Concerts

Interview with Buckcherry’s guitarist Stevie D as they are out on their WARPAINT tour!

March 9, 2019

    We recently brought you coverage of Buckcherry’s show in Sacramento as they kicked off the US leg of their Warpaint tour.  The tour is in support of their new album, Warpaint which was released on March 8th.  The highly anticipated album had them reuniting in the studio with legendary producer Mike Plotnikoff (Chris Cornell, Nita Strauss & Halestorm), who previously produced the band’s platinum certified album 15. You can check out the review of the show here. Our colleague Ben Mitchell was able to chat with guitarist Stevie D prior to the show and you can check out the interview here: You can check out photos from their Sacramento show below:   The tour includes another rock favorite, new band to watch,  Joyous Wolf. Joyous Wolf is from Southern California and was formed in 2014 by vocalist Nick Reese, guitarist Blake Allard, bassist Greg Braccio, and drummer Robert Sodaro.   Check out some pix of their set: Make sure to check the dates below and get yourself to a show! WARPAINT TOUR DATES: Mar 13 – Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theater [Read More]

Concerts

Buckcherry kick off their WARPAINT tour in Sacramento!

March 7, 2019

There is no better way to make it through the work week than rockin out at a Buckcherry concert. Buckcherry kicked off the US leg of their Warpaint tour last night at Ace of Spades. The tour is in support of their new album, Warpaint which is set to release tomorrow, March 8th.  The highly anticipated album had them reuniting in the studio with legendary producer Mike Plotnikoff (Chris Cornell, Nita Strauss & Halestorm), who previously produced the band’s platinum certified album 15. Buckcherry kicked off their set in high energy as they opened up with their cover of Nine Inch Nails  “Head Like a Hole”. They had the entire venue rockin out and Josh was once again captivating the crowd with his awesome dance moves. They continued the set with fan favorites and their new music. Have you checked out the video for their new song Bent yet? It will give you a glimpse of the uncontained energy at a show. Check it out below: Our colleague Ben Mitchell was able to chat with guitarist Stevie D [Read More]

Concerts

Magic Giant, Castlecomer, and Weathers bring the party to August Hall in San Francisco

March 2, 2019

San Francisco – It was standing room only as Magic Giant took the stage with their opening song “Glass Heart”. The indie folk band from Los Angeles continued playing hits such as “Jade”, “Hide Away” and “Disaster”.  The engird was contagious. Austin Bisnow continued to use every part of the stage to get the crowd to the energy and feel he wanted to feel. The highlight of the night was when Austin Bisnow asked the fans to make a path down the middle of the audience area. Fans much abide by his request and had fellow bandmates, Zambricki and Brian Zaghi follow him to the center of the audience. While Magic Giant were in the center of the crowd and Austin asked the fans “to come in closer” as they began to play “The Great Divide”. It was a unique experience as the entire fans came together as one while singing along and swaying to the music in unison. The Austin asked the audience to pull out their flashlights as the fans lit up the [Read More]

Concerts

San Francisco, CA show: Blackberry Smoke delivers high energy out on their Find a Light Tour.

February 11, 2019

Blackberry Smoke are currently out on their Find a Light Tour, Part 2 and you don’t want to miss them. They rolled into San Francisco for a stop at the Regency Ballroom and the energy was non-stop. The night kicked off with an impressive set by Nikki Lane.  Check out the photos of the night by our Rockin Ryan: The crowd was warmed up and ready to go as Blackberry Smoke hit the stage. They were their to deliver a night of incredible awe-inspiring rock and they definitely didn’t disappoint! These guys 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! Check out more of Rockin Ryan’s pix:   TOUR DATES The tour which is in support of their album Find a Light Tour and you can [Read More]

Concerts

SISSTER wows LA at the release party for her debut self-titled EP; San Diego’s is next, then the world.

February 11, 2019

  Patrick O’Heffernan (Los Angeles)  SISSTER wowed a n LA audience when she released her self-titled EP last week and demonstrated why she is so popular and so beloved.  You could feel the love in the air at the Sunset Blvd multi-venue Los Globos when SISSTER strode onstage.  Barely reaching my chin but with the power to fill a room with sound, the brilliant soloist, singer and composer from Chula Vista, California, blew the roof off of the club as she belted, wailed, and sailed through a kinetic nine-song set list and then came back for an encore.   Produced by LA’s  prolific The Living Sessions promotion group, the event was the LA release party for her new CD, Sisster – she has also scheduled a San Diego area party on Feb. 23 at Chula Vista’s Manhattan Bar. The diverse audience that crowded into the main venue at Los Globos were treated to an unforgettable experience, both in its musical power and prowess, but in SISSTER’s refreshing ability to connect lovingly and honestly with her [Read More]

Concerts

Avatar with Dylan Walshe and The Mahones live at the Backstage Werk. Contributed by Alex Bock

February 10, 2019

Munich – Febr. 5th, 2018   An Avatar show is full of surprises, starting with the opening acts they bring along. Last time it has been Old Kerry McKee, a solo artist that played an acoustic gig and the Hellzapoppin Circus Freak show. Certainly nothing you would expect for opening a metal show. This time, they brought another surprise along. Starting with Dylan Walshe, also a solo artist who played an acoustic set with just his guitar and a harmonica. But that’s everything he needed, plus his voice, to create an amazing atmosphere. The audience loved him and clapped along to his catchy songs. Dylan Walshe is from Ireland, but currently lives Nashville. Definitely an artist you should check out and catch live, whenever he’s in your area. Second act that night were The Mahones. An Irish folk punk band from Canada. Their songs swept everyone of their feet. If you think of Dropkick Murphys and The Real McKenzies, you get an idea of what they sound like. That kind of music and the energy [Read More]

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GRETA VAN FLEET WINS BEST ROCK ALBUM FOR FROM THE FIRES!

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]