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Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Feb 19, 2017! Sex Organs, LA Velvet, Molice (Japan), Honeyblood!

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 Feb. 19, 2017!

Kicking us off today are a duo off the Voodoo Rhythm Records label and they call themselves the Sex Organs. They hail from Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. I guess that town the Sex Organs are from is somewhere in outer space! And they claim they are an Intergalactic sex n’ roll band! They’ve got a Facebook page too! https://www.facebook.com/theOrgans/

#3) The Sex Organs – ORGASMS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHyRmANX33Q

At #2 is a band from Los Angeles who call themselves, LA Velvet. Their bio describes their genre as: “LA Velvet because their unique, modern edgy rock sound!” They’ve been around since 2010 and have gotten great reviews. Check out this blurb from their bio: “They are a combination of ’70s Blondie, an 80’s Kim Wilde and a 90’s Gwen Stefani and No Doubt.” Here’s their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LAVelvetMusic/

#2) LA VELVET – Black Velvet  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrxUAbsbk1E

At #1 this week is a band who have been on our countdown numerous times, two girls who call themselves, Honeyblood! Honeyblood hail from Glasgow, Scotland. This is at least the 3rd or 4th time they have graced the Top 3! Here’s their Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yumhoneyblood/

#1) Honeyblood – Babes Never Die   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1Jx2iXgYCM

TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Is a band from Tokyo named The Molice. They cite their influences as: The Police, Pixies, The Doors and The Beastie Boys. This year, they are celebrating their 10th anniversary with their 5th album entitled “Five.” The album was produced by the Goo Goo Dolls original founding member Robbie Takac. And they will be guests on my radio show, WTF? tomorrow, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017!

 TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! MOLICE ” 5 ”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFWwmLkINUc

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 and several of Japan’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 as well as Rakuten Superrr Radio’s  Power Morning everyday Mon. ~ Fri. 6 am ~ 10 am. As well as Rakuten Superrr Radio’s Power Evening Mon. ~ Fri. 5 pm ~ 8 pm. 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/197078048)

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PAST ISSUES OF THE TOP 3 VIDEOS:

LAST WEEK: 

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/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Jan 29, 2017! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-jan-29-2017-pint-shot-riot-lola-dutronic-david-the-curse-molice-japan/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Jan 22, 2017! Daphne Guinness, Kylie Hughes, Peter118, Plasticzooms (Japan) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-jan-22-2017-daphne-guinness-kylie-hughes-tilli-plasticzooms-japan/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Jan 8, 2017! Su凸ko D凹koi, Sex Organs, Tearaways, Cabbage! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-jan-8-2017-su凸ko-d凹koi-sex-organs-tearaways-cabbage/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Jan 1, 2017! Rews, The Tearaways, Future Babes, Su Ko D Koi (Japan) http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-dec-31-2016-rews-the-tearaways-future-babes-su-ko-d-koi-japan/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Dec. 18, 2016! Louise Distras, The Spitfires, Warbly Jets, Stephanies (Japan)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-dec-18-2016-louise-distras-the-spitfires-warbly-jets-stephanies-japan/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Dec. 11, 2016! Ginger Wildheart & Ryan Hamilton, The Stompin’ Riff Raffs (Japan), Pale Honey, Family Friends! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-dec-11-2016-ginger-wildheart-ryan-hamilton-the-stompin-riff-raffs-japan-pale-honey-family-friends/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Nov. 27, 2016! Flyying Colours! The Regrettes, The Future Babes, Twinkle Twinkles (Japan)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-nov-27-2016-flyying-colours-the-regrettes-the-future-babes-twinkle-twinkles-japan/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Nov. 19, 2016! Garage Rockin’ Craze (Japan)! Spitfires! Orwells! Maddy Jane!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-nov-19-2016-garage-rockin-craze-japan-spitfires-orwells-maddy-james/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Nov. 12, 2016! Suzy Blu, Candy Ditches (Japan), RPMs, Seth Bogart! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-nov-12-2016-suzy-blu-candy-ditches-japan-rpms-seth-bogart/

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Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Feb 12, 2017! The Coathangers, The Regrettes, The Routes & Luby Sparks (Japan),

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 Feb. 12, 2017!

Starting us off today are three girls from Atlanta, Georgia named The Coathangers. Today makes their 4th or 5th appearance on our countdown. They are on the Suicide Squeeze label and call their music, “Yes! Wave!” I think they are cool. Here’s their FB: https://www.facebook.com/TheCoathangersATL/

#3) The Coathangers – Parasite (live) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNwxFocJ138

At #2 is a new group on the block. They are called the Regrettes and they are a Garage Pop band from Eagle Rock, Calif. They say their influences are: Ronettes, Kate Nash, YYYs, Detroit Cobras, 50’s Do Wop, Bleached, Deap Vally, King Tuff, Hole, Ty Segall, Peaches, Joan Jett, HAIM, Devendra Banhart… So if you like those artists, there’s probably something here for you too! Here’s their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/regrettes/

#2) The Regrettes – A Living Human Girl https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kttX5GTyJYc

At #1 is our own The Routes from Fukuoka Japan! They have a FB page (https://www.facebook.com/theroutes/), and they have a Reverbnation page (https://www.reverbnation.com/theroutes). The Routes are headed up by Christopher Jack and they’ve been getting TONS of airplay on Rodney on the Roq in Hollywood! Wow! The Routes have their newest album coming out soon. It’s called Perfect Hell / No Permanence (Groovie Records, 2017).

#1) The Routes – Perfect Hell / No Permanence https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RbUuHB4bcA

TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Is a guitar pop band from Tokyo named Luby Sparks. I can’t really tell you anything about this band except they are 4 guys and a girl. They were turned on to us by Stossy Reid who seems to always know the coolest music! Thanks Stossy Reid! It seems they don’t have a FB page yet so here is their Twitter page: https://twitter.com/lubysparksband And here is their Soundcloud page: https://soundcloud.com/luby-sparks

TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Luby Sparks – Pop. 1979 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMUCyLOfryU

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 and several of Japan’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 as well as Rakuten Superrr Radio’s  Power Morning everyday Mon. ~ Fri. 6 am ~ 10 am. As well as Rakuten Superrr Radio’s Power Evening Mon. ~ Fri. 5 pm ~ 8 pm. 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/197078048)

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PAST ISSUES OF THE TOP 3 VIDEOS:

LAST WEEK: 

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/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Jan 29, 2017! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-jan-29-2017-pint-shot-riot-lola-dutronic-david-the-curse-molice-japan/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Jan 22, 2017! Daphne Guinness, Kylie Hughes, Peter118, Plasticzooms (Japan) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-jan-22-2017-daphne-guinness-kylie-hughes-tilli-plasticzooms-japan/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Jan 8, 2017! Su凸ko D凹koi, Sex Organs, Tearaways, Cabbage! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-jan-8-2017-su凸ko-d凹koi-sex-organs-tearaways-cabbage/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Jan 1, 2017! Rews, The Tearaways, Future Babes, Su Ko D Koi (Japan) http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-dec-31-2016-rews-the-tearaways-future-babes-su-ko-d-koi-japan/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Dec. 18, 2016! Louise Distras, The Spitfires, Warbly Jets, Stephanies (Japan)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-dec-18-2016-louise-distras-the-spitfires-warbly-jets-stephanies-japan/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Dec. 11, 2016! Ginger Wildheart & Ryan Hamilton, The Stompin’ Riff Raffs (Japan), Pale Honey, Family Friends! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-dec-11-2016-ginger-wildheart-ryan-hamilton-the-stompin-riff-raffs-japan-pale-honey-family-friends/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Nov. 27, 2016! Flyying Colours! The Regrettes, The Future Babes, Twinkle Twinkles (Japan)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-nov-27-2016-flyying-colours-the-regrettes-the-future-babes-twinkle-twinkles-japan/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Nov. 19, 2016! Garage Rockin’ Craze (Japan)! Spitfires! Orwells! Maddy Jane!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-nov-19-2016-garage-rockin-craze-japan-spitfires-orwells-maddy-james/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Nov. 12, 2016! Suzy Blu, Candy Ditches (Japan), RPMs, Seth Bogart! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-nov-12-2016-suzy-blu-candy-ditches-japan-rpms-seth-bogart/

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Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Feb 5, 2017! Baby Shakes, Su Ko D Koi (Japan), Bleached, Daphne Guinness!

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 Feb. 5, 2017! And it’s Ladies Nite, folks! 4 of my fave ladies bands for the week!

First up are the Baby Shakes who no strangers to our countdown or my radio show (WTF? Every Sunday 8 am ~ 10 am InterFM 897). They are are coming to Japan next month! Check it out!

Baby Shakes 2017 Japan Tour

Baby Shakes 2017 Japan Tour

#3) Baby Shakes “I’ll Be Alright” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRdniLrEzLc

At #2 are a Rock n Roll Punk female trio from Los Angeles named Bleached. Here’s their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/HelloBleached/

#2) Bleached “Dead in Your Head” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCN9FCQ_P84

At #1 is Daphne Guinness. Rodney on the Roq has been playing her a lot. She has a story to tell! “Wait a sec!” I hear you say! That’s right! Daphne is a blood relation to THAT Guinness! Here’s what Wikipedia has to say, “The Honourable Daphne Diana Joan Susanna Guinness (born 9 November 1967) is a British and Irish fashion designer, art collector, model, film producer and actor. She is an heir by direct descent of the 18th century Irish brewer Arthur Guinness.” What!? That means that, because I’ve drank so much Guinness in my life, am hungover now, that Daphne and I are blood related relatives! (Because I have so much Guinness left-over in my blood stream from last night!) Daphne and I are related, in a sideways sort of fashion!  Buuuuurp!

Thanks to Kona Cindy for turning us onto Daphne (I already knew the Guinness part).

#1) Evening In Space: Daphne Guinness / David LaChapelle / Tony Visconti https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUSatRN4vAk

TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Is a Tokyo-based female rock trio band named su凸ko d凹koi (すっとこどっこい)… OK. Too difficult for English speakers (me too!) so just say, “Su Ko D Koi!” Their newest CD just came out and it is sold out all over Japan! Well done, ladies. Also they headlined at our New Year’s party on Jan. 23 and were fab!

Besides that, I posted today’s video because it was made by my friend, Ken and me. The video just passed 90,000 views! (Actually, there are two URLs of the same video so the grand total of views is almost 130,000!) Wow! Thanks so much everybody! Please go like their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/ssttddkk/

TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Su Ko D Koi (Su凸ko D凹koi (すっとこどっこい) “Busu” (Ugly) 「ブス」 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCTjm5YGJ-c

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 and several of Japan’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 as well as Rakuten Superrr Radio’s  Power Morning everyday Mon. ~ Fri. 6 am ~ 10 am. As well as Rakuten Superrr Radio’s Power Evening Mon. ~ Fri. 5 pm ~ 8 pm. 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/197078048)

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PAST ISSUES OF THE TOP 3 VIDEOS:

LAST WEEK: 

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Jan 29, 2017! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-jan-29-2017-pint-shot-riot-lola-dutronic-david-the-curse-molice-japan/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Jan 22, 2017! Daphne Guinness, Kylie Hughes, Peter118, Plasticzooms (Japan) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-jan-22-2017-daphne-guinness-kylie-hughes-tilli-plasticzooms-japan/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Jan 8, 2017! Su凸ko D凹koi, Sex Organs, Tearaways, Cabbage! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-jan-8-2017-su凸ko-d凹koi-sex-organs-tearaways-cabbage/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Jan 1, 2017! Rews, The Tearaways, Future Babes, Su Ko D Koi (Japan) http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-dec-31-2016-rews-the-tearaways-future-babes-su-ko-d-koi-japan/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Dec. 18, 2016! Louise Distras, The Spitfires, Warbly Jets, Stephanies (Japan)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-dec-18-2016-louise-distras-the-spitfires-warbly-jets-stephanies-japan/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Dec. 11, 2016! Ginger Wildheart & Ryan Hamilton, The Stompin’ Riff Raffs (Japan), Pale Honey, Family Friends! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-dec-11-2016-ginger-wildheart-ryan-hamilton-the-stompin-riff-raffs-japan-pale-honey-family-friends/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Nov. 27, 2016! Flyying Colours! The Regrettes, The Future Babes, Twinkle Twinkles (Japan)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-nov-27-2016-flyying-colours-the-regrettes-the-future-babes-twinkle-twinkles-japan/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Nov. 19, 2016! Garage Rockin’ Craze (Japan)! Spitfires! Orwells! Maddy Jane!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-nov-19-2016-garage-rockin-craze-japan-spitfires-orwells-maddy-james/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Nov. 12, 2016! Suzy Blu, Candy Ditches (Japan), RPMs, Seth Bogart! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-nov-12-2016-suzy-blu-candy-ditches-japan-rpms-seth-bogart/

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Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Jan 29, 2017! Pint Shot Riot, Lola Dutronic, David & the Curse, Molice (Japan!)

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 Jan. 22, 2017!

At #3 is Pint Shot Riot. Pint Shot Riot are an indie rock band from Coventry, England. They have just completed several songs for the soundtrack of a film entitled, “The Trailer.” It’s a film about two brothers trying to break into Hollywood and they make the best movie trailer in cinematic history… One tiny problem, they are left with six dead bodies!… I hate it when that happens! Here’s their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/pintshotriot/

#3) Pint Shot Riot –  ‘Starting to Fly’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgT9FYasoQU

At #2 is a new artist from Los Angeles named David and the Curse. They are a new artist but I think this is at least their second time on the countdown. Figueroa Street is about the homeless in Los Angeles. Here’s the FB page for David & the Curse: https://www.facebook.com/davidandthecurse/

#2) David and The Curse – Figueroa Street https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrgYkNDysPs

At #1 we have something hot off the presses. I just got this this morning and so, maybe, this is a world debut. The artist is Lola Dutronic. And here is a remake of a song that I thought was “Song of the Year” in 2012 and should have been a monster hit as I put it in the Top 3 for all of 2012! Check it out. This is hot. Here is their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LOLA-DUTRONIC-80232595392/

#1) LOLA DUTRONIC Everybody Loves You When You’re Dead: The Sequel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apua4VPApG4

If you want to compare this version of “Everybody Loves You When You’re Dead” to the original, here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pbmWeESVlw 

TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Is a Tokyo-based rock band named Molice. Their Facebook page says their influences are: The Police, Pixies, The Doors and The Beastie Boys! They just released their newest album entitled “5” They have a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/molice.music/?fref=ts

TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! MOLICE “Bring on the night” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1870iuuTEzs

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 and several of Japan’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 as well as Rakuten Superrr Radio’s  Power Morning everyday Mon. ~ Fri. 6 am ~ 10 am. As well as Rakuten Superrr Radio’s Power Evening Mon. ~ Fri. 5 pm ~ 8 pm. And His life’s dream is “Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story”which will be released by a major Japanese motion picture company and in theaters all across Japan in Oct. 2017.

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PAST ISSUES OF THE TOP 3 VIDEOS:

LAST WEEK: 

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Jan 22, 2017! Daphne Guinness, Kylie Hughes, Peter118, Plasticzooms (Japan) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-jan-22-2017-daphne-guinness-kylie-hughes-tilli-plasticzooms-japan/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Jan 8, 2017! Su凸ko D凹koi, Sex Organs, Tearaways, Cabbage! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-jan-8-2017-su凸ko-d凹koi-sex-organs-tearaways-cabbage/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Jan 1, 2017! Rews, The Tearaways, Future Babes, Su Ko D Koi (Japan) http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-dec-31-2016-rews-the-tearaways-future-babes-su-ko-d-koi-japan/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Dec. 18, 2016! Louise Distras, The Spitfires, Warbly Jets, Stephanies (Japan)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-dec-18-2016-louise-distras-the-spitfires-warbly-jets-stephanies-japan/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Dec. 11, 2016! Ginger Wildheart & Ryan Hamilton, The Stompin’ Riff Raffs (Japan), Pale Honey, Family Friends! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-dec-11-2016-ginger-wildheart-ryan-hamilton-the-stompin-riff-raffs-japan-pale-honey-family-friends/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Nov. 27, 2016! Flyying Colours! The Regrettes, The Future Babes, Twinkle Twinkles (Japan)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-nov-27-2016-flyying-colours-the-regrettes-the-future-babes-twinkle-twinkles-japan/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Nov. 19, 2016! Garage Rockin’ Craze (Japan)! Spitfires! Orwells! Maddy Jane!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-nov-19-2016-garage-rockin-craze-japan-spitfires-orwells-maddy-james/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Nov. 12, 2016! Suzy Blu, Candy Ditches (Japan), RPMs, Seth Bogart! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-nov-12-2016-suzy-blu-candy-ditches-japan-rpms-seth-bogart/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Oct. 29, 2016! Love Zombies, Louise Distras, NØISE, Shonen Knife! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-oct-29-2016-love-zombies-louise-distras-noise-shonen-knife/

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Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Jan 22, 2017! Daphne Guinness, Kylie Hughes, Peter118, Plasticzooms (Japan)

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 Jan. 22, 2017!

At #3 is Daphne Guinness. Wikipedia says: “Daphne Guinness is The Honourable Daphne Diana Joan Susanna Guinness (born 9 November 1967) is a British and Irish fashion designer, art collector, model, film producer and actor. She is an heir by direct descent of the 18th century Irish brewer Arthur Guinness.” WTF? She is a famous fashion designer and descendant of Guinness??? I need a beer! Here’s her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DaphneGuinness/?fref=ts

#3) Daphne Guinness – Magic Tea  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIJaQ4l7XH8

At #2 is an artist introduced to us by John from the Tearaways. Her name is Kylie Hughes. In Style magazine writes: “Calipopicana” (an amalgam of the words California, pop, and Americana), is an upbeat, lighthearted sound reminiscent of early aughts pop overlaid with Beach Boys-like harmonies.” Kylie has just released this EP and I think Rodney on the Roq will go crazy over this! Here’sKylie Hughes’ webpage: http://www.kyliehughesmusic.com/

#2) Kylie Hughes – Calipopicana  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSPP03Vl-Jc

At #1 is an artist whose been on our charts a few times before! His name is Peter118. Peter heads up a punk trio from Stoke-on-Trent in England. His song “Radio” is back with a new video and hits #1! He’s got a Facebook page too: https://www.facebook.com/Peter118UK/

#1) Peter118 – ‘Radio’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3t2mQeMt8NI

TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Is a JapaneseDIY/INDIE/PUNK/NEW WAVE unit whose Facebook claims are based in Germany. Really? But I see they are playing lots of shows in Tokyo. Who knows? It’s pretty cool, though. They have a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Plasticzooms/

TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT ARTIST!  PLASTICZOOMS “HIGHWAY” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ko8lmHf6NRU

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 crappy but 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 and several of Japan’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 as well as Rakuten Superrr Radio’s  Power Morning everyday Mon. ~ Fri. 6 am ~ 10 am. As well as Rakuten Superrr Radio’s Power Evening Mon. ~ Fri. 5 pm ~ 8 pm. And His life’s dream is “Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story”which will be released by a major Japanese motion picture company and in theaters all across Japan in Oct. 2017.

Oh, and Mike drinks too much.

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PAST ISSUES OF THE TOP 3 VIDEOS:

LAST WEEK: 

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Jan 8, 2017! Su凸ko D凹koi, Sex Organs, Tearaways, Cabbage! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-jan-8-2017-su凸ko-d凹koi-sex-organs-tearaways-cabbage/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Jan 1, 2017! Rews, The Tearaways, Future Babes, Su Ko D Koi (Japan) http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-dec-31-2016-rews-the-tearaways-future-babes-su-ko-d-koi-japan/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Dec. 18, 2016! Louise Distras, The Spitfires, Warbly Jets, Stephanies (Japan)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-dec-18-2016-louise-distras-the-spitfires-warbly-jets-stephanies-japan/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Dec. 11, 2016! Ginger Wildheart & Ryan Hamilton, The Stompin’ Riff Raffs (Japan), Pale Honey, Family Friends! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-dec-11-2016-ginger-wildheart-ryan-hamilton-the-stompin-riff-raffs-japan-pale-honey-family-friends/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Nov. 27, 2016! Flyying Colours! The Regrettes, The Future Babes, Twinkle Twinkles (Japan)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-nov-27-2016-flyying-colours-the-regrettes-the-future-babes-twinkle-twinkles-japan/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Nov. 19, 2016! Garage Rockin’ Craze (Japan)! Spitfires! Orwells! Maddy Jane!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-nov-19-2016-garage-rockin-craze-japan-spitfires-orwells-maddy-james/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Nov. 12, 2016! Suzy Blu, Candy Ditches (Japan), RPMs, Seth Bogart! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-nov-12-2016-suzy-blu-candy-ditches-japan-rpms-seth-bogart/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Oct. 29, 2016! Love Zombies, Louise Distras, NØISE, Shonen Knife! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-oct-29-2016-love-zombies-louise-distras-noise-shonen-knife/

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

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Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Jan 15, 2017! Dénudés, Beck Black, †13th Moon† (Japan), Cabbage!

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 Jan. 15, 2017!

Today we have some extremely cool and dark rock n roll lined up for you. And, first up today are Dénudés. Dénudés are a “Fuzz Noir Dark Rock n Roll” trio from Miami, Florida. (Hey! What’s up with all these cool bands from Florida recently? Like Killmama?) I’m not sure but Dénudés is coming to play in Shinjuku in Japan in from March 23 ~ March 26! Wow! Check the live information here (http://www.denudesofficial.com/) Wow! How the heck did they arrange that! Cool! They also have a Facebook page too. Go be the first in your neighborhood to Like them!!!!! FB: https://www.facebook.com/d3nud3s

#3) Dénudés – Waste of Fun https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQv-IhNL3Ac

At #2 is another band that is turning heads in the Los Angeles scene. Their name is Beck Black and they are a trio headed up by a girl who looks like Marilyn Monroe’s stand in. This is the second time they’ve been on our countdown. The first time on the countdown was with the great track, “American Mister.” Check it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yl-y0kzl898

Their webpage says, “Beck Black delivers a bluesy punk experience with the dynamic soul of pure rock’n’roll theater.” This reminds me of Bowie or Suede with a female front…. Or Siouxsie Sioux… So, what’s not to like? They have a Facebook page too. You know what to do: https://www.facebook.com/beckblackmusic/

#2) Beck Black – Vampires Come Out at Night https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOQUD6L8pBA

At #1 this week (and #1 for two weeks in a row) is the Brit band, Cabbage. Cabbage has been picked by several UK publications as the hottest new British band of 2017 (or something to that effect). They are 5 guys doing a post-punk thing. The Guardian says, “Cabbage have been described as “Manchester’s most exciting new band.” Their Bandcamp page says, “Manchester based five piece serving up an idiosyncratic, satirical attack in the form of discordant neo post-punk.” They are touring the UK in March and April and it looks like every show is about sold out! They have a Facebook page but probably couldn’t give a toss if you Like it or not. https://www.facebook.com/cabbagelechou/

#1) Cabbage – Kevin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hah4_gj-Bs

TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Is a Japanese Post Punk, Goth, Deathrock, Batcave band named †13th Moon†. This band is the real thing. I know because they dress like this all the time! Their influences are: Madame Edwarda, Phaidia, Auto-Mod, Christian Death, 45 Grave, The Damned, Bauhaus, The Cure, Siouxsie & The Banshees, Joy Division, Ipso Facto, 13th Chime, Sex Gang Children, Alien Sex Fiend, X-mal Deutschland.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, right? OK? Here ya go… †13th Moon† ! Awesome look. Great sound!

†13th Moon† Japan

                                                                      †13th Moon† Japan

I think this is the definitive Japanese goth band. I saw them live once and they scared me (I’m an old guy, OK?) I definitely want this band in my next movie! This is just awesome! Here’s their blog: http://x13thmoonx-drjp.blogspot.jp/ and, of course, they have a Facebook page. Go Like it: 

TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! 13th Moon – Grave Dance – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkacKIZ4KWQ

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 crappy but 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 and several of Japan’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 as well as Rakuten Superrr Radio’s  Power Morning everyday Mon. ~ Fri. 6 am ~ 10 am. As well as Rakuten Superrr Radio’s Power Evening Mon. ~ Fri. 5 pm ~ 8 pm. And His life’s dream is “Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story”which will be released by a major Japanese motion picture company and in theaters all across Japan in Oct. 2017.

Oh, and Mike drinks too much.

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PAST ISSUES OF THE TOP 3 VIDEOS:

LAST WEEK: 

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Jan 8, 2017! Su凸ko D凹koi, Sex Organs, Tearaways, Cabbage! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-jan-8-2017-su凸ko-d凹koi-sex-organs-tearaways-cabbage/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Jan 1, 2017! Rews, The Tearaways, Future Babes, Su Ko D Koi (Japan) http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-dec-31-2016-rews-the-tearaways-future-babes-su-ko-d-koi-japan/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Dec. 18, 2016! Louise Distras, The Spitfires, Warbly Jets, Stephanies (Japan)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-dec-18-2016-louise-distras-the-spitfires-warbly-jets-stephanies-japan/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Dec. 11, 2016! Ginger Wildheart & Ryan Hamilton, The Stompin’ Riff Raffs (Japan), Pale Honey, Family Friends! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-dec-11-2016-ginger-wildheart-ryan-hamilton-the-stompin-riff-raffs-japan-pale-honey-family-friends/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Nov. 27, 2016! Flyying Colours! The Regrettes, The Future Babes, Twinkle Twinkles (Japan)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-nov-27-2016-flyying-colours-the-regrettes-the-future-babes-twinkle-twinkles-japan/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Nov. 19, 2016! Garage Rockin’ Craze (Japan)! Spitfires! Orwells! Maddy Jane!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-nov-19-2016-garage-rockin-craze-japan-spitfires-orwells-maddy-james/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Nov. 12, 2016! Suzy Blu, Candy Ditches (Japan), RPMs, Seth Bogart! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-nov-12-2016-suzy-blu-candy-ditches-japan-rpms-seth-bogart/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Oct. 29, 2016! Love Zombies, Louise Distras, NØISE, Shonen Knife! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-oct-29-2016-love-zombies-louise-distras-noise-shonen-knife/

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

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Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Jan 8, 2017! Su凸ko D凹koi, Sex Organs, Tearaways, Cabbage!

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 Jan. 8, 2017!

First up today are the Sex Organs. They are an inter-galactic sex ‘n’ roll from outer space, er, band… Unit…Duo… Er, Aliens! A primitive, trash, garage, space odyssey! The Sex Organs were formed in 2014 and played their debut show at the legendary Funtastic Dracula Carnival in Spain! They have a fun Facebook page. Check it out: https://www.facebook.com/The-Sex-Organs-293401910860896/

#3) The Sex Organs – Outer Space https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRnOBV6NL-s

At #2 is a band that first appeared on our countdown last week at #1! It’s the Tearaways. These guys started out in the old L.A. punk days…. In fact, you might want to check their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/TheTearawaysUSA), too, as there are some well known people in this excellent band. This video (and last week’s #1 for “Bash”) was made by Stephen David Brooks who is the director of the award winning (and quite thrilling) movie, “Flytrap.” (Check the trailer for Flytrap here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUNrSgu3bi0). 

#2) The Tearaways – Hello Isla Vista  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXV0YHU9Fqc

At #1 is a new London band named Cabbage from Manchester. Cabbage were turned on to us by our hero Ginger Wildheart who is coming to Japan at the end of this month. They have a Facebook page, of course: (https://www.facebook.com/cabbagelechou/?fref=ts)  The Sun, a big UK newspaper picked them as “Top Tip for 2017″… Here’s what they wrote about it on their FB page:

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#1) CABBAGE – UBER CAPITALIST DEATH TRADE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Xw6KdAFZxU

TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Is Su凸ko D凹koi (Su Ko D Koi). They will be headlinging at our free Jan 23 New Year’s party. Bee there! Information below the video! Here’s their Facebook page, by the way: https://www.facebook.com/ssttddkk/?fref=ts

TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Su凸ko D凹koi (すっとこどっこい) 「店長、私バイト辞めます。」 “Shop Manager! I’m quitting my part time job!” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iidnGJKJ-rQ

Mike & Taro’s FREE New Year’s party! Jan 23, 2017 starting at 7 pm at Shibuya Milkyway.

2017 New Year's Party

2017 New Year’s Party

Mike & Taro とパーティーしましょう!「2017!新年会!」
2017年月1月23日(月)@Shibuya Milkyway
OPEN/START 18:30 / 19:15
ADV/DAY Invitation Only 1D¥600
CAST:Su凸ko D凹koi / THE STEPHANIES / THE PATS PATS
TICKET:会場・各バンドweb予約※11/5(土)正午12:00~受付開始!
http://bit.ly/2fv2qoe
お問い合わせ:Shibuya Milkyway 03-6416-3227
※先着限定200人!!定員になり次第、予約を締め切らせていただきます

Get one here: http://bit.ly/2fv2qoe
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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 crappy but 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 and several of Japan’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 as well as Rakuten Superrr Radio’s  Power Morning everyday Mon. ~ Fri. 6 am ~ 10 am. As well as Rakuten Superrr Radio’s Power Evening Mon. ~ Fri. 5 pm ~ 8 pm. And His life’s dream is “Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story”which will be released by a major Japanese motion picture company and in theaters all across Japan in Oct. 2017.

Oh, and Mike drinks too much.

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PAST ISSUES OF THE TOP 3 VIDEOS:

LAST WEEK: 

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Jan 1, 2017! Rews, The Tearaways, Future Babes, Su Ko D Koi (Japan) http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-dec-31-2016-rews-the-tearaways-future-babes-su-ko-d-koi-japan/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Dec. 18, 2016! Louise Distras, The Spitfires, Warbly Jets, Stephanies (Japan)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-dec-18-2016-louise-distras-the-spitfires-warbly-jets-stephanies-japan/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Dec. 11, 2016! Ginger Wildheart & Ryan Hamilton, The Stompin’ Riff Raffs (Japan), Pale Honey, Family Friends! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-dec-11-2016-ginger-wildheart-ryan-hamilton-the-stompin-riff-raffs-japan-pale-honey-family-friends/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Nov. 27, 2016! Flyying Colours! The Regrettes, The Future Babes, Twinkle Twinkles (Japan)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-nov-27-2016-flyying-colours-the-regrettes-the-future-babes-twinkle-twinkles-japan/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Nov. 19, 2016! Garage Rockin’ Craze (Japan)! Spitfires! Orwells! Maddy Jane!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-nov-19-2016-garage-rockin-craze-japan-spitfires-orwells-maddy-james/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Nov. 12, 2016! Suzy Blu, Candy Ditches (Japan), RPMs, Seth Bogart! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-nov-12-2016-suzy-blu-candy-ditches-japan-rpms-seth-bogart/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Oct. 29, 2016! Love Zombies, Louise Distras, NØISE, Shonen Knife! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-oct-29-2016-love-zombies-louise-distras-noise-shonen-knife/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Oct. 22, 2016! The Shit, Honeyblood, Black Honey, Spam69 (Japan) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-oct-22-2016-the-shit-honeyblood-black-honey-spam69-japan/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Oct. 15, 2016! Chris Catalyst, Suzy Blu, Garbage, Su Ko D Koi (Japan) http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-oct-15-2016-chris-catalyst-suzy-blu-garbage-su-ko-d-koi-japan/

Top 3 Videos for Oct. 2, 2016! Dwarf! Sandinistas! Pats Pats (Japan), The Coathangers!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-oct-2-2016-dwarf-sandinistas-pats-pats-japan-the-coathangers/

Top 3 Videos for Sept. 24, 2016! The Rock N Roll Summit 2016 at Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-sept-24-2016-the-rock-n-roll-summit-2016-at-shibuya-tokyo-japan/

Top 3 Videos for Sept. 17, 2016! Dog Party, Kinoko Hotel (Japan) Lovely Eggs, Peach Kelli Pop!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-sept-17-2016-dog-party-kinoko-hotel-japan-lovely-eggs-peach-kelli-pop/

Top 3 Videos for Sept. 3, 2016! Big Jesus, Suzy Blu, Peach Kelli Pop, The Mackshow (Japan)!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-sept-3-2016-big-jesus-suzy-blu-peach-kelli-pop-the-mackshow-japan/

Top 3 Videos for Aug. 27, 2016! Hands Off Gretel, Death Valley Girls, Stephanies (Japan), Summer Twins!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-aug-27-2016-hands-off-gretel-death-valley-girls-stephanies-japan-summer-twins/

Top 3 Videos for Aug. 13, 2016! Black Honey, Mirror Trap, Spam 69 (Japan), Rock ‘n’ Roll Monkey & the Robots!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-aug-13-2016-black-honey-mirror-trap-spam-69-japan-rock-n-roll-monkey-the-robots/

Top 3 Videos for Aug. 6, 2016! The Whereabouts, Guitarwolf, Mirror Trap, Dog Party!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-aug-6-2016-the-whereabouts-guitarwolf-mirror-trap-dog-party/

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

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Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Jan 1, 2017! Rews, The Tearaways, Future Babes, Su Ko D Koi (Japan)

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 Dec. 31, 2016!

First up today are two girls from London who describe their music as “Alternative Pop Rock.” Their name is Rews and this is the 3rd time in 2016 they’ve hit the Top 3! I think these girls are hot! Here’s their Facebook page, go Like it! https://www.facebook.com/wearerewsmusic/?fref=ts

#3) REWS – Miss You In The Dark  –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSkBS8J_qhk

At #2 is an Alternative Rock band from Atlanta Georgia called, “The Future Babes.” They’ve been getting tons of airplay on my daily show in Japan. Of course they have a Facebook page too: https://www.facebook.com/thefuturebabes/

#2) The Future Babes  – Cold Blooded    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8gHgWZBv30

At #1 is a fab band that was introduced to us by the legendary Rodney Bingenheimer (Rodney on the Roq – KROQ Los Angeles). Their names is the Tearaways. These guys are highly experienced pros who started out in the old L.A. punk days…. In fact, you might want to check their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/TheTearawaysUSA), too, as there are some well known people in this excellent band. This particular video for “Bash” was made by Stephen David Brooks who is the director of the award winning (and quite thrilling) movie, “Flytrap.” (Check the trailer for Flytrap here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUNrSgu3bi0) 

#1) Tearaways – Bash    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7HX28ihlBk

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Today’s Spotlight Artist are Su Ko D Koi who are appearing at our Free New Year’s Bash! Details below! Here’s the Facebook page for Su Ko D Koi. https://www.facebook.com/ssttddkk/?fref=ts

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST!  Su Ko D Koi – Busu   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCTjm5YGJ-c

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

Mike & Taro’s FREE New Year’s party! Jan 23, 2017 starting at 7 pm at Shibuya Milkyway.

2017 New Year's Party

2017 New Year’s Party

Featuring Su Ko D Koi, The Stephanies, The Pats Pats. Tons of presents and surprises too! Wanna go? It’s free but you need to reserve a tickethttp://bit.ly/2fv2qoe

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Mike & Taro とパーティーしましょう!「2017!新年会!」
2017年月1月23日(月)@Shibuya Milkyway
OPEN/START 18:30 / 19:15
ADV/DAY Invitation Only 1D¥600
CAST:Su凸ko D凹koi / THE STEPHANIES / THE PATS PATS
TICKET:会場・各バンドweb予約※11/5(土)正午12:00~受付開始!
http://bit.ly/2fv2qoe
お問い合わせ:Shibuya Milkyway 03-6416-3227
※先着限定200人!!定員になり次第、予約を締め切らせていただきます

Get one here: http://bit.ly/2fv2qoe

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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 crappy but 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 and several of Japan’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 as well as Rakuten Superrr Radio’s  Power Morning everyday Mon. ~ Fri. 6 am ~ 10 am. As well as Rakuten Superrr Radio’s Power Evening Mon. ~ Fri. 5 pm ~ 8 pm. And His life’s dream is “Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story”which will be released by a major Japanese motion picture company and in theaters all across Japan in Oct. 2017.

Oh, and Mike drinks too much.

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PAST ISSUES OF THE TOP 3 VIDEOS:

LAST WEEK: 

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Dec. 18, 2016! Louise Distras, The Spitfires, Warbly Jets, Stephanies (Japan)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-dec-18-2016-louise-distras-the-spitfires-warbly-jets-stephanies-japan/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Dec. 11, 2016! Ginger Wildheart & Ryan Hamilton, The Stompin’ Riff Raffs (Japan), Pale Honey, Family Friends! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-dec-11-2016-ginger-wildheart-ryan-hamilton-the-stompin-riff-raffs-japan-pale-honey-family-friends/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Nov. 27, 2016! Flyying Colours! The Regrettes, The Future Babes, Twinkle Twinkles (Japan)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-nov-27-2016-flyying-colours-the-regrettes-the-future-babes-twinkle-twinkles-japan/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Nov. 19, 2016! Garage Rockin’ Craze (Japan)! Spitfires! Orwells! Maddy Jane!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-nov-19-2016-garage-rockin-craze-japan-spitfires-orwells-maddy-james/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Nov. 12, 2016! Suzy Blu, Candy Ditches (Japan), RPMs, Seth Bogart! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-nov-12-2016-suzy-blu-candy-ditches-japan-rpms-seth-bogart/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Oct. 29, 2016! Love Zombies, Louise Distras, NØISE, Shonen Knife! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-oct-29-2016-love-zombies-louise-distras-noise-shonen-knife/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Oct. 22, 2016! The Shit, Honeyblood, Black Honey, Spam69 (Japan) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-oct-22-2016-the-shit-honeyblood-black-honey-spam69-japan/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Oct. 15, 2016! Chris Catalyst, Suzy Blu, Garbage, Su Ko D Koi (Japan) http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-oct-15-2016-chris-catalyst-suzy-blu-garbage-su-ko-d-koi-japan/

Top 3 Videos for Oct. 2, 2016! Dwarf! Sandinistas! Pats Pats (Japan), The Coathangers!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-oct-2-2016-dwarf-sandinistas-pats-pats-japan-the-coathangers/

Top 3 Videos for Sept. 24, 2016! The Rock N Roll Summit 2016 at Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-sept-24-2016-the-rock-n-roll-summit-2016-at-shibuya-tokyo-japan/

Top 3 Videos for Sept. 17, 2016! Dog Party, Kinoko Hotel (Japan) Lovely Eggs, Peach Kelli Pop!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-sept-17-2016-dog-party-kinoko-hotel-japan-lovely-eggs-peach-kelli-pop/

Top 3 Videos for Sept. 3, 2016! Big Jesus, Suzy Blu, Peach Kelli Pop, The Mackshow (Japan)!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-sept-3-2016-big-jesus-suzy-blu-peach-kelli-pop-the-mackshow-japan/

Top 3 Videos for Aug. 27, 2016! Hands Off Gretel, Death Valley Girls, Stephanies (Japan), Summer Twins!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-aug-27-2016-hands-off-gretel-death-valley-girls-stephanies-japan-summer-twins/

Top 3 Videos for Aug. 13, 2016! Black Honey, Mirror Trap, Spam 69 (Japan), Rock ‘n’ Roll Monkey & the Robots!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-aug-13-2016-black-honey-mirror-trap-spam-69-japan-rock-n-roll-monkey-the-robots/

Top 3 Videos for Aug. 6, 2016! The Whereabouts, Guitarwolf, Mirror Trap, Dog Party!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-aug-6-2016-the-whereabouts-guitarwolf-mirror-trap-dog-party/

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Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Dec. 18, 2016! Louise Distras, The Spitfires, Warbly Jets, Stephanies (Japan)!

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 Dec. 17, 2016!

First up is a girl named Louise Distras who is really turning heads in the UK and beyond. New Noise Magazine describes her as, “…the 21st century Joe Strummer who personifies punk rock spirit and renegade soul.” Today, Louise covers Green Day! She says about this fun track: “Watch me and my gang of girls pay homage to punk legends Green Day in this cover of ‘Nice Guys Finish Last’ we recorded for the Kerrang Magazine ‘American Superhits’ CD! Enjoy!” Yep. She’s got a Facebok page too. Go dig it! https://www.facebook.com/ldistras?fref=ts

#3) Louise Distras – Nice Guys Finish Last https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTovvrsx3cg

Next up is a band that I was turned onto by the legendary Rodney Bingenheimer (Rodney on the Roq – KROQ Los Angeles.) They are 4 guys from Los Angeles named the Warbly Jets and they are hot! They say they like to make noise. I think this is kick ass rock n roll. Been playing them on my Sunday FM radio show, “WTF?” too! Check out their Facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/warblyjets/

#2) Warbly Jets – Alive https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDVHvirhpKk

At #1 is a hot new band from Watford (I guess that’s in England!) named The Spitfires. Gabbie and Chris over at The Biscuit Boys introduced me to this band and I have to say that this is one of the best finds of the year! Gabbie asked one one of his Biscuit Boys programs, “Why isn’t this band huge?” I can’t answer that. Once you hear them, you’ll think the same thing too! (you can check out Biscuit Boys broadcast times and other information here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thebiscuitboys/)

Here’s what people are saying about the Spitfires:

”Just about the best thing released this year” – Vive Le Rock
“A snarling proletarian polemic against the daily grind” – Classic Rock
“The fight-back from the beaten generation starts here” – Daily Mirror

Of course the Spitfires have a Facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/TheSpitfiresUk/

#1) The Spitfires – On My Mind https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4c77IvvpOM

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Today’s Spotlight Artist are three girls who will be guests on my Sunday FM radio show this week WTF? (Dec. 18, 2016) and they’ll be appearing at my free New Year’s Party (See poster below). They are hot and they are called The Stephanies. They just released their debut album in September and here is the title track. Go LIKE their Facebook page too here:
https://www.facebook.com/TheStephanies/

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! THE STEPHANIES – Baby, I love you https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXmTOEm-I2g

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

Mike & Taro’s FREE New Year’s party! Jan 23, 2017 starting at 7 pm at Shibuya Milkyway.

2017 New Year's Party

2017 New Year’s Party

Featuring Su Ko D Koi, The Stephanies, The Pats Pats. Tons of presents and surprises too! Wanna go? It’s free but you need to reserve a tickethttp://bit.ly/2fv2qoe

——————

Mike & Taro とパーティーしましょう!「2017!新年会!」
2017年月1月23日(月)@Shibuya Milkyway
OPEN/START 18:30 / 19:15
ADV/DAY Invitation Only 1D¥600
CAST:Su凸ko D凹koi / THE STEPHANIES / THE PATS PATS
TICKET:会場・各バンドweb予約※11/5(土)正午12:00~受付開始!
http://bit.ly/2fv2qoe
お問い合わせ:Shibuya Milkyway 03-6416-3227
※先着限定200人!!定員になり次第、予約を締め切らせていただきます

Get one here: http://bit.ly/2fv2qoe

——

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 crappy but 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 and several of Japan’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 as well as Rakuten Superrr Radio’s  Power Morning everyday Mon. ~ Fri. 6 am ~ 10 am. As well as Rakuten Superrr Radio’s Power Evening Mon. ~ Fri. 5 pm ~ 8 pm. And His life’s dream is “Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story”which will be released by a major Japanese motion picture company and in theaters all across Japan in Oct. 2017.

Oh, and Mike drinks too much.

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PAST ISSUES OF THE TOP 3 VIDEOS:

LAST WEEK: 

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Dec. 11, 2016! Ginger Wildheart & Ryan Hamilton, The Stompin’ Riff Raffs (Japan), Pale Honey, Family Friends! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-dec-11-2016-ginger-wildheart-ryan-hamilton-the-stompin-riff-raffs-japan-pale-honey-family-friends/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Nov. 27, 2016! Flyying Colours! The Regrettes, The Future Babes, Twinkle Twinkles (Japan)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-nov-27-2016-flyying-colours-the-regrettes-the-future-babes-twinkle-twinkles-japan/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Nov. 19, 2016! Garage Rockin’ Craze (Japan)! Spitfires! Orwells! Maddy Jane!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-nov-19-2016-garage-rockin-craze-japan-spitfires-orwells-maddy-james/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Nov. 12, 2016! Suzy Blu, Candy Ditches (Japan), RPMs, Seth Bogart! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-nov-12-2016-suzy-blu-candy-ditches-japan-rpms-seth-bogart/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Oct. 29, 2016! Love Zombies, Louise Distras, NØISE, Shonen Knife! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-oct-29-2016-love-zombies-louise-distras-noise-shonen-knife/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Oct. 22, 2016! The Shit, Honeyblood, Black Honey, Spam69 (Japan) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-oct-22-2016-the-shit-honeyblood-black-honey-spam69-japan/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Oct. 15, 2016! Chris Catalyst, Suzy Blu, Garbage, Su Ko D Koi (Japan) http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-oct-15-2016-chris-catalyst-suzy-blu-garbage-su-ko-d-koi-japan/

Top 3 Videos for Oct. 2, 2016! Dwarf! Sandinistas! Pats Pats (Japan), The Coathangers!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-oct-2-2016-dwarf-sandinistas-pats-pats-japan-the-coathangers/

Top 3 Videos for Sept. 24, 2016! The Rock N Roll Summit 2016 at Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-sept-24-2016-the-rock-n-roll-summit-2016-at-shibuya-tokyo-japan/

Top 3 Videos for Sept. 17, 2016! Dog Party, Kinoko Hotel (Japan) Lovely Eggs, Peach Kelli Pop!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-sept-17-2016-dog-party-kinoko-hotel-japan-lovely-eggs-peach-kelli-pop/

Top 3 Videos for Sept. 3, 2016! Big Jesus, Suzy Blu, Peach Kelli Pop, The Mackshow (Japan)!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-sept-3-2016-big-jesus-suzy-blu-peach-kelli-pop-the-mackshow-japan/

Top 3 Videos for Aug. 27, 2016! Hands Off Gretel, Death Valley Girls, Stephanies (Japan), Summer Twins!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-aug-27-2016-hands-off-gretel-death-valley-girls-stephanies-japan-summer-twins/

Top 3 Videos for Aug. 13, 2016! Black Honey, Mirror Trap, Spam 69 (Japan), Rock ‘n’ Roll Monkey & the Robots!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-aug-13-2016-black-honey-mirror-trap-spam-69-japan-rock-n-roll-monkey-the-robots/

Top 3 Videos for Aug. 6, 2016! The Whereabouts, Guitarwolf, Mirror Trap, Dog Party!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-aug-6-2016-the-whereabouts-guitarwolf-mirror-trap-dog-party/

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

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Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Dec. 11, 2016! Ginger Wildheart & Ryan Hamilton, The Stompin’ Riff Raffs (Japan), Pale Honey, Family Friends!

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 Dec. 11, 2016!

First up is an Indie rock band from Sweden that consists of two girls and a guy named “Pale Honey.” They debut on our countdown at #3 with their newest single, “Real Thing.” They have a Facebook page. Go check it out. https://www.facebook.com/palehoney/

#3) Pale Honey “Real Thing” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mEsH2_qB7M

Next is an Indie pop duo from “London and Melbourne.” I can’t find any information about these two but can tell you that they both have to last same name… I’d bet half a donut that they are brother and sister by looking at their photos on Soundcloud. I can’t find a Facebook page for them or any other information.

#2) Family Friends – Look the Other Way   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVc3QtyHK3c

At this week’s #1 is a song that Ginger Wildheart & Ryan Hamilton made for a charity to help people with Chronic Depression. Columnist Tom Girard writes: “In a nod to his well documented and ongoing battle with depression the ever prolific Ginger Wildheart has found time between touring with his own band, Hey! Hello! and The Wildhearts and recording a new Mutation album to team up with Ryan Hamilton and sneak out a single for the festive season, the subtly but suitably titled Fuck You Brain… Available through Ginger’s Round Records Bandcamp page the three track single is raising money for the Samaritans and aiming to highlight the problems people have with depression…Belying all the preconceptions one might have of depression Ginger and Hamilton have created a short sharp dose of glam rock laced pop punk – putting the sounds of the early 1970s run through the Wildhearts filter to create something reminiscent of the Silver Ginger 5.”

(Read more and get involved here:  https://tommygirard.wordpress.com/2016/12/06/ginger-wildheart-and-ryan-hamilton-fuck-you-brain-single/)

皆さん!協力してください!ジンジャーワイルドハーツの、慢性うつ病に対する慈善団体。よろしくお願いします! https://roundrecords.bandcamp.com/album/fuck-you-brain

#1) Ginger Wildheart & Ryan Hamilton – Fuck You Brain https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiZERq_gY4s

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Today’s Spotlight Artist is the Stompin’ Riff Raffs! The Stompin’ Riff Raffs have been rocking Tokyo for 10 years now! Wow! They consist of three hot girls and a guy up front making killer music! And they just finished a successful New York tour and are now back home. They’s gots a show tonight! Here’s their Facebook page. Go LIKE it!: https://www.facebook.com/Stompin-Riffraffs-232236363517683/  

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Stompin’ Riff Raffs – Phantom Rock https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dz54y1sVpMQ

By the way, I suspect that if you dig the Stompin’ Riff Raffs and wanna see more….. Check out the future classic Japanese Garage Rock Documentary movie, “Garage Rockin’ Craze” which will be in theaters in Jan. 2017. Don’t miss it. Keep up on the latest information about “Garage Rockin’ Craze” here: https://www.facebook.com/GarageRockinCrazeFilm/?fref=ts

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

Mike & Taro’s FREE New Year’s party! Jan 23, 2017 starting at 7 pm at Shibuya Milkyway.

Featuring Su Ko D Koi, The Stephanies, The Pats Pats. Tons of presents and surprises too! Wanna go? It’s free but you need to reserve a tickethttp://bit.ly/2fv2qoe

Mike & Taro とパーティーしましょう!「2017!新年会!」
2017年月1月23日(月)@Shibuya Milkyway
OPEN/START 18:30 / 19:15
ADV/DAY Invitation Only 1D¥600
CAST:Su凸ko D凹koi / THE STEPHANIES / THE PATS PATS
TICKET:会場・各バンドweb予約※11/5(土)正午12:00~受付開始!
http://bit.ly/2fv2qoe
お問い合わせ:Shibuya Milkyway 03-6416-3227
※先着限定200人!!定員になり次第、予約を締め切らせていただきます

2017 New Year's Party

2017 New Year’s Party

Get one here: http://bit.ly/2fv2qoe

——

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 crappy but 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 and several of Japan’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 as well as Rakuten Superrr Radio’s  Power Morning everyday Mon. ~ Fri. 6 am ~ 10 am. As well as Rakuten Superrr Radio’s Power Evening Mon. ~ Fri. 5 pm ~ 8 pm. And His life’s dream is “Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story”which will be released by a major Japanese motion picture company and in theaters all across Japan in Oct. 2017.

Oh, and Mike drinks too much.

—————————–

PAST ISSUES OF THE TOP 3 VIDEOS:

LAST WEEK: 

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Nov. 27, 2016! Flyying Colours! The Regrettes, The Future Babes, Twinkle Twinkles (Japan)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-nov-27-2016-flyying-colours-the-regrettes-the-future-babes-twinkle-twinkles-japan/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Nov. 19, 2016! Garage Rockin’ Craze (Japan)! Spitfires! Orwells! Maddy Jane!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-nov-19-2016-garage-rockin-craze-japan-spitfires-orwells-maddy-james/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Nov. 12, 2016! Suzy Blu, Candy Ditches (Japan), RPMs, Seth Bogart! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-nov-12-2016-suzy-blu-candy-ditches-japan-rpms-seth-bogart/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Oct. 29, 2016! Love Zombies, Louise Distras, NØISE, Shonen Knife! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-oct-29-2016-love-zombies-louise-distras-noise-shonen-knife/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Oct. 22, 2016! The Shit, Honeyblood, Black Honey, Spam69 (Japan) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-oct-22-2016-the-shit-honeyblood-black-honey-spam69-japan/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Oct. 15, 2016! Chris Catalyst, Suzy Blu, Garbage, Su Ko D Koi (Japan) http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-oct-15-2016-chris-catalyst-suzy-blu-garbage-su-ko-d-koi-japan/

Top 3 Videos for Oct. 2, 2016! Dwarf! Sandinistas! Pats Pats (Japan), The Coathangers!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-oct-2-2016-dwarf-sandinistas-pats-pats-japan-the-coathangers/

Top 3 Videos for Sept. 24, 2016! The Rock N Roll Summit 2016 at Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-sept-24-2016-the-rock-n-roll-summit-2016-at-shibuya-tokyo-japan/

Top 3 Videos for Sept. 17, 2016! Dog Party, Kinoko Hotel (Japan) Lovely Eggs, Peach Kelli Pop!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-sept-17-2016-dog-party-kinoko-hotel-japan-lovely-eggs-peach-kelli-pop/

Top 3 Videos for Sept. 3, 2016! Big Jesus, Suzy Blu, Peach Kelli Pop, The Mackshow (Japan)!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-sept-3-2016-big-jesus-suzy-blu-peach-kelli-pop-the-mackshow-japan/

Top 3 Videos for Aug. 27, 2016! Hands Off Gretel, Death Valley Girls, Stephanies (Japan), Summer Twins!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-aug-27-2016-hands-off-gretel-death-valley-girls-stephanies-japan-summer-twins/

Top 3 Videos for Aug. 13, 2016! Black Honey, Mirror Trap, Spam 69 (Japan), Rock ‘n’ Roll Monkey & the Robots!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-aug-13-2016-black-honey-mirror-trap-spam-69-japan-rock-n-roll-monkey-the-robots/

Top 3 Videos for Aug. 6, 2016! The Whereabouts, Guitarwolf, Mirror Trap, Dog Party!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-aug-6-2016-the-whereabouts-guitarwolf-mirror-trap-dog-party/

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

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Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Dec. 4, 2016! David Bowie, Su Ko D Koi (Japan), Lover, David and The Curse! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-dec-4-2016-david-bowie-su-ko-d-koi-japan-lover-david-and-the-curse/