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

And starting off the countdown today are from Los Angeles and they are a “rock, punk, power pop, and alternative rock” outfit called, “Professor and the Madman.” Their bio says, “There’s a musical adventure coming from Orange County, California and the UK, orchestrated by Professor and the Madman.” Punk Globe writes, “Sean Elliott and Alfie Agnew of D.I. and Rat Scabies and Paul Gray of the Damned have gotten together to make one hell of an album. It’s full of different sounds for different songs and each musician brings in their specialty. As a fan of D.I. and the Damned, it’s hard to explain without gushing. It’s got some definite early garage psychedelia, some pop, some rock and some punk rock.” 

I think it’s way cool. Of course, they have a Facebook:

Oh and there’s more to listen to at their Soundcloud:

#3) Professor and the Madmen – Space Walrus:

At #2 on this week’s chart is the latest from Peter118 in the UK. I hear some music rag compared Peter118 to the Sex Pistols and now people are up in arms and either loving them or hating them. 

Punx In Solidarity a Hardcore Punk Rock Blog writes: “Peter 118: Punk as F**k So a new punk band has been burning up social media and the center of some controversy. Now some may be wondering what makes a punk band controversial in 2018?”  Well, give the track a listen and you might get the answer!

They have a Facebook page too:

#2) Peter118 – Seven:

At #1 this week is Starcrawler from Los Angeles! They are coming to Japan next week and all of their Tokyo shows are SOLD OUT! (See you on Tuesday!) I’ve been pushing the shit outta this band, so much so that they sent me some merchandise to giveaway on my show, “The Mike Rogers Show” This Sunday, March 4, 2018, from 5 am ~ 7 am on InterFM 897 in Tokyo and in Radio Neo 79.5 in Nagoya. It’s also on nationwide on Twitter is: #mrs897! Send us a tweet if you’d like to win a Starcrawler  a T-shirt or Tote-Bag!

You can find out their Japan live information here:

Here’s their Facebook:

#1) Starcrawler – Let Her Be:

TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT ARTIST!  Today’s spotlight artists are from Fukuoka, Kyushu, Japan! Their name is Samehada Shiroko & Dynamite! And guess what? They are going to be the guests on my radio show this Sunday – All the way from Kyushu!  They will come on the show and they have brought lots of listener presents too! The Mike Rogers Show March 4, 2018 from 5 am ~ 7 am, on InterFM 897 in Tokyo and Radio Neo 79.5 in Nagoya. (Please come “Like” my FB page: On Twitter: #mrs897

Samehada Shiroko & Dynamite describe themselves as, “Fukuoka’s garage punk band ‘Sameko’s Ass and Dynamite.’ We are touring all over the country. The goal is to conquer the world!”

Of course, they have a Facebook page:

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Samehada Shiroko & Dynamite – Moshi Yokattara:

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 was released by a major Japanese motion picture company and in theaters all across Japan from Sept. 2017 ~ Feb. 2018.

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 Feb 24, 2018! Amyl & The Sniffers, Reckless Drifters, Baby Shakes, The 50 Kaitenz (Jpn)!

Top 3 Indies Videos Feb 17, 2018 – Melbourne, Australia Special! Amyl & the Sniffers, Dumb Punts, Parsnip, Stephanies (Jpn)!

Top 3 Indies Videos Feb 10, 2018 – Voiid, Marc Platt, Daisy House, The Stephanies (Japan)!

Top 3 Indies Videos Feb 3, 2018 – Problem Child, Rosegarden Funeral Party, Parsnip!

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!


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