It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown for Oct 27, 2018!
First up today is a band of 4 guys from Sydney Australia named The Straight Arrows who call their music “Cool rulers” and they also claim they are influenced by “bad ideas.” They were introduced to us by Alex Kish of Wassup Rocker Radio! Thanks Alex!
Yup! They have a Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/straightarrows/
#3) Straight Arrows – 21st Century: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIICkZJ9WzM
At #2 this week is a band that is introduced to us by Cynthia Ross from the legendary B-Girls! They are the Beechwood from New York! Beechwood’s bio states: “What happens when an anti-social petty thief, a male hustler, and a delinquent runaway come together to join forces in the streets of NYC? One of two things, usually. Either the birth of a gang of misfit criminals with a combined rap sheet longer than Bedford Avenue, or a legendary rock & roll band.”
They have a Facebook for sure: https://bit.ly/2Oa30qu
#2) BEECHWOOD – I Don’t Wanna Be the One You Love: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mG_TMKe_SRA
At #1 this week is Rosegarden Funeral Party! Rosegarden Funeral Party’s bio states: “Armed with just a guitar and a switchblade, Leah Lane and her misfits, Rosegarden Funeral Party have cut a swath from the royal cloth of post-punk that is distinctly their own. What would happen if Peter Murphy and Siouxise Sioux birthed an Indigo Child later to be baptized in Alan Watts’ philosophy? RFP!!”
Here’s their Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rosegardenfuneralparty/
#1) Rosegarden Funeral Party – Another Dead Soul: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JFeNMUB7Bw
SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! This week’s Spotlight Artist is an artist that will appear at my New Year’s Party on Jan. 7, 2018 (Monday) along with Sesame and Spam 69! Get your tickets now! (They are free (+¥1000 for 2 drinks!) At Shibuya Milky Way! Be there!
The Pats Pats are Akiko and Midori.
They have a Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/patspats/
SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! THE PATS PATS – Girls Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGd5wESg3Rk
Hey! If you want tickets for the New Yaer’s Party: Go reserve them here (Jan. 7, 2019!): The Mike Rogers Show の新年会？2019年1月7日！やりましょうか？出演バンド: The Pats Pats, Spam69, Sesame! チケットの予約: http://www.shibuyamilkyway.com/new/SCHEDULE/
Of course, if you want to hear more of this stuff, check out InterFM’s, “The Mike Rogers Show” (Every Sunday morning from 5 am ~ 7 am on InterFM 897 in Tokyo, Radio Neo 79.5 in Nagoya, and nationwide simulcast on Radiko.jp! Check it out for tons of cool new music every week!)
Well, that’s it for today. Have a great weekend!
‘Matsuchiyo – Life of a Geisha‘ World Premiered at the 2018 Raindance Film Festival in London, England. ‘Matsuchiyo – Life of a Geisha‘ is a documentary about one of the last true geisha in Japan. From her wartime childhood to geisha apprenticeship to the glory days of a top geisha. This film illustrates the trials of the ultimate Japanese cultural enigma that is – The Life of a Geisha.
“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. The DVD and Blu-Ray went on sale all across Japan on June 13, 2018! It also enjoyed its Canadian theatrical release on August 31, 2018!
Here’s the movie trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxwJ4AfzOwM
Well, that’s it for today. Have a great weekend!
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 went on sale all across Japan on June 13, 2018! His next project, “Matsuchiyo – Life of a Geisha” will world premiere at the 2018 Raindance Film Festival in Oct.
Mike is also an Official Jury member to the 2018 Raindance Film Festival in London making him the first person ever to serve as a Jury Member from Japan in Raindance Film Festival history.
… Oh, and he likes to write about himself in the third person!
PAST ISSUES OF THE TOP 3 VIDEOS:
Top 3 Indies Videos 10/20/18! The Number Ones, Jacob Reese Thornton, Miss World, Sesame! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-10-20-18-the-number-ones-jacob-reese-thornton-miss-world-sesame/
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