It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown for July 21, 2018!
Starting us off today is an artist from Los Angeles that Alex Kish from the Mighty Wassup Rocker Radio Show turns us onto, Taleen Kali! For me, in a nutshell, Taleen Kali is kind of like a Pop Siouxsie and the Banshees (sort of). Taleen Kali plays cosmic femme punk in Los Angeles. I LOVE THIS!!!! This is one of the most exciting new acts I’ve seen in 2018!!!! It’s FAB!
Here’s her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/taleenkalimusic/
#3) TALEEN KALI – Half Lie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zo7mRPcW__o
At #2 is yet another band sent by Alex Kish at the Wassup Rocker Radio Show! It’s a band from Phoenix, Arizona named, The Blankz. Their bio states: “The Blankz exist to turn your earholes into a pogo pit of glorious sonic orgasms. Formed in 2017, Phoenix’s weirdo pop loyalists put the punk rock into de-evolutionary overdrive…The Blankz take no shit, no prisoners, and no one gets away without a mark.”
The Blankz turn us onto some cool Pop Punk with “White Baby” which I hear is a true story on the life of their lead singer.
Here’s their Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theblankzband/
#2) The Blankz – White Baby: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdBY7uztSBs
At #1 this week is a new band that we introduced on last week’s countdown and has been getting a GREAT reaction on my FM radio show, 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).
The band’s name is IDestroy! The group is from Bristol, United Kingdom! Look at these awesome review the ladies have been getting:
“If you like your rock’n’roll short, sharp and spiky, then Bristol grrrl rockers IDestroy might just be your favourite new band. They snap, they crackle, they pop, and they wear studded leather jackets with a feisty punk sneer.” – Classic Rock Magazine
“Pure Joy of Life” should propel them into the next level – radio, TV, festivals and stardom.” – Louder Than War
Of course, they have a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Idestroyband/
#1) IDestroy – Vanity Loves Me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6Wlsf2_WQQ
SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Today’s spotlight goes to a guy in Japan (Tokyo, I’d guess, but I don’t know.) His name is the Fabulous Johnk Wray. I stumbled upon this and thought, “This is so definitive Japanese Rock n Roll that this guy should be famous!” So, I thought I’d spotlight him today. Like I said, I don’t know anything about this guy excepting he’s got the look, the madman idea, and he must be crazy! Cool!
His bio says: “Wild! Trash! Cult Garage Rocker!!” Is there any more information that you’d need?
Yeah, the Fabulous Johnk Wray has a Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Fabulous-JOHNK-WRAY-163830124184991/
SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Ace Of Spades (Link Wray) by the Fabulous Johnk Wray: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlvaq31Z3VM
The Fabulous Johnk Wray!!! Is that cool or what????
Well, that’s it for today. Have a great weekend!
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 went on sale all across Japan on June 13, 2018!
Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxwJ4AfzOwM&t
… Oh, and he likes to write about himself in the third person!
PAST ISSUES OF THE TOP 3 VIDEOS:
Top 3 Indies Videos 7/14/18! IDestroy, The Speedways, THE MOST, CCS (Japan)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-7-14-18-idestroy-the-speedways-the-most-ccs-japan/
Top 3 Indies Videos 7/7/18! Helen Love, Ill, Shonen Knife, Down & Outs, Pussy Cat & Dirty Johnsons! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-7-7-18-helen-love-ill-shonen-knife-pussy-cat-dirty-johnsons/
Top 3 Indies Videos 6/23/18! Primetime, Asylums, The Blinders, The Stephanies! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-6-23-18-primetime-asylums-the-blinders-the-stephanies/
Top 3 Indies Videos 6/16/18! The Scrags, La Luz, Down and Outs, Jett Sett (Jpn!) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-6-16-18-the-scrags-la-luz-down-and-outs-jett-sett-jpn/
Top 3 Indies Videos 5/26/18! Surfborts, Rangsteen (Jpn), Daisy House, Starcrawler! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-5-26-18-surfborts-rangsteen-jpn-daisy-house-starcrawler/
Top 3 Indies Videos 5/26/18! VOIID, Jett Sett (Jpn), honeychain, Slowcoaches. robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-5-26-18-voiid-jett-sett-jpn-honeychain-slowcoaches/
Top 3 Indies Videos 5/19/18! The Soapgirls, Jail Guitar Doors (Jpn), Honeychain, Dumbleachers! http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-5-19-18-the-soapgirls-jail-guitar-doors-jpn-honeychain-dumbleachers/
Top 3 Indies Videos 5/12/18! Touts, Firestarter (Jpn), Rews, Zero Boys! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-5-12-18-touts-firestarter-jpn-rews-zero-boys/
Top 3 Indies Videos 5/05/18! Crazy & The Brains, Brigitte Handley, Girls In Synthesis, Pen Friend Club (Jpn)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-5-05-18-crazy-the-brains-brigitte-handley-girls-in-synthesis-pen-friend-club-jpn/
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