music

The Weight of Silence release new single Green is the New Black ft. Danny Leal

April 5, 2018

Check out the new single from Australian rap/metalcore trappers The Weight of Silence. They are back with a new sound and single Green Is The New Black, featuring Danny Leal. You can take a listen and download the new song below: https://itunes.apple.com/album/id/1366366492 Vocalist Jacob Pedersen explains the bands new direction for “Green is the New Black”:  “We’ve been really influenced as a group by some of the newer trap and rap sounds coming out at the moment and we’re blending that with the metal influence we’ve always had.We are also very honoured to have Danny Leal take a part in this and really bring a section in this already lively song to a new level. Upon A Burning Body’s music has been a big influence on us and you’ll hear that in this upcoming album release.  You can expect heavy, hard hitting riffs with huge and heavy vocals , alongside moments with trapbeats and rap vocals.” The Weight are channeling nu-metal and trap for a completely new sound in 2018.  The Weight released a cover of Atlanta rapper [Read More]

Concerts

James Bay delivers unparalleled top notch stadium quality performance at the intimate Fillmore in San Francisco

March 28, 2018

James Bay put on an extraordinary performance tonight at the legendary Fillmore in San Francisco. It was a show that I had been waiting months for. The venue was filled to capacity for the sold out show, the second show of the tour. The night kicked off with a beautiful set from amazing singer/songwriter/guitarist David Ryan Harris. David brought to life the stories of his music, his smooth voice inviting the listener to take a musical journey. The crowd loved David’s set and they were anxious for James to begin. From the second he hit the stage, the crowd went wild. He started right off with a new song Wasted on Each Other followed by his new single Pink Lemonade. Both songs are off his highly anticipated second studio album, Electric Light, due out on May 18th. You can pre-order by heading over to here: https://jamesbay.lnk.to/ElectricLight. The night continued on with a performance that was pure bliss! James energy was electrifying and his passion radiates as he sings. His charismatic personality reigns with his stage presence. I glanced [Read More]

Interview

Interview with Dree Mon: sassy and ironic and hard to miss. By Patrick O’Heffernan

March 15, 2018

  Patrick O’Heffernan (Los Angeles) Dree Mon has a unique talent for making people feel good with her videos and her music. She is kinda’ funky, kinda’ rocky, kinda’ silly, and kinda’ really incisive – and always a lot of fun.  She has been called the sardonic valley-girl love-child of David Bowie and Wonder Woman, which does not mean that she isn’t a prolific talent. That she most certainly is. In addition to racking up a shelf full of awards,  her debut song Rebel Soul will be in the upcoming Netflix film  “High Strung: Free Dance”,  plus she also has songs in the TV shows Parenthood and White Collar, as well and films and web series. Her new single No Chill, was just released.  Not a bad record for a woman whose career in music was an accident – literally, in a car.  We were lucky enough to snag her for a quick interview as she dropped the new single.   Patrick: Dree Mon.  Is your name an intentional play on words – dream on, [Read More]

Concerts

Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters deliver epic performance at Fox Theater in Oakland

March 7, 2018

It was one show that we had waited months for, and it was finally approaching. Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters performing at the Fox Theater in Oakland. It was one of the shows that kept us going with anticipation and excitement as we tried to recover from the devastating loss of our home and business in the Santa Rosa firestorms in October 2017. It gave us the strength and hope to move forward, for us to see Robert Plant perform in the theater style setting of the Fox Theater. Well, it not only lived up to all of our expectations, it exceeded them. After the fire, the way I listened to music drastically changed. I could barely stand to hear the word “fire” or “smoke” in a song and when I did, I would instantly succumb to the horrors of our experience and relive it detail by detail. Carry Fire came out the week of our fire and I remember sitting in a hotel room with our family, not even knowing if our [Read More]

Interview

SHOW ALERT: War Twins announce new tour dates!

March 3, 2018

War Twins will be premiering some of their upcoming releases recorded with Sylvia Massy live during a string of shows on the east coast later this month, beginning on Tuesday March 20th in New York City alongside The Worst Humans and Micky James. Micky James will also be joining the power duo that Thursday in Philadelphia. War Twins will conclude the string of east coast shows with a hometown Boston show, Monday, the 26th of March alongside Carissa Johnson. The band will release music off the new record throughout the year, with plans of national tour dates this summer. Don’t miss it! Upcoming Shows: 3/20 – NY, NY @ The Bowery Electric 3/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ MilkBoy 3/26 – Boston, MA @ Thunder Road   We caught up with War Twins at NAMM 2018 and if you haven’t already, check out our quick interview with them here: They have been passionately working on their new music with Sylvia  Massey (TOOL, Johnny Cash, Prince) and now you can get the first listen at one of [Read More]

Bass

Interview with Justin Emord of Love and a .38 at NAMM

February 2, 2018

We have so many exciting things to share with you all from our NAMM trip! Of course, it wouldn’t be NAMM without an interview with one of the hardest working musicians, Justin Emord of Love and a .38. Justin started his NAMM week off early with  NAMM’s Foundation Day of Service helping kids learn music. His band also performed at the new NAMM Arena Plaza Stage on Friday and they truly rocked the stage! Justin also gave a very informative seminar on acquiring sponsorships and he even acquired several new sponsorships himself. We had a chance to catch up with Justin and are pleased to bring you that interview here: This was quite a hard NAMM for us to cover, after losing the business and our home in the Santa Rosa fires but talking with Justin, you can’t help but feel optimistic about the future. He truly shines in his field and his passion for music is inspiring and invigorating. Thank you Justin for all that you do! We can’t wait for some new Love and [Read More]

Breaking News

The night that changed our lives…. Tubbs Fire sweeps Santa Rosa

October 25, 2017

  (Today, October 25th is the first time in 16 days that I have been able to log onto our site. I apologize for not being able to post! I appreciate all the support from everyone.) It was just another hot dry night at our home in Santa Rosa, also the home of Music Junkie Press. Brandon and Stephen were at the park playing baseball. Rockin Ryan was busy playing his guitar as I was going through mementos from my parents, separating things from their estate to be given to each of the six siblings. Reading funny birthday cards and each little note that my mother saved for over 40+ years.  I would never have imagined that those precious items would soon be incinerated in a fire, just hours later.   Our timeline….. October 8th 10:45 pm Power went out briefly for approximately 30-45 seconds, happened twice in 5 minutes. 11:15 pm Brandon and Stephen were sound asleep which means that Ryan and I \would stay up and take care of Music Junkie Press work, [Read More]