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
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/
Here’s the movie trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxwJ4AfzOwM
Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story
DVD and Blu-Ray on sale all across Japan 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!
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