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Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Nov. 19, 2016! Garage Rockin’ Craze (Japan)! Spitfires! Orwells! Maddy Jane!

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 Nov. 19, 2016!

First up is a band introduced to me by Gabbie Cabbie, a guy who hosts a GREAT internet radio show, called, The Biscuit Boys in the UK. Check it here: The band the Biscuit Boys graciously bring to us are called the Spitfires. They are four lads from Watford in England. They are getting RAVE reviews too! These guys are gonna be famous! You watch. Here’s their Facebook page:

#3) The Spitfires – So Long

Next up is an band from Illinois of all places. They are a “Dirty ass rock n roll band” consisting of 5 guys who call themselves, “The Orwells.” Their third album comes out next year Feb. 2017 so you are getting a real preview treat here today! They have a cool Facebook page with a hot naked blonde on it. No, really! I’m serious. Bet you a half donut you’ve already clicked their FB link right here:

#2) The Orwells – They Put A Body In The Bayou

Next up is a real treasure I found by stumbling around in the dark on the internet. Her name is Maddy Jane and she is from Tasmania… Yeah, you know, the deepest darkest secrets of Aussie-world! I found this video yesterday and it only had 142 views. I then sent it out to my friends in the industry and all the usual suspects… They all dig this big time. Now, here she is just for you! Maddy Jane is gonna be a super star… How many times have I been right about that over the last 30 years? Here’s her Facebook page, go be the first person to be cool amongst your friends and go “Like” it:

#1) Maddy Jane – Drown it out

SPOTLIGHT MUSIC (MOVIE TRAILER!) On our weekly countdown, I usually spotlight at least one cool Japanese rock band. Today I’d like to introduce a hot new film that’s coming out in Japan called, “Garage Rockin’ Craze.” Garage Rockin’ Craze is about the Garage Rock boom in Tokyo and how it all started. This iconic film was made by my friends Mario Cuzic and Bryce Clarke. They overcame mountains of troubles to finish this fab film. I am so proud of them! By the way, the film comes out in theaters in Japan on Jan. 14, 2017 and runs for two weeks until Jan. 27, 2017… Go see it! By the way, I was able to get a sneak preview and thought it was a an exciting film. The entire time I watched, I thought, “God! I wish I had been there!” Well done, Mario and Bryce!… By the way, when you gonna be a guest on my radio show so that I can brag to everyone that I really do know you? 


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 crappy but 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. Recent Smash Hits were “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 smash hit Sunday live show on InterFM 89.7 as well as Rakuten Power Morning everyday Mon. ~ Fri. 6 am ~ 10 am. His life’s dream is a motion picture which is near completion that he wrote and produced. The title is “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 Oct. 2017. Oh, and Mike drinks too much.




Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Nov. 12, 2016! Suzy Blu, Candy Ditches (Japan), RPMs, Seth Bogart!

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Oct. 29, 2016! Love Zombies, Louise Distras, NØISE, Shonen Knife!

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Oct. 22, 2016! The Shit, Honeyblood, Black Honey, Spam69 (Japan)

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Oct. 15, 2016! Chris Catalyst, Suzy Blu, Garbage, Su Ko D Koi (Japan)

Top 3 Videos for Oct. 2, 2016! Dwarf! Sandinistas! Pats Pats (Japan), The Coathangers!

Top 3 Videos for Sept. 24, 2016! The Rock N Roll Summit 2016 at Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan!

Top 3 Videos for Sept. 17, 2016! Dog Party, Kinoko Hotel (Japan) Lovely Eggs, Peach Kelli Pop!

Top 3 Videos for Sept. 3, 2016! Big Jesus, Suzy Blu, Peach Kelli Pop, The Mackshow (Japan)!

Top 3 Videos for Aug. 27, 2016! Hands Off Gretel, Death Valley Girls, Stephanies (Japan), Summer Twins!

Top 3 Videos for Aug. 13, 2016! Black Honey, Mirror Trap, Spam 69 (Japan), Rock ‘n’ Roll Monkey & the Robots!

Top 3 Videos for Aug. 6, 2016! The Whereabouts, Guitarwolf, Mirror Trap, Dog Party!


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