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]


Top Live Performance of 2018 goes to Greta Van Fleet

January 1, 2019

As we enter the new year, it is time to look back at all the amazing musicians we saw in 2018.  From intimate performances to arena concerts, to festivals and more, great live music was everywhere. Check out our list of the Top Live Performances of 2018 for Music Junkie Press! Topping our list is none other than Greta Van Fleet, who are like a pair of shock paddles resuscitating the life of Rock n Roll. We were fortunate to catch four of their California shows in 2018. Within the last decade,  we have seen many bands deliver some good blips on the heartline of the rock and roll, but none as huge as the spike that Greta Van Fleet is making.  They are bringing a full on resuscitation to ROCK ‘N ROLL so get ready, hang on and enjoy the ride. The first show we saw this year was at the John Anson Ford Amphitheater: “The crowd grew to capacity as Greta Van Fleet were to take the stage. The excitement raced through the crowd as the lights dimmed [Read More]


Check out the new single from All Time Low and catch them out on Summer headline tour!

June 1, 2017

  All Time Low have released a new single from their anticipated new LP LAST YOUNG RENEGADE.  The track is called Good Times and you can take a listen here and watch their new lyric video: Frontman Alex Gaskarth commented on “Good Times” stating, “Good Times is the first song we wrote for the album, and the cornerstone of the entire record. Writing this song set us on a path that would lead to this world of night drives, rain slicked streets, and the neon hum of a small town fit for escaping. Without ‘Good Times’, the LAST YOUNG RENEGADE wouldn’t exist. I’m thankful to have found this song in the creative ether, and doubly so for the reflections in the lyrics that inspired this big adventure. I won’t forget.” You can pick up the new album LAST YOUNG RENEGADE  this Friday, June 2nd. 1. Last Young Renegade 2. Drugs & Candy 3. Dirty Laundry 4. Good Times 5. Nice2KnoU 6. Life Of The Party 7. Nightmares 8. Dark Side Of Your Room 9. Ground Control (Feat. [Read More]


Only days after their kick ass set at BottleRock, Foo Fighters release new single and video for “Run”

June 1, 2017

  Foo Fighters delivered a killer set at BottleRock 2017 this past weekend. The crowd had camped out early on the grass all day long, to get a prime spot for the final band on the JaM Cellars Stage.  It was great for us to finally watch them perform since the last time we had quite an experience at Salesforce Dreamfest in 2015. Our photographer suffered several injuries and a busted camera after what was definitely a Corporate Riot!  But fast forward to Sunday night and the excellent security and planning of BottleRock, there were no signs of any injuries or crowd control issues. The wowed the crowd and even hinted that they might have a full album already recorded. Check out the photos from their set: We are anxiously waiting for a new album and today we were treated to a new single and video for their track, Run. The video was directed by Dave Grohl and has the band disguised as old men. The track is a bad ass song that really brings [Read More]

Blue October, The Fillmore San Francisco.

Interview with Justin of Blue October ahead of their stellar performance at The Fillmore in San Francisco

May 20, 2017

  Earlier this week we headed to the legendary Fillmore as Blue October brought the Heart Go Bang Tour to San Francisco. We have impatiently waited for this date to arrive. See, Blue October was not just another band for us to cover, they are a band that had provided the playlist to my life’s ups and downs for the past 20 years. Most recently in March, during my Mother’s hospice care at home, she would lay next to me and listen to Blue October, nearly silent for days, yet show would respond and tell me she liked the songs. Her favorite during that time, The Feel Again, (Stay).  What a heavy song and yet, I truly clutched to those words… Stay… selfishly I wanted more time with her.  After she passed away, I could feel the dark depression setting in as it had with my Father 5 years earlier. But I turned to music and once again to Blue October. Their latest album, Home which shot up the charts to a No. 1 spot [Read More]

Alternative Rock

MUST SEE SHOW: The Unlikely Candidates at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco – Thursday April 27th.

April 26, 2017

Another important reminder for you is to get to The Bottom of the Hill this Thursday, April 27th for The Unlikely Candidates show. I remember the first time we saw them perform in San Francisco, back in 2013 as they opened for Blue October at the Fillmore. Over the past several years, we have watched this band immensely grow as well as their fanbase. They have conitnued to deliver a strong alternative rock/grunge style that is complete with an energetic and charismatic live performance. They will be playing at the Bottom of the Hill, along with The Fame Riot and Cemetery Sun.  Tickets are only $12 and you can purchase them here:  We will make sure to bring you coverage of the show as well as a new interview. In case you missed it, make sure to check out their global video for Ringer, which was made with submissions from over 27 countries such as Macedonia, Sri Lanka, Egypt and Mozambique to name some of the more interesting entries.   The video represents a massive global effort [Read More]