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Get ready for Latin rock with MANZO RALLY at this year’s Berkeley World Music Festival

June 8, 2014

This year’s Berkeley World Music Festival is just a couple weeks away and we wanted to make sure you know about the great Latin rock band that will be taking the stage. This year, MANZO RALLY will be performing and if you are not familiar with them, allow me to introduce you to some fun rock music infused with Latin flair and will have you moving and shakin in no time. MANZO RALLY is the brainchild of the amazing Gabriel Manzo of Malo. The 11th annual festival is scheduled for June 22nd at Telegraph and Haste St. and will be a day filled with music, dance, crafts and promises to be a lot of fun.   We had the chance to briefly chat with Gabriel about his performance at this year’s festival and are pleased to bring that to you here:   Music Junkie Press: It is great to hear about MANZO RALLY performing at this year’s Berkeley World Music Festival. Can you tell us about the lineup you have planned for us? Gabriel: I’ve played [Read More]

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12/13 year old Metal band, Unlocking The Truth set to perform at Heavy Metal Montreal Festival

June 3, 2014

    It has been quite a year so far for the young metal band, Unlocking the Truth. The band with young members of 12/13 years old have been taking the metal scene by surprise and everyone has been talking about them. They were the youngest band to ever perform at this year’s Coachella Festival. Not only that, but many considered them to be the highlight of the festival. The young band Unlocking The Truth are from Brooklyn, New York. At the young ages of twelve and thirteen these three kids are skilled musicians and have everyone taking notice of their exceptional talent. Unlocking The Truth are currently scheduled to open once again for Guns n Roses this weekend at their Las Vegas Hard Rock Residency. They are then scheduled for several more dates and festivals to include Heavy Montreal Festival on August 9th which will include headliners Slayer and Metallica. Amazing that such a young band is already achieving what other bands take years to conquer. One thing is for sure, Unlocking The Truth deliver explosive live [Read More]

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Weezer takes over Day 2 of Bottle Rock with a spectacular set!

June 3, 2014

Bottle Rock Napa 2014 was definitely a complete success. We told you about The Cure and now let me tell you about how Weezer took over Day 2 of Bottle Rock with their spectacular set. One thing is for sure, Weezer knows how to insure everyone is having a good time. They put on a set filled with fan favorites and the crowd was singing along and dancing. The crowd was filled; from the stage all the way back to the vendor booths. Even in the blistering heat, people couldn’t help but dance around as if at one big party! Definitely a big highlight for me at this year’s Bottle Rock. Check out our photos from the amazing show. The setlist according to Setlist.fm was as follows: My Name Is Jonas Hash Pipe Perfect Situation Troublemaker Island in the Sun Beverly Hills Dope Nose Surf Wax America Say It Ain’t So (If You’re Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To Pork and Beans Photograph Song 2 Encore: Undone – The Sweater Song [Read More]

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The Highlight of the 2014 Bottle Rock Napa Festival was The Cure!

June 2, 2014

For the past three months we have been bringing to you our featured artists and bands for the 2014 Bottle Rock Napa Festival. The festival was a great success, very well organized, plenty of parking, shuttles, food vendors, water refilling and phone charging stations. We will continue to bring you our recap of this successful festival but first we wanted to bring you the Highlight of the 2014 Bottle Rock Napa Festival. I don’t think it comes as any surprise, that The Cure has been chosen as the highlight of this year’s festival. The Cure played on Friday night and after a long day of great bands, good food and lots of fun. They started promptly at 7:30 and treated us to a nonstop 2 1/2 hour set. When I mean nonstop, I mean literally nonstop. There were no show breaks, or small talk. They were there to perform and did everything to insure that we all heard our personal favorites as well as some songs that haven’t played live in years!  Due to the [Read More]

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Our Mayhem Monday feature is Texas Hippie Coalition and get ready for their new album Ride On!

June 2, 2014

Here we are on another Monday but don’t worry, today is our Mayhem Monday Feature! Here is where we feature one of the bands that you can catch on this year’s Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival. Today we are featuring the Red Dirt Metal Sound of TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION. These guys not only give you a much needed dose of Southern fried classic rock mixed with heavy metal but they also know how to show you a good time at their concerts. I can’t wait to catch them later this year on the Mayhem Fest. We had a chance for a Q & A with bassist John Exall and vocalist Big Dad Ritch. Check out our interview here: * * * * * * * * * * * * * Music Junkie Press: Thank you very much for taking the time out to talk with us here at Music Junkie Press. We are excited to see that TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION  will be on the Monster Energy Mayhem Festival Tour. Tell us about when you first [Read More]

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Monster Energy’s Aftershock 2014 announces lineup

May 29, 2014

MONSTER ENERGY’S AFTERSHOCK FESTIVAL  SEPTEMBER 13TH & 14TH In our opinion here at Music Junkie Press, California’s BEST festival is returning to Sacramento! The Monter Energy Aftershock Festival be held on the weekend of September 13th & 14th. Mark your calendars and make sure you are free that weekend. If you are from out the area, get working on your travel plans to get out here and be part of one of the funnest and best festivals, Monster Energy’s Aftershock Festival.This year’s lineup includes: Saturday, September 13 Weezer, The Offspring, Limp Bizkit, AWOLNATION, Chevelle, Bad Religion, Pepper, Black Label Society, Hellyeah, Memphis May Fire, Fuel, Dead Sara, Nothing More, The Last Internationale, Butcher Babies, Emmure, Sleepwave, Anti-Mortem, Eyes Set To Kill, Viza, Dig The Kid Sunday, September 14 Rob Zombie, Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch, Rise Against, Seether, Mastodon, Pennywise, Theory of a Deadman, Buckcherry, Of Mice & Men, We Came As Romans, Black Stone Cherry, KYNG, Otherwise, Lacuna Coil, Redlight King, We Are Harlot, Burn Halo, Crossfaith, New Medicine, Cilver More bands are set [Read More]

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An Interview with Mark Heylmun of Suicide Silence, out on tour this summer for Mayhem Fest

May 24, 2014

“When the heart grieves over what is has lost, the spirit rejoices over what it has left.”  – Sufi Epigram  Suicide Silence have emerged from the tragedy of losing their frontman Mitch Lucker on October 31, 2012.  They not only lost a frontman, they lost a best friend, brother, and so much more.  It is through moving forward that their spirit rejoiced and are looking ahead into a bright future.  With the introduction of  Hernan “Eddie” Hermida as new vocalist, the band is stronger than ever and ready to do what they love, make music and perform. Suicide Silence recently released their heavy new track, “Cease To Exist” just a couple weeks ago and it has been well received and garnering a lot of great attention. It is a bad ass heavy track that you have to check out. The song comes off their forthcoming album, “You Can’t Stop Us” which is set for a July 15th release in the US. “Suicide Silence have declared You Can’t Stop Me as their most impassioned, most committed, and most important release thus [Read More]