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Bands

Time to rock out to The Jaded

April 29, 2013

The Jaded It has been quite some time that I can say that my old stomping grounds, San Francisco has produced a great rock and roll band. Don’t get me wrong, a lot of great things have come from San Francisco.  Sourdough soup bowl from Boudin’s.  Seafood at the Wharf.  The Stinking Rose. Fun nights at Candlestick. but a great rock band…. not in a while… until now. We had the pleasure of seeing San Francisco rock band, The Jaded up here at the Last Day Saloon in Santa Rosa. These guys just bring old school rock and roll and wrap in everything from funk to old school sound, that just has you wanting more and more.  The Jaded is Jimmy Steal aka Sergio on vocals/rhythm guitar, Matt Notter on bass, Downey Orrick on lead guitar/backing vocals and Elliot Starno on drums and percussion.  These four come together to send you into rock and roll bliss with their sound. We had the chance to catch up with The Jaded at their recent show at the [Read More]

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Bands

Interview with Sam Hughes of The Sammus Theory

April 28, 2013

These past couple of days I have found myself listening to the new album by The Sammus Theory, “Entitled Anonymous”. On April 23rd, they released their third album and it is by no surprise outstanding.  This album really delivers strong hooks, heavy power and is filled with their passion to rock. The Sammus Theory is Sam Hughes on Vocals, Kyle Welnel on rhythm guitar, Jeremy Tabor on lead guitar, Brent Gilliland on bass and Marshall Harrod on drums. Together they create the powerhouse rock that will have you engaged from the first song to the last. I will get you a full review of this CD soon but for now  I wanted to share an interview we recently had with Sam Hughes. You can check it out here:   Head over to their website where you can get your own copy of “Entitled Anonymous”. You can get your digital copy, physical copy or my preferred: BOTH!  Tell me which are some of your favorite songs. So far, I really love, “Scarlet Letter Devil”, “Entitled Anonymous” and [Read More]

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Concerts

Hard Rockers “Heaven Below” continue their rise

April 28, 2013

All my friends here in California already know about this great hard working rock band, Heaven Below but now it is time for EVERYONE to know about them. My son Ryan had met their lead singer and guitarist, Patrick Kennison at NAMM 2012 and we  had their music blasting on our 7 hour drive home.  They have such an intense energy throughout their songs as they deliver “in your face rock” which we all need more of now and days. Heaven Below rose from Los Angeles and has not stopped since. We had the chance to see them earlier this year at House of Blues Anaheim during NAMM 2013 and the place was packed. They always bring such a great crowd and if you ever see them coming to a town near you; Fly, Drive, Walk or Crawl to get to that show. You will be infused with high octane levels of rock and roll and will now be part of the Heaven Below family.   You can get to know more about Heaven Below [Read More]

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Concerts

Interview with Adam Hall of Another Lost Year

April 24, 2013

Last year I told you about a great new band, Another Lost Year from North Carolina.  They have been doing non stop shows and their songs have been getting a lot of great airplay. We had the opportunity to interview guitarist, Adam Hall and we wanted to bring that interview to you.  Also I have included below my original post on this great band.  So check out the interview with Adam where you can learn about which was the most influential rock albums for him, or one of his favorite moments from the Showboat RockFest last year or when are they coming back to the West Coast!  We thank Adam for his time. We hope you can all check the tour schedule on their website  or on my list below, and catch their adrenaline filled concerts. Enjoy, Marisol     ______________________Repost of August, 8, 2012______________________ Allow me to introduce you to a great new band that hails from Charlotte, NC,  “Another Lost Year”. Once you take a listen, I am sure you will be hearing a [Read More]

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Alternative Rock

Justin Furstenfeld opens his heart on his Open Book Tour

April 8, 2013

A few months ago I told you about how one of my favorite singers announcing his solo tour to highlight the release of the third edition of his book! Yes, Justin Furstenfeld of Blue October. You can read that post here. Well, I can’t wait to tell you how everything went. First, remember when I told you I took my son Rockin Ryan to see Blue October in November 2012 and how Justin loved Ryan’s jacket and Ryan was going to make one?? Read that post here.  Well, Ryan spent the past two months making one for Justin and couldn’t wait to give it to him at the show last Friday at The Observatory in Santa Ana. We set out for the 7 hour drive right after dropping Brandon off to school, perfectly scheduled to arrive at 3:45 in plenty of time for the Meet and Greet and Soundcheck. Well, we didn’t calculate the 10 miles per hour traffic from LA to Santa Ana. 9 hours later! We arrived late at 5:25 and missed most of the [Read More]

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Aggressive Rock

Get ready for a shot of hard rock with Snakeskyn Whiskey!

March 27, 2013

Do you remember the first time you were at a concert and you were blown away by the opening band? Like seriously just excited to find out more about them and to get hooked on their music? Well that is what it was like for many fans who went out to see CrashDiet at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco this past Monday (March 25, 2013).  Out on tour with CrashDiet and opening up for them that night were the hard rockers from Montreal, Canada, Snakeskyn Whiskey. These four guys deliver in your face aggressive rock and roll with non stop energy.  If you have ever been to the top of the DNA Lounge, you will know what I am talking about when I tell you how they dominated that small stage with their big sound. We had the chance to sit down with  Snakeskyn Whiskey before the show and they told us about how diverse the music scene is in Montreal and how the different genres of music compete for the shows at the music venues. [Read More]

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'80s Rock

Time to get Wicked and bring back Rock ‘N Roll Domination!

March 15, 2013

I have the perfect band for you to start your weekend off right. Straight from New York City, Glam Rockers, WICKED are here to rock your world. They are set to play Rocklahoma in May and I am really looking forward to catching their heavy leather heels hit that stage. These guys are delivering energy fueled rock and roll doused in ultra glam sleaze that will have you bringing out your Wicked side! Hold on tight, it is going to be a hell of a ride and a whole lot of fun! Time to check out their video for one of my favorite songs, “Trashed Youth” which they performed at the Uptown Theatre opening up for John Waite: We had the chance to catch up with Wicked and it is time for you to get to know them too: * * * * * * * * * * * * * Music Junkie Press:  How did you guys form Wicked? Wicked: WICKED began when two brothers, Chad Michael and Danny Doll, set out to capture [Read More]