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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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The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned: Stay True To Yourself

(photo credit: Cyclops Girl) The music industry is full of up’s and down’s, in’s and out’s and roundabout’s. I get carsick just thinking about it. I can become completely stressed out trying to figure out how to score my next gig, grow my email list, post the killer pic on insta, or write the perfect song. Am I singing that Bb in tune? And should I microblade my eyebrows??? I barely even HAVE eyebrows. Can anyone take me seriously as an artist without them?? It is so easy to completely…

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Appreciation Post: The Front Bottoms

We all have bands that stick with us. Through all the changes and challenges we face, if we’re very lucky, our favorite bands seem to grow with us. Seven years ago I found my band. I was introduced through a cleverly written press release by Reybee, and although I’d been running Infectious for about a year and a half, they were one of the first bands sent to me that I truly fell in love with. Just a tiny 2-piece (sometimes 3-piece) out of New Jersey, The Front Bottoms became my everything….

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Spotlight: The Holiday Train

My name is John-Angus MacDonald and I play in a band from Canada called The Trews. This year we are honoured to be taking part in the 2018 CP Holiday Train. To be honest, I had never heard of the Holiday Train when we were offered the opportunity to hop on board. I did a little digging and it turns out that this thing has been up and running for 20 years! And what it has grown into, and managed to accomplish, is something truly spectacular. Here’s the long and…

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The Power of Influence: How Those Around You Transform You

 You always hear about how our environment influences us. How we define ourselves by the people we keep in our company. But how can this be true? How can others’ words and actions really affect us? This is what I used to ask myself. Sure, I liked to party and make bad decisions every now and again, but that wasn’t the worst thing in the world, right? It turns out that putting myself in these situations was more detrimental to my well-being than I imagined. Yes, I was having fun…

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The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned: Be Nice

When I was asked to write this blog, I really had absolutely no idea what to say.  I’ve been playing music professionally for over a decade, and there are a million things I’ve experienced and pieces of advice I could give, but what is the MOST IMPORTANT thing I’ve ever learned?  Yeesh!! So, I thought about it and thought about it, and something hit me that is one of the first things I say to anyone asking me for advice.  I get a lot of work, not because I’m the…

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Mental Health Matters: Music is My Therapy

Mental Health is always something that I’ve struggled with, coming to the forefront in my late 20s. It’s easy when you’re a kid to feel like you don’t always fit in, but as you become an adult you assume that you’ll grow out of those insecurities. For some of us, that stigma sticks until we finally face it head on, no matter the age or level of success. It’s so easy these days, with technology, to get wrapped up in the Music Industry’s expectations via social media, YouTube, Online etc….

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EP PREMIERE: Jon Pattie ‘Reflections Vol. 1’

Infectious is thrilled to bring you the premiere of Nashville singer-songwriter Jon Pattie‘s brand new EP, Reflections Vol 1.  ‘ A powerful 3-song EP filled with catchy chorus’, a powerfully retrospective energy, and lyrics that get inside your soul and make you really feel what you’re hearing, Reflections Vol 1 is the perfect introduction to Jon Pattie. “All of the songs on the EP tackle a hard truth from not being satisfied with my career path at the time to my search for true, internal happiness, explains Jon. “When we started building the songs out,…

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My First Time Self-Producing a Full-Length Album: “A View From The Highest Point”

When I recorded my album “A View From The Highest Point”, I learned a lot about myself and my capabilities as a musician. I started to believe more in what I can do in music and pushed myself further than I thought imaginable. This was my first album I produced. As any new endeavor goes, there are bad and good experiences. I had some money saved up and decided that I needed a producer with credits – someone who would elevate my sound and use his connections to market our…

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