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 May 28, 2017!

First off are three babes and a guy who were introduced to us by Kona Cindy, the curator to the stars. They are from Los Angeles and they are known as the Atomics. Get this; they are brothers and sisters – or so it would seem. They got a great write up in V Magazine. I’ve been playing this on WTF? (Every Sunday morning from 8 ~ 10 on InterFM 897) every week recently. This song is hot! Here’s their Facebook page:

3) The Atomics – Voulez Vous

At #2 on today’s chart is an artist that debuted on our May 14th, 2017 chart: Blaire Alise & the Bombshells. They are a “60s Garage Pop,” and “Girl group inspired rock n’ roll with a sucker punch of garage rock!” This is hot. Look for lots from them in the coming weeks. This is the new sound of Detroit Garage Pop! They have a cool Facebook page too:

2) Blaire Alise & the Bombshells – Telemono

And at this week’s #1 is yet another artist brought to us by Kona Cindy! Her name is Fiona Silver! Fiona hails from East Village in New York and is getting rave reviews! She was also nominated for GO! Magazine’s Nightlife Award for Best Performer! Wow! Need to know more? Today’s #1 tune is from her album, “Little Thunder.” Check her Facebook page:

1) Fiona Silver – Take Me Down

Spotlight Artist! Today’s spotlight goes to a trio from Iwate (That’s way up north by Hokkaido – Japan’s northernmost island) and they were introduced to us by my friend Satoshi Miyaki. The band’s name is Plastic Girl in Closet. Their music is a sort of Shoe-gazer type but they describe themselves as “J-pop, Indiepop, Guitarpop.” I think it is fab. Here’s their Facebook page:

Spotlight Artist! PLASTIC GIRL IN CLOSET – Pretty Little Bag

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 (some real losers, too!) and several of Tokyo’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 . 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:… Oh, and he likes to write about himself in the third person!)




Top 3 Indies Videos 5/21/17! Moja (Japan), Baby Shakes, Sloan Peterson, Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas!

Top 3 Indies Videos 5/14/17! Blaire Alise & the Bombshells, Lisa Mychols, Pats Pats (Japan), Single By Sunday

Top 3 Indies Videos 5/07/17!

Top 3 Indies Videos 4/30/17! No Girlfriends, pinksideofthemoon, Lisa Mychols, Bo-Peep!

Top 3 Indies Videos 4/23/17! Daphne Guinness, Potty Mouth, Femmepop, Hands Off Gretel!

Top 3 Indies Videos 4/16/17! Warbly Jets, Baby Shakes, Samehada Shiroko & Dynamite, Ryan Hamilton & the Traitors!

Top 3 Indies Music Videos 4/9/17! Miss Derringer, 222, Glam Skanks, Yanagiya Mutsumi&The Ratbones (Japan)

Top 3 Indies Music Videos 4/2/17! Lisa Mychols, The Routes, Circe Link, Su Ko D Koi!

Top 3 Indies Music Videos 3/25/17! The Stephanies, Kolars, Bonsai Kitten, Fazerdaze!

Top 3 Indies Music Videos 3/18/17! Japanese Bands! The Swamps, Pats Pats, Su Ko D Koi, The Goggles!

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!


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