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Top 3 Indies Videos 5/12/18! Touts, Firestarter (Jpn), Rews, Zero Boys!

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown for May 12, 2018! Starting off the countdown are a punk band that’s been around, well, around forever. They are the Zero Boys. Today’s video was introduced to us by Alex over at Wassup Rocker Radio

The Zero Boys’ bio says: “The intelligent, ambitious lyrics of “Vicious Circle” tackled such themes as social stratification, teen angst, and political corruption.”

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

#3) Zero Boys – Don’t Shoot, Can’t Breathe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvAeBdnYFQA

At #2 is the latest from Rews. The Rews are currently on tour in the UK. Their bio states: “REWS is the London/Belfast based high energy pop rock duo consisting of songstress Shauna Tohill and vocalising beat-maker Collette Williams.”

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

#2) REWS – Miss You In The Dark https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3_yANUsmac

At #1 this week are a punk rock trio from Derry. Their name is the Touts! I think this is one of the best new bands around. They really remind me of the Clash and THAT’S a great compliment! Their 2nd EP “Lit” is on sale now.

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

#1) Touts – Asleep https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLKdr4YC9Us

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST!  Today’s spotlight goes to a local Tokyo band that has achieved legendary status in Japan. Their name is Firestarter and they are on the cover of this month’s Maximum Rock n Roll! Wow!

Firestarter Maximum Rock n Roll

Recently, I’ve been playing this hot band on my radio show, The 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).

Firestarter is often considered Japan’s best EVER Power Pop band. I’ve seen them live a few times and they are simply awesome!

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! FIRESTARTER Keith Richards man / STREET BOYS – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nENWERdey_0

“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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Top 3 Indies Videos 10/28/17! Touts, Peter118, Rews, Van T’s, Cabbage, Vivian Boys (Jpn)!

Hey! Like cool new music and not that crap on commercial radio? Welcome! It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown of the Top 3 best Indies and Alternative Music artists for the week of Oct. 28, 2017! While everyone and their sister are doing Halloween things, I’m gonna give you a break and just play brand new cool stuff and Spotlight an awesome Japanese band!

First up is something hot off the presses that just came out yesterday! It’s one of the hottest new bands around, The Touts! Their bio says, “Touts are a three piece band from Derry, Ireland. A singer that can’t sing, a mod that can’t play bass and a drummer that can’t see.” This is their third single. All the songs by the Touts kick ass!

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

#5) TOUTS – Bombscare  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQmdoIhnizc

At #4 is another song that just came out… Like a few hours ago. No kidding. It’ the latest by London’s own, The Rews. The Rews are aLondon/Belfast based “High Energy Alterna-Rock Pop Female Duo consisting of songstress Shauna Tohill & beat-maker vocalist Collette Williams.”

This is their latest hot wax too. Here’s their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/wearerewsmusic/

#4) REWS – Your Tears https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1TMWDGpuSg

At this week’s #3 is Peter118 from Jolly Old England, Stoke-on-Trent to be exact. These guys make the chart because when we played this track on my radio show last week, Japan’s most famous DJ, George Williams stopped and said, “This is a great song!” That rarely happens (he’s picky!) Peter118 is a punk outfit with a positive message. Dig it!

Here’s their Facebook page, go Like it! https://www.facebook.com/Peter118UK/

#3) Peter118 – ‘United We Stand’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msEFa3ukrnM

The next track is another brand new one that came out, well, it came out a few hours ago also. It’s a 4-piece from Glasgow, Scotland called, The Van T’s. The Van T’s have graced our countdown two or three times in the past and I think this group is fab! Their bio says, “Formed in around 2013 by twins Hannah and Chloe, The Van T’s have already enjoyed widespread praise from blogs and radio including Bella Union honcho Simon Raymonde. This acclaim has spread outwith the UK with radio plays in France and the US.” (well, and Japan MANY dozens of times, on one of Japan’s biggest 5 radio stations, but I guess you guys don’t check your Facebook!) 😉

Facebook? Oh, yeah. Here is their’s. Go Like it:  https://www.facebook.com/TheVanTs/

#2) The Van T’s – Bittersweet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apAv_YL0C6A

At #1 is a band from Mossley. Where’s that? It’s Cabbage and this is their third appearance on the chart (after a long absence). Cabbage describe themselves as, “Apocalyptic Sprautrock.” They are just finishing up their UK tour.

Need to know more? Here’s their Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cabbagelechou/

#1) Cabbage – Kevin (Skeleton Key Mix)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQtlPYceQ2o

Spotlight Artist!  Today’s spotlight artists are the Vivian Boys. The Vivian Boys are a Tokyo based Japanese garage band. AND THEY ARE FUCKING HOT!!!!! I think the first time I ever played them on the radio here was about 10 years ago and people loved them. They claim to be inspired by Sonics, Shangri-Las, Velvet Underground, British MOD, Nancy Sinatra, and New York Punk.

Of course, the Vivian Boys have a Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/vivianboys2013/

Spotlight Artist! VIVIAN BOYS – S.O.S. ( various gigs ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZBRc7yqOCw

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story world premiered in London on Sept. 25 and was completely SOLD OUT! The movie is now on a Road Show in Japan and at a theater near you. You can find details here:  https://www.facebook.com/Japaneserocknrollghost/

日本語の情報は:http://ghostroads.jp/

Here’s the Japanese trailer (It has English subtitles!) Check it! Oh, and we have a really cool webpage: http://ghostroads.jp/

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

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

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

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

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

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