It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown for April 7, 2018!

#1) Starting off the countdown today is…a WORLD PREMIERE! The brand new music video from our favorite punk rocks sisters: The world-famous Dog Party!

Dog Party!

Their bio says: “Dog Party! Catchy melodies, tight harmonies, fuzz pedals and big drums; what more could you possibly want in a rock and roll band? Formed in 2007 by sisters Gwennie and Lucy Giles, the duo draws influence from the classic sounds of the Ramones as well as contemporaries Ty Segall to synthesize their own unique style. Careful listeners will also notice a nod to bands like Cub and Tiger Trap, the former of Sacramento, CA lineage as well. Adding a recent tour with Swimmers to their tour credentials that already include tour dates in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, France, and across the United States. Dog Party will be hitting the road all summer, including two Southern California Burger Records showcases. The Dog Party live show owes a debt of influence to old Bikini Kill footage they both have absorbed, and also Sex Bob-omb — that’s right, the fictional band from the cult comic book series Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. They have an uncanny ability to incite nostalgic awe in older audience members while fueling the fire of frenzied dancing in the younger ones.”

I think Dog Party are, by far, one of the hottest punk acts to come out of the USA in recent years. You’ll dig this!

Here’s their Facebook:

I’ll also be giving this hot track their Japanese debut on my FM radio show tomorrow morning: So tune in! The Mike Rogers Show April 8, 2018 from 5 am ~ 7 am, on InterFM 897 in Tokyo and Radio Neo 79.5 in Nagoya. (Please come “Like” my FB page: On Twitter: #mrs897

#1) Dog Party – The Walk

At #2 is a band from Orange County near Los Angeles. Their name is Darky Dark and the Junkie Bunch. Darky Dark & the Junkie Bunch are the latest in a tradition of killer rock bands that shock ordinary fucking people out of their socks. MC5 > Sex Pistols > Dead Kennedys > Atari Teenage Riot and now Darky Dark & the Junkie Bunch! This band captures perfectly the Zeigeist of today’s USA.” Darky Dark & the Junkie Bunch are candidates for “BEST NEW PUNK BAND OF 2018!” The lyrics these guys write are just fucking awesome! I chuckled at this on in today’s song, “And when the (shit?) goes off, all the other bands will start to sound like us, and we’ll be all hipster about it…” Bwa! Ha! Ha! You’ll also laugh at the very end of the video with the funny message, “Buy our shit!” (and more!) It’s nice to hear a new intelligent band that has a sense of humor. These guys definitely have the madman ideal! I approve.

Here’s their FB page:

#2) Darky Dark and the Junkie Bunch – Swipe Right for an Impending Apocalypse

At #3 are the mighty Amyl & the Sniffers! I love this band too. They just put out an amazing press release. It says, “Amyl and The Sniffers are stoked to share their film clip for ‘Cup Of Destiny’, along with the news that they will be supporting King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard on a massive 22 date sold out tour across the USA & Canada in May/June 2018.”

Holy shit! They announced this on May 31 and six days later ALL THE SHOWS ARE SOLD OUT!!!!!????? Wow! (And where did you find this band first? Well, here. Of course!)

They have a Bandcamp if you wanna hear more:

And here is their Facebook:

#3) Amyl and The Sniffers – Cup Of Destiny

TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT ARTIST!  Today’s spotlight artists are three guys in a rock band who called themselves the Walkings from Tokyo, Japan. This band performs mostly in cool dives and live house and clubs in Shimokitazawa, near Shibuya in Tokyo. They’ve toured nationally, played Fuji Rock Festival and this year hit the big stage at a massive festival in Taiwan. These guys are happening.

Of course, the Walkings have a Facebook page:

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! The Walkings – A lot of Toiletries:

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. 

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story Japanese Trailer:

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story Foreign trailer:

… Oh, and he likes to write about himself in the third person!




Top 3 Indies Artist Videos! Mar. 31, 2018! Batz, Neatbeats (Jpn), Amyl & the Sniffers, Television Generation!

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos! Mar. 23, 2018: Upsahl, Atomic Suplex, Ginger Wildheart, Television Generation!

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos! Mar. 17, 2018: Baby Shakes, Mary’s Kid’s, Amyl & the Sniffers, Darky Dark & the Junkie Bunch!

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos! Mar. 10, 2018: Pats Pats (Jpn), Boat Show, Fur (UK), Proud City Fathers

Top 3 Indies Videos Mar. 2, 2018! Starcrawler, Peter118, Professor and the Madmen, Samehada Shiroko & Dynamite (Jpn)!

Top 3 Indies Videos Feb 24, 2018! Amyl & The Sniffers, Reckless Drifters, Baby Shakes, The 50 Kaitenz (Jpn)!

Top 3 Indies Videos Feb 17, 2018 – Melbourne, Australia Special! Amyl & the Sniffers, Dumb Punts, Parsnip, Stephanies (Jpn)!

Top 3 Indies Videos Feb 10, 2018 – Voiid, Marc Platt, Daisy House, The Stephanies (Japan)!

Top 3 Indies Videos Feb 3, 2018 – Problem Child, Rosegarden Funeral Party, Parsnip!

Top 3 Indies Videos Jan. 27, 2018 – Starcrawler, Amyl & the Sniffers, Duncan Reid, The 50 Kaitenz!

Top 3 Indies Videos Jan. 20, 2018 – Elmo Weber, Amyl & the Sniffers, Starcrawler!

Top 3 Indies 01/13/18 – Les Stores, Moody Beach, Starcrawler, Neatbeats, 50Kaitenz, Su Ko D Koi!

Top 3 Indies Videos Jan. 6, 2018 – Starcrawler, The Chats, The Cambodian Space Project!

Mike (in Tokyo) Rogers’ Top 50 Best Songs of 2017 (Music Videos!)

Top 3 Indies Videos 12/7/17 – Starcrawler, Blondie, Monsieurs, The 50 Kaitenz (Jpn)

Top 3 Indies Videos 12/01/17 – Five Fab Japanese Indies and Garage Bands!


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