We’re back to the Top 3, er, Top 4 videos for December 14, 2018!

At#4 this week is my newest favorite thing and they are called, Sesame! Sesame will be filling the halls at our “The Mike Rogers Show” New Year’s Party on Jan. 7, 2018 along with Spam69 and the Pats Pats. Tickets are going fast (if there are still some left, so go get one now!) Go check here and then go to Jan. 7! http://www.shibuyamilkyway.com/new/SCHEDULE/

Today’s #4 is Sesame! Sesame are a four piece hot new Brit-Pop style rock band from Japan! They don’t have a Facebook page, but they do have a twitter account: https://twitter.com/sesameband

This band is awesome!

#4) SESAME // NATURAL BORN LOVE KILLERS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5LqebMaXWA

Next up from Jolly Old England is Peter118‘s newest track! Peter 118’s bio says they are: “Peter118: a new punk artist with a positive message of hope.”
“Money, Lies” comes in at #4! 

#3) Peter118 – Money, Lies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmCq0w0kNLo

At #2 comes in Kyushu Japan’s favorite homegrown band, the Routes! The Routes are getting airplay all over the world and also on my dear friend’s Rodney Bingenheimer’s show on Sirius Radio! Check it!

The Routes claim to fame is: “No gimmick, no bullshit… Stomp’n’Grind Garage Rock, Garage Punk, Surf, Rhythm and Blues, Psych… Whatever the hell WE want to hear!” This particular video was directed by M.J. DiRocco!

#2) The Routes – Driving Around in Circles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CH6WfVZ4tCE

And finally, this week’s #1 is Louise Distras! The Guardian Newspaper in the UK says: “Putting punk and protest back into the mainstream.” She’s from London and here is her newest smash hit!

Here’s her Facebook too: https://www.facebook.com/louisedistras/

#1) Louise Distras – Street Revolution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6bvU4TS6F0

Hey! If you want tickets for the New Year’s Party (It’s free but tickets are going fast!): Go reserve them here (Jan. 7, 2019!):  The Mike Rogers Show の新年会?2019年1月7日!やりましょうか?出演バンド: The Pats Pats, Spam69, Sesame! チケットの予約: http://www.shibuyamilkyway.com/new/SCHEDULE/

2019 New Years Party!

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 Radiko.jp! 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‘ World Premiered 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.

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! 

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story

Here’s the movie trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxwJ4AfzOwM

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 Radiko.jp (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” world premiered at the 2018 Raindance Film Festival in Oct. 2018.

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!




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