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'80s Rock

Make Nasty Habit your new habit!

February 25, 2013

Rocklahoma 2013 Band Feature I have a great new Nasty Habit for you and it will ROCK your World! I am talking about four young guys from New York who are on a mission to bring back Rock and Roll. With their Rock and Roll passion prevalent throughout their rockin songs like “Heart Breakin, Hip Shakin”, “Saturday Night”, and ‘Tripped” it is no wonder they are a part of Rocklahoma 2013!  Nasty Habit has Tommy Ende on lead vocals, Kenny Ende on guitar, David Jordan on drums, and Frankie Wheeler on bass. When I hear a band like Nasty Habit, I completely renew my faith in the younger generation to keep true rock and roll alive. Nasty Habit will make sure that Rock and Roll is here to stay! They have my favorite sounds from the ’80s which I love. They kind of remind me of a mix of White Lion/Poison and with the groove of Bullet Boys! These guys are going to blow your mind away as you take a listen and think you are [Read More]

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Matt Brady wants you to take a few risks, surprise yourself, most of all be good to people

February 14, 2013

As many of you know, Matt Brady from New Medicine left the band in December 2012 to move to Ghana, West Africa and work with the Joy 2 the World foundation which empowers women entrepreneurs in Africa through microloans.  I still remember reading his announcement on Facebook: **Hey friends, I’ve got a big life event to announce. Last night was my FINAL SHOW with New Medicine, and it was unforgettable!! I’m moving my life to Ghana, West Africa on January 10th, 2013. As many of you know, the work I’ve done in Ghana the last few years is immensely important to me and I’m ready to fully commit to making an impact there.  That being said, this was an incredibly difficult decision to make. I know chances are that most folks won’t understand completely why I’m doing this; I know it comes as a shock and some of you will be disappointed. I’ve got all the love in the world for Jake, Ryan, Dan, and the extended New Meds family– I’m thrilled for what the [Read More]

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Feed your Soul

Marie-Claire Berreen is a majestic beauty wrapped in music

February 12, 2013

Majestic Beauty Wrapped in Music I have a wonderful treat for your ears. It is the majestic beauty wrapped in music by Marie-Claire Berreen. When you think of some of the best female vocalists like Barbra Streisand, Sarah McLaughlin, Tori Amos, and Leigh Nash,  you think of powerful voices that can reach within you and touch you with warmth. That is what I feel when I listen to the classical folk music by Marie-Claire Berreen. Marie-Claire’s voice is like sunshine brightening the sky. you can’t help but feel the warmth from her words and they leave you feeling sun kissed. She has a wonderful CD of her beautiful music titled, “Box and a Ribbon” that will take over all of your senses.  The first song is “Honeypie” and literally is the perfect way to start off the CD. You are warm and open and feel her welcoming embrace. It is like that long lost friend coming to greet you again and feeling like you never left their side. You are treated to so many wonderful [Read More]

12 Days of Christmas

Man Made Machine was built to Rock you!

January 9, 2013

Interview with Man Made Machine So not to long ago I featured Man Made Machine as our Day 4 of the 12 Days of Christmas Rock. Man Made Machine is Joe Cotela on Vocals, Justyn Sena on Bass, Matt Reinhard on Drums, Marc Hernandez and Steve Siminski on Guitars. Together they bring the chemistry and energy alive. Here is a link to that previous post.  I am hoping you got a chance to listen to more of them and maybe even make it out to their show last month in Arizona.  Well, we were able to chat with the band and find out how they are doing and what they have planned for us this year. Check it out. ~ Interview ~  Music Junkie Press: Thank you very much guys for taking the time to talk with us at Music Junkie Press. So let’s get straight into it here… How did the band form? Joe Cotela:  Kind of the usual thing, we all grew up playing in bands around the same area and finally fell into place together. The [Read More]

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'80s Rock

Jeff George talks about Harlot, Bach & Nothing but a Good Time for 2013!

January 5, 2013

  Jeff George  The guitarist/composer extraordinaire,  Jeff George has a busy year planned ahead of him.  He was hand picked by Sebastian Bach to be his new guitarist in September of 2012 and is also currently in Harlot with Danny Worsnop of Asking Alexandria. We had a chance to check in with Jeff and get the full scoop on Harlot and what else he has in the works.  We are very excited for the year ahead and can’t wait to hear more from Jeff. ~  Interview with Jeff George ~  Music Junkie Press: Thank you Jeff for taking the time from your busy schedule to talk with us here at Music Junkie Press. We appreciate it and look forward to sharing it with our audience. Jeff George: Hey Mari.. Hey everyone.. Thanks so much for having me! Music Junkie Press: How did it go with your tour with Sebastian Bach and will you be staying on as his guitarist for the new year? Jeff George: It’s been incredible. Baz and I have known each other [Read More]

Zach Sobiech

Zach Sobiech and his gift of music with "Clouds"

December 18, 2012

Zach Sobiech Here at Music Junkie Press, we have always been firm believers that Music is the healer of the soul, mender of broken hearts, rainbow in the storm and a true friend. I even have the motto, “Know Music = Know Life, No Music = No Life” on my cards and as my personal way of life.  Some other well known quotes about music, some old and some new: “Without music, life would be a mistake.”  ― Friedrich Nietzsche “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” ― Bob Marley “People haven’t always been there for me but music always has.” ― Taylor Swift “Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.” ― Maya Angelou “Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.” ― Victor Hugo Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.  – Ludwig van Beethoven  Music is the shorthand of emotion.  – Leo Tolstoy  Also one of my main questions when I interview musicians has always [Read More]

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Fresh new Hard Rock with Red9

December 7, 2012

It was less than a week ago that I was treated to the music of Red9.  They were chosen by Slash himself to open for him at his show at the Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles on December 2, 2012.  They were great! I always love checking out the opening bands and I end up finding some of my favorite new music that way.  Red9 is a Southern California rock trio. Just because there are only 3, does not mean they do not deliver a huge sound! These guys are a powerhouse of rock and adrenaline. Red9 is Paul ‘Friz” Frislie on guitars, Giovanni ‘Gio” Fuentes and Jeff on bass and vocals. Together they create a true rock sound and I am hoping for a Bay Area show soon. I am going to need my Red9 Fix! They have a sound similar to Tool and a grungier Nine Inch Nails. Jeff on bass really captivates you with his exploding bass lines and his vocals. Paul just exudes energy while he is ripping out blazing riffs. Gio [Read More]