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GUEST BLOG: 5 Things To Know Before Playing Your First SXSW

  1. Pack appropriate clothing! It’s all well and good wanting to look like cool guys but when you land in Austin to 75° in a pair of doc martens and black jeans with three jackets to avoid more luggage charges, you will regret it! Coming from Scotland, where I’m almost certain it has never been that warm ever, I was caught out wearing too much and looking the opposite of cool. 2. Plan your itinerary meticulously. If there are bands you really want to see when you’re at SXSW – and…

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PLAYLIST: “It’s All About Vibe”

Vibe, to me, is the most intimate element of a song and recording. It is that X factor that either exists and oozes through a track or is nowhere to be found. Vibe is the element that makes the hair on the back of my neck stand straight and gives chills down my spine. Vibe is effortless, magical and most often timeless. Vibe is energy. It is that element that makes you feel the breath of the singer in your ears and allows you to almost visualize the body language of…

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WATCH: Halo Tora “Age Of Terror” Music Video

You probably have never heard of Halo Tora, but after today, you won’t be able to forget them. The Scottish alternative rockers have released a brand new video for their single “Age Of Terror,” from their currently untitled upcoming album, which is set to be released later this year. The song combines a dreamy post-rock feel with elements of heavy alt-rock to take you through a journey of understanding our individual roles in this world. You can check out the video after the jump. You can purchase “Age Of Terror” here….

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CONTEST: Win A Free Copy Of Airsickness’ Between All The Lies EP

Infectious Magazine is thrilled to team up with Tampa-based alternative rockers Airsickness to give you the chance to win a FREE copy of their forthcoming EP, Between All The Lies. To enter, all you have to do is re-tweet this post to your followers and follow Airsickness’ official Twitter account. And voila, you’re done! The contest will be open until midnight on Thursday, March 19 and one lucky winner will be announced on Friday, March 20. If for some reason you still need to be persuaded to enter, check out the band’s new music video…

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EXCLUSIVE: Download EQO’s “AIO” For Free

Infectious Magazine is delighted to team up with Atlanta born-and-bred progressive rockers EQO to bring you a free download of their recently released song “AIO”. Premiered on New Noise Magazine last month, you can now grab a free download of the song below! “AIO” is the eighth track on EQO’s forthcoming debut album Ananta, which is set for release on March 17 and can be pre-ordered here. If you want to attend their album release show on March 27 at Smith’s Olde Bar in Atlanta, you can buy concert tickets here. Follow EQO on…

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GUEST BLOG: 13 Musical Lessons Learned The Hard Way

13. Good enough is for losers. This lesson was one of the hardest to swallow. We all work hard creating, refining and defining our music, but understanding that good enough is detrimental to you and your success is the key to furthering you and your band. 12. Being in a band is no different than investing in the stock market. Expect losses. Expect gains. Earn windfalls. Find sustainable growth and keep it as your bread and butter, but realize that without risk, there can be no reward. Please follow and like us:

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GUEST BLOG: Our Most Influential Albums

Any group of people coming together to make music are going to find some level of diversity within their band – whether it be a simple matter of taste, background, or even writing style. In the best case scenario, these differences can be used as a tool to elevate songwriting and hopefully, show a variety of influence in the finished product. Northernmost is definitely an interesting collaboration of people and even though we’ve found a common musical direction, we’ve also got a wide assortment of tastes and backgrounds that exist…

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CONTEST: Win Air Traffic Controller Concert Tickets + Free Band T-Shirt

Infectious Magazine is delighted to team up with Boston-based indie rockers Air Traffic Controller to give you a chance to win some special prizes on the band’s current tour with River City Extension! Five (5) lucky winners will receive a pair of tickets to a show of your choice on the tour AND a free Air Traffic Controller t-shirt. To enter, all you have to do is get on Twitter and re-tweet this post to your followers. The contest runs until Sunday, March 8 and the winners will be selected on Monday,…

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MY FIRST TIME: Histories

The night we made our first and only music video (“Success Is Not Killing Yourself”) is a night that I will never ever forget…excluding the details I’d already forgotten by the next morning, of course. The video captured nostalgic times with great friends at a typical 2013 weekend party in the Histories basement, but it really only depicts a fraction of the events that occurred that night. I’ll attempt to describe the account of this exceptionally weird night, and one which I recall every time I watch the video! Please…

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GUEST BLOG: Working Nine To Five…To Midnight: Having A “Real” Job & Playing In A Band

I gather sleep like natives gather morsels of food: in small but much-needed increments. You see, my band, The Paper Jets, is unfortunately not my main piece as far as income goes (yet). No, no, I work in management for a publicly traded Fortune 500 global conglomerate. I am a number. I am a robot. I am Jack’s raging bile duct… until I leave work, change in the car, and make my way either to practice, the studio, or a show. Some articles may tell you that Corporate America will…

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