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Top 3 Indies Videos 01/04/19! Ming City Rockers, Pats Pats (Jpn), Amyl & the Sniffers, King Cornelius & The Silverbacks, BURST GIRL (Jpn)

Happy New Year!

Welcome back to this week’s Top 3 videos for Jan. 4, 2019, the first week of 2019! 

Today’s show starts off with a band called Burst Girl.

This is a hard one to call, as it seems an “Idol” group that does punk music! Is this good/bad? Well, I’ll let you check it out and YOU DECIDE! But, give them a listen and give them a chance. This band might become big!  Their name is BURST GIRL. (One thing kinda weird about this… They are drinking soft drinks, but smoking cigarettes like crazy! Besides that, some of the scenes are, well, a bit shocking to say the least for an Idol group’s video! Scene’s of slashing their wrists, bleeding, and the final verse: “Fuck you! Fuck you! I love you!”)

Here’s their Facebook page:

#4) BURST GIRL – Nancy:

Next up is the Ming City Rockers. Their bio states that the “Ming City Rockers hail from the place so bad they put it next to Grimsby. It’s not that time forgot it; time never knew it was there. Huw Stephens of Radio 1 recently said “Ming City R*ckers are the best rock ‘n’ roll band ever to come out of Immingham” and he could well be right. There’s 4 of them. They like 3 chords. 2 they like better. What’s wrong with this world can be put right with Ming City R*ckers. It’s a revolution, it’s a revolution of what we’ve become, it’s all it takes to make things right. Ming City R*ckers Riot Rock Ruination.”

Here’s their Homepage:

#3) Ming City Rockers- All I Wanna Do Is Waste My Time With You:

At #2 this week is a band we’ve been following for a few year years, it’s Amyl and the Sniffers! Amyl will be touring the USA again this year in March and they are breaking big time! Amyl & the Sniffers are a Rock n Roll, Pub punk band from Melbourne, Australia! If you liked X-Ray Specs, The Runaways and the Ramones, this band is for you! This band is wild!

Here’s their Facebook page:

#2) Amyl and the Sniffers – I’m Not A Loser:

At #1 this week is a surprise new artist from Australia named King Cornelius and The Silverbacks. Their debut album is a conceptual album that features songs all about apes! I think this is the best conceptual (dare I say, “Punk”?) album since the original DEVO album! Great song writing and FAB musicianship!

Here’s their Facebook page:

#1) King Cornelius and The Silverbacks – Only Ape In Space:

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST!  This week’s Spotlight Artist is an artist that will appear at my New Year’s Party on Jan. 7, 2018 (Monday) along with Spam69 and FRSKID (ex.SESAME) !‏ Get your tickets now! (They are free (+¥1000 for 2 drinks!) At Shibuya Milky Way! Be there!

Today we will feature The Pats Pats. These girls are hot!

Here’s the Twitter page for The Pats Pats:


Hey! If you want tickets for the New Year’s Party (It’s free but tickets are going fast!): Go reserve them here (Jan. 7, 2019!):  The Mike Rogers Show の新年会?2019年1月7日!やりましょうか?出演バンド: The Pats Pats, Spam69, Sesame! チケットの予約:

2019 New Years Party!

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‘ World Premiered 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.

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! 

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story

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” world premiered at the 2018 Raindance Film Festival in Oct. 2018.

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 12/29/18! Psycrons (Jpn), Gretchen’s Wheel, Messer Chups, Spam69 (Jpn)!

Top 3 Indies Videos 11/24/18! Skating Polly, Juanita Banana, The Pats Pats (Jpn), King Cornelius & The Silverbacks!

Top 3 Indies Videos 11/17/18! Pip Blom. Kate Sikora, SESAME (Jpn), Asylums!

Top 3 Indies Videos 11/09/18! Jagger Holly, Moler, The Professionals!

Top 3 Indies Videos 11/03/18! Tommy & The Commies, Brower, Touts, Spam69 (Jpn)!

Top 3 Indies Videos 10/27/18! Straight Arrows, BEECHWOOD, Rosegarden Funeral Party, THE PATS PATS (Jpn!)

Top 3 Indies Videos 10/20/18! The Number Ones, Jacob Reese Thornton, Miss World, Sesame!

Top 3 Indies Videos 9/28/18! Caroline Rose, New York Junk, MISS WORLD, 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!



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