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WATCH: The Weeknd Brings Kanye West Out During His Coachella Set Alternative Electronica Indie Pop 

WATCH: The Weeknd Brings Kanye West Out During His Coachella Set

There’s nothing like having a guest artist come out at a concert. Last summer I went to the Hollywood Bowl to see Billy Joel, and was pleasantly surprised when I found out that Gavin DeGraw was opening for him, though he wasn’t featured on the lineup. Then, I was even more surprised when Adam Levine of Maroon 5, came out from backstage and sang a duet of “You May Be Right” with Joel. (I was more focused on Adam Levine’s hair than his vocals though. This was when he went…

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PLAYLIST: Growing Up Brooke Features Growing Up Playlists News 

PLAYLIST: Growing Up Brooke

Hi, Infectious readers! I’m Brooke. I have grown to love music deeply, thanks in part to some family members introducing it to me and to growing up in one of the best music eras…ever. Sorry, ’80s purists. Oddly, my parents are not hugely musical people. My father is more of a sports guy and my mom makes the world better each day by being a nurse. Still, I found music, and it makes more sense than anything. The ten songs below will take you through my evolution of music taste,…

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INTERVIEW: Mikey Wax Alternative Indie Interviews News Pop Singer/Songwriter 

INTERVIEW: Mikey Wax

I recently got a chance to sit down, or rather, stand in a parking lot and talk with up and coming singer/songwriter, Mikey Wax. There was no green room so were were standing next to his lovely new minivan at Velo Cult which can only be described as the most Portland, Oregon place on the planet. It’s a bike shop and a pub. Told you it’s so very Portland. We discussed his first headlining tour and of course his music. Take a look at the conversation below! You can purchase…

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INTERVIEW: Vada March Alternative Indie Interviews News 

INTERVIEW: Vada March

Infectious managing editor Joe Ballard recently had the chance to speak with fast-rising New York-based soul singer/songwriter Vada March. In this exclusive interview, Vada speaks candidly about auditioning for American Idol and The Voice, what it’s like competing with a lineup full of metal bands, plans for a brand new EP, and much more. I have to start by saying congratulations on achieving First Place at the audition round for Stand Against Suicide’s Battle of the Bands competition! Can you tell me a little more about the upcoming final in May…

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One Direction Tops StubHub’s Top 10 Best Sellers Of 2014 News Pop 

One Direction Tops StubHub’s Top 10 Best Sellers Of 2014

Now that we are wrapping up the ever-so-memorable year in music that is 2014, another big statistic list has come out. This time, StubHub named their biggest sellers this year. At #1 spot is One Direction, with George Strait and Luke Bryan following close behind. The numbers are completely based on overall unit count, not revenue. You can read the whole list below the jump. For more music from One Direction, you can purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here.

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PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: Week #60 Alternative Features Indie Metal News Photos Photos of the Week Pop Pop Punk Rock 

PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: Week #60

“Musicians want to be the loud voice for so many quiet hearts.” – Billy Joel The following photos were posted between November 21-28, 2014 and are shown with the original captions. To make it easy for you, we have linked each picture to the user’s account. Be sure to follow each of them so you don’t miss anything! If you missed last week’s edition you can catch up on those pictures here: Week #59

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WATCH: The Cure Cover The Beatles With Paul McCarney’s Son Indie News Rock 

WATCH: The Cure Cover The Beatles With Paul McCarney’s Son

The Cure are one of the artists appearing on Paul McCartney‘s tribute album, The Art Of Paul McCartney. A cover of The Beatles‘ classic “Hello, Goodbye” was recorded alongside McCartney’s son, James. Check the video out below and let us know what you think. You can purchase a CD here and keep up to date with the band and know when to buy concert tickets here.

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