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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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The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned: Play Every (Interesting) Gig At Least Once

(photo credit: Joe Velz.) When I first started making this music, a manager type friend told me to “play every gig at least once.” At the time, that advice made perfect sense. We were early into the Spotify era. Live shows and college radio were still the only tried and true way to reach fans in other regions/cities. So I’d save up some cash, book a bunch of shows on a short regional tour, rent a van and go. Of course, I didn’t have the cash to promote the shows…

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The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned: I Was Blocking My Own Success

I’ve been on a crazy ride with my creativity bandwagon (and I’m sure I’ve still got a tonne more crazy rides to go!) Being able to make ends meet from my creativity alone has always seemed to evade me. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve been knocked back by a label on the reasoning that my sound isn’t “quite right for them.” I’ve tried this and that, but I always seemed to get so far and then not be able to move forward. But why is this? The most…

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PHOTOS/REVIEW: Skyward Story (Boston, MA)

“Smile, I’d do anything to see you smile. Cause it’s been a minute, but it’s alright to not find the answers tonight. Smile. I’d do anything to see you smile.” After pop-rock trio, Skyward Story, left the stage Tuesday, December 11 as they finished their set I can confirm every single person in that crowd was smiling– and for good reason too. Originating from Baltimore, Maryland, Skyward Story have been soaring through the sky as they start writing the exposition to their story. Brandon Millman (drummer), Scott Montgomery (guitarist), and…

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Music Cities: Asbury Park, NJ

Asbury Park is the music capital of New Jersey. Hosting over 5 venues within the span of one mile, the city shelters musicians and bands of all genres, bringing different kinds of people together. Venues like the Asbury Park Brewery host punk and indie shows with a house party vibe, while the House of Independents provides a spot for major label talent to stop by on their full US tours. In terms of improvement there is a bottomless supply of talent, but not as much business and representation as there…

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