It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown. The Top 3 best Indies and Alternative Music artists for the week of May 14, 2017! And do I have some hot music for you today! Really! There were so many great new tunes that I had a hard time picking the best, so today and next week’s countdown’s should be KILLER!

First up is a group from Detroit Michigan that was introduced to us by my friend Shuichi Masaki from the band Titty Twister in Kyushu! Thanks Masaki san! I LOVE THIS BAND! Their name is Blaire Alise & the Bombshells. I’m not sure but this could be my favorite new find of the year so far! They describe themselves as “60s Garage Pop,” and “Girl group inspired rock n’ roll with a sucker punch of garage rock!” This is hot. Look for lots from them in the coming weeks. This is the new sound of Detroit Garage Pop! I’m going to play them on the radio tomorrow (Sunday, May 14, 2017) on WTF? InterFM897. So check it out!

Blaire Alise & the Bombshells remind me of early Blondie (and I know what I am talking about because I was there at that time and I saw early Blondie!) They have a cool Facebook page too:

#3) Blaire Alise & the Bombshells – I Got Something

At this week’s #2 is an artist who has been on our countdown several times. The last time was just two weeks ago! Her name is Lisa Mychols. Lisa is HOT and she has gotten some awesome reviews:

“Bridging the gap between 1960’s girl groups and modern aggressive pop” -Dan Pavelich, Vandalay Records

“The Queen of power pop!” -Power Popaholic

I’ve liked Lisa Mychols for a long time, since Rodney on the Roq introduced me to her… Today’s track on the Top 3 is a world debut! Check it out! Here’s her Facebook page:

#2) Lisa Mychols -Loving You Baby

At #1 is a Pop/Rock band from Glasgow, Scotland! Man! There are so many good bands from Scotland (and Kyushu, Japan) it must be a worldwide rock n roll explosion! They are 4 guys who go by the name of Single By Sunday.  It looks like these guys got together in June 2015 to form a band but they’ve been friends since childhood. They has a massive Social Media following that is quite impressive. Here’s their Facebook page:

#1) Single By Sunday – Nevereverever

TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Today’s feature are a trio from Tokyo and they are one of my favorite groups. The Pats Pats! I think this is their 3rd time on the countdown. This is a video made by my friend Ken Nishikawa and myself (because we like this band so much!) This was shot at Shibuya O-Nest on April 6, 2017. Ken did all the editing while I slept on the sofa! The lyrics for this song are below the video. Here’s the Pats Pats Facebook page:


A.A.A. lyrics:

What’s your favorite thing in the world
You can have anything you want
Where’s your favorite place in the world
You can go anywhere you want

Ti amo ti amo
I never met someone like you
Ti amo ti amo
I’m in love with you baby


I wish for nothing besides your love
I need you more than you need me
What are you doing tomorrow?
I want to know more about you



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 Storywhich will be released by a major Japanese motion picture company and in theaters all across Japan in Autumn 2017. (See trailer here:… Oh, and he likes to write about himself in the third person!)




Top 3 Indies Videos 5/07/17!

Top 3 Indies Videos 4/30/17! No Girlfriends, pinksideofthemoon, Lisa Mychols, Bo-Peep!

Top 3 Indies Videos 4/23/17! Daphne Guinness, Potty Mouth, Femmepop, Hands Off Gretel!

Top 3 Indies Videos 4/16/17! Warbly Jets, Baby Shakes, Samehada Shiroko & Dynamite, Ryan Hamilton & the Traitors!

Top 3 Indies Music Videos 4/9/17! Miss Derringer, 222, Glam Skanks, Yanagiya Mutsumi&The Ratbones (Japan)

Top 3 Indies Music Videos 4/2/17! Lisa Mychols, The Routes, Circe Link, Su Ko D Koi!

Top 3 Indies Music Videos 3/25/17! The Stephanies, Kolars, Bonsai Kitten, Fazerdaze!

Top 3 Indies Music Videos 3/18/17! Japanese Bands! The Swamps, Pats Pats, Su Ko D Koi, The Goggles!

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Mar. 11, 2017! Theee Bat (Japan), Middle Kids, Honeychain!

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Mar. 4, 2017! Baby Shakes, TsuShiMaMire (Japan), The Coathangers, Hands Off Gretel!

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Feb 26, 2017! Neatbeats (Japan), Lemon Twigs, Faz Waltz, Honeychain!

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Feb 19, 2017! Sex Organs, LA Velvet, Molice (Japan), Honeyblood!

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Feb 12, 2017! The Coathangers, The Regrettes, The Routes & Luby Sparks (Japan),

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Feb 5, 2017! Baby Shakes, Su Ko D Koi (Japan), Bleached, Daphne Guinness!


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