It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown for Oct 13, 2018! Gang! Sorry, I missed the Top 3 last week. I was in London and the internet was crap where I was staying. So, sorry about that. But we’re back today with a killer lineup of fab new tunes.

First up today is a60s Beat, Mod, Rock band from Umeå, Sweden. and they call themselves The Most. Today we feature their latest video and it rocks! This song is from the album “The Most – Auto-Destructive Art.”

Here’s their Facebook:


Next up at #2 are a Hollywood rock band called the Crazy Squeeze who were introduced to us by Hollywood party girl-extraordinaire, Asia Muka. The Crazy Squeeze have gotten some rave reviews! Art Ettinger at Razorcake Mag writes, “I don’t know if it’s appropriate to call something this sleazy a “class act,” but that’s precisely what it is.”

Here’s their Facebook:

2) The Crazy Squeeze – Let’s Go Down:

At #1 is a new band that was turned onto us by Kona Cindy! They are a trio from Los Angeles and they call themselves the Living Roomers and this is their second time on the countdown! Their bio states: “The Living Roomers started in the living room of the band’s home in the Mid City of LA in late 2017. Comprised of Tru, Lucky and Rico, the Roomers are influenced by the Beatles, the Beach Boys, the White Stripes, Joy Division and Courtney Barnett among many others.”

Here’s their Facebook:

1) The Living Roomers – SCREW YOU:–g8

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST!  This week’s Spotlight Artist is my other new favorite band! I like this band so much that this makes their 4th week in a row on our countdown! That’s a new record! The band is called Sesame and they are from Tokyo Japan! (Thanks Stossy Reid!) They will be guests on my FM radio show on 21st October, 2018! So check it out!

They don’t have a Facebook. They do Twitter, though:


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‘ will World Premiere 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.

Matsuchiyo – Life of a Geisha

See “Matsuchiyo – Life of a Geisha” on Wed 3rd Oct 15:00 & Fri 5th Oct 17:30 at VUE Theater in Piccadilly London! Matsuchiyo folding Japanese fans will be given out by drawing to at least 50 lucky fans each night! BUY TICKETS B4 IT SELLS OUT:

Here is the teaser: “Matsuchiyo – Life of a Geisha”:

At least 50 lucky fans will win a “Matsuchiyo – Life of a Geisha” folding Japanese fan each night! BUY TICKETS B4 IT SELLS OUT:


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! 

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” will world premiere at the 2018 Raindance Film Festival in Oct.

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 9/28/18! Caroline Rose, New York Junk, MISS WORLD, SESAME (Jpn)!

Top 3 Indies Videos 9/15/18! MISS WORLD, Rochelle Vincente Von K, Daisy House, Velvet Starlings, 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!

Top 3 Indies Videos 8/25/18! Reptilians From Andromeda, Bad Nerves, Sugar & Tiger!

Top 3 Indies Videos 8/18/18! Sino Hearts, Lisa Mychols, Hayley and the Crushers & the B-Girls!

Top 3 Indies Videos 8/11/18! Tony Dork, The Routes (Jpn), Tiger Bomb, Get Married.

Top 3 Indies Videos 8/4/18! Pup, Starbenders, Criminal Kids, Su Ko D Koi (Jpn)!

Top 3 Indies Videos 7/28/18! Stiff Love, Daisy House, Titty Twister (Jpn), Duke of Surl!

Top 3 Indies Videos 7/21/18! Taleen Kali, Fabulous Johnk Wray (Jpn), The Blankz, IDestroy!

Top 3 Indies Videos 7/14/18! IDestroy, The Speedways, THE MOST, CCS (Japan)!

Top 3 Indies Videos 7/7/18! Helen Love, Ill, Shonen Knife, Down & Outs, Pussy Cat & Dirty Johnsons!

Top 3 Indies Videos 6/23/18! Primetime, Asylums, The Blinders, The Stephanies!

Top 3 Indies Videos 6/16/18! The Scrags, La Luz, Down and Outs, Jett Sett (Jpn!)


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