Interview with Justin Emord of Love and a .38 at NAMM

February 2, 2018

We have so many exciting things to share with you all from our NAMM trip! Of course, it wouldn’t be NAMM without an interview with one of the hardest working musicians, Justin Emord of Love and a .38. Justin started his NAMM week off early with  NAMM’s Foundation Day of Service helping kids learn music. His band also performed at the new NAMM Arena Plaza Stage on Friday and they truly rocked the stage! Justin also gave a very informative seminar on acquiring sponsorships and he even acquired several new sponsorships himself. We had a chance to catch up with Justin and are pleased to bring you that interview here: This was quite a hard NAMM for us to cover, after losing the business and our home in the Santa Rosa fires but talking with Justin, you can’t help but feel optimistic about the future. He truly shines in his field and his passion for music is inspiring and invigorating. Thank you Justin for all that you do! We can’t wait for some new Love and [Read More]

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The night that changed our lives…. Tubbs Fire sweeps Santa Rosa

October 25, 2017

  (Today, October 25th is the first time in 16 days that I have been able to log onto our site. I apologize for not being able to post! I appreciate all the support from everyone.) It was just another hot dry night at our home in Santa Rosa, also the home of Music Junkie Press. Brandon and Stephen were at the park playing baseball. Rockin Ryan was busy playing his guitar as I was going through mementos from my parents, separating things from their estate to be given to each of the six siblings. Reading funny birthday cards and each little note that my mother saved for over 40+ years.  I would never have imagined that those precious items would soon be incinerated in a fire, just hours later.   Our timeline….. October 8th 10:45 pm Power went out briefly for approximately 30-45 seconds, happened twice in 5 minutes. 11:15 pm Brandon and Stephen were sound asleep which means that Ryan and I \would stay up and take care of Music Junkie Press work, [Read More]


PHOTO GALLERY: Jason Aldean at Concord Pavilion, Sept. 28, 2017 by Sean Liming

September 29, 2017

Kane Brown open the night up at the Concord Pavilion for the fans with his deep Georgia southern voice. They young 23 year old country artist soothed the young fans with his looks and lyrics and while the older fans don’t mind it either. Dropping new songs that are going to be on his new album coming out in October. Next up was Chris Young who just flew in from Houston Texas this morning. Chris Young must really enjoy playing for all his fans or it must be a country thing. Chris was all smiles and getting the fans what they paid for tonight, great music and being friendly to all that came to watch not him but him and the other performers tonight. Fans were singing along lyric to lyric from the front of the stage to the back of the grass. Finally it was the headliner, Jason Aldean to end this perfect night in fall. The cool night of 65 degrees felt like nothing as Jason Alden sure rose the temperature at concord [Read More]


Toggo Ultrarock Interview: Take a step into his Twilight Zone of creativity

September 11, 2017

The dazzling, larger than life, effervescently flamboyant Toggo Ultrarock has just released his new single entitled Cannonball. A cross between Freddy Mercury, Alice Cooper and Adele, this artist, born and raised in Norway has one of the most unique voices I’ve ever heard, in the best way possible. I was indisputably compelled to investigate his prior music, and pray for more new releases. Toggo comes with an air of mystery. Once in a band called Scared of Girls, located in Hollywood, he was about to go national when he literally disappeared. Eight months later he re-emerged, having lost everything due to a strange experience…his house, his car, his money, and his chance at fame. Now he’s back with his soon to be released EP titled “Ultrarock”, accompanying his new single and video for Cannonball. I’m still not quite sure what universe Toggo has originated from, but wherever it is, I need to be there. I visited his Twilight Zone of creativity, and had a conversation with the EDM glam rocker, who replied to my inquisition [Read More]


Time to rock for a cause as House of Rock hosts Benefit concerts supporting School for Autism

September 9, 2017

Rock Star’s University House of Rock is not only the premiere top notch venue in Sonoma County, but they are ready to rock for a cause.  They  have just released news about a weekend of Benefit concerts supporting School for Autism. Check out the lasted news below:   BENEFIT CONCERT FOR SCHOOL FOR AUTISM Rock Star University’s House of Rock located at 3410 Industrial Drive in Santa Rosa is hosting a Benefit Concert Weekend for the ANOVA Center for Education, a school for autism and learning differences. on Friday, September 29 and Saturday, September 30, 2017. All ticket sales for the weekend donated to the ANOVA Center for Education, a school for autism and learning differences,  to help them build a much needed, playground for ANOVA students. (see below) The Friday, September 29 concert  will feature Faithfully, a national touring Journey tribute band playing all your favorite Journey hits with local teen rock sensations V2 (pronounced V Squared) opening the show, playing classic rock covers and their award winning original music. The Saturday, September 30, concert  will feature Atomic Punks, a national touring Van [Read More]


Sleeping With Sirens kick off their “Up Close and Personal Gossip Tour” in San Francisco!

September 1, 2017

Sleeping With Sirens kicked off their “Up Close and Personal Gossip Tour” in San Francisco last night at Slim’s. The tour in support of the upcoming release of their new album Gossip on September 22nd.  It was an amazing night of music! It is quite an opportunity to catch Sleeping With Sirens in such an intimate venue.  It will take you back to the early days of catching the band perform in clubs and smaller venues.  The sold out show led to a packed house and energy raging from start to finish.  The night started off with Australian band Chase Atlantic hitting the stage. They caught our eye and ignited the venue with energy and infectious songs. (Click here for more photos of Chase Atlantic) Next up was the return of Palaye Royale to Slim’s and they killed it! Every time they put on a crowd-pleasing performance and last night was no different. (Click here for more photos of Palaye Royale set) Just when you thought the energy couldn’t get any higher, The White Noise [Read More]


Saint Mesa release new lyric video for Beads and catch them out on tour with courtship

August 9, 2017

  One of our favorite bands from BottleRock 2017 is without a doubt Saint Mesa. Saint Mesa features Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Danny McCook. His smooth vocals and infectious sound, brings out a mystical vibe that is inviting and mesmerizing. Saint Mesa has just released a new lyric video for their track Beads.  About the new video they commented via Instagram,   BEADS LYRIC VIDEO Really stoked we’re (finally) releasing this. Cool story about this one, we made this whole rainforest set in my parents garage. Super diy. Made a working fountain with a rock pool and moss and everything. V proud of @onlysuperstition , this is his first time directing and editing a video to this scope, he absolutely killed it.  Once again,  Saint Mesat takes you on a tropical journey of rich colors and warmth.  Check out the lyric video  here:   We are excited to share with you the tour dates as Saint Mesa will be heading out on a West Coast run with courtship. We hope you pick up your tickets and get out [Read More]