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LIVE REVIEW: Arkells + Frank Turner Sold Out Performance in Hamilton, ON

There’s something so special about being witness to a band’s hometown show. When I learned that I’d be in Toronto for Arkells‘ hometown show in Hamilton, ON, just an hour away, I knew I had to be there. I’d been following the band for only a few years, but after being blown away by their performances at SXSW, I knew that they provided an intense energy and stage presence that was only set to amplify when they were back home. Please follow and like us:

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STREAM: Arkells “A Little Rain (A Song For Pete)”

Is it August yet? After the premiere of “Private School” just a few weeks back and now the unveiling of their second single, “A Little Rain (A Song For Pete)”, the August 5th release of Arkells Morning Report is beginning to feel further and further away, mainly because we just really want to hear the album in its entirety. If the first two singles are any indication, it might just live up to what’s been called their most adventurous, honest album to date. For all you Jay’s fans out there, lest we…

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Alternative Indie News 

WATCH: Arkells “Private School”

Canadian rock band, Arkells have released a new music video for their latest song,”Private School.” The track is the first single off the group’s upcoming album, Morning Report. “I just wanna love you, but it’s so hard,” Max Kerman sings, stumbling across the video set, which features the band hanging around a bunch of preppy private school teenagers. It’s kind of like a behind the scenes look at the making of Gossip Girl. The video feels like high school all over again and even features guest performances from Lights, Dave Monks of Tokyo Police…

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Why Canada’s Arkells Should Be On Your Radar

Let’s talk about Canadian music for a moment. Many of us never get to hear some of the incredible music making waves in Canada, simply because it never breaks the US. We don’t know about it because we don’t live there, and we don’t know enough to listen to some of the incredible stations (like Indie 88—indie lovers get on that stream ASAP!) or to tune in to some of the fine blogs and tastemakers in the area. And sure, we do fine with our US music, but if that’s all you’re…

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Tour Alert: Arkells Embark On Post-SXSW Tour

There’s something magical that happens when seeing a band live for the first time. For the average fan, seeing an artist perform live has the ability to either a) totally turn them off if the band is terrible or b) suck them into the music even more than before, because the live show is that memorable. Thankfully, seeing the Arkells perform at last week’s SXSW proved to be the latter. Never have I seen a band perform with such high-intensity and infectious energy. Their connection to their audience as well as one another was…

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Best Of 2013: Albums, Concerts, Unsigned Bands To Watch

Every year, Infectious’ staff put together our “Best of” lists to bring you our favorite albums, concerts, and recommend unsigned bands from 2013. This year, we are pleased to bring you our tops, including A Day To Remember, Fall Out Boy, Frank Turner, and more. Check it out below, and don’t forget to purchase a CD or buy concert tickets from each band’s website. Check out our best live shots of 2013 here. Please follow and like us:

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LIGHTS Announces US Tour

LIGHTS have announced a US tour with Arkells this fall. You can check out all the details below. 10.26.2012 San Francisco, California Great American Music Hall 10.27.2012 San Diego, California SOMA 10.28.2012 Los Angeles, California Fonda Theatre 10.31.2012 Phoenix, Arizona Nile Theater 11.02.2012 Salt Lake City, Utah Complex 11.03.2012 Denver, Colorado The Summit Music Hall 11.04.2012 Albuquerque, New Mexico Launchpad 11.06.2012 Austin, Texas Parish 11.07.2012 Dallas, Texas Granada 11.09.2012 Columbia, Missouri The Blue Note 11.10.2012 Des Moines, Iowa Wooly’s 11.11.2012 Chicago, Illinois House of Blues 11.13.2012 Toledo, Ohio Frankies 11.14.2012…

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The Maine Release July 4th Free EP

The Maine released their free 4th of July EP yesterday which features Lydia and Arkells. You can check out a message from the band and download link below. Hello everyone it’s Pat from The Maine thanks for downloading the Pioneer North American tour live EP. We have been home for a few weeks now so I have been able to look back on the tour a little bit and I really feel that it was a special tour. Lydia and Arkells were great bands to share the stage with and…

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The Maine To Release July 4th Free EP

The Maine will be releasing a free live EP on July 4th which will feature themselves, Lydia and Arkells. You can check out the artwork and track listing below. 1. Identify (The Maine) 2. Every Road (The Maine) 3. Best Night (Lydia) 4. All I See (Lydia) 5. On Paper (Arkells) 6. Where U Goin (Arkells) 7. With A little Help From My friends (The Maine, Lydia, Arkells) Please follow and like us:

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