It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown of the Top 3 best Indies and Alternative Music artists for the week of Oct. 14, 2017!
First up, are a band that hit #1 on the Wassuprockerradio charts this week and made me go, “What the heck????” You know if Wassup Rocker Radio gives a stamp of approval then that band is hot shit! (Here’s Wassup Rocker Radio’s FB page, go “Like” it: https://www.facebook.com/wassuprockerradio/) The band is from Berlin, Germany and their name is Femme Krawall. Femme Krawall calls themselves (herself?) a “garagen-riot-grrl-surf-punk band.” There’s something perculiar about this band and I invite you to go take a look at the banner at the top of their Facebook page. Oh, and “Like” it while you are there. https://www.facebook.com/femmekrawall/
#3) Femme Krawall – Hysterie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bT8hKVhla3M
At #2 is Fazerdaze and this is their third time on our charts. Fazerdaze is a “Girl in bedroom on guitar” according to their bio and they just completed a short two days of shows in Tokyo. Today’s track is the official music video for “Take It Slow” off their album, Morningside. Here’s Fazerdaze’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/fazerdazemusic/
#2) FAZERDAZE / Take it slow https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cjpAz5iUnA
This week’s #1 is a band that we’ve been playing a lot of on my Sunday morning music show: WTF? on InterFM 897. Please come Like our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WhattheFunday76.1/
The band is Pale Waves from Manchester in the UK and they are currently on a UK tour. If you wanna read more, here’s an interview with lead vocalist Heather. Oh, and here’s their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/palewaves
#1) Pale Waves – There’s A Honey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfPZ6hukcw8
SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Next up is a real diamond in the rough. It is a video by Mario Cuzic who, with co-hort Bryce “Bee Bee” Clarke, made the legendary and seminal film about the Japanese Garage scene called, “Garage Rockin’ Craze.” It’s awesome! But shit! Don’t believe me. Here’s the trailer for that hot flick right here. You be the judge!
Garage Rockin’ Craze Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAjn-QlS6cw
Anyway, I find out earlier today (from a little birdie) that said, Mario Cuzic, actually made a video of the Neatbeats! The Neatbeats star in the currently running movie, Ghostroads. Check it when you can!
SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! The Neatbeats – Can’t Judge a Book By the Cover: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PG7dbVJ4CjE
Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story world premiered in London on Sept. 25 and was completely SOLD OUT! The Japan premiere is Sept 30, 2017. You can find details here: https://www.facebook.com/Japaneserocknrollghost/
The Japanese trailer just came out! (It has English subtitles!) Check it! Oh, and we have a really cool webpage: http://ghostroads.jp/
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 (some real losers, too!) and several of Tokyo’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 . And his life’s dream is his just completed full-length motion picture, “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 Autumn 2017.
Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story Japanese Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxwJ4AfzOwM&t
Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story Foreign trailer: https://vimeo.com/210533272)
… Oh, and he likes to write about himself in the third person!
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