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Top 3 Indies Videos 11/30/18! Pale Lips, Spam69 (Jpn), Fertile Hump, Silke Berlinn!

It’s time once again for this week’s Top 3 videos for the week of Nov. 30, 2018!

First up is a Bubblegum Punk/ Power Pop/ Rock n’ Roll outfit from Montreal called Pale Lips! Pale Lips are a “Drippy mascara slopped rock n roll with sprinkles” rock n roll outfit! They are inspired by the Ramones, so that all sounds good! This is their newest video hot off the presses!

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

#3) Pale Lips – You’re A Doll: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOnSSZ16xqk 

At #2 is another song by Silke Berlin! Silke just sent me a treasure box full of goodies to giveaway to listeners on my FM radio show! The Mike Rogers Show” (Every Sunday morning from 5 am ~ 7 am on InterFM 897 in Tokyo, Radio Neo 79.5 in Nagoya, and nationwide simulcast on Radiko.jp!) Check it out for tons of cool new music every week! This video is 3 years old but it still cracks me up.

Here’s Silke Berlinn’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/sberlinn/

#2) SILKE BERLINN & JACK GRISHAM’S GESTAPO w Don Bolles & Rikk Agnew: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGTBUmu140w

At #1 is a debut artist on our countdown! Their name is Fertile Hump! Their bio states, “To Magda, Tomek i Maciek, jesteśmy z Warszawy, i jesteśmy kumplami. Gramy coś między garagem, bluesem, punkiem, a rock’n’rollem i pewnie jeszcze niewiadomo czymś. Gramy dużo, często i zawsze dla przyjemności. Jak Magda Gessler zjechaliśmy Polskę wzdłuż i w szerz, i będziemy jeździć dalej, bo fajnie tak wskoczyć do busa i zagrać. Wydaliśmy “EP” 2016 (Instant Classic i Long Wal Records) “Dead Heart” LP 2017 (Instant Classic), a teraz ukazał się nasz trzeci album “Kiss kiss or Bang Bang”, który wydaliśmy sobie sami. I dobrze. No, to do zobaczenia u Ciebie w mieście.”

Get that? No? Here’s their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/fertilehump/

#1) Fertile Hump – Double Standard https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mnt9mZZTsZ8

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST!  This week’s Spotlight Artist is an artist that will appear at my New Year’s Party on Jan. 7, 2018 (Monday) along with The Pats Pats and the Sesame! Get your tickets now! (They are free (+¥1000 for 2 drinks!) At Shibuya Milky Way! Be there!

Today we will feature Spam69. These guys are nuts!

Here’s the Facebook page for Spam69! https://www.facebook.com/THESPAM69/

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Spam 69 – No. 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiO9eipOXbc&index=5

Hey! If you want tickets for the New Year’s Party (It’s free but tickets are going fast!): Go reserve them here (Jan. 7, 2019!):  The Mike Rogers Show の新年会?2019年1月7日!やりましょうか?出演バンド: The Pats Pats, Spam69, Sesame! チケットの予約: http://www.shibuyamilkyway.com/new/SCHEDULE/

2019 New Years Party!

Of course, if you want to hear more of this stuff, check out InterFM’s, “The Mike Rogers Show” (Every Sunday morning from 5 am ~ 7 am on InterFM 897 in Tokyo, Radio Neo 79.5 in Nagoya, and nationwide simulcast on Radiko.jp! Check it out for tons of cool new music every week!)

Well, that’s it for today. Have a great weekend!

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Matsuchiyo – Life of a Geisha‘ World Premiered at the 2018 Raindance Film Festival in London, England. ‘Matsuchiyo – Life of a Geisha‘ is a documentary about one of the last true geisha in Japan. From her wartime childhood to geisha apprenticeship to the glory days of a top geisha. This film illustrates the trials of the ultimate Japanese cultural enigma that is – The Life of a Geisha.

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story,” enjoyed its World-Premiere at the Raindance Film Festival in London on Sept. 25, 2017, and was released by a major Japanese motion picture company and in theaters all across Japan.  The DVD and Blu-Ray went on sale all across Japan on June 13, 2018! It also enjoyed its Canadian theatrical release on August 31, 2018! 

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story

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 and available on rental everywhere in Japan!

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 went on sale all across Japan on June 13, 2018! His next project, “Matsuchiyo – Life of a Geisha” world premiered at the 2018 Raindance Film Festival in Oct. 2018.

Mike is also an Official Jury member to the 2018 Raindance Film Festival in London making him the first person ever to serve as a Jury Member from Japan in Raindance Film Festival history.  

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

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PAST ISSUES OF THE TOP 3 VIDEOS:

LAST WEEK:

Top 3 Indies Videos 11/24/18! Skating Polly, Juanita Banana, The Pats Pats (Jpn), King Cornelius & The Silverbacks! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-11-24-18-skating-polly-juanita-banana-the-pats-pats-jpn-king-cornelius-the-silverbacks/

Top 3 Indies Videos 11/17/18! Pip Blom. Kate Sikora, SESAME (Jpn), Asylums! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-11-17-18-pip-blom-kate-sikora-sesame-jpn-asylums/

Top 3 Indies Videos 11/09/18! Jagger Holly, Moler, The Professionals! http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-11-09-18-jagger-holly-duke-of-surl-the-professionals/

Top 3 Indies Videos 11/03/18! Tommy & The Commies, Brower, Touts, Spam69 (Jpn)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-11-03-18-tommy-the-commies-brower-touts-spam69-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos 10/27/18! Straight Arrows, BEECHWOOD, Rosegarden Funeral Party, THE PATS PATS (Jpn!) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-10-27-18-straight-arrows-beechwood-rosegarden-funeral-party-the-pats-pats-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos 10/20/18! The Number Ones, Jacob Reese Thornton, Miss World, Sesame! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-10-20-18-the-number-ones-jacob-reese-thornton-miss-world-sesame/

Top 3 Indies Videos 9/28/18! Caroline Rose, New York Junk, MISS WORLD, SESAME (Jpn)! http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-9-28-18-caroline-rose-new-york-junk-miss-world-sesame-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos 9/8/18! Sloks, Monsieur Blumenberg, Pink Slips, Down & Outs! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-9-8-18-sloks-monsieur-blumenberg-pink-slips-down-outs/

Top 3 Indies Videos 9/01/18! Living Roomers, Pato Fu, The B-Girls, Sugar and Tiger! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-9-01-18-living-roomers-pato-fu-the-b-girls-sugar-and-tiger/

 

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Top 3 Indies Videos 11/24/18! Skating Polly, Juanita Banana, The Pats Pats (Jpn), King Cornelius & The Silverbacks!

It’s time once again for this week’s Top 3 videos for the week of Nov. 24, 2018!

First up is a class act from Australia who call themselves, King Cornelius & The Silverbacks! This is their first time on our countdown. This is hilarious! Their bio states the origin of this band as: “The Silverbacks (4 well-dressed safari hunters captured King Cornelius in the hope of making him serve them (tea, coffee, watermelon cosmopolitans etc). Discovering that he was an ape of enormous entertainment potential, they made him their leader and formed a musical combo, adding a fourth member in late 2016 to help tame the beast…. They no longer hunt.”

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

3) King Cornelius & The Silverbacks – I Am Great Ape by:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIzTLqrsVAU

At #2 this week, we take a trip to Spain and Folc Records recording artists, Juanita Banana! (Thanks Antonio!) Juanita Banana’s bio sates that they are a Garage/ Surf / Rock’n’roll band. It also goes on to say, “From the depths of the caverns and created by the unknown Tiki goddesses, Juanita Banana arrives. A band composed of five troglodytes that, based on roars, howls and sounds in the purest sixties style, have managed to form a unique, hooligan and combative concept. Influenced by bands like The Cramps, The Ventures, Vice Barons and, of course, The 5,6,7,8`s, are willing to immerse us in the wildest and most addictive side of garage, surf and rock and roll.”

They also have a Facebook page (It’s all in Spanish, though!) https://www.facebook.com/lasjuanitabanana/
#2) Juanita Banana – Glutamato: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KL-MTix154Q

At #1 is a band from Oklahoma named Skating Polly. Their bio says, “Skating Polly, a sister duo from Oklahoma made up of Kelli Mayo and Peyton Bighorse, formed in 2009 after a jam session at the girls’ Halloween party…Raised on ‘70s punk and early-‘90s alt-rock, they mine inspiration from artists as disparate as Johnny Cash, The Ramones, NWA, Nirvana, and Bikini Kill and saturate their own songs with a raw energy reminiscent of their musical heroes… Along with earning the adoration of Cervenka (whom they befriended after attending one of the X singer’s 2010 solo shows and playing their demos on a cell phone), Skating Polly has found fans in Rosanne Cash and Sean Lennon, taken the stage with punk legends like Mike Watt, and opened up for such indie heavy-hitters as Deerhoof and Band of Horses. Tapping Mayo’s dad as their tour manager, the stepsisters typically hit the road with their entire family and optimize their travel time by making up songs on their ukulele… “The musicians we’re most inspired by are the ones who keep on going and going, who devote their entire lives to coming up with new and different stuff,” says Mayo. “A lot of times at our shows people will come up to us and tell us, ‘Keep on doing what you’re doing, don’t ever stop’ and we’re just like, ‘Yeah—we weren’t planning on ever stopping.”

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

#1) Skating Polly – Camelot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbFoX8SvaKI

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST!  This week’s Spotlight Artist is an artist that will appear at my New Year’s Party on Jan. 7, 2018 (Monday) along with Spam69 and the Sesame! Get your tickets now! (They are free (+¥1000 for 2 drinks!) At Shibuya Milky Way! Be there!

Today we will feature the Pats Pats. One of Japan’s cutest punk groups! The Pat Pats feature: Akiko / Vocal, Guitar and Midori /Vocal, Bass.

Here’s the Facebook page for the Pats Pats! https://www.facebook.com/patspats/

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! THE PATS PATS ドーナツの歌 The Donuts Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqlRybasUD0

Hey! If you want tickets for the New Year’s Party (It’s free but tickets are going fast!): Go reserve them here (Jan. 7, 2019!):  The Mike Rogers Show の新年会?2019年1月7日!やりましょうか?出演バンド: The Pats Pats, Spam69, Sesame! チケットの予約: http://www.shibuyamilkyway.com/new/SCHEDULE/

2019 New Years Party!

Of course, if you want to hear more of this stuff, check out InterFM’s, “The Mike Rogers Show” (Every Sunday morning from 5 am ~ 7 am on InterFM 897 in Tokyo, Radio Neo 79.5 in Nagoya, and nationwide simulcast on Radiko.jp! Check it out for tons of cool new music every week!)

Well, that’s it for today. Have a great weekend!

———————————-

Matsuchiyo – Life of a Geisha‘ World Premiered at the 2018 Raindance Film Festival in London, England. ‘Matsuchiyo – Life of a Geisha‘ is a documentary about one of the last true geisha in Japan. From her wartime childhood to geisha apprenticeship to the glory days of a top geisha. This film illustrates the trials of the ultimate Japanese cultural enigma that is – The Life of a Geisha.

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story,” enjoyed its World-Premiere at the Raindance Film Festival in London on Sept. 25, 2017, and was released by a major Japanese motion picture company and in theaters all across Japan.  The DVD and Blu-Ray went on sale all across Japan on June 13, 2018! It also enjoyed its Canadian theatrical release on August 31, 2018! 

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story

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 and available on rental everywhere in Japan!

Well, that’s it for today. Have a great weekend!

—————————–

About Mike in Tokyo Rogers: Mike has been a professional music/TV/radio/anime-related program producer in Japan since the eighties. He began in the music business in 1977 as lead vocalist with the legendary Los Angeles Punk Band, “The Rotters” (Sit on My Face Stevie Nix.). As a university student, he was assistant to the legendary Rodney Bingenheimer (Rodney on the ROQ – KROQ Los Angeles from 1980 ~ 1981.) Mike was the first and only foreigner in Japanese history to become the General Manager of a major Japanese broadcasting station (TV Tokyo owned InterFM). Has produced a few smash hit programs (some real losers, too!) and several of Tokyo’s highest rated and most famous radio programs. A recent hit Internet TV program was “The TV Show” (Set Program with “Ninja Slayer”) which, between April – Oct. 2015, garnered over 10 million viewers.  He is currently producing and hosting “The Mike Rogers Show” every Sunday live on InterFM 89.7  in Tokyo and Radio Neo in Nagoya 79.5 and nationally broadcast on Radiko.jp (Internet radio).  And he is the creator and founder of the Mt. Fuji – Atami Film & VR Festival. Also his life’s dream is his just completed full-length motion picture, “Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story,” which enjoyed its World-Premiere at the Raindance Film Festival in London on Sept. 25, 2017, and was released by a major Japanese motion picture company and in theaters all across Japan from Sept. 2017 ~ Mar. 2018.  The DVD and Blu-Ray went on sale all across Japan on June 13, 2018! His next project, “Matsuchiyo – Life of a Geisha” world premiered at the 2018 Raindance Film Festival in Oct. 2018.

Mike is also an Official Jury member to the 2018 Raindance Film Festival in London making him the first person ever to serve as a Jury Member from Japan in Raindance Film Festival history.  

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

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PAST ISSUES OF THE TOP 3 VIDEOS:

LAST WEEK:

Top 3 Indies Videos 11/17/18! Pip Blom. Kate Sikora, SESAME (Jpn), Asylums! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-11-17-18-pip-blom-kate-sikora-sesame-jpn-asylums/

Top 3 Indies Videos 11/09/18! Jagger Holly, Moler, The Professionals! http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-11-09-18-jagger-holly-duke-of-surl-the-professionals/

Top 3 Indies Videos 11/03/18! Tommy & The Commies, Brower, Touts, Spam69 (Jpn)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-11-03-18-tommy-the-commies-brower-touts-spam69-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos 10/27/18! Straight Arrows, BEECHWOOD, Rosegarden Funeral Party, THE PATS PATS (Jpn!) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-10-27-18-straight-arrows-beechwood-rosegarden-funeral-party-the-pats-pats-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos 10/20/18! The Number Ones, Jacob Reese Thornton, Miss World, Sesame! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-10-20-18-the-number-ones-jacob-reese-thornton-miss-world-sesame/

Top 3 Indies Videos 9/28/18! Caroline Rose, New York Junk, MISS WORLD, SESAME (Jpn)! http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-9-28-18-caroline-rose-new-york-junk-miss-world-sesame-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos 9/8/18! Sloks, Monsieur Blumenberg, Pink Slips, Down & Outs! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-9-8-18-sloks-monsieur-blumenberg-pink-slips-down-outs/

Top 3 Indies Videos 9/01/18! Living Roomers, Pato Fu, The B-Girls, Sugar and Tiger! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-9-01-18-living-roomers-pato-fu-the-b-girls-sugar-and-tiger/

 

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!

Top 3 Indies Videos 11/17/18! Pip Blom. Kate Sikora, SESAME (Jpn), Asylums!

We’re back for another episode of the Top3 videos for the week of Nov. 17, 2018!

First up today is a female fronted group from Amsterdam! Their name is Pip Blom! Their bio tells us: “Pip Blom is a young indie rock band from Amsterdam that’s been making waves in England, a BBC radio darling touring with Franz Ferdinand and The Breeders. Pip Blom is both the name of the band and its leader, a dynamic 22-year-old singer-songwriter-guitarist.”

They have a Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pipblommusic/

#3) Pip Blom – I Think I’m in Love:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWF3TsUYx6Y

At #2 is a local outfit that’s actually been around for a little while. Their name is Kate Sikora! This is from her just released album that been getting airplay on my radio show and on Rodney Bingenheimer’s program too on Sirius Radio in the States!!!

Her online bio tells us: “Like a ping pong ball, native New Jersian, Kate Sikora, has been crossing the globe for the past 7 years charming American and Japanese audiences with her indie-folk-pop tunes (that rock too!) She self-released her debut album “Grace in Rotation” in 2005 and, shortly after, moved to Japan to become an English teacher/rocker extraordinaire.”

#2) Kate Sikora – The Hundreds:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhDWSh5g87s

At #1 this week is a band from Southend on Sea (I guess that’s the UK!) their name is Asylums. They claim their influences are: “Comics, Bad TV, Rock and Roll, Computer Games.” Cool! They just had a review in Traveller’s Tunes that said: Southend’s Asylums celebrated their 5th birthday in style this past Friday at London’s Camden Assembly… it was a stark reminder just how fucking great the music scene in the UK is right now.

No one can touch Asylums on the pop-punk circuit right now.”

#1) Asylums – Graveyard Tourism:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=60&v=4N44bTW3aXM&ab_channel=CoolThingRecords

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST!  This week’s Spotlight Artist is an artist that will appear at my New Year’s Party on Jan. 7, 2018 (Monday) along with Spam69 and the Pats Pats! Get your tickets now! (They are free (+¥1000 for 2 drinks!) At Shibuya Milky Way! Be there!

This video was released on Oct. 18!

They don’t have a Facebook, but they have a webpage: https://sesameisband.jimdo.com/ 

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! SESAME // ANGEL-A: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmn0l8sdVcY

Hey! If you want tickets for the New Year’s Party (It’s free but tickets are going fast!): Go reserve them here (Jan. 7, 2019!):  The Mike Rogers Show の新年会?2019年1月7日!やりましょうか?出演バンド: The Pats Pats, Spam69, Sesame! チケットの予約: http://www.shibuyamilkyway.com/new/SCHEDULE/

2019 New Years Party!

Of course, if you want to hear more of this stuff, check out InterFM’s, “The Mike Rogers Show” (Every Sunday morning from 5 am ~ 7 am on InterFM 897 in Tokyo, Radio Neo 79.5 in Nagoya, and nationwide simulcast on Radiko.jp! Check it out for tons of cool new music every week!)

Well, that’s it for today. Have a great weekend!

———————————-

Matsuchiyo – Life of a Geisha‘ World Premiered at the 2018 Raindance Film Festival in London, England. ‘Matsuchiyo – Life of a Geisha‘ is a documentary about one of the last true geisha in Japan. From her wartime childhood to geisha apprenticeship to the glory days of a top geisha. This film illustrates the trials of the ultimate Japanese cultural enigma that is – The Life of a Geisha.

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story,” enjoyed its World-Premiere at the Raindance Film Festival in London on Sept. 25, 2017, and was released by a major Japanese motion picture company and in theaters all across Japan.  The DVD and Blu-Ray went on sale all across Japan on June 13, 2018! It also enjoyed its Canadian theatrical release on August 31, 2018! 

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story

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 and available on rental everywhere in Japan!

Well, that’s it for today. Have a great weekend!

—————————–

About Mike in Tokyo Rogers: Mike has been a professional music/TV/radio/anime-related program producer in Japan since the eighties. He began in the music business in 1977 as lead vocalist with the legendary Los Angeles Punk Band, “The Rotters” (Sit on My Face Stevie Nix.). As a university student, he was assistant to the legendary Rodney Bingenheimer (Rodney on the ROQ – KROQ Los Angeles from 1980 ~ 1981.) Mike was the first and only foreigner in Japanese history to become the General Manager of a major Japanese broadcasting station (TV Tokyo owned InterFM). Has produced a few smash hit programs (some real losers, too!) and several of Tokyo’s highest rated and most famous radio programs. A recent hit Internet TV program was “The TV Show” (Set Program with “Ninja Slayer”) which, between April – Oct. 2015, garnered over 10 million viewers.  He is currently producing and hosting “The Mike Rogers Show” every Sunday live on InterFM 89.7  in Tokyo and Radio Neo in Nagoya 79.5 and nationally broadcast on Radiko.jp (Internet radio).  And he is the creator and founder of the Mt. Fuji – Atami Film & VR Festival. Also his life’s dream is his just completed full-length motion picture, “Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story,” which enjoyed its World-Premiere at the Raindance Film Festival in London on Sept. 25, 2017, and was released by a major Japanese motion picture company and in theaters all across Japan from Sept. 2017 ~ Mar. 2018.  The DVD and Blu-Ray went on sale all across Japan on June 13, 2018! His next project, “Matsuchiyo – Life of a Geisha” world premiered at the 2018 Raindance Film Festival in Oct. 2018.

Mike is also an Official Jury member to the 2018 Raindance Film Festival in London making him the first person ever to serve as a Jury Member from Japan in Raindance Film Festival history.  

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

—————————–

PAST ISSUES OF THE TOP 3 VIDEOS:

LAST WEEK:

Top 3 Indies Videos 11/09/18! Jagger Holly, Moler, The Professionals! http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-11-09-18-jagger-holly-duke-of-surl-the-professionals/

Top 3 Indies Videos 11/03/18! Tommy & The Commies, Brower, Touts, Spam69 (Jpn)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-11-03-18-tommy-the-commies-brower-touts-spam69-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos 10/27/18! Straight Arrows, BEECHWOOD, Rosegarden Funeral Party, THE PATS PATS (Jpn!) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-10-27-18-straight-arrows-beechwood-rosegarden-funeral-party-the-pats-pats-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos 10/20/18! The Number Ones, Jacob Reese Thornton, Miss World, Sesame! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-10-20-18-the-number-ones-jacob-reese-thornton-miss-world-sesame/

Top 3 Indies Videos 9/28/18! Caroline Rose, New York Junk, MISS WORLD, SESAME (Jpn)! http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-9-28-18-caroline-rose-new-york-junk-miss-world-sesame-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos 9/8/18! Sloks, Monsieur Blumenberg, Pink Slips, Down & Outs! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-9-8-18-sloks-monsieur-blumenberg-pink-slips-down-outs/

Top 3 Indies Videos 9/01/18! Living Roomers, Pato Fu, The B-Girls, Sugar and Tiger! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-9-01-18-living-roomers-pato-fu-the-b-girls-sugar-and-tiger/

Top 3 Indies Videos 8/25/18! Reptilians From Andromeda, Bad Nerves, Sugar & Tiger! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-8-25-18-reptilians-from-andromeda-bad-nerves-sugar-tiger/

Top 3 Indies Videos 8/18/18! Sino Hearts, Lisa Mychols, Hayley and the Crushers & the B-Girls! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-8-18-18-sino-hearts-lisa-mychols-hayley-and-the-crushers-the-b-girls/

Top 3 Indies Videos 8/11/18! Tony Dork, The Routes (Jpn), Tiger Bomb, Get Married. http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-8-11-18-tony-dork-the-routes-jpn-tiger-bomb-get-married/

Top 3 Indies Videos 8/4/18! Pup, Starbenders, Criminal Kids, Su Ko D Koi (Jpn)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-8-4-18-pup-starbenders-criminal-kids-su-ko-d-koi-jpn/

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

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Top 3 Indies Videos Feb 10, 2018 – Voiid, Marc Platt, Daisy House, The Stephanies (Japan)!

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown for Feb 10, 2018!

First up is a band introduced to us by Alex Kish of Wassup Rocker Radio fame. Alex has one of the best rock n roll radio shows on the planet. Alex turns us on onto another band from Australia! They are four rocking ladies who call themselves Voiid! They describe themselves as: “A four piece of hellish girl-shriek guaranteed to make your face melt and your boyfriend cry.” Cool! I’m in. This video is cheap as hell but hilarious. I love it!

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

#3) Voiid – Cheap Wine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOwqThjpfsU

Next up is a guy named Marc Platt from Los Angeles who was the frontman for the early 80s legendary L.A. Power Pop group “The Real Impossibles.” Marc Platt has been branching out on his own and had been bubbling under the hood of his 57 Chevy in Hollywood and has now come out with some hot solo wax. The Marc Platt album is entitled, “Big City” and will be released on April 9, 2018. Today’s track is one of my favorites from that album. I suspect that we’re going to be hearing a lot more from Marc Platt very soon!

Of course, he has a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/marc.platt

The Real Impossibles do too: https://www.facebook.com/Real-Impossibles-Its-About-Time-734340676581788/

#2) Marc Platt: “Woman Of The World” (Big City)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdT3Bq9RECY

And at this week’s number one is an artist whose newest song (this song) we will debut tomorrow on my Sunday FM radio show The Mike Rogers Show. They are a hot duo from Long Beach, California and the band’s name is Daisy House and this is their 3rd or 4th time to grace our charts. The song is called, “Let’s Do It Again.” Daisy House features Tatiana on vocals and her father, Douglas on everything else. They have a Bandcamp page: https://daisyhouse.bandcamp.com/)

This band is killer. And today’s song just came out. Check and then tell me how brilliant this is!

Yep. Here’s their Facebook, go like it: https://www.facebook.com/daisyhouseband/

#1) Daisy House – Let’s Do It Again: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CSLUCvhqMw

TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Today’s Spotlight Artist are no strangers to our countdown. It’s Japan’s own, The Stephanies! The Stephanies will be guests on my radio show on Feb. 18 (Can you believe that these ladies are getting up at 3 am, getting all fancied out and then coming to the studio at 5 am? Are they crazy?! And they are bringing listener presents! Woo-Hoo!

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

 

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Stephanies – Haconia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNIPXaQsMp0

Well, that’s it for today. Have a great weekend!

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About Mike in Tokyo Rogers: Mike has been a professional music/TV/radio/anime-related program producer in Japan since the eighties. He began in the music business in 1977 as lead vocalist with the legendary Los Angeles Punk Band, “The Rotters” (Sit on My Face Stevie Nix.). As a university student, he was assistant to the legendary Rodney Bingenheimer (Rodney on the ROQ – KROQ Los Angeles from 1980 ~ 1981.) Mike was the first and only foreigner in Japanese history to become the General Manager of a major Japanese broadcasting station (TV Tokyo owned InterFM). Has produced a few smash hit programs (some real losers, too!) and several of Tokyo’s highest rated and most famous radio programs. A recent hit program was “The TV Show” (Set Program with “Ninja Slayer”) which, between April – Oct. 2015, garnered over 10 million viewers.  He is currently producing and hosting “The Mike Rogers Show” every Sunday live on InterFM 89.7  in Tokyo and Radio Neo in Nagoya 79.5 and nationally broadcast on Radiko.jp (Internet radio).  And his life’s dream is his just completed full-length motion picture, “Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story”which was released by a major Japanese motion picture company and in theaters all across Japan from Sept. 2017 ~ Feb. 2018.

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

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

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

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PAST ISSUES OF THE TOP 3 VIDEOS:

LAST WEEK:

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

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

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

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

Top 3 Indies Videos Jan. 6, 2018 – Starcrawler, The Chats, The Cambodian Space Project! http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-jan-6-2018-starcrawler-the-chats-the-cambodian-space-project/

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

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

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

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

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Top 3 Indies Videos Feb 3, 2018 – Problem Child, Rosegarden Funeral Party, Parsnip!

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

First up is a band introduced to us by punk star, Peter118 (Check out their latest video: “Wasting” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GodBzuR9T-A) Thanks, Peter! Just Some Punk Songs writes: “Problem Child are a new English working class punk band from Stoke On Trent who feature amongst their ranks Wolf Bites Boy drummer Paul Hankey. They’re a trio and the line up is rounded out by Live Wires’ vocalist & rhythm guitarist John Barks and ex Dom Morgan bassist Tom Mollatt.” 

These guys kind of remind me of the Buzzcocks… That’s good. Here’s their Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/thisisproblemchild/

#3) Problem Child – Your Mother Would Be Proud  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcDnzK2snT4

At #2 is “Everybody’s New Favorite Band!” They are 4 girls named, “Parsnip.” Here is their Soundcloud page. It says, “Health is the first single from everybody’s new favourite band Parsnip. The track is lifted from their debut self-titled 7., which will be out November 10th on Anti Fade, just in time for a national tour of Australia as part of Gizzfest. Parsnip are four girls from Melbourne whom have only been around for a year, but have certainly kept themselves busy during that time, playing plenty of great shows in Melbourne, as well as the rest of Australia on many stellar lineups.”

Go check their Soundcloud page. Here is their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/parsnipband/

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

At this week’s #1 is a female-fronted act from Dallas, Texas named, Rosegarden Funeral Party. Their webpage says: “Inspired by everything from the underground garage’s of the 1960’s, to the Dark Wave, New Wave, Goth, and New Romantic movement’s of the 1980’s, to the shoegazers of the 1990’s, Rosegarden Funeral Party is a band that is as tastefully derivative, yet unique as it’s band name.” Go to their webpage, scroll down and hear their latest, “Horror Music” here.

They do have a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/rosegardenfuneralparty/

#1) Rosegarden Funeral Party – Blitzkrieg In Holland https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGwtHjhApgw

Well, that’s it for today. Have a great weekend!

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About Mike in Tokyo Rogers: Mike has been a professional music/TV/radio/anime-related program producer in Japan since the eighties. He began in the music business in 1977 as lead vocalist with the legendary Los Angeles Punk Band, “The Rotters” (Sit on My Face Stevie Nix.). As a university student, he was assistant to the legendary Rodney Bingenheimer (Rodney on the ROQ – KROQ Los Angeles from 1980 ~ 1981.) Mike was the first and only foreigner in Japanese history to become the General Manager of a major Japanese broadcasting station (TV Tokyo owned InterFM). Has produced a few smash hit programs (some real losers, too!) and several of Tokyo’s highest rated and most famous radio programs. A recent hit program was “The TV Show” (Set Program with “Ninja Slayer”) which, between April – Oct. 2015, garnered over 10 million viewers.  He is currently producing and hosting “The Mike Rogers Show” every Sunday live on InterFM 89.7  in Tokyo and Radio Neo in Nagoya 79.5 and nationally broadcast on Radiko.jp (Internet radio).  And his life’s dream is his just completed full-length motion picture, “Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story”which 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 Jan. 27, 2018 – Starcrawler, Amyl & the Sniffers, Duncan Reid, The 50 Kaitenz! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-jan-27-2018-starcrawler-amyl-the-sniffers-duncan-reid-the-50-kaitenz/

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

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

Top 3 Indies Videos Jan. 6, 2018 – Starcrawler, The Chats, The Cambodian Space Project! http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-jan-6-2018-starcrawler-the-chats-the-cambodian-space-project/

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

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

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

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/

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

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Top 3 Indies Videos Jan. 27, 2018 – Starcrawler, Amyl & the Sniffers, Duncan Reid, The 50 Kaitenz!

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown for Jan. 27, 2018!

First up is Starcrawler! This is 4 weeks in a row on the charts! Their debut CD just came out in Japan a week ago!

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

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

At #2 is my favorite new band. They are called Amyl and the Sniffers and they are from Australia. This band is going to be the big hit success of 2018. They are about to make a huge announcement that will literally drop your jaw. I’ve been playing them EVERY WEEK on my FM radio show in Japan, “The Mike Rogers Show” on InterFM 897 in Tokyo and Radio Neo in Nagoya 79.5. (Please come Like my FB page!) This is an earlier track of Amyl & the Sniffers. I think this is the best female fronted punk band since Joan Jett or X-Ray Specs.

Don’t be the last one to like their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/amylandthesniffers/

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

I have a real treat for you at #1! The LEGENDARY Duncan Reid! Duncan “Kid” Reid was an original member of the London Power/Pop band, the Boys. Wikipedia says: “The Boys are an English punk rock/power pop band formed in London in 1976. Members of the band had previously played in other groups, including London SS and Hollywood Brats.”

So Duncan Reid is back and causing trouble and we LOVE it! His new band is called “Duncan Reid and the Big Heads” and their newest album is called, “Bombs Away!”

Go “Like” their Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/DuncanReidAndTheBigheads/?ref=br_rs

#1) Duncan Reid And The Big Heads – C’est La Vie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXr2ULWQq40

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 show every week for the last 8 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 – Mr.1234man:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmE0XOdnzts

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

PLEASE LIKE ON FACEBOOK: Mike Rogers Show

PLEASE FOLLOW ON TWITTER: #mrs897

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

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

Top 3 Indies Videos Jan. 6, 2018 – Starcrawler, The Chats, The Cambodian Space Project! http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-jan-6-2018-starcrawler-the-chats-the-cambodian-space-project/

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

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

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

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/

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

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

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Top 3 Indies Videos Jan. 20, 2018 – Elmo Weber, Amyl & the Sniffers, Starcrawler!

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown for Jan. 20, 2018!

First up is an DJ/artist who was introduced to us by the Radio Indie Alliance as well as the radio show/promotion known as Radio Candy. The artist’s name is Elmo Weber. Elmo lives in the Ultra-cool Hollywood area of Los Angeles somewhere near the corner of Bedlam and Squalor Blvd.  Not much is know about this mysterious man and his enigmatic ways but I can tell you one thing, he makes the most awesome mashups I’ve ever heard. Today’s track is an unthinkable mashup of the 1958 Hollywood movie version of the musical, “South Pacific” …and Led Zeppelin…. Yes. You read correctly.

I played this on my new radio show, The Mike Rogers Show (Please come Like our Facebook) and the reaction was incredible. The best reaction from the listeners in at least 5 years. People were going nuts on Facebook and Twitter (Follow on Twitter) asking where they can get this track. It is already a legendary track on FM radio in Japan. Play it loud.

3) Elmo Weber – Bali Hai Immigrant Song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0Y1pIAVMAw

At #2 is this year’s #1 export from Down Under: Amyl & The Sniffers. I love this band. This is the best female fronted punk band since X-Ray Spex! They have tons of cool tracks at their Bandcamp page: https://amylandthesniffers.bandcamp.com/

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/

#2) Amyl and the Sniffers – I’m Not a Loser (teaser) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeqBgtPncEg

At #1 three weeks in a row is Starcrawler. Their debut CD just came out yesterday!

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

#1 Starcrawler – Pussy Tower https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6CZL5mN268

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

PLEASE LIKE ON FACEBOOK: Mike Rogers Show

PLEASE FOLLOW ON TWITTER: #mrs897

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

Top 3 Indies Videos Jan. 6, 2018 – Starcrawler, The Chats, The Cambodian Space Project! http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-jan-6-2018-starcrawler-the-chats-the-cambodian-space-project/

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

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

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

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/

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

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Top 3 Indies 01/13/18 – Les Stores, Moody Beach, Starcrawler, Neatbeats, 50Kaitenz, Su Ko D Koi!

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown for Jan. 13, 2018!

First up is an artist who was introduced to us by Marc Platt who runs the Radio Indie Allaiance as well as the radho show known as Radio Candy. It’s Les, Stores from France! Les Stores doesn’t have a Facebook page but they do have a Reverbnation page and it says that Les Stores are: “Instrumental / Northern & 60’s music for Movies.”

I think they are groovy. https://www.reverbnation.com/lesstores

#3) Les Stores – Non, non, non, non: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taMN4wf0JrE

Next up is a a hot new act that are going to tour with Sloan Peterson! Cool! They were introduced to us by Alex Kish, of the extremely cool indies radio show, Wassup Rocker Radio! Thanks Alex! This band calls themselves (or she calls herself?) Moody Beach! Moody Beach is from Sydney, Australia and describes their music as “Love, dream, pop.”

Moody Beach has a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/imamoodybeach/

#2) Moody Beach – All I Do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6OjpIfS79g

At this week’s #1 is Starcrawler who has been #1 three weeks in a row! Starcrawler are from Los Angeles! Tomorrow, on my radio show, we are giving away free Starcrawler desk calendars to five lucky winners. Check it out and send a Twitter tweet with #mrs897 if you want to win! Here’s where you can find the program: https://www.facebook.com/MikeRogersShow/

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

#1) Starcrawler – Pussy Tower: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6CZL5mN268

On Jan. 17, 2018, two of my favorite Japanese bands of all time release their newest CDs!

The 50 Kaitenz! Advertisement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPOLUzEN-LY

ザ50回転ズ 9年ぶりのフルアルバム「ザ50回転ズ」が2018年1月17日(水)全国発売決定しました!The 50 Kaitenz will release their first full album in 9 years entitled, “The 50 Kaitenz” on sale Jan. 17, 2018!
The 50 Kaitenz on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/the50kaitenz/

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

 Su凸ko D凹koiのミニアルバムは1.17発売『「一寸先は闇、一寸先は光…どうなるかは自分次第だ。」Su Ko D Koi’s newest CD will go on sale Jan. 17, 2018. It is called, “Itsunsaki hayami, itsusunsaki wa hikari… dō naru ka wa jibun shidaida.” (Which roughly translates to: “One step ahead is dark, one step ahead is light… It’s up to you to determine your fate.”)

TONITE JAN. 13, 2018! OPENING IN THE HEART OF HIROSHIMA! ROCK N ROLL THEATRICAL ROADSHOW CONTINUES! GHOSTROADS – A JAPANESE ROCK N ROLL GHOST STORY!!!!!! 

GHOSTROADS – A JAPANESE ROCK N ROLL GHOST STORY!!!!!! 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, Osaka and Takamatsu announced!

Starts tonight in Hiroshima!

【いよいよ今夜!1/13(土)より横川シネマで上映開始!】Ghostroads Theatrical Road Show Continues! From Tonight, Sat. Jan 13!!!! at Hiroshima Yokokawa Cinema!
いよいよ明日1/13(土)より広島・横川シネマにて『ゴーストロード』久々の劇場上映開始です!もちろんパンフレット、Tシャツ、トートバッグの販売もございます!お買い逃しなく!ご来場お待ちしております!

『ゴーストロード』広島上映!
【日時】1/13(土)~1/19(金)|連日20:30より
【料金】通常料金
【劇場】横川シネマ
〒733-0011
広島市西区横川町3-1-12横川商店街ビルA棟1階
TEL:082-231-1001
http://yokogawa-cine.jugem.jp/

MORE COMING AND MORE YET TO BE ANNOUNCED!
2/9(金)|シネマート心斎橋
2/10(土)|高松STUDIO Nashville

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 Jan. 6, 2018 – Starcrawler, The Chats, The Cambodian Space Project! http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-jan-6-2018-starcrawler-the-chats-the-cambodian-space-project/

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

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

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

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/

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, 

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, Osaka and Takamatsu announced!

Starts tonight in Hiroshima!

【いよいよ今夜!1/13(土)より横川シネマで上映開始!】Ghostroads Theatrical Road Show Continues! From Tonight, Sat. Jan 13!!!! at Hiroshima Yokokawa Cinema!
いよいよ明日1/13(土)より広島・横川シネマにて『ゴーストロード』久々の劇場上映開始です!もちろんパンフレット、Tシャツ、トートバッグの販売もございます!お買い逃しなく!ご来場お待ちしております!

『ゴーストロード』広島上映!
【日時】1/13(土)~1/19(金)|連日20:30より
【料金】通常料金
【劇場】横川シネマ
〒733-0011
広島市西区横川町3-1-12横川商店街ビルA棟1階
TEL:082-231-1001
http://yokogawa-cine.jugem.jp/

MORE COMING AND MORE YET TO BE ANNOUNCED!
2/9(金)|シネマート心斎橋
2/10(土)|高松STUDIO Nashville

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

—————————–

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!

—————————–

PAST ISSUES OF THE TOP 3 VIDEOS:

LAST WEEK:

Top 3 Indies Videos Jan. 6, 2018 – Starcrawler, The Chats, The Cambodian Space Project! http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-jan-6-2018-starcrawler-the-chats-the-cambodian-space-project/

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

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

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

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/

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 Jan. 6, 2018 – Starcrawler, The Chats, The Cambodian Space Project!

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown and our first of the new year! Happy New Year! Today we have my recent fave three Indies bands for the week of Jan. 6, 2018!

First up are four guys who say they are “Pub Punk” and a “shed rock band from SUNNY COAST 4573” This is awesome and reminds me of the guts of late 1970s punk from Los Angeles.

Here is there Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thechatsband/

#3) The Chats – Smoko https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j58V2vC9EPc

Next up is a band that has been getting me lots of rave comments, like, “Rogers! Where do you find this bizarre-assed shit?” or “This is fucking great! I love it!” Yes. It’s the mighty Cambodian Space Project! Their bio states: “COSMIC CROSS-CULTURE RENDEZVOUS FEATURING SPACE TRIPPERS FROM VARIOUS PLANETS PREPARING A MISSION TO BEAM ITS UNIQUE MIX OF SPACE ROCK, SURF, REGGAE, DUB, KHMER SURIN, CAMBODIAN ROCK PSYCHEDELICA OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD AND INTO ANOTHER…” (sic). This is one of my favorite “new” bands. I hear that Iggy Pop really digs them big time too and is pushing the hell outta the band on his radio show.

Here’s their Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Cambodian-Space-Project-102538263132453/

#2) The Cambodian Space Project – He’s Not There https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDIvQN9j754

Click here to view video at Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDIvQN9j754

At this week’s #1 is a band that I debuted on Japanese FM radio a LONG time ago! 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 Starcrawler’s Facebook page. Go Like it: https://www.facebook.com/starcrawlertheband/

#1) Starcrawler – Ants https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxLvMDjH_0M

 

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, Osaka and Takamatsu announced!

【本日1/5(金)THE NEATBEATS、広島クラブクアトロLIVE!】
本日1/5(金)は広島クラブクアトロでTHE NEATBEATSのライブです!新年早々、気分を上げていきましょう!そして1/13(土)~19(金)は広島・横川シネマで『ゴーストロード』上映!2018年もロックンロールでぶっ飛ばして行きましょう!お楽しみに!

『ゴーストロード』広島上映!
【日時】1/13(土)~1/19(金)|連日20:30より
【料金】通常料金
【劇場】横川シネマ
〒733-0011
広島市西区横川町3-1-12横川商店街ビルA棟1階
TEL:082-231-1001
http://yokogawa-cine.jugem.jp/

2/9(金)|シネマート心斎橋
2/10(土)|高松STUDIO Nashville

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

—————————–

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!

—————————–

PAST ISSUES OF THE TOP 3 VIDEOS:

LAST WEEK:

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

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

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

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/

 

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 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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