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Music Cities: Grand Rapids, Michigan Community Music Cities Series 

Music Cities: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Michigan is no stranger to music. Hitsville USA a.k.a. Motown was founded in Detroit. Plenty of Michigan rockers came from the mitten state: Alice Cooper, Bob Seger, Diana Ross (The Supremes) Glen Frey (The Eagles), Iggy Pop, Madonna, Stevie Wonder, Jack White, Anthony Kiedis (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Grand Funk Railroad, The Romantics, Mike Posner, Sufjan Stevens, and the list goes on… While Detroit Rock City gets plenty of high praises for its music (thanks for the 1979 shout-out, KISS), a Western Michigan city is also making a way onto the…

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7 Christmas Songs To Listen To This Season Alternative Folk Indie Lists Lists Pop Punk Singer/Songwriter 

7 Christmas Songs To Listen To This Season

It’s holiday time! The Christmas trees are up, people are opening presents left and right, and Christmas music is playing through every store. We’ve compiled a list of new Christmas songs for you to listen to while you’re getting some last minute gift wrapping done, while you’re driving over to see family, or while you’re sipping on some hot chocolate.

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What I Would Change About The Music Industry: Digitized and Desensitized Features What I Would Change About The Music Industry 

What I Would Change About The Music Industry: Digitized and Desensitized

One of the things I dislike most about the music industry is also something I really enjoy, so I suppose I’ll have to be the objective Devil’s advocate – or just seem contradictory. What I’m talking about here is technology in distribution. Basically digital music. To preface what follows: when I say I dislike these things, know that my band uses all the digital platforms for our music, and I’d like to think we use them well. But my complaint is that technology has made so much music available that…

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The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned: Being Resilient Features Guest Blogs News The Most Important Thing I've Learned 

The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned: Being Resilient

Over the past four years, our band has played some of the largest music festivals in the country, been featured on EMG TV, snagged 14 sponsorships within a few months time, had music on The Today Show, The Food Network, NFL Total Access, & more. One specific thing that has drastically helped our career is our un-compromised resilience. I’ve been playing in bands since I was 14. When I turned 18 I left my life behind and moved to Minnesota to start a new one. I had no connections, and…

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TRACK PREMIERE: Guytano “Fall Back In Your Arms” Alternative Features 

TRACK PREMIERE: Guytano “Fall Back In Your Arms”

It’s amazing how much of an impact pain and contemplation can have on a person. Minnesota alt-rock quartet, Guytano, were inspired by those very feelings on their latest song, “Fall Back In Your Arms.” With an artistic flair reminiscent of The Killers and The Fray, the band bring their melancholic story to life with a narrative about defeat and the struggle of waiting for someone that may never come back. The piano-led ballad is complemented by a mid-tempo poppy sound that would be perfect for any college alt-rock radio station. “It…

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The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned: Emotional Connection (How We Made 125k on Kickstarter) Alternative News Rock The Most Important Thing I've Learned 

The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned: Emotional Connection (How We Made 125k on Kickstarter)

This past year, our band launched a Kickstarter campaign that landed us on their front page and became the highest grossing music campaign of 2016. We asked our fans for $2,016, optimistic that we would surpass this symbolic goal, and ended up with over 125K a few weeks later. It was insane. We live in Nashville and several of our musician friends have asked us why we thought it was so successful. They want us to reverse-engineer the outcome, so they too can achieve mega crowd funding success with their fans. We…

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PLAYLIST: Best In Show Features Playlists 

PLAYLIST: Best In Show

When it comes to music, a well-produced track is going to grab your attention. If it sounds like you recorded your entire album through a potato, on most occasions, it won’t be received in the best way. There are few bands who have mastered the level and quality of production that can be called almost perfect and rock foursome Unconscious Disturbance have put together a list of 10 songs that showcase this. You can check out the playlist in it’s entirety after the jump!

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TRACK-BY-TRACK: White Label Analog – In Case You Just Tuned In Features Track-By-Track 

TRACK-BY-TRACK: White Label Analog – In Case You Just Tuned In

We here at Infectious have teamed up with Austin indie rockers White Label Analog to bring you quite the treat. The band released their first full-length, In Case You Just Tuned In, last month and we have the inside scoop to each and every track! Check out the exclusive track-by-track after the jump! And be sure to listen along with the album as you read what inspired each of the 11 songs! To hear more from White Label Analog, you can purchase a CD here. To catch the band live at the…

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TRACK-BY-TRACK: Jess Chizuk – Lehigh Valley Line Features Track-By-Track 

TRACK-BY-TRACK: Jess Chizuk – Lehigh Valley Line

We have quite the treat for our readers today! Award-winning indie/folk songwriter Jess Chizuk has given us the inside scoop on her brand new album Lehigh Valley Line. The up and coming songstress from New York put together an exclusive track-by-track and you can check it out after the jump! Lehigh Valley Line is available now, and you can purchase a CD here.

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MY FIRST TIME: Performing With A Respected Artist Features My First Time 

MY FIRST TIME: Performing With A Respected Artist

I will never forget the nerves and adrenaline I got from singing with the talented and well known, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith. I was lucky enough to perform three songs with him. Before the show, he pulled me aside and said, “Sing me one of your favorite songs, right now.” I was shocked and taken off guard and couldn’t believe I hadn’t prepared for this moment.

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