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Top 3 Videos 9/9/17! The 50 Kaitenz (Jpn), Lisa Mychols, The Sold! & Bones!, Ya Freshness!

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown of the Top 3 best Indies and Alternative Music artists for the week of Sept 9, 2017!

First up is Lisa Mychols with her latest song that there would be no way to find – because even the great I (Mike Rogers) do not know what the official name of this band – so you are in for a treat!  All Music says: “Lisa Mychols made an impressive splash on the Los Angeles pop underground of the 1990s, especially with her band the Masticators. Once the new millennium had dawned and that vibrant musical community had begun to emerge aboveground, Mychols had developed into one of its most accomplished songwriters, taking an obsession with the 1960s and 1970s AM dial and updating the sound for a new generation of pop/rock addicts.”

Sure, she has a FB page:

#3) Lisa Mychols – You’re Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone

At #2 is a song introduced to me by some guys who are running one of the best radio shows in the entire world – against all odds: Gabbie Cabbie and Chris Browne (Check out their show here: The Biscuit Boys introduce us to one of the coolest tracks of the year! Ya Freshness and “This is England!”

I LOVE THIS TRACK!!!! Check out more with Gabbie and Chris at SRB radio worldwide!

#2) Ya Freshness – This is England

This week’s #1 is the mighty Sold! And Bones. Another unnamed-famous-DJ-friend of mine told me that he likedThe Sold! And Bones, “Much better than Rancid!” Blashphemy!!!! Actually LOTS of fans in Japan are saying the same thing! And who am I to argue?

Here’s their Facebook page, don’t be stupid, go “Like” it NOW!

#1) The Sold! And Bones – I’m Right, You’re Wrong (Official Video)

Spotlight Artist!  Today’s spotlight are another band that appears in “Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story.”  They are the mighty “50 Kaitenz.” One of the most fun and entertaining concerts I have ever seen in my life and I’ve seen a lot of concerts. Danny, the lead singer of the 50 Kaitenz is starring in Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story.

I love the 50 Kaitenz. Many years ago, I saw them the first time and thought, “This is Japan’s best rock n roll band!!” They are fucking funny, they rock and they are cool! The 50 Kaitenz are destined to become one of Japan’s most famous bands of all time. If you get a chance to see these guys, you HAVE to go. (Oh, and I’m going to make one of their next videos and rumor has it they have a new record/CD coming out!!!!!!)

Here’s the 50 Kaitenz Facebook page:

Spotlight Artist! The 50 Kaitenz  – Killer:

And speaking of Ghostroads! Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story hits theaters in Japan on Sept. 30, 2017. AND we’ve been selected by Raindance Film Festival in London. Raindance has been ranked as one of the “Top 10 Most Prestigious Film Festivals in the World.

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story will world premiere in London on Sept. 25 and once again on Sept. 28 at Vue West End (Leicester Square) (3 Cranbourn Street, WC2H 7 London, United Kingdom) Tickets are available here: 

The Japan premiere is Sept 30, 2017. You can find details here:


The Japanese trailer just came out! (It has English subtitles!) Check it! Oh, and we have a really cool webpage:

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 Story”which will be released by a major Japanese motion picture company and in theaters all across Japan in Autumn 2017.

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story Japanese Trailer:

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story Foreign trailer:

… Oh, and he likes to write about himself in the third person!)




Top 3 Videos 9/2/17! Twinkles, Neatbeats, Peter118, Mr. Diagonal!

Top 3 Videos 8/25/17! The Neatbeats, Darts, Estrons, Honeychain, Creepshow, Homeless Gospel Choir!

Top 3 Videos 8/18/17! Amyl & the Sniffers, Aimee Lay, Holy Moly & The Crackers, The Soap (Jpn)

Top 3 Videos 8/11/17! Amyl & The Sniffers, Spam69 (Jpn!), Draggs, Cosmic Psychos!–draggs-cosmic-psychos/

Top 3 Videos 8/5/17! Kilo Tango, Cat Lundy, Amyl & the Sniffers, Lucy Gucy, The 50 Kaitenz (Jpn!)

Top 3 Indies Videos August 2, 2017! The Twinkles, The Shanghais, Daisy House, Thee 50s Highteens (Jpn)!–jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos 7/29/17! Fiona Silver, Sloan Peterson, Shitkid, Shit Girlfriend!–tacocat-polo-pan-daisuke-takase-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos 7/16/17! Bombón, Dubmatix King, The Van T’s, N’shukugawa Boys (Japan)

Top 3 Indies Videos 7/9/17! Pats Pats (Jpn), Pale Lips, Flemmings & Peeling!

Top 3 Indies Videos 7/1/17! Vile Assembly, Wolf Girl, Taffy (Jpn), Mutation, The Darling Buds, Bonsai Kitten!

Top 3 Indies Videos 6/25/17! The Shit! The Goggles (Jpn)! The Bopp! Ice Cold Slush!

Top 3 Indies Videos 6/18/17! Molly & The Krells, Shirley Holmes, JinnyOops (Jpn), Blood People!

Top 3 Indies Videos 6/11/17! The Fontaines, Beck Black, Taffy (Japan) The Beverleys!



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