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Top 3 Videos 8/18/17! Amyl & the Sniffers, Aimee Lay, Holy Moly & The Crackers, The Soap (Jpn)

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown of the Top 3 best Indies and Alternative Music artists for the week of August 19, 2017!

At #3 this week is a brand new act from Australia! We introduced them last week, thanks to Alex Kish of Wassup Rocker Radio. Their name is Amyl and The Sniffers. Amyl & the Sniffers consists of Amy Taylor on vocals, Dec Martens on guitar, Bryce Wilson on drums and Fergus Romer on bass. I really like this band and think they are one of the most exciting acts I’ve seen in years! (Amy is perfect for the new queen of punk!)

Oh, they have a Facebook page too: https://www.facebook.com/amylandthesniffers/

Here’s their Bandcamp page: https://amylandthesniffers.bandcamp.com/

#3) Amyl and the Sniffers – Balaclava Lover  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tV6SttbSMmU

Next up is a debut on our countdown, she’s from Echo Park in Los Angeles and her name is Aimee Lay. Aimee was also introduced to us by Alex Kish (maybe I should just call this the “Alex Kish Discovery Channel!” Aimee describes her music as “Moody 60s influenced rock, psych, garage & pop.”

Dirty Hippie Radio’s Dirty Jeff writes: “Aimee Lay can rock; but, most notably for me, she has a tendency to wrap her voice around my heart and ease it’s fluttered rhythm. I then feel as though I’ve wandered over icy city streets with her, in search of a hot cup of coffee, warm conversation, and a cigarette.”

Here’s Aimee’s FB page: https://www.facebook.com/aimeelaymusic/

Bandcamp too! https://aimeelay.bandcamp.com/

#2) Aimee Lay – Whispers all around me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWSuyrLddPE

At #1 this week is Holy Moly & the Crackersss (No. That’s not a typo – with three “S’s” I think…) Holy Moly describes their music as “Gypsy Folk Rock.” They hail from Newcastle upon Tyne (North-east England). They calim their infulences as “Buffalo Skinners, The Holy Ghosts, Rob Heron & the Teapad Orchestra, TJ Muller & the Dixie Six, The Kentucky Cow-Tippers, Perch Creek Family Jug Band, Fablewood, Alex and the Wander Band, The Chimney Boys, Sleeping Passengers.”

Here’s their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/holymolyandthecrackers/

#1) Holy Moly & The Crackers – Cold Comfort Lane  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTPDSb3EV0c

Spotlight Artist!  Today’s spotlight is a three-girl and one guy punk band from Kyoto, Japan. I put this band up here today because, even though they have broken up, this is one of the earliest videos my partner Ken and I ever made. This video is ten years old! The Soap were, I think, one of the hottest “girl” punk bands and they even performed at SXSW way back when. This video catorues the old “Punk x Horror flick” concept that was popular way back when (still is?). The archival footage is from Archies.org (Thanks guys!)

Nope. The Soap have disappered down the rabbit hole and I cannot find any FB page nor Twitter page. I suspect they did have a Myspace page way back when but, of course, that’s gone too.

Spotlight Artist! The Soap – The Planet of No Sex (Discotic)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMdmqMVUwjk

By the way, my video partner, Ken Nishikawa and I just completed (with a little help from our friends) Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story movie. It hits theaters in Japan on Sept. 30, 2017. AND we’ve been selected by Raindance Fil Festival in London. Raindance has been ranked as one of the “Top 10 Most Prestigious Film Festivals in the World.” The Japanese trailer just came out! (It has English subtitles!) Check it! Oh, and we have a really cool webpage: http://ghostroads.jp/

That’s all for today! See you next week when we return to the Top 3 Indies Artist Videos Countdown. See ya! – Mike in Tokyo Rogers

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About Mike in Tokyo Rogers: Mike has been a professional music/TV/radio/anime-related program producer in Japan since the eighties. He began in the music business in 1977 as lead vocalist with the legendary Los Angeles Punk Band, “The Rotters” (Sit on My Face Stevie Nix.). As a university student, he was assistant to the legendary Rodney Bingenheimer (Rodney on the ROQ – KROQ Los Angeles from 1980 ~ 1981.) Mike was the first and only foreigner in Japanese history to become the General Manager of a major Japanese broadcasting station (TV Tokyo owned InterFM). Has produced a few smash hit programs (some real losers, too!) and several of Tokyo’s highest rated and most famous radio programs. A recent hit program was “The TV Show” (Set Program with “Ninja Slayer”) which, between April – Oct. 2015, garnered over 10 million viewers.  He is currently producing and hosting “WTF?” the hugely popular Sunday live show on InterFM 89.7 . And his life’s dream is his just completed full-length motion picture, “Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story”which will be released by a major Japanese motion picture company and in theaters all across Japan in Autumn 2017.

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story Japanese Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxwJ4AfzOwM&t=8s

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story Foreign trailer: https://vimeo.com/210533272)

… Oh, and he likes to write about himself in the third person!)

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PAST ISSUES OF THE TOP 3 VIDEOS:

LAST WEEK:

Top 3 Videos 8/11/17! Amyl & The Sniffers, Spam69 (Jpn!), Draggs, Cosmic Psychos! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-81117-amyl-the-sniffers-spam69-jpndraggs-cosmic-psychos/

Top 3 Videos 8/5/17! Kilo Tango, Cat Lundy, Amyl & the Sniffers, Lucy Gucy, The 50 Kaitenz (Jpn!) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-8517-kilo-tango-cat-lundy-amyl-the-sniffers-lucy-gucy-the-50-kaitenz-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos August 2, 2017! The Twinkles, The Shanghais, Daisy House, Thee 50s Highteens (Jpn)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-august-2-2017-the-twinkles-the-shanghais-daisy-house-thee-50s-highteens–jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos 7/29/17! Fiona Silver, Sloan Peterson, Shitkid, Shit Girlfriend! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-72217-starcrawler–tacocat-polo-pan-daisuke-takase-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos 7/16/17! Bombón, Dubmatix King, The Van T’s, N’shukugawa Boys (Japan) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-71617-bombon-dubmatix-king-the-van-ts-nshukugawa-boys-japan/

Top 3 Indies Videos 7/9/17! Pats Pats (Jpn), Pale Lips, Flemmings & Peeling! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-7917-pats-pats-jpn-pale-lips-flemmings-peeling/

Top 3 Indies Videos 7/1/17! Vile Assembly, Wolf Girl, Taffy (Jpn), Mutation, The Darling Buds, Bonsai Kitten! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-7117-vile-assembly-wolf-girl-taffy-jpn-mutation-the-darling-buds-bonsai-kitten/

Top 3 Indies Videos 6/25/17! The Shit! The Goggles (Jpn)! The Bopp! Ice Cold Slush! http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-62517-the-shit-the-goggles-jpn-the-bopp-ice-cold-slush/

Top 3 Indies Videos 6/18/17! Molly & The Krells, Shirley Holmes, JinnyOops (Jpn), Blood People! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-61817-molly-the-krells-shirley-holmes-jinnyoops-jpn-blood-people/
Top 3 Indies Videos 6/11/17! The Fontaines, Beck Black, Taffy (Japan) The Beverleys! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-61117-the-fontaines-beck-black-taffy-japan-the-beverleys/

Top 3 Indies Videos 6/4/17! Bobby’s Bar (Japan), Trash Templars, Peeling, Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-6417-bobbys-bar-japan-trash-templars-peeling-jessica-hernandez-the-deltas/

Top 3 Indies Videos 5/28/17! The Atomics, Fiona Silver, Plastic Girl in Closet (Japan), Blaire Alise & the Bombshells! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-52817-the-atomics-fiona-silver-plastic-girl-in-closet-japan-blaire-alise-the-bombshells/

Top 3 Indies Videos 5/21/17! Moja (Japan), Baby Shakes, Sloan Peterson, Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-52117-moja-japan-baby-shakes-sloan-peterson-jessica-hernandez-the-deltas/

Top 3 Indies Videos 5/14/17! Blaire Alise & the Bombshells, Lisa Mychols, Pats Pats (Japan), Single By Sunday http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-51417-blaire-alise-the-bombshells-lisa-mychols-pats-pats-japan-single-by-sunday/

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Top 3 Videos 8/11/17! Amyl & The Sniffers, Spam69 (Jpn!), Draggs, Cosmic Psychos!

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown of the Top 3 best Indies and Alternative Music artists for the week of August 11, 2017!

Today, my friends, I have a very special show for you. I guarantee that you are going to see some shit that makes you laugh and some stuff that just totally blows your mind!

First up is a garage punk outfit that’s been around since 1983. Their name is the Cosmic Psychos. Now, generally speaking, I hate it when oldsters stick around and play punk for decades and decades on end after they’ve become senile and forgotten to break up. Why? Well, punk music (in my most probably confused way of thinking) is for snotty young kids (insert Deadboys reference here). I find it “uncomfortable” when fat old guys try to jump around and recapture their youth. (I remember in 1996 when the Sex Pistols came to Japan – they were old and fat – I cringed)… But the Cosmic Psychos? THE COSMIC PSYCHOS???? These guys are fucking Godhead! They’ve done what few others (no one?) else has done before; old guys who capture the angst (in the pants?) of what being a twisted old fucker is like. And, trust me, I know what being a twisted old fucker is like. If there were a Punk Rock league for bands over 55, these guys would be the Crem De La Crappe’! World Champions! Chief Fry Cooks! Store Managers! Kings!

Their Facebook page says: “The Cosmic Psychos are a punk rock band based in Melbourne and rural Victoria in Australia. An underground band that has only ever achieved limited recognition, they were cited as a significant influence on the Seattle grunge scene of 90s.” Shit. Go “Like” their FB page (https://www.facebook.com/cosmicpsychos/) then watch this hilarious, ass-kicking video!

#3) Cosmic Psychos – Fuckwit City   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q954LxEzyY8

At #2 is a new band from Australia. They are called The Draggs and they are nothing but “Garage slime oozing outta the Gold Coast.” This video is pretty funny too. These guys are delightfully crazy! They have a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Draggsband/

#2) Draggs – Space Beat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HC2wUazbmKE

At #1 this week is probably my favorite new band of 2017! We introduced them last week, thanks to Alex Kish of Wassup Rocker Radio. Their name is Amyl and The Sniffers. Amyl & the Sniffers consists of Amy Taylor on vocals, Dec Martens on guitar, Bryce Wilson on drums and Fergus Romer on bass. I really like this band and think they are one of the most exciting acts I’ve seen in years! (Amy reminds me of a pissy bitchy chick! Simply perfect for the new queen of punk!

Amyl & the Sniffers’ music gives me the feeling I got when I first heard the Sex Pistols or X-Ray Specs in the late seventies. I can’t think of a better compliment. Check it out and see if you agree!

Oh, they have a Facebook page too: https://www.facebook.com/amylandthesniffers/

Here’s their Bandcamp page: https://amylandthesniffers.bandcamp.com/

#1) Amyl and The Sniffers – 70’s Street Munchies  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uid_8u7T13Y

Spotlight Artist!  Today’s spotlight is a bunch of guys from Tokyo that are out of their fucking minds. Their name is The Spam69 (“69” in Japanese is pronounced as “Rock.” So their name is “Spam Rock.”

This stuff is hilarious too! These guys rock!

The band consists of two main crazies named Jun Spam on guitar and vocals and Yuta Spam (Jumping & screaming like a lunatic). There are some other guys in the band (it’s like a football team) and you can see their names on the Spam69 Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/50kaitenz/

Spotlight Artist! THE SPAM69 – “CHE.R.RY” “HANG ON”   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQfjkPaj2zk

By they way, my video partner, Ken Nishikawa and I just completed (with a little help from our friends) Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story movie. It hits theaters in Japan on Sept. 30, 2017. AND we’ve been selected by some really famous film festivals (I will announce next week!) The Japanese trailer just came out! (It has English subtitles!) Check it! Oh, and we have a really cool webpage: http://ghostroads.jp/

That’s all for today! See you next week when we return to the Top 3 Indies Artist Videos Countdown. See ya! – Mike in Tokyo Rogers

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About Mike in Tokyo Rogers: Mike has been a professional music/TV/radio/anime-related program producer in Japan since the eighties. He began in the music business in 1977 as lead vocalist with the legendary Los Angeles Punk Band, “The Rotters” (Sit on My Face Stevie Nix.). As a university student, he was assistant to the legendary Rodney Bingenheimer (Rodney on the ROQ – KROQ Los Angeles from 1980 ~ 1981.) Mike was the first and only foreigner in Japanese history to become the General Manager of a major Japanese broadcasting station (TV Tokyo owned InterFM). Has produced a few smash hit programs (some real losers, too!) and several of Tokyo’s highest rated and most famous radio programs. A recent hit program was “The TV Show” (Set Program with “Ninja Slayer”) which, between April – Oct. 2015, garnered over 10 million viewers.  He is currently producing and hosting “WTF?” the hugely popular Sunday live show on InterFM 89.7 . And his life’s dream is his just completed full-length motion picture, “Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story”which will be released by a major Japanese motion picture company and in theaters all across Japan in Autumn 2017.

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story Japanese Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxwJ4AfzOwM&t=8s

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story Foreign trailer: https://vimeo.com/210533272)

… Oh, and he likes to write about himself in the third person!)

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PAST ISSUES OF THE TOP 3 VIDEOS:

LAST WEEK:

Top 3 Videos 8/5/17! Kilo Tango, Cat Lundy, Amyl & the Sniffers, Lucy Gucy, The 50 Kaitenz (Jpn!) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-8517-kilo-tango-cat-lundy-amyl-the-sniffers-lucy-gucy-the-50-kaitenz-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos August 2, 2017! The Twinkles, The Shanghais, Daisy House, Thee 50s Highteens (Jpn)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-august-2-2017-the-twinkles-the-shanghais-daisy-house-thee-50s-highteens–jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos 7/29/17! Fiona Silver, Sloan Peterson, Shitkid, Shit Girlfriend! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-72217-starcrawler–tacocat-polo-pan-daisuke-takase-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos 7/16/17! Bombón, Dubmatix King, The Van T’s, N’shukugawa Boys (Japan) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-71617-bombon-dubmatix-king-the-van-ts-nshukugawa-boys-japan/

Top 3 Indies Videos 7/9/17! Pats Pats (Jpn), Pale Lips, Flemmings & Peeling! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-7917-pats-pats-jpn-pale-lips-flemmings-peeling/

Top 3 Indies Videos 7/1/17! Vile Assembly, Wolf Girl, Taffy (Jpn), Mutation, The Darling Buds, Bonsai Kitten! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-7117-vile-assembly-wolf-girl-taffy-jpn-mutation-the-darling-buds-bonsai-kitten/

Top 3 Indies Videos 6/25/17! The Shit! The Goggles (Jpn)! The Bopp! Ice Cold Slush! http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-62517-the-shit-the-goggles-jpn-the-bopp-ice-cold-slush/

Top 3 Indies Videos 6/18/17! Molly & The Krells, Shirley Holmes, JinnyOops (Jpn), Blood People! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-61817-molly-the-krells-shirley-holmes-jinnyoops-jpn-blood-people/
Top 3 Indies Videos 6/11/17! The Fontaines, Beck Black, Taffy (Japan) The Beverleys! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-61117-the-fontaines-beck-black-taffy-japan-the-beverleys/

Top 3 Indies Videos 6/4/17! Bobby’s Bar (Japan), Trash Templars, Peeling, Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-6417-bobbys-bar-japan-trash-templars-peeling-jessica-hernandez-the-deltas/

Top 3 Indies Videos 5/28/17! The Atomics, Fiona Silver, Plastic Girl in Closet (Japan), Blaire Alise & the Bombshells! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-52817-the-atomics-fiona-silver-plastic-girl-in-closet-japan-blaire-alise-the-bombshells/

Top 3 Indies Videos 5/21/17! Moja (Japan), Baby Shakes, Sloan Peterson, Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-52117-moja-japan-baby-shakes-sloan-peterson-jessica-hernandez-the-deltas/

Top 3 Indies Videos 5/14/17! Blaire Alise & the Bombshells, Lisa Mychols, Pats Pats (Japan), Single By Sunday http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-51417-blaire-alise-the-bombshells-lisa-mychols-pats-pats-japan-single-by-sunday/

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Top 3 Videos 8/5/17! Kilo Tango, Cat Lundy, Amyl & the Sniffers, Lucy Gucy, The 50 Kaitenz (Jpn!)

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown of the Top 3 Top 4 best Indies and Alternative Music artists for the week of August 5, 2017!

First up is a brand new band introduced to us, once again,  by Alex Kish of Wassup Rocker Radio Fame! The band’s name is Kilo Tango! Kilo Tango claims they are, “Rock pop n roll melting one face at a time!” Their influences are, The Strokes, Richard Hell, Velvet Underground, Debbie Harry, Dick Dale, Sonny and the Sunsets, Black Lips and Best Coast!

Of course they have a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/kilotangoband/

#4) Kilo Tango    Gone Baby Gone – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00IXj75qddY

Alex Kish of Wassup Rocker Radio Fame hits a bases loaded double this week with our next artist! (Check out Alex’s most recent Wassup Rocker Radio Mixtape here: https://vimeo.com/227689908 ) This next artist is from St. Kilda, Australia and their name is Amyl and the Sniffers. Amyl & the Sniffers claim to be a “Pub Punk Sharpie Rock” band. And they are a hot 4-piece with great tunes! For some reason, this band reminds me of X-Ray Spex!
Sure, they do have a Facebook, why do you ask? https://www.facebook.com/amylandthesniffers/ 

#3) Amyl and the Sniffers – Caltex Cowgirl https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNC9dWWSXjE

At #2 ia an artist that is a three-piece from Los Angeles named, Lucy Gucy! Lucy Gucy is a, “Surffuzz pop grunk” outfit…. (Grunk???) Thie bio says: “Formed in April 2016, LA-based band Lucy Gucy is multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Tiffany Schirz, bassist/vocalist Lila Marshall and drummer/producer Garry Ventura. The band’s alt-pop sound is infused with 90s grunge and surf-punk flavor… Marshall’s melodic bass lines and spot-on harmonies, along with Ventura’s sharp, dynamic drumming create a cohesive sound bed for the vocals, guitars, and keyboards to leisurely dance around. Schirz‘ smooth and straightforward vocal delivery belies the songs’ often bright, catchy hooks, offering up lyrics that can skew sardonic and that take an un-sugar-coated look at the human condition from a modern-day female perspective.”

Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/lucygucymusic/

#2) Lucy Gucy Dead End Doll   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAGtE3V8iO0

At #1 is a brand new artist introduced to us by Gabbie Cabbie of the world famous Biscuit Boys on SRBradio.com. Gabbie does his show from the UK with his partner Chris Browne! (You can listen in here: http://biscuitboys.co.uk/)

Today, Gabbie brings us a rock n roll goddess from Dublin, Ireland named Cat Lundy. Gabbie sent this to me and on the first listen I thought, “This is awesome!” Ringmaster Magazine writes: “She is a singer/songwriter from Dublin; a classically trained vocalist from the Royal Academy of Music and a self-taught guitarist. Inspired by sixties blues, her songs often themed by tales of love and relationships, Cat has performed across London and as far as New York’s The Bitter End venue and Los Angeles famous House of Blues.” 

Today we feature her latest single and this is hot!

Of course Cat Lundy has a Facebook page….https://www.facebook.com/CatLundyofficial/

#1) Cat Lundy – Triggerman  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCSD7PSuK4o

By the way, the Biscuit Boys are always playing, and on the lookout for, new music and new artists!  The Biscuit Boys have a show on Sports Radio Birmingham www.sports-radio.co.uk every Wednesday at 8pm, Its a mix of madness and madness and bordering on complete stupidity…tune in! So, if you have a band and you think you’ve got what it takes, send your music to Gabbie and Chris Browne on the Biscuit Boys show! Here’s the email address: tracks@sports-radio.co.uk   Tell them Mike sent you!

Spotlight Artist!  Today’s spotlight is a band that I think is one of Japan’s premiere rock bands, they are the awesome and mighty 50 Kaitenz from Osaka!

The 50 Kaitenz are one of the most entertaining, fun and funny rock bands Japan has ever produced. They are a trio with Danny on lead guitar and vocals, Dory on vocals and bass, and Bogie on drums. “Since their miraculous meeting at the notorious Osaka Rock ‘n’ Roll Juvie, the 50 Kaitenz have taken the world of rock by storm. These three stray dogs have become the new legends of Rock ‘n’ Roll.”  If you ever come to Japan and you get a chance to see these guys, don’t miss it… This is truly a hilarious and exhilarating Rock n Roll experience. For today’s track, here they are doing a smashing cover of the Bay City Rollers hit, “Saturday Night.”

They have a Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/50kaitenz/

Spotlight Artist! The 50 Kaitenz – Saturday Night  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mv3O6bbNWA

Cool, eh? And speaking ofthe 50 Kaitenz, they are in the movie Ken Nishikawa and I just completed (with a little help from our friends) Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story. It hits theaters in Japan on Sept. 30, 2017. The Japanese trailer just came out! (It has English subtitles!) Check it! Oh, and we have a really cool webpage: http://ghostroads.jp/

That’s all for today! See you next week when we return to the Top 3 Indies Artist Videos Countdown. See ya! – Mike in Tokyo Rogers

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About Mike in Tokyo Rogers: Mike has been a professional music/TV/radio/anime-related program producer in Japan since the eighties. He began in the music business in 1977 as lead vocalist with the legendary Los Angeles Punk Band, “The Rotters” (Sit on My Face Stevie Nix.). As a university student, he was assistant to the legendary Rodney Bingenheimer (Rodney on the ROQ – KROQ Los Angeles from 1980 ~ 1981.) Mike was the first and only foreigner in Japanese history to become the General Manager of a major Japanese broadcasting station (TV Tokyo owned InterFM). Has produced a few smash hit programs (some real losers, too!) and several of Tokyo’s highest rated and most famous radio programs. A recent hit program was “The TV Show” (Set Program with “Ninja Slayer”) which, between April – Oct. 2015, garnered over 10 million viewers.  He is currently producing and hosting “WTF?” the hugely popular Sunday live show on InterFM 89.7 . And his life’s dream is his just completed full-length motion picture, “Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story”which will be released by a major Japanese motion picture company and in theaters all across Japan in Autumn 2017.

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story Japanese Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxwJ4AfzOwM&t=8s

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story Foreign trailer: https://vimeo.com/210533272)

… Oh, and he likes to write about himself in the third person!)

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PAST ISSUES OF THE TOP 3 VIDEOS:

LAST WEEK:

Top 3 Indies Videos August 2, 2017! The Twinkles, The Shanghais, Daisy House, Thee 50s Highteens (Jpn)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-august-2-2017-the-twinkles-the-shanghais-daisy-house-thee-50s-highteensjpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos 7/29/17! Fiona Silver, Sloan Peterson, Shitkid, Shit Girlfriend! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-72217-starcrawler–tacocat-polo-pan-daisuke-takase-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos 7/16/17! Bombón, Dubmatix King, The Van T’s, N’shukugawa Boys (Japan) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-71617-bombon-dubmatix-king-the-van-ts-nshukugawa-boys-japan/

Top 3 Indies Videos 7/9/17! Pats Pats (Jpn), Pale Lips, Flemmings & Peeling! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-7917-pats-pats-jpn-pale-lips-flemmings-peeling/

Top 3 Indies Videos 7/1/17! Vile Assembly, Wolf Girl, Taffy (Jpn), Mutation, The Darling Buds, Bonsai Kitten! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-7117-vile-assembly-wolf-girl-taffy-jpn-mutation-the-darling-buds-bonsai-kitten/

Top 3 Indies Videos 6/25/17! The Shit! The Goggles (Jpn)! The Bopp! Ice Cold Slush! http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-62517-the-shit-the-goggles-jpn-the-bopp-ice-cold-slush/

Top 3 Indies Videos 6/18/17! Molly & The Krells, Shirley Holmes, JinnyOops (Jpn), Blood People! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-61817-molly-the-krells-shirley-holmes-jinnyoops-jpn-blood-people/
Top 3 Indies Videos 6/11/17! The Fontaines, Beck Black, Taffy (Japan) The Beverleys! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-61117-the-fontaines-beck-black-taffy-japan-the-beverleys/

Top 3 Indies Videos 6/4/17! Bobby’s Bar (Japan), Trash Templars, Peeling, Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-6417-bobbys-bar-japan-trash-templars-peeling-jessica-hernandez-the-deltas/

Top 3 Indies Videos 5/28/17! The Atomics, Fiona Silver, Plastic Girl in Closet (Japan), Blaire Alise & the Bombshells! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-52817-the-atomics-fiona-silver-plastic-girl-in-closet-japan-blaire-alise-the-bombshells/

Top 3 Indies Videos 5/21/17! Moja (Japan), Baby Shakes, Sloan Peterson, Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-52117-moja-japan-baby-shakes-sloan-peterson-jessica-hernandez-the-deltas/

Top 3 Indies Videos 5/14/17! Blaire Alise & the Bombshells, Lisa Mychols, Pats Pats (Japan), Single By Sunday http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-51417-blaire-alise-the-bombshells-lisa-mychols-pats-pats-japan-single-by-sunday/

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Top 3 Videos for Oct. 2, 2016! Dwarf! Sandinistas! Pats Pats (Japan), The Coathangers!

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Video Countdown. The Top 3 best Indies and Alternative Music artists for the week of Oct. 1, 2016!

Starting us off is a hot new act from Mesa, Arizona (I think)… They are an Alternative Music Trio that I have been playing on my radio programs and will world debut their great new song, “Pizza,” tomorrow on WTF? But for today, here is a song that really caught my ear the first time I ever heard it, “To Close to the Flame.”

They have photos of the band members petting cows and stuff over at their FB page… That’s not something you see everyday! https://www.facebook.com/musicbyDWARF/?fref=ts

#3) Dwarf – To Close to the Flame https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GNbftGifzo

Next up, at #2, is trio from Wales who call themselves “The Sandinistas” (been playing them on the radio a lot too!) The band is Dan, Slim & Scott. Their FB page is here. Go be the first one in your neighborhood to Like it! https://www.facebook.com/thesandinistas/

#2) The Sandinistas – Ready To Blow https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ik74yCjG7S4

At #1 are The Coathangers. Wikipedia says: “The Coathangers are a Punk Rock band from Atlanta. The band formed in 2006 as a joke. After playing a house show, they were asked to open for The Hiss on the strength of their performance. The name “Coathangers” refers to a method of self-induced abortion and was chosen for its irreverent vulgarity; all of the band’s members are pro-choice. They have opened in New York City for the Black Lips. Here’s their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/TheCoathangersATL/?fref=ts

#1) The Coathangers – Perfume  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lamnVPiNeOg

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Today’s Spotlight Artist is another hot Japanese girl’s rock band from Tokyo named The Pats Pats. The Pats Pats are a duo (as far as I know – I’ve seen different drummers for them on their Youtube videos). They are appearing with Peach Kelli Pop on 10/8(Sat) at Shimokitazawa Bayd… And, get this, it says, “Free food and Good music and more fun times” on their FB page. Check it out: https://www.facebook.com/patspats/?fref=ts

Oh, and they will appear as guests on my regular FM radio show “WTF?” tomorrow, Sunday, October 2, 2016. Check it out! http://www.interfm.co.jp/wtf/

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! THE PATS PATS – Girls Talk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGd5wESg3Rk

That’s all for today! See you next week when we return to the Top 3 Countdown – Mike in Tokyo Rogers

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Top 3 Videos for Sept. 17, 2016! Dog Party, Kinoko Hotel (Japan) Lovely Eggs, Peach Kelli Pop! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-sept-17-2016-dog-party-kinoko-hotel-japan-lovely-eggs-peach-kelli-pop/

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Top 3 Videos for Sept. 24, 2016! The Rock N Roll Summit 2016 at Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan!

Time for the Top 3 Videos Countdown for Sept. 24, 2016! And today we are featuring bands who are appearing at the  Rock N Roll Summit 2016 at Shibuya!

The Rock N Roll Summit annually features some of Japan’s best rock n roll bands. The show starts today, Saturday, 9/24/16 at Shibuya O-East (Map: https://www.red-hot.ne.jp/place?id=8858)  Concert details and info?: https://www.red-hot.ne.jp/live/detail/26147

Bands appearng today are: Guitarwolf, Kiku feat. Makoto Ayukawa and Sheena and the Rokkets, NEW ROTEeKA, The Mack Show, THE NEATBEATS, The 50 Kaitenz, DMBQ, Bloodest Saxophone, Kinoko Hotel and Saigo no Shojo Hikasa.

Here they are all in order of appearance:

Saigo no Shojo Hikasa – Arin Washoi – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2RMINnSB8I

Kinoko Hotel - Onedari Strange Love  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZQLeTn8OUk

Bloodest Saxophone – Long Vacation    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0ttgKmexec

DMBQ – Baby   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwu0s1d_gUY

The 50 Kaitenz – Let’s Go (at the Rock N Roll Summit in 2015)    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWVKLO8i6YM

The Neatbeats – Twistin’ Time With You  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aifvxB6YmQ

 THE MACKSHOW – Nanahan Kosho’s Theme  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOVxI7DE-U8

NEW ROTEeKA – Pumk De Lumba   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tr27Fd6YJy0

 (Sorry! I can’t find any videos for: Kiku feat. Makoto Ayukawa and Sheena and the Rokkets. This is an All-Star band so who knows what great surprises they have for us!)

Finally… Guitarwolf! Guitar Wolf 『チラノザウルス四畳半』 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7nulkl35E0

Well, it’s time for me to get ready to go to the Rock n Roll Summit. See you there!

And see you next week when we return to our regular version of the Top 3 Countdown – Mike in Tokyo Rogers

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Top 3 Videos for Sept. 17, 2016! Dog Party, Kinoko Hotel (Japan) Lovely Eggs, Peach Kelli Pop! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-sept-17-2016-dog-party-kinoko-hotel-japan-lovely-eggs-peach-kelli-pop/

Top 3 Videos for Sept. 3, 2016! Big Jesus, Suzy Blu, Peach Kelli Pop, The Mackshow (Japan)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-sept-3-2016-big-jesus-suzy-blu-peach-kelli-pop-the-mackshow-japan/

Top 3 Videos for Aug. 27, 2016! Hands Off Gretel, Death Valley Girls, Stephanies (Japan), Summer Twins!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-aug-27-2016-hands-off-gretel-death-valley-girls-stephanies-japan-summer-twins/

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Top 3 Videos for Aug. 6, 2016! The Whereabouts, Guitarwolf, Mirror Trap, Dog Party! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-aug-6-2016-the-whereabouts-guitarwolf-mirror-trap-dog-party/

Top 3 Videos for July 31, 2016! Ginger Wildheart, myeahns (Japan), Deap Vally, Julie Ruin!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-july-31-2016-ginger-wildheart-myeahns-japan-deap-vally-julie-ruin/

Top 3 Videos for July 19, 2016! The Mirror Trap, Black Honey, The Coathangers!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-july-19-2016-the-mirror-trap-black-honey-the-coathangers/

Top 3 Videos for June 25, 2016! Kill My Coquette, Rat Boy, Van T’s, Let’s Go’s (Japan)!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-june-25-2016-kill-my-couquette-ratboy-van-ts-lets-gos-japan/

Top 3 Videos for June 25, 2016! Richie Ramone, Rangsteen (Japan), Angelic Milk, Mommy Long Legs!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-june-25-2016-richie-ramone-rangsteen-japan-angelic-milk-mommy-long-legs/

Top 3 Videos for June 18, 2016! Frankie and the Studs, Su Ko D Koi (Japan), Creeping Ivies, Dressy Bessy!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-june-18-2016-frankie-and-the-studs-su-ko-d-koi-japan-creeping-ivies-dressy-bessy/

 

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Top 3 Videos for Sept. 17, 2016! Dog Party, Kinoko Hotel (Japan) Lovely Eggs, Peach Kelli Pop!

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Videos! The best of the Top 3 Indies Band videos for Sept. 17, 2016! And, drum roll, please! It’s Ladies Night once again! 4 hot new female fronted acts! First up is a duo from Lancashire in England, Holly and David, and they are called “The Lovely Eggs.” The describe their musical genre as, “You can’t make a square peg fit a round hole.” They also claim that their “NEW F**CKED UP, FUZZED OUT FREAK OUT 7” SINGLE “DRUG BRAGGIN'” (is on sale) NOW!!” Here’s their FB page. Go be the first one on your block to go “Like” them: https://www.facebook.com/thelovelyeggs/

#3) The Lovely Eggs- “Goofin’ Around (in Lancashire)” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJ20kZkU4nc

Next up is a girl’s band from L.A. who are coming to Japan in October that call themselves, “Peach Kelli Pop.” They will be appearing with The Pats Pats (who have been on our countdown before). Here’s their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/peachkellipopmusic/

#2) Peach Kelli Pop “Heart Eyes”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxXTQrZBtF0

At #1 is a sister punk rock duo that I have been pushing BIG TIME for a couple of years now… Now I get to really brag! Guess what? They are opening for Green Day! God! I love it when I can say, “See? I told you so! I told you these girls were going to be big!” They are two sisters from central California. This is about their millionth time on our countdown (OK, well, maybe not quite a million times). Their name is Dog Party. I love this band. I am so proud of these two!!!!
Here’s their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/dogpartylive/?fref=ts

#1) Dog Party “Til You’re Mine” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6jVk3Tne3U

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Today’s Spotlight Artist is another Japanese girl’s rock band from Tokyo named Kinoko Hotel (Mushroom Hotel). Kinoko Hotel is a Japanese woman four piece band. They describe themselves as “Garage punk, inspired by rock ‘n’ roll sounds of the late 1960s, but characterized by mushroom-hair.” I love this band! Oh, and they will appear as guests on my regular FM radio show “WTF?” tomorrow, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016. Check it out! http://www.interfm.co.jp/wtf/

Sorry, they don’t have a Facebook page, but here’s their official website (Japanese only, though): http://kinocohotel.org/   There is a tag topic for them on FB, though: http://bit.ly/2cVHkgq

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Kinoko Hotel – Onedari Strange Love (Give me Strange Love)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZQLeTn8OUk

Well that’s it for today. See you next week – Mike in Tokyo Rogers

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Top 3 Videos for Aug. 27, 2016! Hands Off Gretel, Death Valley Girls, Stephanies (Japan), Summer Twins!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-aug-27-2016-hands-off-gretel-death-valley-girls-stephanies-japan-summer-twins/

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Top 3 Videos for June 18, 2016! Frankie and the Studs, Su Ko D Koi (Japan), Creeping Ivies, Dressy Bessy!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-june-18-2016-frankie-and-the-studs-su-ko-d-koi-japan-creeping-ivies-dressy-bessy/

 

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Top 3 Videos for Sept. 3, 2016! Big Jesus, Suzy Blu, Peach Kelli Pop, The Mackshow (Japan)!

Saturday in Japan! And that means it’s time once again for the Top 3 Videos! The best of the Top 3 Indies Band videos for Sept. 3, 2016!

First up today is a 4 piece rock group from Atlanta, Georgia. They are named “Big Jesus.” Their debut album comes out Sept. 30. Here’s their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/bigassjesus/?fref=ts

#3) Big Jesus – SP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04e70BB4D-o

Next up is the newest from Suzy Blu. Her webpage says: “Dark electric pop from Leeds (UK). Suzy Blu combines heavy old school beats with layers of feedback drenched melody, and experimental driving bass. Suzy Blu is a writer and poet who serves her black coffee vocals on a plate of electronic post-punk attitude.” Here is her FB page too: https://www.facebook.com/suzyblufanclub/?fref=ts

#2) SUZY BLU – Part 2 of 6: Lone Wolf https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U70_GgpB-Sw

At #1 are four girls from Los Angeles in a rock n roll band that call themselves, “Peach Kelli Pop.” They are coming to Japan and will be appearing with The Pats Pats (who have been on our countdown before) starting the first week of October. Here’s their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/peachkellipopmusic/

#1) Peach Kelli Pop – “Princess Castle 1987” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmlJXOOb5F8

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Today’s Spotlight Artist is a Japanese rock band from Tokyo that is a standard in rock n roll circles here and quite highly regarded. I’ve seen their shows before and they always pack the house and are extremely entertaining. Their name is “The Mackshow.” I think you’ll dig these guys. Great sound. Great sense of humor too. Here’s their FB page: 

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! THE MACKSHOW 【PV】 – 怪人二十面相 (The Fiend With Twenty Faces) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OCQ0QK1BQw

Well that’s it for today. See you next week – Mike in Tokyo Rogers

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Top 3 Videos for Aug. 13, 2016! Black Honey, Mirror Trap, Spam 69 (Japan), Rock ‘n’ Roll Monkey & the Robots!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-aug-13-2016-black-honey-mirror-trap-spam-69-japan-rock-n-roll-monkey-the-robots/

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Top 3 Videos for June 25, 2016! Kill My Coquette, Rat Boy, Van T’s, Let’s Go’s (Japan)!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-june-25-2016-kill-my-couquette-ratboy-van-ts-lets-gos-japan/

Top 3 Videos for June 25, 2016! Richie Ramone, Rangsteen (Japan), Angelic Milk, Mommy Long Legs!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-june-25-2016-richie-ramone-rangsteen-japan-angelic-milk-mommy-long-legs/

Top 3 Videos for June 18, 2016! Frankie and the Studs, Su Ko D Koi (Japan), Creeping Ivies, Dressy Bessy!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-june-18-2016-frankie-and-the-studs-su-ko-d-koi-japan-creeping-ivies-dressy-bessy/

Top 3 Videos for June 11, 2016! The Mirror Trap, Woolly Bandits, So So Glos, King Brothers (Japan) http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-june-11-2016-the-mirror-trap-woolly-bandits-so-so-glos-king-brothers-japan/

Top 3 Videos for June 5, 2016! Wendy James, The 50 Kaitenz, The Sloths, John No Arms!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-june-5-2016-wendy-james-the-50-kaitenz-the-sloths-john-no-arms/

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Top 3 Videos for Aug. 27, 2016! Hands Off Gretel, Death Valley Girls, Stephanies (Japan), Summer Twins!

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Videos! The best of the Top 3 Indies Band videos for August 27, 2016! And, drum roll, please! It’s Ladies Night! 4 hot new female fronted acts!

First up is a “Grrl Grunge” band from South Yorkshire called, “Hands Off Gretel.” Their webpage says, “Hands Off Gretel, a delightful blend of all the best alternative grunge rock music to come out of the 90’s, with a hint of modern day post punk.” Like it? Here’s their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/handsoffgretel/

#3) Hands Off Gretel – My Size  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ALa-SB6x4g

At #2 is probably my personal favorite of this week’s countdown. They are called the “Summer Twins” and they hail from Riverside, California. Their webpages says, “Summer Twins are sisters Chelsea (guitar, vocals)  and Justine Brown (drums, vocals). They write dreamy rock ‘n roll songs with a touch of California sun.” Of course, they have a FB page too: https://www.facebook.com/summertwins

#2) Summer Twins – Demons  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnarQOeBfek

This week’s #1 are theDeath Valley Girls. They are about to kickoff their “Glow in the Dark” tour. Check them if you can! Here’s their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/DeathValleyGirls/

#1) Death Valley Girls – Disco  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGsthE1WiOg

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Today’s Spotlight Artist is a Japanese girls band from Tokyo. Their first full album, “Baby, I Love You” goes on sales 9/21/2016. They will also be guests on WTF? on Sept. 11, 2016! These girls are hot! Here’s their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/TheStephanies/?pnref=lhc

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! THE STEPHANIES – Birthday   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1hAEWCN8JQ

Well that’s it for today. See you next week – Mike in Tokyo Rogers

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Top 3 Videos for July 19, 2016! The Mirror Trap, Black Honey, The Coathangers!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-july-19-2016-the-mirror-trap-black-honey-the-coathangers/

Top 3 Videos for June 25, 2016! Kill My Coquette, Rat Boy, Van T’s, Let’s Go’s (Japan)!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-june-25-2016-kill-my-couquette-ratboy-van-ts-lets-gos-japan/

Top 3 Videos for June 25, 2016! Richie Ramone, Rangsteen (Japan), Angelic Milk, Mommy Long Legs! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-june-25-2016-richie-ramone-rangsteen-japan-angelic-milk-mommy-long-legs/

Top 3 Videos for June 18, 2016! Frankie and the Studs, Su Ko D Koi (Japan), Creeping Ivies, Dressy Bessy! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-june-18-2016-frankie-and-the-studs-su-ko-d-koi-japan-creeping-ivies-dressy-bessy/

Top 3 Videos for June 11, 2016! The Mirror Trap, Woolly Bandits, So So Glos, King Brothers (Japan) http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-june-11-2016-the-mirror-trap-woolly-bandits-so-so-glos-king-brothers-japan/

Top 3 Videos for June 5, 2016! Wendy James, The 50 Kaitenz, The Sloths, John No Arms!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-june-5-2016-wendy-james-the-50-kaitenz-the-sloths-john-no-arms/

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Top 3 Videos for Aug. 13, 2016! Black Honey, Mirror Trap, Spam 69 (Japan), Rock ‘n’ Roll Monkey & the Robots!

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Videos! The best of the Top 3 Indies Band videos for August 13, 2016!

And at #3 this week is the newest sensation from Brighton England. A female fronted 4-piece named Blood Honey and they are coming to Japan! They are performing at the Astro Hall in Harajuku on August 19th and appearing at Summersonic that weekend with The Mirror Trap!!!! See them before they become big!

The Black Honey with The Mirror Trap club show will be @  the Astro Hall in Harajuku Tokyo on Friday August 19th. For more information see:  http://www.creativeman.co.jp/event/mirror_black/

Black Honey describe themselves as a, “60’s alternative female fronted indie psychedelic rock chick band from Brighton.” They are cool.

Oh, and here is the FB page for Black Honey: 
https://www.facebook.com/BlackHoneyUK

#3) Black Honey – Bloodlust https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2k-dZhgAPI

At #2 is a mysterious band that I stumbled upon while collecting records for weirdos at the last record collectors fair. Didn’t know if I should put it in the Top 3 or in the “Cool & Strange Music” countdown so I thought, “Why not both?” They call themselves, “Rock ‘n’ Roll Monkey & the Robots.” They describe themselves as a “60s garage, rock, rockabilly, garage punk, surf band from Detroit.” Here is their FB page. Go be the first one on your block to go and “Like” it: https://www.facebook.com/Rock-n-Roll-Monkey-and-the-Robots-134899603208073/

#2) Rock ‘n’ Roll Monkey & the Robots – “I Like To Go Man Go” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1KtidMBRNw

At #1 is the mighty Mirror Trap from Scotland with their newest video hot off the presses. And guess what? The Mirror Trap are coming to Japan too. In fact, they will be performing with this week’s #3 artist, Black Honey, at the Astro Hall in Harajuku on August 19th and appearing at Summersonic that weekend. This show will become legendary! See them before they become big!

TheMirror Trap with Black Honey show will be @  the Astro Hall in Harajuku Tokyo on Friday August 19th. For more information see:  http://www.creativeman.co.jp/event/mirror_black/

I’ll be there. I hope to see you there too!

#1) The Mirror Trap – Under The Glass Towers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xz5zaf7NlEI

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Today’s Spotlight Artist is a Japanese Punk/Garage outfit that cracks me up. They are 6 crazy mo-fos that put on a wild rock n roll show. They kind of remind me of an Iggy and the Stooges on Spam. They’ve been around since 2011 and they are from Tokyo, Japan. Their name is Spam69.

Spam 69

Spam 69

OK. I have to explain. English speaking people will think this name is “Spam sixty-nine,” (which is also a great name), but the name of the band is, “Spam Rock.” You see, the numbers “69” are read in Japanese as, “Ro Ku.” Get it? “Roku,” “Rock.” I love these guys balls out attack on rock music as well as their sense of humor. Here is their FB pagehttps://www.facebook.com/THE-SPAM69-295272680531003/?fref=ts

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST!  Spam69 – Fuck You, Fuck Mehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFaZRwX7ZO8

Hilarious!

Well that’s it for today. See you next week – Mike in Tokyo Rogers

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Top 3 Videos for Aug. 6, 2016! The Whereabouts, Guitarwolf, Mirror Trap, Dog Party! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-aug-6-2016-the-whereabouts-guitarwolf-mirror-trap-dog-party/

Top 3 Videos for July 31, 2016! Ginger Wildheart, myeahns (Japan), Deap Vally, Julie Ruin!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-july-31-2016-ginger-wildheart-myeahns-japan-deap-vally-julie-ruin/

Top 3 Videos for July 19, 2016! The Mirror Trap, Black Honey, The Coathangers!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-july-19-2016-the-mirror-trap-black-honey-the-coathangers/

Top 3 Videos for June 25, 2016! Kill My Coquette, Rat Boy, Van T’s, Let’s Go’s (Japan)!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-june-25-2016-kill-my-couquette-ratboy-van-ts-lets-gos-japan/

Top 3 Videos for June 25, 2016! Richie Ramone, Rangsteen (Japan), Angelic Milk, Mommy Long Legs! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-june-25-2016-richie-ramone-rangsteen-japan-angelic-milk-mommy-long-legs/

Top 3 Videos for June 18, 2016! Frankie and the Studs, Su Ko D Koi (Japan), Creeping Ivies, Dressy Bessy! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-june-18-2016-frankie-and-the-studs-su-ko-d-koi-japan-creeping-ivies-dressy-bessy/

Top 3 Videos for June 11, 2016! The Mirror Trap, Woolly Bandits, So So Glos, King Brothers (Japan) http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-june-11-2016-the-mirror-trap-woolly-bandits-so-so-glos-king-brothers-japan/

Top 3 Videos for June 5, 2016! Wendy James, The 50 Kaitenz, The Sloths, John No Arms!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-june-5-2016-wendy-james-the-50-kaitenz-the-sloths-john-no-arms/

Top 3 Videos for May 21, 2016! The Routes (Japan), Wendy James, Parquet Courts, Jack Torera!  robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-may-21-2016-the-routes-japan-wendy-james-parquet-courts-jack-torera/

Top 3 Videos for May 14, 2016! The Mirror Trap! Shonen Knife, Lucy’s Crown, Peter118!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-may-14-2016-the-mirror-trap-shonen-knife-lucys-crown-peter118/

Top 3 Videos for April 30, 2016! Mitski, Skating Polly, Palaye Royale, Japan’s own Molice!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-april-30-2016-mitski-skating-polly-palaye-royale-japans-own-molice/

Top 3 Videos for April 23, 2016! Frankie Cosmos, Bleached, Dog Party and Japan’s Count Phantom!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-april-23-2016-frankie-cosmos-bleached-dog-party-and-japans-count-phantom/

Top 3 Videos for April 17, 2016! Japanese Punk Bands! The Privates, Moja, Su Ko D Koi, The Soap!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-april-17-2016-japanese-punk-bands-the-privates-moja-su-ko-d-koi-the-soap/

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Top 3 Videos for Aug. 6, 2016! The Whereabouts, Guitarwolf, Mirror Trap, Dog Party!

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Videos! The best of the Top 3 Indies Band videos for August 6, 2016!  And at #3 this week is the newest sensation from Scotland, The Mirror Trap and they are coming to Japan! They are performing at the the Astro Hall in Harajuku on August 19th and appearing at Summersonic that weekend!!!! See them before they become big!

The Mirror Trap with Black Honey club show will be @  the Astro Hall in Harajuku Tokyo on Friday August 19th. For more information see:  http://www.creativeman.co.jp/event/mirror_black/

Oh, and here is the FB page for the Mirror Trap:  https://www.facebook.com/themirrortrap/?fref=ts

#3)  The Mirror Trap – Bleach Your Bones https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxL7IHCCVJo

At #2 are Dog Party. Dog party are two sisters who are on fire! The Giles sisters Gwendolyn and Lucy hail from good ol’ Sacramento, California. This is the first video released from their 5th album “‘Til You’re Mine”. The song is called Enough. Here is their FB page:  https://www.facebook.com/dogpartylive/

#2) DOG PARTY – Enough
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLKXhmFGH8w

At #1 is a hot new band from Ireland named the Whereabouts. They formed in 2013 and are unsigned! They describe themselves as an energetic four piece rhythm & blues rock’n’roll band. Go like their FB page and tell them that Mike sent you!   https://www.facebook.com/TheWhereaboutsPage/

#1) The Whereabouts – Razor Sharp https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-YsYG0e57k

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Today’s Spotlight Artist is a Japanese Punk/Garage outfit that probably needs no introduction. They’ve been around since 1987 and they are from Nagasaki, Japan. Their name is Guitarwolf and they are known for songs with piercing vocals and an extremely loud style of noise-influenced punk which emphasizes heavy distortion and feedback. They coined the phrase “jet rock ‘n’ roll”, which they also use to describe their musical style. Here is their latest.  

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Guitar Wolf – Tyrannosaurus Yojohan 
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7nulkl35E0

Well that’s it for today. See you next week – Mike in Tokyo Rogers

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Top 3 Videos for July 31, 2016! Ginger Wildheart, myeahns (Japan), Deap Vally, Julie Ruin! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-july-31-2016-ginger-wildheart-myeahns-japan-deap-vally-julie-ruin/

Top 3 Videos for July 19, 2016! The Mirror Trap, Black Honey, The Coathangers!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-july-19-2016-the-mirror-trap-black-honey-the-coathangers/

Top 3 Videos for June 25, 2016! Kill My Coquette, Rat Boy, Van T’s, Let’s Go’s (Japan)!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-june-25-2016-kill-my-couquette-ratboy-van-ts-lets-gos-japan/

Top 3 Videos for June 25, 2016! Richie Ramone, Rangsteen (Japan), Angelic Milk, Mommy Long Legs! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-june-25-2016-richie-ramone-rangsteen-japan-angelic-milk-mommy-long-legs/

Top 3 Videos for June 18, 2016! Frankie and the Studs, Su Ko D Koi (Japan), Creeping Ivies, Dressy Bessy! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-june-18-2016-frankie-and-the-studs-su-ko-d-koi-japan-creeping-ivies-dressy-bessy/

Top 3 Videos for June 11, 2016! The Mirror Trap, Woolly Bandits, So So Glos, King Brothers (Japan) http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-june-11-2016-the-mirror-trap-woolly-bandits-so-so-glos-king-brothers-japan/

Top 3 Videos for June 5, 2016! Wendy James, The 50 Kaitenz, The Sloths, John No Arms!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-june-5-2016-wendy-james-the-50-kaitenz-the-sloths-john-no-arms/

Top 3 Videos for May 21, 2016! The Routes (Japan), Wendy James, Parquet Courts, Jack Torera!  robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-may-21-2016-the-routes-japan-wendy-james-parquet-courts-jack-torera/

Top 3 Videos for May 14, 2016! The Mirror Trap! Shonen Knife, Lucy’s Crown, Peter118!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-may-14-2016-the-mirror-trap-shonen-knife-lucys-crown-peter118/

Top 3 Videos for April 30, 2016! Mitski, Skating Polly, Palaye Royale, Japan’s own Molice!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-april-30-2016-mitski-skating-polly-palaye-royale-japans-own-molice/

Top 3 Videos for April 23, 2016! Frankie Cosmos, Bleached, Dog Party and Japan’s Count Phantom!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-april-23-2016-frankie-cosmos-bleached-dog-party-and-japans-count-phantom/

Top 3 Videos for April 17, 2016! Japanese Punk Bands! The Privates, Moja, Su Ko D Koi, The Soap!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-april-17-2016-japanese-punk-bands-the-privates-moja-su-ko-d-koi-the-soap/

MORE TOP 3 VIDEOS SEARCH: http://robot55.jp/?s=Top+3+videos

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