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 June 18, 2017!

First up is a brand new artist from Australia that was introduced to us by the current guitarist for Richie Ramone, Mr. Ronnie Simmons! Thanks Ronnie! The Band’s name is Molly & The Krells. Molly and the Krells are a Punk Rock four-some from Sydney Australia. Fans of Rancid, Blink 182 or Green Day will dig this big time! Here’s their Facebook page:

#3) Molly & The Krells – Relationshit:

Next up is a hot rockin’ trio from Berlin named Shirley Holmes. Their Facebook describes them as a, “Zwei Sängerinnen an Gitarre und Bass und ein Typ am Schlagzeug, der langsam nicht kann. Sie zündeln, bis die Hütte brennt! Kein Stuss, keine Berührungsängste – nur 100% reine Energie. Made in Berlin.” Well, that easy for you to say! Google translate (Bwa! Ha! Ha!) says: “Two singers on guitar and bass and a type on drums, which can not slowly. They fire until the hut burns! No impact, no touch – only 100% pure energy. Made in Berlin.” Go “Like” their Facebook page:

#2) Shirley Holmes – Im Affenhaus:

At #1 this week is a band that was introduced to us by Alex Kish, the madman behind “Wassup Rocker Radio.” Wassup Rocker Radio puts out an awesome mini TV show every week with really cool bands. Check out the latest version here:

Their name is Blood People and they are rumored to be opening for Metallica’s USA tour this summer. Wow! I guess that’s qualifications enough for #1! Their name is the “Blood People.” And they are five rockers from Chicago, Illinois. They describe their music as Punk Rock (?!) and “Menacing Rock Hooks that give Voluptous Pop Looks…” Chuckle. Anyway, these guys can peel paint. Remember you saw them here first (Thanks Alex Kish!) Here’s their Facebook page:

#1) Blood People – Last One Standing


Spotlight Artist! Today’s spotlight goes to a all girls trio from Osaka named “JinnyOops!” Their webpage says, “JinnyOops! is a Japanese all-female rock trio composed of Mitsuyo Ishibasi, Chihiro Ishida, and Hitomi Futenma. The band is based in Osaka and they have been playing at big stages around the world such as『SXSW (Austin)』(2010) and 『J-POP Summit Festival (San Francisco)』(2011) which attracted over 40,000 people.” 

They have a Facebook page. Go “Like” it:

Spotlight Artist! JinnyOops!/爆音ヘッドフォン (Explosive Headphones)

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 6/11/17! The Fontaines, Beck Black, Taffy (Japan) The Beverleys!

Top 3 Indies Videos 6/4/17! Bobby’s Bar (Japan), Trash Templars, Peeling, Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas!

Top 3 Indies Videos 5/28/17! The Atomics, Fiona Silver, Plastic Girl in Closet (Japan), Blaire Alise & the Bombshells!

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!



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