It’s time once again for this week’s Top 3 videos for the week of Nov. 24, 2018!
First up is a class act from Australia who call themselves, King Cornelius & The Silverbacks! This is their first time on our countdown. This is hilarious! Their bio states the origin of this band as: “The Silverbacks (4 well-dressed safari hunters captured King Cornelius in the hope of making him serve them (tea, coffee, watermelon cosmopolitans etc). Discovering that he was an ape of enormous entertainment potential, they made him their leader and formed a musical combo, adding a fourth member in late 2016 to help tame the beast…. They no longer hunt.”
Here’s their Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KingCorneliusAndTheSilverbacks/
3) King Cornelius & The Silverbacks – I Am Great Ape by: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIzTLqrsVAU
At #2 this week, we take a trip to Spain and Folc Records recording artists, Juanita Banana! (Thanks Antonio!) Juanita Banana’s bio sates that they are a Garage/ Surf / Rock’n’roll band. It also goes on to say, “From the depths of the caverns and created by the unknown Tiki goddesses, Juanita Banana arrives. A band composed of five troglodytes that, based on roars, howls and sounds in the purest sixties style, have managed to form a unique, hooligan and combative concept. Influenced by bands like The Cramps, The Ventures, Vice Barons and, of course, The 5,6,7,8`s, are willing to immerse us in the wildest and most addictive side of garage, surf and rock and roll.”
At #1 is a band from Oklahoma named Skating Polly. Their bio says, “Skating Polly, a sister duo from Oklahoma made up of Kelli Mayo and Peyton Bighorse, formed in 2009 after a jam session at the girls’ Halloween party…Raised on ‘70s punk and early-‘90s alt-rock, they mine inspiration from artists as disparate as Johnny Cash, The Ramones, NWA, Nirvana, and Bikini Kill and saturate their own songs with a raw energy reminiscent of their musical heroes… Along with earning the adoration of Cervenka (whom they befriended after attending one of the X singer’s 2010 solo shows and playing their demos on a cell phone), Skating Polly has found fans in Rosanne Cash and Sean Lennon, taken the stage with punk legends like Mike Watt, and opened up for such indie heavy-hitters as Deerhoof and Band of Horses. Tapping Mayo’s dad as their tour manager, the stepsisters typically hit the road with their entire family and optimize their travel time by making up songs on their ukulele… “The musicians we’re most inspired by are the ones who keep on going and going, who devote their entire lives to coming up with new and different stuff,” says Mayo. “A lot of times at our shows people will come up to us and tell us, ‘Keep on doing what you’re doing, don’t ever stop’ and we’re just like, ‘Yeah—we weren’t planning on ever stopping.”
#1) Skating Polly – Camelot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbFoX8SvaKI
SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! This week’s Spotlight Artist is an artist that will appear at my New Year’s Party on Jan. 7, 2018 (Monday) along with Spam69 and the Sesame! Get your tickets now! (They are free (+¥1000 for 2 drinks!) At Shibuya Milky Way! Be there!
Today we will feature the Pats Pats. One of Japan’s cutest punk groups! The Pat Pats feature: Akiko / Vocal, Guitar and Midori /Vocal, Bass.
Here’s the Facebook page for the Pats Pats! https://www.facebook.com/patspats/
SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! THE PATS PATS ドーナツの歌 The Donuts Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqlRybasUD0
Hey! If you want tickets for the New Year’s Party (It’s free but tickets are going fast!): Go reserve them here (Jan. 7, 2019!): The Mike Rogers Show の新年会？2019年1月7日！やりましょうか？出演バンド: The Pats Pats, Spam69, Sesame! チケットの予約: http://www.shibuyamilkyway.com/new/SCHEDULE/
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‘ World Premiered 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.
“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
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” world premiered at the 2018 Raindance Film Festival in Oct. 2018.
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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