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Top 3 Indies Videos 6/25/17! The Shit! The Goggles (Jpn)! The Bopp! Ice Cold Slush!

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown. The Top 3 best Indies and Alternative Music artists for the week of June 24, 2017!

Today’s edition is special as we are featuring only acts from Europe and Japan! First up is a band from Bern, Switzerland fronted by the legendary Bobby “Pantichrist” Butler. The band is called , “The Shit!” The Shit describe themselves as, “THE SHIT are a garage Rock And Roll band from Bern, Switzerland. Loaded with lots of FUZZ, primitive beats and a whole lot of complaining about love, life and all the crap in between.” They say artists who influenced them are: “Picasso, Van Gogh, Dali, Coleman, Bonsma, Burroughs, Darger, Wölfli, Warhol, Beefheart.” Wow! This band has been a regular on my radio show for years and they’ve just come out with their newest single from their latest album entitled, RUE DU CHOCOLAT! They have a Facebook page, go “Like” it: https://www.facebook.com/ILoveTheShit

#3) The Shit – Don’t Let Me Down https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6M6QiSf17rs

Next up is a band from Bordeaux, France named, The Bopp. Their Bandcamp page describes themselves as: “The Bopp is a musical project with a revolving cast of musicians and friends. It’s pure jangle pop, with catchy melodies, stellar vocal harmonies and multi-guitar arrangements.” This song has been getting heavy airplay on my regular FM radio show, “WTF?” on InterFM 897. Please go “Like” our Facebook page here.

Of course the Bopp have their own Facebook page too – Go “Like” That one and tell them “Mike sent me!” https://www.facebook.com/The-Bopp-141122372625217/

#2) The Bopp – Power My Pop https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oCvfVRdDsU

At #1 this week is a band that was introduced to us by Alex Kish who is the guy behind Wassup Rocker Radio! Wassup Rocker Radio makes a weekly short video show that features new bands and it’s a gas. Here is the most recent episode here: https://vimeo.com/221216247 – Thanks Alex!

Alex introduces us to a band named Ice Cold Slush and they are a trio from London. If you like what you are hearing here today, go check out Ice Cold Slush’s Soundcloud. There’s tons of tracks there: https://soundcloud.com/ice-cold-slush

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

#1) ICE COLD SLUSH – Brainfreeze https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8shM_70XWY

Spotlight Artist! Today’s spotlight artist is from Fukuoka, Japan and this is their second time on the countdown. They are The Goggles! The Goggles get the nod today because they will be guests on my radio show this Sunday, June, 25, 2017.  “WTF?” on InterFM 897. Please go “Like” our Facebook page here.

The Goggles describe their musical Genre as, are you ready for it? “The Beatles.” Chuckle and that they are. But they aren’t a cover band. The Goggles add their own uniqueness to their sound and come out original and fresh. Soetimes they remind of the Beatles and sometimes the Who… But, no matter what, they have that British Invasion groove going that you just gotta love…. And speaking of that… This song was so catchy that Toyota used them in a TV commercial? Now how many indies bands get the nod from Toyota to do a commercial? This is the first time I have ever heard of such a thing. Wow!

They have a Facebook page. Go “Like” it: https://www.facebook.com/gogglesfukuoka/

Spotlight Artist! Goggles – I Wanna Call Your Name https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzwTbNWKDvU

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

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

Spotlight Artist! JinnyOops!/爆音ヘッドフォン (Explosive Headphones) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpMztRCW6Xg

Top 3 Indies Videos 6/11/17! The Fontaines, Beck Black, Taffy (Japan) The Beverleys! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-61117-the-fontaines-beck-black-taffy-japan-the-beverleys/

Top 3 Indies Videos 6/4/17! Bobby’s Bar (Japan), Trash Templars, Peeling, Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-6417-bobbys-bar-japan-trash-templars-peeling-jessica-hernandez-the-deltas/

Top 3 Indies Videos 5/28/17! The Atomics, Fiona Silver, Plastic Girl in Closet (Japan), Blaire Alise & the Bombshells! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-52817-the-atomics-fiona-silver-plastic-girl-in-closet-japan-blaire-alise-the-bombshells/

Top 3 Indies Videos 5/21/17! Moja (Japan), Baby Shakes, Sloan Peterson, Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-52117-moja-japan-baby-shakes-sloan-peterson-jessica-hernandez-the-deltas/

Top 3 Indies Videos 5/14/17! Blaire Alise & the Bombshells, Lisa Mychols, Pats Pats (Japan), Single By Sunday http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-51417-blaire-alise-the-bombshells-lisa-mychols-pats-pats-japan-single-by-sunday/

Top 3 Indies Videos 5/07/17! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-50717-jungles-japan-pinksideofthemoon-the-coathangers-skating-polly/

Top 3 Indies Videos 4/30/17! No Girlfriends, pinksideofthemoon, Lisa Mychols, Bo-Peep! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-43017-no-girlfriends-pinksideofthemoon-lisa-mychols-bo-peep/

Top 3 Indies Videos 4/23/17! Daphne Guinness, Potty Mouth, Femmepop, Hands Off Gretel! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-42317-daphne-guinness-potty-mouth-femmepop-hands-off-gretel/

Top 3 Indies Videos 4/16/17! Warbly Jets, Baby Shakes, Samehada Shiroko & Dynamite, Ryan Hamilton & the Traitors! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-41617-warbly-jets-baby-shakes-samehada-shiroko-dynamite-ryan-hamilton-the-traitors/

Top 3 Indies Music Videos 4/9/17! Miss Derringer, 222, Glam Skanks, Yanagiya Mutsumi&The Ratbones (Japan) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-music-videos-4917-miss-derringer-222-glam-skanks-yanagiya-mutsumi&the-ratbones-japan/

Top 3 Indies Music Videos 4/2/17! Lisa Mychols, The Routes, Circe Link, Su Ko D Koi! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-music-videos-4217-lisa-mychols-the-routes-circe-link-su-ko-d-koi/

Top 3 Indies Music Videos 3/25/17! The Stephanies, Kolars, Bonsai Kitten, Fazerdaze! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-music-videos-32517-the-stephanies-kolars-bonsai-kitten-fazerdaze/

Top 3 Indies Music Videos 3/18/17! Japanese Bands! The Swamps, Pats Pats, Su Ko D Koi, The Goggles! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-music-videos-31817-japanese-bands-the-swamps-pats-pats-su-ko-d-koi-the-goggles/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Mar. 11, 2017! Theee Bat (Japan), Middle Kids, Honeychain! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-mar-11-2017-theee-bat-japan-the-mirror-trap-honeychain/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Mar. 4, 2017! Baby Shakes, TsuShiMaMire (Japan), The Coathangers, Hands Off Gretel! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-mar-4-2017-baby-shakes-tsu-shi-ma-mire-japan-the-coathangers-hands-off-gretel/

 

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Top 3 Indies Videos 6/18/17! Molly & The Krells, Shirley Holmes, JinnyOops (Jpn), Blood People! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-61817-molly-the-krells-shirley-holmes-jinnyoops-jpn-blood-people/

Top 3 Indies Videos 6/18/17! Molly & The Krells, Shirley Holmes, JinnyOops (Jpn), Blood People!

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown. The Top 3 best Indies and Alternative Music artists for the week of June 18, 2017!

First up is a brand new artist from Australia that was introduced to us by the current guitarist for Richie Ramone, Mr. Ronnie Simmons! Thanks Ronnie! The Band’s name is Molly & The Krells. Molly and the Krells are a Punk Rock four-some from Sydney Australia. Fans of Rancid, Blink 182 or Green Day will dig this big time! Here’s their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mollyandthekrells/

#3) Molly & The Krells – Relationshit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieJkLyR1Rd4

Next up is a hot rockin’ trio from Berlin named Shirley Holmes. Their Facebook describes them as a, “Zwei Sängerinnen an Gitarre und Bass und ein Typ am Schlagzeug, der langsam nicht kann. Sie zündeln, bis die Hütte brennt! Kein Stuss, keine Berührungsängste – nur 100% reine Energie. Made in Berlin.” Well, that easy for you to say! Google translate (Bwa! Ha! Ha!) says: “Two singers on guitar and bass and a type on drums, which can not slowly. They fire until the hut burns! No impact, no touch – only 100% pure energy. Made in Berlin.” Go “Like” their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/shirley.holmes.berlin/

#2) Shirley Holmes – Im Affenhaus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oioNtyKCphg

At #1 this week is a band that was introduced to us by Alex Kish, the madman behind “Wassup Rocker Radio.” Wassup Rocker Radio puts out an awesome mini TV show every week with really cool bands. Check out the latest version here: https://vimeo.com/221216247

Their name is Blood People and they are rumored to be opening for Metallica’s USA tour this summer. Wow! I guess that’s qualifications enough for #1! Their name is the “Blood People.” And they are five rockers from Chicago, Illinois. They describe their music as Punk Rock (?!) and “Menacing Rock Hooks that give Voluptous Pop Looks…” Chuckle. Anyway, these guys can peel paint. Remember you saw them here first (Thanks Alex Kish!) Here’s their Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/BloodPeople

#1) Blood People – Last One Standing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymXsXdXAbCs

 

Spotlight Artist! Today’s spotlight goes to a all girls trio from Osaka named “JinnyOops!” Their webpage says, “JinnyOops! is a Japanese all-female rock trio composed of Mitsuyo Ishibasi, Chihiro Ishida, and Hitomi Futenma. The band is based in Osaka and they have been playing at big stages around the world such as『SXSW (Austin)』(2010) and 『J-POP Summit Festival (San Francisco)』(2011) which attracted over 40,000 people.” 

They have a Facebook page. Go “Like” it: https://www.facebook.com/JinnyOops

Spotlight Artist! JinnyOops!/爆音ヘッドフォン (Explosive Headphones) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpMztRCW6Xg

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

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About Mike in Tokyo Rogers: Mike has been a professional music/TV/radio/anime-related program producer in Japan since the eighties. He began in the music business in 1977 as lead vocalist with the legendary Los Angeles Punk Band, “The Rotters” (Sit on My Face Stevie Nix.). As a university student, he was assistant to the legendary Rodney Bingenheimer (Rodney on the ROQ – KROQ Los Angeles from 1980 ~ 1981.) Mike was the first and only foreigner in Japanese history to become the General Manager of a major Japanese broadcasting station (TV Tokyo owned InterFM). Has produced a few smash hit programs (some real losers, too!) and several of Tokyo’s highest rated and most famous radio programs. A recent hit program was “The TV Show” (Set Program with “Ninja Slayer”) which, between April – Oct. 2015, garnered over 10 million viewers.  He is currently producing and hosting “WTF?” the hugely popular Sunday live show on InterFM 89.7 . And his life’s dream is his just completed full-length motion picture, Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Storywhich will be released by a major Japanese motion picture company and in theaters all across Japan in Autumn 2017. (See trailer here: 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 6/11/17! The Fontaines, Beck Black, Taffy (Japan) The Beverleys! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-61117-the-fontaines-beck-black-taffy-japan-the-beverleys/

Top 3 Indies Videos 6/4/17! Bobby’s Bar (Japan), Trash Templars, Peeling, Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-6417-bobbys-bar-japan-trash-templars-peeling-jessica-hernandez-the-deltas/

Top 3 Indies Videos 5/28/17! The Atomics, Fiona Silver, Plastic Girl in Closet (Japan), Blaire Alise & the Bombshells! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-52817-the-atomics-fiona-silver-plastic-girl-in-closet-japan-blaire-alise-the-bombshells/

Top 3 Indies Videos 5/21/17! Moja (Japan), Baby Shakes, Sloan Peterson, Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-52117-moja-japan-baby-shakes-sloan-peterson-jessica-hernandez-the-deltas/

Top 3 Indies Videos 5/14/17! Blaire Alise & the Bombshells, Lisa Mychols, Pats Pats (Japan), Single By Sunday http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-51417-blaire-alise-the-bombshells-lisa-mychols-pats-pats-japan-single-by-sunday/

Top 3 Indies Videos 5/07/17! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-50717-jungles-japan-pinksideofthemoon-the-coathangers-skating-polly/

Top 3 Indies Videos 4/30/17! No Girlfriends, pinksideofthemoon, Lisa Mychols, Bo-Peep! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-43017-no-girlfriends-pinksideofthemoon-lisa-mychols-bo-peep/

Top 3 Indies Videos 4/23/17! Daphne Guinness, Potty Mouth, Femmepop, Hands Off Gretel! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-42317-daphne-guinness-potty-mouth-femmepop-hands-off-gretel/

Top 3 Indies Videos 4/16/17! Warbly Jets, Baby Shakes, Samehada Shiroko & Dynamite, Ryan Hamilton & the Traitors! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-41617-warbly-jets-baby-shakes-samehada-shiroko-dynamite-ryan-hamilton-the-traitors/

Top 3 Indies Music Videos 4/9/17! Miss Derringer, 222, Glam Skanks, Yanagiya Mutsumi&The Ratbones (Japan) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-music-videos-4917-miss-derringer-222-glam-skanks-yanagiya-mutsumi&the-ratbones-japan/

Top 3 Indies Music Videos 4/2/17! Lisa Mychols, The Routes, Circe Link, Su Ko D Koi! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-music-videos-4217-lisa-mychols-the-routes-circe-link-su-ko-d-koi/

Top 3 Indies Music Videos 3/25/17! The Stephanies, Kolars, Bonsai Kitten, Fazerdaze! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-music-videos-32517-the-stephanies-kolars-bonsai-kitten-fazerdaze/

Top 3 Indies Music Videos 3/18/17! Japanese Bands! The Swamps, Pats Pats, Su Ko D Koi, The Goggles! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-music-videos-31817-japanese-bands-the-swamps-pats-pats-su-ko-d-koi-the-goggles/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Mar. 11, 2017! Theee Bat (Japan), Middle Kids, Honeychain! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-mar-11-2017-theee-bat-japan-the-mirror-trap-honeychain/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Mar. 4, 2017! Baby Shakes, TsuShiMaMire (Japan), The Coathangers, Hands Off Gretel! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-mar-4-2017-baby-shakes-tsu-shi-ma-mire-japan-the-coathangers-hands-off-gretel/

 

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Top 3 Indies Videos 6/11/17! The Fontaines, Beck Black, Taffy (Japan) The Beverleys!

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

First up is a “Junk, Punk or Whatever” all-girl trio from Ontario, Canada named The Beverleys. This is the first time The Beverleys have ever been on our countdown. And that’s it. That’s all I can tell you about them because that is the extent of information I can get from their various pages; I can’t find a bio on them anywhere. Anyway, I think this song is cool. Please go “Like” their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/thebeverleysband/

#3) The Beverleys – Hoodwink https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9pFpVBLmqk

At #2 are an act that have graced the pages of our countdown before! The Fontaines from Los Angeles with their newest single hot off the presses. The Fontaines are a brother and sister act. And that’s all I can tell you about them too; they don’t seem to have a bi online. Is this some sort of trend? Well, they have a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thatfontainesound/

#2) The Fontaines – Two Bodies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRNHIGCFj8w

At #1 this week is Beck Black with a video she directed herself! Their bio says: “Beck Black delivers a bluesy punk experience with the dynamic soul of pure rock’n’roll theater. Together with Adam Alt, award-winning drummer from Street Drum Corps, Ms. Black, front woman, keyboardist/bassist, & composer reaches new peaks of sound and energy with tightly woven songs and an electrifying stage presence not to be missed. Black’s take-no-prisoners show attitude, combined with Alt’s fierce drumming and the recently-added guitar shredder Mo Mattaquin, have been devastating LA crowds for over the last year.”

Oh, and they have a Facebook page too: https://www.facebook.com/beckblackmusic/

#1) Beck Black – Red Dog https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieq7LygiWD0

Spotlight Artist! Today’s spotlight goes to a Tokyo band named Taffy. Taffy asks, “guitar band? alternative? shoegazer?” Tehn answers with, “Whatever.” They have a few shows in Japan before heading off to the UK at the end of July for a tour. You can check their Facebook page for more details: https://www.facebook.com/taffy8/

Spotlight Artist! Taffy – DD  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6kiAnAk-wI

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

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About Mike in Tokyo Rogers: Mike has been a professional music/TV/radio/anime-related program producer in Japan since the eighties. He began in the music business in 1977 as lead vocalist with the legendary Los Angeles Punk Band, “The Rotters” (Sit on My Face Stevie Nix.). As a university student, he was assistant to the legendary Rodney Bingenheimer (Rodney on the ROQ – KROQ Los Angeles from 1980 ~ 1981.) Mike was the first and only foreigner in Japanese history to become the General Manager of a major Japanese broadcasting station (TV Tokyo owned InterFM). Has produced a few smash hit programs (some real losers, too!) and several of Tokyo’s highest rated and most famous radio programs. A recent hit program was “The TV Show” (Set Program with “Ninja Slayer”) which, between April – Oct. 2015, garnered over 10 million viewers.  He is currently producing and hosting “WTF?” the hugely popular Sunday live show on InterFM 89.7 . And his life’s dream is his just completed full-length motion picture, Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Storywhich will be released by a major Japanese motion picture company and in theaters all across Japan in Autumn 2017. (See trailer here: 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 6/4/17! Bobby’s Bar (Japan), Trash Templars, Peeling, Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-6417-bobbys-bar-japan-trash-templars-peeling-jessica-hernandez-the-deltas/

Top 3 Indies Videos 5/28/17! The Atomics, Fiona Silver, Plastic Girl in Closet (Japan), Blaire Alise & the Bombshells! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-52817-the-atomics-fiona-silver-plastic-girl-in-closet-japan-blaire-alise-the-bombshells/

Top 3 Indies Videos 5/21/17! Moja (Japan), Baby Shakes, Sloan Peterson, Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-52117-moja-japan-baby-shakes-sloan-peterson-jessica-hernandez-the-deltas/

Top 3 Indies Videos 5/14/17! Blaire Alise & the Bombshells, Lisa Mychols, Pats Pats (Japan), Single By Sunday http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-51417-blaire-alise-the-bombshells-lisa-mychols-pats-pats-japan-single-by-sunday/

Top 3 Indies Videos 5/07/17! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-50717-jungles-japan-pinksideofthemoon-the-coathangers-skating-polly/

Top 3 Indies Videos 4/30/17! No Girlfriends, pinksideofthemoon, Lisa Mychols, Bo-Peep! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-43017-no-girlfriends-pinksideofthemoon-lisa-mychols-bo-peep/

Top 3 Indies Videos 4/23/17! Daphne Guinness, Potty Mouth, Femmepop, Hands Off Gretel! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-42317-daphne-guinness-potty-mouth-femmepop-hands-off-gretel/

Top 3 Indies Videos 4/16/17! Warbly Jets, Baby Shakes, Samehada Shiroko & Dynamite, Ryan Hamilton & the Traitors! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-41617-warbly-jets-baby-shakes-samehada-shiroko-dynamite-ryan-hamilton-the-traitors/

Top 3 Indies Music Videos 4/9/17! Miss Derringer, 222, Glam Skanks, Yanagiya Mutsumi&The Ratbones (Japan) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-music-videos-4917-miss-derringer-222-glam-skanks-yanagiya-mutsumi&the-ratbones-japan/

Top 3 Indies Music Videos 4/2/17! Lisa Mychols, The Routes, Circe Link, Su Ko D Koi! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-music-videos-4217-lisa-mychols-the-routes-circe-link-su-ko-d-koi/

Top 3 Indies Music Videos 3/25/17! The Stephanies, Kolars, Bonsai Kitten, Fazerdaze! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-music-videos-32517-the-stephanies-kolars-bonsai-kitten-fazerdaze/

Top 3 Indies Music Videos 3/18/17! Japanese Bands! The Swamps, Pats Pats, Su Ko D Koi, The Goggles! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-music-videos-31817-japanese-bands-the-swamps-pats-pats-su-ko-d-koi-the-goggles/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Mar. 11, 2017! Theee Bat (Japan), Middle Kids, Honeychain! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-mar-11-2017-theee-bat-japan-the-mirror-trap-honeychain/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Mar. 4, 2017! Baby Shakes, TsuShiMaMire (Japan), The Coathangers, Hands Off Gretel! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-mar-4-2017-baby-shakes-tsu-shi-ma-mire-japan-the-coathangers-hands-off-gretel/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Feb 26, 2017! Neatbeats (Japan), Lemon Twigs, Faz Waltz, Honeychain! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-feb-26-2017-neatbeats-japan-lemon-twigs-faz-waltz-honeychain/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Feb 19, 2017! Sex Organs, LA Velvet, Molice (Japan), Honeyblood! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-feb-19-2017-sex-organs-la-velvet-molice-japan-honeyblood/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Feb 12, 2017! The Coathangers, The Regrettes, The Routes & Luby Sparks (Japan), http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-feb-12-2017-the-coathangers-the-regrettes-the-routes-luby-sparks-japan/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Feb 5, 2017! Baby Shakes, Su Ko D Koi (Japan), Bleached, Daphne Guinness! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-feb-5-2017-baby-shakes-su-ko-d-koi-japan-bleached-daphne-guinness/

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Top 3 Indies Videos 6/4/17! Bobby’s Bar (Japan), Trash Templars, Peeling, Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas!

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

First up are some lovable nutcases from Failchester / Bielefeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen in Germany…. (Failchester!?) When I saw their photo, I knew that I didn’t even have to listen to these guys to know I’d like it. I love bands with a sense of humor! Their Facebook page says their interests are “Crusading.” Bwa! Ha! Ha! That’s hilarious! But seriously, they say they are a “Teenage sixties Garage Punk Band.” 

Their bio says: “After some very long Crusades the Templars are back Home with fully loaded Bags to bring the Holy Grail of Fuzz to the cheerin´ audience. They found it in the Backyard of a an ugly Beat-Garage where it was laying over decades and now the Templars hand the Grail around for all the thirsty disbelievers. Drink from our stomping Teenage Shutdown Nectar and have a refreshing taste from the holy Beat-Punk-Water to reach the Fuzz-Paradise.”

The Trash Templars

Look at their helmets! They mimic the days of King Arthur by cutting metal buckets and putting them upon their heads! Shockingly Chivalrous Genius! Go “Like” their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TrashTemplars/

#3) The Trash Templars – Dancing with the Bull https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTjnaM-p1VM

At #2 is a 4-piece psychedelic punk / noise pop band from Ontario named Peeling. Their newest EP “7 Years of Blood” just came out on May 26, 2017. Today’s track, “Wandering Womb” is taken from that EP. That’s about all I now about Peeling excepting this is way cool. Go Like their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/peelingband/

#2) Peeling – Wandering Womb  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2dyoPPZsLo

At #1 this week is Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas. This is their second time to hit our countdown. The first time was on May 20, 2017! Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas hail from Detroit, Michigan. Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas have performed countless headline gigs and as support for such like-minded acts as Gogol Bordello, Social Distortion and St. Paul & The Broken Bones, and well-received sets at festivals like Lollapalooza, ACL Music Festival, Osheaga, and Bonnaroo. Long hailed as an explosive and theatrical live outfit, Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas will celebrate the release of they new album, “Telephone // Telefono” (On Sale June 23, 2017) with a non-stop North American tour.

#1) Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas – Run Too Far https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGYUb6ITMus

Spotlight Artist! Today’s spotlight goes to a trio from Tokyo named Bobby’s Bar. Bobby’s Bar claims to be making music that is: “Voodoo Spook-a-Billy.” To get an idea of what these monsters are like, check out their influences: “Horror movie / Jungle Exotica vol 1 &2/ Lavender’s Jungle/ Las Vegas Grind / Reverend Horton Heat / Halloween music / Screamin’ Jay Hawkins / Bo Diddley / Surf music / Tiki culture / Swing music / Django Reinhart / William Bolcom / Tim Burton.” That pretty much sums it up!

Garage Rockin’ Craze

They are in our Spotlight this week because the feature prominently in the cool Tokyo Garage scene documentary: “Garage Rockin’ Craze.” (You can check out that awesome flick’s trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNukfLBvALc)

Bobby’s Bar have a Facebook page. Go “Like” it! https://www.facebook.com/jpbobbysbar/

Spotlight Artist! Bobby’s Bar – Weirdo Jungle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CurIxDKKBJQ

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

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About Mike in Tokyo Rogers: Mike has been a professional music/TV/radio/anime-related program producer in Japan since the eighties. He began in the music business in 1977 as lead vocalist with the legendary Los Angeles Punk Band, “The Rotters” (Sit on My Face Stevie Nix.). As a university student, he was assistant to the legendary Rodney Bingenheimer (Rodney on the ROQ – KROQ Los Angeles from 1980 ~ 1981.) Mike was the first and only foreigner in Japanese history to become the General Manager of a major Japanese broadcasting station (TV Tokyo owned InterFM). Has produced a few smash hit programs (some real losers, too!) and several of Tokyo’s highest rated and most famous radio programs. A recent hit program was “The TV Show” (Set Program with “Ninja Slayer”) which, between April – Oct. 2015, garnered over 10 million viewers.  He is currently producing and hosting “WTF?” the hugely popular Sunday live show on InterFM 89.7 . And his life’s dream is his just completed full-length motion picture, Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Storywhich will be released by a major Japanese motion picture company and in theaters all across Japan in Autumn 2017. (See trailer here: https://vimeo.com/210533272)… Oh, and he likes to write about himself in the third person!)

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PAST ISSUES OF THE TOP 3 VIDEOS:

LAST WEEK:

Top 3 Indies Videos 5/28/17! The Atomics, Fiona Silver, Plastic Girl in Closet (Japan), Blaire Alise & the Bombshells! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-52817-the-atomics-fiona-silver-plastic-girl-in-closet-japan-blaire-alise-the-bombshells/

Top 3 Indies Videos 5/21/17! Moja (Japan), Baby Shakes, Sloan Peterson, Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-52117-moja-japan-baby-shakes-sloan-peterson-jessica-hernandez-the-deltas/

Top 3 Indies Videos 5/14/17! Blaire Alise & the Bombshells, Lisa Mychols, Pats Pats (Japan), Single By Sunday http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-51417-blaire-alise-the-bombshells-lisa-mychols-pats-pats-japan-single-by-sunday/

Top 3 Indies Videos 5/07/17! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-50717-jungles-japan-pinksideofthemoon-the-coathangers-skating-polly/

Top 3 Indies Videos 4/30/17! No Girlfriends, pinksideofthemoon, Lisa Mychols, Bo-Peep! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-43017-no-girlfriends-pinksideofthemoon-lisa-mychols-bo-peep/

Top 3 Indies Videos 4/23/17! Daphne Guinness, Potty Mouth, Femmepop, Hands Off Gretel! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-42317-daphne-guinness-potty-mouth-femmepop-hands-off-gretel/

Top 3 Indies Videos 4/16/17! Warbly Jets, Baby Shakes, Samehada Shiroko & Dynamite, Ryan Hamilton & the Traitors! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-41617-warbly-jets-baby-shakes-samehada-shiroko-dynamite-ryan-hamilton-the-traitors/

Top 3 Indies Music Videos 4/9/17! Miss Derringer, 222, Glam Skanks, Yanagiya Mutsumi&The Ratbones (Japan) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-music-videos-4917-miss-derringer-222-glam-skanks-yanagiya-mutsumi&the-ratbones-japan/

Top 3 Indies Music Videos 4/2/17! Lisa Mychols, The Routes, Circe Link, Su Ko D Koi! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-music-videos-4217-lisa-mychols-the-routes-circe-link-su-ko-d-koi/

Top 3 Indies Music Videos 3/25/17! The Stephanies, Kolars, Bonsai Kitten, Fazerdaze! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-music-videos-32517-the-stephanies-kolars-bonsai-kitten-fazerdaze/

Top 3 Indies Music Videos 3/18/17! Japanese Bands! The Swamps, Pats Pats, Su Ko D Koi, The Goggles! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-music-videos-31817-japanese-bands-the-swamps-pats-pats-su-ko-d-koi-the-goggles/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Mar. 11, 2017! Theee Bat (Japan), Middle Kids, Honeychain! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-mar-11-2017-theee-bat-japan-the-mirror-trap-honeychain/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Mar. 4, 2017! Baby Shakes, TsuShiMaMire (Japan), The Coathangers, Hands Off Gretel! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-mar-4-2017-baby-shakes-tsu-shi-ma-mire-japan-the-coathangers-hands-off-gretel/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Feb 26, 2017! Neatbeats (Japan), Lemon Twigs, Faz Waltz, Honeychain! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-feb-26-2017-neatbeats-japan-lemon-twigs-faz-waltz-honeychain/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Feb 19, 2017! Sex Organs, LA Velvet, Molice (Japan), Honeyblood! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-feb-19-2017-sex-organs-la-velvet-molice-japan-honeyblood/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Feb 12, 2017! The Coathangers, The Regrettes, The Routes & Luby Sparks (Japan), http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-feb-12-2017-the-coathangers-the-regrettes-the-routes-luby-sparks-japan/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Feb 5, 2017! Baby Shakes, Su Ko D Koi (Japan), Bleached, Daphne Guinness! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-feb-5-2017-baby-shakes-su-ko-d-koi-japan-bleached-daphne-guinness/

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Top 3 Indies Videos 5/28/17! The Atomics, Fiona Silver, Plastic Girl in Closet (Japan), Blaire Alise & the Bombshells!

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown. The Top 3 best Indies and Alternative Music artists for the week of May 28, 2017!

First off are three babes and a guy who were introduced to us by Kona Cindy, the curator to the stars. They are from Los Angeles and they are known as the Atomics. Get this; they are brothers and sisters – or so it would seem. They got a great write up in V Magazine. I’ve been playing this on WTF? (Every Sunday morning from 8 ~ 10 on InterFM 897) every week recently. This song is hot! Here’s their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheAtomicsOfficial/

3) The Atomics – Voulez Vous https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzyuJnA7cPo

At #2 on today’s chart is an artist that debuted on our May 14th, 2017 chart: Blaire Alise & the Bombshells. They are a “60s Garage Pop,” and “Girl group inspired rock n’ roll with a sucker punch of garage rock!” This is hot. Look for lots from them in the coming weeks. This is the new sound of Detroit Garage Pop! They have a cool Facebook page too: https://www.facebook.com/blairebombshell/

2) Blaire Alise & the Bombshells – Telemono https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqpkSd6ci2E

And at this week’s #1 is yet another artist brought to us by Kona Cindy! Her name is Fiona Silver! Fiona hails from East Village in New York and is getting rave reviews! She was also nominated for GO! Magazine’s Nightlife Award for Best Performer! Wow! Need to know more? Today’s #1 tune is from her album, “Little Thunder.” Check her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/FionaSilver/?pnref=lhc

1) Fiona Silver – Take Me Down https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkN36WEHEG0

Spotlight Artist! Today’s spotlight goes to a trio from Iwate (That’s way up north by Hokkaido – Japan’s northernmost island) and they were introduced to us by my friend Satoshi Miyaki. The band’s name is Plastic Girl in Closet. Their music is a sort of Shoe-gazer type but they describe themselves as “J-pop, Indiepop, Guitarpop.” I think it is fab. Here’s their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/plasticgirlincloset/

Spotlight Artist! PLASTIC GIRL IN CLOSET – Pretty Little Bag  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAjUuEi7DQk

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

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About Mike in Tokyo Rogers: Mike has been a professional music/TV/radio/anime-related program producer in Japan since the eighties. He began in the music business in 1977 as lead vocalist with the legendary Los Angeles Punk Band, “The Rotters” (Sit on My Face Stevie Nix.). As a university student, he was assistant to the legendary Rodney Bingenheimer (Rodney on the ROQ – KROQ Los Angeles from 1980 ~ 1981.) Mike was the first and only foreigner in Japanese history to become the General Manager of a major Japanese broadcasting station (TV Tokyo owned InterFM). Has produced a few smash hit programs (some real losers, too!) and several of Tokyo’s highest rated and most famous radio programs. A recent hit program was “The TV Show” (Set Program with “Ninja Slayer”) which, between April – Oct. 2015, garnered over 10 million viewers.  He is currently producing and hosting “WTF?” the hugely popular Sunday live show on InterFM 89.7 . And his life’s dream is his just completed full-length motion picture, Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Storywhich will be released by a major Japanese motion picture company and in theaters all across Japan in Autumn 2017. (See trailer here: https://vimeo.com/210533272)… Oh, and he likes to write about himself in the third person!)

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PAST ISSUES OF THE TOP 3 VIDEOS:

LAST WEEK:

Top 3 Indies Videos 5/21/17! Moja (Japan), Baby Shakes, Sloan Peterson, Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-52117-moja-japan-baby-shakes-sloan-peterson-jessica-hernandez-the-deltas/

Top 3 Indies Videos 5/14/17! Blaire Alise & the Bombshells, Lisa Mychols, Pats Pats (Japan), Single By Sunday http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-51417-blaire-alise-the-bombshells-lisa-mychols-pats-pats-japan-single-by-sunday/

Top 3 Indies Videos 5/07/17! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-50717-jungles-japan-pinksideofthemoon-the-coathangers-skating-polly/

Top 3 Indies Videos 4/30/17! No Girlfriends, pinksideofthemoon, Lisa Mychols, Bo-Peep! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-43017-no-girlfriends-pinksideofthemoon-lisa-mychols-bo-peep/

Top 3 Indies Videos 4/23/17! Daphne Guinness, Potty Mouth, Femmepop, Hands Off Gretel! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-42317-daphne-guinness-potty-mouth-femmepop-hands-off-gretel/

Top 3 Indies Videos 4/16/17! Warbly Jets, Baby Shakes, Samehada Shiroko & Dynamite, Ryan Hamilton & the Traitors! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-41617-warbly-jets-baby-shakes-samehada-shiroko-dynamite-ryan-hamilton-the-traitors/

Top 3 Indies Music Videos 4/9/17! Miss Derringer, 222, Glam Skanks, Yanagiya Mutsumi&The Ratbones (Japan) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-music-videos-4917-miss-derringer-222-glam-skanks-yanagiya-mutsumi&the-ratbones-japan/

Top 3 Indies Music Videos 4/2/17! Lisa Mychols, The Routes, Circe Link, Su Ko D Koi! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-music-videos-4217-lisa-mychols-the-routes-circe-link-su-ko-d-koi/

Top 3 Indies Music Videos 3/25/17! The Stephanies, Kolars, Bonsai Kitten, Fazerdaze! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-music-videos-32517-the-stephanies-kolars-bonsai-kitten-fazerdaze/

Top 3 Indies Music Videos 3/18/17! Japanese Bands! The Swamps, Pats Pats, Su Ko D Koi, The Goggles! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-music-videos-31817-japanese-bands-the-swamps-pats-pats-su-ko-d-koi-the-goggles/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Mar. 11, 2017! Theee Bat (Japan), Middle Kids, Honeychain! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-mar-11-2017-theee-bat-japan-the-mirror-trap-honeychain/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Mar. 4, 2017! Baby Shakes, TsuShiMaMire (Japan), The Coathangers, Hands Off Gretel! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-mar-4-2017-baby-shakes-tsu-shi-ma-mire-japan-the-coathangers-hands-off-gretel/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Feb 26, 2017! Neatbeats (Japan), Lemon Twigs, Faz Waltz, Honeychain! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-feb-26-2017-neatbeats-japan-lemon-twigs-faz-waltz-honeychain/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Feb 19, 2017! Sex Organs, LA Velvet, Molice (Japan), Honeyblood! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-feb-19-2017-sex-organs-la-velvet-molice-japan-honeyblood/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Feb 12, 2017! The Coathangers, The Regrettes, The Routes & Luby Sparks (Japan), http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-feb-12-2017-the-coathangers-the-regrettes-the-routes-luby-sparks-japan/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Feb 5, 2017! Baby Shakes, Su Ko D Koi (Japan), Bleached, Daphne Guinness! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-feb-5-2017-baby-shakes-su-ko-d-koi-japan-bleached-daphne-guinness/

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

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Top 3 Indies Videos 5/21/17! Moja (Japan), Baby Shakes, Sloan Peterson, Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas!

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown. The Top 3 best Indies and Alternative Music artists for the week of May 21, 2017!

Once again, today’s line up is awesome (if I must say so myself!) First up is a new artist from Brisbane, Australia named Sloan Peterson. Her bio says, “Sloan Peterson; a love child of 50’s guitar pop and modern garage rock, bursting with a warmth that’s inseparable from her private identity. Influenced by everything from Elvis, to Latin legend Xavier Cugat or the fashion statements of Nancy Sinatra and Bowie – Sloan Peterson is the sum of these influences that adds up to so much more.
Her debut EP is in progress.” Today’s number is her debut single.

Of course she has a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/sloanpetersonmusic

#3) Sloan Peterson – 105 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbP2PUKDDj0

At #2 is Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas who hail from Detroit, Michigan. In 2014, Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas released their debut “Secret Evil” and spent two years on the road; countless headline gigs, supports with such like-minded acts as Gogol Bordello, Social Distortion and St. Paul & The Broken Bones, and well-received sets at festivals like Lollapalooza, ACL Music Festival, Osheaga, and Bonnaroo. Long hailed as an explosive and theatrical live outfit, Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas will celebrate the release of they new album, “Telephone // Telefono” (On Sale June 23, 2017) with a non-stop North American tour. They’ll debut in Japan on my nationally broadcast FM radio show, “WTF?” on InterFM897 tomorrow, Sunday, May 21, 2017.

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

#2) Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas – Sorry I Stole Your Man  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-v76IVtV-Y

At #1 this week are no strangers to the countdown, New York’s own, The Baby Shakes! Their Bio says, “Baby Shakes are a rock n’ roll-punk band from New York City. Mary on lead vocals and guitar, Judy on lead guitar and vocals, Claudia on bass and vocals, and Ryan on drums. With catchy melodic vocals over dirty guitars and a killer rhythm section, their influences range from The Ramones and Slade to Chuck Berry and 60’s Motown girl groups.

I love this band! AND their newest album “Turn it Up” goes on sale today (May 19, 2017)!

#1) Baby Shakes – Do What You Want https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xF6Yl8RAqc

TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Today’s feature are a kickass duo from Tokyo named Moja who are going to appear at the Chester Live 2017 festival in the UK this year! Wow! Moja’s bio says, “What’s Moja sound like??? It’s thundering, passionate, high-speed Dance Music of the kind you’ve which never experienced before. Everyone dances like mad at our shows. And we love to share that space and experience with the audience. We’ve performed in many places such as Tokyo, Toronto, Quebec, New York, London, Liverpool, Hong Kong, Italy, and more…” I’ve seen Moja live several times before. It is difficult to describe their live shows… I haven’t seen anything like it since Iggy Pop. This video captures the live atmosphere of the band about as best as I think possible – which is impossible. This video was given rave reviews by the drummer of the Libertines.

Here’s Moja’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MOJA-203061873063258/

TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Hello Hello  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6K0aaVtnWs

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

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About Mike in Tokyo Rogers: Mike has been a professional music/TV/radio/anime-related program producer in Japan since the eighties. He began in the music business in 1977 as lead vocalist with the legendary Los Angeles Punk Band, “The Rotters” (Sit on My Face Stevie Nix.). As a university student, he was assistant to the legendary Rodney Bingenheimer (Rodney on the ROQ – KROQ Los Angeles from 1980 ~ 1981.) Mike was the first and only foreigner in Japanese history to become the General Manager of a major Japanese broadcasting station (TV Tokyo owned InterFM). Has produced a few smash hit programs (some real losers, too!) and several of Tokyo’s highest rated and most famous radio programs. A recent hit program was “The TV Show” (Set Program with “Ninja Slayer”) which, between April – Oct. 2015, garnered over 10 million viewers.  He is currently producing and hosting “WTF?” the hugely popular Sunday live show on InterFM 89.7 . And his life’s dream is his just completed full-length motion picture, Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Storywhich will be released by a major Japanese motion picture company and in theaters all across Japan in Autumn 2017. (See trailer here: https://vimeo.com/210533272)… Oh, and he likes to write about himself in the third person!)

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PAST ISSUES OF THE TOP 3 VIDEOS:

LAST WEEK: 

Top 3 Indies Videos 5/14/17! Blaire Alise & the Bombshells, Lisa Mychols, Pats Pats (Japan), Single By Sunday http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-51417-blaire-alise-the-bombshells-lisa-mychols-pats-pats-japan-single-by-sunday/

Top 3 Indies Videos 5/07/17! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-50717-jungles-japan-pinksideofthemoon-the-coathangers-skating-polly/

Top 3 Indies Videos 4/30/17! No Girlfriends, pinksideofthemoon, Lisa Mychols, Bo-Peep! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-43017-no-girlfriends-pinksideofthemoon-lisa-mychols-bo-peep/

Top 3 Indies Videos 4/23/17! Daphne Guinness, Potty Mouth, Femmepop, Hands Off Gretel! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-42317-daphne-guinness-potty-mouth-femmepop-hands-off-gretel/

Top 3 Indies Videos 4/16/17! Warbly Jets, Baby Shakes, Samehada Shiroko & Dynamite, Ryan Hamilton & the Traitors! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-41617-warbly-jets-baby-shakes-samehada-shiroko-dynamite-ryan-hamilton-the-traitors/

Top 3 Indies Music Videos 4/9/17! Miss Derringer, 222, Glam Skanks, Yanagiya Mutsumi&The Ratbones (Japan) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-music-videos-4917-miss-derringer-222-glam-skanks-yanagiya-mutsumi&the-ratbones-japan/

Top 3 Indies Music Videos 4/2/17! Lisa Mychols, The Routes, Circe Link, Su Ko D Koi! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-music-videos-4217-lisa-mychols-the-routes-circe-link-su-ko-d-koi/

Top 3 Indies Music Videos 3/25/17! The Stephanies, Kolars, Bonsai Kitten, Fazerdaze! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-music-videos-32517-the-stephanies-kolars-bonsai-kitten-fazerdaze/

Top 3 Indies Music Videos 3/18/17! Japanese Bands! The Swamps, Pats Pats, Su Ko D Koi, The Goggles! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-music-videos-31817-japanese-bands-the-swamps-pats-pats-su-ko-d-koi-the-goggles/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Mar. 11, 2017! Theee Bat (Japan), Middle Kids, Honeychain! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-mar-11-2017-theee-bat-japan-the-mirror-trap-honeychain/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Mar. 4, 2017! Baby Shakes, TsuShiMaMire (Japan), The Coathangers, Hands Off Gretel! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-mar-4-2017-baby-shakes-tsu-shi-ma-mire-japan-the-coathangers-hands-off-gretel/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Feb 26, 2017! Neatbeats (Japan), Lemon Twigs, Faz Waltz, Honeychain! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-feb-26-2017-neatbeats-japan-lemon-twigs-faz-waltz-honeychain/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Feb 19, 2017! Sex Organs, LA Velvet, Molice (Japan), Honeyblood! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-feb-19-2017-sex-organs-la-velvet-molice-japan-honeyblood/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Feb 12, 2017! The Coathangers, The Regrettes, The Routes & Luby Sparks (Japan), http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-feb-12-2017-the-coathangers-the-regrettes-the-routes-luby-sparks-japan/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Feb 5, 2017! Baby Shakes, Su Ko D Koi (Japan), Bleached, Daphne Guinness! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-feb-5-2017-baby-shakes-su-ko-d-koi-japan-bleached-daphne-guinness/

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

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Top 3 Indies Videos 5/14/17! Blaire Alise & the Bombshells, Lisa Mychols, Pats Pats (Japan), Single By Sunday

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown. The Top 3 best Indies and Alternative Music artists for the week of May 14, 2017! And do I have some hot music for you today! Really! There were so many great new tunes that I had a hard time picking the best, so today and next week’s countdown’s should be KILLER!

First up is a group from Detroit Michigan that was introduced to us by my friend Shuichi Masaki from the band Titty Twister in Kyushu! Thanks Masaki san! I LOVE THIS BAND! Their name is Blaire Alise & the Bombshells. I’m not sure but this could be my favorite new find of the year so far! They describe themselves as “60s Garage Pop,” and “Girl group inspired rock n’ roll with a sucker punch of garage rock!” This is hot. Look for lots from them in the coming weeks. This is the new sound of Detroit Garage Pop! I’m going to play them on the radio tomorrow (Sunday, May 14, 2017) on WTF? InterFM897. So check it out!

Blaire Alise & the Bombshells remind me of early Blondie (and I know what I am talking about because I was there at that time and I saw early Blondie!) They have a cool Facebook page too: https://www.facebook.com/blairebombshell/

#3) Blaire Alise & the Bombshells – I Got Something   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BygoQ8qL-zA

At this week’s #2 is an artist who has been on our countdown several times. The last time was just two weeks ago! Her name is Lisa Mychols. Lisa is HOT and she has gotten some awesome reviews:

“Bridging the gap between 1960’s girl groups and modern aggressive pop” -Dan Pavelich, Vandalay Records

“The Queen of power pop!” -Power Popaholic

I’ve liked Lisa Mychols for a long time, since Rodney on the Roq introduced me to her… Today’s track on the Top 3 is a world debut! Check it out! Here’s her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/lisa.mychols

#2) Lisa Mychols -Loving You Baby  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVw7JlTCqcg

At #1 is a Pop/Rock band from Glasgow, Scotland! Man! There are so many good bands from Scotland (and Kyushu, Japan) it must be a worldwide rock n roll explosion! They are 4 guys who go by the name of Single By Sunday.  It looks like these guys got together in June 2015 to form a band but they’ve been friends since childhood. They has a massive Social Media following that is quite impressive. Here’s their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SingleBySunday/

#1) Single By Sunday – Nevereverever   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ER95fsLcs4

TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Today’s feature are a trio from Tokyo and they are one of my favorite groups. The Pats Pats! I think this is their 3rd time on the countdown. This is a video made by my friend Ken Nishikawa and myself (because we like this band so much!) This was shot at Shibuya O-Nest on April 6, 2017. Ken did all the editing while I slept on the sofa! The lyrics for this song are below the video. Here’s the Pats Pats Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/patspats/

TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! THE PATS PATS 「A.A.A」 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7-4IWBiSSU

A.A.A. lyrics:

What’s your favorite thing in the world
You can have anything you want
Where’s your favorite place in the world
You can go anywhere you want

(Chorus)
Ti amo ti amo
I never met someone like you
Ti amo ti amo
I’m in love with you baby

A.A.A

I wish for nothing besides your love
I need you more than you need me
What are you doing tomorrow?
I want to know more about you

(Chorus)

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

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About Mike in Tokyo Rogers: Mike has been a professional music/TV/radio/anime-related program producer in Japan since the eighties. He began in the music business in 1977 as lead vocalist with the legendary Los Angeles Punk Band, “The Rotters” (Sit on My Face Stevie Nix.). As a university student, he was assistant to the legendary Rodney Bingenheimer (Rodney on the ROQ – KROQ Los Angeles from 1980 ~ 1981.) Mike was the first and only foreigner in Japanese history to become the General Manager of a major Japanese broadcasting station (TV Tokyo owned InterFM). Has produced a few smash hit programs (some real losers, too!) and several of Tokyo’s highest rated and most famous radio programs. A recent hit program was “The TV Show” (Set Program with “Ninja Slayer”) which, between April – Oct. 2015, garnered over 10 million viewers.  He is currently producing and hosting “WTF?” the hugely popular Sunday live show on InterFM 89.7 . And his life’s dream is his just completed full-length motion picture, Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Storywhich will be released by a major Japanese motion picture company and in theaters all across Japan in Autumn 2017. (See trailer here: https://vimeo.com/210533272)… Oh, and he likes to write about himself in the third person!)

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PAST ISSUES OF THE TOP 3 VIDEOS:

LAST WEEK: 

Top 3 Indies Videos 5/07/17! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-50717-jungles-japan-pinksideofthemoon-the-coathangers-skating-polly/

Top 3 Indies Videos 4/30/17! No Girlfriends, pinksideofthemoon, Lisa Mychols, Bo-Peep! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-43017-no-girlfriends-pinksideofthemoon-lisa-mychols-bo-peep/

Top 3 Indies Videos 4/23/17! Daphne Guinness, Potty Mouth, Femmepop, Hands Off Gretel! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-42317-daphne-guinness-potty-mouth-femmepop-hands-off-gretel/

Top 3 Indies Videos 4/16/17! Warbly Jets, Baby Shakes, Samehada Shiroko & Dynamite, Ryan Hamilton & the Traitors! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-41617-warbly-jets-baby-shakes-samehada-shiroko-dynamite-ryan-hamilton-the-traitors/

Top 3 Indies Music Videos 4/9/17! Miss Derringer, 222, Glam Skanks, Yanagiya Mutsumi&The Ratbones (Japan) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-music-videos-4917-miss-derringer-222-glam-skanks-yanagiya-mutsumi&the-ratbones-japan/

Top 3 Indies Music Videos 4/2/17! Lisa Mychols, The Routes, Circe Link, Su Ko D Koi! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-music-videos-4217-lisa-mychols-the-routes-circe-link-su-ko-d-koi/

Top 3 Indies Music Videos 3/25/17! The Stephanies, Kolars, Bonsai Kitten, Fazerdaze! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-music-videos-32517-the-stephanies-kolars-bonsai-kitten-fazerdaze/

Top 3 Indies Music Videos 3/18/17! Japanese Bands! The Swamps, Pats Pats, Su Ko D Koi, The Goggles! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-music-videos-31817-japanese-bands-the-swamps-pats-pats-su-ko-d-koi-the-goggles/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Mar. 11, 2017! Theee Bat (Japan), Middle Kids, Honeychain! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-mar-11-2017-theee-bat-japan-the-mirror-trap-honeychain/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Mar. 4, 2017! Baby Shakes, TsuShiMaMire (Japan), The Coathangers, Hands Off Gretel! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-mar-4-2017-baby-shakes-tsu-shi-ma-mire-japan-the-coathangers-hands-off-gretel/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Feb 26, 2017! Neatbeats (Japan), Lemon Twigs, Faz Waltz, Honeychain! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-feb-26-2017-neatbeats-japan-lemon-twigs-faz-waltz-honeychain/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Feb 19, 2017! Sex Organs, LA Velvet, Molice (Japan), Honeyblood! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-feb-19-2017-sex-organs-la-velvet-molice-japan-honeyblood/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Feb 12, 2017! The Coathangers, The Regrettes, The Routes & Luby Sparks (Japan), http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-feb-12-2017-the-coathangers-the-regrettes-the-routes-luby-sparks-japan/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Feb 5, 2017! Baby Shakes, Su Ko D Koi (Japan), Bleached, Daphne Guinness! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-feb-5-2017-baby-shakes-su-ko-d-koi-japan-bleached-daphne-guinness/

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Top 3 Indies Videos 5/07/17! Jungles (Japan), pinksideofthemoon, The Coathangers, Skating Polly!

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown. The Top 3 best Indies and Alternative Music artists for the week of May 6, 2017!

First up is Skating Polly. This is their 3rd time (I think) on the countdown. Rodney on the Roq plays them a lot. I think they are often too loud for WTF? on InterFM 897 on Sunday mornings…. But maybe not this particular song! Skating Polly Skating Pollywas formed in Oklahoma in 2009. The band consists of multi-instrumentalists Kelli Mayo  and Peyton Bighorse, who were 9 and 14 years old when the band formed. They are a Riot Grrrrl Indie Pop band. Here’s their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SkatingPolly/

#3) Skating Polly – Louder In Outer Space  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLjDYd35p5k

At #2 is a pinksideofthemoon…. Legendary producer and engineer Lee Popa and songstress Jolee Popa make up pinksideofthemoon and they hail from Portland, Oregon. Their FB page describes their music as, “Driven by electronic beats and grooving loops pinksideofthemoon mixes live guitars, bass, keyboards and synthesizers and covers them with a smooth coating of silky female vocals with Dub style echo and effects to create the pinksideofthemoon.”

Besides all that, pinksideofthemoon have been getting regular airplay on my weekly radio show, WTF? What the Funday? (Every Sunday 8 am ~ 11 am on InterFM 897) And they will be guests on the show tomorrow, Sunday, May 7, 2017! Here’s their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/Pinksideofthemoon-110587222355798/

今週(5月7日)のWTF?のゲストは「pinksideofthemoon」彼等からのプレゼント!!!下のリンクをクリックするとフルアルバム無料でダウンロード!!今すぐ!! http://27.gigafile.nu/0512-ke2407d90663f3f9e071af4678141e7a5

#2) pinksideofthemoon “Lost in Space” Remix by John Fryer “Don’t Let the Smile Fool You”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKtEKvIgHtw

At #1 is a song that just came out yesterday. It’s the Coathangers. These girls are one of my favorite bands over the last year or so and this is at least 5 times that they’ve been on the countdown. They call themselves a “Yes! Wave!” band and they hail from Atlanta, Georgia. Their biography states: “The story goes that four young women decided to start a band for the sole purpose of being able to hang out and play parties. They weren’t going to let the fact that none of them knew how to play any instruments get in the way of their having a good time.”

Ha! I think they are awesome! Here’s their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheCoathangersATL/

#1) The Coathangers – Captain’s Dead https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3bqo4tuTYM

TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Is a band called “The Jungles.” They used to be called, Red Bacteria Vacuum. Or they still are? Who the hell knows? I heard they were now called, “The Jungles” but I can’t find much on a band with that name – duh! And there is no Facebook page for the Jungles (as far as I can see – If you know one, let me know!) But there is a page for Red Bacteria Vaccum! Anyway, the info is sketchy, but their bio says: “Red Bacteria Vacuum (レッドバクテリアバキューム) is an all-girl Japanese punk band from Osaka formed in 1998 consisting of Ikumi, Kassan, and Jasmine. The band relocated to Tokyo in 2000.”

Here’s their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Red-Bacteria-Vacuum-184462438253621/

TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! JUNGLES!!! [Red Bacteria Vacuum] “ROCK’N ROLL PARTY” MV https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jh_YyLWJE48

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

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About Mike in Tokyo Rogers: Mike has been a professional music/TV/radio/anime-related program producer in Japan since the eighties. He began in the music business in 1977 as lead vocalist with the legendary Los Angeles Punk Band, “The Rotters” (Sit on My Face Stevie Nix.). As a university student, he was assistant to the legendary Rodney Bingenheimer (Rodney on the ROQ – KROQ Los Angeles from 1980 ~ 1981.) Mike was the first and only foreigner in Japanese history to become the General Manager of a major Japanese broadcasting station (TV Tokyo owned InterFM). Has produced a few smash hit programs (some real losers, too!) and several of Tokyo’s highest rated and most famous radio programs. A recent hit program was “The TV Show” (Set Program with “Ninja Slayer”) which, between April – Oct. 2015, garnered over 10 million viewers.  He is currently producing and hosting “WTF?” the hugely popular Sunday live show on InterFM 89.7 . And his life’s dream is his just completed full-length motion picture, Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Storywhich will be released by a major Japanese motion picture company and in theaters all across Japan in Autumn 2017. (See trailer here: https://vimeo.com/210533272)… Oh, and he likes to write about himself in the third person!)

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PAST ISSUES OF THE TOP 3 VIDEOS:

LAST WEEK: 

Top 3 Indies Videos 4/30/17! No Girlfriends, pinksideofthemoon, Lisa Mychols, Bo-Peep! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-43017-no-girlfriends-pinksideofthemoon-lisa-mychols-bo-peep/

Top 3 Indies Videos 4/23/17! Daphne Guinness, Potty Mouth, Femmepop, Hands Off Gretel! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-42317-daphne-guinness-potty-mouth-femmepop-hands-off-gretel/

Top 3 Indies Videos 4/16/17! Warbly Jets, Baby Shakes, Samehada Shiroko & Dynamite, Ryan Hamilton & the Traitors! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-41617-warbly-jets-baby-shakes-samehada-shiroko-dynamite-ryan-hamilton-the-traitors/

Top 3 Indies Music Videos 4/9/17! Miss Derringer, 222, Glam Skanks, Yanagiya Mutsumi&The Ratbones (Japan) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-music-videos-4917-miss-derringer-222-glam-skanks-yanagiya-mutsumi&the-ratbones-japan/

Top 3 Indies Music Videos 4/2/17! Lisa Mychols, The Routes, Circe Link, Su Ko D Koi! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-music-videos-4217-lisa-mychols-the-routes-circe-link-su-ko-d-koi/

Top 3 Indies Music Videos 3/25/17! The Stephanies, Kolars, Bonsai Kitten, Fazerdaze! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-music-videos-32517-the-stephanies-kolars-bonsai-kitten-fazerdaze/

Top 3 Indies Music Videos 3/18/17! Japanese Bands! The Swamps, Pats Pats, Su Ko D Koi, The Goggles! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-music-videos-31817-japanese-bands-the-swamps-pats-pats-su-ko-d-koi-the-goggles/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Mar. 11, 2017! Theee Bat (Japan), Middle Kids, Honeychain! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-mar-11-2017-theee-bat-japan-the-mirror-trap-honeychain/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Mar. 4, 2017! Baby Shakes, TsuShiMaMire (Japan), The Coathangers, Hands Off Gretel! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-mar-4-2017-baby-shakes-tsu-shi-ma-mire-japan-the-coathangers-hands-off-gretel/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Feb 26, 2017! Neatbeats (Japan), Lemon Twigs, Faz Waltz, Honeychain! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-feb-26-2017-neatbeats-japan-lemon-twigs-faz-waltz-honeychain/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Feb 19, 2017! Sex Organs, LA Velvet, Molice (Japan), Honeyblood! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-feb-19-2017-sex-organs-la-velvet-molice-japan-honeyblood/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Feb 12, 2017! The Coathangers, The Regrettes, The Routes & Luby Sparks (Japan), http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-feb-12-2017-the-coathangers-the-regrettes-the-routes-luby-sparks-japan/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Feb 5, 2017! Baby Shakes, Su Ko D Koi (Japan), Bleached, Daphne Guinness! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-feb-5-2017-baby-shakes-su-ko-d-koi-japan-bleached-daphne-guinness/

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

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Top 3 Indies Videos 4/30/17! No Girlfriends, pinksideofthemoon, Lisa Mychols, Bo-Peep!

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown. The Top 3 best Indies and Alternative Music artists for the week of Apr. 30, 2017! And, yippee! It’s Ladies Night (sort of) on the Top 3 Countdown today – all bands that are fronted by the fairer sex! (Is that politically correct for me to say that? No? Well it doesn’t matter because this is my blog and this is Japan so no one here understands what I’ve written here anyway!)

First up is a hot new act introduced to us by the world-famous Kona Cindy, the music curator to the stars! Cindy tells me (If you caught that Brian Eno reference, give yourself 100 extra credits!)”No Girlfriends are awesome!” I agree and their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/NoGirlfriendsBand/) says they are interested in “Ladies Night” too! What timing! (Really, I’m not making that up) so they are perfect to kick off our countdown this week. This video for “Mine” was just released on April 27. Come and get it!

#3) No Girlfriends – Mine  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FppMTK9J-gM&sns=em

At #2 is a real diamond in the rough. They are called pinksideofthemoon… That’s right. No capitalization and all one word: pinksideofthemoon. Legendary producer and engineer Lee Popa and songstress Jolee Popa. pinksideofthemoon hails from Portland, Oregon and their FB page describes their music as, “Driven by electronic beats and grooving loops pinksideofthemoon mixes live guitars, bass, keyboards and synthesizers and covers them with a smooth coating of silky female vocals with Dub style echo and effects to create the pinksideofthemoon.” Rumor has it that pinksideofthemoon are currently hanging out in Tokyo.

Besides all that, pinksideofthemoon have been getting regular airplay on my weekly radio show, WTF? What the Funday? (Every Sunday 8 am ~ 11 am on InterFM 897) Here’s their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/Pinksideofthemoon-110587222355798/

#2) pinksideofthemoon – Keep on Dancin  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dp-yoyJ2XBU

At this week’s #1 is an artist who has been on our countdown several times. her name is Lisa Mychols. Last.FM says: “For an artist without a great many credits to her name, Lisa Mychols made an impressive splash on the Los Angeles pop underground of the 1990s, especially with her band the Masticators. Once the new millennium had dawned and that vibrant musical community had begun to emerge aboveground, Mychols had developed into one of its most accomplished songwriters, taking an obsession with the 1960s and 1970s AM dial and updating the sound for a new generation of pop/rock addicts.”

I’ve liked Lisa Mychols for a long time, since Rodney on the Roq introduced me to her… But I was blown away when I found out that she has a small but hard core following in Japan! When the music geeks told me they all had Lisa Mychols LPs I was blown away! Here’s her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/lisa.mychols

#1) Lisa Mychols – Don’t Wanna Close My Eyes   https://youtu.be/LcRvjJ-LM7c

TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Is Fukuoka Japan’s own Bo-Peep! (What? Another Fukuoka band? It’s been bands from Fukuoka like crazy recently: The Routes, Titty Twister, Samehada Shiroko and Dynamite, The Googles, The Swamps!? What’s going on down there in Fukuoka? It’s a rock n roll explosion!

Bo-Peep has been around since 2002 or so and (I believe) they got their FM radio debut on my show back in 2005 or 2006. Rumor has it that Lee Popa and Jolee Popa were spotted at Bo-Peeps live show last night in Tokyo. Riiiiiiiggggght! And I saw Elvis last weekend at the grocery store! Bo-peep is one of the hottest girl’s bands around. This band is going places! They were featured on my last episode of  Japanese Girl Rock Bands (And More) That Matter in 2017!  over at another blog I waste my time on. (modernmarketingjapan.blogspot.jp/2017/04/japanese-girl-rock-bands-and-more-that.html)

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

TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Bo-Peep – Hello  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJo8-xCwozU

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

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About Mike in Tokyo Rogers: Mike has been a professional music/TV/radio/anime-related program producer in Japan since the eighties. He began in the music business in 1977 as lead vocalist with the legendary Los Angeles Punk Band, “The Rotters” (Sit on My Face Stevie Nix.). As a university student, he was assistant to the legendary Rodney Bingenheimer (Rodney on the ROQ – KROQ Los Angeles from 1980 ~ 1981.) Mike was the first and only foreigner in Japanese history to become the General Manager of a major Japanese broadcasting station (TV Tokyo owned InterFM). Has produced a few smash hit programs (some real losers, too!) and several of Tokyo’s highest rated and most famous radio programs. A recent hit program was “The TV Show” (Set Program with “Ninja Slayer”) which, between April – Oct. 2015, garnered over 10 million viewers.  He is currently producing and hosting “WTF?” the hugely popular Sunday live show on InterFM 89.7 . And his life’s dream is his just completed full-length motion picture, Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Storywhich will be released by a major Japanese motion picture company and in theaters all across Japan in Autumn 2017. (See trailer here: https://vimeo.com/210533272)… Oh, and he likes to write about himself in the third person!)

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PAST ISSUES OF THE TOP 3 VIDEOS:

LAST WEEK: 

Top 3 Indies Videos 4/23/17! Daphne Guinness, Potty Mouth, Femmepop, Hands Off Gretel! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-42317-daphne-guinness-potty-mouth-femmepop-hands-off-gretel/

Top 3 Indies Videos 4/16/17! Warbly Jets, Baby Shakes, Samehada Shiroko & Dynamite, Ryan Hamilton & the Traitors! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-41617-warbly-jets-baby-shakes-samehada-shiroko-dynamite-ryan-hamilton-the-traitors/

Top 3 Indies Music Videos 4/9/17! Miss Derringer, 222, Glam Skanks, Yanagiya Mutsumi&The Ratbones (Japan) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-music-videos-4917-miss-derringer-222-glam-skanks-yanagiya-mutsumi&the-ratbones-japan/

Top 3 Indies Music Videos 4/2/17! Lisa Mychols, The Routes, Circe Link, Su Ko D Koi! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-music-videos-4217-lisa-mychols-the-routes-circe-link-su-ko-d-koi/

Top 3 Indies Music Videos 3/25/17! The Stephanies, Kolars, Bonsai Kitten, Fazerdaze! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-music-videos-32517-the-stephanies-kolars-bonsai-kitten-fazerdaze/

Top 3 Indies Music Videos 3/18/17! Japanese Bands! The Swamps, Pats Pats, Su Ko D Koi, The Goggles! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-music-videos-31817-japanese-bands-the-swamps-pats-pats-su-ko-d-koi-the-goggles/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Mar. 11, 2017! Theee Bat (Japan), Middle Kids, Honeychain! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-mar-11-2017-theee-bat-japan-the-mirror-trap-honeychain/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Mar. 4, 2017! Baby Shakes, TsuShiMaMire (Japan), The Coathangers, Hands Off Gretel! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-mar-4-2017-baby-shakes-tsu-shi-ma-mire-japan-the-coathangers-hands-off-gretel/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Feb 26, 2017! Neatbeats (Japan), Lemon Twigs, Faz Waltz, Honeychain! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-feb-26-2017-neatbeats-japan-lemon-twigs-faz-waltz-honeychain/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Feb 19, 2017! Sex Organs, LA Velvet, Molice (Japan), Honeyblood! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-feb-19-2017-sex-organs-la-velvet-molice-japan-honeyblood/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Feb 12, 2017! The Coathangers, The Regrettes, The Routes & Luby Sparks (Japan), http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-feb-12-2017-the-coathangers-the-regrettes-the-routes-luby-sparks-japan/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Feb 5, 2017! Baby Shakes, Su Ko D Koi (Japan), Bleached, Daphne Guinness! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-feb-5-2017-baby-shakes-su-ko-d-koi-japan-bleached-daphne-guinness/

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

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Top 3 Indies Videos 4/23/17! Daphne Guinness, Potty Mouth, Femmepop, Hands Off Gretel!

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown. The Top 3 best Indies and Alternative Music artists for the week of Apr. 23, 2017! And, hey! Whaddya know? It’s Ladies Night (sort of) on the Top 3 Countdown today!

At #3 is Hands Off Gretel. They are a 4-piece alternative rock band from South Yorkshire, UK. Someone asked me if they were the lovechild of Courtney Love and Marilyn Manson… I just replied, “Grrrrr!” If you like Nirvana , Hole , L7 , Marilyn Manson , Rob Zombie , Brody Dalle, Courtney Love or Bikini Kill, then this could be your new favorite band. They have a Facebook page too: https://www.facebook.com/handsoffgretel/

#3) Hands Off Gretel – Bad Egg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sNuWrhqQY4

At #2 is a rockin’ band that has been getting lots of airplay on my FM radio show here in Japan (WTF? InterFM 897 Every Sunday from 8 am ~ 10 am – Please come “Like” our FB page (https://www.facebook.com/WhattheFunday76.1/) and Potty Mouth are a trio from Northampton, MA and their name is, “Potty Mouth.” I’m told Potty Mouth does “90s music better than 90s bands did.” Cool! Check it out. Here’s their Facebook age too: https://www.facebook.com/pottymouthworld/ Today’s track is called, “Smash Hit” and it is their new single.

#2) Potty Mouth – Smash Hit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yo5DneCjIFQ

At #1 this week is an extremely cool artist with a story that’s gonna blow your mind! Her name is Daphne Guinness. When I first saw her videos and heard her music, I loved it because it somehow reminded me of David Bowie… That’s a huge compliment that I can’t remember ever saying about anyone (excepting maybe Julian Cope or Brett Andersen of Suede)!

Daphne is an Artist, Poet, Musician + Philanthropist! Her bio says, “Daphne has worked across many mediums including music, photography, art and literature. Her support of new and undiscovered talent in fashion has been widely documented. She’s been a fixture in the contemporary art world, an Oscar nominated film producer and a muse to so many creative people. There was always the music. The poetry that filled her notebooks throughout the years and the melodies she heard from within. Now, after working for many long hours with famed record producer Tony Visconti, Daphne has completed her first collection of songs, Optimist In Black.”

Hey Daphne san! I heard you are coming to Japan in May! Please come and be a guest on my radio show!!!!! We’d love to have you! (WTF? InterFM 897 Every Sunday from 8 am ~ 10 am (https://www.facebook.com/WhattheFunday76.1/)

#1) Daphne Guinness – The Long Now https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C73GeqVfjUo

TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Femmepop! Femmepop is an extremely talented (and motivated) artist from the UK. Actually, Femmepop is Margaret O’ Sullivan. Margaret does the vocals, guitars, synths, keyboards, recording and the production of all her music. Wow! That’s talent and guts. I like it.

Her newest album just came out on March 31st and it is entitled, ‘Dancing With Myself.’ Here’s her Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/Femmepop/

TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT ARTIST!  Femmepop – Bright Noise (New Single) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJFpRsV_rRQ

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

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

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Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Feb 12, 2017! The Coathangers, The Regrettes, The Routes & Luby Sparks (Japan), http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-feb-12-2017-the-coathangers-the-regrettes-the-routes-luby-sparks-japan/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Feb 5, 2017! Baby Shakes, Su Ko D Koi (Japan), Bleached, Daphne Guinness! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-feb-5-2017-baby-shakes-su-ko-d-koi-japan-bleached-daphne-guinness/

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