It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown for June 16, 2018! First up is a Swedish Garage Punk band from Stockholm named The Scrags. Their new album ‘Anything’ just came out. This demands to be played loud.
Of course, they have a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thescrags/
#3) The Scrags – Never Looking Back https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDTja8iX-Pg
At number two is a band from Seattle, Washington and they are called, La Luz. La Luz call their sound “Surf, Doo Wop” and I think it’s fab. It reminds me of music that you’d hear in a David Lynch movie so that’s fine by me! They are currently touring with Summer Twins (I wish I could go see one of those shows!)
Here is their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/laluzusa/
#2) La Luz – “Mean Dream” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oETEFW1g-hs
At #1 this week is a band that was introduced to us by the legendary DJ/Blogger extraordinaire, Mick Fletcher of “Just Some Punk Songs.” and the band’s name is the “Down and Outs.” The Down and Outs are a straight-ahead punk unit from Liverpool. And guess what? They are touring Japan next month (July 2018). Get more information at their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Down-And-Outs-100972913255/
I’m going to debut these boys on FM radio Japan tomorrow morning on my radio show in Japan, The Mike Rogers Show every Sunday morning… (Mike Rogers Show – every Sunday from 5 am ~ 7 am. You can listen live on InterFM 897 in Tokyo, Radio Neo 79.5 in Nagoya or nationally broadcast (and On-Demand) on radiko.jp).
#1) Down and Outs – What Did You Do in the Culture Wars https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKoYG7iiXfs
SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Today’s spotlight goes to a local Japanese band from Tokyo called Jett Sett! The cite their musical influences as: Iggy Pop, Destroy All Monsters, Blondie, etc. and the describe their other influences as: “Japanese Bad Boy & Bad Girl Culture.” Cool! This band is fantastic!
Yeah they have a Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JETT-SETT-197521313611694/
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 on June 13, 2018!
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 go on sale all across Japan on June 13, 2018!
Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story Japanese Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxwJ4AfzOwM&t
Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story Foreign trailer: https://vimeo.com/210533272)
… Oh, and he likes to write about himself in the third person!
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