After rock group Jake Stone Garage hit the final chord of one of their powerful guitar-heavy songs, the crowd let out a few hoots and applauded politely.

For a Western band this may have seemed a bit unreceptive, but luckily Jake Stone Garage are from Hokkaido and to them Canadian fans are as polite as Japanese ones.

The trio was one of several acts to play the first ever Japan Nite in Canada. This year's tour for the event also took in the usual stops in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Austin (for South By Southwest) and more.