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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!

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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 11/09/18! 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 11/03/18! Tommy & The Commies, Brower, Touts, Spam69 (Jpn)!

We’re back once again for this week’s Top 3 videos for Nov. 3, 2018!

First up is a band from Canada who call themselves Tommy & the Commies.

Louder Than War writes: “On their debut album, Tommy and the Commies race from the traps with that spitting punk pop sound first seen on The Buzzcocks’ Spiral Scratch, on The Undertones’ Teenage Kicks. It’s a fine eight-track blast back to two minute wonders that flit in full of harmony and melody over chugging and ringing guitars that drive the songs forcefully and infectiously along.They dive in head first with opener Devices. There’s no clever intro or lead in as they employ that great Orgasm Addict trick of kicking straight off with the vocals. There’s also a definite Jam sound going on as the song flies out with backing vocals tripping over and falling perfectly in the spaces of the lead. It’s a catchy and contagious sound that they continue with throughout the rest of this (too short) album. In fact the only criticism is that there just ain’t enough!” The lead singer looks like he was a member of the Sweet! Cool!

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

#3) TOMMY and the COMMIES: Permanent Fixture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mM054v26hP0

Next up is a band that was introduced to us by Alex Kish of Wassup Rocker Radio (like, just about 15 minutes ago!) This band whose record just came out a couple of days is only available on vinyl (I guess)… But at least we get the cool video that looks like it was pulled outta a 1980s studio! It’s Brower!

Their bio states: “BUZZSAWS is the debut album by BROWER, the solo project of Nat Brower, resident of Ridgewood Queens and erstwhile NANCY and METALLEG compatriot, already championing the spirits and sounds of our most cherished Punk and Rock musical varietals the world over. After last spring’s Little Big EP (DIG007), BROWER is back, and the fire behind that ass is simply inextinguishable! Enter BUZZSAWS – a glam’d-out glitter-bomb of fuzz guitars and giant vocal melodies within the Venn diagram of Bolan, Bowie and Brett (Smiley).”

First question: Where the heck is Ridgewood Queens???

They have a Facebook too (sort of): https://digrecords.bigcartel.com/product/brower-buzzsaws-lp

#2) BROWER – HACKSAW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OHf6Quqmww

At #1 are the Touts from Derry in the UK with their newest release! This is the the 4th or 5th time the Touts have graced our countdown! Their bio says about this fine track: “‘Can’t Blame Me’ is about that period when an election is creeping up. The media and politicians start their campaigns of fear mongering, scaring the people, keeping things just the way they like them. It creates unease and everyone falls in line when in fact they should be out demanding a better life, demanding change.”

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

#1) Touts – Can’t Blame Me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1rkCWxRcv8

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 Sesame and the Pats Pats! Get your tickets now! (They are free (+¥1000 for 2 drinks!) At Shibuya Milky Way! Be there!

The band is a quite humorous unit, and they call themselves Spam69!… Not sure who will show up on Jan. 7th from this band, but be ready for a gas!

They have a Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/THESPAM69/

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! THE SPAM69 (ザ・スパムロック)”DO YOU WANT?”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNsHaSkjFns

  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” will world premiere at the 2018 Raindance Film Festival in Oct.

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 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

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 10/27/18! Straight Arrows, BEECHWOOD, Rosegarden Funeral Party, THE PATS PATS (Jpn!)

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

First up today is a band of 4 guys from Sydney Australia named The Straight Arrows who call their music “Cool rulers” and they also claim they are influenced by “bad ideas.” They were introduced to us by Alex Kish of Wassup Rocker Radio! Thanks Alex!

Yup! They have a Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/straightarrows/

#3) Straight Arrows – 21st Century: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIICkZJ9WzM 

At #2 this week is a band that is introduced to us by Cynthia Ross from the legendary B-Girls! They are the Beechwood from New York! Beechwood’s bio states: “What happens when an anti-social petty thief, a male hustler, and a delinquent runaway come together to join forces in the streets of NYC? One of two things, usually. Either the birth of a gang of misfit criminals with a combined rap sheet longer than Bedford Avenue, or a legendary rock & roll band.”

They have a Facebook for sure: https://bit.ly/2Oa30qu

#2) BEECHWOOD – I Don’t Wanna Be the One You Love: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mG_TMKe_SRA

At #1 this week is Rosegarden Funeral Party! Rosegarden Funeral Party’s bio states: “Armed with just a guitar and a switchblade, Leah Lane and her misfits, Rosegarden Funeral Party have cut a swath from the royal cloth of post-punk that is distinctly their own. What would happen if Peter Murphy and Siouxise Sioux birthed an Indigo Child later to be baptized in Alan Watts’ philosophy? RFP!!”

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

#1) Rosegarden Funeral Party – Another Dead Soul: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JFeNMUB7Bw

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 Sesame and Spam 69! Get your tickets now! (They are free (+¥1000 for 2 drinks!) At Shibuya Milky Way! Be there!

The Pats Pats are Akiko and Midori.

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

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! THE PATS PATS – Girls Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGd5wESg3Rk

 Hey! If you want tickets for the New Yaer’s Party: 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” will world premiere at the 2018 Raindance Film Festival in Oct.

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 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/

Top 3 Indies Videos 7/28/18! Stiff Love, Daisy House, Titty Twister (Jpn), Duke of Surl! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-7-28-18-stiff-love-daisy-house-titty-twister-jpn-duke-of-surl/

Top 3 Indies Videos 7/21/18! Taleen Kali, Fabulous Johnk Wray (Jpn), The Blankz, IDestroy! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-7-21-18-taleen-kali-fabulous-johnk-wray-jpn-the-blankz-idestroy/

Top 3 Indies Videos 7/14/18! IDestroy, The Speedways, THE MOST, CCS (Japan)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-7-14-18-idestroy-the-speedways-the-most-ccs-japan/

Top 3 Indies Videos 7/7/18! Helen Love, Ill, Shonen Knife, Down & Outs, Pussy Cat & Dirty Johnsons! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-7-7-18-helen-love-ill-shonen-knife-pussy-cat-dirty-johnsons/

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Top 3 Indies Videos 10/20/18! The Number Ones, Jacob Reese Thornton, Miss World, Sesame!

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown for Oct 20, 2018! We’re back today with a killer lineup of fab new tunes.

First up today is a band of four guys from Dublin who call themselves, “The Number Ones.” Not much about them that I could find excepting their bio which is three words: “We’re not deep.”

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

3) The Number Ones – You’re So Happy I Could Cry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9yxOLfMUgc

At #2 is Jacob Reese Thornton. His bio says, “Jacob Reese Thornton is a 15 year old, Florida based songwriter, recording artist, and guitarist who brings a precision, depth and a passion to his music that exceeds his years. Jacob is endorsed by Ernie Ball Music Man Guitars. In 2017, Jacob was invited to join legendary rock photographer, Robert M. Knight’s, prestigious “Brotherhood of the Guitar” organization (www.brotherhoodoftheguitar.com), which is sponsored by Ernie Ball and The Guitar Center and consists of approximately 120 hand picked promising young guitar players from around the world. Jacob’s original material captured the attention of Grammy winning producer and legendary session guitarist Bob Kulick (KISS, Paul Stanley, Meatloaf, Lou Reed, Alice Cooper, Motörhead). Kulick and Engineer/Producer Bobby Ferrari (Dee Snider, Elvis Monroe, Sarah Hudson) recently produced Jacob’s debut EP (not yet released), which includes a guest appearance by Todd Kerns from Slash & The Conspirators.”

Here’s his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/jacobreesethornton/

#2) Jacob Reese Thornton – ‘Bombs Away’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTVh1n9h-TM

At #1 AGAIN! is Miss World. 

Miss World is a hot new artist! Miss World seems to be from London, England and her second album dropped on Sept. 28, 2018. What little information I could find on this hot recording says: “Keeping Up With Miss World” is a raw, 13 track power-pop, garage-party movie scene that plays out like a thumb-numbing Instagram scroll fest. A teen-dream magazine collage, a multi-colored sonic mood board featuring torn up images of Ariel Pink, Kim Gordon, Clueless OOTDs, Madonna and Kim Kardashian smeared with gluestick goo.”

Expect Miss World to be on my FM radio show constantly for the next several months (“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!)

Here’s Miss World’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/missworldinc/

#1) MISS WORLD – DON’T U WANNA BE ME SOMETIME? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgBZLsHUozc

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST!  This week’s Spotlight Artist is my other new favorite thing: The band is called Sesame and they are from Tokyo Japan! (Thanks Stossy Reid!) But wait! Are they called “Sesame” or are they actually, “The Rouges“? Who the f*ck cares? This is awesome! I LOVE this!

They don’t have a Facebook. They do Twitter, though: https://twitter.com/sesameband

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST!  SESAME –  NA NA LAND: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idPfEuNNlWg

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! 

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” will world premiere at the 2018 Raindance Film Festival in Oct.

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 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 9/15/18! MISS WORLD, Rochelle Vincente Von K, Daisy House, Velvet Starlings, SESAME (Jpn)! http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-9-15-18-miss-world-daisy-house-velvet-starlings-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/

Top 3 Indies Videos 7/28/18! Stiff Love, Daisy House, Titty Twister (Jpn), Duke of Surl! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-7-28-18-stiff-love-daisy-house-titty-twister-jpn-duke-of-surl/

Top 3 Indies Videos 7/21/18! Taleen Kali, Fabulous Johnk Wray (Jpn), The Blankz, IDestroy! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-7-21-18-taleen-kali-fabulous-johnk-wray-jpn-the-blankz-idestroy/

Top 3 Indies Videos 7/14/18! IDestroy, The Speedways, THE MOST, CCS (Japan)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-7-14-18-idestroy-the-speedways-the-most-ccs-japan/

Top 3 Indies Videos 7/7/18! Helen Love, Ill, Shonen Knife, Down & Outs, Pussy Cat & Dirty Johnsons! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-7-7-18-helen-love-ill-shonen-knife-pussy-cat-dirty-johnsons/

Top 3 Indies Videos 6/23/18! Primetime, Asylums, The Blinders, The Stephanies! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-6-23-18-primetime-asylums-the-blinders-the-stephanies/

Top 3 Indies Videos 6/16/18! The Scrags, La Luz, Down and Outs, Jett Sett (Jpn!) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-6-16-18-the-scrags-la-luz-down-and-outs-jett-sett-jpn/

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