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 Jan. 22, 2017!

At #3 is Pint Shot Riot. Pint Shot Riot are an indie rock band from Coventry, England. They have just completed several songs for the soundtrack of a film entitled, “The Trailer.” It’s a film about two brothers trying to break into Hollywood and they make the best movie trailer in cinematic history… One tiny problem, they are left with six dead bodies!… I hate it when that happens! Here’s their FB page:

#3) Pint Shot Riot –  ‘Starting to Fly’:

At #2 is a new artist from Los Angeles named David and the Curse. They are a new artist but I think this is at least their second time on the countdown. Figueroa Street is about the homeless in Los Angeles. Here’s the FB page for David & the Curse:

#2) David and The Curse – Figueroa Street

At #1 we have something hot off the presses. I just got this this morning and so, maybe, this is a world debut. The artist is Lola Dutronic. And here is a remake of a song that I thought was “Song of the Year” in 2012 and should have been a monster hit as I put it in the Top 3 for all of 2012! Check it out. This is hot. Here is their Facebook page:

#1) LOLA DUTRONIC Everybody Loves You When You’re Dead: The Sequel

If you want to compare this version of “Everybody Loves You When You’re Dead” to the original, here it is: 

TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Is a Tokyo-based rock band named Molice. Their Facebook page says their influences are: The Police, Pixies, The Doors and The Beastie Boys! They just released their newest album entitled “5” They have a Facebook page:


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 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.




Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Jan 22, 2017! Daphne Guinness, Kylie Hughes, Peter118, Plasticzooms (Japan)

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Jan 8, 2017! Su凸ko D凹koi, Sex Organs, Tearaways, Cabbage!凸ko-d凹koi-sex-organs-tearaways-cabbage/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Jan 1, 2017! Rews, The Tearaways, Future Babes, Su Ko D Koi (Japan)

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Dec. 18, 2016! Louise Distras, The Spitfires, Warbly Jets, Stephanies (Japan)!

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!


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