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Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Mar. 4, 2017! Baby Shakes, TsuShiMaMire (Japan), The Coathangers, Hands Off Gretel!

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 Mar.4, 2017! And, once again, it’s Ladies Night! All Girl bands or female fronted bands!

First up is Hands Off Gretel. They are a 4-piece alternative rock band, formed late 2014 in South Yorkshire, UK. This is their second time gracing our countdown. Their Facebook page says, “The sound we make is raw, influenced strongly by 90s female fronted grunge bands, we get loud and shouty and soft and pretty, it’s frustration music from a girl in her room shouting out at the real world. ” (

#3) Hands Off Gretel – World Against She

Wow! AT #2 are one of my fave bands, the Coathangers! CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THEIR NEW SONG FOR FREE:

The Coathangers have been on our countdown more times than I can remember. They just released their fab 4th album and I have been giving it tons of airplay on my radio show, “WTF? on InterFM897.

#2) The Coathangers – Go Away

This week’s #1 are the Baby Shakes! I love this band AND they are coming to Japan soon! Check it out:

Baby Shakes 2017 Japan Tour

The Baby Shakes newest album goes on sale on March 8, 2017 so definitely grab yourself a copy. I will be debuting a new song from that GREAT album tomorrow on”WTF? on InterFM897.” Oh, you wanna know more about the Baby Shakes? (Well, who doesn’t?) Check out their Facebook page:

#1) Baby Shakes – Just Another Day:

TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! A few days ago, I posted on my own blog, Japanese Girl Rock Bands That Matter in 2017 ( After I did make that post, several good folks complained that I didn’t include, TsuShiMaMire. OK. I deliberately did not add TsuShiMaMire for two reasons; I was told by their label that one of the original members quit the band a few months or so ago (the drummer) and, I also heard from someone else, there were rumors of a breakup. I also heard that their new drummer is a guy… Not sure if he is just temporary or what they are planning.… So, since that was an “All girls bands” list, I didn’t include them.

That being said, so many people raved about TsuShiMaMire, that I decided that the audience must get what they want so here they are, TsuShiMaMire as today’s Spotlight Artist! Here’s their Facebook page:


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 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:




Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Feb 26, 2017! Neatbeats (Japan), Lemon Twigs, Faz Waltz, Honeychain!

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

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!

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Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Jan 22, 2017! Daphne Guinness, Kylie Hughes, Peter118, Plasticzooms (Japan)

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Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Jan 1, 2017! 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)!

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)!



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