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]

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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]

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Sex Slaves, Raygun Rebels and Velvet Smoke. Live at Backstage. Photo Gallery by Alex Bock

February 4, 2019

  Live at the Backstage Club, Munich This is round two on the small Sex Slaves tour. Almost the same line-up. Equally the same fun. Again, there was a local band, Velvet Smoke, opening the night. They are a blues rock band, which didn’t exactly fit the bill, but they did a good job anyway. Velvet Smoke Once more the Raygun Rebels and Sex Slaves brought the party. Check out the pictures and see for yourself. Raygun Rebels Sex Slaves   Whenever any of the bands play in your area, make sure not to miss them! For more information on the bands, check out their social media: Sex Slaves https://www.facebook.com/nyrocknroll/ https://sexslavesmusic.bigcartel.com https://www.instagram.com/sexslavesnyc/ https://twitter.com/SexSlaves Raygun Rebels https://www.facebook.com/raygunrebels/ http://www.raygunrebels.de/ https://www.instagram.com/raygun_rebels/ https://twitter.com/RaygunRebels Velvet Smoke https://www.facebook.com/velvetsmokemusic/ https://www.instagram.com/velvetsmokemusic/ ~  Contributed by Alex Bock, https://twitter.com/abphotomjp

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Sex Slaves, Raygun Rebels and Lave live at the Asta in Rosenheim (Bavaria, Germany)

January 27, 2019

Seven years we had to wait for a live comeback – finally, January 25th, 2019 the Sex Slaves from NYC got back to Rosenheim to play in a cozy club called Asta. It was the first of a few European tour dates in Germany, Austria, Italy and Switzerland. The small venue was packed with friends of the bands and fans from near and far. The beauty of small club shows is that you are so much closer to where the magic happens. Check out the pictures of that night – with Lave, a local band of only two guys, but with a powerful performance, which some bands twice their size can’t bring on stage. Second band entering the small stage was another local act – Raygun Rebels. Their influences definitely shaped their sound – Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, Mötley Crüe, ACDC … you can hear it in their songs. Rock N’ Roll and good times is what you can expect, when seeing them live. LAVE Raygun Rebels The Sex Slaves finally have been the cherry on [Read More]

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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]

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All That Remains live at the Backstage Munich

December 29, 2018

December 17th, 2018 In July 2018 All That Remains released dates for a short tour through Germany (Berlin, Cologne and Munich) in December 2018. Recently the band had to deal with the loss of their lead guitarist and founding member Oli Herbert in October 2018. On November 9th 2018 Massachusetts-based band released their latest record ‘Victim Of The New Disease’. The loss of a band member is one of the worst things that can happen to such a tight unit. Phil Labonte stated during the show, that in the first weeks after the tragic accident happened, they weren’t sure, if they would go on as a band and if the record would even be released. In the end they decided that Oli Herbert would have wanted them to go an. Also, Jason Richardson (ex- Chelsea Grin and Born Of Osiris) offered to help them out as lead guitarist for their upcoming tour dates. All That Remains chose different opening bands for each of the three dates. For the Backstage it was Heruin, a Munich based [Read More]