Bachelorette Chophouse!

Wow, we had an incredible weekend!  It started out Friday at Mulligan’s, our hometown hangout.  The Rally featured local band the Hipnotix who also included a group of all-stars.  This brought a nice crowd to downtown Lima and we continued the party after the rally.  We had a great night of music which even included a guest performance by local artist Geoff Swink (Them Kids) on House of the Rising Sun and Last Dance with Mary Jane.

Saturday night capped off our weekend as we made our first visit to Defiance, OH.  It is always a little bit uncertain when trying out a new town and venue but everything turned out great.  We played the Sweetwater Chophouse attached to the golf course, the facility is awesome!  The lower level patio was packed most of the night.  There was a bachelorette party there most of the night and at one point the bride to be and one of her friends put on a tambourine performance for the ages!  Once we figured out that the great people of Defiance loved to rock, we dialed it up.  Craig and Joe (Thrash) both broke strings while shredding it up!

Stay tuned for our Eaton-Beaver tour coming in August to Taffy’s and Lukes! (August 22 and 23 respectively)

More than music… it’s a way of life!!

Tiffin Music and Arts Fest This Saturday!!

Hey Junkies!!! We are excited to play the main stage this Saturday at the Tiffin Music and Arts festival.  We play at 5:45 and there are many other attractions for Junkies of all ages.  New t-shirts and tank tops are hot off the press, the merch table will be stocked with brand new designs.

More than music… it’s a way of life!

Dragon Tooth!! Luke’s this Saturday May 10

Hello blog readers, there is a lot to report in this edition, Sunset Junkies have been very busy!  Our show Saturday and Howard’s in BG was great, we had a lot of people there to support us and it was a fun night!  Then we snuck in a performance Wednesday at Gilbert’s Music/Groamy’s Records.  This was a blast, we had about 10 little kids out in front of us moshing!!  We debuted a new song that was untitled, we let the kids suggest names and the one we chose was Dragon Tooth!!  So come see us at Luke’s in Bluffton to hear Dragon Tooth!!


More than music… it’s a way of life!!

Howard's BG this Saturday May 3!!!

It has been a long time coming but Sunset Junkies will be playing this Saturday at Howard’s Club H in Bowling Green Ohio!! Joe and Keith have both played here before in other bands and we are excited for our first time at the venue.  Our pals from The Rummage will open the night and we will play second and TroubleGiant from Toledo will close the show.  This is going to be a great night!!

More than music … It’s a way of life!

A day of firsts

Our first record store day was a smash!  The weather was awesome so that brought a lot of people out for the festivities.  The whole day was packed full of local musicians who played all day long.  We enjoyed talking to fans and other artists in our hometown.  Local musician George Smed in Smedasaurus covered our song I’m here and you’re gone, the first time anyone has covered one of our songs!!  Our set went great and the day was a success!


More than music… It’s a way of life!

Record Store Day Sat. 4/19

We are stoked to be headlining record store day tomorrow at Groamy’s ! Groamy has been a supporter of our band for years so it’s awesome to be able to partner with him on this event. Gilbert’s Music will be running the sound, so we will roll in with our axes ready to plug and rock! We are scheduled to go on at 6:00, but members of Sunset Junkies will be hanging out all day at our merch table where we will be giving away free downloads of our Therapy album!! There will be lots of good music going on all day long, we are excited to be a part of it. After a little break in our schedule we are anxious to bring some noise!!

More than music… It’s a way of life!

Thanks, thank you, gracias

We had a blast at Taffy’s, it was such a fun venue!  Manfred, the barkeep makes this place special.  It was apparent right away that this place takes their music very seriously.  A whole wall in the venue is plastered with show posters.  After Graduation opened for us, a one man show by Robby Fischer.  The fans who came out gave us great support and we want to make a return. Appearance to Taffy’s sometime soon!


More than music… It’s a way of life!

Taffy’s This Wednesday, March 19!!!

We are coming out of hibernation for a road trip to Eaton Ohio this coming Wednesday.  Sunset Junkies are ready to rock and we can’t wait to play such a unique venue.  Taffy’s prides themselves on hosting live music and has over 200 shows per years (that’s a lot of shows!!)  Artists that have played at Taffy’s include Grammy winners John Lee Hooker Jr. and John Hammond.  And after Wednesday they’ll be able boast that Sunset Junkies came, rocked, and conquered!!


More than music… it’s a way of life!!

Draw on my face please!

This past Saturday our show at Mulligans sure was something  to remember! Heading into the weekend we knew that heavy snow was likely… again!! Man is winter ever going to end? Regardless of the circumstances we always know that we are going to have a good night at Mulligans. The crowd was great all night and was a lot of fun.  The highlight of the night might have been when everyone was encouraged to draw on the picture of Craig’s face that was on this weeks entertainer. Entries included vampire Craig, thug Craig, Rabbit Craig, an impromptu song/ poem written on Craig’s face, and many other markings and piercings. Once again proving that you never know what may happen at a Sunset Junkies show!

More than music… It’s a way of life!


Now that was a rock show!!!!

If you missed the show that happened Saturday at the Avalon Bar, then you missed a lot!  We had this date booked for a while in advance and as time went on, we had more artists want to join in on the fun.  The first band was The Rummage, and after they finished their first ever show at Gilbert’s Music/Groamy’s Records they had plenty of gas left in the tank for an encore at the Avalon.  They are 3/4 Ohio Noise Machine members who have reorganized to play a brand new blend of rock.  Their new tunes sounded awesome and really got the night off to a great start.  It did help that their lead singer Tom was celebrating a milestone birthday that night too (btw those brownies you left in the bar were great at 2:30 in the morning!)  We came on second and the place was pretty much jumping at that point.  Our set went great, and the crowd was in full support as we played a lot of our new material from our 5 song ep Fantasy world released this summer.  Next up was Shudder, a metal band from Detroit.  These guys made an impression on Lima, that is for sure, they were a lot of fun to watch.  They also rocked some bricks loose in the building and they seemed to bring a wrecking ball that exploded inside of the Avalon with awesome tone and musical arrangements.  I think you may be hearing a lot more from Shudder in the future.  Them Kids Featuring Kat Brennan/Geoff Swink went on last, they were supposed to be third but volunteered to close the night out so that some of the members from Shudder could make it back to Rock City a little earlier since the snow was a definite factor in everyone’s plan that night.  Even with the scheduling change Them Kids had a great set and even invited some audience participation on the cover Pink Floyd’s wish you were here.  Geoff’s cool blues style guitar meshed with Kat’s catchy riffs and smoky vocals make for an awesome combo, no wonder this duo is playing all over the place.  It was a great night, and hopefully more of these nights continue to happen in Lima.  There is no way that they could if it were not for owners like Pepper and Lumpy that open up their establishments to musicians that create and play original music.  It also helps that Pepper is always the life of the party and is a blast to hang out with!


More than music… it’s a way of life.