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Top 3 Indies Videos 4/21/18! Lucy & the Rats, The Neatbeats (Jpn), Twinkles, Prefab Messiahs!

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown for April 21, 2018! Starting off the countdown today are four “Punk Rock Rodents” named “Lucy and the Rats.” They were introduced to us by legendary DJ, Alex Kish over at Wassup Rocker Radio. Their bio squeals: “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!! ….you know these rodents are here to bite you!! Here Come the Rats!!!”

I started playing this band on my regular radio show (Mike Rogers Show on Sundays 5 ~ 7 in Tokyo on InterFM897 and Nagoya on 79.5. Nationwide on Radiko.jp) and the reaction was great. The listeners loved it. You will too.

Of course they have a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Lucy-and-the-Rats-817424101645809/

#3) Lucy & The Rats – Lose My Mind: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4UKj0MqfNQ

At #2 today is a ANOTHER band introduced to us by legendary DJ, Alex Kish over at Wassup Rocker Radio. Thanks, Alex! It’s a Garage Rock outfit named the “Prefab Messiahs.” Their bio states: “Micro-legendary DIY Garage-Pop-Psych provocateurs! Evolutionary genre grinders practicing art-damaged power pop, rock, crunch, jangle and general mind-infiltration.” I think it’s cool.

They have a Bandcamp: https://theprefabmessiahs.bandcamp.com/

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

#2) THE PREFAB MESSIAHS – “Weirdoz Everywhere”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeOKczdLLy0

At #1 are Italy’s favorite punk rock sons, “The Twinkles.” These guys have been rockin for over 20 years and I think they are, by far, the best punk band from Italy today! They say their influences are: “The Boys, Ramones, Undertones, Cock Sparrer, Vibrators, Skids, Chelsea, Rudi, Johnny Thunders and The Heartbreakers, Lurkers, 999, Buzzcocks, Members, Carpettes, Jolt, Generation X, Beatles, Beach Boys, Hollies.”

This song is the latest from their newest effort. These guys are fantastic musicians and they got some killer song writing  by leader Nick Mess!

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

#1) The Twinkles – Bubblegum Girl https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=li_aXzPi604

TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! The World Famous Neatbeats! The Neatbeats were the main band in Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story and I think they are Japan’s best (and by far most fun) rock band! This their newest single and it rocks. It’s called “Bye Bye Very Good” and it’s off their just released new album, “Operation the Beat.” Is that a cool name and record jacket, or what?

Operation The Beat / Neatbeats

 

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

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST!  The Neatbeats – Bye Bye Very Good: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LqPd4XcsIJE

And speaking of the Neatbeats! “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!

 

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 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/

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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/

Top 3 Indies Videos Feb 24, 2018! Amyl & The Sniffers, Reckless Drifters, Baby Shakes, The 50 Kaitenz (Jpn)! http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-feb-24-2018-amyl-the-sniffers-reckless-drifters-baby-shakes-the-50-kaitenz-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos Feb 17, 2018 – Melbourne, Australia Special! Amyl & the Sniffers, Dumb Punts, Parsnip, Stephanies (Jpn)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-feb-17-2018-melbourne-australia-special-amyl-the-sniffers-dumb-punts-parsnip-stephanies-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos Feb 10, 2018 – Voiid, Marc Platt, Daisy House, The Stephanies (Japan)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-feb-10-2018-voiid-marc-platt-daisy-house-the-stephanies-japan/

Top 3 Indies Videos Feb 3, 2018 – Problem Child, Rosegarden Funeral Party, Parsnip! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-feb-3-2018-problem-child-rosegarden-funeral-party-parsnip/

Top 3 Indies Videos Jan. 27, 2018 – Starcrawler, Amyl & the Sniffers, Duncan Reid, The 50 Kaitenz! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-jan-27-2018-starcrawler-amyl-the-sniffers-duncan-reid-the-50-kaitenz/

Top 3 Indies Videos Jan. 20, 2018 – Elmo Weber, Amyl & the Sniffers, Starcrawler! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-jan-20-2018-elmo-weber-amyl-the-sniffers-starcrawler/

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, The Mike Rogers Show, #mrs897 

Top 3 Indies Videos 4/13/18! Camens, The Connection, Fezz, Su Ko D Koi (Jpn)!

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown for April 14, 2018! Starting off the countdown today are a four-member band from Stoke-On-Trent (Isn’t that where Peter 118 is from?). Their name is “Camens.”  Their bio says: CAMENS use guitars, drums and voices to create riffs, hooks and choruses that might sound at home on a playlist alongside the likes of Circa Waves, The Amazons, High Tyde, Blossoms, The Killers, and VANT to name a few.”

Here’s their Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/camensuk1/

3) Camens – Violent Video Games https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecnd59G0RZk

Next, at #2, is Brad Marino’s newest work. (Brad’s been on the countdown before). Their name is the Connection. Their bio states: “Granite states Greatest Rock n’ Roll band. Led by songwriters Brad Marino and Geoff Palmer. The Connection was formed in 2011 and plays a tuneful take on classic 50/60’s Rock n Roll and 70’s Power pop/Punk Rock. A favorite of Little Steven, the band has had 8 “Coolest Song’s in the World” on the Underground Garage. New album “Wish you Success” is the bands’s 3rd Full Length LP to go along with several other singles and EP’s.” (What’s a “Granite State?” – Mike)

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

#2) The Connection – Checking https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPcT48aLFAk

Next up is a band that was introduced to us by Alex Kish over at the mighty Wassup Rocker Radio. Their name is FEZZ and they hail from Katrineholm, Sweden. Their bio says: “Fuzz Fuelled Fury From Fat-rineholm, Sweden!”

This band is way cool. Check it!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fezztheband/

#1) Fezz – Del Rio´s Close Shave https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHMB04qT0zw

TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! su凸ko d凹koi – すっとこどっこい. THIS is a girl’s band that I think just might be one of the best girl’s punk band in Japan! They are Su凸ko D凹koi! How does one pronounce that? I don’t know, just try this: Su Ko D Koi! They are performing tonight, April 13, 2018 at Shinjuku Loft. Here’s information: http://www.loft-prj.co.jp/schedule/loft/date/2018/04/13

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

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Su凸ko D凹koi (すっとこどっこい) – Busu (Ugly):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCTjm5YGJ-c

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story world premiered in London on Sept. 25 and was completely SOLD OUT! The movie just completed its Japan Road Show. The DVD/Blu-Ray goes on sale on June 13, 2018. You can find details here:  https://www.facebook.com/Japaneserocknrollghost/

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story

日本語の情報は:http://ghostroads.jp/

Here’s the Japanese trailer (It has English subtitles!) Check it! Oh, and we have a really cool webpage: http://ghostroads.jp/

 

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. 

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 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/

Top 3 Indies Videos Feb 24, 2018! Amyl & The Sniffers, Reckless Drifters, Baby Shakes, The 50 Kaitenz (Jpn)! http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-feb-24-2018-amyl-the-sniffers-reckless-drifters-baby-shakes-the-50-kaitenz-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos Feb 17, 2018 – Melbourne, Australia Special! Amyl & the Sniffers, Dumb Punts, Parsnip, Stephanies (Jpn)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-feb-17-2018-melbourne-australia-special-amyl-the-sniffers-dumb-punts-parsnip-stephanies-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos Feb 10, 2018 – Voiid, Marc Platt, Daisy House, The Stephanies (Japan)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-feb-10-2018-voiid-marc-platt-daisy-house-the-stephanies-japan/

Top 3 Indies Videos Feb 3, 2018 – Problem Child, Rosegarden Funeral Party, Parsnip! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-feb-3-2018-problem-child-rosegarden-funeral-party-parsnip/

Top 3 Indies Videos Jan. 27, 2018 – Starcrawler, Amyl & the Sniffers, Duncan Reid, The 50 Kaitenz! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-jan-27-2018-starcrawler-amyl-the-sniffers-duncan-reid-the-50-kaitenz/

Top 3 Indies Videos Jan. 20, 2018 – Elmo Weber, Amyl & the Sniffers, Starcrawler! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-jan-20-2018-elmo-weber-amyl-the-sniffers-starcrawler/

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

If you like this countdown every week, please come “Like” our Robot55 Facebook page (or friend us on Twitter or subscribe to our Youtube page). Thanks!

, The Mike Rogers Show, #mrs897 

Top 3 Indies Videos 4/7/18! DOG PARTY NEW VIDEO WORLD PREMIERE! Amyl & the Sniffers, Darky Dark & The Junkie Bunch & the Walkings (Jpn)!

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown for April 7, 2018!

#1) Starting off the countdown today is…a WORLD PREMIERE! The brand new music video from our favorite punk rocks sisters: The world-famous Dog Party!

Dog Party!

Their bio says: “Dog Party! Catchy melodies, tight harmonies, fuzz pedals and big drums; what more could you possibly want in a rock and roll band? Formed in 2007 by sisters Gwennie and Lucy Giles, the duo draws influence from the classic sounds of the Ramones as well as contemporaries Ty Segall to synthesize their own unique style. Careful listeners will also notice a nod to bands like Cub and Tiger Trap, the former of Sacramento, CA lineage as well. Adding a recent tour with Swimmers to their tour credentials that already include tour dates in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, France, and across the United States. Dog Party will be hitting the road all summer, including two Southern California Burger Records showcases. The Dog Party live show owes a debt of influence to old Bikini Kill footage they both have absorbed, and also Sex Bob-omb — that’s right, the fictional band from the cult comic book series Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. They have an uncanny ability to incite nostalgic awe in older audience members while fueling the fire of frenzied dancing in the younger ones.”

I think Dog Party are, by far, one of the hottest punk acts to come out of the USA in recent years. You’ll dig this!

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

I’ll also be giving this hot track their Japanese debut on my FM radio show tomorrow morning: So tune in! The Mike Rogers Show April 8, 2018 from 5 am ~ 7 am, on InterFM 897 in Tokyo and Radio Neo 79.5 in Nagoya. (Please come “Like” my FB page: https://www.facebook.com/MikeRogersShow/) On Twitter: #mrs897

#1) Dog Party – The Walk  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eK0dEat_nhQ

At #2 is a band from Orange County near Los Angeles. Their name is Darky Dark and the Junkie Bunch. Darky Dark & the Junkie Bunch are the latest in a tradition of killer rock bands that shock ordinary fucking people out of their socks. MC5 > Sex Pistols > Dead Kennedys > Atari Teenage Riot and now Darky Dark & the Junkie Bunch! This band captures perfectly the Zeigeist of today’s USA.” Darky Dark & the Junkie Bunch are candidates for “BEST NEW PUNK BAND OF 2018!” The lyrics these guys write are just fucking awesome! I chuckled at this on in today’s song, “And when the (shit?) goes off, all the other bands will start to sound like us, and we’ll be all hipster about it…” Bwa! Ha! Ha! You’ll also laugh at the very end of the video with the funny message, “Buy our shit!” (and more!) It’s nice to hear a new intelligent band that has a sense of humor. These guys definitely have the madman ideal! I approve.

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

#2) Darky Dark and the Junkie Bunch – Swipe Right for an Impending Apocalypse https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FF_SlshDJFM

At #3 are the mighty Amyl & the Sniffers! I love this band too. They just put out an amazing press release. It says, “Amyl and The Sniffers are stoked to share their film clip for ‘Cup Of Destiny’, along with the news that they will be supporting King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard on a massive 22 date sold out tour across the USA & Canada in May/June 2018.”

Holy shit! They announced this on May 31 and six days later ALL THE SHOWS ARE SOLD OUT!!!!!????? Wow! (And where did you find this band first? Well, here. Of course!)

They have a Bandcamp if you wanna hear more: amylandthesniffers.bandcamp.com

And here is their Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amylandthesniffers/

#3) Amyl and The Sniffers – Cup Of Destiny  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M46RU_JEoTw

TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT ARTIST!  Today’s spotlight artists are three guys in a rock band who called themselves the Walkings from Tokyo, Japan. This band performs mostly in cool dives and live house and clubs in Shimokitazawa, near Shibuya in Tokyo. They’ve toured nationally, played Fuji Rock Festival and this year hit the big stage at a massive festival in Taiwan. These guys are happening.

Of course, the Walkings have a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/walkingsband/

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! The Walkings – A lot of Toiletries:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUOR52FSxmE

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. 

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 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/

Top 3 Indies Videos Feb 24, 2018! Amyl & The Sniffers, Reckless Drifters, Baby Shakes, The 50 Kaitenz (Jpn)! http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-feb-24-2018-amyl-the-sniffers-reckless-drifters-baby-shakes-the-50-kaitenz-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos Feb 17, 2018 – Melbourne, Australia Special! Amyl & the Sniffers, Dumb Punts, Parsnip, Stephanies (Jpn)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-feb-17-2018-melbourne-australia-special-amyl-the-sniffers-dumb-punts-parsnip-stephanies-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos Feb 10, 2018 – Voiid, Marc Platt, Daisy House, The Stephanies (Japan)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-feb-10-2018-voiid-marc-platt-daisy-house-the-stephanies-japan/

Top 3 Indies Videos Feb 3, 2018 – Problem Child, Rosegarden Funeral Party, Parsnip! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-feb-3-2018-problem-child-rosegarden-funeral-party-parsnip/

Top 3 Indies Videos Jan. 27, 2018 – Starcrawler, Amyl & the Sniffers, Duncan Reid, The 50 Kaitenz! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-jan-27-2018-starcrawler-amyl-the-sniffers-duncan-reid-the-50-kaitenz/

Top 3 Indies Videos Jan. 20, 2018 – Elmo Weber, Amyl & the Sniffers, Starcrawler! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-jan-20-2018-elmo-weber-amyl-the-sniffers-starcrawler/

Top 3 Indies 01/13/18 – Les Stores, Moody Beach, Starcrawler, Neatbeats, 50Kaitenz, Su Ko D Koi! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-01-13-18-les-stores-moody-beach-starcrawler-neatbeats-50kaitenz-su-ko-d-koi/

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

Top 3 Indies Videos 12/7/17 – Starcrawler, Blondie, Monsieurs, The 50 Kaitenz (Jpn) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-12717-starcrawler-blondie-monsieurs-the-50-kaitenz-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos 12/01/17 – Five Fab Japanese Indies and Garage Bands! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-120117-five-fab-japanese-indies-and-garage-bands/

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

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Top 3 Indies Artist Videos! Mar. 31, 2018! Batz, Neatbeats (Jpn), Amyl & the Sniffers, Television Generation!

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown for Mar. 31, 2018! Starting off the countdown today are a five member band from Australia that was introduced to us by Alex Kish over at Wassup Rocker Radio. The band’s name is “Batz.”

The bio on Batz states: “Hailing from Melbourne’s inner northern suburbs, BATZ formed in late 2015 to bring their audiences what’s become a notoriously intense and rowdy yet authoritative live show.Thrashy guitars, a driving rhythm section and front-woman Christina Aubry’s commanding and passionate vocal performance, BATZ’ music takes inspiration from and has been compared to the likes of Yeah Yeah Yeah’s, Blondie and The B-52’s.”  

They have a Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/batz-batz

And a Facebook too! https://www.facebook.com/batzbandmelbs/

3) BATZ 3 AM PONY  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9Ev1PIYxQg

At #2 is a band who debuted on our countdown for the first time last week and here they are again! They are a trio from Colorado called, “The Television Generation.” They just released their latest EP entitled “Peel.” So check that out. 

Blogtalk radio writes: “TVG is a 3 piece alternative rock band with punk rock energy and an affinity for 60’s pop and 90’s grunge. The band began in 2010 with lead singer and guitarist Will Hayden writing songs and playing with friends in a basement. After a few lineup changes the band adopted their drummer’s former horror punk band name Television Generation and set forth to conquer with sad, angry, socially charged rock n’ roll set to poppy melodies and grungy guitar riffs.” 

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

#2) Television Generation – Fuchsia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qU5j7Y_hlSA

At #1 this week is the band that has probably been on this countdown over this last year more than any other band. They are called, “Amyl & the Sniffers.” The band is headed up by lead singer Amy Louise and this band freaking rocks. Alex Kish over at Wassup Rocker radio writes about Amyl & the Sniffers: “They’re the shit. Hands down. Their singles are really good. Their non-hits are pretty good too. Push bike is super loud. I’m into that!”

Amyl and the Sniffers get the #1 spot today because a little birdie tells me they are about to make a huge announcement! Stay tuned!

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

Amyl and The Sniffers – 70’s Street Munchies  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uid_8u7T13Y

OK? Here’s a freebie. Alex at Wassup Rocker Radio like’s Amyl & the Sniffers,’ “Someone Stole My Push Bike?” OK… Here it is:

TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT ARTIST!  Today’s spotlight artists are the mighty Neatbeats from Osaka, now based in Tokyo! And guess what? Lead singer and guitarist, Mr. Pan, is going to be the guest on my radio show, The Mike Rogers Show this Sunday, April 1st !

Mr. Pan Mike Rogers Show

And Mr Pan will be bringing will bring lots of listener presents too! So tune in! The Mike Rogers Show March 11, 2018 from 5 am ~ 7 am, on InterFM 897 in Tokyo and Radio Neo 79.5 in Nagoya. (Please come “Like” my FB page: https://www.facebook.com/MikeRogersShow/) On Twitter: #mrs897

Anyway, the Neatbeats have been on this countdown several dozen times, so I found an old gem from a film they made long ago for your enjoyment today,

Of course, the Neatbeats have a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/patspats/

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Neatbeats – Half Pint Blues  https://youtu.be/6HR4-HVKdYw?t=1m47s

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. 

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 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/

Top 3 Indies Videos Feb 24, 2018! Amyl & The Sniffers, Reckless Drifters, Baby Shakes, The 50 Kaitenz (Jpn)! http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-feb-24-2018-amyl-the-sniffers-reckless-drifters-baby-shakes-the-50-kaitenz-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos Feb 17, 2018 – Melbourne, Australia Special! Amyl & the Sniffers, Dumb Punts, Parsnip, Stephanies (Jpn)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-feb-17-2018-melbourne-australia-special-amyl-the-sniffers-dumb-punts-parsnip-stephanies-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos Feb 10, 2018 – Voiid, Marc Platt, Daisy House, The Stephanies (Japan)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-feb-10-2018-voiid-marc-platt-daisy-house-the-stephanies-japan/

Top 3 Indies Videos Feb 3, 2018 – Problem Child, Rosegarden Funeral Party, Parsnip! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-feb-3-2018-problem-child-rosegarden-funeral-party-parsnip/

Top 3 Indies Videos Jan. 27, 2018 – Starcrawler, Amyl & the Sniffers, Duncan Reid, The 50 Kaitenz! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-jan-27-2018-starcrawler-amyl-the-sniffers-duncan-reid-the-50-kaitenz/

Top 3 Indies Videos Jan. 20, 2018 – Elmo Weber, Amyl & the Sniffers, Starcrawler! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-jan-20-2018-elmo-weber-amyl-the-sniffers-starcrawler/

Top 3 Indies 01/13/18 – Les Stores, Moody Beach, Starcrawler, Neatbeats, 50Kaitenz, Su Ko D Koi! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-01-13-18-les-stores-moody-beach-starcrawler-neatbeats-50kaitenz-su-ko-d-koi/

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

Top 3 Indies Videos 12/7/17 – Starcrawler, Blondie, Monsieurs, The 50 Kaitenz (Jpn) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-12717-starcrawler-blondie-monsieurs-the-50-kaitenz-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos 12/01/17 – Five Fab Japanese Indies and Garage Bands! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-120117-five-fab-japanese-indies-and-garage-bands/

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

If you like this countdown every week, please come “Like” our Robot55 Facebook page (or friend us on Twitter or subscribe to our Youtube page). Thanks!

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Top 3 Indies Artist Videos! Mar. 23, 2018: Upsahl, Atomic Suplex, Ginger Wildheart, Television Generation!

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!

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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. 

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 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/

Top 3 Indies Videos Feb 24, 2018! Amyl & The Sniffers, Reckless Drifters, Baby Shakes, The 50 Kaitenz (Jpn)! http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-feb-24-2018-amyl-the-sniffers-reckless-drifters-baby-shakes-the-50-kaitenz-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos Feb 17, 2018 – Melbourne, Australia Special! Amyl & the Sniffers, Dumb Punts, Parsnip, Stephanies (Jpn)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-feb-17-2018-melbourne-australia-special-amyl-the-sniffers-dumb-punts-parsnip-stephanies-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos Feb 10, 2018 – Voiid, Marc Platt, Daisy House, The Stephanies (Japan)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-feb-10-2018-voiid-marc-platt-daisy-house-the-stephanies-japan/

Top 3 Indies Videos Feb 3, 2018 – Problem Child, Rosegarden Funeral Party, Parsnip! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-feb-3-2018-problem-child-rosegarden-funeral-party-parsnip/

Top 3 Indies Videos Jan. 27, 2018 – Starcrawler, Amyl & the Sniffers, Duncan Reid, The 50 Kaitenz! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-jan-27-2018-starcrawler-amyl-the-sniffers-duncan-reid-the-50-kaitenz/

Top 3 Indies Videos Jan. 20, 2018 – Elmo Weber, Amyl & the Sniffers, Starcrawler! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-jan-20-2018-elmo-weber-amyl-the-sniffers-starcrawler/

Top 3 Indies 01/13/18 – Les Stores, Moody Beach, Starcrawler, Neatbeats, 50Kaitenz, Su Ko D Koi! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-01-13-18-les-stores-moody-beach-starcrawler-neatbeats-50kaitenz-su-ko-d-koi/

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

Top 3 Indies Videos 12/7/17 – Starcrawler, Blondie, Monsieurs, The 50 Kaitenz (Jpn) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-12717-starcrawler-blondie-monsieurs-the-50-kaitenz-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos 12/01/17 – Five Fab Japanese Indies and Garage Bands! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-120117-five-fab-japanese-indies-and-garage-bands/

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

If you like this countdown every week, please come “Like” our Robot55 Facebook page (or friend us on Twitter or subscribe to our Youtube page). Thanks!

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Top 3 Indies Artist Videos! Mar. 17, 2018: Baby Shakes, Mary’s Kid’s, Amyl & the Sniffers, Darky Dark & the Junkie Bunch!

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown for Mar. 17, 2018! Today I have a bunch of new punk bands. Starting off the countdown today is a band introduced to us by Alex over at Wassup Rocker Radio (Here’s their Twitter account: https://twitter.com/WassupRckrRadio). The band’s name is Mary’s Kids and they are a punk band from Stockholm, Sweden. Their bio states they are influenced by: “DEAD MOON, DEAD BOYS, MINOR THREAT, BLACK FLAG, RAMONES, ALL…” So that’s pretty good, I think.

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

#4) Marys Kids – I ain’t got no life https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWsctR10qWI

At #3 is a band from Orange County near Los Angeles. Their name is Darky Dark and the Junkie Bunch. This is some heavy shit. Shocking, really. I haven’t heard/see anything this shocking since The Dead Kennedys or Fear.

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

#3) Darky Dark and The Junkie Bunch – My Life As A Loaded Gun   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1OoO_9bF3Y

At #2 is my fave new band of the last year or so. From Australia, Amyl & the Sniffers. Amyl got their name because the lead singer’s name is Amy Louise. They are about to make some huge announcements. If you get a chance to see these guys live, Go! They are going to be big!  This is their latest single called, “Cup of Destiny” which just came out!

Facebook? Of course: https://www.facebook.com/amylandthesniffers/

#2) Amyl and The Sniffers – Cup Of Destiny  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqCYLQsALEw

At #1 this week are no strangers to the countdown, they are my favorite band from New York! They are The Baby ShakesTheir Bio says, “Baby Shakes are a rock n’ roll-punk band from New York City. Mary on lead vocals and guitar, Judy on lead guitar and vocals, Claudia on bass and vocals, and Ryan on drums. With catchy melodic vocals over dirty guitars and a killer rhythm section, their influences range from The Ramones and Slade to Chuck Berry and 60’s Motown girl groups.

I love this band! Here’s their Fb page: https://www.facebook.com/babyshakesny/

#1) Baby Shakes – Just Another Day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asUs70UNfZw

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 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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PAST ISSUES OF THE TOP 3 VIDEOS:

LAST WEEK:

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/

Top 3 Indies Videos Feb 24, 2018! Amyl & The Sniffers, Reckless Drifters, Baby Shakes, The 50 Kaitenz (Jpn)! http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-feb-24-2018-amyl-the-sniffers-reckless-drifters-baby-shakes-the-50-kaitenz-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos Feb 17, 2018 – Melbourne, Australia Special! Amyl & the Sniffers, Dumb Punts, Parsnip, Stephanies (Jpn)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-feb-17-2018-melbourne-australia-special-amyl-the-sniffers-dumb-punts-parsnip-stephanies-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos Feb 10, 2018 – Voiid, Marc Platt, Daisy House, The Stephanies (Japan)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-feb-10-2018-voiid-marc-platt-daisy-house-the-stephanies-japan/

Top 3 Indies Videos Feb 3, 2018 – Problem Child, Rosegarden Funeral Party, Parsnip! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-feb-3-2018-problem-child-rosegarden-funeral-party-parsnip/

Top 3 Indies Videos Jan. 27, 2018 – Starcrawler, Amyl & the Sniffers, Duncan Reid, The 50 Kaitenz! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-jan-27-2018-starcrawler-amyl-the-sniffers-duncan-reid-the-50-kaitenz/

Top 3 Indies Videos Jan. 20, 2018 – Elmo Weber, Amyl & the Sniffers, Starcrawler! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-jan-20-2018-elmo-weber-amyl-the-sniffers-starcrawler/

Top 3 Indies 01/13/18 – Les Stores, Moody Beach, Starcrawler, Neatbeats, 50Kaitenz, Su Ko D Koi! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-01-13-18-les-stores-moody-beach-starcrawler-neatbeats-50kaitenz-su-ko-d-koi/

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

Top 3 Indies Videos 12/7/17 – Starcrawler, Blondie, Monsieurs, The 50 Kaitenz (Jpn) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-12717-starcrawler-blondie-monsieurs-the-50-kaitenz-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos 12/01/17 – Five Fab Japanese Indies and Garage Bands! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-120117-five-fab-japanese-indies-and-garage-bands/

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

If you like this countdown every week, please come “Like” our Robot55 Facebook page (or friend us on Twitter or subscribe to our Youtube page). Thanks!

, The Mike Rogers Show, #mrs897 

 Top 3 Indies Artist Videos! Mar. 10, 2018: Pats Pats (Jpn), Boat Show, Fur (UK), Proud City Fathers

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown for Mar. 10, 2018! And starting off the countdown today are a punk outfit from London named, “The Proud City Fathers.” They say their influences are: “Roots Radicals, Punk Rockers, & Reggae.” Their bio states: “West London council estates and Henry Compton School where the birth place of this band. The first incarnation of this band was called ‘suicide’. Over the years many name changes followed ‘sytematic death’, ‘the filth’, ‘National Cunts’ and eventually ‘PROUD CITY FATHERS.’”  National Cunts!? Hilarious.

They have a SoundCloud page:

And a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ProudCityFathers/

#3) PROUD CITY FATHERS – Clone Factory:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqgUXUIT2VI

Next, at #2 are a 5-piece band from Perth Australia named Boat Show. They describe their music as: “Indie punk rock and ‘\m/ punk \m/.'” I have no idea what that last part means. They been getting some great reviews, like: “Funny how a band can be both sobering and intoxicating all at once. Boat Show is that band.”

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

#2) Boat Show – Staying Alive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0R4-2zFbrt4

At #1 this week are 4 guys from Brighton called, “Fur” who say their music is: “lurrrv songs.” They also describe their music as: “I’d say it would have to be 50s inspired Indie rock, however that doesn’t have the best ring to it so if we think of something else we’ll let you know.”

The have a Soundcloud page: http://www.soundcloud.com/furfurfur

And a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/furbabyfur

#1) FUR – If You Know That I’m Lonely: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXllKXhFMEs

TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT ARTIST!  Today’s spotlight artists are from Tokyo! They are a girl pop punk band that calls themselves, The Pats Pats. And guess what? They are going to be the guests on my radio show this Sunday just in time for White Day! White Day in Japan is like Valentines Day! The Pats Pats will come on the show and they will bring lots of listener presents too! Not only that, but we are also giving away ¥1500 App Store and iTunes Cards for 5 lucky winners. So tune in! The Mike Rogers Show March 11, 2018 from 5 am ~ 7 am, on InterFM 897 in Tokyo and Radio Neo 79.5 in Nagoya. (Please come “Like” my FB page: https://www.facebook.com/MikeRogersShow/) On Twitter: #mrs897

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

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! The Pats Pats – Girl’s Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGd5wESg3Rk

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 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 ~ Feb. 2018. The DVD release will be announced soon.

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 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/

Top 3 Indies Videos Feb 24, 2018! Amyl & The Sniffers, Reckless Drifters, Baby Shakes, The 50 Kaitenz (Jpn)! http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-feb-24-2018-amyl-the-sniffers-reckless-drifters-baby-shakes-the-50-kaitenz-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos Feb 17, 2018 – Melbourne, Australia Special! Amyl & the Sniffers, Dumb Punts, Parsnip, Stephanies (Jpn)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-feb-17-2018-melbourne-australia-special-amyl-the-sniffers-dumb-punts-parsnip-stephanies-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos Feb 10, 2018 – Voiid, Marc Platt, Daisy House, The Stephanies (Japan)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-feb-10-2018-voiid-marc-platt-daisy-house-the-stephanies-japan/

Top 3 Indies Videos Feb 3, 2018 – Problem Child, Rosegarden Funeral Party, Parsnip! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-feb-3-2018-problem-child-rosegarden-funeral-party-parsnip/

Top 3 Indies Videos Jan. 27, 2018 – Starcrawler, Amyl & the Sniffers, Duncan Reid, The 50 Kaitenz! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-jan-27-2018-starcrawler-amyl-the-sniffers-duncan-reid-the-50-kaitenz/

Top 3 Indies Videos Jan. 20, 2018 – Elmo Weber, Amyl & the Sniffers, Starcrawler! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-jan-20-2018-elmo-weber-amyl-the-sniffers-starcrawler/

Top 3 Indies 01/13/18 – Les Stores, Moody Beach, Starcrawler, Neatbeats, 50Kaitenz, Su Ko D Koi! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-01-13-18-les-stores-moody-beach-starcrawler-neatbeats-50kaitenz-su-ko-d-koi/

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

Top 3 Indies Videos 12/7/17 – Starcrawler, Blondie, Monsieurs, The 50 Kaitenz (Jpn) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-12717-starcrawler-blondie-monsieurs-the-50-kaitenz-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos 12/01/17 – Five Fab Japanese Indies and Garage Bands! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-120117-five-fab-japanese-indies-and-garage-bands/

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

If you like this countdown every week, please come “Like” our Robot55 Facebook page (or friend us on Twitter or subscribe to our Youtube page). Thanks!

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Top 3 Indies Videos Mar. 2, 2018! Starcrawler, Peter118, Professor and the Madmen, Samehada Shiroko & Dynamite (Jpn)!

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

And starting off the countdown today are from Los Angeles and they are a “rock, punk, power pop, and alternative rock” outfit called, “Professor and the Madman.” Their bio says, “There’s a musical adventure coming from Orange County, California and the UK, orchestrated by Professor and the Madman.” Punk Globe writes, “Sean Elliott and Alfie Agnew of D.I. and Rat Scabies and Paul Gray of the Damned have gotten together to make one hell of an album. It’s full of different sounds for different songs and each musician brings in their specialty. As a fan of D.I. and the Damned, it’s hard to explain without gushing. It’s got some definite early garage psychedelia, some pop, some rock and some punk rock.” 

I think it’s way cool. Of course, they have a Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/professorandthemadman/

Oh and there’s more to listen to at their Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/professorandthemadman

#3) Professor and the Madmen – Space Walrus:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDfxjYC-fEo

At #2 on this week’s chart is the latest from Peter118 in the UK. I hear some music rag compared Peter118 to the Sex Pistols and now people are up in arms and either loving them or hating them. 

Punx In Solidarity a Hardcore Punk Rock Blog writes: “Peter 118: Punk as F**k So a new punk band has been burning up social media and the center of some controversy. Now some may be wondering what makes a punk band controversial in 2018?”  Well, give the track a listen and you might get the answer!

They have a Facebook page too: https://www.facebook.com/Peter118UK/

#2) Peter118 – Seven: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIe5uKhRz4I

At #1 this week is Starcrawler from Los Angeles! They are coming to Japan next week and all of their Tokyo shows are SOLD OUT! (See you on Tuesday!) I’ve been pushing the shit outta this band, so much so that they sent me some merchandise to giveaway on my show, “The Mike Rogers Show” This Sunday, March 4, 2018, from 5 am ~ 7 am on InterFM 897 in Tokyo and in Radio Neo 79.5 in Nagoya. It’s also on nationwide on Radiko.jp. Twitter is: #mrs897! Send us a tweet if you’d like to win a Starcrawler  a T-shirt or Tote-Bag!

You can find out their Japan live information here: http://www.indienative.com/event/starcrawler

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

#1) Starcrawler – Let Her Be: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alUHhtQSjr4

TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT ARTIST!  Today’s spotlight artists are from Fukuoka, Kyushu, Japan! Their name is Samehada Shiroko & Dynamite! And guess what? They are going to be the guests on my radio show this Sunday – All the way from Kyushu!  They will come on the show and they have brought lots of listener presents too! The Mike Rogers Show March 4, 2018 from 5 am ~ 7 am, on InterFM 897 in Tokyo and Radio Neo 79.5 in Nagoya. (Please come “Like” my FB page: https://www.facebook.com/MikeRogersShow/) On Twitter: #mrs897

Samehada Shiroko & Dynamite describe themselves as, “Fukuoka’s garage punk band ‘Sameko’s Ass and Dynamite.’ We are touring all over the country. The goal is to conquer the world!”

Of course, they have a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/samehadashirikoanddynamite/?ref=br_rs

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Samehada Shiroko & Dynamite – Moshi Yokattara: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OV7NePEIJ9o

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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PAST ISSUES OF THE TOP 3 VIDEOS:

LAST WEEK:

Top 3 Indies Videos Feb 24, 2018! Amyl & The Sniffers, Reckless Drifters, Baby Shakes, The 50 Kaitenz (Jpn)! http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-feb-24-2018-amyl-the-sniffers-reckless-drifters-baby-shakes-the-50-kaitenz-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos Feb 17, 2018 – Melbourne, Australia Special! Amyl & the Sniffers, Dumb Punts, Parsnip, Stephanies (Jpn)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-feb-17-2018-melbourne-australia-special-amyl-the-sniffers-dumb-punts-parsnip-stephanies-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos Feb 10, 2018 – Voiid, Marc Platt, Daisy House, The Stephanies (Japan)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-feb-10-2018-voiid-marc-platt-daisy-house-the-stephanies-japan/

Top 3 Indies Videos Feb 3, 2018 – Problem Child, Rosegarden Funeral Party, Parsnip! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-feb-3-2018-problem-child-rosegarden-funeral-party-parsnip/

Top 3 Indies Videos Jan. 27, 2018 – Starcrawler, Amyl & the Sniffers, Duncan Reid, The 50 Kaitenz! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-jan-27-2018-starcrawler-amyl-the-sniffers-duncan-reid-the-50-kaitenz/

Top 3 Indies Videos Jan. 20, 2018 – Elmo Weber, Amyl & the Sniffers, Starcrawler! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-jan-20-2018-elmo-weber-amyl-the-sniffers-starcrawler/

Top 3 Indies 01/13/18 – Les Stores, Moody Beach, Starcrawler, Neatbeats, 50Kaitenz, Su Ko D Koi! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-01-13-18-les-stores-moody-beach-starcrawler-neatbeats-50kaitenz-su-ko-d-koi/

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

Top 3 Indies Videos 12/7/17 – Starcrawler, Blondie, Monsieurs, The 50 Kaitenz (Jpn) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-12717-starcrawler-blondie-monsieurs-the-50-kaitenz-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos 12/01/17 – Five Fab Japanese Indies and Garage Bands! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-120117-five-fab-japanese-indies-and-garage-bands/

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

If you like this countdown every week, please come “Like” our Robot55 Facebook page (or friend us on Twitter or subscribe to our Youtube page). Thanks!

, The Mike Rogers Show, #mrs897 

 

Top 3 Indies Videos Feb 24, 2018! Amyl & The Sniffers, Reckless Drifters, Baby Shakes, The 50 Kaitenz (Jpn)!

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown for Feb 24, 2018! And starting off the countdown today are Amyl & the Sniffers. They were featured on last week’s countdown (“She’s Not a Loser” http://bit.ly/2sEZBuA) and they had the #2 song for the entire year in 2017 (“70s Street Munchies“) in Top 50 Best Songs of 2017 (Music Videos!) http://bit.ly/2BROuCv 

It’s Amyl and the Sniffers from their 2016 SOLD OUT, “Giddy Up.” This did so well, that they are getting ready to rerelease it! This band is awesome. Here is their Bandcamp. You can find/buy their entire catalogue her: amylandthesniffers.bandcamp.com

Here is their Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amylandthesniffers/

#3) Amyl and The Sniffers – Pleasure Forever  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvkTu7AiTfM

At #2 is my new fave new group for 2018 (I found Amyl and the Sniffers in 2017!) and their name is the Reckless Drifters and they are from Los Angeles. The Reckless Drifters are Dramarama’s John Easdale & Mark Englert, The Woolly Bandits’ Christa Collins, Miss Derringer’s Sylvain De Muizon, & original Social Distortion drummer Derek O’Brien. This os their debut single and it is a cover of an old Hank Williams tune (Yeah. You read that right, Hank Williams.) My dad loved Hank Williams and when I first heard this rendition it dropped my jaw…. It takes some real special talent to cover a Hank Williams classic and actually make it original and, dare I say it? Better than the original! 

Wow! Check it. Their Facebook page only has 94 Likes. Go be the first on your block to go and spread the word! https://www.facebook.com/RecklessDrifters/

#2) The Reckless Drifters – “Baby, We’re Really in Love”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MzxIbILDb8

At #1 this week are the Baby Shakes! The Baby Shakes just finished a bunch of shows in Florida where they played with my friends from my old hometown, Mel Bergman and the Phantom Surfers! So to commemorate that event and because it was guitarist Judy’s birthday the other day (well, not the ‘other day,’ more like 4 months ago) here they are at #1…. This also gets to #1 this week as Shuichi Masaki from Fukuoka’s awesome Garage Band, Titty Twister randomly put this video up as his recommendation last night. I was shocked and told him, “Hey! Shuichi san! Ken Nishikawa and I made that Baby Shakes video!”

The Baby Shakes are hot. Here’s their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/babyshakesny/

#1) Baby Shakes – Do What You Want  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xF6Yl8RAqc

TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT ARTIST!  Today’s spotlight artists are the mighty 50 Kaitenz from Osaka, Japan! The 50 Kaitenz just released their new album and I have been playing some of their new songs on my FM radio show just about every week! (The Mike Rogers Show on InterFM 897 in Tokyo and Radio Neo 79.5 in Nagoya – Please come “Like” my FB page: https://www.facebook.com/MikeRogersShow/) The new record was released on Jan. 17, 2017 and it is simply awesome and I think it’s their best one yet!

Of course, they have a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/50kaitenz/

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! The 50 Kaitenz – Mr.1234man:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmE0XOdnzts

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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PAST ISSUES OF THE TOP 3 VIDEOS:

LAST WEEK:

Top 3 Indies Videos Feb 17, 2018 – Melbourne, Australia Special! Amyl & the Sniffers, Dumb Punts, Parsnip, Stephanies (Jpn)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-feb-17-2018-melbourne-australia-special-amyl-the-sniffers-dumb-punts-parsnip-stephanies-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos Feb 10, 2018 – Voiid, Marc Platt, Daisy House, The Stephanies (Japan)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-feb-10-2018-voiid-marc-platt-daisy-house-the-stephanies-japan/

Top 3 Indies Videos Feb 3, 2018 – Problem Child, Rosegarden Funeral Party, Parsnip! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-feb-3-2018-problem-child-rosegarden-funeral-party-parsnip/

Top 3 Indies Videos Jan. 27, 2018 – Starcrawler, Amyl & the Sniffers, Duncan Reid, The 50 Kaitenz! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-jan-27-2018-starcrawler-amyl-the-sniffers-duncan-reid-the-50-kaitenz/

Top 3 Indies Videos Jan. 20, 2018 – Elmo Weber, Amyl & the Sniffers, Starcrawler! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-jan-20-2018-elmo-weber-amyl-the-sniffers-starcrawler/

Top 3 Indies 01/13/18 – Les Stores, Moody Beach, Starcrawler, Neatbeats, 50Kaitenz, Su Ko D Koi! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-01-13-18-les-stores-moody-beach-starcrawler-neatbeats-50kaitenz-su-ko-d-koi/

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

Top 3 Indies Videos 12/7/17 – Starcrawler, Blondie, Monsieurs, The 50 Kaitenz (Jpn) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-12717-starcrawler-blondie-monsieurs-the-50-kaitenz-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos 12/01/17 – Five Fab Japanese Indies and Garage Bands! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-120117-five-fab-japanese-indies-and-garage-bands/

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

If you like this countdown every week, please come “Like” our Robot55 Facebook page (or friend us on Twitter or subscribe to our Youtube page). Thanks!

, The Mike Rogers Show, #mrs897 

 

 

Top 3 Indies Videos Feb 17, 2018 – Melbourne, Australia Special! Amyl & the Sniffers, Dumb Punts, Parsnip, Stephanies (Jpn)!

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown for Feb 18, 2018! And today we got a Melbourne, Australia special. Why? Because there’s a shit-hot garage/punk movement going on over there and they have a TON of hot bands! Today, I will introduce my 4 faves

First up from Melbourne, Australia is a band that I think is the most exciting female fronted punk band since Joan Jett or X-Ray Spex. They are called Amyl & the Sniffers and they are happening… They are going to have some huge announcements soon so if you get a chance to see them, do it while you can… I’m expecting this band to be bigger than the Runaways and up there with the Clash. No shit. They have been getting airplay all over the world and the reaction has been incredible… But not really incredible… When you see this band, you’ll think, “Of course, this is going to be huge!”

Check out these hilarious lyrics:

“I’m not a fan, a fan or tradition,
I just wanna get pissed here in my kitchen,
I’m not a loser, no!
(She’s not a loser!)

People look at me like I am a hooker,
but I just wanna be a venue booker,
I’m not a loser, no!
(She’s not a loser!)”

All the guys just wanna spank me,
I guess that’s just their way to thank me,
they don’t want the hanky panky,
they don’t want the hanky panky,

I’m deaf, I’m blind and I’m alright,
I’m bored, I’m broken, and I’m despised,
I’m deaf, I’m blind and I’m alright,
I’m bored, I’m broken, and I’m despised

I feel asleep down there in the gutter,
but it’s no worries, I’m as smooth as butter,
I’m not a loser, no!
(She’s not a loser!)

My friends may think that I am a cunt,
but I pay the rent on time every month,
I’m not a loser, no!
(She’s not a loser!)

 

They have a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/amylandthesniffers/
Here’s their Bandcamp: https://amylandthesniffers.bandcamp.com/

#4) Amyl And The Sniffers – I’m Not A Loser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56sxjsvev7c

Next up, at #3 is a band that describes their music as “Shed Rock.” Their name is “the Dumb Punts” (Just gotta love bands that have a sense of humor.) And that’s just about all I can tell you about these three… Oh, they have a Facebook page too: https://www.facebook.com/dumbpunts/

And you can listen to more at Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/dumb-punts

#3) Dumb Punts – Space Waster: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Obdlg4gcZKg

And, another new band from Melbourne are four ladies who called themselves, “Parsnip” and describe their music as “Queen Wave.” This is the second time Parsnip has been on the countdown and the first time I put them on, the leader of Japan’s most fab garage rock heroes, Christopher from “The Routes” cheered and told me he had just bought the Parsnip record! You’ll dig this.

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

#2) Parsnip – Health:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdAiZHkmAOA

At #1 is a band who crept up on the scene with their monster hit, “Smoko”! It’s the Chats! The Chats have been together for just over a year now and, actually, their first video, “Smoko” became a viral sensation when it was released in October of 2017 and received about 600,000 views in a few weeks. Now, just 4 months after release their first video has hit over 1.4 million views. Not bad for an unsigned Pub-Punk band, eh wot?

Here’s their Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/thechats

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thechatsband/

#1) The Chats – 4573: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXCCCTmoQ3s

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 tomorrow 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!) Check them out on the Mike Rogers Show on InterFM Sunday, Feb 18, 2018 from 5 ~ 7 am…. #mrs897

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

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! The Stephanies – Alright only tonight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyzqFm_RqB4

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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PAST ISSUES OF THE TOP 3 VIDEOS:

LAST WEEK:

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

Top 3 Indies Videos 12/7/17 – Starcrawler, Blondie, Monsieurs, The 50 Kaitenz (Jpn) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-12717-starcrawler-blondie-monsieurs-the-50-kaitenz-jpn/

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