It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown for April 14, 2018! Starting off the countdown today are a four-member band from Stoke-On-Trent (Isn’t that where Peter 118 is from?). Their name is “Camens.” Their bio says: “CAMENS use guitars, drums and voices to create riffs, hooks and choruses that might sound at home on a playlist alongside the likes of Circa Waves, The Amazons, High Tyde, Blossoms, The Killers, and VANT to name a few.”
Here’s their Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/camensuk1/
3) Camens – Violent Video Games https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecnd59G0RZk
Next, at #2, is Brad Marino’s newest work. (Brad’s been on the countdown before). Their name is the Connection. Their bio states: “Granite states Greatest Rock n’ Roll band. Led by songwriters Brad Marino and Geoff Palmer. The Connection was formed in 2011 and plays a tuneful take on classic 50/60’s Rock n Roll and 70’s Power pop/Punk Rock. A favorite of Little Steven, the band has had 8 “Coolest Song’s in the World” on the Underground Garage. New album “Wish you Success” is the bands’s 3rd Full Length LP to go along with several other singles and EP’s.” (What’s a “Granite State?” – Mike)
Here’s their Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theconnectionRnR/
#2) The Connection – Checking https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPcT48aLFAk
Next up is a band that was introduced to us by Alex Kish over at the mighty Wassup Rocker Radio. Their name is FEZZ and they hail from Katrineholm, Sweden. Their bio says: “Fuzz Fuelled Fury From Fat-rineholm, Sweden!”
This band is way cool. Check it!
#1) Fezz – Del Rio´s Close Shave https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHMB04qT0zw
TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! su凸ko d凹koi – すっとこどっこい. THIS is a girl’s band that I think just might be one of the best girl’s punk band in Japan! They are Su凸ko D凹koi! How does one pronounce that? I don’t know, just try this: Su Ko D Koi! They are performing tonight, April 13, 2018 at Shinjuku Loft. Here’s information: http://www.loft-prj.co.jp/schedule/loft/date/2018/04/13
Here’s their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ssttddkk/
SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Su凸ko D凹koi (すっとこどっこい) – Busu (Ugly): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCTjm5YGJ-c
Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story world premiered in London on Sept. 25 and was completely SOLD OUT! The movie just completed its Japan Road Show. The DVD/Blu-Ray goes on sale on June 13, 2018. You can find details here: https://www.facebook.com/Japaneserocknrollghost/
Here’s the Japanese trailer (It has English subtitles!) Check it! Oh, and we have a really cool webpage: http://ghostroads.jp/
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.
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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