It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown for Sept. 8, 2018!
Starting us off today is a trio from Torino, Italy on the Voodoo Rhythm Records label and their name is the Sloks. Their bio states: “SLOKS!!!! RawPower, Super Primitive Garage Punk, Desperate No-Wave, Trashed out Rock’n’roll combo, based in Turin Italy. Peter Chopsticks drum, Ivy Claudy screaming and snare, Buddy Fuzz strings.”
Here’s their Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SLOKSBAND/
#4) SLOKS – Dad can Dance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPQdImE_17M
At #3 is a delightfully amusing track that I just stumbled upon from wasting time surfing music videos. And this act is from Italy also! His name is Monsieur Blumenberg. His bio says, “Monsieur Blumenberg is side solo project of Federico Montefiori spliting up from “Montefiori Cocktail” in his “Wunderkammer Music” style.” (I’ve played Montefiori Cocktail on my Cool & Strange Music corners many times on my radio show!)
Here is his Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/monsieurblumenberg/
#3) Monsieur Blumenberg – Anarchy In The U.K. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMMZJUkZeA0
At #2 is a band that just finished a 10~12 show tour of Japan and they were guests on my radio show (in fact, if you don’t blink you can see me in the video at about the 46 seconds mark). It’s the Down & Outs! Their bio states: “Punk rock band from Liverpool. Just three mates making music and playing a few gigs now and again.”
#2) Down and Outs – Tea and Sympathy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pv_kV8Cu3mc
This week’s #1 comes to us from Cindy Kona in Hawaii… But this band is not from Hawaii, this band comes from Los Angeles. They are called, The Pink Slips. Their bio states: “Pink Slips define their sound as a fusion of ‘synth-pop, punk, dance, and vintage rock n’ roll,’ and are fronted by a genuine star in the making: GRAVE.”
Here’s their Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thepinkslips/
#1) The Pink Slips – TRIGGER https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiVuKZFOd58
Of course, if you want to hear more of this stuff, check out InterFM’s, “The Mike Rogers Show” (Every Sunday morning from 5 am ~ 7 am on InterFM 897 in Tokyo, Radio Neo 79.5 in Nagoya, and nationwide simulcast on Radiko.jp! Check it out for tons of cool new music every week!)
Well, that’s it for today. Have a great weekend!
‘Matsuchiyo – Life of a Geisha‘ will World Premiere at the 2018 Raindance Film Festival in London, England. ‘Matsuchiyo – Life of a Geisha‘ is a documentary about one of the last true geisha in Japan. From her wartime childhood to geisha apprenticeship to the glory days of a top geisha. This film illustrates the trials of the ultimate Japanese cultural enigma that is – The Life of a Geisha.
See “Matsuchiyo – Life of a Geisha” on Wed 3rd Oct 15:00 & Fri 5th Oct 17:30 at VUE Theater in Piccadilly London! Matsuchiyo folding Japanese fans will be given out by drawing to at least 50 lucky fans each night! BUY TICKETS B4 IT SELLS OUT: https://bit.ly/2LkiMxI
Here is the teaser: “Matsuchiyo – Life of a Geisha”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lr0OAB0Kmn0
At least 50 lucky fans will win a “Matsuchiyo – Life of a Geisha” folding Japanese fan each night! BUY TICKETS B4 IT SELLS OUT: https://bit.ly/2LkiMxI
“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. The DVD and Blu-Ray went on sale all across Japan on June 13, 2018! It also enjoyed its Canadian theatrical release on August 31, 2018!
Here’s the movie trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxwJ4AfzOwM
Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story DVD and Blu-Ray on sale all across Japan and available on rental everywhere in Japan!
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. The DVD and Blu-Ray went on sale all across Japan on June 13, 2018! His next project, “Matsuchiyo – Life of a Geisha” will world premiere at the 2018 Raindance Film Festival in Oct.
Mike is also an Official Jury member to the 2018 Raindance Film Festival in London making him the first person ever to serve as a Jury Member from Japan in Raindance Film Festival history.
… Oh, and he likes to write about himself in the third person!
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