It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown for Feb 3, 2018!

First up is a band introduced to us by punk star, Peter118 (Check out their latest video: “Wasting” here: Thanks, Peter! Just Some Punk Songs writes: “Problem Child are a new English working class punk band from Stoke On Trent who feature amongst their ranks Wolf Bites Boy drummer Paul Hankey. They’re a trio and the line up is rounded out by Live Wires’ vocalist & rhythm guitarist John Barks and ex Dom Morgan bassist Tom Mollatt.” 

These guys kind of remind me of the Buzzcocks… That’s good. Here’s their Facebook Page:

#3) Problem Child – Your Mother Would Be Proud

At #2 is “Everybody’s New Favorite Band!” They are 4 girls named, “Parsnip.” Here is their Soundcloud page. It says, “Health is the first single from everybody’s new favourite band Parsnip. The track is lifted from their debut self-titled 7., which will be out November 10th on Anti Fade, just in time for a national tour of Australia as part of Gizzfest. Parsnip are four girls from Melbourne whom have only been around for a year, but have certainly kept themselves busy during that time, playing plenty of great shows in Melbourne, as well as the rest of Australia on many stellar lineups.”

Go check their Soundcloud page. Here is their Facebook page.

#2)  Parsnip – Health

At this week’s #1 is a female-fronted act from Dallas, Texas named, Rosegarden Funeral Party. Their webpage says: “Inspired by everything from the underground garage’s of the 1960’s, to the Dark Wave, New Wave, Goth, and New Romantic movement’s of the 1980’s, to the shoegazers of the 1990’s, Rosegarden Funeral Party is a band that is as tastefully derivative, yet unique as it’s band name.” Go to their webpage, scroll down and hear their latest, “Horror Music” here.

They do have a Facebook page:

#1) Rosegarden Funeral Party – Blitzkrieg In Holland

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 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 (Internet radio).  And his life’s dream is his just completed full-length motion picture, “Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story”which will be released by a major Japanese motion picture company and in theaters all across Japan in Autumn 2017.

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story Japanese Trailer:

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story Foreign trailer:

… Oh, and he likes to write about himself in the third person!




Top 3 Indies Videos Jan. 27, 2018 – Starcrawler, Amyl & the Sniffers, Duncan Reid, The 50 Kaitenz!

Top 3 Indies Videos Jan. 20, 2018 – Elmo Weber, Amyl & the Sniffers, Starcrawler!

Top 3 Indies 01/13/18 – Les Stores, Moody Beach, Starcrawler, Neatbeats, 50Kaitenz, Su Ko D Koi!

Top 3 Indies Videos Jan. 6, 2018 – Starcrawler, The Chats, The Cambodian Space Project!

Mike (in Tokyo) Rogers’ Top 50 Best Songs of 2017 (Music Videos!)

Top 3 Indies Videos 12/7/17 – Starcrawler, Blondie, Monsieurs, The 50 Kaitenz (Jpn)

Top 3 Indies Videos 12/01/17 – Five Fab Japanese Indies and Garage Bands!

Top 3 Indies Videos 11/25/17 – 50 Kaitenz (Jpn), Pale Lips, Pip Blom, Dirty Fences!

Top 3 Indies Artist Video 11/17/17 – Dream Wife, Cabbage, Starcrawler, Boris (Jpn)

Top 3 Indies Artist Video 11/11/17 – Van T’s, Nervous Twitch, Eux Autres, Daikaiju!

Top 3 Indies Videos 11/04/17! Starbenders, ED WOODS, the Routes (Jpn), Luxury Death!


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