It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown for Aug. 4, 2018!
Starting us off today is is a punk rock band from Ontario, Canada and their name is PUP. We got turned onto this fab band by world-famous DJ Andrew Nordfelt of PoDunkRadio.com.
Pup says they like “Rap karaoke. Wendy’s. Mid-summer tobogganing.” This particular video is a quite entertaining music video/rockmentary about the death of a loved one: his car. I think you’ll laugh. I certainly did.
Yeah, of course they have a Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/puptheband/
#3) PUP – MABU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fwd-gwrAiVE
At #2 is a punk band from the Southside of Chicago who call themselves, Criminal Kids. These bad boys say they are, “With nasty riffs and an attitude problem.”
Turn this one up.
Here’s their Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CriminalKids/
#2) Criminal Kids – “Takin’ It Back” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-7VZivNkP0
This week at #1 is a hot new rock band from Atlanta, Georgia that has been getting airplay on my FM radio show on InterFM, “The Mike Rogers Show” and will again tomorrow morning. They are called, Starbender! Starbender’s bio says, “Hailing from Atlanta, GA, StarBenders are a half-way home for the misunderstood. Front-woman, Kimi Shelter and her gang have concocted a perfect alchemic blend of androgynous rock and roll power with “stuck in your brain” pop melodies. Imagine David Bowie playing 7 minutes in heaven with Debbie Harry.”
Oh! And rumor has it that Starbenders are coming to Japan in October for a few shows! Be there and see them at an initimate club before they become super famous and then start playing football field sized festivals! Starbenders at a Tokyo Live House in October? The show of the year! Stay tuned for more detals as they become available!!!!
Here’s their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/starbenders/
#1) Starbenders – Downtown (Live) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0_mbmeqUpE
SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Today’s spotlight goes to a girl’s punk band that I think just might be one of the best new girl’s punk band in Japan! They are Su凸ko D凹koi! How does one pronounce that? I don’t know, just try this: Su Ko D Koi! This band has been on our countdown a dozen times, maybe more! This is their brand new single. Of course, this hot track will get its world FM radio debut tomorrow morning on InterFM’s, “The Mike Rogers Show” (Every Sunday morning from 5 am ~ 7 am on InterFM 897 in Tokyo, Radio Neo 79.5 in Nagoya, and nationwide simulcast on Radiko.jp! Check it out for tons of cool new music every week!)
Here’s their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ssttddkk/
SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Su凸ko D凹koi (すっとこどっこい) Yuuto: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RB6GyzQNM-4
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!
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