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Top 3 Videos 9/23/17! The Cosmic Psychos, Wand, Winter, The Neatbeats (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 Sept 23, 2017!

We have three brand new tracks for you today! First up is the newest from the Australian band, the mighty Cosmic Psychos who have just released this cool video and are now on tour… (With opening act, Amyl & The Sniffers – My fave new band of the year! Check Amyl & The Sniffers out here: http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-81117-amyl-the-sniffers-spam69-jpn-draggs-cosmic-psychos/) In fact, this hot new track by the The Cosmic Psychos has a shot or two of Amy Taylor of Amyl & The Sniffers doing back vocals!

The mighty Cosmic Psychos are now touring and you can find more information on where to check them out here on their webpage:  http://www.cosmicpsychos.com.au/

Well, hell… Of course they have a Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/cosmicpsychos/

#3) Cosmic Psychos – Better in the Shed  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjC0pEl0kSE

Next up at #2 is L.A. rockers, “Wand.” Premier Guitar magazine says: “Guitarist Cory Hanson performed with Mikal Cronin, together PANGEA, and Meatbodies before forming Wand with art school classmates Lee Landey and Evan Burrows in 2013. The Los Angeles-based group is already releasing its fourth LP, Plum, coming out on September 22. Here you can watch an exclusive premiere of the video for the new track “Bee Karma.” If you have an aversion to clowns, don’t fret: There’s plenty of hooky guitar here to keep you preoccupied from the visuals.”

I can’t find a Facebook pagem but they do have a Bandcamp page: https://wand.bandcamp.com/album/plum

#2) Wand “Bee Karma” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzMudUqKfPA

At #1 this week is a band from Los Angeles, named Winter with their debut on the chart! Winter’s bio says: “Winter is the project of songwriter Samira Winter, who’s love for guitar music and nostalgic imagery inspired the dream pop/indie rock four piece. Samira grew up in Curitiba, Brazil listening to her American father’s punk records, and her Brazilian mother’s MPB (Brazilian Popular Music) tunes. While living in Boston during her college years she found a love for shoegaze… Winter aspires to connect people to their inner child by making blissful, beautiful, dream pop.”

I have been playing Winter quite a lot on my regular Sunday morning FM radio show here in Japan: WTF? (Please come “Like” our FB page! https://www.facebook.com/WhattheFunday76.1/)

Of course, Winter has a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/daydreamingwinter/

#1) Winter – Jaded   https://youtu.be/DVm9l3wSJW4

It’s just a few days before the World Premiere of Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story. Ghostroads premieres 9/25 and again on 9/28 at Raindance in London.Raindance has been ranked as one of the “Top 10 Most Prestigious Film Festivals in the World.” Ghostroads is a Japanese rock n roll ghost story; it’s a Hard Days night with a Faustian Twist.

The film will premiere on 9/30 in Japan at Humax in Shibuya. It’s going to be a gas and it features today’s Spotlight Artist, the Neatbeats!

Spotlight Artist!  Today’s spotlight artists are another 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 cver 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 will world premiere in London on Sept. 25 and once again on Sept. 28 at Vue West End (Leicester Square) (3 Cranbourn Street, WC2H 7 London, United Kingdom) Tickets are available here: https://raindance.ticketsolve.com/shows/873578421 

The Japan premiere is Sept 30, 2017. You can find details here:  https://www.facebook.com/Japaneserocknrollghost/

日本語の情報は:http://ghostroads.jp/

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

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 9/16/17! Amyl & the Sniffers, Cambodian Space Project, Mackshow (Jpn), Shame! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-91617-amyl-the-sniffers-cambodian-space-project-mackshow-jpn-shame/

Top 3 Videos 9/9/17! The 50 Kaitenz (Jpn), Lisa Mychols, The Sold! & Bones!, Ya Freshness! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-9217-the-50-kaitenz-jpn-lisa-mychols-the-sold-and-bones-ya-freshness/

Top 3 Videos 9/2/17! Twinkles, Neatbeats, Peter118, Mr. Diagonal! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-9217-twinkles-neatbeats-peter118-mr-diagonal/

Top 3 Videos 8/25/17! The Neatbeats, Darts, Estrons, Honeychain, Creepshow, Homeless Gospel Choir! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-82517-the-neatbeats-darts-estrons-honeychain-creepshow-homeless-gospel-choir/

Top 3 Videos 8/18/17! Amyl & the Sniffers, Aimee Lay, Holy Moly & The Crackers, The Soap (Jpn) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-81817-amyl-the-sniffers-aimee-lay-holy-moly-the-crackers-the-soap-jpn/

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-jpn–draggs-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/

 

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Top 3 Videos 9/16/17! Amyl & the Sniffers, Cambodian Space Project, Mackshow (Jpn), Shame!

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 9, 2017!

First up is a band that is my favorite new band of the year. In fact, I think Amyl & the Sniffers are one of the most fun and exciting acts to come on the scene in years! Monsieur Sean Thomas Bohrman, the head cheese at the world’s coolest label, Burgers Records, wrote TODAY about Amyl & the Sniffers: “Got to release one of my very favorite new bands today on Burger cassette – Amyl and The Sniffers from St Kilda, Australia!!!” Damn! Sean is a man with awesome great taste!

Amyl & the Sniffers have a Facebook page too. Don’t be the last on your block to go “Like” it:
https://www.facebook.com/amylandthesniffers/

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

Oh, and don’t forget to check out Amyl & the Sniffers on my regular Sunday FM radio show, “WTF?” (Every Sunday 8 am ~ 10 am) in Tokyo and Nagoya (also nationwide on Radiko.jp) where we play this band like a religion. Heck, I played 4 of their songs last week.  (Please come “Like” our FB page too: https://www.facebook.com/WhattheFunday76.1/)

At #2 are the Cambodian Space Project which has now landed in the USA and is touring at this very moment in the space – time continuum. YOU MUST NOT MISS THIS CHANCE TO SEE THIS WAY COOL BAND! Go check their Facebook page here to see when and where they will be appearing near you: https://www.facebook.com/The-Cambodian-Space-Project-102538263132453/

#2) THE CAMBODIAN SPACE PROJECT – Rom Ding! Dong!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VP1JKzrTcdI

At #1 is a band from South London that rocks! They are 5 guys named, “Shame.” I read a review of these guys that said, “Utterly brilliant. Shame are a breath of fresh air in a world of vacuous youth pop.” OK. I would agree with that. Shame are also touring the USA at the moment and you can see their live schedule here on their Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shamebanduk/

#1) Shame – Tasteless  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tpi4V1bUEzM

Spotlight Artist!  Today’s spotlight artists are another band that appears on the soundtrack of  “Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story.”  They are the Mackshow from Tokyo, Japan. The Mackshow are hot rock n rollers and their bio describes them as, “Japanese Rock & Roll icons of the 21st century. They have a unique concept that incorporates leather jackets, regent hair-style and Japanese rock and roll of the “Showa Era” (1960’s~80’s). They are a three piece R&R band.” 

Check out their Facebook page. These guys are cool (and have a great sense of humor!) http://bit.ly/2x5CgRn

Spotlight Artist! THE MACKSHOW – THE MACKSHOW – Nana Han Kozo’s Theme
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOVxI7DE-U8

And speaking of Ghostroads! Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story hits theaters in Japan on Sept. 30, 2017. AND we’ve been selected by Raindance Film Festival in London. Raindance has been ranked as one of the “Top 10 Most Prestigious Film Festivals in the World.

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story will world premiere in London on Sept. 25 and once again on Sept. 28 at Vue West End (Leicester Square) (3 Cranbourn Street, WC2H 7 London, United Kingdom) Tickets are available here: https://raindance.ticketsolve.com/shows/873578421 

The Japan premiere is Sept 30, 2017. You can find details here:  https://www.facebook.com/Japaneserocknrollghost/

日本語の情報は:http://ghostroads.jp/

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

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 9/9/17! The 50 Kaitenz (Jpn), Lisa Mychols, The Sold! & Bones!, Ya Freshness! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-9217-the-50-kaitenz-jpn-lisa-mychols-the-sold-and-bones-ya-freshness/

Top 3 Videos 9/2/17! Twinkles, Neatbeats, Peter118, Mr. Diagonal! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-9217-twinkles-neatbeats-peter118-mr-diagonal/

Top 3 Videos 8/25/17! The Neatbeats, Darts, Estrons, Honeychain, Creepshow, Homeless Gospel Choir! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-82517-the-neatbeats-darts-estrons-honeychain-creepshow-homeless-gospel-choir/

Top 3 Videos 8/18/17! Amyl & the Sniffers, Aimee Lay, Holy Moly & The Crackers, The Soap (Jpn) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-81817-amyl-the-sniffers-aimee-lay-holy-moly-the-crackers-the-soap-jpn/

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-jpn–draggs-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/

 

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

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Top 3 Videos 9/9/17! The 50 Kaitenz (Jpn), Lisa Mychols, The Sold! & Bones!, Ya Freshness!

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 9, 2017!

First up is Lisa Mychols with her latest song that there would be no way to find – because even the great I (Mike Rogers) do not know what the official name of this band – so you are in for a treat!  All Music says: “Lisa Mychols made an impressive splash on the Los Angeles pop underground of the 1990s, especially with her band the Masticators. Once the new millennium had dawned and that vibrant musical community had begun to emerge aboveground, Mychols had developed into one of its most accomplished songwriters, taking an obsession with the 1960s and 1970s AM dial and updating the sound for a new generation of pop/rock addicts.”

Sure, she has a FB page:  https://www.facebook.com/Lisamychols/?pnref=lhc

#3) Lisa Mychols – You’re Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5EyNL5h1qY

At #2 is a song introduced to me by some guys who are running one of the best radio shows in the entire world – against all odds: Gabbie Cabbie and Chris Browne (Check out their show here: https://www.facebook.com/biscuitboys/) The Biscuit Boys introduce us to one of the coolest tracks of the year! Ya Freshness and “This is England!”

I LOVE THIS TRACK!!!! Check out more with Gabbie and Chris at SRB radio worldwide! www.srbradio.com

#2) Ya Freshness – This is England  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acUlzDzx_XE

This week’s #1 is the mighty Sold! And Bones. Another unnamed-famous-DJ-friend of mine told me that he likedThe Sold! And Bones, “Much better than Rancid!” Blashphemy!!!! Actually LOTS of fans in Japan are saying the same thing! And who am I to argue?

Here’s their Facebook page, don’t be stupid, go “Like” it NOW! https://www.facebook.com/thesoldandbones/

#1) The Sold! And Bones – I’m Right, You’re Wrong (Official Video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7JHhYKxm1Y

Spotlight Artist!  Today’s spotlight are another band that appears in “Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story.”  They are the mighty “50 Kaitenz.” One of the most fun and entertaining concerts I have ever seen in my life and I’ve seen a lot of concerts. Danny, the lead singer of the 50 Kaitenz is starring in Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story.

I love the 50 Kaitenz. Many years ago, I saw them the first time and thought, “This is Japan’s best rock n roll band!!” They are fucking funny, they rock and they are cool! The 50 Kaitenz are destined to become one of Japan’s most famous bands of all time. If you get a chance to see these guys, you HAVE to go. (Oh, and I’m going to make one of their next videos and rumor has it they have a new record/CD coming out!!!!!!)

Here’s the 50 Kaitenz Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/the50kaitenz/

Spotlight Artist! The 50 Kaitenz  – Killer:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8HZwXRr1Mc

And speaking of Ghostroads! Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story hits theaters in Japan on Sept. 30, 2017. AND we’ve been selected by Raindance Film Festival in London. Raindance has been ranked as one of the “Top 10 Most Prestigious Film Festivals in the World.

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story will world premiere in London on Sept. 25 and once again on Sept. 28 at Vue West End (Leicester Square) (3 Cranbourn Street, WC2H 7 London, United Kingdom) Tickets are available here: https://raindance.ticketsolve.com/shows/873578421 

The Japan premiere is Sept 30, 2017. You can find details here:  https://www.facebook.com/Japaneserocknrollghost/

日本語の情報は:http://ghostroads.jp/

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

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 9/2/17! Twinkles, Neatbeats, Peter118, Mr. Diagonal! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-9217-twinkles-neatbeats-peter118-mr-diagonal/

Top 3 Videos 8/25/17! The Neatbeats, Darts, Estrons, Honeychain, Creepshow, Homeless Gospel Choir! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-82517-the-neatbeats-darts-estrons-honeychain-creepshow-homeless-gospel-choir/

Top 3 Videos 8/18/17! Amyl & the Sniffers, Aimee Lay, Holy Moly & The Crackers, The Soap (Jpn) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-81817-amyl-the-sniffers-aimee-lay-holy-moly-the-crackers-the-soap-jpn/

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-jpn–draggs-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/

 

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Top 3 Videos 9/2/17! Twinkles, Neatbeats, Peter118, Mr. Diagonal!

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 3, 2017! And, folks, I have some REALLY great stuff for you today. Especially this week’s #1. I promise that you will really love or hate this stuff. DISCLAIMER: To all my CIA or MI5 readers: I just write these countdowns & stuff, OK? I do not make these songs or videos. Oh and, I do not know where these people live either so please do not come looking for me. I know nothing! Nothing!

First up are the Twinkles and their newest hit song! The Twinkles are from Italy! Their bio says: “The Twinkles are a nice melodic ’77 punk band from Castelfranco Veneto, Italy. Behind the lyrics and the music is frontman Nick Mess who keeps the image and the style of ’77 punk still alive. A lot of fans already know their songs after many successful gigs all over Europe. Their songs are inspired by the likes of the Ramones, so there is just no way to NOT love them.”

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

#3) The Twinkles – I Don’t Wanna Wake No More All Alone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Lex0co4ZVI

At #2 is the newest from Stoke-on-Trent in the UK, Peter118! Peter118 is a punk band that brings a positive message. Today track was just released on August 31 and it is available on the ‘In Stereo’ EP split with No Lost Cause.

This is at least the 3rd time for Peter118 to be on the charts with us ($th or 5th time?)… Of course, Peter118 has a Facebook page. Go check it! https://www.facebook.com/Peter118UK/

#2) Peter118 – ‘Wasting’   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GodBzuR9T-A

At this week’s #1 is a fantastic song and video by my former friends, Mr. Diagonal and Ken. Now, normally, if these guys made a video without me, I’d be upset… But not this time…. Today’s number one video is truly an amazing artistic statement and, frankly speaking, takes a lot of guts. I think the Powers That Be usually eliminate people for making stuff like this… So, well, it’s been nice knowing you guys… Before you are “disappeared” I thought I’d honor you by placing this excellent and disturbing video at this week’s #1. It’s Mr. Diagonal and the song is called “Diana.”

Of course, Mr. Diagonal has a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mrdiagonal/

#1) Mr. Diagonal / Diana  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWLXBerL4yw

Spotlight Artist!  Today’s spotlight are a band that I consider to be Japan’s best Beat Band. They are known as the Neatbeats! I am dead serious when I say that the Neatbeats are the most fun and entertaining concert I have ever seen in my life and I’ve seen a lot of concerts. They are starring in Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story. They are the Neatbeats!

I love the Neatbeats. With Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story, the Neatbeats are destined to become one of Japan’s most famous bands of all time. If you get a chance to see these guys, you HAVE to go. Oh! And the hot girl in the video? That’s Mina Shirakawa who also stars in “Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story.” (Please go “Like” the Ghostroads FB page: https://www.facebook.com/Japaneserocknrollghost/)

Here’s the Neatbeats Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/theneatbeats/

Spotlight Artist!  The NEATBEATS – Snakey Baby   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1L3leqBg-8

And speaking of Ghostroads! Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story hits theaters in Japan on Sept. 30, 2017. AND we’ve been selected by Raindance Film Festival in London. Raindance has been ranked as one of the “Top 10 Most Prestigious Film Festivals in the World.

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story will world premiere in London on Sept. 25 and once again on Sept. 28 at Vue West End (Leicester Square) (3 Cranbourn Street, WC2H 7 London, United Kingdom) Tickets are available here: https://raindance.ticketsolve.com/shows/873578421 

The Japan premiere is Sept 30, 2017. You can find details here:  https://www.facebook.com/Japaneserocknrollghost/

日本語の情報は:http://ghostroads.jp/

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

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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