March 13, 2010 at 12:09 am (Bio) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Junction Five is an explosive alternative rock band based out of Rochester, NY, recognized for their catchy choruses and memorable melodies. Boasting a large fan list, they have a well established fan base in Rochester and throughout New York State.

They have been described as sounding similar to such bands as Puddle of Mudd, Papa Roach and Taking Back Sunday. Junction Five certainly brings a fiery element to every show – enough to secure opening performances for Creed, Maroon 5, Sponge, Electric Six, Like a Storm, The Tea Party, Pilot Speed, Neverset, Socialburn, Jesus Jones and countless more. They have showcased at the 7th and 8th Annual Millennium Music Conference, the M.E.A.N.Y. FEST 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2009 (NYC) and have received song placement on the A&R Network CD Sampler.

J5 have played at a wide variety of venues including Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, CBGB’s, The Continental NYC, Kenny’s Castaway’s, Crash Mansion NYC, The Elbow Room NYC, Waterstreet Music Hall, The Haunt and many more.

The band has appeared live on WORK TV13’s morning show, The Zone WZNE 94.1FM, WBER 90.5FM and WGCC 90.7FM. The radio campaign launched for Junction Five by The Planetary Group hit radio stations across the country. They debuted in the top 10 on over 20 radio stations – including a #2 peak debut – and have been in rotation on over 70 CMJ reporting college stations as well as independent stations across the US and Canada. J5 also earned airplay on Music Choice and Radio@AOL/ thanks to this campaign.

Junction Five saturates the press in full force. Their music has been described by Freetime Magazine as “rich with melody and smart lyrics.” Rochester’s City Newspaper says “…Junction 5 comfortably defies pigeonholing, and sounds good doing so.” On the road in Pennsylvania, a music major told The Centurion, “I was really feeling the smooth melodies.” And Bernard Matthews of the Tune Review had this to say, “Great material, well played and sung with passion. What more can you ask for? How about tix to the next show!”

Not to be outdone by the written press, they’ve managed to take the internet by storm as well. Junction Five has been the featured artist on and showcased in the Artist Spotlight on They were awarded the #2 slot on’s “Best of Top Ten” of all time and achieved “track of the day” on and voted J5 #7 best guitar of all time as well as #19 best male vocals of all time.

Solid songwriting, diverse music, and a powerful stage presence are among the many reasons why Junction Five continues to build their fan base throughout New York State and beyond!


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Vote for Junction Five to play Vans Warped Tour!!

March 16, 2010 at 10:52 am (Latest news) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

Hey J5 fans – how would you like to see your favorite local band play the Vans Warped Tour at Darien Center this summer? Yeah, I thought you would.

Ok, so here’s what you have to do – go here, create an account if you don’t have one already, and then vote for us!

And then, get your friends to vote for us. And your brothers and sisters and aunts and uncles and moms and dads. Maybe even your dog – we won’t tell. Whatever – just do it so you can see J5 play Darien Center July 14th on the Vans Warped Tour!! Don’t forget to share the link where ever and whenever you can!!!

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MissionGlory AlphaVader

March 12, 2010 at 11:07 pm (Albums) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

In their sophomore album, MissionGlory AlphaVader, Junction Five further proves their capability to delve into more diverse music.  Everything from rock to folk to a little bit of punk, this album really has it all!

The album was such a hit that chose Junction Five as the Featured Artist of February 2003.  They say the choice was easy as the album “0ffers ten well crafted and well produced tracks. The songs are a moody mix of electrified folk and smooth seventies rock can be heard throughout…the music on MissionGlory AlphaVader reveals the band’s above average musicianship and smart songwriting.”

Another well produced and well written album, MissionGlory Alpha Vader is certainly a must-have album!



Quit My Job

Sugarcane Alley


Flex the Wonderboy

Coming Down

The Crush

Driving Home

Wooden Eyes


Buy this CD

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A Fairly Reasonable Life

March 12, 2010 at 10:36 pm (Albums) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Junction Five’s debut album featuring all time fan favorites such as “Ginman” and “Cigarettes and Beer.”

This album has been described by Freetime Magazine as “… rich with melody and smart lyrics, Junction Five reveal an inspired sound that crosses Radiohead with an unplugged Alice in Chains.”

Featuring a variety of musical styles, A Fairly Reasonable Life is a must have for the hardcore J5 fan looking to explore the band’s roots.


Cigarettes and Beer

Love Song

Taken Away


Standing in My Shoes

Elroy Hits the Pavement

Could you Like Me


Simple Man

Shadows on My Back

Raycore’s Groove

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Wanna hang out in our basement?

March 12, 2010 at 2:31 am (Latest news) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Here’s your chance to come hang out with Junction Five!!

If you play drums better than Tom’s cat, and you’re free more than 3 days per month – YOU could be our next drummer!

But seriously – we are looking for a drummer.  Check us out on MySpace

If you or anyone you know is interested, drop us a line on there or at

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Wondering what we’ve been up to?

March 12, 2010 at 2:18 am (Latest news) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hey J5 fans! It’s been a crazy busy winter and Junction Five has some great new deals coming up that we know you’re going to love!

Aside from finishing up recording our next album, From the Warehouse to the Basement, we’re going to be blowing up the web with our new social campaign so be sure to find us on Twitter, Facebook & MySpace so you can keep up with us!

Don’t forget to stop by the Record Archive to pick up our exclusive limited edition CD.  This promo has some great, never-before-heard tunes as well as some classic fan favorites.  Hurry on down and grab yours now before they’re all gone!

Be sure to keep checking back in as we have a ton of news and a couple other cool events to announce!

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Junction Five releases limited edition promotional album

March 12, 2010 at 2:10 am (Press releases) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Junction Five –Rochester’s favorite local alternative rock band – is back on the scenes with their recently released limited edition promo!!  Featuring never-before-heard songs as well as some fan favorites, this album is sure to please both new and old fans alike.

The promo is available exclusively at the Record Archive in Rochester, NY and will only be for sale for a limited time and in limited numbers while they finish up recording and releasing their new album “From the Warehouse to the Basement.”

January 2010

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