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:

#3) Faz Waltz – Rock’N’Roll Boy:

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:

#2) The Lemon Twigs:  I Wanna Prove to You

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:

#1) Honeychain – Messy Love:

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 here


Oh, go Like the Neatbeats’ FB page here:


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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