May 15th & 22nd: The Best of Next Music from Tokyo on Shibuya Crossing with DJs SATYYY and Lawrell!

Tune in to CJLO on Sundays this May as our two resident Japanese music enthusiasts share with you their favorite artists, songs, and moments from the Land of the Rising Sun's vibrant indie music scene, as the annual Next Music from Tokyo concert series gets underway for its eighth edition this spring!

Established and managed by Steve Tanaka since 2010, this completely DIY tour invites Canadians to discover a unique Japanese music experience like no other. Steve explores and scavenges Tokyo's live houses, concert halls, and bars to find the best undiscovered indie talent, curates the best acts, and invites them to perform to eager and curious Canadians.

The annual series has garnered a notorious cult following among both fans of Japanese and indie music, and is known to be one of the most anticipated Japanese pop culture community events every summer, rapidly filling out venues in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. For the Montreal leg of the tour this year, Mass of The Fermenting Dregs, Gozen Sanji to Taikutsu, Dalljub Step Club, Nengu, and Regal Lily will all play for one night at Divan Orange on May 23rd.