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Top 3 Indies Videos 12/7/17 – Starcrawler, Blondie, Monsieurs, The 50 Kaitenz (Jpn)

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown! This week is a special! Today we have my recent fave three Indies bands and Japanese pick for the week of Dec. 7, 2017!

First up are three guys from Boston on the Slovenly label named The Monsieurs. The Monsieurs were introduced to us by the curator for the stars, Rin Ishioka.

Vanyaland magazine says: “Ask anyone who knows their shit about Boston rock and roll will tell you that garage-punk lords The Monsieurs are one of the best — if not the best — live bands around town.”

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

#3) THE MONSIEURS “Coucou” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKLTLiaEo-A

At #2 is a song that Alex Kish over at Wassup Rocker Radio turned us onto. Thanks Alex! It’s Blondie! Yep! THAT Blondie. This is their newest that was just released yesterday on Dec. 6, 2017!

Blondie doesn’t need an introduction, so here’s their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Blondie/

#2) Blondie – Doom or Destiny  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YI2z27Ufy8k

 

 

At this week’s #1 is a band that I debuted on Japanese FM radio a LONG time ago! (Pat myself on the back) and has been aired on my radio show and this countdown many many times. They are Starcrawler from Los Angeles! Their bio says, “We will kill you.” So what more could you ask?

Starcrawler are coming to Japan 3/7 (Wed) O-nest in Shibuya, 3/8 (Thu) Nagoya @ Huck Finn,  3/9 (Fri) Osaka @ Conpass, 3/10(Sat) Kyoto @ Metro. Tickets are available here: WWW.BEATINK.COM

Here’s Starcralwer’s Facebook page. Go Like it: https://www.facebook.com/starcrawlertheband/

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

Spotlight Artist!  Today’s spotlight artists are the mighty 50 Kaitenz from Osaka, Japan! The 50 Kaitenz have a new album coming out and I have been playing some of their new songs on my FM radio showevery week for the last 5 weeks in a row! (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 is coming out 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 – Vinyl Change The World https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O84dX0O3Vl4

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story world premiered in London on Sept. 25 and was completely SOLD OUT! The movie is now on a Road Show in Japan and at a theater near you. You can find details here:  https://www.facebook.com/Japaneserocknrollghost/

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/

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story – Theatrical Release in Hiroshima and Yokokawa decided! Jan 13 ~ Jan. 19, 2018!
【広島・横川シネマ上映決定!】
横浜シネマリンさんでの上映後少し間が空きましたが『ゴーストロード』の広島での上映が年明け1/13(土)~19(金)に横川シネマさんで決定いたしました!映画公開の前の週1/5(金)には広島クラブクアトロでTHE NEATBEATSのライブもございますので年明け早々、気分を上げていきましょう!
http://yokogawa-cine.jugem.jp/

That’s all for today! See you next week when we return to the Top 3 Indies Artist Videos Countdown. See ya! – Mike in Tokyo Rogers

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About Mike in Tokyo Rogers: Mike has been a professional music/TV/radio/anime-related program producer in Japan since the eighties. He began in the music business in 1977 as lead vocalist with the legendary Los Angeles Punk Band, “The Rotters” (Sit on My Face Stevie Nix.). As a university student, he was assistant to the legendary Rodney Bingenheimer (Rodney on the ROQ – KROQ Los Angeles from 1980 ~ 1981.) Mike was the first and only foreigner in Japanese history to become the General Manager of a major Japanese broadcasting station (TV Tokyo owned InterFM). Has produced a few smash hit programs (some real losers, too!) and several of Tokyo’s highest rated and most famous radio programs. A recent hit program was “The TV Show” (Set Program with “Ninja Slayer”) which, between April – Oct. 2015, garnered over 10 million viewers.  He is currently producing and hosting “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 will be released by a major Japanese motion picture company and in theaters all across Japan in Autumn 2017.

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story Japanese Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxwJ4AfzOwM&t

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story Foreign trailer: https://vimeo.com/210533272)

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

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Top 3 Indies Videos 11/25/17 – 50 Kaitenz (Jpn), Pale Lips, Pip Blom, Dirty Fences! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-112517-50-kaitenz-jpn-pale-lips-pip-blom-dirty-fences/

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Top 3 Indies Videos 11/04/17! Starbenders, ED WOODS, the Routes (Jpn), Luxury Death! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-110417-starbenders-edwoods-the-routes-jpn-luxury-death/

Top 3 Indies Videos 10/28/17! Touts, Peter118, Rews, Van T’s, Cabbage, Vivian Boys (Jpn)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-102817-touts-peter118-rews-van-ts-cabbage-vivian-boys-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos 10/23/17! Japanese Garage Bands and Amyl & the Sniffers! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-102317-japanese-garage-bands-and-amyl-the-sniffers/

Top 3 Indies Videos 10/14/17! Femme Krawall (Ger.), Neatbeats (Jpn), Fazerdaze, Pale Waves! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-101417-femme-krawall-ger-neatbeats-jpn-fazerdaze-pale-waves/

Top 3 Indies Videos 10/08/17! Crazy Squeeze, Su凸ko D凹koi (すっとこどっこい), The Beverleys!
robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-100817/

Top 3 Videos 9/30/17! The Neatbeats (Jpn!), Lola Pistola, The Jacques, MeMe Detroit! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-92317-the-neatbeats-jpn-lola-pistola-the-jacques-meme-detroit/

Top 3 Videos 9/16/17! Amyl & the Sniffers, Cambodian Space Project, Mackshow (Jpn), Shame! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-91617-amyl-the-sniffers-cambodian-space-project-mackshow-jpn-shame/

Top 3 Videos 9/9/17! The 50 Kaitenz (Jpn), Lisa Mychols, The Sold! & Bones!, Ya Freshness! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-9217-the-50-kaitenz-jpn-lisa-mychols-the-sold-and-bones-ya-freshness/

Top 3 Videos 9/2/17! Twinkles, Neatbeats, Peter118, Mr. Diagonal! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-9217-twinkles-neatbeats-peter118-mr-diagonal/

Top 3 Videos 8/25/17! The Neatbeats, Darts, Estrons, Honeychain, Creepshow, Homeless Gospel Choir! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-82517-the-neatbeats-darts-estrons-honeychain-creepshow-homeless-gospel-choir/

Top 3 Videos 8/18/17! Amyl & the Sniffers, Aimee Lay, Holy Moly & The Crackers, The Soap (Jpn) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-81817-amyl-the-sniffers-aimee-lay-holy-moly-the-crackers-the-soap-jpn/

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, The Mike Rogers Show, 

Top 3 Indies Videos 12/01/17 – Five Fab Japanese Indies and Garage Bands!

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown! This week s a special! Today we have five of my recent fave Japanese Indies bands for the week of Dec. 1, 2017! These are five groups that I think could do alright in the west. First up are a group of four fab psychos doing the trash garage thingy like a boss! They are from Tokyo known as “Ed Woods.” Ed Woods describe themselves as, “B-Movie, Rock`n`Roll & TV Game Or Die !! They are ”ED WOODS”. Link Wray is their father. Ed Wood is their Grandfather. Divine is their Mom. Big Foot is their Pet. Thank you!!” 

Ed Woods are, in my opinion, one of the best garage bands around. They have some shows coming up if you are in Tokyo over the next few weeks. In fact, they are playing tomorrow night 12/2(Sat) in Nagano, @Live House J.  “MIDNIGHT RAMBLER” and Ed Woods will appear with UnderGrounded Monogram, Mr. Fin And Jake, Living Is Not Breathing.

Yeah? They have a Facebook page. Go Like it or DIE! https://www.facebook.com/trash.crazy.edwoods/

#5) ED WOODS – Rock Shock In My Head https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hCF1wYMzZ4

At #4 are three guys who contributed a hot track to the Original Soundtrack of “Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story.” They are from Tokyo also and they are called, the Mackshow!” I’ve seen these guys live before and not only did they rock, they were funny too! Great sounds. Great look. Tokyo’s own Mackshow!

Their bio states: “The Japanese Rock & Roll icon of 21st century, sets the unique concept such as Leather jacket, regent hair, rock and roll and the “Showa” (Japanese 60’s~80’s) style three piece R&R band. They formed in 2002 by Vocal & guitar Kozzy Mack, bass Tommy Mack, and drums Bikeboy. For much of their career, most of their performances were held at club circuits. Very simple original R&R sound and vocal skills hit all over Japan.”

Here’s their Facebook page: http://bit.ly/2x5CgRn

#4) THE MACKSHOW – Phantom of Twenty Faces: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OCQ0QK1BQw

Next up is a group that must have stepped into some sort of time machine. They are called the Learners! The Learners are known for covering songs from the 50s and beyond. They describe themselves as “Girl pop, punk, ska, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll” and they revive famous songs. The Learners do not have a Facebook page but they have a Tumbler page: https://learnersband.tumblr.com

Oh, and the Learners also have some shows coming up soon too: https://learnersband.tumblr.com/tagged/show

#3) LEARNERS – I WANT YOU TO BE MY BABY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiEWcShzypc

At #2 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! This is their latest video and it is for a song called, “Momanaide.” “Momanaide” is about her ex-boyfriend who has a new girlfriend and she pleads with him to not rub her, uh, well, not rub her tits…. Later on, when she fumes about what is going on, she consoles herself by remembering that she has a new boyfriend. It’s cynical and funny. Theie new album goes on sale Jan. 17, 2018.

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

#2) Su凸ko D凹koi (すっとこどっこい) 「MOMANAIDE」 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYo4fvFQ8dc

At #1 this week are Kyushu’s favorite sons, The Routes. The Routes bio says: “Based in bowl in the mountains (Hita City, Oita prefecture), Anglo-Nipponese trio The Routes play independently over 600 miles south of the Tokyo garage scene. 
The Routes play mostly original music, taking influence from UK and US 60s music and culture, happily oblivious to the fads and trends of today.” I know for a fact that The Routes are getting airplay all over the world. And I air them a lot on my new FM radio, The Mike Rogers Show on InterFM 897 in Tokyo, Radio Neo 79.5 in Naogoya and nationwide on Radiko.jp. Please check it out! The Routes’ new album is now on sale too! http://greenwayrecords.storenvy.com/products/21914390-the-routes-dirty-needles-and-pins

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

#1) The Routes – Somebody’s Child https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxixtQY3Hmg

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story world premiered in London on Sept. 25 and was completely SOLD OUT! The movie is now on a Road Show in Japan and at a theater near you. You can find details here:  https://www.facebook.com/Japaneserocknrollghost/

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/

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story – Theatrical Release in Hiroshima and Yokokawa decided! Jan 13 ~ Jan. 19, 2018!
【広島・横川シネマ上映決定!】
横浜シネマリンさんでの上映後少し間が空きましたが『ゴーストロード』の広島での上映が年明け1/13(土)~19(金)に横川シネマさんで決定いたしました!映画公開の前の週1/5(金)には広島クラブクアトロでTHE NEATBEATSのライブもございますので年明け早々、気分を上げていきましょう!
http://yokogawa-cine.jugem.jp/

That’s all for today! See you next week when we return to the Top 3 Indies Artist Videos Countdown. See ya! – Mike in Tokyo Rogers

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About Mike in Tokyo Rogers: Mike has been a professional music/TV/radio/anime-related program producer in Japan since the eighties. He began in the music business in 1977 as lead vocalist with the legendary Los Angeles Punk Band, “The Rotters” (Sit on My Face Stevie Nix.). As a university student, he was assistant to the legendary Rodney Bingenheimer (Rodney on the ROQ – KROQ Los Angeles from 1980 ~ 1981.) Mike was the first and only foreigner in Japanese history to become the General Manager of a major Japanese broadcasting station (TV Tokyo owned InterFM). Has produced a few smash hit programs (some real losers, too!) and several of Tokyo’s highest rated and most famous radio programs. A recent hit program was “The TV Show” (Set Program with “Ninja Slayer”) which, between April – Oct. 2015, garnered over 10 million viewers.  He is currently producing and hosting “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 will be released by a major Japanese motion picture company and in theaters all across Japan in Autumn 2017.

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 11/25/17 – 50 Kaitenz (Jpn), Pale Lips, Pip Blom, Dirty Fences! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-112517-50-kaitenz-jpn-pale-lips-pip-blom-dirty-fences/

Top 3 Indies Artist Video 11/17/17 – Dream Wife, Cabbage, Starcrawler, Boris (Jpn) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-video-111717-dream-wife-cabbage-starcrawler-boris-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Artist Video 11/11/17 – Van T’s, Nervous Twitch, Eux Autres, Daikaiju! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-video-111117-van-ts-nervous-twitch-eux-autres-daikaiju/

Top 3 Indies Videos 11/04/17! Starbenders, ED WOODS, the Routes (Jpn), Luxury Death! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-110417-starbenders-edwoods-the-routes-jpn-luxury-death/

Top 3 Indies Videos 10/28/17! Touts, Peter118, Rews, Van T’s, Cabbage, Vivian Boys (Jpn)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-102817-touts-peter118-rews-van-ts-cabbage-vivian-boys-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos 10/23/17! Japanese Garage Bands and Amyl & the Sniffers! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-102317-japanese-garage-bands-and-amyl-the-sniffers/

Top 3 Indies Videos 10/14/17! Femme Krawall (Ger.), Neatbeats (Jpn), Fazerdaze, Pale Waves! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-101417-femme-krawall-ger-neatbeats-jpn-fazerdaze-pale-waves/

Top 3 Indies Videos 10/08/17! Crazy Squeeze, Su凸ko D凹koi (すっとこどっこい), The Beverleys!
robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-100817/

Top 3 Videos 9/30/17! The Neatbeats (Jpn!), Lola Pistola, The Jacques, MeMe Detroit! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-92317-the-neatbeats-jpn-lola-pistola-the-jacques-meme-detroit/

Top 3 Videos 9/16/17! Amyl & the Sniffers, Cambodian Space Project, Mackshow (Jpn), Shame! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-91617-amyl-the-sniffers-cambodian-space-project-mackshow-jpn-shame/

Top 3 Videos 9/9/17! The 50 Kaitenz (Jpn), Lisa Mychols, The Sold! & Bones!, Ya Freshness! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-9217-the-50-kaitenz-jpn-lisa-mychols-the-sold-and-bones-ya-freshness/

Top 3 Videos 9/2/17! Twinkles, Neatbeats, Peter118, Mr. Diagonal! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-9217-twinkles-neatbeats-peter118-mr-diagonal/

Top 3 Videos 8/25/17! The Neatbeats, Darts, Estrons, Honeychain, Creepshow, Homeless Gospel Choir! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-82517-the-neatbeats-darts-estrons-honeychain-creepshow-homeless-gospel-choir/

Top 3 Videos 8/18/17! Amyl & the Sniffers, Aimee Lay, Holy Moly & The Crackers, The Soap (Jpn) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-81817-amyl-the-sniffers-aimee-lay-holy-moly-the-crackers-the-soap-jpn/

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, 

Top 3 Indies Videos 11/25/17 – 50 Kaitenz (Jpn), Pale Lips, Pip Blom, Dirty Fences!

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown of the Top 3 best Indies and Alternative Music artists for the week of Nov. 25, 2017!

First up are a group of four fab ladies from Montreal, Canada named Pale Lips. They say they are a “Bubblegum Punk/ Power Pop/ Rock n’ Roll” band and “Drippy mascara slopped rock n’ roll with sprinkles!” I believe this is their debut on our countdown but I expect we’re going to be seeing lots more of this hot band soon!

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

#3) Pale Lips – Queen of Spades  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w65d7sVlKzc

At #2 is another band to debut on our countdown today! They are Pip Blom from Amsterdam! I can’t recall how I stumbled upon this band but this is great! (And they are nice people, too!) Their bio states: “Never listen to people who want to change your music. With that advice from a fellow musician Amsterdam based Pip Blom (20)started making songs.”

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

#2) Pip Blom – Babies Are A Lie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xusKQJX12Z4

At #1 is a band from New York City that was introduced to us by the curator to the stars, Rin Ishioka! Thanks Rin! The band is the Dirty Fences. Their bio states: “New York City’s favorite hard-working band. Dirty Fences’ fast, catchy, street-level, rock n roll will LIGHT THE FIRE OF YOUR DESIRE.”  The Dirty Fences also has one of my favorite videos of 2015, “Judy (Don’t Go)”

Go Like their Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/DIRTYFENCES/

#1) Dirty Fences – Teen Angel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq_38PikCAM

Spotlight Artist!  Today’s spotlight artists are the mighty 50 Kaitenz from Osaka, Japan! The 50 Kaitenz have a new album coming out on January 17, 2018 and I have been playing some of their new songs on my FM radio showevery week for the last 5 weeks in a row! (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 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 (ザ50回転ズ) – MONEY! MONEY! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83ztWgW3Ebw

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story world premiered in London on Sept. 25 and was completely SOLD OUT! The movie is now on a Road Show in Japan and at a theater near you. You can find details here:  https://www.facebook.com/Japaneserocknrollghost/

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/

That’s all for today! See you next week when we return to the Top 3 Indies Artist Videos Countdown. See ya! – Mike in Tokyo Rogers

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About Mike in Tokyo Rogers: Mike has been a professional music/TV/radio/anime-related program producer in Japan since the eighties. He began in the music business in 1977 as lead vocalist with the legendary Los Angeles Punk Band, “The Rotters” (Sit on My Face Stevie Nix.). As a university student, he was assistant to the legendary Rodney Bingenheimer (Rodney on the ROQ – KROQ Los Angeles from 1980 ~ 1981.) Mike was the first and only foreigner in Japanese history to become the General Manager of a major Japanese broadcasting station (TV Tokyo owned InterFM). Has produced a few smash hit programs (some real losers, too!) and several of Tokyo’s highest rated and most famous radio programs. A recent hit program was “The TV Show” (Set Program with “Ninja Slayer”) which, between April – Oct. 2015, garnered over 10 million viewers.  He is currently producing and hosting “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 will be released by a major Japanese motion picture company and in theaters all across Japan in Autumn 2017.

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 Video 11/17/17 – Dream Wife, Cabbage, Starcrawler, Boris (Jpn) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-video-111717-dream-wife-cabbage-starcrawler-boris-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Artist Video 11/11/17 – Van T’s, Nervous Twitch, Eux Autres, Daikaiju! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-video-111117-van-ts-nervous-twitch-eux-autres-daikaiju/

Top 3 Indies Videos 11/04/17! Starbenders, ED WOODS, the Routes (Jpn), Luxury Death! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-110417-starbenders-edwoods-the-routes-jpn-luxury-death/

Top 3 Indies Videos 10/28/17! Touts, Peter118, Rews, Van T’s, Cabbage, Vivian Boys (Jpn)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-102817-touts-peter118-rews-van-ts-cabbage-vivian-boys-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos 10/23/17! Japanese Garage Bands and Amyl & the Sniffers! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-102317-japanese-garage-bands-and-amyl-the-sniffers/

Top 3 Indies Videos 10/14/17! Femme Krawall (Ger.), Neatbeats (Jpn), Fazerdaze, Pale Waves! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-101417-femme-krawall-ger-neatbeats-jpn-fazerdaze-pale-waves/

Top 3 Indies Videos 10/08/17! Crazy Squeeze, Su凸ko D凹koi (すっとこどっこい), The Beverleys!
robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-100817/

Top 3 Videos 9/30/17! The Neatbeats (Jpn!), Lola Pistola, The Jacques, MeMe Detroit! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-92317-the-neatbeats-jpn-lola-pistola-the-jacques-meme-detroit/

Top 3 Videos 9/16/17! Amyl & the Sniffers, Cambodian Space Project, Mackshow (Jpn), Shame! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-91617-amyl-the-sniffers-cambodian-space-project-mackshow-jpn-shame/

Top 3 Videos 9/9/17! The 50 Kaitenz (Jpn), Lisa Mychols, The Sold! & Bones!, Ya Freshness! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-9217-the-50-kaitenz-jpn-lisa-mychols-the-sold-and-bones-ya-freshness/

Top 3 Videos 9/2/17! Twinkles, Neatbeats, Peter118, Mr. Diagonal! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-9217-twinkles-neatbeats-peter118-mr-diagonal/

Top 3 Videos 8/25/17! The Neatbeats, Darts, Estrons, Honeychain, Creepshow, Homeless Gospel Choir! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-82517-the-neatbeats-darts-estrons-honeychain-creepshow-homeless-gospel-choir/

Top 3 Videos 8/18/17! Amyl & the Sniffers, Aimee Lay, Holy Moly & The Crackers, The Soap (Jpn) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-81817-amyl-the-sniffers-aimee-lay-holy-moly-the-crackers-the-soap-jpn/

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Top 3 Indies Artist Video 11/17/17 – Dream Wife, Cabbage, Starcrawler, Boris (Jpn)

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown of the Top 3 best Indies and Alternative Music artists for the week of Nov. 17, 2017!

First up is Dream Wife. Their bio says: “The pop-punk trio – Alice, Bella & Rakel – Dream Wife formed within the walls of art university in Brighton. When they left uni that’s when the rocky roads of Dream Wife kicked in full speed: Their reputation as one of the best new live bands in London is already cemented following tours with Sleigh Bells, The Kills and their recent US triumphant stateside debut on tour at SXSW which earned them praise from NPR, DIY, Stereogum, Nylon, Entertainment Weekly etc. Armed with razor-sharp pop tunes and a take no prisoners punk attitude they’re are known to elicit pure chaos at their raucous live shows.” 

Here’s their Soundcloud page: https://soundcloud.com/dream-wife

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

#3) Dream Wife – Let’s Make Out  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vWXBAA2ZoY

At #2 is Peter Litvin. Peter is an actor, music producer, engineer, and multi-instrumentalist. This is cool. It was released on the Troma Label. Troma usually releases horror shit so this is right up their alley.

Here is Peter Litvin’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/peter.litvin?ref=br_rs

#2) Peter Litvin – Gunz Up! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ucie2m34T54

At #1 is a band from L.A. that some people love and some people hate. Their name is “Starcrawler” and I love them. OK. OK… Maybe they are not exactly from the streets, but they’ve been on our charts now 3 times (I think) and they still only have less than 3000 likes on Facebook… ) So, that’s still minor in my books! Maybe if they really were backed by big mney, then they’d have 100,000 FB likes by now, no?

By the way, since they’ve had so many great tunes and suddenly have released several videos, I suspect trouble and wonder if there is some crisis going on with this band? Guys! Stick with us! We might be slow but we come to realize sooner or later!

Their bio says, “We will kill you.” ….. Cool. Please. Do it. I’m sick of this shit.

Go Like their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/starcrawlertheband/

#1) Starcrawler – I Love LA  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JR6n23_fL3o

Spotlight Artist!  Today’s spotlight artists are  Boris from Japan! Boris kicks ass and even Iggy Pop wrote comments for their last album!

Think about that for half a second… Iggy Pop writing a comment for an album??? WTF?????

What exactly is Boris? Boris is one of those killer Japanese rock bands that sell out all their shows in the west, but  in Japan,  they are not big at all (Kurosawa the film director wasn’t famous in Japan either!). Boris kicks fucking ass and takes the listener to another totally different dimension.

Of course, they have a Facebook page. This shit kicks ass!   https://www.facebook.com/borisheavyrocks/

Spotlight Artist! Boris – Absolutego https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZUhdqx9VtE

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story world premiered in London on Sept. 25 and was completely SOLD OUT! The movie is now on a Road Show in Japan and at a theater near you. You can find details here:  https://www.facebook.com/Japaneserocknrollghost/

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/

That’s all for today! See you next week when we return to the Top 3 Indies Artist Videos Countdown. See ya! – Mike in Tokyo Rogers

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About Mike in Tokyo Rogers: Mike has been a professional music/TV/radio/anime-related program producer in Japan since the eighties. He began in the music business in 1977 as lead vocalist with the legendary Los Angeles Punk Band, “The Rotters” (Sit on My Face Stevie Nix.). As a university student, he was assistant to the legendary Rodney Bingenheimer (Rodney on the ROQ – KROQ Los Angeles from 1980 ~ 1981.) Mike was the first and only foreigner in Japanese history to become the General Manager of a major Japanese broadcasting station (TV Tokyo owned InterFM). Has produced a few smash hit programs (some real losers, too!) and several of Tokyo’s highest rated and most famous radio programs. A recent hit program was “The TV Show” (Set Program with “Ninja Slayer”) which, between April – Oct. 2015, garnered over 10 million viewers.  He is currently producing and hosting “The Mike Rogers Show” every Sunday live on InterFM 89.7  and nationally broadcast on Radiko. And his life’s dream is his just completed full-length motion picture, “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 Autumn 2017.

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 Video 11/11/17 – Van T’s, Nervous Twitch, Eux Autres, Daikaiju! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-video-111117-van-ts-nervous-twitch-eux-autres-daikaiju/

Top 3 Indies Videos 11/04/17! Starbenders, ED WOODS, the Routes (Jpn), Luxury Death! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-110417-starbenders-edwoods-the-routes-jpn-luxury-death/

Top 3 Indies Videos 10/28/17! Touts, Peter118, Rews, Van T’s, Cabbage, Vivian Boys (Jpn)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-102817-touts-peter118-rews-van-ts-cabbage-vivian-boys-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos 10/23/17! Japanese Garage Bands and Amyl & the Sniffers! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-102317-japanese-garage-bands-and-amyl-the-sniffers/

Top 3 Indies Videos 10/14/17! Femme Krawall (Ger.), Neatbeats (Jpn), Fazerdaze, Pale Waves! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-101417-femme-krawall-ger-neatbeats-jpn-fazerdaze-pale-waves/

Top 3 Indies Videos 10/08/17! Crazy Squeeze, Su凸ko D凹koi (すっとこどっこい), The Beverleys!
robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-100817/

Top 3 Videos 9/30/17! The Neatbeats (Jpn!), Lola Pistola, The Jacques, MeMe Detroit! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-92317-the-neatbeats-jpn-lola-pistola-the-jacques-meme-detroit/

Top 3 Videos 9/16/17! Amyl & the Sniffers, Cambodian Space Project, Mackshow (Jpn), Shame! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-91617-amyl-the-sniffers-cambodian-space-project-mackshow-jpn-shame/

Top 3 Videos 9/9/17! The 50 Kaitenz (Jpn), Lisa Mychols, The Sold! & Bones!, Ya Freshness! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-9217-the-50-kaitenz-jpn-lisa-mychols-the-sold-and-bones-ya-freshness/

Top 3 Videos 9/2/17! Twinkles, Neatbeats, Peter118, Mr. Diagonal! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-9217-twinkles-neatbeats-peter118-mr-diagonal/

Top 3 Videos 8/25/17! The Neatbeats, Darts, Estrons, Honeychain, Creepshow, Homeless Gospel Choir! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-82517-the-neatbeats-darts-estrons-honeychain-creepshow-homeless-gospel-choir/

Top 3 Videos 8/18/17! Amyl & the Sniffers, Aimee Lay, Holy Moly & The Crackers, The Soap (Jpn) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-81817-amyl-the-sniffers-aimee-lay-holy-moly-the-crackers-the-soap-jpn/

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Top 3 Indies Artist Video 11/11/17 – Van T’s, Nervous Twitch, Eux Autres, Daikaiju!

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown of the Top 3 best Indies and Alternative Music artists for the week of Nov. 11, 2017!

First up is a hot band Punk, Garage, Rock band from Leeds. Louder than War says: “Paying homage to the Ramones and their favourite 60s girl-groups via the medium of punky pop songs. And, make no mistake, that’s a perfectly fine thing to be. There’s actually a bit more to the Twitch than that might suggest, though – that extra bit of proficiency and imagination a band needs to make them stand out.”

Here’s their Bandcamp page: https://nervoustwitch.bandcamp.com/

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

#3) Nervous Twitch – That Weird Guy:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWafhb3rVjg

At #2 is one of my favorite bands from Los Angeles and their name is Eux Autres. Magnet Magazine says about Eux Autres: “Hovering somewhere between a high-school French-class assignment and Thee Headcoats.” Eux Autres gets lots of airtime on my regular weekly, nationally broadcast FM radio show in Japan, “The Mike Rogers Show” on InterFM 897!

#2) Eux Autres – Ecoutez Bien: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ib3Uy94-rDk

This week’s #1 are the Van T’s who have a hot new track called, “Bittersweet” that will get heavy on my radio show starting this Sunday. The Van T’s are a West of Scotland 4-piece from Glasgow.

Here’s their Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/the-van-ts

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

#1) The Van T’s – Bittersweet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apAv_YL0C6A

Spotlight Artist!  Today’s spotlight artists are Daikaiju from Japan and America (I think)!

What exactly is Daikaiju. “Daikaiju” means “Big Monster.” Their webpage says: “Who is the Daikaiju??? Premium action heroes deliver most high rocket music! Special reverb skill combo for full impact! Loud sonic boom for earful pleasure!
Beautiful radiation of hyper-dimensional springy sound creates divine psychic wind for your special protection.
Worship Psycho-surf band Daikaiju daily for good luck and health!”

Of course, they have a Facebook page. This shit kicks ass! https://www.facebook.com/godaikaiju/

Spotlight Artist! Daikaiju – Double Fist Attack  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_3f-mfrntM

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story world premiered in London on Sept. 25 and was completely SOLD OUT! The movie is now on a Road Show in Japan and at a theater near you. You can find details here:  https://www.facebook.com/Japaneserocknrollghost/

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/

That’s all for today! See you next week when we return to the Top 3 Indies Artist Videos Countdown. See ya! – Mike in Tokyo Rogers

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About Mike in Tokyo Rogers: Mike has been a professional music/TV/radio/anime-related program producer in Japan since the eighties. He began in the music business in 1977 as lead vocalist with the legendary Los Angeles Punk Band, “The Rotters” (Sit on My Face Stevie Nix.). As a university student, he was assistant to the legendary Rodney Bingenheimer (Rodney on the ROQ – KROQ Los Angeles from 1980 ~ 1981.) Mike was the first and only foreigner in Japanese history to become the General Manager of a major Japanese broadcasting station (TV Tokyo owned InterFM). Has produced a few smash hit programs (some real losers, too!) and several of Tokyo’s highest rated and most famous radio programs. A recent hit program was “The TV Show” (Set Program with “Ninja Slayer”) which, between April – Oct. 2015, garnered over 10 million viewers.  He is currently producing and hosting “The Mike Rogers Show” every Sunday live on InterFM 89.7  and nationally broadcast on Radiko. And his life’s dream is his just completed full-length motion picture, “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 Autumn 2017.

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 11/04/17! Starbenders, ED WOODS, the Routes (Jpn), Luxury Death! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-110417-starbenders-edwoods-the-routes-jpn-luxury-death/

Top 3 Indies Videos 10/28/17! Touts, Peter118, Rews, Van T’s, Cabbage, Vivian Boys (Jpn)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-102817-touts-peter118-rews-van-ts-cabbage-vivian-boys-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos 10/23/17! Japanese Garage Bands and Amyl & the Sniffers! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-102317-japanese-garage-bands-and-amyl-the-sniffers/

Top 3 Indies Videos 10/14/17! Femme Krawall (Ger.), Neatbeats (Jpn), Fazerdaze, Pale Waves! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-101417-femme-krawall-ger-neatbeats-jpn-fazerdaze-pale-waves/

Top 3 Indies Videos 10/08/17! Crazy Squeeze, Su凸ko D凹koi (すっとこどっこい), The Beverleys!
robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-100817/

Top 3 Videos 9/30/17! The Neatbeats (Jpn!), Lola Pistola, The Jacques, MeMe Detroit! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-92317-the-neatbeats-jpn-lola-pistola-the-jacques-meme-detroit/

Top 3 Videos 9/16/17! Amyl & the Sniffers, Cambodian Space Project, Mackshow (Jpn), Shame! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-91617-amyl-the-sniffers-cambodian-space-project-mackshow-jpn-shame/

Top 3 Videos 9/9/17! The 50 Kaitenz (Jpn), Lisa Mychols, The Sold! & Bones!, Ya Freshness! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-9217-the-50-kaitenz-jpn-lisa-mychols-the-sold-and-bones-ya-freshness/

Top 3 Videos 9/2/17! Twinkles, Neatbeats, Peter118, Mr. Diagonal! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-9217-twinkles-neatbeats-peter118-mr-diagonal/

Top 3 Videos 8/25/17! The Neatbeats, Darts, Estrons, Honeychain, Creepshow, Homeless Gospel Choir! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-82517-the-neatbeats-darts-estrons-honeychain-creepshow-homeless-gospel-choir/

Top 3 Videos 8/18/17! Amyl & the Sniffers, Aimee Lay, Holy Moly & The Crackers, The Soap (Jpn) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-81817-amyl-the-sniffers-aimee-lay-holy-moly-the-crackers-the-soap-jpn/

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Top 3 Indies Videos 11/04/17! Starbenders, ED WOODS, the Routes (Jpn), Luxury Death!

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown of the Top 3 best Indies and Alternative Music artists for the week of Nov. 4, 2017!

First up is a hot new rock band from Atlanta, Georgia that has been getting airplay on my FM radio show and will again on my new, nationally broadcast FM radio show on InterFM, “The Mike Rogers Show” tomorrow morning. They are called, Starbender! Starbender’s bio says, “Hailing from Atlanta, GA, StarBenders are a half-way home for the misunderstood. Front-woman, Kimi Shelter and her gang have concocted a perfect alchemic blend of androgynous rock and roll power with “stuck in your brain” pop melodies. Imagine David Bowie playing 7 minutes in heaven with Debbie Harry.”

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

#3) StarBenders – Touch  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2tvPN01TA0

Next up, at #2 is a UK band from Manchester named Luxury Death. Their bio reads: “Luxury Death is the brainchild of boyfriend/girlfriend duo Ben Thompson & Meg Williams, churning out hauntingly bittersweet lofi punk and producing a series of art magazines under the same moniker.

This is cool and, of course they have a Facebook page too: https://www.facebook.com/luxurydeath/

#2) Luxury Death – “Radiator Face”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gvcpthh6bTA

At #1 is Japan’s own the Routes. The Routes are currently heading shows in Spain and Portugal! Wow! The Routes have hit #1 on our charts several times and here they are again! Their bio reads: Based in bowl in the mountains (Hita City, Oita prefecture), Anglo-Nipponese trio The Routes play independently over 600 miles south of the Tokyo garage scene. 
The Routes play mostly original music, taking influence from UK and US 60s music and culture, happily oblivious to the fads and trends of today.” The Routes just released their newest slab of wax and it is hot!

Go Like their Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theroutes/

#1) The Routes – Somebody’s Child (Official Video)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxixtQY3Hmg

Spotlight Artist!  Today’s spotlight artists are EDWOODS from Japan!

Edwoods are a bunch of delinquents from Japan in a “Trash Crazy” band named Ed Woods. These guys have been around since 1999 making their own brand of crazy fucking rock n roll. Their names are: Billy Trash, Johnny Trash and Jet Trash. Their story goes like this: “(Ed Woods is) B-Movie, Rock`n`Roll & TV Game Or Die !! They are ”ED WOODS”. Link Wray is their father. Ed Wood is their Grandfather. Divine is their Mom. Big Foot is their Pet. Thank you!!”

I played these guys on the radio last week and the reaction was immediate: the guys in the studio and the listeners loved it. The station management hated it…. OK? What more could you want?

Of course, they have a Facebook page. Like it or die. https://www.facebook.com/trash.crazy.edwoods/

Spotlight Artist! EDWOODS “MONSTER TRASH”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0T8MM5bGw9g

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story world premiered in London on Sept. 25 and was completely SOLD OUT! The movie is now on a Road Show in Japan and at a theater near you. You can find details here:  https://www.facebook.com/Japaneserocknrollghost/

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/

That’s all for today! See you next week when we return to the Top 3 Indies Artist Videos Countdown. See ya! – Mike in Tokyo Rogers

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About Mike in Tokyo Rogers: Mike has been a professional music/TV/radio/anime-related program producer in Japan since the eighties. He began in the music business in 1977 as lead vocalist with the legendary Los Angeles Punk Band, “The Rotters” (Sit on My Face Stevie Nix.). As a university student, he was assistant to the legendary Rodney Bingenheimer (Rodney on the ROQ – KROQ Los Angeles from 1980 ~ 1981.) Mike was the first and only foreigner in Japanese history to become the General Manager of a major Japanese broadcasting station (TV Tokyo owned InterFM). Has produced a few smash hit programs (some real losers, too!) and several of Tokyo’s highest rated and most famous radio programs. A recent hit program was “The TV Show” (Set Program with “Ninja Slayer”) which, between April – Oct. 2015, garnered over 10 million viewers.  He is currently producing and hosting “The Mike Rogers Show” every Sunday live on InterFM 89.7  and nationally broadcast on Radiko. And his life’s dream is his just completed full-length motion picture, “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 Autumn 2017.

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 10/28/17! Touts, Peter118, Rews, Van T’s, Cabbage, Vivian Boys (Jpn)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-102817-touts-peter118-rews-van-ts-cabbage-vivian-boys-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos 10/23/17! Japanese Garage Bands and Amyl & the Sniffers! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-102317-japanese-garage-bands-and-amyl-the-sniffers/

Top 3 Indies Videos 10/14/17! Femme Krawall (Ger.), Neatbeats (Jpn), Fazerdaze, Pale Waves! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-101417-femme-krawall-ger-neatbeats-jpn-fazerdaze-pale-waves/

Top 3 Indies Videos 10/08/17! Crazy Squeeze, Su凸ko D凹koi (すっとこどっこい), The Beverleys!
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Top 3 Videos 9/30/17! The Neatbeats (Jpn!), Lola Pistola, The Jacques, MeMe Detroit! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-92317-the-neatbeats-jpn-lola-pistola-the-jacques-meme-detroit/

Top 3 Videos 9/16/17! Amyl & the Sniffers, Cambodian Space Project, Mackshow (Jpn), Shame! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-91617-amyl-the-sniffers-cambodian-space-project-mackshow-jpn-shame/

Top 3 Videos 9/9/17! The 50 Kaitenz (Jpn), Lisa Mychols, The Sold! & Bones!, Ya Freshness! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-9217-the-50-kaitenz-jpn-lisa-mychols-the-sold-and-bones-ya-freshness/

Top 3 Videos 9/2/17! Twinkles, Neatbeats, Peter118, Mr. Diagonal! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-9217-twinkles-neatbeats-peter118-mr-diagonal/

Top 3 Videos 8/25/17! The Neatbeats, Darts, Estrons, Honeychain, Creepshow, Homeless Gospel Choir! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-82517-the-neatbeats-darts-estrons-honeychain-creepshow-homeless-gospel-choir/

Top 3 Videos 8/18/17! Amyl & the Sniffers, Aimee Lay, Holy Moly & The Crackers, The Soap (Jpn) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-81817-amyl-the-sniffers-aimee-lay-holy-moly-the-crackers-the-soap-jpn/

Top 3 Videos 8/11/17! Amyl & The Sniffers, Spam69 (Jpn!), Draggs, Cosmic Psychos! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-81117-amyl-the-sniffers-spam69-jpn–draggs-cosmic-psychos/

Top 3 Videos 8/5/17! Kilo Tango, Cat Lundy, Amyl & the Sniffers, Lucy Gucy, The 50 Kaitenz (Jpn!) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-8517-kilo-tango-cat-lundy-amyl-the-sniffers-lucy-gucy-the-50-kaitenz-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos August 2, 2017! The Twinkles, The Shanghais, Daisy House, Thee 50s Highteens (Jpn)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-august-2-2017-the-twinkles-the-shanghais-daisy-house-thee-50s-highteens–jpn/

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

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Top 3 Indies Videos 10/28/17! Touts, Peter118, Rews, Van T’s, Cabbage, Vivian Boys (Jpn)!

Hey! Like cool new music and not that crap on commercial radio? Welcome! It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown of the Top 3 best Indies and Alternative Music artists for the week of Oct. 28, 2017! While everyone and their sister are doing Halloween things, I’m gonna give you a break and just play brand new cool stuff and Spotlight an awesome Japanese band!

First up is something hot off the presses that just came out yesterday! It’s one of the hottest new bands around, The Touts! Their bio says, “Touts are a three piece band from Derry, Ireland. A singer that can’t sing, a mod that can’t play bass and a drummer that can’t see.” This is their third single. All the songs by the Touts kick ass!

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

#5) TOUTS – Bombscare  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQmdoIhnizc

At #4 is another song that just came out… Like a few hours ago. No kidding. It’ the latest by London’s own, The Rews. The Rews are aLondon/Belfast based “High Energy Alterna-Rock Pop Female Duo consisting of songstress Shauna Tohill & beat-maker vocalist Collette Williams.”

This is their latest hot wax too. Here’s their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/wearerewsmusic/

#4) REWS – Your Tears https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1TMWDGpuSg

At this week’s #3 is Peter118 from Jolly Old England, Stoke-on-Trent to be exact. These guys make the chart because when we played this track on my radio show last week, Japan’s most famous DJ, George Williams stopped and said, “This is a great song!” That rarely happens (he’s picky!) Peter118 is a punk outfit with a positive message. Dig it!

Here’s their Facebook page, go Like it! https://www.facebook.com/Peter118UK/

#3) Peter118 – ‘United We Stand’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msEFa3ukrnM

The next track is another brand new one that came out, well, it came out a few hours ago also. It’s a 4-piece from Glasgow, Scotland called, The Van T’s. The Van T’s have graced our countdown two or three times in the past and I think this group is fab! Their bio says, “Formed in around 2013 by twins Hannah and Chloe, The Van T’s have already enjoyed widespread praise from blogs and radio including Bella Union honcho Simon Raymonde. This acclaim has spread outwith the UK with radio plays in France and the US.” (well, and Japan MANY dozens of times, on one of Japan’s biggest 5 radio stations, but I guess you guys don’t check your Facebook!) 😉

Facebook? Oh, yeah. Here is their’s. Go Like it:  https://www.facebook.com/TheVanTs/

#2) The Van T’s – Bittersweet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apAv_YL0C6A

At #1 is a band from Mossley. Where’s that? It’s Cabbage and this is their third appearance on the chart (after a long absence). Cabbage describe themselves as, “Apocalyptic Sprautrock.” They are just finishing up their UK tour.

Need to know more? Here’s their Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cabbagelechou/

#1) Cabbage – Kevin (Skeleton Key Mix)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQtlPYceQ2o

Spotlight Artist!  Today’s spotlight artists are the Vivian Boys. The Vivian Boys are a Tokyo based Japanese garage band. AND THEY ARE FUCKING HOT!!!!! I think the first time I ever played them on the radio here was about 10 years ago and people loved them. They claim to be inspired by Sonics, Shangri-Las, Velvet Underground, British MOD, Nancy Sinatra, and New York Punk.

Of course, the Vivian Boys have a Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/vivianboys2013/

Spotlight Artist! VIVIAN BOYS – S.O.S. ( various gigs ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZBRc7yqOCw

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story world premiered in London on Sept. 25 and was completely SOLD OUT! The movie is now on a Road Show in Japan and at a theater near you. You can find details here:  https://www.facebook.com/Japaneserocknrollghost/

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/

That’s all for today! See you next week when we return to the Top 3 Indies Artist Videos Countdown. See ya! – Mike in Tokyo Rogers

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About Mike in Tokyo Rogers: Mike has been a professional music/TV/radio/anime-related program producer in Japan since the eighties. He began in the music business in 1977 as lead vocalist with the legendary Los Angeles Punk Band, “The Rotters” (Sit on My Face Stevie Nix.). As a university student, he was assistant to the legendary Rodney Bingenheimer (Rodney on the ROQ – KROQ Los Angeles from 1980 ~ 1981.) Mike was the first and only foreigner in Japanese history to become the General Manager of a major Japanese broadcasting station (TV Tokyo owned InterFM). Has produced a few smash hit programs (some real losers, too!) and several of Tokyo’s highest rated and most famous radio programs. A recent hit program was “The TV Show” (Set Program with “Ninja Slayer”) which, between April – Oct. 2015, garnered over 10 million viewers.  He is currently producing and hosting “WTF?” the hugely popular Sunday live show on InterFM 89.7 . And his life’s dream is his just completed full-length motion picture, “Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story”which will be released by a major Japanese motion picture company and in theaters all across Japan in Autumn 2017.

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story Japanese Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxwJ4AfzOwM&t

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story Foreign trailer: https://vimeo.com/210533272)

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

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Top 3 Indies Videos 10/14/17! Femme Krawall (Ger.), Neatbeats (Jpn), Fazerdaze, Pale Waves! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-101417-femme-krawall-ger-neatbeats-jpn-fazerdaze-pale-waves/

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Top 3 Videos 9/2/17! Twinkles, Neatbeats, Peter118, Mr. Diagonal! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-9217-twinkles-neatbeats-peter118-mr-diagonal/

Top 3 Videos 8/25/17! The Neatbeats, Darts, Estrons, Honeychain, Creepshow, Homeless Gospel Choir! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-82517-the-neatbeats-darts-estrons-honeychain-creepshow-homeless-gospel-choir/

Top 3 Videos 8/18/17! Amyl & the Sniffers, Aimee Lay, Holy Moly & The Crackers, The Soap (Jpn) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-81817-amyl-the-sniffers-aimee-lay-holy-moly-the-crackers-the-soap-jpn/

Top 3 Videos 8/11/17! Amyl & The Sniffers, Spam69 (Jpn!), Draggs, Cosmic Psychos! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-81117-amyl-the-sniffers-spam69-jpn–draggs-cosmic-psychos/

Top 3 Videos 8/5/17! Kilo Tango, Cat Lundy, Amyl & the Sniffers, Lucy Gucy, The 50 Kaitenz (Jpn!) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-8517-kilo-tango-cat-lundy-amyl-the-sniffers-lucy-gucy-the-50-kaitenz-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos August 2, 2017! The Twinkles, The Shanghais, Daisy House, Thee 50s Highteens (Jpn)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-august-2-2017-the-twinkles-the-shanghais-daisy-house-thee-50s-highteens–jpn/

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Top 3 Indies Videos 10/23/17! Japanese Garage Bands and Amyl & the Sniffers!

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown of the Top 3 best Indies and Alternative Music artists for the week of Oct. 23, 2017! And it’s almost Halloween! Who cares? Well, I don’t know the answer to that question, but you won’t see me poo-pooing the spirit, so today I have some of my favorite bands from Japan and my favorite new band together in a special Halloween Mix!

First up, are a bunch of delinquents from Japan in a “Trash Crazy” band named Ed Woods. These guys have been around since 1999 making their own brand of crazy fucking rock n roll. Their names are: Billy Trash, Jhonny Trash (sic) and Jet Trash. Their story goes like this: “(Ed Woods is) B-Movie, Rock`n`Roll & TV Game Or Die !! They are ”ED WOODS”. Link Wray is their father. Ed Wood is their Grandfather. Divine is their Mom. Big Foot is their Pet. Thank you!!”

I played these guys on the radio yesterday and the reaction was immediate: the guys in the studio and the listeners loved it. The station management told us to “turn that shit off!” OK… Look, these guys are in Japan so they can make a crazy assed video like this. Be forewarned. This is truly a Halloween Rock n Roll Nightmare! Long live Ed Woods! These guys don’t fuck around!

Of course, they have a Facebook page. Like it or die. https://www.facebook.com/trash.crazy.edwoods/

4) ED WOODS – Wild Crew Rules:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n54DE4EmGxQ

At #3 for the Halloween special are this year’s #1 export from Down Under: Amyl & The Sniffers. They have tons of cool tracks at their Bandcamp page: https://amylandthesniffers.bandcamp.com/

Yesterday, on my regular radio show, I played, “She’s not a loser” when the song stopped I screamed into the microphone. “What a freaking great song! One. More. Time!” and we played “She’s not a loser” again – twice in a row. The listeners loved it! Well, today, we have something hot off the presses from their stylish label name “Pissfart Records.” This band is going places folks! Amyl and the Sniffers are gonna be huge!

Here’s their FB page. Go “Like” it. https://www.facebook.com/amylandthesniffers/

3) Amyl & The Sniffers – Balaclava Lover Boogie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tA0nEEMUz-g

Actually, folks, today’s #4 track, #2 track and #1 track are bands that are featured on the new Kaminari (Thunder) compilation of Japanese Garage Monsters.

KAMINARI VOL. 2
19 More Japanese Garage Monsters LP/CD (On sale on Amazon 10/27/17!: http://amzn.to/2xZ0DPm)

KAMINARI VOL. 2
19 More Japanese Garage Monsters

This monster compilation is described as: “Since the long sold out Kaminari Vol. 1 compilation, we spent almost two years trekking through the mountains and bamboo forests, to bring you 19 entirely different breeds of monster. If you thought the first Kaminari album was vicious, you better brace yourself because Vol.2 is just plain killer!”

So, at #2 is a band named Lulufin the Woo Hoo. These are four girls from Osaka and they describe themselves as “Girl Surf Instro.” This band is cool. Actually, I’ve wanted a recording from these ladies for a long time and thanks to the folks at Kaminari Vol. 2, I got them!

They’ve got a great Facebook page too: https://www.facebook.com/lulufinthewoohoo/

#2) Lulufin the Woo Hoo – Jellyfish https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFWsF4qjvBI

At #1 are one of Japan’s best garage bands: the Routes! The Routes are not strangers to this countdown as they have been on it MANY times in the past! World Famous DJ, Rodney Bingenheimer, has been playing the Routes just about every show since lat year. That’s how much he digs this hot band – from Japan! The Routes have some new hot wax coming out in November and this is the first single from The Routes’ next record, “Dirty Needles and Pins” which will be out November 17 from NYC’s Greenway Records!

The Routes have a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/theroutes/

#1) The Routes – Somebody’s Child https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxixtQY3Hmg&feature=youtu.be

Spotlight Artist!  Today’s spotlight artists are the main band that appears on the soundtrack of  “Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story.”  They are the Neatbeats! The Neatbeats are easy to understand for a foreign audience. They are the Japanese Beatles. But this is no crap cover band. No siree! The Neatbeats are one of the best, and most entertaining bands I have ever seen in my life and I have seen LOTS and LOTS of bands.

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

Spotlight Artist!  The NEATBEATS – Snakey Baby https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1L3leqBg-8

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story world premiered in London on Sept. 25 and was completely SOLD OUT! The movie is now on a Road Show in Japan and at a theater near you. You can find details here:  https://www.facebook.com/Japaneserocknrollghost/

日本語の情報は:http://ghostroads.jp/

The Japanese trailer just came out! (It has English subtitles!) Check it! Oh, and we have a really cool webpage: http://ghostroads.jp/

That’s all for today! See you next week when we return to the Top 3 Indies Artist Videos Countdown. See ya! – Mike in Tokyo Rogers

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About Mike in Tokyo Rogers: Mike has been a professional music/TV/radio/anime-related program producer in Japan since the eighties. He began in the music business in 1977 as lead vocalist with the legendary Los Angeles Punk Band, “The Rotters” (Sit on My Face Stevie Nix.). As a university student, he was assistant to the legendary Rodney Bingenheimer (Rodney on the ROQ – KROQ Los Angeles from 1980 ~ 1981.) Mike was the first and only foreigner in Japanese history to become the General Manager of a major Japanese broadcasting station (TV Tokyo owned InterFM). Has produced a few smash hit programs (some real losers, too!) and several of Tokyo’s highest rated and most famous radio programs. A recent hit program was “The TV Show” (Set Program with “Ninja Slayer”) which, between April – Oct. 2015, garnered over 10 million viewers.  He is currently producing and hosting “WTF?” the hugely popular Sunday live show on InterFM 89.7 . And his life’s dream is his just completed full-length motion picture, “Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story”which will be released by a major Japanese motion picture company and in theaters all across Japan in Autumn 2017.

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 10/14/17! Femme Krawall (Ger.), Neatbeats (Jpn), Fazerdaze, Pale Waves! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-101417-femme-krawall-ger-neatbeats-jpn-fazerdaze-pale-waves/

Top 3 Indies Videos 10/08/17! Crazy Squeeze, Su凸ko D凹koi (すっとこどっこい), The Beverleys!
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Top 3 Videos 9/30/17! The Neatbeats (Jpn!), Lola Pistola, The Jacques, MeMe Detroit! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-92317-the-neatbeats-jpn-lola-pistola-the-jacques-meme-detroit/

Top 3 Videos 9/16/17! Amyl & the Sniffers, Cambodian Space Project, Mackshow (Jpn), Shame! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-91617-amyl-the-sniffers-cambodian-space-project-mackshow-jpn-shame/

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Top 3 Videos 9/2/17! Twinkles, Neatbeats, Peter118, Mr. Diagonal! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-9217-twinkles-neatbeats-peter118-mr-diagonal/

Top 3 Videos 8/25/17! The Neatbeats, Darts, Estrons, Honeychain, Creepshow, Homeless Gospel Choir! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-82517-the-neatbeats-darts-estrons-honeychain-creepshow-homeless-gospel-choir/

Top 3 Videos 8/18/17! Amyl & the Sniffers, Aimee Lay, Holy Moly & The Crackers, The Soap (Jpn) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-81817-amyl-the-sniffers-aimee-lay-holy-moly-the-crackers-the-soap-jpn/

Top 3 Videos 8/11/17! Amyl & The Sniffers, Spam69 (Jpn!), Draggs, Cosmic Psychos! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-81117-amyl-the-sniffers-spam69-jpn–draggs-cosmic-psychos/

Top 3 Videos 8/5/17! Kilo Tango, Cat Lundy, Amyl & the Sniffers, Lucy Gucy, The 50 Kaitenz (Jpn!) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-8517-kilo-tango-cat-lundy-amyl-the-sniffers-lucy-gucy-the-50-kaitenz-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos August 2, 2017! The Twinkles, The Shanghais, Daisy House, Thee 50s Highteens (Jpn)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-august-2-2017-the-twinkles-the-shanghais-daisy-house-thee-50s-highteens–jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos 7/29/17! Fiona Silver, Sloan Peterson, Shitkid, Shit Girlfriend! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-72217-starcrawler–tacocat-polo-pan-daisuke-takase-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos 7/16/17! Bombón, Dubmatix King, The Van T’s, N’shukugawa Boys (Japan) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-71617-bombon-dubmatix-king-the-van-ts-nshukugawa-boys-japan/

Top 3 Indies Videos 7/9/17! Pats Pats (Jpn), Pale Lips, Flemmings & Peeling! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-7917-pats-pats-jpn-pale-lips-flemmings-peeling/

Top 3 Indies Videos 7/1/17! Vile Assembly, Wolf Girl, Taffy (Jpn), Mutation, The Darling Buds, Bonsai Kitten! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-7117-vile-assembly-wolf-girl-taffy-jpn-mutation-the-darling-buds-bonsai-kitten/

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Top 3 Indies Videos 10/14/17! Femme Krawall (Ger.), Neatbeats (Jpn), Fazerdaze, Pale Waves!

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown of the Top 3 best Indies and Alternative Music artists for the week of Oct. 14, 2017!

First up, are a band that hit #1 on the Wassuprockerradio charts this week and made me go, “What the heck????” You know if Wassup Rocker Radio gives a stamp of approval then that band is hot shit! (Here’s Wassup Rocker Radio’s FB page, go “Like” it: https://www.facebook.com/wassuprockerradio/) The band is from Berlin, Germany and their name is Femme Krawall. Femme Krawall calls themselves (herself?) a “garagen-riot-grrl-surf-punk band.”  There’s something perculiar about this band and I invite you to go take a look at the banner at the top of their Facebook page. Oh, and “Like” it while you are there. https://www.facebook.com/femmekrawall/

#3) Femme Krawall – Hysterie  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bT8hKVhla3M

At #2 is Fazerdaze and this is their third time on our charts. Fazerdaze is a “Girl in bedroom on guitar” according to their bio and they just completed a short two days of shows in Tokyo. Today’s track is the official music video for “Take It Slow” off their album, Morningside. Here’s Fazerdaze’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/fazerdazemusic/

#2) FAZERDAZE / Take it slow https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cjpAz5iUnA

This week’s #1 is a band that we’ve been playing a lot of on my Sunday morning music show: WTF? on InterFM 897. Please come Like our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WhattheFunday76.1/

The band is Pale Waves from Manchester in the UK and they are currently on a UK tour. If you wanna read more, here’s an interview with lead vocalist Heather. Oh, and here’s their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/palewaves

#1) Pale Waves – There’s A Honey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfPZ6hukcw8

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Next up is a real diamond in the rough. It is a video by Mario Cuzic who, with co-hort Bryce “Bee Bee” Clarke, made the legendary and seminal film about the Japanese Garage scene called, “Garage Rockin’ Craze.” It’s awesome! But shit! Don’t believe me. Here’s the trailer for that hot flick right here. You be the judge!

Garage Rockin’ Craze Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAjn-QlS6cw

Anyway, I find out earlier today (from a little birdie) that said, Mario Cuzic, actually made a video of the Neatbeats! The Neatbeats star in the currently running movie, Ghostroads. Check it when you can!

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! The Neatbeats – Can’t Judge a Book By the Cover: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PG7dbVJ4CjE

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story world premiered in London on Sept. 25 and was completely SOLD OUT! The Japan premiere is Sept 30, 2017. You can find details here:  https://www.facebook.com/Japaneserocknrollghost/

日本語の情報は:http://ghostroads.jp/

The Japanese trailer just came out! (It has English subtitles!) Check it! Oh, and we have a really cool webpage: http://ghostroads.jp/

That’s all for today! See you next week when we return to the Top 3 Indies Artist Videos Countdown. See ya! – Mike in Tokyo Rogers

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About Mike in Tokyo Rogers: Mike has been a professional music/TV/radio/anime-related program producer in Japan since the eighties. He began in the music business in 1977 as lead vocalist with the legendary Los Angeles Punk Band, “The Rotters” (Sit on My Face Stevie Nix.). As a university student, he was assistant to the legendary Rodney Bingenheimer (Rodney on the ROQ – KROQ Los Angeles from 1980 ~ 1981.) Mike was the first and only foreigner in Japanese history to become the General Manager of a major Japanese broadcasting station (TV Tokyo owned InterFM). Has produced a few smash hit programs (some real losers, too!) and several of Tokyo’s highest rated and most famous radio programs. A recent hit program was “The TV Show” (Set Program with “Ninja Slayer”) which, between April – Oct. 2015, garnered over 10 million viewers.  He is currently producing and hosting “WTF?” the hugely popular Sunday live show on InterFM 89.7 . And his life’s dream is his just completed full-length motion picture, “Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story”which will be released by a major Japanese motion picture company and in theaters all across Japan in Autumn 2017.

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 10/08/17! Crazy Squeeze, Su凸ko D凹koi (すっとこどっこい), The Beverleys!
robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-100817/

Top 3 Videos 9/30/17! The Neatbeats (Jpn!), Lola Pistola, The Jacques, MeMe Detroit! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-92317-the-neatbeats-jpn-lola-pistola-the-jacques-meme-detroit/

Top 3 Videos 9/16/17! Amyl & the Sniffers, Cambodian Space Project, Mackshow (Jpn), Shame! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-91617-amyl-the-sniffers-cambodian-space-project-mackshow-jpn-shame/

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Top 3 Videos 9/2/17! Twinkles, Neatbeats, Peter118, Mr. Diagonal! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-9217-twinkles-neatbeats-peter118-mr-diagonal/

Top 3 Videos 8/25/17! The Neatbeats, Darts, Estrons, Honeychain, Creepshow, Homeless Gospel Choir! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-82517-the-neatbeats-darts-estrons-honeychain-creepshow-homeless-gospel-choir/

Top 3 Videos 8/18/17! Amyl & the Sniffers, Aimee Lay, Holy Moly & The Crackers, The Soap (Jpn) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-81817-amyl-the-sniffers-aimee-lay-holy-moly-the-crackers-the-soap-jpn/

Top 3 Videos 8/11/17! Amyl & The Sniffers, Spam69 (Jpn!), Draggs, Cosmic Psychos! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-81117-amyl-the-sniffers-spam69-jpn–draggs-cosmic-psychos/

Top 3 Videos 8/5/17! Kilo Tango, Cat Lundy, Amyl & the Sniffers, Lucy Gucy, The 50 Kaitenz (Jpn!) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-8517-kilo-tango-cat-lundy-amyl-the-sniffers-lucy-gucy-the-50-kaitenz-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos August 2, 2017! The Twinkles, The Shanghais, Daisy House, Thee 50s Highteens (Jpn)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-august-2-2017-the-twinkles-the-shanghais-daisy-house-thee-50s-highteens–jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos 7/29/17! Fiona Silver, Sloan Peterson, Shitkid, Shit Girlfriend! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-72217-starcrawler–tacocat-polo-pan-daisuke-takase-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos 7/16/17! Bombón, Dubmatix King, The Van T’s, N’shukugawa Boys (Japan) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-71617-bombon-dubmatix-king-the-van-ts-nshukugawa-boys-japan/

Top 3 Indies Videos 7/9/17! Pats Pats (Jpn), Pale Lips, Flemmings & Peeling! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-7917-pats-pats-jpn-pale-lips-flemmings-peeling/

Top 3 Indies Videos 7/1/17! Vile Assembly, Wolf Girl, Taffy (Jpn), Mutation, The Darling Buds, Bonsai Kitten! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-7117-vile-assembly-wolf-girl-taffy-jpn-mutation-the-darling-buds-bonsai-kitten/

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Top 3 Indies Videos 10/08/17!

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown of the Top 3 best Indies and Alternative Music artists for the week of Oct. 8, 2017!

First up, are a band from Hollywood, Calif. named the Crazy Squeeze. Lord Rutledge of “Faster and Louder” writes: “Not since the Traveling Wilburys has there been a supergroup as universally anticipated as The Crazy Squeeze. If you were into the underground punk/rock n’ roll scene in the late ‘90s and early 2000s, you know who these guys are… Where else but in Hollywood could Johnny Witmer (of The Stitches), Frankie Delmane (of Now Wave faves the Teenage Frames), Chris B. (of the Richmond Sluts), and Johnny Sleeper (of the Superbees) have come together to combine their prodigious & complementary talents for the betterment of the free world?! The Crazy Squeeze – now with Dat Ngo ex-Super Bees in on bass – are everything you’d expect and then some. Combining vintage glam wham-bam (New York Dolls, Slade) with straight-up rockin’ punk, their sound is pure raunchy fun with hooks out the wazoo. You know: music for fucking!…  If you enjoyed the Dolls, Joneses, or any of these guys’ old bands, it’s time to get on board the Crazy Squeeze bandwagon. Pour yourself a hard drink, and shake it!”

The Crazy Squeeze just released their 2nd LP Savior of the Streets and, of course, they have a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thecrazysqueeze/

#3) THE CRAZY SQUEEZE – Nasty https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TdXWU9Wzts

At #2 is a All-Girl Trio punk grunge band from Toronto, Canada. This rocks! I think there might be something not so good going on with this band as I checked their label page for infomation, but could not find the Beverleys listed. Uh oh… Anyway, this shit is hot. Here’s their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thebeverleysband/

#2) The Beverleys – Visions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFAiGPg47_o

At #1 this week is the all-girl band from Tokyo that I think is Japan’s best girl’s punk band. Their name is Su凸ko D凹koi. How does one read that? I don’t know but just say, Su Ko D Koi. This video is hilarious! They are singing about their old boyfriend and how they don’t want him rubbing the tits of his new girlfriend… “Momanaide” means “Don’t rub (or massage).” So they are singing, “Don’t massage her tits.” Even though they all have a new boyfriend. Totally teenage angst and frustration! Great stuff! Here’s their Facebook page. Go Like it: https://www.facebook.com/ssttddkk/

#1) Su凸ko D凹koi (すっとこどっこい) 「MOMANAIDE」  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYo4fvFQ8dc

Spotlight Artist!  Today, for the first time ever, a band was #1 and the Spotlight Artist! Again, here is Su凸ko D凹koi. (Su Ko D Koi). My friend Ken Nishikawa and I made one of their previous videos. This week’s #1 is “Don’t rub her tits.” But this week’s Spotlight is is Su凸ko D凹koi. and “Busu” (Ugly).

Spotlight Artist!  Su凸ko D凹koi (すっとこどっこい) 「ブス」 – Busu: 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 Japan premiere is Sept 30, 2017. You can find details here:  https://www.facebook.com/Japaneserocknrollghost/

日本語の情報は:http://ghostroads.jp/

The Japanese trailer just came out! (It has English subtitles!) Check it! Oh, and we have a really cool webpage: http://ghostroads.jp/

That’s all for today! See you next week when we return to the Top 3 Indies Artist Videos Countdown. See ya! – Mike in Tokyo Rogers

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About Mike in Tokyo Rogers: Mike has been a professional music/TV/radio/anime-related program producer in Japan since the eighties. He began in the music business in 1977 as lead vocalist with the legendary Los Angeles Punk Band, “The Rotters” (Sit on My Face Stevie Nix.). As a university student, he was assistant to the legendary Rodney Bingenheimer (Rodney on the ROQ – KROQ Los Angeles from 1980 ~ 1981.) Mike was the first and only foreigner in Japanese history to become the General Manager of a major Japanese broadcasting station (TV Tokyo owned InterFM). Has produced a few smash hit programs (some real losers, too!) and several of Tokyo’s highest rated and most famous radio programs. A recent hit program was “The TV Show” (Set Program with “Ninja Slayer”) which, between April – Oct. 2015, garnered over 10 million viewers.  He is currently producing and hosting “WTF?” the hugely popular Sunday live show on InterFM 89.7 . And his life’s dream is his just completed full-length motion picture, “Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story”which will be released by a major Japanese motion picture company and in theaters all across Japan in Autumn 2017.

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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