It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown for May 5, 2018! Starting off the countdown are a trio from London who call themselves, Girls in Synthesis. This fab band was introduced to us by Wayne over at the Pulsebeat Radio Show: https://www.facebook.com/groups/901392983373269/
Do yourself a favor and go check out Pulsebeat Radio Show. It’s killer!
Aural Aggravation magazine says this about GIS: “A scuzzy, messed-up, lo-fi, post-punk, no-wave racket…made our day.”
Of course they have a Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/girlsinsynthesis/
#3) Girls In Synthesis – Disappear https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MJDrz0ACXM
At #2 is a special track sent to us by Brigitte Handley herself! She writes: “Here’s a sneak preview of my new clip for Distänt Mind before it’s official release. Hope you enjoy it. – Brigitte” Most of us will know Brigitte from her other outfit, “The Dark Shadows.” Today’s track is her latest solo work.
Here’s Brigitte’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1851651476
#2) Brigitte Handley – Distänt Mind https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5X-rGL7CD6U
At #1 today are a band that call themselves a “Punk /Anti-Folk” band. Their name is “Crazy & the Brains” and they hail from New Jersey. When I first heard this I immediately LOVED it! This is a fab reworking of the Velvet Underground classic, “Sweet Jane.”
Here’s their Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crazyandthebrains/
#1) Crazy & The Brains – SWEET JANE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8ozvPTSXjs
SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Today’s spotlight goes to a local Tokyo band that has just released their 5th album. Their name is the “Pen Friend Club” and they will be guests on my radio show, The Mike Rogers Show on Sunday, May 6, 2018 from 5 am ~ 7 am. You can listen live on InterFM 897 in Tokyo, Radio Neo 79.5 in Nagoya or nationally broadcast (and On-Demand) on radiko.jp).
The Pen Friends describe their music as “Mid Sixties West Coast Rock” and their influences show it: The Beach Boys, The Tradewinds, The Association, The Fifth Dimension, Bruce & Terry, Ronny & The Daytonas and more.
SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! The Pen Friend Club – Futari no Yuhi Line: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mY2XqdDeyI
“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 will celebrate the release of the DVD and Blu-Ray on sale all across Japan on June 13, 2018!
Here’s the movie trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxwJ4AfzOwM
Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story
DVD and Blu-Ray on sale all across Japan on June 13, 2018!
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 go on sale all across Japan on June 13, 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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