It’s Top 3 Video time! The best of the Top 3 videos for May 21, 2016! Welcome friends!

First up is a punk band from Switzerland. This girl looks familiar to me, could she be a member of the Jackets? Yes! She is. Her name is Jack Torera! Her real name is Jackie Brutsche. And, wow! Does she ever have a lot of cool projects going on. About the Jackets (who have been on our countdown before) Wiki says: “The Jackets have electrified concert-goers in every major city in Switzerland and have also played or toured in Italy, France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Spain, Portugal and Great Britain sharing the stage with bands like The Monsters and The Sonics. Wow! Go Like their FB page:

#3) Jack Torera – Die Welt geht HOPS DI HOPS

Next up is a 4-piece outfit from Brroklyn, New York that describes themselves as a “Indie rock, post-punk revival, garage rock, art punk band.” Their name is Parquet Courts, but are also known as Parkay Quarts. They formed in 2010. Here’s their unofficial FB page:

#2) Parquet Courts – Berlin Got Blurry

At #1 is Wendy James! Many will remember Wendy James from the band Transvision Vamp… But now, she’s back and her new record has tunes that are hotter than ever! I spoke to Wendy’s publicist (Andrea Lynch who sent this music to our attention! Thanks Andrea!) the other day and she was speaking to Wendy on the other phone. Wendy says “Hi! Japan!” Japan loves you too, Wendy James! Here is her FB page, go Like it!

#1) Wendy James – Bad Intentions and a Bit of Cruelty

Today’s Spotlight Artist! Today’s spotlight artist are the Routes from Oita prefecture in Kyushu, Japan… What??? Yeah. I know. How did that happen? Oita is as far away from the happening scene in Japan as you can get. How is it that one of Japan’s most happening bands got stuck down there? Leader, Christopher Jack (British ex-pat) formed The Routes in 2005 with an endless stream of changing members. Their 5th album coming out soon. Here is their FB page:

Today’s Spotlight Artist! The Routes – Meant To Be

Tomorrow morning, May 22, 2016, Christopher Jack of the Routes will be a guest on my radio show, “WTF?” (What the Funday?) on InterFM 897. Show runs from 8 am ~ 11 and we play only cool music. Christopher will be one from about 10:30 am. Here is my radio show’s FB page (PLEASE go LIKE it):

Here is the radio show’s webpage:

And here is a freebie from the Routes album released last year: The Routes – Day and Night

Well, that’s it for today! See you next week!!!!!  – Mike (in Tokyo) Rogers (Please come Like my FB page! Thankx!)




Top 3 Videos for May 14, 2016! The Mirror Trap! Shonen Knife, Lucy’s Crown, Peter118!

Top 3 Videos for April 30, 2016! Mitski, Skating Polly, Palaye Royale, Japan’s own Molice!

Top 3 Videos for April 23, 2016! Frankie Cosmos, Bleached, Dog Party and Japan’s Count Phantom!

Top 3 Videos for April 17, 2016! Japanese Punk Bands! The Privates, Moja, Su Ko D Koi, The Soap!

Top 3 Videos for April 9, 2016! Doll Skin, Rews, Ginger Wildheart, Japan’s own The Privates!

Top 3 Videos for April 3, 2016! The Mirror Trap, Taymir, Pom Poms, Japan’s Thunderroads!

Top 3 Videos for Mar. 26, 2016! Reverend Horton Heat, Dog Party, Aquadolls, Walkings from Japan!

Top 3 Videos for Mar. 19, 2016! Purple, Pom Poms, Taymir and Wotzit from Japan!!

Top 3 Videos for Mar. 12, 2016! HINDS, Lola Dutronic, Rews, Japan’s TADZIO!

Top 3 Videos for Mar. 3, 2016! The Mirror Trap, The Love Me Nots, The Jacques, Eddie Legend Story!



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