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Top 3 Indies Videos 8/18/18! Sino Hearts, Lisa Mychols, Hayley and the Crushers & the B-Girls!

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown for Aug. 18, 2018!

Starting us off today is a powerpop, punk and rock’n’roll band from Beijing, China named the Sino Hearts. This band’s bio claims they are a “Beijing power pop trio via Vienna.” And they boast their influences to be The Boys, The Flamin Groovies,  Protex, The Barracudas, Firestarters, and bunch of other bands as well as the Real Kids…. A punk band from Beijing? Are you kidding? Nope. They just were here in Japan and played some cool shows last month!

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

#3) The Sino Hearts – Black Technology:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcn2SSgaBZo

At #2 is a video of a cool “Sunshine Garage Pop” track that was just released this morning! No kidding! It’s the one and only Lisa Mychols! Lisa’s bio reads: “AKA “Queen of Power Pop”, Long Beach, CA-based singer/songwriter bringing sounds of Colorful, Sunshine, Garage Pop, with lyrics inspired by real experiences and the many emotions we all go through, all wrapped up in music, melody and muse.” She also lists up a mighty fine roster of influences such as: Petula Clark, Temples, Jackie DeShannon, Kirsty Maccoll, Lulu, Paul Weller, Jason Falkner, The Clouds, The Lemon Twigs, Strawberry Alarm Clock, Tame Impala, Wondermints, The Three O’Clock, The Zombies, Lesley Gore, The Bangles, The Byrds…

Here’s her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Lisamychols/

#2) Lisa Mychols -“One Revolution”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1crT0OVhFBg&t

At this week’s #1 is a band introduced to us by DJ Alex Kish of Wassup Rocker Fame! Their name is Hayley and the Crushers and they are a Bubblegum Punk & Roll outfit from San Luis Obispo, California! Hayley and the Crushers say they are, “Poolside Glitter Trash. You went to the beach to get a tan but were rudely interrupted by a gaggle of leather-clad beasts feasting on beer and ho-hos under the pier.” Hey! That’s happened to me!

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

#1) Hayley and the Crushers – “Blue and Green”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaEMAkVUBp4

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST!  Departing from our usual spotlight on a band from Japan is this week’s band coming to Japan! It’s the B-Girls! Their bio states: “The ‘B’ Girls are a Canadian all girl rock’n roll band that formed in 1976 and recorded on Bomp Records. They moved to NYC in 1977 and toured w the Clash.” The B-Girls are coming to Japan in September!

B-Girls Japan Tour 2018

The B-Girls Japan tour 2018 (https://www.gogovamp.com/chicksriot/4141.php)

9/1(sat) @大阪 難波Mele
9/2(sun) @静岡 浜松Kirchherr
9/7(fri) @東京 下北沢Three
9/8(sat) @東京 高円寺HIGH

Go Like their Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/therealbgirls/

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST!  B-Girls – High School Dance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oeirLZNXDE

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!

“Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story,” enjoyed its World-Premiere at the Raindance Film Festival in London on Sept. 25, 2017, and was released by a major Japanese motion picture company and in theaters all across Japan will celebrate the release of the DVD and Blu-Ray on sale all across Japan on June 13, 2018! Canada theatrical release will be August 31, 2018! (Canada theatrical release information: http://www.withoutaflock.com/ghostroads.html)

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

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story
DVD and Blu-Ray on sale all across Japan on June 13, 2018!

 

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

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

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

… 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 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/

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

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

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

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

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

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Top 3 Indies Videos 8/11/18! Tony Dork, The Routes (Jpn), Tiger Bomb, Get Married.

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown for Aug. 11, 2018!

Starting us off today is another band from the exploding Australian band scene. Their band name is Tony Dork and they were introduced to us by DJ Alex Kish of Wassup Rocker Fame! Tony Dork are from Melbourne and their bio says, “Stiff bikkies! we do band.” Well, OK. If you say so!

This is cool. I like how it seems they don’t give a shit.

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

#3) Tony Dork – Punt Road – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P48OFFzWgdE&t

Next up at #2 is a band from San Jose in California and their name is “Get Married.” Get Married describe themselves as, “California Rock and Roll // Slacker Pop // Salsa.” They aslo claim they like, We like “Weezer, Metallica, and The Beach Boys.” WTF? That’s an unusual crowd! Check out their new video that just came out yesterday.

Here’s their Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/getmarried408/

#2) Get Married – “Cinnamon Sugar” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uujZfHpC1vU

At #1 is a hot new act named Tiger Bomb. Their bio reads: “Tiger Bomb, is an all female garage-pop outfit from Portland, Maine. Tiger Bomb is an all-girl feline frenzy that fuses catchy original garage-pop songs with tight harmonies, ferocious guitars, and a high-energy attitude for a purr-fectly captivating experience.

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

#1) tiger bomb – Baby Come On https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbgqEUsynUg

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST!  This week’s Spotlight Artist is Japan’s own garage punk heroes, the Routes.  The Routes have hit #1 on our charts several times and here they are again! Their bio reads: Based in bowl in the mountains (Hita City, Oita prefecture), Anglo-Nipponese trio The Routes play independently over 600 miles south of the Tokyo garage scene. The Routes play mostly original music, taking influence from UK and US 60s music and culture, happily oblivious to the fads and trends of today.” 

Go Like their Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theroutes/

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST!  The Routes – Everybody’s Looking  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUqfzhYpcXs

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!

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

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

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story
DVD and Blu-Ray on sale all across Japan on June 13, 2018!

 

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

—————————–

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

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

… 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 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/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Top 3 Indies Videos 8/4/18! Pup, Starbenders, Criminal Kids, Su Ko D Koi (Jpn)!

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown for Aug. 4, 2018!

Starting us off today is is a punk rock band from Ontario, Canada and their name is PUP. We got turned onto this fab band by world-famous DJ Andrew Nordfelt of PoDunkRadio.com.
Pup says they like “Rap karaoke. Wendy’s. Mid-summer tobogganing.” This particular video is a quite entertaining music video/rockmentary about the death of a loved one: his car. I think you’ll laugh. I certainly did.

Yeah, of course they have a Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/puptheband/

#3) PUP – MABU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fwd-gwrAiVE

At #2 is a punk band from the Southside of Chicago who call themselves, Criminal Kids. These bad boys say they are, “With nasty riffs and an attitude problem.”

Turn this one up.

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

#2) Criminal Kids – “Takin’ It Back”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-7VZivNkP0

This week at #1 is a hot new rock band from Atlanta, Georgia that has been getting airplay on my FM radio show on InterFM, “The Mike Rogers Show” and will again tomorrow morning. They are called, Starbender! Starbender’s bio says, “Hailing from Atlanta, GA, StarBenders are a half-way home for the misunderstood. Front-woman, Kimi Shelter and her gang have concocted a perfect alchemic blend of androgynous rock and roll power with “stuck in your brain” pop melodies. Imagine David Bowie playing 7 minutes in heaven with Debbie Harry.”

Oh! And rumor has it that Starbenders are coming to Japan in October for a few shows! Be there and see them at an initimate club before they become super famous and then start playing football field sized festivals! Starbenders at a Tokyo Live House in October? The show of the year! Stay tuned for more detals as they become available!!!!

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

#1) Starbenders – Downtown (Live) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0_mbmeqUpE

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST!  Today’s spotlight goes to a girl’s punk band that I think just might be one of the best new girl’s punk band in Japan! They are Su凸ko D凹koi! How does one pronounce that? I don’t know, just try this: Su Ko D Koi! This band has been on our countdown a dozen times, maybe more! This is their brand new single. Of course, this hot track will get its world FM radio debut tomorrow morning on 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!)

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

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST!  Su凸ko D凹koi (すっとこどっこい) Yuuto:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RB6GyzQNM-4

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

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

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

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story
DVD and Blu-Ray on sale all across Japan on June 13, 2018!

 

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

—————————–

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

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

… 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 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/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Top 3 Indies Videos 7/28/18! Stiff Love, Daisy House, Titty Twister (Jpn), Duke of Surl!

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown for July 28, 2018!

Starting us off today is Stiff Love. Stiff Love are a 4-piece garage punk band from Olympia, Washington. This band features members of a number of other cool bands such as Beta Boys, Lysol, Freak Vibe, Lowest Priority, Mutant Cross, Very Mental and The Vitamens. Stiff Love were introduced to us by DJ extrodinaire Mr. Mick Fletcher at “Just Some Punk Songs” blog: https://justsomepunksongs.blogspot.com/2018/03/stiff-love-up-in-your-room.html

I can’t find a Facebook for Stiff Love, but they do have a Bandcamp page: https://stifflove.bandcamp.com/

#3) Stiff Love – Up In Your Room: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBXsUiIxw5Y

At #2 is a band that is no stranger to the countdown, it’s Daisy House. from Los Angeles, California. The Daisy House bio says they are, “Folk-rock, Folk, Alt, Indie, Baroque & Roll.” Baroque & Roll? Cool. Today’s track, “The Defender” is from their album “Western Man.”

Daisy House has been getting heavy airplay on my FM radio show: The Mike Rogers Show every Sunday morning… (Mike Rogers Show – every Sunday from 5 am ~ 7 am. You can listen live on InterFM 897 in Tokyo, Radio Neo 79.5 in Nagoya or nationally broadcast (and On-Demand) on radiko.jp). 

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

#2) Daisy House – The Defender: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sLNHUQXCT4

At #1 this week is a band from Milan, Italy (really!) named The Duke of Surl. This band is cool and I’m surprised to find they are from Italy. They certainly do not sound like a lot of Italian bands today. Their amusing bio says: “Building explosion proof doors by day…And explosive grooves by night.”

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

#1) The Duke Of Surl – Phone Dead: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cu49m1oE6a8

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST!  Today’s spotlight goes to a Japanese rock band from Fukuoka, Kyushu. Kyushu is Japan’s Southernmost island and this is the band’s forth time on our countdown! Their name is Titty Twister! I LOVE THIS BAND! The band claimes their genre is: “Garage punk power pop Rockn’Roll.”

Here’s their Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Titty-Twister-187768281258674/

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST!  Titty Twister – Bad Man / Connection: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnQIzsre_Uk&t

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

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

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

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story
DVD and Blu-Ray on sale all across Japan on June 13, 2018!

 

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

—————————–

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

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

… 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 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/

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

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

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

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

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

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Top 3 Indies Videos 7/21/18! Taleen Kali, Fabulous Johnk Wray (Jpn), The Blankz, IDestroy!

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown for July 21, 2018!

Starting us off today is an artist from Los Angeles that Alex Kish from the Mighty Wassup Rocker Radio Show turns us onto, Taleen Kali! For me, in a nutshell, Taleen Kali is kind of like a Pop Siouxsie and the Banshees (sort of). Taleen Kali plays cosmic femme punk in Los Angeles. I LOVE THIS!!!! This is one of the most exciting new acts I’ve seen in 2018!!!! It’s FAB!

Here’s her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/taleenkalimusic/

#3) TALEEN KALI – Half Lie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zo7mRPcW__o

At #2 is yet another band sent by Alex Kish at the Wassup Rocker Radio Show! It’s a band from Phoenix, Arizona named, The Blankz. Their bio states: “The Blankz exist to turn your earholes into a pogo pit of glorious sonic orgasms. Formed in 2017, Phoenix’s weirdo pop loyalists put the punk rock into de-evolutionary overdrive…The Blankz take no shit, no prisoners, and no one gets away without a mark.”

The Blankz turn us onto some cool Pop Punk with “White Baby” which I hear is a true story on the life of their lead singer.

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

#2) The Blankz – White Baby:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdBY7uztSBs

At #1 this week is a new band that we introduced on last week’s countdown and has been getting a GREAT reaction on my FM radio show, The Mike Rogers Show every Sunday morning… (Mike Rogers Show – every Sunday from 5 am ~ 7 am. You can listen live on InterFM 897 in Tokyo, Radio Neo 79.5 in Nagoya or nationally broadcast (and On-Demand) on radiko.jp). 

The band’s name is IDestroy! The group is from Bristol, United Kingdom! Look at these awesome review the ladies have been getting:

“If you like your rock’n’roll short, sharp and spiky, then Bristol grrrl rockers IDestroy might just be your favourite new band. They snap, they crackle, they pop, and they wear studded leather jackets with a feisty punk sneer.” – Classic Rock Magazine

Pure Joy of Life” should propel them into the next level – radio, TV, festivals and stardom.” – Louder Than War

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

#1) IDestroy – Vanity Loves Me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6Wlsf2_WQQ

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST!  Today’s spotlight goes to a guy in Japan (Tokyo, I’d guess, but I don’t know.) His name is the Fabulous Johnk Wray. I stumbled upon this and thought, “This is so definitive Japanese Rock n Roll that this guy should be famous!” So, I thought I’d spotlight him today. Like I said, I don’t know anything about this guy excepting he’s got the look, the madman idea, and he must be crazy! Cool!

The Fabulous Johnk Wray

His bio says: “Wild! Trash! Cult Garage Rocker!!” Is there any more information that you’d need?

Yeah, the Fabulous Johnk Wray has a Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Fabulous-JOHNK-WRAY-163830124184991/

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Ace Of Spades (Link Wray) by the Fabulous Johnk Wray: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlvaq31Z3VM

The Fabulous Johnk Wray!!! Is that cool or what????

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

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

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

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story
DVD and Blu-Ray on sale all across Japan on June 13, 2018!

 

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

—————————–

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

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

… 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 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/

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

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

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

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

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

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Top 3 Indies Videos 7/14/18! IDestroy, The Speedways, THE MOST, CCS (Japan)!

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown for July 14, 2018!

Starting us off today if a fab group from Bristol, United Kingdom! Three ladies who call themselves, “IDestroy!” Look at these awesome review the ladies have been getting:

“IDestroy really have delivered the goods with their second EP, an explosion of riotous energy that makes you want to get up and throw something, or possibly yourself, across the room.” – Kerrang! Magazine

“If you like your rock’n’roll short, sharp and spiky, then Bristol grrrl rockers IDestroy might just be your favourite new band. They snap, they crackle, they pop, and they wear studded leather jackets with a feisty punk sneer.” – Classic Rock Magazine

Pure Joy of Life” should propel them into the next level – radio, TV, festivals and stardom.” – Louder Than War

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

#3) IDestroy – Lemons: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNzP30FPPPs

Next up at #2 are a band who was introduced to us by Alex Kish of Wassup Rocker Radio fame. The band’s name is “The Speedways” and they list their hometown as “Squaresville” all the while  their bio is a mystery. The Speedways do, though, claim their genre is: “ClassicPowerPop/HeavyOnTheHeartacheRock n Roll/’RonettesPunk.'”

Here is their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/JustAnotherRegularSummer/

#2) The Speedways – Just Another Regular Summer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iah-NZBFQlw

This week’s #1 are Sweden’s best 60s Beat, Mod, Rock band, The Most! Holy Shit! The Most are so famous and fab, they even have a Wikipedia page! Wow! The Most bio says, “The Most is a Beat band from Umeå, Sweden… Drawing inspiration from old Blues, Jazz, Bluegrass, 50-60s Soul, 50-60s R&B but also from bands like The Zombies, The Kinks, and The Who, their music has been described as 1960s retro pop.”

Besides that, the Most graced the soundtrack of “Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story” with a today’s killer track! (For more on”Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story” scroll down!)

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

#1) THE MOST – Gatecrashers! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzMJFedZDwk

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST!  Today’s spotlight goes to a Pop Punk trio from Tokyo named, “The CCS.” The CCS were introduced to us by Rock Critic and human living music encyclopeda, Masao Nakagami! The CCS are from Japan and they released their first EP “Seven” in 2015 and their latest album came in 2016. The band consists of Aoi (guitar), Rui (drums and song) and Ogane (bass and vocals).

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

 SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! THE CCS – I’m gonna fall: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zEox4rXKr8

Well, that’s it for today. Have a great weekend!
“Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story,” enjoyed its World-Premiere at the Raindance Film Festival in London on Sept. 25, 2017, and was released by a major Japanese motion picture company and in theaters all across Japan will celebrate the release of the DVD and Blu-Ray on sale all across Japan on June 13, 2018!

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

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story
DVD and Blu-Ray on sale all across Japan on June 13, 2018!

 

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

—————————–

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

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

… 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 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/

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

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

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

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

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

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

Top 3 Indies Videos 4/13/18! Camens, The Connection, Fezz, Su Ko D Koi (Jpn)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-4-13-18-camens-the-connection-fezz-su-ko-d-koi-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos 4/7/18! DOG PARTY NEW VIDEO WORLD PREMIERE! Amyl & the Sniffers, Darky Dark & The Junkie Bunch & the Walkings (Jpn)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-4-7-18-dog-party-new-video-world-premiere-amyl-the-sniffers-darky-dark/

 

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Top 3 Indies Videos 7/7/18! Helen Love, Ill, Shonen Knife, Down & Outs, Pussy Cat & Dirty Johnsons!

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown for July 7, 2018!

I’ve been busy off my ass running a film festival called, “Mt. Fuji – Atami Film & VR Festival” so this week, I’m just going to basically steal some cool shit my friends recommended to me…

But first!!!!! TOURING JAPAN RIGHT NOW!!! The Down and Outs! The Down and Outs are a Punk rock band from Liverpool. Their bio states: “Just three mates making music and playing a few gigs now and again.” 

The Down and Outs Japan Tour July 2018

7/8 Shimokitazawa – Three

7/10 Nagoya – Tsurumai

7/12 Osaka – LM Studio

7/13 Kyoto – Rick Dink Studio

7/14 Tokushima – Crowbar

7/15 Fukuyama – Meijikan 5₵

7/16 Tosu – Vapeur

Of course, they have a Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Down-And-Outs-100972913255/

#3) Down and Outs – What Did You Do in the Culture Wars: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKoYG7iiXfs

Next up is a three-piece band from Basingstoke (I guess that’s somewhere in the UK) and the band’s name is Pussycat and the Dirty Johnsons. They are a “Dirty Rock n Roll band” that was introduced to us by UK DJ Wayne Elliot of Pulsebeat radio. (Check out Pulsebeat radio here: https://www.mixcloud.com/Wayne_Elliott/pulsebeat-70-the-listeners-best-of-2017/)

Pussycat and the Dirty Johnsons’ bio (all in caps) reads: “THE FORMIDABLE PUSSYCAT IS RENOWNED FOR PROWLING THE AUDIENCE WHILST THE ADRENALINE FUELLED DIRTY JOHNSON BOYS POUND OUT INFECTIOUS DIRTY ROCK ‘N’ ROLL. LIKE ALL CATS THEY ARE HARD TO PIN DOWN AND HAVE BEEN DESCRIBED AS ONE OF THE MOST INCENDIARY LIVE BANDS IN THE UK.”

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

#2) PUSSYCAT AND THE DIRTY JOHNSONS – AIN’T NO PUSSY: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BovxKXA76E

At #3 is another UK band (I think). The band’s name is Helen Love. Helen and her crew were introduced to us by another punk rock illuminary named Mick Fletcher of “Just Some Punk Songs” blog: https://justsomepunksongs.blogspot.com

Mick says Helen Love are Welsh… So I guess that means they’re from “Welshland” (I think that’s a country up there near Norland.) Bwa! Ha! Ha!

I can’t find any FB page or much information about this fab band, so I’ll let Mick tell you: “Welsh day-glo bubblegum disco punks Helen Love have been favourites of mine ever since the early 90’s when in those pre internet days they’d pop up occasionally on the John Peel show. It’s always a joy to learn they’ve released a new single (and boy have they released some great singles; Joey Ramoney, Punk Boy,  Does Your Heart Go Boom, Long Live The UK Music Scene, Shifty Disco Girl, You Can’t Beat A Boy Who Loves The Ramones etc etc etc. I reckon a greatest hits by them made up of a dozen or so tracks would be as good as anyones). It’s been a couple of years since I featured them on here (with their tribute to the former X Ray Spex frontwoman Polystyrene
  https://justsomepunksongs.blogspot.com/2016/05/helen-love-thank-you-polystyrene.html) but I’m happy to report they’re back and they’re still as much fun as ever.”

#1) Helen Love – Double Denim  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dQG0biDsDM

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST!  Today’s spotlight goes to the most famous Japanese girls punk band in history, Shonen Knife. Naoko, the mainstay of the band will be a guest on my FM radio Japan tomorrow, Sunday, morning: The Mike Rogers Show every Sunday morning… (Mike Rogers Show – every Sunday from 5 am ~ 7 am. You can listen live on InterFM 897 in Tokyo, Radio Neo 79.5 in Nagoya or nationally broadcast (and On-Demand) on radiko.jp). 

Shonen Knife just released their latest album, “Shonen Knife Live in Osaka!” And they are playing TONITE! Shonen Knife “712 Day Party” Saturday, July 7, 2018! Today 5:30 PM at Shindaita FEVER! Be there! Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2071229899799164/

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

Today’s video is one that Ken Nishikawa and I made a few years back!

 SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Shonen Knife – Ghost Train: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCpfohSnp0U 

Well, that’s it for today. Have a great weekend!
“Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story,” enjoyed its World-Premiere at the Raindance Film Festival in London on Sept. 25, 2017, and was released by a major Japanese motion picture company and in theaters all across Japan will celebrate the release of the DVD and Blu-Ray on sale all across Japan on June 13, 2018!

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

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story
DVD and Blu-Ray on sale all across Japan on June 13, 2018!

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Top 3 Indies Videos 4/13/18! Camens, The Connection, Fezz, Su Ko D Koi (Jpn)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-4-13-18-camens-the-connection-fezz-su-ko-d-koi-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos 4/7/18! DOG PARTY NEW VIDEO WORLD PREMIERE! Amyl & the Sniffers, Darky Dark & The Junkie Bunch & the Walkings (Jpn)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-4-7-18-dog-party-new-video-world-premiere-amyl-the-sniffers-darky-dark/

 

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Top 3 Indies Videos 6/23/18! Primetime, Asylums, The Blinders, The Stephanies!

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown for June 23, 2018! First up is a girls band from London named Primetime. Primetime were introduced to us by the legendary UK DJ, Mick Fletcher of the fab “Just Some Punk Songs” blog (One of, if not thee ‘Go to’ blogs for new punk music). And Mick also has his own radio show which I highly recommend. The radio show is also called, “Just Some Punk Songs” and can be listened to here: https://www.mixcloud.com/mick-fletcher/

Mick turns us onto two bands today: Primetime and our #1 song this week: The Blinders. But first, Primetime. Mick blogged about Primetime over two years ago (See? What are you doing here? Go read Mick’s blog!) Mick compares Primetime to Delta 5! “Almost 2 years to the day I posted a song from Primetime’s debut ep, telling you that they were a 4 piece post punk all female band from London and I made rather obvious comparisons with Delta 5.”

Of course, Primetime has a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/primetimepunx/

And if you like what you hear from Primetime, here’s their Soundcloud page: https://soundcloud.com/thisisprimetime

#3) PRIMETIME – TIED DOWN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttaBp3GkdaI

At #2 is a band called, Asylums. Their bio says: “Originally described as “Blur if they were raised in Seattle” or “ the excitement you felt when you first heard Buzzcocks or Manics”, the development of Asylums has taken them into the same epic sonic space as Foals or Arctic Monkeys – a combination of anger and experimentalism, of whispered secrets and musical mood swings.” 

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

#2) Asylums – Millennials: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7uwvgUIEYY

At #1 is another gem found for us by Mick Fletcher of Just Some Punk Songs! They are the Blinders from Doncaster in the U.K. Their bio says they are influenced by: “Dylan, Cohen, Lennon, Cave, E-smith, Kerouac, Rimbaud, Orwell, Ginsberg, S.Borroughs, Manson & The Devil.

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

#1) The Blinders – Gotta Get Through: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62IdQvPkgIg

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST!  Today’s spotlight goes to a Japanese girls band that I saw live last night and they were awesome and wowed a packed house in Shinjuku. The band is a “Girls Three piece band” and they call themselves, “The Stephanies.” They headlined a fab show last night that also featured two of my other fave Japanese girls bands, “The Pats Pats” and “su凸ko d凹koi ” (Just say “Su Ko D Koi”). I’m going to air all three of these (my fave Japanese girls bands) on the FM radio Japan tomorrow morning on my radio show in Japan, The Mike Rogers Show every Sunday morning… (Mike Rogers Show – every Sunday from 5 am ~ 7 am. You can listen live on InterFM 897 in Tokyo, Radio Neo 79.5 in Nagoya or nationally broadcast (and On-Demand) on radiko.jp).

People were going crazy! The Stephanies! Shinjuku Red Cloth June 22, 2018!

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

 SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! THE STEPHANIES「HACONIA」 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNIPXaQsMp0

Well, that’s it for today. Have a great weekend!
“Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story,” enjoyed its World-Premiere at the Raindance Film Festival in London on Sept. 25, 2017, and was released by a major Japanese motion picture company and in theaters all across Japan will celebrate the release of the DVD and Blu-Ray on sale all across Japan on June 13, 2018!

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

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story
DVD and Blu-Ray on sale all across Japan on June 13, 2018!

 

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

—————————–

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

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

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

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

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PAST ISSUES OF THE TOP 3 VIDEOS:

LAST WEEK:

Top 3 Indies Videos 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/

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

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

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

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

Top 3 Indies Videos 4/13/18! Camens, The Connection, Fezz, Su Ko D Koi (Jpn)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-4-13-18-camens-the-connection-fezz-su-ko-d-koi-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos 4/7/18! DOG PARTY NEW VIDEO WORLD PREMIERE! Amyl & the Sniffers, Darky Dark & The Junkie Bunch & the Walkings (Jpn)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-4-7-18-dog-party-new-video-world-premiere-amyl-the-sniffers-darky-dark/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos! Mar. 31, 2018! Batz, Neatbeats (Jpn), Amyl & the Sniffers, Television Generation! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-mar-31-2018-batz-neatbeats-jpn-amyl-the-sniffers-television-generation/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos! Mar. 23, 2018: Upsahl, Atomic Suplex, Ginger Wildheart, Television Generation! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-mar-17-2018-upsahl-atomic-suplex-ginger-wildheart-television-generation/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos! Mar. 17, 2018: Baby Shakes, Mary’s Kid’s, Amyl & the Sniffers, Darky Dark & the Junkie Bunch! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-mar-17-2018-baby-shakes-marys-kids-amyl-the-sniffers-darky-dark-the-junkie-bunch/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos! Mar. 10, 2018: Pats Pats (Jpn), Boat Show, Fur (UK), Proud City Fathers robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-mar-10-2018-pats-pats-jpn-boat-show-fur-uk-proud-city-fathers/

Top 3 Indies Videos Mar. 2, 2018! Starcrawler, Peter118, Professor and the Madmen, Samehada Shiroko & Dynamite (Jpn)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-mar-2-2018-starcrawler-peter118-space-walrus-samehada-shiroko-dynamite-jpn/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The bio for Lucy & the Rats says: “The Rats are Aussie punk rock legend Lucy Spazzy’s new London backing outfit. According to a (sadly now deceased) witness, their sound comes across like a lab experiment gone wrong, the most delicate of hamsters being ravaged by the filthiest sewer rat whilst humming the sweetest of sweet melodies… Science gone, indeed, too far!! With Manu (Thee Tumbitas) on drums, and Mike Cannibal (Animal Cannibal) and Joe (Johnny Throttle) on the twin guitar assault, you know these rodents are here to bite you!! Here Come the Rats!!!

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

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

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

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

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

This band is fucking hot!

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

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

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

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

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story
DVD and Blu-Ray on sale all across Japan on June 13, 2018!

 

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

—————————–

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

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

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

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

—————————–

PAST ISSUES OF THE TOP 3 VIDEOS:

LAST WEEK:

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

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

Top 3 Indies Videos 4/13/18! Camens, The Connection, Fezz, Su Ko D Koi (Jpn)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-4-13-18-camens-the-connection-fezz-su-ko-d-koi-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos 4/7/18! DOG PARTY NEW VIDEO WORLD PREMIERE! Amyl & the Sniffers, Darky Dark & The Junkie Bunch & the Walkings (Jpn)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-4-7-18-dog-party-new-video-world-premiere-amyl-the-sniffers-darky-dark/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos! Mar. 31, 2018! Batz, Neatbeats (Jpn), Amyl & the Sniffers, Television Generation! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-mar-31-2018-batz-neatbeats-jpn-amyl-the-sniffers-television-generation/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos! Mar. 23, 2018: Upsahl, Atomic Suplex, Ginger Wildheart, Television Generation! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-mar-17-2018-upsahl-atomic-suplex-ginger-wildheart-television-generation/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos! Mar. 17, 2018: Baby Shakes, Mary’s Kid’s, Amyl & the Sniffers, Darky Dark & the Junkie Bunch! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-mar-17-2018-baby-shakes-marys-kids-amyl-the-sniffers-darky-dark-the-junkie-bunch/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos! Mar. 10, 2018: Pats Pats (Jpn), Boat Show, Fur (UK), Proud City Fathers robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-mar-10-2018-pats-pats-jpn-boat-show-fur-uk-proud-city-fathers/

Top 3 Indies Videos Mar. 2, 2018! Starcrawler, Peter118, Professor and the Madmen, Samehada Shiroko & Dynamite (Jpn)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-mar-2-2018-starcrawler-peter118-space-walrus-samehada-shiroko-dynamite-jpn/

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

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

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

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

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

I WILL play this on my radio show tomorrow morning.

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

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

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

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

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

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

This band is fucking hot!

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

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

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

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

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story
DVD and Blu-Ray on sale all across Japan on June 13, 2018!

 

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

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

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

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

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

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