BottleRock Napa

Vacationer is our BottleRock Napa 2015 Featured Band of the Day

January 28, 2015

  Today our BottleRock Napa Featured Band is Vacationer. With Vacationer joining the lineup at BottleRock it promises to be a fun chill time. One thing is for sure, you are guaranteed to have the most feel good time when they perform. We caught Vacationer when they came to perform last year at Slim’s and is still one of my favorite shows. Vacationer is a collaborative effort with vocalist/bassist Kenny Vasoli and his production partners Grant Wheeler and Matthew Young from the band Body Language. Check out our interview with Kenny from his show at Slim’s : There is something about watching them perform where you are just whisked away to a tropical island, surrounded by friends, singing along and sharing the most relaxed, kick back atmosphere in a room full of friends. Whatever things are on your mind, worries or challenges you may be facing, the second you listen to Vacationer, they all just disappear and you can’t help but have a great time. It is an instant mood elevator and you feel like you [Read More]

Pop Punk

Pop Punk band Firestarter have announced more tour dates!

January 28, 2015

Pop Punk band Firestarter are gearing up to set out on a month long tour with Trophy Wives, Nominee and Such a Mess. In addition, they have also announced several solo dates after.   Firestarter released their latest EP Forget The Past last May and you can pick it up here: In addition they will be releasing a new EP recorded by Jay Maas (Counterparts, Defeater, State Champs). “Have you ever just packed everything you own, and left somewhere you’ve known for so long and traded it in for the unknown” singer/guitarist Matt LaPerche croons on “49 Stow” – these are the words Firestarter was built on when LaPerche moved to Albany for a fresh start. The group, also consisting of Tyler McMullen (guitar), Jeff Henlin (bass), and Matt Bliss (drums), came together in the fall of 2012. They hit the ground running and haven’t stopped since. In just over two years, Firestarter has released two EP’s –  2013’s New Beginnings and 2014’s Forget The Past – a split 7″ with Orlando’s Old Again, and toured the United States extensively in support [Read More]


Listenbee premieres cinematic video for Save Me

January 28, 2015

  New York based record label Lokal Legend’s artist, Listenbee has premiered a cinematic video for his debut new single, Save Me. The song features Naz Tokio and the video is dramatic and superbly made.  The official music video premiered today on The song is absolutely beautiful bringing out stirring vocals amid catchy guitars blended with a groove vibe.  and you can watch it here: “I was inspired to create something different with the video for ‘Save Me,’” LISTENBEE explains. “I wanted the video to feel more like a short film than a music video. The song has a lot of soul and emotion and I wanted the video to reflect and amplify that feeling. It was important to me that the video come from a place of authenticity. We shot the video in Grenada, where the director grew up, using a local cast and never before filmed locations.” The video was conceptualized, directed and edited by acclaimed London collective Cry\Wolf, directors Anthony Bristol and Ben Coughlan. “As soon as we heard ‘Save Me’ we [Read More]

Indie Rock

AyOH premieres new song Dangerous Questions (featuring Lilly Hiatt)

January 28, 2015

The Chicago based indie rocker foursome AyOH have just premiered a new song, Dangerous Questions (featuring Lilly Hiatt). The song is off their upcoming EP of the same title and is set for a February 24th release. You can take a listen to the new song which is being premiered on Pure Volume here: You can also check out a promo video for Dangerous Questions here: AyOH is Avi Dell (vocals/guitar), John Arrotti (drums/vocals), Lin Takrudtong (bass/vocals), and Austin Russell (guitar). Since 2011, the band has crafted a romantically charged style that naturally accompanies their polished lyrics. Combining elements of blues and rock with the accomplished musicianship of each band member, AyOH contains a soulful edge that shines through their music. Their new album was recorded in collaboration with producer Steven Gillis for Transient Sound Productions in their hometown of Chicago. The band emerged onto the scene with their debut release Take It To The Peoplein 2012, an EP that displays a sonic kaleidoscope of soaring guitars, breathtaking orchestration, and propulsive backbeats. After successfully captivating listeners with [Read More]


Indie rockers, The Penny Serfs release music video for Dead Love

January 27, 2015

  Indie rockers The Penny Serfs are based out of Iowa and they have just released a new music video for their hit song, Dead Love. The song is off their recently released  new album, Like Eating Glass. The album has been described as “the album acts as a vehicle for which The Penny Serfs search for their identity in this modern world run by money; fueled by sexism and fear. These songs are the band’s way of confronting the conundrums and frustrations that life throws.” Now that should really grab your attention and get you excited for what is to come.  Check out the cool video here:   The Penny Serfs include Michael Loy on lead vocals/guitar, Andrew Linley on bass/vocals, Stu Tenold on keyboards/vocals and Kyle Lewis on drums. They have drawn on the inspiration from icons like Ray Davies, John Lennon as well as Kurt Cobain and Ian MacKaye. This album promises to bring to the forefront those inspirations through their songs. Regarding their album release, The Penny Serfs tell us, “the album is an approach at the [Read More]


Danny Worsnop announces departure from Asking Alexandria

January 22, 2015

  One of our favorite vocalists, Danny Worsnop has announced his departure from Asking Alexandria. You can check out his post via his twitter here: To all of my friends and fans: I would like to let you know that Asking Alexandria and I are moving forward in separate ways. Over the last eight years together we’ve done some amazing things and created something truly special. I now, same as then, want what’s best for the band and at this point in time, that isn’t me. Asking Alexandria will continue to tour throughout the year and will be working on a new album. I will always support and love Asking Alexandria and cannot wait to see what the future holds for them. I am excited for the next chapter of my life with We Are Harlot and will see you all on the road!   Danny is a bad ass frontman as brings out an intense rock n roll presence to the stage. We look forward to the new We Are Harlot album and [Read More]


The NAMM craziness has begun!

January 21, 2015

Music Junkie Press has arrived at NAMM 2015 and from the looks of it, this year is going to be one of the best on record.  Tonight Rockin Ryan is at the NAMM Metal Allegiance which is being held at House of Blues in Anaheim. The night promises to be one incredible one as performances will include Frank Bello, Charlie Benante, Rex Brown and many more. I also got word that a certain member of Van Halen will be making an appearance.  Check out the lineup:   Tomorrow is the official start of NAMM and we will be there bright and early starting interviews. Some of the highlights of the day will include the following: checking out David Ellefson CBX Bass V at Jackson Guitars seeing Les Paul’s own 1954 Black Beauty  at the Guitar Player Booth #5272 Eric Johnson Autograph session at Boss Booth 300 A watching Ronny North live at Cleartone Strings at 12:30 B0oth 4750 bringing out the kid in me and seeing Corey Feldman (my kids’ fave movie is Goonies, need [Read More]