It’s time once again for the Top 3 (4) Indies Artist Video Countdown for Sept. 15, 2018!
Starting us off today is a hot new artist named “Miss World” . This is awesome! I LOVE THIS!!!!! Miss World was turned onto us by music critic and cool guy, Stossy Reid! Miss World seems to be from London, England and her second album is about to drop on Sept. 28, 2018. What little information I could find on this hot recording says: “Keeping Up With Miss World” is a raw, 13 track power-pop, garage-party movie scene that plays out like a thumb-numbing Instagram scroll fest. A teen-dream magazine collage, a multi-colored sonic mood board featuring torn up images of Ariel Pink, Kim Gordon, Clueless OOTDs, Madonna and Kim Kardashian smeared with gluestick goo.”
Expect Miss World to be on my FM radio show constantly for the next several months (“The Mike Rogers Show” (Every Sunday morning from 5 am ~ 7 am on InterFM 897 in Tokyo, Radio Neo 79.5 in Nagoya, and nationwide simulcast on Radiko.jp!)
Here’s Miss World’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/missworldinc/
#4) MISS WORLD – Put Me In A Movie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrvh5Vo21x8
At #3 is the Los Angeles duet that is getting rave reviews and TONS of airplay in Japan and their umpteenth time on the countdown! It’s Daisy House from Los Angeles, California. Today’s track is their latest music video. Guitarist Doug explains: “Persephone is more than a twisted Southern Gothic fairy tale. It has its roots in the Threepenny Opera (perfect for the current amerikan Weimar Republic /Globalist dystopia), also in Ray Davies’ wry observations and Lee Hazlewood’s lysergic cowboy laments. In the myth, Persephone was dragged to hell by Hades, who fancied her, but his doing so created Winter in the world above. She was the original ‘kept woman’ and with that picture below as the initial inspiration, I imagined the corruption that would gradually creep in to her spirit in his company. amerika, now captured by its own demons has grown ever more dully corrupt in all the years I’ve been alive…to the point where I wonder if the words to this song even register as cautionary tale: “Don’t cut deals with the Devil”
Here’s their Bandcamp: https://daisyhouse.bandcamp.com
#3) Daisy House – Persephone 2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UO5_qa0qozo
At #2 this week is a band that is all the rave, it seems, The Velvet Starlings! I think they’re from Los Angeles and I think the lead vocalist is, are you sitting down? 15-years-old! What???? Their FB bio says: “Velvet Starlings blends indie blues-based rock with British Invasion era influences and focuses on tight harmonies and catchy arrangements.”
Here’s their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VelvetStarlings/
#2) Velvet Starlings – If Life Ain’t Getting You High: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSHMgIwt7oQ
At #1 this week is Rochelle Vincente Von K and her newest directed by world famous Hollywood director, Stephen David Brooks (of Flytrap fame). This is their second video work together as their previous, “Deal Me In,” was a massive hit. “Deal Me In” made the Official Grammy Final Selection for Song Of The Year, Best Pop Performance, Record Of The Year & Music Video Of The Year. Wow! Rochelle used to sing backup for some very awesome artists such as Dubstar and Ian Broudie (of Lightning Seeds fame). Stephen makes kick-ass videos and movies!
#1) Rochelle Vincente Von K: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsQf_KMbIGU
SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! This week’s Spotlight Artist is my other new favorite thing: The band is called Sesame and they are from Tokyo Japan! (Thanks Stossy Reid!) But wait! Are they called “Sesame” or are they actually, “The Rouges“? Who the f*ck cares? This is awesome! I LOVE this!
Go Like their Facebook: But you can’t. They don’t have a Facebook. They do Twitter, though: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idPfEuNNlWghttps://twitter.com/sesameband
SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! SESAME – NA NA LAND: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idPfEuNNlWg
Of course, if you want to hear more of this stuff, check out InterFM’s, “The Mike Rogers Show” (Every Sunday morning from 5 am ~ 7 am on InterFM 897 in Tokyo, Radio Neo 79.5 in Nagoya, and nationwide simulcast on Radiko.jp! Check it out for tons of cool new music every week!)
Well, that’s it for today. Have a great weekend!
‘Matsuchiyo – Life of a Geisha‘ will World Premiere at the 2018 Raindance Film Festival in London, England. ‘Matsuchiyo – Life of a Geisha‘ is a documentary about one of the last true geisha in Japan. From her wartime childhood to geisha apprenticeship to the glory days of a top geisha. This film illustrates the trials of the ultimate Japanese cultural enigma that is – The Life of a Geisha.
See “Matsuchiyo – Life of a Geisha” on Wed 3rd Oct 15:00 & Fri 5th Oct 17:30 at VUE Theater in Piccadilly London! Matsuchiyo folding Japanese fans will be given out by drawing to at least 50 lucky fans each night! BUY TICKETS B4 IT SELLS OUT: https://bit.ly/2LkiMxI
Here is the teaser: “Matsuchiyo – Life of a Geisha”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lr0OAB0Kmn0
At least 50 lucky fans will win a “Matsuchiyo – Life of a Geisha” folding Japanese fan each night! BUY TICKETS B4 IT SELLS OUT: https://bit.ly/2LkiMxI
“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. The DVD and Blu-Ray went on sale all across Japan on June 13, 2018! It also enjoyed its Canadian theatrical release on August 31, 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 and available on rental everywhere in Japan!
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 went on sale all across Japan on June 13, 2018! His next project, “Matsuchiyo – Life of a Geisha” will world premiere at the 2018 Raindance Film Festival in Oct.
Mike is also an Official Jury member to the 2018 Raindance Film Festival in London making him the first person ever to serve as a Jury Member from Japan in Raindance Film Festival history.
… Oh, and he likes to write about himself in the third person!
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