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Earlier this week we braved the 3+ hour traffic to Sacramento and did get there in time to catch Palisades hit the stage at the Assembly Music Hall. This was our first time at the new Assembly, but it was great to see that it is under the same ownership/management as our fave Sacramento stop, Ace of Spades. The staff was exceptional and the venue set up is ideal for a crowd to feel the energy from the stage.

Palisades definitely delivered on the energy! They got the crowd engaged and ready to rage. The intimate atmosphere really allowed for the crowd to feed off the artist’s vibe. There was no one left standing still when Palisades took the stage. Their music brings the perfect fusion of EDM and Post-hardcore an inviting style that appealed to all. One drawback is the extremely dark venue and the little to no lighting which even at 6400 iso, it was tough to catch any good shots. Check out the photos from their set:

Palisades have a couple more dates on the Not Your American Idols Tour as well as many more dates. Check the list below:

Oct. 24 EL Corazon Seattle, WA
Oct 25 The Shredder Boise, ID
Oct 26 In The Venue Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 27 Black Sheep Colorado Springs, CO
Oct 29 The End Nashville, TN
Oct 30 Emerson Theatre Indianapolis, IN
Oct 31 The Pike Room Pontiac, MI
Nov 01 Mojoes Joliet, IL
Nov 02 Agora Ballroom Cleveland, OH
Nov 03 Altar Bar Pittsburgh, PA
Dec 03 Mac’s Bar Lansing, MI
Dec 04 Nelligan Hall Louisville, KY
Dec 05 Smiling Moose Pittsburgh, PA
Dec 06 California Brew Haus Rochester, NY
Dec 07 Heirloom Arts Theatre Danbury, CT
Dec 08 Stanhope House Stanhope, NJ
Dec 09 The Shop at Newgrounds York, PA
Dec 11 Club Absinthe Hamilton, Canada
Dec 13 The Kalkaska Kalkaska, MI

 

You can pick up their current release Outcasts which was released last year. They are also featured on the Punk Goes Pop Vol 6 which their cover of Pharrell William’s Happy. Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news.

~ Marisol

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Here we are coming down to the last week of Vans Warped Tour 2014. What a tour it has been and so many great bands have performed. We featured many awesome artists and tonight we want to bring you our coverage of one of our top highlights of 2014 Warped Tour. Of course, it goes to Falling in Reverse which is no surprise because every time we have seen them perform, they exceed our expectations, continuously raising the bar of entertainment for others. They truly shine when they are on the stage!

I think this must have been the 8th and 9th time seeing them perform in only a couple years and each time was better than the next. This was the first time seeing Max Green play bass in Falling in Reverse and he did a bass ass job. In case you missed it before, check out our interview with Max shortly after he announced he was joining Falling in Reverse:

One of the reasons that Falling in Reverse is so damn fun is because of Mr. Ronnie Radke, who is a true entertainer in all aspects. There is no denying it. This is one guy who really proves that no matter how people try to bring him down, he always rises above it and comes back even twice as strong. I love watching him perform and their set was one of the few that we made sure to catch again on our second day of coverage. All the guys are great but I also must point out that Derek was fierce and he really was rockin out during both sets. He truly stood out and worked the stage.  Check out all our photos by Rockin Ryan of their Northern California Warped Tour sets:

This is the last week of Warped Tour and if you are heading out, make sure to get their early and check what time Falling in Reverse is playing and DON’T MISS THEIR SET!  Also, hope you can join us when we catch them performing with Black Veil Brides on their Halloweekend.

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Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news.

~ Marisol

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What a week of news for the bad ass bassist, Max Green. Just a couple days ago, we announced that Max was leaving Escape The Fate. You can read that post here. Then today, we posted how Max has joined Falling in Reverse, you can read that post here. We are very excited to see Max doing what he loves and with longtime friend, Ronnie.  We had a chance to talk with Max and discuss his joining Falling in Reverse as well as his other music project, Violent New Breed.  Check out the interview here:

 

So now, get ready to catch Max Green on tour with Falling in Reverse this summer for the Vans Warped Tour. Check out the tour dates on their website here.

Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on all the Falling in Reverse and Max Green news. I will leave you with several videos of Max performing with Escape The Fate as well as videos of Falling in Reverse. Also pick up their CD, “Fashionably Late” which is available at music retailers or you can download from Itunes here.   Stay tuned for new music by Violent New Breed also!  Can’t get enough of Max Green? Check out a slideshow of Rockin Ryan photos of Max!

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~ Marisol

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Falling In Reverse  just released a music video for their cover of  “Gangsta Paradise” and features Coolio which is featured on Punk Goes 90’s Vol 2. . Check out the video here:

Make sure to pick up your copy of Punk Goes 90’s Vol. 2 by visiting their site here: http://www.punkgoes.com. Also you can catch Falling in Reverse as they will be performing at this year’s Vans Warped Tour.  You can head over to www.vanswarpedtour.com for more information and tickets.

I will leave you with a tribute video that Rockin Ryan put together which includes photos and footage of Falling In Reverse from the their Unplugged performance and another one from their set at Aftershock Festival:

 

 

Also pick up their CD, “Fashionably Late” which is available at music retailers or you can download from Itunes here. Below are some videos from the San Francisco show.

~ Marisol

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They did it again! Falling In Reverse  put on another great show on their stop in San Francisco for the Bury the Hatchet tour. Even though we were the second to the last stop of the tour, we were treated to them performing at 150% and their non stop energy set.  I have been to many opening sets for tours as well as closing and it does seem that some bands really trail off when they are down to the last couple days. Almost as if they can taste the freedom and joys of sleeping in their own beds, long showers and days that have yet to be planned.  Well for the boys in Falling in Reverse, they really do show that performing is when they feel most at home because they really come on just as strong as their first show in Los Angeles.  They treated the crowd to an adrenaline filled set where the nearly sold out audience sang along to every word. 

It was a great set and Jacky Vincent and Ron Ficarro were on fire with their energy! Of course, Ronnie and  the whole band were awesome but my choice for MVP of the night goes to Jacky Vincent!  You really can’t help but admire his amazing guitarwork on the solos. 

Check out the photos from Rockin Ryan of their set:

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In case you missed it, Falling in Reverse have been added to the 2014 Vans Warped Tour. You can head over to www.vanswarpedtour.com for more information and tickets.

I will leave you with a tribute video that Rockin Ryan put together which includes photos and footage of Falling In Reverse from the their Unplugged performance and another one from their set at Aftershock Festival:

 

 

Also pick up their CD, “Fashionably Late” which is available at music retailers or you can download from Itunes here. Below are some videos from the San Francisco show.

~ Marisol

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Today Falling In Reverse  has announced on their Facebook that they will be playing the Vans Warped Tour 2014. They have just been added to the Vans Warped Tour along with Breathe Carolina, Terror, I Fight Dragons and A Lot Like Birds. 

Head over to www.vanswarpedtour.com for more information and tickets.

Falling in Reverse have been busy out on tour for their  “Bury The Hatchet Tour” which also features features Escape The Fate, Survive This and Chelsea Grin. For details on the “Bury The Hatchet Tour” you can read more here.

I will leave you with a tribute video that Rockin Ryan put together which includes photos and footage of Falling In Reverse from the their Unplugged performance and another one from their set at Aftershock Festival:

 

 

Also pick up their CD, “Fashionably Late” which is available at music retailers or you can download from Itunes here. Below are some videos from the San Francisco show.

~ Marisol

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Well, here we are on the Monday after NAMM 2014. What a great week it was for Musicians. The trade industry convention, NAMM brought in an estimated 100,000 to the Anaheim Convention where dealers, musicians and gear heads could check out the latest and greatest in the music technology and products.

Music Junkie Press was there and it was a wild week. We just got back home tonight and this week will be putting together all of our NAMM coverage, highlights, concert reviews, photographs, and much more. From shows at the Whisky a-Go-Go in Hollywood, to Stevie Wonder jamming out some tunes on a show visitor’s harmonica, to interviewing all kinds of bands; Switchblade Serenade, Farewell My Love, Harlot, Bloody Mary, Emperors and Elephants, Tempting Fate and so many more.  We have a lot to go through but we will have our first batch of write-ups coming to you tomorrow, so stay tuned!! If you were at NAMM, send us your highlights, we just might feature it in our NAMM 2014spotlight.

After every NAMM…. the NAMM-over begins. It starts to hit you right about Sunday morning which is the last day of the convention. You know the inevitable is about to happen as the show comes to a close. You are dreading the end of an unforgettable week where you made contacts, revisited old friends, made new friends and just enjoyed the Disneyland for Musicians: NAMM.  Your sleep deprived body, aching feet and over-stimulated mind is about to erupt on Sunday night. Then Monday morning after a good night’s rest, you can’t even imagine that your feet ever hurt so bad. The pain is gone, the ooh and ahh sighs of musician sightings are a distant memory, it is all fading out.  The only think you have now as you set out on your journey home is a SHITLOAD OF AWESOME MEMORIES that will keep you alive in your NAMM-over as you gaze at the calendar and start counting down to NAMM 2015!

~ Marisol, Rockin Ryan, Stephen and Lil Rocker Brandon

Earlier this past week, I went to see 12 Stones perform at the historical Phoenix Theater in Petaluma, Ca. This theater was first opened in 1905 and held historical acts such as Harry Houdini and Lily Langtree. Over the years it has housed acts such as Metallica, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, The Ramones, Green Day, Smashing Pumpkins and so much more. The current owner Tom Gaffey has continued to keep it open as an all-ages music venue and I applaud him as to how he has gone through great lengths to keep music alive in our area.

So I was excited to see 12 Stones would be playing there and they were even bringing along their touring band, Concordia which I had just been happily introduced to earlier in the month after hearing them open up for Smile Empty Soul.  In addition, three great local bands were added to the opening lineup.

First up, we had Mirrors which delivered a punk rock sound and uses their music as a platform to discuss how the pornography industry corrupted and tainted their personal lives. Their music was good and I do commend them for having the courage to stand up for what they believe in and talk about such an uncomfortable subject and to passionately help others struggling.   Kudos boys!

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Next up we had one of my local favorites that I have seen several times before Boo Radley’s House. This time we got to enjoy some of their new music of their upcoming concept album. This album will be a different side of Boo Radley for you to experience and it was quite good. It reminded me of early Queensryche with a touch of Rage against the Machine and a splash of Korn. I look forward to hearing more from them.

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After, we were treated to some incredible Southern Rock by Shotgun Harlot. These guys know how to rock! They have incredible stage presence and performed as if they were playing in front of a packed stadium. High Energy, Crowd Engaging and heavy rock was all there. These guys are someone to be watching out for and if you have the chance, make sure to check them out live.

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Up next, was Concordia which is the touring band for 12 Stones and got added to the bill at the last minute. I was excited to see them since someone sent me a link on their music from the Smile Empty Soul show and I loved them. Well seeing them live was great. They know how to work the stage and get an emotional response from the crowd.  They have a Linkin Park sound but it is not a form of imitation since these guys can stand on their own and have their own unique and amazing sound.  Their drums had a cool feel when they use the ride and the splash cymbal reminiscent of the great Rev Sullivan of Avenged Sevenfold. The vocals were clear and heavy at the same time which invokes the energy of the listener. The guitars of course were just the right amount of heavy without turning it into a metal sound. You are going to be hearing about Concordia, that is for sure. I will write more about them after I get a chance to interview them.

Lastly, it was 12 Stones turn to take to the stage. From the second they stepped on stage until the last cymbal was hit, they were INTENSE! They have such a great post-grunge sound that could have rivaled the best back in Seattle grunge days.  12 Stones has been around since 2000 and have continued to be a presence in Christian music. They have had numerous songs played in movie soundtracks or shows.

These guys have had great airplay on XM Sirius Octane and Sixx Sense and continue to tour with BlesstheFall and Bobaflex around th country.  They played several old songs mixed in with some new music from their ‘Beneath the Scars” album.  “Broken” was their first single of their new album and highlights their great songwriting skills and delivers a mix of hard rock and great rhythm.

Of course when the played their latest single, “Infected” everyone was singing along and just having a great time. The crowd was moving around and you could everyone was having a great time. Their music evokes the right emotion from the listener and you can’t help but gravitate to their music. I really can’t wait for them to return to California but until then, make sure you check out their tour page on their website and get their new CD!

Actually for all the bands mentioned, make sure to take some time to check them out. You never know I could have just introduced you to your new favorite band. Lastly, try and get out to a live show. Listening to your favorite bands is good but getting out to a local venue to see them, experience their music live and maybe get a chance to meet them is what it is all about and will continue to keep the music alive.

~ Marisol

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