It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown for May 12, 2018! Starting off the countdown are a punk band that’s been around, well, around forever. They are the Zero Boys. Today’s video was introduced to us by Alex over at Wassup Rocker Radio

The Zero Boys’ bio says: “The intelligent, ambitious lyrics of “Vicious Circle” tackled such themes as social stratification, teen angst, and political corruption.”

Here’s their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/zeroboysofficial/

#3) Zero Boys – Don’t Shoot, Can’t Breathe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvAeBdnYFQA

At #2 is the latest from Rews. The Rews are currently on tour in the UK. Their bio states: “REWS is the London/Belfast based high energy pop rock duo consisting of songstress Shauna Tohill and vocalising beat-maker Collette Williams.”

Here’s their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/wearerewsmusic/

#2) REWS – Miss You In The Dark https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3_yANUsmac

At #1 this week are a punk rock trio from Derry. Their name is the Touts! I think this is one of the best new bands around. They really remind me of the Clash and THAT’S a great compliment! Their 2nd EP “Lit” is on sale now.

Here’s their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/toutsband/

#1) Touts – Asleep https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLKdr4YC9Us

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST!  Today’s spotlight goes to a local Tokyo band that has achieved legendary status in Japan. Their name is Firestarter and they are on the cover of this month’s Maximum Rock n Roll! Wow!

Firestarter Maximum Rock n Roll

Recently, I’ve been playing this hot band on my radio show, The Mike Rogers Show every Sunday 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).

Firestarter is often considered Japan’s best EVER Power Pop band. I’ve seen them live a few times and they are simply awesome!

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! FIRESTARTER Keith Richards man / STREET BOYS – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nENWERdey_0

“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

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!

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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 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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PAST ISSUES OF THE TOP 3 VIDEOS:

LAST WEEK:

Top 3 Indies Videos 5/05/18! Crazy & The Brains, Brigitte Handley, Girls In Synthesis, Pen Friend Club (Jpn)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-5-05-18-crazy-the-brains-brigitte-handley-girls-in-synthesis-pen-friend-club-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos 4/28/18! The Surfrajettes, Faz Waltz, Kyle Falconer, the Neatbeats! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-4-28-18-the-surfrajettes-faz-waltz-kyle-falconer-the-neatbeats/

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Top 3 Indies Artist Videos! Mar. 31, 2018! Batz, Neatbeats (Jpn), Amyl & the Sniffers, Television Generation! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-mar-31-2018-batz-neatbeats-jpn-amyl-the-sniffers-television-generation/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos! Mar. 23, 2018: Upsahl, Atomic Suplex, Ginger Wildheart, Television Generation! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-mar-17-2018-upsahl-atomic-suplex-ginger-wildheart-television-generation/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos! Mar. 17, 2018: Baby Shakes, Mary’s Kid’s, Amyl & the Sniffers, Darky Dark & the Junkie Bunch! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-mar-17-2018-baby-shakes-marys-kids-amyl-the-sniffers-darky-dark-the-junkie-bunch/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos! Mar. 10, 2018: Pats Pats (Jpn), Boat Show, Fur (UK), Proud City Fathers robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-mar-10-2018-pats-pats-jpn-boat-show-fur-uk-proud-city-fathers/

Top 3 Indies Videos Mar. 2, 2018! Starcrawler, Peter118, Professor and the Madmen, Samehada Shiroko & Dynamite (Jpn)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-mar-2-2018-starcrawler-peter118-space-walrus-samehada-shiroko-dynamite-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos Feb 24, 2018! Amyl & The Sniffers, Reckless Drifters, Baby Shakes, The 50 Kaitenz (Jpn)! http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-feb-24-2018-amyl-the-sniffers-reckless-drifters-baby-shakes-the-50-kaitenz-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos Feb 17, 2018 – Melbourne, Australia Special! Amyl & the Sniffers, Dumb Punts, Parsnip, Stephanies (Jpn)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-feb-17-2018-melbourne-australia-special-amyl-the-sniffers-dumb-punts-parsnip-stephanies-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos Feb 10, 2018 – Voiid, Marc Platt, Daisy House, The Stephanies (Japan)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-feb-10-2018-voiid-marc-platt-daisy-house-the-stephanies-japan/

Top 3 Indies Videos Feb 3, 2018 – Problem Child, Rosegarden Funeral Party, Parsnip! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-feb-3-2018-problem-child-rosegarden-funeral-party-parsnip/

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