Before You

One of Pittsburgh, PA popular bands, Before You have announced the end of their band. Before You are a Pop Punk band that has quite a dedicated fanbase in Pittsburgh. They have a really catchy style that reminds me of a blend of All Time Low with My Chemical Romance.  I really like them but sadly they have announced through a Facebook post that the band is coming to an end. The Facebook post reads:

“It is with a heavy heart that I make this announcement but after 4 years of being a band, Before You will come to an end after our May 7th show at Howler’s Coyote Cafe.

This band has been a mainstay in our lives and the source of so much joy and opportunity, that it really hurts to have to call it quits. We have 3 remaining shows and we plan on playing them with the same energy and enthusiasm as we always have. Tonight, we play at Club Cafe on the South Side at 10pm. Friday, April 25th, we play at Altar Bar in the Strip District and May 7th, as I mentioned, we are at Howler’s in Bloomfield. Please try to make it out to one of these shows so we can personally thank you for all of the support and love you have shown us over the lifespan of this project. The people who are reading this are the reasons that we have been able to make music together for the last 4 years and we can’t even put into words how much that means to us. We would like to thank all of you from the bottom of our hearts for buying our music, telling people about us, sharing the stage with us, asking us to be a part of your bill, listening to our music and most importantly, believing in Before You. Music is our world and you have made it possible to thrive.

If you can’t make it to one of these upcoming shows, please send us a message on Facebook or drop us a line via email (beforeyourock@gmail.com). We would love to talk to you and show you our gratitude.

Once again, thank you and we hope to see you soon.

*Before You”

So, I hope that everyone in their area does their best to make it out to one of their final three shows or if not ALL of them!!  Also, please head over to Itunes and pick up their EP Meet Me at Whisper Lake. Check out one of my favorite songs and watch their video for Anatomy of Your Thoughts. 

 

We wish all the members in the band success in all their future endeavors and thank them for making such great music!

~ Marisol

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Just last week we brought you our coverage of the Asking Alexandria show at The Senator Theater in Chico for their stop on the Break Down the Walls Tour. They were awesome and full of non stop energy. You can check out our full coverage here: http://wp.me/p2bPEi-42t.  Now if you are like us and can’t get enough of Asking Alexandria, how about checking out the live footage video by Rockin Ryan which features footage from their Bay Area shows in the past several years.

One thing is for sure, when you are at an Asking Alexandria concert, you will feel the adrenaline rushing through your veins and it is always a good time. The band is currently overseas for several shows and then will return to the US in July for the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festivals. Still  need more AA fix, how about checking out our playlist of our Asking Alexandria Videos here: Asking Alexandria Playlist RockinRyansGarage. I will leave you with the live footage video of Don’t Pray for Me from their Chico show:

I will leave you with also the slideshow of bad ass photos from Rockin Ryan of their Chico set and stay tuned for more news on Asking Alexandria.

 

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Make sure to catch Asking Alexandria as they perform on this year’s Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival. You can check out dates and information on the Mayhem Fest here.   Make sure to also check their social media sites for updates on tour dates.

~ Marisol

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Last week, we covered the Asking Alexandria show at The Senator Theater in Chico, CA. This was the only California stop on the Break Down The Walls Tour and there was no way we were going to miss it. What was awesome is that the tour included a great group of bands. One of the opening bands was Crown The Empire and they delivered a heavy rock set worthy of our attention.

The band came out and immediately captured the attention of the crowd. They are full of energy as they bounced across the stage unleashing their music and enthralled the listeners. What is awesome about Crown The Empire is that their sound is a mix of hard/heavy rock to post-hardcore, interweaving melodies to scream vocals, but never overdoing it either way. They have finely balanced their musical fusions in order to create a unique and quite infectious sound. They were definitely one of my favorites of the new night.

You can check out the photos of Crown The Empire by our Rockin Ryan here:

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Their debut album “The Fallout” on Rise Records is could quite well be called a concept album. It is a great work of art and through their musical compositions tell the story of a post-apocalyptic world. The basis of the album came from a failed relationship and they creatively turned it into a musical gem. You can pick up the album on Itunes here and make sure to listen to it from start to finish, it is awesome and takes you on a wild cinematic ride.

I will leave you with a couple videos from their set in Chico. You can also check them out this summer as they will be on the Vans Warped Tour. Check here for their tour dates on Warped Tour.  Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news.

~ Marisol

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We have been hearing a lot of news about Billy Idol and his plans for a new album. In our recent post, Billy had mentioned the title as Return to Splendor but today we have a new tweet from Billy Idol as he announces the finalized title of the album.  The album is:

“Kings & Queens of the Underground”

 

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The album will be released on the BFI label.  We are very excited for the new album. Billy also did a photo shoot for the album and shared the following photo on whosay.

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Billy tweeted in March that he was finishing vocals on a couple of the tracks and it is nearing completion. Here is the previous tweet with the old album title:

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Billy has a couple US dates and then they are off to tour in Europe. Dates for Europe are listed below.  We look forward to October and to Billy adding US Tour Dates after they return from overseas! Seeing Billy Idol perform two back to back shows in San Francisco in 2010 was the highlight of my concert coverages and it has been way toooooo long! I need my Billy fix!

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Make sure to visit the social media sites and stay up to date on the latest Billy Idol news! I will leave you with some of my favorite photos from the Billy Idol shows back in 2010.

~ Marisol

 

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Forever Still

Hailing from Copenhagen, Demark is Forever Still and these fierce rockers are ready to take over the music scene with their female fronted rock band. In a time when the music scene is suffering such an identity crisis and people are busy placing labels and genres on a band’s music, along comes along Forever Still and is breaking the mold of Rock and Roll. Their intense sound can take you from catchy melodies, passionate vocals to smoldering guitars and energetic drumming. The stunning vocals of Maja brings such intensity to their songs, she has quite a vocal range and is spectacular at creating the connection to the listener.

Forever Still is Maja Schønning, Mikkel Haastrup, Chad T. Charlton and Carsten Christensen and they have been causing quite a buzz out in Denmark and now it is time for the rest of the world to fall in love with them.  They have recently released their 4 song EP Breaking Free. You can purchase the album on their Bandcamp page and I would strongly encourage it since I am getting quite hooked on it!

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They have recently released their music video for their high energy fiery track, The Last Day. Check it out here:

 

So make sure to pick up their EP Breaking Free, check out Forever Still on their social media sites and tell all your friends about this awesome band. I will see if we can bring you an interview with Forever Still. 

~ Marisol

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SINNER SINNERS

Happily married rocker couple Steve and Sam Thill met in a small town in the center of France at the age of 15 and fell fast in love. Eight years later in 2009, the couple started SINNER SINNERS out of their mutual love of rock music and desire to be at each other’s sides throughout all aspects of their musical careers. Since their inception and relocation to Los Angeles, SINNER SINNERS have pushed their forceful punk-influenced rock n’ roll out to the controlled masses, but see 2014 as a figurative launching pad designed to hit the big time. This is definitely the year for SINNER SINNERS.

SINNER SINNERS are just about to release their new album, XI in only a few days, April 21st to be exact. I have taken a listen and it is awesome! It is filled with aggressive punk infused rock songs that will electrify your senses and intensify your emotions. There is something so pure about this album where you can actually feel the passion of this married couple being emulated through their music. Definitely a journey that you will enjoy and leave you feeling invigorated after. The album will hit digital stores via independent release on the band’s Cadavra Records. Check out a video for their song Riot which is off the forthcoming album:

 

We had the opportunity to chat with SINNER SINNERS and are pleased to bring you that interview here:

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Music Junkie Press: Thank you so much for taking the time out to talk with us here at Music Junkie Press.   We are excited about the release of your new album, XI next week. Can you tell us what can we expect from the album or tell us more about it?

Sinner Sinners: Thank you. If you’ve heard our first record you can expect something very different, it’s faster, louder and a lot more aggressive. We mixed a lot of different influences we have and tried to not stick to any of them, it was pretty much written and recorded without any kind of rules.

Music Junkie Press: Being in a band and being married is awesome, you two get to experience this crazy world of music with your partner by your side. What is your songwriting process together?

Sinner Sinners: The awesome thing about it is that we can start working on a song at any time of the day or night. I usually come up with a riff idea and play it to Sam sometimes at 4 in the morning and we start putting something together right away.

Music Junkie Press: Your music truly brings out the punk angst which we have been so missing lately in the music scene. It has me reminiscing of my nightclub light in the 80s/90s. Who were some of the most influential artists for you and your music?

Sinner Sinners: We have a very wide variety of influences, the Doors, early Rolling Stones, 60’s psychedelic garage as well as punk rock and some metal. We steal stuff from all of those influences and try to mix it together to cover the tracks.

Music Junkie Press: With the release of the album less than a week away, do you have any touring plans in the works?

Sinner Sinners: Yes, we are now booking May and June in the US and heading to Europe in September

Music Junkie Press: With the album, No Hard Feelings, that is just a bad ass aggressive song that I love. Are you currently working on a music video for that?

Sinner Sinners: Yes, we actually filmed a video for it last time we were in France, it should be out by the time this get published.

Music Junkie Press: On the album, another song that really stands out to me is Rise Up, the intro and then the intensity comes in, LOVE IT! can you tell me more about that song? 

Sinner Sinners: We wanted to write a very fast and agro 1mn song to open the shows with, we then added the very mellow acoustic intro to it, that’s pretty much the only mellow part of the record. It talks about our atheist point of view of the horrors of Christianity. 

Music Junkie Press: We at Music Junkie Press are very strong believers about how music can heal, help, inspire and move, do you remember a particular time where music was there to help you the most? Can you share the story with us?

Sinner Sinners: Definitely, we grew up in a very small town of France with a very high percentage of unemployment. It made us travel and kept us busy instead of doing what most of the kids were doing, drugs, stealing cars and stabbing people. I’m exaggerating here but it kept us out of trouble. 

Music Junkie Press: Do you have any upcoming shows that we can share with our readers?

Sinner Sinners: Not anything we can talk about yet, sorry. Soon!

Music Junkie Press: If you could take a song from a completely different genre and turn it into a SINNER SINNERS style what might that be?

Sinner Sinners: There’s so many, we’ve tried a few. We’ve been thinking about White Rabbit, but it’s already been done by 10 billion bands, maybe a Shocking Blue song as Sam is from their hometown of Den Haag in Holland. Maybe some 60’s psychedelic or maybe a Cure song or Alice Cooper or Bowie… I can go on and on.

Music Junkie Press: If we could peak into your Ipod, what artist or song might we be most surprised at finding in there?

Sinner Sinners: That’s exactly why I keep people away from my Ipod! Maybe Pulp or my compilation of traditional Hawaiian guitar songs, I don’t know, is this surprising? 

Music Junkie Press: What is next for SINNER SINNERS?

Sinner Sinners: As always once our new album is out we start working on the following one, which is going to be very different from the previous one. So of course touring as much as possible and then go back to writing and recording some new tunes, which is very what we’re looking forward to the most.

Music Junkie Press: Lastly, what would you like to share with your fans and audience?

Sinner Sinners: Yes, French fries aren’t French at all, if you want to eat fries in France you can find some at McDonalds. We also never heard of french dips or toasts, don’t tell anyone. 

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 So make sure to pick up your copy of XI on April 21st and look forward to seeing a lot more of SINNER SINNERS in 2014! 

~ Marisol

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Marshall Dane

Just yesterday we told you about Canadian country rocker Marshall Dane hitting the No. 1 spot onthe Roots Music Report for Pop Country Album, you can read more here.   Today we wanted to tell you about the music video which Marshall just released for Alcohol Abuse.  The video was premiered last night at a World Premiere party held in Ontario, Canada at the same spot it was filmed at. Filmed at Dirty Dog Saloon, the “Alcohol Abuse” video was produced by The Field, based in Toronto. Since opening its doors in 2007, The Field has garnered much acclaim for its work, racking up over 75 Much Music Video Awards nominations, along with numerous Juno and Canadian Country Music Association nods. You can check it out here:

 

Marshall currently has his single Alcohol Abuse  at #2 on the Pop Country Singles chart, behind Luke Bryan’s “Play It Again.” The song, written by Kim Williams and Billy Yates, comes in ahead of releases by Hayes, Paslay, Big and Rich and David Nail, among others. Marshall Dane is based in Port Credit, Ontario, Canada.  He is a four-time CMAO Nominee, having been nominated for Best Male and Best Album in both 2013 and 2014.  He will be performing at the May CMAO Awards ceremony.  Dane will release his “Alcohol Abuse” Official Music Video on April 17th, at Dirty Dog Saloon in Hamilton, Ontario.  We will update when the official music video is up for you you to check out.

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You can head over to to Itunes here and pick up his album One of These Days. Make sure to visit his social media sites and stay up to date on his latest news.

~ Marisol

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