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To Fangirl Or Not To Fangirl

Hi, I’m Lauren. The first concert I ever saw was The Monkees when I was six and I’m pretty sure that makes me cooler than you. I cry at the end of La Bamba every single time even though I know how it ends, and I think The White Stripes version of “Jolene” may well be better than the original. I have had a whole ton of really awesome experiences that most people only dream about. I’ve worked for record labels, booked shows at really cool venues all over the…

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WATCH: Rachel Maddow’s (MSNBC) List Of Angry Punk Songs For Midterm Elections

So if you watch MSNBC, you know of Rachel Maddow. She is the quirky political analysis who gained her own show by doing a better job on Countdown than Keith Olberman, the actual host. Well, now you can add another thing to her list of talents. She knows Punk bands, and some music theory too. Basically, the Late Night With Seth Meyers asked her to come up with a list of “Angry Punk Songs To Get Us Through The Midterms.” As many of you reading this are still in school,…

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The History Of Moshing

Moshing, hardcore dancing, thrashing, slam dancing, call it what you want, moshing has been a part of live music for a long time, and has changed and evolved since its formation in the crowds of the early hardcore scene. It has gone from hardcore, to metal, to grunge, to pop punk and everywhere in between. But just how exactly does one of the most popular concert activities come to be? And just how has it evolved since then? Please follow and like us:

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Infectious Magazine’s Summer Reading List

For many people, summer is the perfect time to kick back, relax, and read. However, finding worthwhile books about music can be extremely difficult. There are countless unauthorized biographies and boring memoirs that add nothing to what you could probably find on wikipedia. So, instead of reading some misogynistic macho garbage like Mötley Crüe’s The Dirt, here are some great books written by or about musicians from every genre you could possibly think of, that will make for some great summer reading this year. Please follow and like us:

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The Bands’ Bands: Uncle Tupelo

bands’ band (bӕnds bӕnd) n 1. a musical group/person who is widely regarded amongst other musical groups/persons as worthy of adoration, despite said group/person’s lack of popularity and success within the music industry and/or amongst music consumers 2. talented beyond comprehension 3. tragically unlucky     Please follow and like us:

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The Recent Reunion Resurgence & Our Nostalgia Obsession

Nostalgia is strange, and in the current hip culture of 2014 it’s even more bizarre than it used to be.  Now I don’t mean to be nostalgic about nostalgia, but there used to be a time when nostalgic things that we joyously reminisced about stayed in the past, exactly where we remembered them just as we remembered them; all perfect and cleaned up by years of misremembering—and most importantly, in the past.  But recently, we seem to have this fascination with all things ‘90s or vintage and relating to our…

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Fall Out Boy Discusses Ryan Adams Collaborations

In a new interview with Noisey by Vice, Fall Out Boy talked about their recent collaborations with Ryan Adams and what influenced the punk songs musically. Check out the full interview here and an excerpt after the jump. You can purchase a CD and buy concert tickets here. Please follow and like us:

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Frank Turner Cancels Shows Due To Injury

Frank Turner has cancelled his appearances at Pukkelpop, Gampel, and Highfield Festivals due to back injuries. Read his personal statement after the jump. Buy concert tickets and purchase a CD or vinyl here.           Please follow and like us:

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STREAM: Black Flag “Wallow In Despair”

The reunited Black Flag currently released a new song via Spotify, “Wallow in Despair.” The track is the latest in a string of songs the band has released since May. You can stream the track here on Spotify. Keep an eye out for updates on Black Flag’s new EP to be released later this year. You can purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here. Please follow and like us:

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