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McDowell Mountain Music Festival Announce 2017 Lineup

The Shins, who were on the bill in 2013, will return to the stage of Margaret T. Hance Park in downtown Phoenix for the 14th annual McDowell Mountain Music Festival. Also on the bill will be Chromeo, Flume and Grouplove. Arizona’s only 100 percent non-profit music festival brings an eclectic assortment of artists to Phoenix Friday, March 3-Sunday, March 5. Other artists this year include Gov’t Mule, Lettuce, DJ Mustard, Emancipator Ensemble, Bob Moses, Railroad Earth, the Record Company, SunSquabi, Hayley Kiyoko, Turkuaz, Whiskey Myers and Treezus. Arizona music is well…

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LIVE REVIEW: Black Bottom Lighters Album Release Show

Reggae concerts, in my opinion, are a very diverse event that will attract people of different backgrounds, genders and preferences. I think that is what makes it such a great environment. There is no judging, no mosh pits or fights (except for those few people that have had one too many). This album release show was the epitome of fans coming together to support a common love. Please follow and like us:

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INTERVIEW: Black Bottom Lighters

Every once in a while, you find a hidden gem in your hometown. This hidden gem for me is Black Bottom Lighters. The six piece reggae rock group, hailing from Glendale, Arizona, considers themselves to be “desert reggae”. What that is exactly, I do not know. What I do know is that I’ve had their songs stuck in my head since their set at the McDowell Mountain Music Festival. With their captivating lyricists and wicked drum fills, Black Bottom Lighters are a band that the world needs to look out…

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Brand New Announce Tour Dates With Circa Survive

Brand New have announced that they will be playing a few shows alongside Circa Survive this spring. The stops will center around both bands’ Coachella appearances. Check out when and where the bands will be playing below. To hear more from Brand New, you can purchase a CD here or buy concert tickets here when they become available. Please follow and like us:

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INTERVIEW: Justin Chard (Ella Kaye)

Creating an EP with a full band can have its challenges, but doing it with a partial band can be even harder. That didn’t stop Ella Kaye, a metalcore band hailing from Arizona. Justin Chard and his fellow guitar play were left to create music after their band had split. The Arizona music scene came together and helped Chard and Ella Kaye create something that can all be proud of. Their EP release is just a few weeks away and it will be a huge step for the band in creating…

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INTERVIEW: Sean Silverman of This Century

I got a chance to sit down with the lively and adorable Sean Silverman of This Century. Donning a perfect Arizona bollo tie and obviously excited to play in his home town, he is very intelectual for his age. This Centruy was originally on a major label for their first album and has recently moved to an independent company to produced their sophomore album. With international fame, it is a wonder how these boys can stay so grounded. Honest music, according to Sean, is something that he truly strives for….

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INTERVIEW: Brennan Smiley Of The Technicolors

Returning to your roots is usually a theme for many musicians. Either going back to the musical style you first began with or just recreating the process you once had in order to make music. In an acoustic setting, the listener can really tell where the backbone of the song is and the intricacy of the song itself. I got a chance to sit down with Brennan Smiley, frontman of Brit-style rock band The Technicolors, before their acoustic set on The Long and Winding Roadshow in Scottsdale at Pub Rock. Smiley…

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REVIEW: Long And Winding Roadshow

Growing up in Arizona, the camaraderie of bands was something that was always prevalent. Be it the bands all knowing each other from school or just being considerate of each other’s musical goals, local shows were always a great place to be. The unique thing about acoustic shows is that there can be a lack of energy or there can be an overwhelming amount of energy. The bands can’t rely on their loud sound to create an impact; it really rests on their ability to connect with the audience. All…

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Playlist: Growing Up Kristina

Hey there! My name is Kristina and I have been with Infectious since the beginning of the year. With Infectious, I have had the pleasure of meeting and seeing some of my favorite bands perform, but also learn and hear about different bands and types of music as well. I love a variety of music genres, but my heart is with heavy metal, rock and punk. My main educational focuses are photography and journalism, but recently I have been getting involved with social media and marketing. A lot of music has…

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LIVE REVIEW: Total Slacker Feat. PAWS And Flashlights

Never, ever judge a band by the crowd they pull for a show. The biggest bands in the world started out with little to no one in the clubs and stages. These bands are no different. In fact, it actually made the three performances significantly more intimate. Though these bands had never toured together, they had met before, so the tour chemistry was already set in motion. Please follow and like us:

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