February 10, 2019

Today is a big day and no, I am not talking about my birthday! Tonight is the 61st Recording Academy Grammy Awards. Today during the pre-telecast, our favorite band has taken a big win. Greta Van Fleet has won Best Rock Album  for From the Fires. This is a huge win for them and we congratulate them on all their hard work.  They were up against some great talent, Alice in Chains, Rainier Fog; Fall Out Boy, M A N I A; Ghost, Prequelle; and Weezer, Pacific Daydream.  From the Fires was the double EP from Greta and was released November 10, 2017. That album is such a special and personal one for all of us at Music Junkie Press. It is the music that got us through one of our darkest times; losing our home and business in the Santa Rosa Tubbs Fire.  For that, we thank them for getting us through to the light. They have three other nominations: Best Rock Song  for Black Smoke Rising Best Rock Performance for Highway Tune  Best New Artist  The pre-telecast has already announced St. Vincent taking [Read More]


VIDEO: Indie Pop Band Mike Mains & The Branches release captivating new video

February 6, 2019

  Indie pop band Mike Mains & The Branches have just released a captivating new video for their melodic engaging track, Breathing Underwater. The song is off their upcoming fifth album, When We Were In Love, set for an April 5th release via Tooth & Nail Records. About the new album, When We Were in Love is an extremely personal account of the heartache experienced during a marital rough patch and the journey to rebuild said relationship. The recording process was an extremely therapeutic one for Mike, who was advised by his therapist to write songs as a way to work through his pain: “I finally felt brave enough to explore that pain, and a lot of this record feels like someone eavesdropping on my counseling sessions.”   Check out the video here: The band features a husband/wife, and you can’t help but feel the emotion they bring to life through their music, the chemistry is undeniable. ‘The founding members Mike and Shannon fell in love, married, and in doing so, minted the focal experience of the band’s subsequent music and lyrics; not just love, but the swirling highs and bruising challenges [Read More]

Music News

BAY AREA SHOW: Don’t miss State Line Empire this Saturday at The Longboard Margarita Bar – Pacifica

February 6, 2019

  Hey Bay Area! Don’t miss the chance to catch State Line Empire perform this weekend in Pacifica. They are set to play at the Longboard Margarita Bar. This will be their first show of the year and they will be joined by Chasing Desolation and Burn River Burn. They also say they will be filming something special, so don’t miss it. In addition, they will be having the great Tony Malson singing with them! So make sure to get yourself to Pacifica for a great night of music! To get you revved up, how about I leave you with a State Line Empire fix!     Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news. Information & Links: Website:  Facebook: Twitter: Instagram:


TICKET ALERT: This Friday pick up tickets for Slash ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators Summer Tour!

February 6, 2019

  This Friday, February 8th, don’t forget to pick up your tickets for Slash ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators Summer Tour. Tickets will go on-sale this Friday, February 8 at 10AM local time and are available at Check out the full tour announcement below: As Slash ft. Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators–Slash (guitars), Myles Kennedy (lead vocals), Todd Kerns (bass), Brent Fitz (drums) and Frank Sidoris (rhythm guitar) are currently on their worldwide tour through Asia, New Zealand, Australia, Europe and the U.K., the group has announced they’ll kick off a headlining U.S. tour this summer. The U.S. trek will launch on July 15 in San Francisco and wrap-up August 13 in Orlando. The iconic, GRAMMY-winning guitarist Slash and his band, Slash ft. Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators are touring worldwide in support of their acclaimed third album LIVING THE DREAM and will release the new single “Mind Your Manners”–which Rolling Stone hailed “a menacing blues-rocker”–to radio starting today, February 4. The song–which already debuted at #39 ahead of its official radio impact date–follows the first single “Driving Rain”–Slash’s fastest rising single to date—which recently became the band’s 5th Top 5 hit in a row at Rock Radio. “I wrote ‘Mind Your Manners’ on the spot to help the band get up and running once we got back in the studio,” explains Slash. “It’s just a [Read More]

Music News

Dove and Kelly Rowland release empowering new track, Crown that will have you embracing your individuality

February 6, 2019

Sadly, you see it everyday in the headlines, youngsters and teens getting bullied for being different. Tyrelle Davis and Faith Fennidy, both 11-years old, were sent home from school for their hair extensions, eleven-year-old Jorja Orrick was bullied for having short hair. After  Jorja’s sister Sarah heard about her getting bullied, she cut her hair in solidarity. These are the real stories that inspired Dove to join forces with Kelly Rowland and release an empowering new single, Crown. The track described as ‘a power anthem that aims to break down the narrow definition of beautiful hair and encourage girls to feel confident in wearing it how they choose. The resounding call: “Wear it proud. #MyHairMyCrown”  Kelly Rowland talks about the new song, “Growing up, I felt many of the pressures young girls face today when it comes to embracing their hair, but my mom would always tell me that your hair is your crowning glory and you should wear it proudly. This song is very personal to me and, having met many of the real girls who inspired it, [Read More]

Blackberry Smoke

SHOW ALERT: Don’t miss Blackberry Smoke out on their Find a Light Tour USA Part 2

February 6, 2019

Blackberry Smoke are currently out on their Find a Light Tour, Part 2 and you don’t want to miss them. They are sure to deliver a night of incredible awe-inspiring rock. They continue to garner high praise for their straight-up-no-frills rock n roll. Blackberry Smoke have successfully fused a blend of music styles and have cemented their infectious signature sound that has us all captivated. It is nostalgic yet timeless, it’s Southern Rock and smooth blues, country and rock combined. Whatever you want to call it, it is just DAMN FINE MUSIC! SAN FRANCISCO They are set to perform tomorrow night, Thursday February 7th at The Regency Ballroom with support by Nikki Lane. The show starts at 8:30 and doors are at 7:30. If you don’t already have them, you can pick up  your tickets by  heading here: TOUR DATES The tour which is in support of their album Find a Light Tour and you can pick up the album by heading over to their website.   The tour will continue  across the country and make sure you get [Read More]

Gear Highlight

BINX at NAMM. Learning to DJ on the Hercules Controller. By Patrick O’Heffernan

February 5, 2019

  Patrick O’Heffernan (Anaheim, CA) I have never DJ’ed nor used electronic musical instruments.  I play the Cajon – about as nonelectronic as you can get.  But, while I was at NAMM last week I  decided to take  advantage of the opportunity for a 15 min lesson at the Hercules booth on their DJ equipment.  I got to try out their new Inpulse 300 Controller, and look at the DJ starter kit. It was one of the high points of NAMM for me.   One of the Hercules staff took me through the basics – beat matching, effects, etc.  It was a lot easier than I thought it would be, with some of the tasks semi-automated so a beginner like me could do them.  At the end of the 15 minute, I understood what a DJ controller is, what it does and what you need to be an entertaining DJ.  In my case, the last part was a problem because what you need most to be a DJ is talent or at least a knack [Read More]