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Last year we told you about a great new band, Figs Vision. Figs Vision is the musical collaboration by Gunner Sixx, son of Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue and Jordan Spoliansky.  You can read more about when they first started as well as interview with Jordan and Gunner  here.  Today, I wanted to give you an update and how Figs Vision is working on creating their first album. In addition, they have added Zig Zag and Storm to complete our band and bring our vision to a tangible place.  As they say, “We are a family and all love each other very god damn much.” 

Figs Vision is now ready to record and release their full length album titled, “Dances“. They have started an Indiegogo campaign and you can help be part of the making of the album. You can visit their campaign page and see how your contribution can help fund the album as well as receive some cool merchandise and perks from the band! The album as they mention, “We have pulled together a bundle of our favorite songs that will complete a larger expression of art in the form of an album. We’ve decided to call it “Dances”.  Being fortunate enough to put out this record would mean ultimate satisfaction for our band and our personal lives.  It would be an achievement of the dreams we’ve had every night for as long as we can remember. It would bring meaning to every step of our journeys on this earth.” 

As you know we always applaud bands who take the crowd sourcing path in order to fund their album because you truly get the album that the artist wants you to hear.  It is the best way for the artist to express his/her music, market the music they way they would like to see it done, all doing this on the time frame that is most suitable for them.  You can check out their Indiegogo video here:


Now you have to head on over to their Indiegogo campaign page and see which perk you are going to receive for your contribution. Maybe a t-shirt? private concert? your name tattooed? advanced signed CD? or how about at least some good juju. We can all use more of that.

Now that you know about Figs Vision, take a listen to them and fall in love with their music! Here is “New York Home” and “Make It”. Make sure to visit their social media pages so you can stay up to date on their music. Let’s all get ready for some new music and look forward to “Dances“.

~ Marisol



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It is time to open your eyes and ears and introduce all your senses to Figs Vision, musical collaboration by Gunner Sixx, son of Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue and Jordan Spoliansky. Together these long time friends are creating new music that will reach inside and touch your soul and have you dancing around; all at the same time. Although they have been working together for some time, they were recently introduced to the world via Nikki Sixx’s Facebook and Twitter posting only days ago:

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“I love music. As you know I am always looking for new music not only for my ears, but also for other people’s as well. I have been very open about creativity and supporting music over the years in my books and blogs. As a father you hope to pass this on to your kids. So with that being said my oldest son Gunner and his songwriting partner Jordan Spoliansky been collaborating on new music together and I want to pass it on to you. If you like what you hear go check out their Facebook page and follow them on twitter because I know they are gonna be releasing new music often. They are gearing up for their first EP so this is all creativity in progress. I shot the photos of them to go with the music…. Enjoy,Nikki….’

Nice intro via Nikki but what is even more incredible is that these two can stand on their own with the exceptional quality of their alternative fused dance music.  They are currently working on their debut EP titled “Darling” which is being recording in Van Nuys.  We had a chance to get a quick interview with Gunner and Jordan and want to share it with you.

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Music Junkie Press: How did Figs Vision come out and how did the name come about?

Gunner: Figs Vision came about through a long friendship formed on and inspired by all types of music.  Eventually we decided we wanted to share the music we’d been making. We named the band after a very dear friend to us, Old Fig. Fig has these visions, these inexplicable visions of unparalleled complexity and beauty. He’d rather not be known by the public but has allowed us to name our project after him.

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Music Junkie Press:  Your music reminds me of what the youth of today is missing! The ’90s were an awesome time and I think your music wraps up the best of all those times for everyone to share!  If you could describe Figs Vision to the world, what would it be?

Gunner:  We love the 90’s too.  To us, the music is meant to express raw connection and vulnerability.

Jordan:  I’ve always been inspired by belief in one’s self, I want fV to communicate that no matter who you are you should love and enjoy yourself. I think it’s about unity through beautiful imperfection.

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Music Junkie Press:  We here at Music Junkie Press are strong believers about how Music has changed each of our lives and have saved us in certain instances, can you share with us an personal story where “music” healed you or helped you?

Gunner: I think that’s a great question, it touches on what we mean by raw connection and vulnerability.  It’s interesting when you’re sitting there singing or making music, its like sometimes I learn things about myself that I didn’t even know.  Deep feelings and thoughts make their way out of my psyche.

Jordan: Yeah, it’s like therapy… for free.

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Music Junkie Press:  New York Home is such a great song that just gets into soul and draws out emotion. Really beautiful! Tell us about “New York Home” and how that song came about and who wrote that?

Jordan: I actually wrote that song for someone I was very in love with. I took all of the fear that comes with love and tried to explain it with the music, almost impossible to do. I recorded the original version a few years ago and we decided to use it for fV.

Gunner:  I was really excited when Jordan brought that one to the table and it was an interesting process re-working such an intimate piece.

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Music Junkie Press:  If you could each talk to your 14 year old self, what would be your advice to them be?

Gunner:  I think my advice would have been to keep believing in myself.  I had a few “drunk years” where I got frustrated with music.  Having fallen back in love with it has been such great thing for me.

Jordan: A lot of stuff that my 14 year old self would have ignored.

Gunner: True.

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Music Junkie Press: That is so true Jordan. What does Figs Vision have in store for us in 2013?

Gunner: We’ve got more songs than we know what to do with.  Getting as much of those out there as possible is something we’re both excited about.

Jordan: Also lots of shows… Which means dancing.

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Music Junkie Press:  Well, we will be all waiting for the shows and get ready for some dancing! What song from any genre could Figs Vision take and make it their own, which would it be and why?

Figs Vision: Q Lazzarus  “Goodbye Horses” because we love her emotion and the songs instrumentation.

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Music Junkie Press: That would be a good one to do. Now that everyone is excited about your new music,, Where can we get Figs Vision Music?

Figs Vision: Right now we have it up on for download and you can stream it on YouTube or Soon we’ll be dropping our debut EP “Darling” and putting it up on iTunes as well.

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Music Junkie Press:  Thanks so much for your time and we look forward to all the new music. Lastly, If you could share 3 secrets about each of  you with our audience what would they be?

Gunner: I have a little secret for you but you have to promise not to tell anyone, ok?

Jordan: I am an excellent rollerblader, I sleep with my head under the pillow and I sweat milk.

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Now that you know about Figs Vision, take a listen to them and fall in love with their music! Here is “New York Home” and “Make It”. Make sure to visit their social media pages so you can stay up to date on their music and find out more about their new EP.

~ Marisol


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The 80’s not only had some great Rock and Roll but it also provided a time to enjoy New Wave and Modern Rock music. Well those times are long gone…. But guess what, there is a great new band out there called The Kinected  that is bringing it all back to life, blended with their own unique sound that is taking the airwaves by storm. It is great feel good music that reminds me of the first time I heard Pet Shop Boys or Duran Duran. They have an amazing  sound that is a fresh blend of rock, pop,  funk and an electro edge. There first single “Hypnotize” from their new album titled Evolution #9 has been dominating airplay on XM Sirius Channel 3 “20 on 20”. It will have you moving and wanting more and more!

The Kinected is Ron Anthony on vocals, Alex Zapatier on guitar, Mike B on bass and Marck Mangel on drums. I had the opportunity to interview vocalist Ron Anthony who has such a smooth voice on this album. Here is a bit of that interview:

Music Junkie Press:        We have heard about how you are all so unique and wanted to know how you all got together to form the band?

Ron:         Well, let’s see. I don’t know if you are aware but  Michael the bass player happens to be my brother so we met at birth,   Alex  the guitar player is my cousin so we have known each other for a long time and the drummer Marck is a very,  very good friend of ours. We met Marck a couple years ago and were getting together and just started jamming out and it evolved to what is now The Kinected.  But a majority of the band is family.

Music Junkie Press:        We understand that you released in February your debut album, “Evolution #9″ and I had the pleasure of listening to it,  and it has a fresh  style of music with a great blend.  What could you tell us about this new album?

Ron:           Thank you, thank you very much! We appreciate that. Evolution #9 is exciting for us. It is like a first child for us. We spent a solid amount of time on it. I think what we have taken from this is the ability to understand in a studio how to work with each other. But as far as the music, it is really a sincerer blend of our biggest influences with which we have grown up  on and what we love. We are all classic musician artists at heart. We love the Beatles, the Stones, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, but as a keyboard player I love the New Wave, 80’.  I love Depeche Mode, The Cure, Duran, Duran. We recorded this in my studio and we produced it and engineered it ourselves so I had a little bit of room to kind of get the 80s synth world vibe with what Alex brings with his guitars. So it is really kind of a blend of some of our biggest influences along with lyrics that we can all relate to form our personal experiences in our lives. It was cool and we were really happy with the way it came together. We are really excited to get it out there.

Music Junkie Press:        Your music brings a positive energy. You can feel the passion and intensity that all you guys put into this music. S many people talk about how music changes their mood and can help  them through times. Your music brings that positive element to the listener. How old were you when you started getting the music bug?

Ron:        My first piano lesson was when I was six years old. I have been doing it for a little bit of time and as I got older I started  experimenting more with the keyboards because it allowed me to have an outlet other than just the piano and experiment with different sounds. I got really into studying and listening to bands like Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind and Fire and Herbie Hancock. Studying them and understanding some of that synth and analog world and it intrigued me. From that I went on to build my studio,  and writing and producing so I have been doing it for quite a while since I was six.

Music Junkie Press:       From where you are today with all your life experiences, what would your advice be to your 14 year old self?

Ron:        If I could advise my old self at 14 I would probably say to him to not get so preoccupied with a million other things.  When I was 14 I wanted to do what the average 14 year old did which is good. You need to be social and do that. But, in school I wanted to do everything . I wanted to be on the baseball team, I wanted to hang out with all the girls in my grade, video games, parties, and everything. If I could go back I would have wanted to utilize more of that time knowing what I do now and put it towards a goal in music and a central focus. But also, I would just say play away because there are so many people who like to be critics and criticize and have an opinion on what to do with your music when you are 14 or even now. I think you just need to stay focused  and stay true to what you want to do and what your vision is. It is very easy to be swayed at that age so just be true to yourself.

Music Junkie Press:         That is great advice. With the 80’s and 90’s making a comeback, if you could pick a song from the 80s or 90s to describe your life what would that be?

Ron:       That is a hard question. Lyrically, I would need time to answer that. But if it was to be a band that I connected with growing up, I would have to say U2. I have always admired U2 and what the band did and what Bono sung about. Maybe Bad by U2. That is probably one of the songs growing up that inspired me the most and lyrically I still think I connect with it. So if I had to say really quick, it is  Bad by U2.

Music Junkie Press:         We are definitely going to spread the word out about The Kinected. We will post all your links so everyone can get to know your music and hopefully get you all out here on the West Coast soon. We will get the links to your Facebook and website pages and Itunes so they can download Hypontize and the whole album.

Ron:         Yes, that would be great. We manage all of our social networking sites so we would like to have people come check us and leave us a message. It is spelled KINECTED,   the band name was a combination of a couple words we really liked which is Kinetic and connection. So a lot of people ask us about how to spell it. So have everyone shoot us a message and we look forward to responding to everyone.


So make sure to check out The Kinected’s album Evolution No. 9 and I think you will thoroughly enjoy it. Hypnotize is now #5 on the XM Sirius Channel 3 for the 20 on 20. “Money” is another great song that I am sure you will fall in love with and will be getting a lot of play on the dance floor. This album has a little something for everyone and you can really hear their influences shine through their music. If you have a chance head over to their facebook page and connect with them!

If you live in Florida, make sure to head out to one of their shows on their upcoming tour. They are not to be missed. Here is a link for their Florida shows.  I will leave you with a teaser for their single “Hypnotize” which I can’t wait to see the full version.   (Update… Here is the full version video to replace the teaser.. 8/28/12)


~ Enjoy, Marisol

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