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Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Feb 19, 2017! Sex Organs, LA Velvet, Molice (Japan), Honeyblood!

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

Kicking us off today are a duo off the Voodoo Rhythm Records label and they call themselves the Sex Organs. They hail from Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. I guess that town the Sex Organs are from is somewhere in outer space! And they claim they are an Intergalactic sex n’ roll band! They’ve got a Facebook page too! https://www.facebook.com/theOrgans/

#3) The Sex Organs – ORGASMS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHyRmANX33Q

At #2 is a band from Los Angeles who call themselves, LA Velvet. Their bio describes their genre as: “LA Velvet because their unique, modern edgy rock sound!” They’ve been around since 2010 and have gotten great reviews. Check out this blurb from their bio: “They are a combination of ’70s Blondie, an 80’s Kim Wilde and a 90’s Gwen Stefani and No Doubt.” Here’s their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LAVelvetMusic/

#2) LA VELVET – Black Velvet  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrxUAbsbk1E

At #1 this week is a band who have been on our countdown numerous times, two girls who call themselves, Honeyblood! Honeyblood hail from Glasgow, Scotland. This is at least the 3rd or 4th time they have graced the Top 3! Here’s their Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yumhoneyblood/

#1) Honeyblood – Babes Never Die   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1Jx2iXgYCM

TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Is a band from Tokyo named The Molice. They cite their influences as: The Police, Pixies, The Doors and The Beastie Boys. This year, they are celebrating their 10th anniversary with their 5th album entitled “Five.” The album was produced by the Goo Goo Dolls original founding member Robbie Takac. And they will be guests on my radio show, WTF? tomorrow, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017!

 TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! MOLICE ” 5 ”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFWwmLkINUc

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 and several of Japan’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 as well as Rakuten Superrr Radio’s  Power Morning everyday Mon. ~ Fri. 6 am ~ 10 am. As well as Rakuten Superrr Radio’s Power Evening Mon. ~ Fri. 5 pm ~ 8 pm. And his life’s dream is his just completed full-length motion picture, Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Storywhich will be released by a major Japanese motion picture company and in theaters all across Japan in Autumn 2017. (See trailer here: https://vimeo.com/197078048)

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PAST ISSUES OF THE TOP 3 VIDEOS:

LAST WEEK: 

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Feb 12, 2017! The Coathangers, The Regrettes, The Routes & Luby Sparks (Japan), http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-feb-12-2017-the-coathangers-the-regrettes-the-routes-luby-sparks-japan/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Feb 5, 2017! Baby Shakes, Su Ko D Koi (Japan), Bleached, Daphne Guinness! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-feb-5-2017-baby-shakes-su-ko-d-koi-japan-bleached-daphne-guinness/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Jan 29, 2017! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-jan-29-2017-pint-shot-riot-lola-dutronic-david-the-curse-molice-japan/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Jan 22, 2017! Daphne Guinness, Kylie Hughes, Peter118, Plasticzooms (Japan) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-jan-22-2017-daphne-guinness-kylie-hughes-tilli-plasticzooms-japan/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Jan 8, 2017! Su凸ko D凹koi, Sex Organs, Tearaways, Cabbage! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-jan-8-2017-su凸ko-d凹koi-sex-organs-tearaways-cabbage/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Jan 1, 2017! Rews, The Tearaways, Future Babes, Su Ko D Koi (Japan) http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-dec-31-2016-rews-the-tearaways-future-babes-su-ko-d-koi-japan/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Dec. 18, 2016! Louise Distras, The Spitfires, Warbly Jets, Stephanies (Japan)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-dec-18-2016-louise-distras-the-spitfires-warbly-jets-stephanies-japan/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Dec. 11, 2016! Ginger Wildheart & Ryan Hamilton, The Stompin’ Riff Raffs (Japan), Pale Honey, Family Friends! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-dec-11-2016-ginger-wildheart-ryan-hamilton-the-stompin-riff-raffs-japan-pale-honey-family-friends/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Nov. 27, 2016! Flyying Colours! The Regrettes, The Future Babes, Twinkle Twinkles (Japan)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-nov-27-2016-flyying-colours-the-regrettes-the-future-babes-twinkle-twinkles-japan/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Nov. 19, 2016! Garage Rockin’ Craze (Japan)! Spitfires! Orwells! Maddy Jane!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-nov-19-2016-garage-rockin-craze-japan-spitfires-orwells-maddy-james/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Nov. 12, 2016! Suzy Blu, Candy Ditches (Japan), RPMs, Seth Bogart! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-nov-12-2016-suzy-blu-candy-ditches-japan-rpms-seth-bogart/

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Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Feb 12, 2017! The Coathangers, The Regrettes, The Routes & Luby Sparks (Japan),

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown. The Top 3 best Indies and Alternative Music artists for the week of Feb. 12, 2017!

Starting us off today are three girls from Atlanta, Georgia named The Coathangers. Today makes their 4th or 5th appearance on our countdown. They are on the Suicide Squeeze label and call their music, “Yes! Wave!” I think they are cool. Here’s their FB: https://www.facebook.com/TheCoathangersATL/

#3) The Coathangers – Parasite (live) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNwxFocJ138

At #2 is a new group on the block. They are called the Regrettes and they are a Garage Pop band from Eagle Rock, Calif. They say their influences are: Ronettes, Kate Nash, YYYs, Detroit Cobras, 50’s Do Wop, Bleached, Deap Vally, King Tuff, Hole, Ty Segall, Peaches, Joan Jett, HAIM, Devendra Banhart… So if you like those artists, there’s probably something here for you too! Here’s their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/regrettes/

#2) The Regrettes – A Living Human Girl https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kttX5GTyJYc

At #1 is our own The Routes from Fukuoka Japan! They have a FB page (https://www.facebook.com/theroutes/), and they have a Reverbnation page (https://www.reverbnation.com/theroutes). The Routes are headed up by Christopher Jack and they’ve been getting TONS of airplay on Rodney on the Roq in Hollywood! Wow! The Routes have their newest album coming out soon. It’s called Perfect Hell / No Permanence (Groovie Records, 2017).

#1) The Routes – Perfect Hell / No Permanence https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RbUuHB4bcA

TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Is a guitar pop band from Tokyo named Luby Sparks. I can’t really tell you anything about this band except they are 4 guys and a girl. They were turned on to us by Stossy Reid who seems to always know the coolest music! Thanks Stossy Reid! It seems they don’t have a FB page yet so here is their Twitter page: https://twitter.com/lubysparksband And here is their Soundcloud page: https://soundcloud.com/luby-sparks

TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Luby Sparks – Pop. 1979 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMUCyLOfryU

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 and several of Japan’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 as well as Rakuten Superrr Radio’s  Power Morning everyday Mon. ~ Fri. 6 am ~ 10 am. As well as Rakuten Superrr Radio’s Power Evening Mon. ~ Fri. 5 pm ~ 8 pm. And his life’s dream is his just completed full-length motion picture, Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Storywhich will be released by a major Japanese motion picture company and in theaters all across Japan in Autumn 2017. (See trailer here: https://vimeo.com/197078048)

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PAST ISSUES OF THE TOP 3 VIDEOS:

LAST WEEK: 

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Feb 5, 2017! Baby Shakes, Su Ko D Koi (Japan), Bleached, Daphne Guinness! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-feb-5-2017-baby-shakes-su-ko-d-koi-japan-bleached-daphne-guinness/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Jan 29, 2017! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-jan-29-2017-pint-shot-riot-lola-dutronic-david-the-curse-molice-japan/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Jan 22, 2017! Daphne Guinness, Kylie Hughes, Peter118, Plasticzooms (Japan) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-jan-22-2017-daphne-guinness-kylie-hughes-tilli-plasticzooms-japan/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Jan 8, 2017! Su凸ko D凹koi, Sex Organs, Tearaways, Cabbage! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-jan-8-2017-su凸ko-d凹koi-sex-organs-tearaways-cabbage/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Jan 1, 2017! Rews, The Tearaways, Future Babes, Su Ko D Koi (Japan) http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-dec-31-2016-rews-the-tearaways-future-babes-su-ko-d-koi-japan/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Dec. 18, 2016! Louise Distras, The Spitfires, Warbly Jets, Stephanies (Japan)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-dec-18-2016-louise-distras-the-spitfires-warbly-jets-stephanies-japan/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Dec. 11, 2016! Ginger Wildheart & Ryan Hamilton, The Stompin’ Riff Raffs (Japan), Pale Honey, Family Friends! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-dec-11-2016-ginger-wildheart-ryan-hamilton-the-stompin-riff-raffs-japan-pale-honey-family-friends/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Nov. 27, 2016! Flyying Colours! The Regrettes, The Future Babes, Twinkle Twinkles (Japan)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-nov-27-2016-flyying-colours-the-regrettes-the-future-babes-twinkle-twinkles-japan/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Nov. 19, 2016! Garage Rockin’ Craze (Japan)! Spitfires! Orwells! Maddy Jane!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-nov-19-2016-garage-rockin-craze-japan-spitfires-orwells-maddy-james/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Nov. 12, 2016! Suzy Blu, Candy Ditches (Japan), RPMs, Seth Bogart! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-nov-12-2016-suzy-blu-candy-ditches-japan-rpms-seth-bogart/

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Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Feb 5, 2017! Baby Shakes, Su Ko D Koi (Japan), Bleached, Daphne Guinness!

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown. The Top 3 best Indies and Alternative Music artists for the week of Feb. 5, 2017! And it’s Ladies Nite, folks! 4 of my fave ladies bands for the week!

First up are the Baby Shakes who no strangers to our countdown or my radio show (WTF? Every Sunday 8 am ~ 10 am InterFM 897). They are are coming to Japan next month! Check it out!

Baby Shakes 2017 Japan Tour

Baby Shakes 2017 Japan Tour

#3) Baby Shakes “I’ll Be Alright” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRdniLrEzLc

At #2 are a Rock n Roll Punk female trio from Los Angeles named Bleached. Here’s their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/HelloBleached/

#2) Bleached “Dead in Your Head” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCN9FCQ_P84

At #1 is Daphne Guinness. Rodney on the Roq has been playing her a lot. She has a story to tell! “Wait a sec!” I hear you say! That’s right! Daphne is a blood relation to THAT Guinness! Here’s what Wikipedia has to say, “The Honourable Daphne Diana Joan Susanna Guinness (born 9 November 1967) is a British and Irish fashion designer, art collector, model, film producer and actor. She is an heir by direct descent of the 18th century Irish brewer Arthur Guinness.” What!? That means that, because I’ve drank so much Guinness in my life, am hungover now, that Daphne and I are blood related relatives! (Because I have so much Guinness left-over in my blood stream from last night!) Daphne and I are related, in a sideways sort of fashion!  Buuuuurp!

Thanks to Kona Cindy for turning us onto Daphne (I already knew the Guinness part).

#1) Evening In Space: Daphne Guinness / David LaChapelle / Tony Visconti https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUSatRN4vAk

TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Is a Tokyo-based female rock trio band named su凸ko d凹koi (すっとこどっこい)… OK. Too difficult for English speakers (me too!) so just say, “Su Ko D Koi!” Their newest CD just came out and it is sold out all over Japan! Well done, ladies. Also they headlined at our New Year’s party on Jan. 23 and were fab!

Besides that, I posted today’s video because it was made by my friend, Ken and me. The video just passed 90,000 views! (Actually, there are two URLs of the same video so the grand total of views is almost 130,000!) Wow! Thanks so much everybody! Please go like their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/ssttddkk/

TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Su Ko D Koi (Su凸ko D凹koi (すっとこどっこい) “Busu” (Ugly) 「ブス」 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCTjm5YGJ-c

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 and several of Japan’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 as well as Rakuten Superrr Radio’s  Power Morning everyday Mon. ~ Fri. 6 am ~ 10 am. As well as Rakuten Superrr Radio’s Power Evening Mon. ~ Fri. 5 pm ~ 8 pm. And his life’s dream is his just completed full-length motion picture, Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Storywhich will be released by a major Japanese motion picture company and in theaters all across Japan in Autumn 2017. (See trailer here: https://vimeo.com/197078048)

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PAST ISSUES OF THE TOP 3 VIDEOS:

LAST WEEK: 

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Jan 29, 2017! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-jan-29-2017-pint-shot-riot-lola-dutronic-david-the-curse-molice-japan/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Jan 22, 2017! Daphne Guinness, Kylie Hughes, Peter118, Plasticzooms (Japan) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-jan-22-2017-daphne-guinness-kylie-hughes-tilli-plasticzooms-japan/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Jan 8, 2017! Su凸ko D凹koi, Sex Organs, Tearaways, Cabbage! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-jan-8-2017-su凸ko-d凹koi-sex-organs-tearaways-cabbage/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Jan 1, 2017! Rews, The Tearaways, Future Babes, Su Ko D Koi (Japan) http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-dec-31-2016-rews-the-tearaways-future-babes-su-ko-d-koi-japan/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Dec. 18, 2016! Louise Distras, The Spitfires, Warbly Jets, Stephanies (Japan)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-dec-18-2016-louise-distras-the-spitfires-warbly-jets-stephanies-japan/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Dec. 11, 2016! Ginger Wildheart & Ryan Hamilton, The Stompin’ Riff Raffs (Japan), Pale Honey, Family Friends! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-dec-11-2016-ginger-wildheart-ryan-hamilton-the-stompin-riff-raffs-japan-pale-honey-family-friends/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Nov. 27, 2016! Flyying Colours! The Regrettes, The Future Babes, Twinkle Twinkles (Japan)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-nov-27-2016-flyying-colours-the-regrettes-the-future-babes-twinkle-twinkles-japan/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Nov. 19, 2016! Garage Rockin’ Craze (Japan)! Spitfires! Orwells! Maddy Jane!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-nov-19-2016-garage-rockin-craze-japan-spitfires-orwells-maddy-james/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Nov. 12, 2016! Suzy Blu, Candy Ditches (Japan), RPMs, Seth Bogart! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-nov-12-2016-suzy-blu-candy-ditches-japan-rpms-seth-bogart/

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

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