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Local Heroes: How JONO is Saving the Environment With His New Single “North”

Nature has such a powerful influence on music. Sunny skies, cloudy days, tropical vs. urban; all have shaped different genres of music and moods. Nature is absolutely my number one influence as an artist. It gives my music meaning. And for my solo instrumental rock project, JONO, nature is much more than an influence. After two releases inspired by nature, I felt that it was time to give back. With my newest release, “North” (a song inspired by the Pacific Northwest), all proceeds from the song go towards the preservation…

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The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned: Genres Don’t Have to Be Suffocating

(Photo credit: Kathrin Baumbach) I recently had a very frank email exchange with a friend of mine who reviews music.  “I am bored shitless of singer-songwriters,” they said. It was the most triumphant and illuminating sentence I have read in quite a while, and I endeavor to read as much as I possibly can (top tip* try Jelinek’s ‘The Piano Teacher’ or Pond by Claire-Louise Bennett). It is, however, a difficult title to break from when you stand on stage with an acoustic guitar. I am well aware of the…

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Interview: Owen Glass

Thanks so much for taking the time to speak with me, Kelly! You’re one half of the duo known as Owen-Glass, an indie folk-rock duo that incorporates textured soundscapes and multi instrumental solos. Tell me a little more about how you settled on this sound, and the process of experimenting to get to this point. Thanks for having me. Honestly, our sound happened totally organically. I knew I wanted a big sound with lots of instrumental breaks. I didn’t have any way of knowing what everyone would sound like all…

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Photos/Review: Muse “Simulation Theory Tour”

After being a concert photographer for a while, I’ve heard from multiple sources that Muse puts on one of the best live shows in the industry, with insane lighting and stage props that were made to sell out stadiums. I can’t really argue with that, it’s definitely the most memorable live show I’ve been to personally. For their current tour “Simulation Theory”, their drummer Dominic Howard describes the album best as a “sci-fi neon electronic extravaganza”, which can also easily describe their tour’s live aesthetic. Visually, try to imagine you’re…

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Premiere: The Inoculated Canaries “The Lawyer’s Wife”

I don’t know about you guys, but with the first day of Spring behind us, there’s a part of me that wants to only drive with the windows down, wear nothing but t-shirts, and start planning all my festival trips, because hey, it’s that time of year. (Nevermind that it hasn’t broken 50 degrees this week…I’m going to will this Spring weather into existence!) But then you throw in a band like The Inoculated Canaries, the sarcastic, sassy, talented foursome from New York, who make a brand of alternative rock…

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Boston Calling Is Just Around the Corner: Here’s What You Need To Know

Can you feel it? That chilly air has all but vanished, and while we’re still not quite at shorts and t-shirt weather, there’s no denying that Spring is just around the corner, and with it, our favorite local fest, Boston Calling. The festival is gearing up for its 10th edition this coming Memorial Day Weekend (May 24-26). As with each new installment, we continue to watch the festival grow in size, (it moved from City Hall Plaza to the Harvard Athletic Complex a few years back) as well as its continued…

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Mental Health Matters: “I Thank My Mental Health Every Day”

I thank my mental health every day for what it has made me. I wouldn’t have stated that gratitude in so many words when in 2014 I had regular panic attacks that meant socialising, public eating, and creating meaningful emotional bonds went from regularities to rarities. I certainly didn’t agree with it when in 2017, one day, having fallen in love, made wonderful friends and felt settled in my new home of London, I found I couldn’t get myself out of bed. Soon I couldn’t get myself out of my…

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PREMIERE: Jon Pattie “Won’t Be Young” Music Video

Photo Credit: Mario Devon. Today Infectious is proud to premiere the debut music video from Nashville based indie-pop artist Jon Pattie. Brimming with self-awareness, hope, and optimism for the future, Pattie takes the compelling imagery in his lead single “Won’t Be Young” and brings it to life with an energetic, lighthearted video that takes listeners around Nashville, and to some of Pattie’s favorite spots. From record stores to reflective walks in the Tennessee outdoors, Pattie says the goal of the video was simply to have fun while showcasing some of…

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REVIEW/PHOTOS: Car Seat Headrest

This last Friday, I had the chance to shoot for an interesting and very original indie rock band called Car Seat Headrest, from Leesburg, Virginia. They are on the Twin Fantasy 2nd Leg Tour with hard rock drum-led trio Naked Giants, all 3 members of which are also members of Car Seat Headrest. They played a lot from their most recent album Twin Fantasy, which is actually a re-recorded album of Will Toledo’s previous solo album of the same name that was originally released in 2011, now with more a…

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Music Cities Series: Peoria, IL

(Photo credit: Keith Cotton) I grew up in Peoria, Illinois; a river town nestled in the heartland of the Midwest. As a kid, I used to be fascinated by the opaque, murky waters of the Illinois River that seemed to cut a path right through the forests and hills where I lived. As I’ve grown older, the pollution and invasive fish species have tempered some of that excitement. But even so, there’s nothing quite like playing to a crowd of thousands of hometown music lovers, on a stage alongside a…

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