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Top 3 Indies Videos 6/9/18! Samurai Attack!, Wilko Johnson, Lucy & the Rats, James Williamson & the Pink Hearts

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown for June 9, 2018! First up is the legendary James Williamson (of Iggy Pop fame). James has a new band and a new record out. James’ new band is called, “James Williamson & the Pink Hearts” and their album, “Behind the Shade” will be out June 22.

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

#3) James Williamson & the Pink Hearts – RIOT ON THE STRIP:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XG9KB-aPEFo

And speaking of legendary musicians, at #2 is Wilco Johnson from “Dr. Feelgood” fame. Wilco Johnson seems to be coming to Japan again soon (as he seems to do every year and sells out all his shows every time!)

Wilko Johnson’s brand new album ‘Blow Your Mind’ has been announced! This is Wilko’s first album of new material in 30 years and the follow up to the incredible ‘Going Back Home’.  The man himself said, ‘It’s the album I never thought I’d get to write!” Here’s the lead-off single for that album.

Oh, and here is Wilco Johnson’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WilkoJohnsonBand/

#2) Wilko Johnson – That’s The Way I Love You  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3LMgUCR-CQ

At #1 is my new fave band! Their name is Lucy & The Rats. I have been playing them religiously EVERY WEEK on my radio show in Japan, The Mike Rogers Show every Sunday morning… (Mike Rogers Show – every Sunday from 5 am ~ 7 am. You can listen live on InterFM 897 in Tokyo, Radio Neo 79.5 in Nagoya or nationally broadcast (and On-Demand) on radiko.jp).

The bio for Lucy & the Rats says: “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!! With Manu (Thee Tumbitas) on drums, and Mike Cannibal (Animal Cannibal) and Joe (Johnny Throttle) on the twin guitar assault, you know these rodents are here to bite you!! Here Come the Rats!!!

Today, they finally made a video! Cool! Here’s their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Lucy-and-the-Rats-817424101645809/

#1) Lucy and the Rats – Melody   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oBFccESlAQ 

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST!  Today’s spotlight goes to a legendary Japanese punk band from Tokyo who is having their new album, “Grace Under Pressure” album tour final tonight!!!! They are the might S.A. AKA Samurai Attack. Here is tonight’s show’s information:

S.A. AKA Samurai Attack.
GRACE UNDER PRESSURE TOUR 2018 FINAL
6/9 (Sat.) Akasaka BLITZ
http://sa-web.jp/lives/lives-3006/

Jumpin’ Jiminy Christmas! They even have their own Wikipedia page!!!!  “SA (also known outside Japan as Samurai Attack) is a Japanese punk rock band. Their style of music has been described (in the liner notes of their own releases) as Oi! punk.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SA_(Samurai_Attack)

This band is fucking hot!

Yeah they have a Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/samuraiattack/

 SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! SA (Samurai Attack) / MY ONLY LONELY WAR   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDLYAo_bYQ4

“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!

Here’s the movie trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxwJ4AfzOwM

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 5/26/18! Surfborts, Rangsteen (Jpn), Daisy House, Starcrawler! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-5-26-18-surfborts-rangsteen-jpn-daisy-house-starcrawler/

Top 3 Indies Videos 5/26/18! VOIID, Jett Sett (Jpn), honeychain, Slowcoaches. robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-5-26-18-voiid-jett-sett-jpn-honeychain-slowcoaches/

Top 3 Indies Videos 5/19/18! The Soapgirls, Jail Guitar Doors (Jpn), Honeychain, Dumbleachers! http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-5-19-18-the-soapgirls-jail-guitar-doors-jpn-honeychain-dumbleachers/

Top 3 Indies Videos 5/12/18! Touts, Firestarter (Jpn), Rews, Zero Boys! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-5-12-18-touts-firestarter-jpn-rews-zero-boys/

Top 3 Indies Videos 5/05/18! Crazy & The Brains, Brigitte Handley, Girls In Synthesis, Pen Friend Club (Jpn)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-5-05-18-crazy-the-brains-brigitte-handley-girls-in-synthesis-pen-friend-club-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos 4/28/18! The Surfrajettes, Faz Waltz, Kyle Falconer, the Neatbeats! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-4-28-18-the-surfrajettes-faz-waltz-kyle-falconer-the-neatbeats/

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/

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/

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Top 3 Indies Videos 5/26/18! Surfborts, Rangsteen (Jpn), Daisy House, Starcrawler!

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown for May 26, 2018! And it’s Ladies Night! Starting off the countdown are my new favorite band that were introduced to us by DJ Kish of the world famous Wassup Rocker Radio and they are a band from Brooklyn, New York and their name is Surfbort. The say their music is “Freak Music” and the “Don’T believe in Google.” (I get the pun!!!!) This band rocks! If they’d remember to send me their tracks, I’d play them on my radio show in Japan, The Mike Rogers Show every Sunday morning… (Mike Rogers Show – every Sunday from 5 am ~ 7 am. You can listen live on InterFM 897 in Tokyo, Radio Neo 79.5 in Nagoya or nationally broadcast (and On-Demand) on radiko.jp).

Of course they have a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/surf666bort/

#3) Surfborts – Les Be In Love: https://youtu.be/SMT08fij1AU?t

At this week’s #2 is a band we haven’t seen on the countdown for a while, it’s Daisy House. The Daisy House bio says, “Daisy House was formed in December of 2012. The Southern California folk-rock band consists of Doug Hammond on guitar, bass, vocals and keys, and Doug’s daughter Tatiana Hammond on vocals. “Bon Voyage” is their 5th album to date.”

I WILL play this on my radio show tomorrow morning.

Here’s their Bandcamp: https://daisyhouse.bandcamp.com

#2) Daisy House – Something Real: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8a9GYBXyY8

At #1 this week is Starcrawler from Los Angeles. Their bio says: “The dynamic young L.A.-bred quartet has been wiping the jaded looks off audiences across their hometown since making their live debut back in 2016, dragging the unsuspecting into their universe with hooks that sink into the synapses and refuse to let go – and enough electricity to light up the entire Sunset Strip.”

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

#1) Starcrawler – Chicken Woman:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuwfTjIiDaE

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST!  Today’s spotlight goes to a Japanese band from Hokkaido that was introduced to us by Japanese music critic and musicologist (and cool guy) Masao Nakagami. The Band’s name is Rangsteen.  Rangsteen has their next album, entitled, “Idiot Elegy” coming out on sale July 18, 2018!

This band is fucking hot!

Yeah they have a Facebook: https://bit.ly/2splKKI

 SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! RANGSTEEN / 美しいぜ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8NxSB28td0

“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!

Here’s the movie trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxwJ4AfzOwM

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 5/26/18! VOIID, Jett Sett (Jpn), honeychain, Slowcoaches. robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-5-26-18-voiid-jett-sett-jpn-honeychain-slowcoaches/

Top 3 Indies Videos 5/19/18! The Soapgirls, Jail Guitar Doors (Jpn), Honeychain, Dumbleachers! http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-5-19-18-the-soapgirls-jail-guitar-doors-jpn-honeychain-dumbleachers/

Top 3 Indies Videos 5/12/18! Touts, Firestarter (Jpn), Rews, Zero Boys! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-5-12-18-touts-firestarter-jpn-rews-zero-boys/

Top 3 Indies Videos 5/05/18! Crazy & The Brains, Brigitte Handley, Girls In Synthesis, Pen Friend Club (Jpn)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-5-05-18-crazy-the-brains-brigitte-handley-girls-in-synthesis-pen-friend-club-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos 4/28/18! The Surfrajettes, Faz Waltz, Kyle Falconer, the Neatbeats! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-4-28-18-the-surfrajettes-faz-waltz-kyle-falconer-the-neatbeats/

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/

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/

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

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Top 3 Indies Videos 5/26/18! VOIID, Jett Sett (Jpn), honeychain, Slowcoaches.

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown for May 26, 2018! And it’s Ladies Night! Starting off the countdown are a girls band that were introduced to us by DJ Kish of the world famous Wassup Rocker Radioand their name is VOIID. VOIID’s bio says: “A four piece of hellish girl-shriek guaranteed to make your face melt and your boyfriend cry.”

Sure, they have a Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/voiidtheband/

#3) VOIID – Silly Girl: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmwfZgHCG3k

Next up at #2 is honeychain. Honeychain are from Los Angeles. Their bio says: honeychain is the sound of chaotic romance, in-your-face garage pop swagger, and hypnotic heartbreak. With a sound soaked in bittersweet alternative rock and sun drenched punky power pop, this Los Angeles based formidable threesome have received a number of stellar reviews from music fans and music critics alike along with radio airplay on numerous college and independent stations and by Rodney Bingenheimer on his Rodney on the ROQ show on KROQ.”

Here’s honeychain’s FB: https://www.facebook.com/honeychainmusic/

#2) honeychain – Goin’ Through Your Purse https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNsIDXHvtlw

At #1 is a trio from London named Slowcoaches. Stereoboard magazine says: “Slowcoaches, performs a thousand melodic tricks at a hundred miles an hour, which is just as hard as it sounds. Landing somewhere between the gobby brilliance of peak Elastica and the driving, hi-hat punishment garage rock of the Marked Men, it delivers on the early promise of the band’s first singles by engineering as many collisions between sugary hooks and squalling distortion as possible in half an hour.” 

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

#1) Slowcoaches – Living Out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rliBcrGSCCw

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST!  Today’s spotlight goes to a local Japanese band from Tokyo called Jett Sett! The cite their musical influences as: Iggy Pop, Destroy All Monsters, Blondie, etc. and the describe their other influences as: “Japanese Bad Boy & Bad Girl Culture.” Cool!  This band is fantastic!

I’m going to debut this song on my radio show, The Mike Rogers Show tomorrow morning… (Mike Rogers Show – every Sunday from 5 am ~ 7 am. You can listen live on InterFM 897 in Tokyo, Radio Neo 79.5 in Nagoya or nationally broadcast (and On-Demand) on radiko.jp).

Yeah they have a Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JETT-SETT-197521313611694/

 SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! JETT SETT – GO A HEAD  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-HA8-8wu-A

“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!

Here’s the movie trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxwJ4AfzOwM

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!

—————————–

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!

—————————–

PAST ISSUES OF THE TOP 3 VIDEOS:

LAST WEEK:

Top 3 Indies Videos 5/19/18! The Soapgirls, Jail Guitar Doors (Jpn), Honeychain, Dumbleachers! http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-5-19-18-the-soapgirls-jail-guitar-doors-jpn-honeychain-dumbleachers/

Top 3 Indies Videos 5/12/18! Touts, Firestarter (Jpn), Rews, Zero Boys! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-5-12-18-touts-firestarter-jpn-rews-zero-boys/

Top 3 Indies Videos 5/05/18! Crazy & The Brains, Brigitte Handley, Girls In Synthesis, Pen Friend Club (Jpn)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-5-05-18-crazy-the-brains-brigitte-handley-girls-in-synthesis-pen-friend-club-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos 4/28/18! The Surfrajettes, Faz Waltz, Kyle Falconer, the Neatbeats! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-4-28-18-the-surfrajettes-faz-waltz-kyle-falconer-the-neatbeats/

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/

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/

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

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Top 3 Indies Videos 5/19/18! The Soapgirls, Jail Guitar Doors (Jpn), Honeychain, Dumbleachers!

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown for May 19, 2018! Starting off the countdown are a girls band that were introduced to us by DJ Mick Fletcher of the world famous “Just Some Punk Songs” (Check this killer shit here: https://www.mixcloud.com/mick-fletcher/just-some-punk-songs-drunken-sailor-special/) The band are two sisters who call themselves, The Soapgirls.  Their bio states: French born sisters Millie and Mie, have slayed critics and earned a dedicated group of followers known as the ‘The SoapSuds’, who follow the band across the UK and Europe. The SoapGirls are society’s rejects and their punk credentials were rubber-stamped by scintillating performances at the legendary Rebellion Festival last year and such was the their success that they were asked back to play the Blackpool event again in 2018.”

I like this. Cheesy and hot girls band. Cool!

Here’s their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thesoapgirls/about/

3) The SoapGirls – Bad Bitch   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbJMgFoAqBo

At #2 is something brand new from Honeychain an alternative group from Los Angeles. Honeychain’s bio reads: honeychain is the sound of chaotic romance, in-your-face garage pop swagger, and hypnotic heartbreak. With a sound soaked in bittersweet alternative rock and sun drenched punky power pop, this Los Angeles based formidable threesome have received a number of stellar reviews from music fans and music critics alike along with radio airplay on numerous college and independent stations and by Rodney Bingenheimer on his Rodney on the ROQ show on KROQ.”

If this song sounds familiar, it’s because it is a cover of the Siouxsie and the Banshees classic from 1980.

Here’s their Facebook page. Go “Like” it! https://www.facebook.com/honeychainmusic

#2) Honeychain – Happy House https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zokbOL4xk5c

At #1 this week is a track that was sent to us by Alex Kish over at one of the other super cool radio shows, Wassup Rocker Radio. The band are the Dumbleachers and they describe themselves as: “A garage psych noise pop band from Fremantle, Western Australia.” Happy Mag writes: “With a love of garage rock, psychedelia and apparently crustaceans, Moistoyster are carving a scuzzy sonic niche upon the coastline of Fremantle.”  There’s lots of cool shit coming out of Australia nowadays!

Here’s their Facbook page: https://www.facebook.com/dumbleachersband/

#1) DUMBLEACHERS – NOTHING  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyE4tZyEt3s

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST!  Today’s spotlight goes to a local Japanese band that has been around for a while but I just found out about them. This band is fantastic! Their name is Jail Guitar Doors and they kick ass. The only thing I know about this band is they’ve been around since 1989 and they state on their webpage: “Jail Guitar Doors, you don’t like us. We don’t care.” I think they are fucking cool.

This is an anti-war song so let me explain a bit. In WWII, when things weren’t going so well for Japan, the government started drafting 16-year-olds into the military. Lots of these kids wound up as Kamikaze pilots. This is some heavy shit. Killer punk rock and roll. I love this!!!!!

Here are the lyrics:

Raise your flag. Raise your flag
The mistakes not to be forgotten
the sadness not to be forgotten
the falling cherry blossoms wishes to tell you

If you dig shit like Rancid or the Clash, you’re going to dig this big time. Of course, they’ll be on my radio show, The Mike Rogers Show tomorrow morning… (Mike Rogers Show – every Sunday from 5 am ~ 7 am. You can listen live on InterFM 897 in Tokyo, Radio Neo 79.5 in Nagoya or nationally broadcast (and On-Demand) on radiko.jp).

 SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Jail Guitar Doors – Raise Your Flag: https://youtu.be/zx3WW2wLfDA

“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!

Here’s the movie trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxwJ4AfzOwM

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 5/12/18! Touts, Firestarter (Jpn), Rews, Zero Boys! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-5-12-18-touts-firestarter-jpn-rews-zero-boys/

Top 3 Indies Videos 5/05/18! Crazy & The Brains, Brigitte Handley, Girls In Synthesis, Pen Friend Club (Jpn)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-5-05-18-crazy-the-brains-brigitte-handley-girls-in-synthesis-pen-friend-club-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos 4/28/18! The Surfrajettes, Faz Waltz, Kyle Falconer, the Neatbeats! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-4-28-18-the-surfrajettes-faz-waltz-kyle-falconer-the-neatbeats/

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/

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/

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Top 3 Indies Videos 5/12/18! Touts, Firestarter (Jpn), Rews, Zero Boys!

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown for May 12, 2018! Starting off the countdown are a punk band that’s been around, well, around forever. They are the Zero Boys. Today’s video was introduced to us by Alex over at Wassup Rocker Radio

The Zero Boys’ bio says: “The intelligent, ambitious lyrics of “Vicious Circle” tackled such themes as social stratification, teen angst, and political corruption.”

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

#3) Zero Boys – Don’t Shoot, Can’t Breathe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvAeBdnYFQA

At #2 is the latest from Rews. The Rews are currently on tour in the UK. Their bio states: “REWS is the London/Belfast based high energy pop rock duo consisting of songstress Shauna Tohill and vocalising beat-maker Collette Williams.”

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

#2) REWS – Miss You In The Dark https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3_yANUsmac

At #1 this week are a punk rock trio from Derry. Their name is the Touts! I think this is one of the best new bands around. They really remind me of the Clash and THAT’S a great compliment! Their 2nd EP “Lit” is on sale now.

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

#1) Touts – Asleep https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLKdr4YC9Us

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST!  Today’s spotlight goes to a local Tokyo band that has achieved legendary status in Japan. Their name is Firestarter and they are on the cover of this month’s Maximum Rock n Roll! Wow!

Firestarter Maximum Rock n Roll

Recently, I’ve been playing this hot band on my radio show, The Mike Rogers Show every Sunday from 5 am ~ 7 am. You can listen live on InterFM 897 in Tokyo, Radio Neo 79.5 in Nagoya or nationally broadcast (and On-Demand) on radiko.jp).

Firestarter is often considered Japan’s best EVER Power Pop band. I’ve seen them live a few times and they are simply awesome!

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! FIRESTARTER Keith Richards man / STREET BOYS – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nENWERdey_0

“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!

Here’s the movie trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxwJ4AfzOwM

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!

—————————–

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!

—————————–

PAST ISSUES OF THE TOP 3 VIDEOS:

LAST WEEK:

Top 3 Indies Videos 5/05/18! Crazy & The Brains, Brigitte Handley, Girls In Synthesis, Pen Friend Club (Jpn)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-5-05-18-crazy-the-brains-brigitte-handley-girls-in-synthesis-pen-friend-club-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos 4/28/18! The Surfrajettes, Faz Waltz, Kyle Falconer, the Neatbeats! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-4-28-18-the-surfrajettes-faz-waltz-kyle-falconer-the-neatbeats/

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/

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/

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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/

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

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Top 3 Indies Videos 5/05/18! Crazy & The Brains, Brigitte Handley, Girls In Synthesis, Pen Friend Club (Jpn)!

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown for May 5, 2018! Starting off the countdown are a trio from London who call themselves, Girls in Synthesis. This fab band was introduced to us by Wayne over at the Pulsebeat Radio Show: https://www.facebook.com/groups/901392983373269/

Do yourself a favor and go check out Pulsebeat Radio Show. It’s killer!

Aural Aggravation magazine says this about GIS: “A scuzzy, messed-up, lo-fi, post-punk, no-wave racket…made our day.”

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

#3) Girls In Synthesis – Disappear https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MJDrz0ACXM

At #2 is a special track sent to us by Brigitte Handley herself! She writes: “Here’s a sneak preview of my new clip for Distänt Mind before it’s official release. Hope you enjoy it. – Brigitte” Most of us will know Brigitte from her other outfit, “The Dark Shadows.” Today’s track is her latest solo work.

Here’s Brigitte’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1851651476

#2) Brigitte Handley – Distänt Mind  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5X-rGL7CD6U

At #1 today are a band that call themselves a “Punk /Anti-Folk” band.  Their name is “Crazy & the Brains” and they hail from New Jersey. When I first heard this I immediately LOVED it! This is a fab reworking of the Velvet Underground classic, “Sweet Jane.”

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

#1) Crazy & The Brains – SWEET JANE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8ozvPTSXjs

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST!  Today’s spotlight goes to a local Tokyo band that has just released their 5th album. Their name is the “Pen Friend Club” and they will be guests on my radio show, The Mike Rogers Show on Sunday, May 6, 2018 from 5 am ~ 7 am. You can listen live on InterFM 897 in Tokyo, Radio Neo 79.5 in Nagoya or nationally broadcast (and On-Demand) on radiko.jp).

The Pen Friends describe their music as “Mid Sixties West Coast Rock” and their influences show it: The Beach Boys, The Tradewinds, The Association, The Fifth Dimension, Bruce & Terry, Ronny & The Daytonas and more.

That is so reminescent of a classic sixties record jackets…. Herb Alpert’s Whipped Cream and Other Delights or an Association album? Fabulous!

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! The Pen Friend Club – Futari no Yuhi Line:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mY2XqdDeyI

“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!

Here’s the movie trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxwJ4AfzOwM

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!

—————————–

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!

—————————–

PAST ISSUES OF THE TOP 3 VIDEOS:

LAST WEEK:

Top 3 Indies Videos 4/28/18! The Surfrajettes, Faz Waltz, Kyle Falconer, the Neatbeats! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-4-28-18-the-surfrajettes-faz-waltz-kyle-falconer-the-neatbeats/

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/

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/

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

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Top 3 Indies Videos 4/28/18! The Surfrajettes, Faz Waltz, Kyle Falconer, the Neatbeats!

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown for April 28, 2018! Starting off the countdown today are a female band that call themselves a “Psychedelic instro-surf band from Toronto, Ontario.” They were introduced to us by the ever alert Justin Crumpton!

They have a ton of cool photos over at Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thesurfrajettes/

And, of course, they have a Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thesurfrajettes/

#3) The Surfrajettes – Britney Spears Toxic Surf https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAyeVjnJg9E

Next up is a band from Italy that was introduced to us by Alex Kish over at Wassup Rocker Radio. Their name is Faz Waltz and they have been around since 2008. They like Slade, T-Rex and Bowie so we can guess they are a Glam Rock outfit? Watch it and you decide!

Here’s their Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FAZ-WALTZ-36996846377/

#2) Faz Waltz – Julie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4NPfY7frQI

At #1 is former lead vocalist for the View, Kyle Falconer. Kyle has a hot new track out and the manager of Placebo turned me onto this. Kyle Falconer’s debut solo work is now on sale! Here: https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/kyle-falconer-new-album

Here’s Kyle’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/KyleFrancisFalc/

#1) Kyle Falconer – Poor Me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JnvOAEdkZQ

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.”

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!

Here’s the movie trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxwJ4AfzOwM

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/

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/

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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/

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

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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!

—————————–

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!

—————————–

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

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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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