It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown. The Top 3 best Indies and Alternative Music artists for the week of Dec. 17, 2016!

First up is a girl named Louise Distras who is really turning heads in the UK and beyond. New Noise Magazine describes her as, “…the 21st century Joe Strummer who personifies punk rock spirit and renegade soul.” Today, Louise covers Green Day! She says about this fun track: “Watch me and my gang of girls pay homage to punk legends Green Day in this cover of ‘Nice Guys Finish Last’ we recorded for the Kerrang Magazine ‘American Superhits’ CD! Enjoy!” Yep. She’s got a Facebok page too. Go dig it!

#3) Louise Distras – Nice Guys Finish Last

Next up is a band that I was turned onto by the legendary Rodney Bingenheimer (Rodney on the Roq – KROQ Los Angeles.) They are 4 guys from Los Angeles named the Warbly Jets and they are hot! They say they like to make noise. I think this is kick ass rock n roll. Been playing them on my Sunday FM radio show, “WTF?” too! Check out their Facebook page

#2) Warbly Jets – Alive

At #1 is a hot new band from Watford (I guess that’s in England!) named The Spitfires. Gabbie and Chris over at The Biscuit Boys introduced me to this band and I have to say that this is one of the best finds of the year! Gabbie asked one one of his Biscuit Boys programs, “Why isn’t this band huge?” I can’t answer that. Once you hear them, you’ll think the same thing too! (you can check out Biscuit Boys broadcast times and other information here:

Here’s what people are saying about the Spitfires:

”Just about the best thing released this year” – Vive Le Rock
“A snarling proletarian polemic against the daily grind” – Classic Rock
“The fight-back from the beaten generation starts here” – Daily Mirror

Of course the Spitfires have a Facebook page

#1) The Spitfires – On My Mind

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Today’s Spotlight Artist are three girls who will be guests on my Sunday FM radio show this week WTF? (Dec. 18, 2016) and they’ll be appearing at my free New Year’s Party (See poster below). They are hot and they are called The Stephanies. They just released their debut album in September and here is the title track. Go LIKE their Facebook page too here:


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

Mike & Taro’s FREE New Year’s party! Jan 23, 2017 starting at 7 pm at Shibuya Milkyway.

2017 New Year's Party

2017 New Year’s Party

Featuring Su Ko D Koi, The Stephanies, The Pats Pats. Tons of presents and surprises too! Wanna go? It’s free but you need to reserve a ticket


Mike & Taro とパーティーしましょう!「2017!新年会!」
2017年月1月23日(月)@Shibuya Milkyway
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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 crappy but 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 and several of Japan’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 as well as Rakuten Superrr Radio’s  Power Morning everyday Mon. ~ Fri. 6 am ~ 10 am. As well as Rakuten Superrr Radio’s Power Evening Mon. ~ Fri. 5 pm ~ 8 pm. And His life’s dream is “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 Oct. 2017.

Oh, and Mike drinks too much.




Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Dec. 11, 2016! Ginger Wildheart & Ryan Hamilton, The Stompin’ Riff Raffs (Japan), Pale Honey, Family Friends!

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Nov. 27, 2016! Flyying Colours! The Regrettes, The Future Babes, Twinkle Twinkles (Japan)!

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Nov. 19, 2016! Garage Rockin’ Craze (Japan)! Spitfires! Orwells! Maddy Jane!

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Nov. 12, 2016! Suzy Blu, Candy Ditches (Japan), RPMs, Seth Bogart!

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Oct. 29, 2016! Love Zombies, Louise Distras, NØISE, Shonen Knife!

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Oct. 22, 2016! The Shit, Honeyblood, Black Honey, Spam69 (Japan)

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Oct. 15, 2016! Chris Catalyst, Suzy Blu, Garbage, Su Ko D Koi (Japan)

Top 3 Videos for Oct. 2, 2016! Dwarf! Sandinistas! Pats Pats (Japan), The Coathangers!

Top 3 Videos for Sept. 24, 2016! The Rock N Roll Summit 2016 at Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan!

Top 3 Videos for Sept. 17, 2016! Dog Party, Kinoko Hotel (Japan) Lovely Eggs, Peach Kelli Pop!

Top 3 Videos for Sept. 3, 2016! Big Jesus, Suzy Blu, Peach Kelli Pop, The Mackshow (Japan)!

Top 3 Videos for Aug. 27, 2016! Hands Off Gretel, Death Valley Girls, Stephanies (Japan), Summer Twins!

Top 3 Videos for Aug. 13, 2016! Black Honey, Mirror Trap, Spam 69 (Japan), Rock ‘n’ Roll Monkey & the Robots!

Top 3 Videos for Aug. 6, 2016! The Whereabouts, Guitarwolf, Mirror Trap, Dog Party!


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