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 Mar. 18, 2017!

Starting us off today are a band that were introduced to us by, Shuichi Masaki, the drummer of a cool rock group named Titty Twister. Thanks Shuichi san!

This band is from Fukuoka Japan named The Goggles! OK! This is funny! This is cool! Who are the Goggles? Well, imagine if The Beatles and The Rutles got into a car accident in Japan… That’s it! I always enjoy a band that has a sense of humor and The Goggles have that for sure!

Here’s the hilarious photo banner from their Facebook page. Go “Like” it!

The Goggles (Japanese band)

#3) The Goggles – Twitt and Chatt

At #2 this week is the Japanese girl duet who showed up on the “Japanese Girl Bands That Matter in 2017” list, The Pats Pats from Tokyo! Akiko and Midori have just released a new record (it’s GREAT) and here is a new video for their latest! Go Like their Facebook page:

#2) THE PATS PATS  – Make up!

At #1 this week is another Tokyo girls group and this is the title track from their newest EP that was sold out all over Japan, Su Ko D Koi! They are having a big show on Friday April 21 at Shimokitazawa Shelter! Be there!

I gather that the drawings and animations for this video were made by the lead singer of Su Ko D Koi, Hanako san. Cool! There’s more information at the link above and then at their Facebook page too!

#1) Su Ko D Koi – Sexless Pistols

TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Today’s Spotlight Artist was introduced to us by the lead vocalist and guitarist, Christopher Jack of the MIGHTY band, The Routes! The Routes have a page over at Reverbnation here:

Christopher tells me he has found a hot new act and wants to share it with the world. They are called “The Swamps.” The Swamps are a trio who are on the Groovie Records label. Check out their Facebook page here:

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! The Swamps – Love Me Baby

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 his just completed full-length motion picture, Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Storywhich will be released by a major Japanese motion picture company and in theaters all across Japan in Autumn 2017. (See trailer here:




Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Mar. 11, 2017! Theee Bat (Japan), Middle Kids, Honeychain!

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Mar. 4, 2017! Baby Shakes, TsuShiMaMire (Japan), The Coathangers, Hands Off Gretel!

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Feb 26, 2017! Neatbeats (Japan), Lemon Twigs, Faz Waltz, Honeychain!

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Feb 19, 2017! Sex Organs, LA Velvet, Molice (Japan), Honeyblood!

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Feb 12, 2017! The Coathangers, The Regrettes, The Routes & Luby Sparks (Japan),

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Feb 5, 2017! Baby Shakes, Su Ko D Koi (Japan), Bleached, Daphne Guinness!

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Jan 29, 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)



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