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Interview with Joey Jane as he discusses his new band, NEVERFADE

May 9, 2017

We first met Joey Jane when he was playing bass in Vattica. He has since moved on into a new chapter of his music career and we are very excited for him. We would like to share with you our interview with Joey Jane as he discusses his new band. * * * * * * * Hi Joey, Thank you so much for taking the time out to talk with us here at Music Junkie Press! We understand that you have a new band and we would like to find out all about it. We understand it is Neverfade. Can you tell us all about the new band? Yes, thank YOU for taking the time to talk to me. The new band is called “NEVERFADE”. The band is pretty much something I’ve been dreaming up in my head for a lot of years now. finding out who I am personally and expressing that musically. Kind of going against the grain of what mainstream and pop radio deems acceptable at this point in time. A back [Read More]

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Interview with Bishop Briggs from her headlining tour in San Francisco at legendary Fillmore

April 25, 2017

With BottleRock Napa 2017 just about a month away, we were excited to catch one of our favorite BottleRock Napa Spotlight Bands perform. Bishop Briggs made a stop in San Francisco last week to perform a date from her first headlining tour at the legendary Fillmore. They performed last year at the iconic venue, opening for Kaleo and blew us away. They did it again, as this time they were there for their headlining show, and they truly gave 150% out on that stage! We had the chance to catch up with Bishop Briggs shortly before her set. You can check out our interview here: The night kicked off with an eclectic indie pop electronic set by Manatee Commune. Followed by SHAED, a vibrant pop band highlighted with powerful vocals. From the moment Bishop hit the stage, the crowd went wild with enthusiasm. It was pure bliss as the music washed away all our worries and concerns. Instead, filling us with energy, euphoria and serenity. As we talked with Bishop, her music is an elixir [Read More]

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From Scooby-doo to CSI-Miami and Cuban beats: An interview with producer Jared Faber

April 7, 2017

    (Los Angeles) I am so happy Jared Faber decided to move to LA from his native New York in 1999 when a TV composing opportunity presented itself.  Faber had been writing music for Nickelodeon in New York, but LA called in the form of an opportunity to compose for the Emmy- nominated Nick series, As told by Ginger. He answered that call and moved to LaLa Land, kicking off a career that has garnered Grammy and Emmy nominations and awards, a Latin Grammy, and a long list of music for TV and films – plus his own music,  plus producing award winning records for artists in LA and Cuba. But it was cartoons that got him started and I got to talk with him about that and the many other things he has done in his career.   Patrick. Jared, you have a long list of credits composing for animation.  Why animation – is there something about the art form or children’s programming that calls to you?   Jared. Initially, it really was [Read More]

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Ann Wilson extends “Ann Wilson of Heart Tour”

March 29, 2017

  Ann Wilson of Heart has been captivating crowds with her performances on her solo tour and we are pleased to announce she has extending the tour. The second leg of Ann Wilson extends “Ann Wilson of Heart Tour”. The a second leg of dates running from May 19-July 2.  The iconic vocalist will make tour stops in Chicago, San Diego, Phoenix, Dallas and Atlanta, among other cities. Musicians on board for the ANN WILSON OF HEART tour include Craig Bartock on guitar (Heart member for a dozen years, who also performed in the Ann Wilson Thing for two years) from San Francisco; Andy Stoller on bass (the Ann Wilson Thing member for two years) from Seattle; Denny Fongheiser on drums and percussion (Heart member in the 1990’s for two years) from Los Angeles; and Dan Walker on keys.   “The stage is a magical place where I can be beautifully in and out of control, where I can build a fire and then jump into it,” says the esteemed and pioneering Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legend who’s known for [Read More]

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A conversation with Natalie Gelman: picked up a guitar at 16 and never looked back.

January 10, 2017

  (Los Angeles)  Natalie Gelman is talented, courageous, beautiful, brainy, creative….and many more complementary adjectives.  But after listening to her music and following her career for the past three years, it is something she said at a Ted talk in 2014 in Seattle that will always stay with me.  “I live  in the question”.  Or, as she quoted Mike Tyson, “Everyone has a plan until they are punched in the face”.  Her openness to the vagaries of life and the possibilities of the future is the energy that electrifies her songs. And her music is electric, not in the guitar sense – she plays acoustic – but in its high voltage lyrics and thrumming arrangements. Listening to her is living in the question, because you never know how they will affect you.  I had an opportunity recently to ask about some of the questions she lives  and questions in the songs on her new album, Streetlamp Musician.   Patrick. A lot of things have happened  to you since we last talked. You have released more [Read More]

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Interview with Finn Bell of the 90’s grunge-infused alt rockers Love Ghost!

December 23, 2016

We recently featured a new favorite band of ours, the 90’s grunge-infused alt/rockers Love Ghost. The Los Angeles band was formed 15-year-old frontman Finn Bell and the band features teenagers who are well beyond their years with their music. They bring out our love of 90’s grunge but blended with alt rock and a modern sound. Finn who is the lead vocalist and lyricist highlights his songwriting by taking you on an emotional journey. He describes his process as a continuous stream of consciousness, drawn from his emotional response. Bell expresses ‘It’s a shame that people tend to shy away from anything that feels too personal, because those types of things let you know who you really are.’ We recently had a chance to chat with Finn Bell and are pleased to share our interview with you here: * * * * * * * *  Music Junkie Press: Did you or do you have a strong musical program in your schools that fostered your love for music? Finn: No, not as much. I learned [Read More]

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Interview with Brett Hellings of The Soul Shakers as they keep the rock spirit alive

November 24, 2016

We all know that you have been craving some straight up rock n roll and The Soul Shakers are serving it up! The The Soul Shakers is Elias Paul Reidy (formerly of The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus) and Brett Hellings formed The Soul Shakers.  Their sound carries a deep passion for their music and is fueled by the bands that have inspired them; The Rolling Stones, Black Crowes, Aerosmith, Doors, etc. All bands that were highlighted by their honest feel good rock that would touch you deep in your soul. Get yourself ready for their new album which is set to release in 2017. We had the chance to chat with Brett and are pleased to bring that interview to you here: Interview with Brett Hellings MJP: Thank you Brett for taking the time to talk with us here at Music Junkie Press. Brett: Thank you guys for talking to us! MJP: We have to tell you Brett, you guys have been a very exciting band for all of us as we feel you are bringing the life and [Read More]