaHirata

    Not Canadian but this is cool. Joined.

    16 Ago 2010 Rispondi
  • domoosup


    16 Ago 2010 Rispondi
  • EndlessSupra

    I'm all over the show in Toronto. Driving up from Detroit to see Mass of the Fermenting Dregs!

    16 Ago 2010 Rispondi
  • AionNL

    Too bad I'm not Canadian xD

    15 Ago 2010 Rispondi
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