AFTERSHOCK SECRET CODE IS…..  AFTERSHOCKFIX

Music Junkie Press is doing another giveaway!! You can enter to win (2) General Admission Weekend Tickets for Monster Energy Aftershock 2017!

Are you ready for the highly-anticipated  Monster Energy Aftershock–California’s biggest rock festival–Saturday,October 21 and Sunday, October 22 at Discovery Park, near downtown Sacramento, CA.

Monster Energy Aftershock is again offering a Park & Ride shuttle program, as parking at Discovery Park is extremely limited. Each Park & Ride ticket includes parking at Sleep Train Arena and a non-stop shuttle directly to the festival site. Festivalgoers are encouraged to carpool to Sleep Train Arena and save. A very limited number of premium parking spots in the Natomas Corporate Center lot directly across from Discovery Park are available for purchase. For all pricing and more details, visit http://aftershockconcert.com.

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Interview with Francisca Valenzuela by Patrick O’Heffernan

September 30, 2017

  Patrick O’Heffernan (Los Angeles, CA) Singer, songwriter, poet, designer, entrepreneur and unstoppable force of nature, Francisca Valenzuela is a phenomenal multifaceted artist who has commanded stages in Latin America, Europe and the US.  Born in San Francisco, USA, of Chilean parents, Francisca’s career includes platinum and gold albums, world tours, a Latin Grammy nomination, and founding a major music festival. She  has shared stages with U2, Café Tacvba, Ximena Sariñana, and many others. She  received the 40 Principales América Award and  the  Best International Artist at the MIN 2015 Independent Music Awards in Madrid, Spain. She designed and launched two clothing lines with the Chilean retail brands: Work it! and Look Sharp! Currently, Francisca is an ambassador for the It Gets Better Foundation and has been selected as a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum.  Last year  Valenzuela founded and organized the Ruidosa feminist festiva.  Her most recent album is Tajo Abierto.   I interviewed her 9/20/17 in Spanish and English with Dianna Carolina of Gypset Magazine.  This is the English interview. The [Read More]

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Interview with Revolushn and get to know their special brand of psychadelic insanity

September 20, 2017

Revolushn Interview by Eileen Shapiro   With their own very special brand of psychedelic insanity, the San Francisco psych rock collective has just unleashed “Further!!”, to the unsuspecting world, a sonically tasteful album, with darkened lyrics and happy endings. Members of this faction include: No, on guitar, keys and vocals. No first picked up a guitar at 5 years old, and had his first band at age 11. No spent several years as a sessions player and Revolushn is his first effort at creating a sound and style. Dekay (David Kendrick), is the real rock star as No describes him, and has been a professional musician all of his life. He’s been a member of bands such as “Devo”, “Sparks”, and “Gleaming Spires”, and writes most of the lyrics for the group while playing the drums. Guinevere Q NBFD, plays the bass and does vocals. She is an activist, an award winning composer, a published poet and a full-time musician. Young Sun began his career as an actor in theater, commercials and film. He pays [Read More]

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Beyond the blues: an interview with Jackie Venson

September 19, 2017

  Patrick O’Heffernan (Hollywood) Jackie Venson is usually described as a blues guitarist with a smoky voice and unreal guitar chops. She has won a ton of awards for her blues playing and even has a holiday with her name on it in her native Austin Texas – Jackie Venson Day. But she is much more than a blues woman.  If you listen carefully, you will hear that her blues is tinged with rock, soul and even rap and pop, and her lyrics are the stories of today, not the past.  H voice is smoother and more sensual than most blues and her audiences are much wider and younger than the classic blues crowd. She is on tour now in advance of releasing her fourth album, Transcends,  Sept 29. We caught up with her the day after her concert in Hollywood while she was waiting to see if she could get into the Forum that night to see Gary Clark Jr. open for Eric Clapton.otel café.   Patrick. Jackie, besides the new album coming out, what [Read More]