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Top 3 Indies Music Videos 3/25/17! The Stephanies, Kolars, Bonsai Kitten, Fazerdaze!

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 Mar. 25, 2017! As usual, all artists who make the Top 3 countdown, get an automatic pass to be aired on my nationally broadcast FM radio show, “WTF?” (What the Funday?) on InterFM 897 (Sundays 8 am ~ 10 am). interFm.co.jp/wtf/

Starting us off today are a band that were introduced to us by, Marleen of Bonsai Kitten. Bonsai Kitten are are “Rock riot from Berlin.” They have some interesting and amusing comments on their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/BonsaiKittenBand/) It says, “All paws up!!! Do what you want to!!! Times are changing! Be the change you want to see in this fucking world! Open your mind + your eyes! Revolt!! Scream! Demostrate!!! Protest!!!!! Speak your mind!!!!! Do something!!!!!!! Be a part of this change!!!!!

This is the latest single from Bonsai Kitten.

#3) Bonsai Kitten – Mindcraft    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPu75Ka7pjk

At #2 is something by a brand new artist named Fazerdaze. Fazerdaze is “A girl in bedroom on guitar.” The label webpage says, “The brainchild of Amelia Murray, Fazerdaze began as a string of bedroom recordings created late in the night, emerging fully-formed in 2014 as her debut eponymous EP. A succinct collection of intimate, beautifully produced dream-pop written, produced and performed by Murray herself. It’s a significant first outing for the young New Zealander with layers of softly crunching guitars swirling over consistently driving drum machines, and sparse electronica.” This video was shot by Amelia and her friend Sam Kristofski. It reminds me of Astro Boy for some reason. It’s very cute. Here’s Fazerdaze’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/fazerdazemusic

#2) Fazerdaze – Lucky Girl    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=My4j3vgFxbE

At #1 this week is another new artist named “The Kolars.” The Kolars descirbe themselves as, “Desert Disco. Glam-a-Billy. Space Blues. R&Beyond.” OK? Sounds cool. The Kolars are a husband and wife duo. They are getting fab reviews. Check this: “KOLARS has created a sonic world that straddles self-described genres such as Desert Disco, R&Beyond, Space Blues, and Glam-a-billy . Rob produces, mixes, and writes the material. His studio experimentation is incorporated into the live show. Lauren has invented her own drumming style. She tap dances rhythms with her feet atop a bass drum while simultaneously playing a stand-up kit. She uses this dance to transform beats into natural extensions of her movement. The two perform with energy, sweat, and excitement, thrilling audiences with their unabashed exuberance.”
Go “Like” their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/kolarstheband/

#1) Kolars – One More Thrill https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D675mAfdNeU

TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Today’s Spotlight Artist are no strangers to our countdown. It’s Japan’s own, The Stephanies! The other day, the Stephanies came on my radio show as guests and unveiled their newest single, “Haconia.”…. Then, we all went to eat sushi! Really!

Stephanies sushi 031217

Soon after, the Stephanies had their new single release party and tour final show on March 26… But, guess what? For the encore of their tour final, they kicked off their new tour that ends in May! Wow! Go like their Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/TheStephanies/

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Stephanies – Haconia   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNIPXaQsMp0

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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/

 

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Top 3 Indies Music Videos 3/18/17! Japanese Bands! The Swamps, Pats Pats, Su Ko D Koi, The Goggles!

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 Mar. 18, 2017!

Starting us off today are a band that were introduced to us by, Shuichi Masaki, the drummer of a cool rock group named Titty Twister. Thanks Shuichi san!

This band is from Fukuoka Japan named The Goggles! OK! This is funny! This is cool! Who are the Goggles? Well, imagine if The Beatles and The Rutles got into a car accident in Japan… That’s it! I always enjoy a band that has a sense of humor and The Goggles have that for sure!

Here’s the hilarious photo banner from their Facebook page. Go “Like” it! https://www.facebook.com/gogglesfukuoka/

The Goggles (Japanese band)

#3) The Goggles – Twitt and Chatt  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4girmEAy48

At #2 this week is the Japanese girl duet who showed up on the “Japanese Girl Bands That Matter in 2017” list, The Pats Pats from Tokyo! Akiko and Midori have just released a new record (it’s GREAT) and here is a new video for their latest! Go Like their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/patspats/

#2) THE PATS PATS  – Make up!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VnuJCmJ_jw

At #1 this week is another Tokyo girls group and this is the title track from their newest EP that was sold out all over Japan, Su Ko D Koi! They are having a big show on Friday April 21 at Shimokitazawa Shelter! Be there! http://www.loft-prj.co.jp/schedule/shelter/date/2017/04/21

I gather that the drawings and animations for this video were made by the lead singer of Su Ko D Koi, Hanako san. Cool! There’s more information at the link above and then at their Facebook page too! https://www.facebook.com/ssttddkk/

#1) Su Ko D Koi – Sexless Pistols   youtu.be/4ihVz8w4Z9k

TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Today’s Spotlight Artist was introduced to us by the lead vocalist and guitarist, Christopher Jack of the MIGHTY band, The Routes! The Routes have a page over at Reverbnation here: https://www.reverbnation.com/theroutes

Christopher tells me he has found a hot new act and wants to share it with the world. They are called “The Swamps.” The Swamps are a trio who are on the Groovie Records label. Check out their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/swamps.jp/

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! The Swamps – Love Me Baby    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6_PSG5ey8Q

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

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

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

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

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

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

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/

 

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

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Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Mar. 11, 2017! Theee Bat (Japan), Middle Kids, Honeychain!

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 Mar. 11, 2017!

Starting us off today are a brand new trio from Los Angeles named Honeychain. Honeychain describes themselves as a, “Punky power pop, alternative rock band.” They have been getting radio airplay on numerous college and independent stations and by Rodney Bingenheimer on his Rodney on the ROQ show on KROQ…. OH, and thanks to Kona Cindy, they’ve been getting airplay on my Sunday FM show here in Japan, “WTF?” on InterFM 897. (https://www.facebook.com/WhattheFunday76.1/)

Honeychain also has a new album coming out this year, produced by Kim Shattuck (The Muffs & The Pandoras). Here is their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/honeychainmusic/?hc_ref=SEARCH

#3) honeychain – Messy Love https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJzE51Kz0vY&t=66s

Did you like that Honeychain song? Here’s a free download: MIDDLE KIDS – Edge Of Town
こちらから無料ダウンロード可能。
https://t.co/E0T5e8aVrn

At #2 today is another trio. This time from Australia! They are called the Middle Kids! When I first heard this, it reminded me of an 80s group….The Pretenders! That’s it! The Middle Kids have been getting rave reviews and have become one of Australia’s most exciting new bands with only two singles to its name. The rock trio has appeared on World Cafe and is set to perform at South By Southwest. Here is their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/middlekidsmusic/

#2) Middle Kids – Your Love   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3d5IIgGucaw

At this week’s #1 is a band from Japan. They are a trio named Theee Bat! This is not Theee Bat’s first time on the countdown, but it is the first time ever a Japanese rock band has hit #1 on our charts. Alas, due to unfortunate circumstances, this will probably be the last time Theee Bat will be on our charts. I am saddened as I tried several times to also have them as guests on my radio show, but I always failed. Here’s their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheeeBat/

At #1, Japan’s own Theee Bat, featuring the fabulous Mika Bat doing their version of the Elvis Presley classic, “Jailhouse Rock.” Mika, guys, I can’t give you anything but I hope this #1 makes you smile. And, by popular request, I will also play this track tomorrow on WTF?

#1) Kangoku Rock / THEEE BAT  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XibRiRcc2d4

Thanks Theee Bat.     Thanks Mika Bat…. May you rest in peace.

Theee Bat featuring Mika Bat

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

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About Mike in Tokyo Rogers: Mike has been a professional music/TV/radio/anime-related program producer in Japan since the eighties. He began in the music business in 1977 as lead vocalist with the legendary Los Angeles Punk Band, “The Rotters” (Sit on My Face Stevie Nix.). As a university student, he was assistant to the legendary Rodney Bingenheimer (Rodney on the ROQ – KROQ Los Angeles from 1980 ~ 1981.) Mike was the first and only foreigner in Japanese history to become the General Manager of a major Japanese broadcasting station (TV Tokyo owned InterFM). Has produced a few smash hit programs 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 Mar. 4, 2017! Baby Shakes, TsuShiMaMire (Japan), The Coathangers, Hands Off Gretel! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-mar-4-2017-baby-shakes-tsu-shi-ma-mire-japan-the-coathangers-hands-off-gretel/

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

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

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

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

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/

 

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

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Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Feb 26, 2017! Neatbeats (Japan), Lemon Twigs, Faz Waltz, Honeychain!

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. 26, 2017!

First up for you is a Glam Rock / Rock n Roll band from Cantu, Italy. It’s three guys who call themselves Faz Waltz. I did a Google translate search (polite laughter here) and couldn’t find out what “Faz Waltz” means. I guess it doesn’t matter. I think these guys are cool. They come with a good reputation too. From their webpage: “After four albums and hundreds of shows all around Europe, Faz Waltz have already set the bar so high that is impossible not to put them among the best european bands of the last decade.” They have a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/FAZ-WALTZ-36996846377/?pnref=story

#3) Faz Waltz – Rock’N’Roll Boy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6SPY52Q2BQ

At #2 (and #1) this week are bands introduced to us by Kona Cindy, the curator’s curator for fine sonic explosions. Cindy was just raving about these two brothers. And this video is HILARIOUS!!!!! Wikipedia says, “The Lemon Twigs are an American pop/rock band from Long Island, New York, United States, fronted by brothers Brian D’Addario and Michael D’Addario. Both brothers are vocalists, songwriters and multi-instrumentalists, and are joined for most live performances by Megan Zeankowski on bass and Danny Ayala on keyboards and backing vocals.” I also hear that these two are, like, only 17-years-old. Really? Here’s their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/TheLemonTwigs/

#2) The Lemon Twigs:  I Wanna Prove to You https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJGzm2fF2Uo

At #1 is a trio named Honeychain. Honeychain have been around since 2012 and they descirbe themselves as a “Punky power pop, alternative rock band from Los Angeles.” They have a new album coming out this year that is produced by Kim Shattuck of “The Muffs” & “The Pandoras” fame. Check out their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/honeychainmusic/

#1) Honeychain – Messy Love: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJzE51Kz0vY

TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Is a band originally from Osaka who now reside in Tokyo. This, folks, is IMHO Japan’s most entertaining rock group. They call themselves, “The Neatbeats.” The Neatbeats have been around for twenty years and put on the most entertaining live show I have ever seen in my life – and I’ve even seen The Smothers Brothers and Tony Bennett live! They just released their new record and will be guests on my radio show, WTF? tomorrow, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017 from 9:30 am ~ 10 am doing an acoustic live set. They also star in my full length motion picture, “Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story” that will be released in theaters all over Japan this fall. Check out the trailer herehttps://vimeo.com/197078048

TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! The NEATBEATS – Snakey Baby https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1L3leqBg-8

Oh, go Like the Neatbeats’ FB page here: https://www.facebook.com/theneatbeats/

 

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

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

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

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/

 

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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/

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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/

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