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 Sept 30, 2017!
First up, are a band from Bristol in London named the Jacques. The claim their influence is Desmond Dekker…. Desmond Dekker? Isrealites??? What?
Here’s their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheJacquesBand/
#3) The Jacques No Kamikaze https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsoqs57aLuQ
Next up is a band from Birmingham in the UK and their name is “MeMe Detroit.” MeMe Detroit is the female leader of the band and she writes:
“True Rock n roll is bold,
It is calm.
It is the dark,
It is the light.
It’s the lifeline to the tortured soul,
It is your strength,
It is your weakness,
It is the soundtrack to your visuals,
It’s the pulse that feeds society.
Rock n roll is a statement…..
THIS is my statement.”
Here is her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MeMeDetroitofficial/
#2) MeMe Detroit – How She Runs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PPCh5Dmw3k
At #1 is an artist from Puerto Rico named, Arvelisse Ruby. She is better known as Lola Pistola. Alex over at Wassuprockerradio turns us on to her and her sonic groove. Her bio states: “Following up last year’s premiere of the AJ Dávila produced single “Tú Pensabas”, Discos Diaspora is proud to release Lola Pistola’s newest singles “Everyday” and “Routine”. Currently based in Brooklyn, the Puerto Rican musician has been crafting a more raw, acoustic-inspired sound joined by personal verses within multi-layered atmospheric melodies.”
Here’s her Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/lolapistolaband
#1) Lola Pistola – Curfew https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LyCDdPVg
Spotlight Artist! Today’s spotlight artists are the main band that appears on the soundtrack of “Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story.” They are the Neatbeats! The Neatbeats are easy to understand for a foreign audience. They are the Japanese Beatles. But this is no crap cover band. No siree! The Neatbeats are one of the best, and most entertaining bands I have ever seen in my life and I have seen LOTS and LOTS of bands. This is the main “Hook” track from Ghostroads but this is the original promo video. It’s great!
Of course, the Neatbeats have a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/theneatbeats/
Spotlight Artist! Neatbeats – Twistin’ Time With You https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aifvxB6YmQ
Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story world premiered in London on Sept. 25 and was completely SOLD OUT! The Japan premiere is Sept 30, 2017. You can find details here: https://www.facebook.com/Japaneserocknrollghost/
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
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
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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