It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown for Sept. 28, 2018!

First up today is a New York band aptly named “New York Junk”! They list their influences as: “Velvet Underground, Lou Reed, Etta James, New York Dolls, Iggy, Early Stones, the Sonics, Johnny Thunders, Dion, The Shangri-Las, The Blues!” Rumor has it that former B-Girl Cynthia Ross of the legendary Toronto girls punk band, The B-Girls, is the mastermind behind this chaos.

Here’s their Facebook:

#3) New York Junk – 7 Train:

t #2 is Miss World. The VPME writes: “Miss World is the new musical project of London/Toronto based artist Natalie Chahal (half of Shit Girlfriend alongside Laura-Mary Carter) who combines sugar sweet vocals with biting wit and a brattish punk pop sensibility…Miss World is set to make its live debut at PNKSLM’s annual Slime Ball weekender at The Old Blue Last in London on September 29, playing alongside label mates HOLY, Holiday Ghosts, Beachtape and Lucern Raze (info here).”

Here’s the Facebook page of Miss World:


And at #1 is the newest from Caroline Rose. Caroline Rose told Consequence of Sound about this latest work: “It’s my riot grrl feminist surf punk anthem. It’s about so many things, but mostly about being female-identifying in the entertainment industry and the standard we’re supposed to live up to. This one’s best listened to with middle fingers up.”

Here’s her Facebook:

#1) Caroline Rose – Bikini:

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST!  This week’s Spotlight Artist is my other new favorite band! The band is called Sesame and they are from Tokyo Japan! (Thanks Stossy Reid!) They will be guests on my FM radio show on 21st October, 2018! So check it out!

They don’t have a Facebook. They do Twitter, though:


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! 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.

Matsuchiyo – 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:

Here is the teaser: “Matsuchiyo – Life of a Geisha”:

At least 50 lucky fans will win a “Matsuchiyo – Life of a Geisha” folding Japanese fan each night! BUY TICKETS B4 IT SELLS OUT:


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:

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 (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!




Top 3 Indies Videos 9/15/18! MISS WORLD, Rochelle Vincente Von K, Daisy House, Velvet Starlings, SESAME (Jpn)!

Top 3 Indies Videos 9/8/18! Sloks, Monsieur Blumenberg, Pink Slips, Down & Outs!

Top 3 Indies Videos 9/01/18! Living Roomers, Pato Fu, The B-Girls, Sugar and Tiger!

Top 3 Indies Videos 8/25/18! Reptilians From Andromeda, Bad Nerves, Sugar & Tiger!

Top 3 Indies Videos 8/18/18! Sino Hearts, Lisa Mychols, Hayley and the Crushers & the B-Girls!

Top 3 Indies Videos 8/11/18! Tony Dork, The Routes (Jpn), Tiger Bomb, Get Married.

Top 3 Indies Videos 8/4/18! Pup, Starbenders, Criminal Kids, Su Ko D Koi (Jpn)!

Top 3 Indies Videos 7/28/18! Stiff Love, Daisy House, Titty Twister (Jpn), Duke of Surl!

Top 3 Indies Videos 7/21/18! Taleen Kali, Fabulous Johnk Wray (Jpn), The Blankz, IDestroy!

Top 3 Indies Videos 7/14/18! IDestroy, The Speedways, THE MOST, CCS (Japan)!

Top 3 Indies Videos 7/7/18! Helen Love, Ill, Shonen Knife, Down & Outs, Pussy Cat & Dirty Johnsons!

Top 3 Indies Videos 6/23/18! Primetime, Asylums, The Blinders, The Stephanies!

Top 3 Indies Videos 6/16/18! The Scrags, La Luz, Down and Outs, Jett Sett (Jpn!)


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