Alternative

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]

Interview

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]

Interview

Interview with RADKEY as they delivered a fierce punk rock set in San Francisco out on their tour!

November 23, 2016

One band I am truly thankful for…. is Radkey! Holy shit, they have blown me away and I am hooked on them.  We recently brought you the coverage from their San Francisco show at Neck of the Woods with The Fame Riot. The night was great and Radkey  WOWed us with their stellar set. They are truly a punk rock phenomenon that has to be heard! I must tell you, that I was grinning ear to ear from start to finish watching them perform. It has been a long time for me since I stood in amazement as I knew I was witnessing this incredible band, and I might not have the chance to experience them in such an intimate venue again. They are destined for a bright future as they remind me of the early days of  Misfits, Ramones, or Nirvana. The band features three Radke brothers, Dee  on guitars/vocals, Isaiah on bass/vocals and Solomon on drums. They are a mighty three that will blow you away with their music. We had a chance to [Read More]

Electronic Rock

Interview with The Fame Riot as they bring nasty beats and truthful melodies to the stage out on their tour!

November 23, 2016

  We recently brought you our coverage of The Fame Riot as they performed in San Francisco along with Radkey at the Neck of the Woods. It was quite a show and what will be a rare treat to catch these amazing bands in an intimate venue setting. I completely believe that it won’t be long that they will be playing large capacity venues as they explode onto the music scene. The Fame Riot features brothers Liz and Shazam. They truly are incredible and dish up “feel good” music that has you dancing and letting go of any concerns or stress. Their music brings out a nostalgic vibe of 70’s glam/rock as well as the infectious style of 90’s alternative/dance, and a heaping side of modern day electro pop. You can’t just box them into any one genre, as they defy the boundaries and have successfully created their own unique style of music, complete with a dazzling fierce fashion style. We had a chance to chat with Liz and Shazam ahead of their performance at the Neck [Read More]

Interview

Interview with singer songwriter Hayley Reardon as we discuss her new release, Good

November 23, 2016

Boston-based Singer Songwriter Hayley Reardon recently released her new album, Good last month and she has been touring in support. Hayley established a name for herself at an early age, releasing her debut album back in 2012. She has continued to garner high praise for her music that draws out a depth of emotion as they bring to life stories through song. Her charm shines through her soulful and engaging voice. Her album, Good was fully funded by fans through a Kickstarter campaign. You can’t help but gravitate to Hayley’s distinctive vocals as she provides comfort and reflection and awakens your senses. She connects so easily with the listener and has some of the most dedicated fans. Reardon comments about the album, “This record may or may not have been the result of my reading far too many self-help books. The music is a salute to the process of becoming, and the inner workings of movement, both geographical and emotional. “My day to day life changed so drastically during the time of writing and even the time of [Read More]

Band

Interview with As It Is as they bring their fun pop punk set to Regency Ballroom, San Francisco

November 2, 2016

Last night As It Is kicked off the SUM 41 “Don’t Call It a Sum Back Tour” at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco. The sold out venue was filling up just as they hit the stage. They got the crowd ready for a night of high energy and endless adrenaline.  As It Is treated the fans to a couple  of their new songs which are off okay., their upcoming new album which is set for a January 20th, 2017. It was great to see so many of the fans singing along to Pretty Little Distance and Okay. The band continued to receive a welcome reception from the fans, many who said they were seeing them play for the first time. It is certain that they  have been winning crowds over on this tour as everyone got in the mood to jump, move and have a great time. Check out photos of their set by our Rockin Ryan: We had the chance to chat with singer Patty Walters shortly before their set and we are pleased to bring [Read More]

Aftershock 2016

Interview with ÆGES as they kick ass rockin the Aftershock 2016 Festival

October 31, 2016

One of our Aftershock 2016 featured bands,  ÆGES kicked ass at the festival bringing some rock n roll to the stage.  These guys kick ass and deliver some fierce hooky guitars, rich melodies, big drums and mesmerizing vocals. They have just finished a tour with Chevelle and were rockin fans with a high energy set that instantly won the crowds over.They bring out a nostalgic rock vibe combining varied musical influences and captivating us with their new music.  Earlier this year, they captured our attention with the release of their album, Weightless. You can pick it up on iTunes here. We had the chance to chat with a couple of the guys during Aftershock Festival, check out the interview here: We are excited for what is ahead for them and we know there is no slowing down in sight! Check out their video for Wasteland here: ÆGES is: Kemble Walters – Vocals/Guitars Cory Clark – Vocals/Guitars Tony Baumeister – Bass Mike Land – Drums Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their [Read More]