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:

#3) The Coathangers – Parasite (live)

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:

#2) The Regrettes – A Living Human Girl

At #1 is our own The Routes from Fukuoka Japan! They have a FB page (, and they have a Reverbnation page ( 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

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: And here is their Soundcloud page:

TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Luby Sparks – Pop. 1979

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


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:




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Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Jan 1, 2017! 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)!

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)!

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Nov. 19, 2016! Garage Rockin’ Craze (Japan)! Spitfires! Orwells! Maddy Jane!

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Nov. 12, 2016! Suzy Blu, Candy Ditches (Japan), RPMs, Seth Bogart!


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