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Top 3 Indies Videos 6/9/18! Samurai Attack!, Wilko Johnson, Lucy & the Rats, James Williamson & the Pink Hearts

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown for June 9, 2018! First up is the legendary James Williamson (of Iggy Pop fame). James has a new band and a new record out. James’ new band is called, “James Williamson & the Pink Hearts” and their album, “Behind the Shade” will be out June 22.

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

#3) James Williamson & the Pink Hearts – RIOT ON THE STRIP:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XG9KB-aPEFo

And speaking of legendary musicians, at #2 is Wilco Johnson from “Dr. Feelgood” fame. Wilco Johnson seems to be coming to Japan again soon (as he seems to do every year and sells out all his shows every time!)

Wilko Johnson’s brand new album ‘Blow Your Mind’ has been announced! This is Wilko’s first album of new material in 30 years and the follow up to the incredible ‘Going Back Home’.  The man himself said, ‘It’s the album I never thought I’d get to write!” Here’s the lead-off single for that album.

Oh, and here is Wilco Johnson’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WilkoJohnsonBand/

#2) Wilko Johnson – That’s The Way I Love You  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3LMgUCR-CQ

At #1 is my new fave band! Their name is Lucy & The Rats. I have been playing them religiously EVERY WEEK on my radio show in Japan, The Mike Rogers Show every Sunday morning… (Mike Rogers Show – every Sunday from 5 am ~ 7 am. You can listen live on InterFM 897 in Tokyo, Radio Neo 79.5 in Nagoya or nationally broadcast (and On-Demand) on radiko.jp).

The bio for Lucy & the Rats says: “The Rats are Aussie punk rock legend Lucy Spazzy’s new London backing outfit. According to a (sadly now deceased) witness, their sound comes across like a lab experiment gone wrong, the most delicate of hamsters being ravaged by the filthiest sewer rat whilst humming the sweetest of sweet melodies… Science gone, indeed, too far!! With Manu (Thee Tumbitas) on drums, and Mike Cannibal (Animal Cannibal) and Joe (Johnny Throttle) on the twin guitar assault, you know these rodents are here to bite you!! Here Come the Rats!!!

Today, they finally made a video! Cool! Here’s their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Lucy-and-the-Rats-817424101645809/

#1) Lucy and the Rats – Melody   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oBFccESlAQ 

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST!  Today’s spotlight goes to a legendary Japanese punk band from Tokyo who is having their new album, “Grace Under Pressure” album tour final tonight!!!! They are the might S.A. AKA Samurai Attack. Here is tonight’s show’s information:

S.A. AKA Samurai Attack.
GRACE UNDER PRESSURE TOUR 2018 FINAL
6/9 (Sat.) Akasaka BLITZ
http://sa-web.jp/lives/lives-3006/

Jumpin’ Jiminy Christmas! They even have their own Wikipedia page!!!!  “SA (also known outside Japan as Samurai Attack) is a Japanese punk rock band. Their style of music has been described (in the liner notes of their own releases) as Oi! punk.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SA_(Samurai_Attack)

This band is fucking hot!

Yeah they have a Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/samuraiattack/

 SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! SA (Samurai Attack) / MY ONLY LONELY WAR   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDLYAo_bYQ4

“Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story,” 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 will celebrate the release of the DVD and Blu-Ray on sale all across Japan on June 13, 2018!

Here’s the movie trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxwJ4AfzOwM

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story
DVD and Blu-Ray on sale all across Japan on June 13, 2018!

 

Well, that’s it for today. Have a great weekend!

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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 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.  The DVD and Blu-Ray go on sale all across Japan on June 13, 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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PAST ISSUES OF THE TOP 3 VIDEOS:

LAST WEEK:

Top 3 Indies Videos 5/26/18! Surfborts, Rangsteen (Jpn), Daisy House, Starcrawler! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-5-26-18-surfborts-rangsteen-jpn-daisy-house-starcrawler/

Top 3 Indies Videos 5/26/18! VOIID, Jett Sett (Jpn), honeychain, Slowcoaches. robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-5-26-18-voiid-jett-sett-jpn-honeychain-slowcoaches/

Top 3 Indies Videos 5/19/18! The Soapgirls, Jail Guitar Doors (Jpn), Honeychain, Dumbleachers! http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-5-19-18-the-soapgirls-jail-guitar-doors-jpn-honeychain-dumbleachers/

Top 3 Indies Videos 5/12/18! Touts, Firestarter (Jpn), Rews, Zero Boys! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-5-12-18-touts-firestarter-jpn-rews-zero-boys/

Top 3 Indies Videos 5/05/18! Crazy & The Brains, Brigitte Handley, Girls In Synthesis, Pen Friend Club (Jpn)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-5-05-18-crazy-the-brains-brigitte-handley-girls-in-synthesis-pen-friend-club-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos 4/28/18! The Surfrajettes, Faz Waltz, Kyle Falconer, the Neatbeats! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-4-28-18-the-surfrajettes-faz-waltz-kyle-falconer-the-neatbeats/

Top 3 Indies Videos 4/13/18! Camens, The Connection, Fezz, Su Ko D Koi (Jpn)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-4-13-18-camens-the-connection-fezz-su-ko-d-koi-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos 4/7/18! DOG PARTY NEW VIDEO WORLD PREMIERE! Amyl & the Sniffers, Darky Dark & The Junkie Bunch & the Walkings (Jpn)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-4-7-18-dog-party-new-video-world-premiere-amyl-the-sniffers-darky-dark/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos! Mar. 31, 2018! Batz, Neatbeats (Jpn), Amyl & the Sniffers, Television Generation! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-mar-31-2018-batz-neatbeats-jpn-amyl-the-sniffers-television-generation/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos! Mar. 23, 2018: Upsahl, Atomic Suplex, Ginger Wildheart, Television Generation! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-mar-17-2018-upsahl-atomic-suplex-ginger-wildheart-television-generation/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos! Mar. 17, 2018: Baby Shakes, Mary’s Kid’s, Amyl & the Sniffers, Darky Dark & the Junkie Bunch! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-mar-17-2018-baby-shakes-marys-kids-amyl-the-sniffers-darky-dark-the-junkie-bunch/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos! Mar. 10, 2018: Pats Pats (Jpn), Boat Show, Fur (UK), Proud City Fathers robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-mar-10-2018-pats-pats-jpn-boat-show-fur-uk-proud-city-fathers/

Top 3 Indies Videos Mar. 2, 2018! Starcrawler, Peter118, Professor and the Madmen, Samehada Shiroko & Dynamite (Jpn)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-mar-2-2018-starcrawler-peter118-space-walrus-samehada-shiroko-dynamite-jpn/

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Top 3 Indies Videos 5/26/18! Surfborts, Rangsteen (Jpn), Daisy House, Starcrawler!

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown for May 26, 2018! And it’s Ladies Night! Starting off the countdown are my new favorite band that were introduced to us by DJ Kish of the world famous Wassup Rocker Radio and they are a band from Brooklyn, New York and their name is Surfbort. The say their music is “Freak Music” and the “Don’T believe in Google.” (I get the pun!!!!) This band rocks! If they’d remember to send me their tracks, I’d play them on my radio show in Japan, The Mike Rogers Show every Sunday morning… (Mike Rogers Show – every Sunday from 5 am ~ 7 am. You can listen live on InterFM 897 in Tokyo, Radio Neo 79.5 in Nagoya or nationally broadcast (and On-Demand) on radiko.jp).

Of course they have a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/surf666bort/

#3) Surfborts – Les Be In Love: https://youtu.be/SMT08fij1AU?t

At this week’s #2 is a band we haven’t seen on the countdown for a while, it’s Daisy House. The Daisy House bio says, “Daisy House was formed in December of 2012. The Southern California folk-rock band consists of Doug Hammond on guitar, bass, vocals and keys, and Doug’s daughter Tatiana Hammond on vocals. “Bon Voyage” is their 5th album to date.”

I WILL play this on my radio show tomorrow morning.

Here’s their Bandcamp: https://daisyhouse.bandcamp.com

#2) Daisy House – Something Real: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8a9GYBXyY8

At #1 this week is Starcrawler from Los Angeles. Their bio says: “The dynamic young L.A.-bred quartet has been wiping the jaded looks off audiences across their hometown since making their live debut back in 2016, dragging the unsuspecting into their universe with hooks that sink into the synapses and refuse to let go – and enough electricity to light up the entire Sunset Strip.”

Here’s their Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/starcrawlertheband/

#1) Starcrawler – Chicken Woman:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuwfTjIiDaE

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST!  Today’s spotlight goes to a Japanese band from Hokkaido that was introduced to us by Japanese music critic and musicologist (and cool guy) Masao Nakagami. The Band’s name is Rangsteen.  Rangsteen has their next album, entitled, “Idiot Elegy” coming out on sale July 18, 2018!

This band is fucking hot!

Yeah they have a Facebook: https://bit.ly/2splKKI

 SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! RANGSTEEN / 美しいぜ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8NxSB28td0

“Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story,” 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 will celebrate the release of the DVD and Blu-Ray on sale all across Japan on June 13, 2018!

Here’s the movie trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxwJ4AfzOwM

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story
DVD and Blu-Ray on sale all across Japan on June 13, 2018!

 

Well, that’s it for today. Have a great weekend!

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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 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.  The DVD and Blu-Ray go on sale all across Japan on June 13, 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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PAST ISSUES OF THE TOP 3 VIDEOS:

LAST WEEK:

Top 3 Indies Videos 5/26/18! VOIID, Jett Sett (Jpn), honeychain, Slowcoaches. robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-5-26-18-voiid-jett-sett-jpn-honeychain-slowcoaches/

Top 3 Indies Videos 5/19/18! The Soapgirls, Jail Guitar Doors (Jpn), Honeychain, Dumbleachers! http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-5-19-18-the-soapgirls-jail-guitar-doors-jpn-honeychain-dumbleachers/

Top 3 Indies Videos 5/12/18! Touts, Firestarter (Jpn), Rews, Zero Boys! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-5-12-18-touts-firestarter-jpn-rews-zero-boys/

Top 3 Indies Videos 5/05/18! Crazy & The Brains, Brigitte Handley, Girls In Synthesis, Pen Friend Club (Jpn)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-5-05-18-crazy-the-brains-brigitte-handley-girls-in-synthesis-pen-friend-club-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos 4/28/18! The Surfrajettes, Faz Waltz, Kyle Falconer, the Neatbeats! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-4-28-18-the-surfrajettes-faz-waltz-kyle-falconer-the-neatbeats/

Top 3 Indies Videos 4/13/18! Camens, The Connection, Fezz, Su Ko D Koi (Jpn)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-4-13-18-camens-the-connection-fezz-su-ko-d-koi-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos 4/7/18! DOG PARTY NEW VIDEO WORLD PREMIERE! Amyl & the Sniffers, Darky Dark & The Junkie Bunch & the Walkings (Jpn)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-4-7-18-dog-party-new-video-world-premiere-amyl-the-sniffers-darky-dark/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos! Mar. 31, 2018! Batz, Neatbeats (Jpn), Amyl & the Sniffers, Television Generation! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-mar-31-2018-batz-neatbeats-jpn-amyl-the-sniffers-television-generation/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos! Mar. 23, 2018: Upsahl, Atomic Suplex, Ginger Wildheart, Television Generation! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-mar-17-2018-upsahl-atomic-suplex-ginger-wildheart-television-generation/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos! Mar. 17, 2018: Baby Shakes, Mary’s Kid’s, Amyl & the Sniffers, Darky Dark & the Junkie Bunch! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-mar-17-2018-baby-shakes-marys-kids-amyl-the-sniffers-darky-dark-the-junkie-bunch/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos! Mar. 10, 2018: Pats Pats (Jpn), Boat Show, Fur (UK), Proud City Fathers robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-mar-10-2018-pats-pats-jpn-boat-show-fur-uk-proud-city-fathers/

Top 3 Indies Videos Mar. 2, 2018! Starcrawler, Peter118, Professor and the Madmen, Samehada Shiroko & Dynamite (Jpn)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-mar-2-2018-starcrawler-peter118-space-walrus-samehada-shiroko-dynamite-jpn/

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Top 3 Indies Videos Feb 10, 2018 – Voiid, Marc Platt, Daisy House, The Stephanies (Japan)!

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown for Feb 10, 2018!

First up is a band introduced to us by Alex Kish of Wassup Rocker Radio fame. Alex has one of the best rock n roll radio shows on the planet. Alex turns us on onto another band from Australia! They are four rocking ladies who call themselves Voiid! They describe themselves as: “A four piece of hellish girl-shriek guaranteed to make your face melt and your boyfriend cry.” Cool! I’m in. This video is cheap as hell but hilarious. I love it!

Here’s their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/voiidtheband/

#3) Voiid – Cheap Wine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOwqThjpfsU

Next up is a guy named Marc Platt from Los Angeles who was the frontman for the early 80s legendary L.A. Power Pop group “The Real Impossibles.” Marc Platt has been branching out on his own and had been bubbling under the hood of his 57 Chevy in Hollywood and has now come out with some hot solo wax. The Marc Platt album is entitled, “Big City” and will be released on April 9, 2018. Today’s track is one of my favorites from that album. I suspect that we’re going to be hearing a lot more from Marc Platt very soon!

Of course, he has a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/marc.platt

The Real Impossibles do too: https://www.facebook.com/Real-Impossibles-Its-About-Time-734340676581788/

#2) Marc Platt: “Woman Of The World” (Big City)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdT3Bq9RECY

And at this week’s number one is an artist whose newest song (this song) we will debut tomorrow on my Sunday FM radio show The Mike Rogers Show. They are a hot duo from Long Beach, California and the band’s name is Daisy House and this is their 3rd or 4th time to grace our charts. The song is called, “Let’s Do It Again.” Daisy House features Tatiana on vocals and her father, Douglas on everything else. They have a Bandcamp page: https://daisyhouse.bandcamp.com/)

This band is killer. And today’s song just came out. Check and then tell me how brilliant this is!

Yep. Here’s their Facebook, go like it: https://www.facebook.com/daisyhouseband/

#1) Daisy House – Let’s Do It Again: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CSLUCvhqMw

TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Today’s Spotlight Artist are no strangers to our countdown. It’s Japan’s own, The Stephanies! The Stephanies will be guests on my radio show on Feb. 18 (Can you believe that these ladies are getting up at 3 am, getting all fancied out and then coming to the studio at 5 am? Are they crazy?! And they are bringing listener presents! Woo-Hoo!

 Go like their Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/TheStephanies/

 

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Stephanies – Haconia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNIPXaQsMp0

Well, that’s it for today. Have a great weekend!

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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 “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 his life’s dream is his just completed full-length motion picture, “Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story”which was released by a major Japanese motion picture company and in theaters all across Japan from Sept. 2017 ~ Feb. 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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Top 3 Indies Videos Jan. 6, 2018 – Starcrawler, The Chats, The Cambodian Space Project! http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-jan-6-2018-starcrawler-the-chats-the-cambodian-space-project/

Mike (in Tokyo) Rogers’ Top 50 Best Songs of 2017 (Music Videos!) http://bit.ly/2BROuCv

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Top 3 Indies Videos August 2, 2017! The Twinkles, The Shanghais, Daisy House, Thee 50s Highteens (Jpn)!

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown. Today is a SPECIAL WEEKDAY EDITION of the Top 3 best Indies and Alternative Music artists for the week of August 3, 2017! Why is it a special edition? Well, it’s summer and it’s hot, so why not?

First up is a brand new band from San Francisco introduced to us by Alex Kish of Wassup Rocker Radio Fame! It’s the Shanghais! The Shanghais bio says: “The Shanghais are a switchblade-sharp four-piece San Francisco rock ‘n roll gang. Power pop vocals and busting garage chords summon the sounds of The Shangri-Las and Timi Yuro. Don’t be deceived, these girls and guy are a tough clique. Stripping down rock ‘n roll to its most primitive recipe and coating it with sugary-sweet vocals will snatch you and keep you hooked. So get your ticket because the train’s leaving the station. Next stop: Shanghai.”

Bwa! Ha! Ha! Of course, they have a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheShanghais/

#3) The Shanghais – Sick Of You  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60u8Ux8FikI

Next up, at #2 is a band that describes their music as “Punk 77!” It’s the Twinkles. Their bio states: “The Twinkles is a nice melodic ’77 punk band from Castelfranco Veneto, Italy. Behind the lyrics and the music is the frontman Nick Mess who keeps the image and the style of the ’77 still alive. A lot of fans know already pretty well their songs after many successful gigs all over Europe. So there is just no way to listen to their songs influenced by the tunes of The Ramones and The Boys and not to love them!

Today’s track is their brand new single, “C’est La Vie” and it just came out! It’s hot off the presses! These guys remind me of Olga and the Toy Dolls and that’s a good thing! This is the summer song to sing along with! Here’s their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thetwinkles/

#2) The Twinkles – C’est La Vie  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRfwBfhMQHY

And at this week’s number one is an artist that we just started playing on our Sunday FM radio show WTF? on InterFM 897 and they are a, are you sitting down? A dad and daughter group from Long Beach, California named Daisy House! Daisy House features daughter Tatiana Hammond on vocals and her father, Douglas Charles Hammond on everything else. Their new album, “Crossroads” just came out to absolutely rave reviews (check it here: https://daisyhouse.bandcamp.com/)

Big fan, Crystal writes: “(Crossroads is) An absolute masterpiece. Albion and My Death Is Coming For Me are just stunning. Just when I think I can’t possibly enjoy your music more, you go ahead and prove me wrong.” It really is. This band is killer. Today’s song just might be up for Song of the Year! Check and then tell me how brilliant this is!

Yep. Here’s their Facebook, go like it: https://www.facebook.com/daisyhouseband/

#1) Daisy House – Languages    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qg15v-kf9nU

Spotlight Artist! Thee 50’s Highteens – Surprise Sun Today’s spotlight is a band that was recommended to the countdown by The Routes guitarist and vocalist, Christopher Jack! It’s a Japanese girl’s band that, unfortunately, has broken up… But the lead vocalist and guitarist, Tomo, is still making music and I hope to have something by her soon.

The band’s name is Thee 50’s Highteens. They were a pioneering Japanese girls band. Their bio says, Thee 50s Highteens were a screaming girls garage band that formed in 1998 in Fukuoka (Fukuoka is Japan’s southernmost large island). They were known for playing Garage Punk, Rock n Roll and “screaming violently with passion!” And, I quote, “That staging totally catfighted!”  They released their 1st album in September 2003 and toured Europe in November 2005. Their second album, “PUNCH DE BEAT” was released in December of 2006. In September 2008, they toured America. After that, they moved to Tokyo in February 2009 but the band dissolved in 2010.

Too bad. I loved this band. They still have a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thee50shighteens/

Check this out, gang, you will dig this!

Spotlight Artist! Thee 50’s Highteens – Surprise Sun   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6i6GMofpXB4

Cool, eh? And speaking of Ken Nishikawa. Ken and I (with a little help from our friends) made the feature film: Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story. It hits theaters in Japan on Sept. 30, 2017. 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 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/210533272)

… Oh, and he likes to write about himself in the third person!)

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