Next Music from Tokyo Vol. 14 brings back favourites Koutei Camera Girl Drei and four more

Koutei Camera Girl Drei

Twice a year, music fans in Vancouver (and Montreal and Toronto) are treated to some of the wildest underground musical talent Japan has to offer. Next Music from Tokyo comes to Canada courtesy Toronto music fan/anaesthesiologist Steven Tanaka, who makes annual scouting pilgrimages to the country and then brings the best of what he sees back home.

This latest edition, Vol. 14, features five acts, one back by popular demand and a few new ones. The showcase comes to the Biltmore May 20. Tickets are only $15 at eventbrite.ca. Find out more about the bands below (click on names to watch a video).

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Next Music from Tokyo Vol. 14 brings back favourites Koutei Camera Girl Drei and four more

Next Music From Tokyo May 22

Kinoko Teikoku Next Music From Tokyo

Kinoko Teikoku, one of the bands playing Next Music From Tokyo May 22 at the Rickshaw. Photo courtesy: Oswaldo Perez Cabrera

Last year’s Next Music from Tokyo was one of Vancouver’s best and wildest rock shows of 2012. This year’s edition looks to be just as much fun, with an eclectic line-up of some of Tokyo’s most exciting bands.

Headlining the eclectic bunch is the acclaimed band Mouse on the Keys. Other acts include Kinoko Teikoku, Chi-na and Harafromhell. Let’s take a look at each.

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Next Music From Tokyo May 22