It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown for Mar. 23, 2018! Starting off the countdown today are four guys in a band from London named Atomic Suplex. Terminal Escape (Music From the Underground) writes: “Atomic Suplex blast through some of the most insane sounding rock ‘n roll I’ve ever come across, 24th Century Buddy Holly broadcasting from Mars.” Cool, eh?
Here’s their Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Atomic-Suplex-8609102481/
#4) Atomic Suplex – Rock & Roll Must Die: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysXbxAK8H0w
Next up is Ginger Wildheart with something from his latest solo work entitled, “Ghost in the Tanglewood.” This is a great record and definitely, one of the best this year. Ginger is coming to Japan in April and you can find more details here (sorry only Japanese language): http://vinyl-junkie.com/label/ginger/
Here’s Ginger’s Facebook. Tell him “Mike sent me!” https://www.facebook.com/officialginger/
#3) Ginger Wildheart – Paying It Forward https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7c0gTDGitI
Next up is a trio from Denver, Colorado (???? But, they sound like Brits!) who call themselves, “Television Generation.” Their label, Fuschia, says: “…Lush with hard edged guitar sections, high energy vocals, and punk rock attitude, the record boasts the aesthetic of indie rock anthems.” Television Generation’s newest EP, “Peel” is out and on sale now.
Here’s their Facbook. Go “Like it! https://www.facebook.com/televisiongenerationband/
#2) Television Generation – Whatever https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhS8vZPbJhg
At #1 this week is an artist from Phoenix, Arizona. Her name is Upsahl. Indie Shuffle writes: “So uhhh.. the guitar line on this song was recorded in a bathroom. I mean I guess that’s not surprising given that inspiration can strike anywhere — but Upsahl stuck with the original recording. Which is perhaps what gives it its cool alt-rock-pop vibe.”
Yeah. I dig this a lot. Will start airing it this Sunday on my nationally broadcast FM radio show: the Mike Rogers Show on InterFM 897 and Radio Neo 79.5 in Nagoya and on demand on Radiko.jp nationwide. (Mike Rogers Show every Sunday from 5 am ~ 7 am).
Go Like Upsahl’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/upsahlmusic/
#1) Upsahl – Kiss Me Now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_E7f3F0Kaw
Well, that’s it for today. Have a great weekend!
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 Internet TV 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 “The Mike Rogers Show” every Sunday live on InterFM 89.7 in Tokyo and Radio Neo in Nagoya 79.5 and nationally broadcast on Radiko.jp (Internet radio). And he is the creator and founder of the Mt. Fuji – Atami Film & VR Festival. Also his life’s dream is his just completed full-length motion picture, “Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story,” which enjoyed its World-Premiere at the Raindance Film Festival in London on Sept. 25, 2017, and was released by a major Japanese motion picture company and in theaters all across Japan from Sept. 2017 ~ Mar. 2018.
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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