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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