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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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TIDAL: The Music Industry’s Biggest Lie Alternative Indie Metal News Pop Pop Punk Rock 

TIDAL: The Music Industry’s Biggest Lie

Major modern artists all the way from Alicia Keys to Jay Z have come together to release one of the first ever artist owned music platforms… or, so they say. “Jimi Hendrix once said, that music doesn’t lie,” Alicia Keys spoke at the podium for TIDAL’s launch video, and she’s right. Music doesn’t lie, but these musicians who have come together to be a face for the type of companies they state they are against? That is a lie, perhaps one of the biggest lies we have ever seen in the…

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PLAYLIST: Growing Up Austin Growing Up Playlists News 

PLAYLIST: Growing Up Austin

Disclaimer: My Growing Up playlist might be the weirdest grouping of songs you have ever seen. Not to mention their release years just jump from early 2000’s to 1960’s to just last year. In truth, I am still growing up and have a lot of learning to do. However, I can tell you what songs and artists have influenced me the most. In case you were too lazy to scroll to the bottom of this page, my name is Austin Heath and I am an 18-year-old senior in high school….

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GUEST BLOG: On The Current State Of Rock, Los Angeles, And Being Who You Are Alternative Features Guest Blogs Indie News Rock 

GUEST BLOG: On The Current State Of Rock, Los Angeles, And Being Who You Are

When I was asked to write a guest blog for Infectious Magazine, countless ideas came to mind. In the end, I decided I’d really like to shed some light on how we feel about the music industry and the scene of today. When I tell people I’m a musician it’s hard not to get pulled into a conversation about the business, its downfall, disgust for pop music, over-saturation, and these are just a few topics. Where is the optimism? I think the new ‘age’ of music (like everything else) has…

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Ed Sheeran Most-Streamed Artist On Spotify In 2014 News Pop 

Ed Sheeran Most-Streamed Artist On Spotify In 2014

Ed Sheeran was officially named the most-streamed act on Spotify in the world for the year of 2014. Do you like big statistics? Well then you should know Sheeran received more than 860 million listens on Spotify. His album X is the most steamed album worldwide with over 430 million streams. Sheeran beat out the likes of Eminem, who was number one in the United States, Katy Perry, Coldplay, Ariana Grande, and more popular acts.  Of course, Swift was on the list until she removed her works from Spotify in November. Every…

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GUEST BLOG: 5 Tips To Be Ready For An Important Performance Features Guest Blogs News 

GUEST BLOG: 5 Tips To Be Ready For An Important Performance

Performing is one of the most adrenalin-filled and self-validating things you can do. Before you start, however, it can be absolutely nerve wracking. I started rapping at 16 and it was the energy and enthusiasm that got me through each small show. Now, at 18, I’m being asked to perform for music labels, radio stations and talent scouts (one of whom discovered Coldplay) so my label management and I have come up with a few tips that have helped me make the transition.

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Katy Perry To Perform At Super Bowl 49’s Halftime Show News Pop 

Katy Perry To Perform At Super Bowl 49’s Halftime Show

In February, pop star Katy Perry will be performing during the halftime show at Super Bowl 49 in Glendale, AZ. Perry was up against Coldplay and Rihanna, but it was announced a few days ago that she would indeed be the one performing. Currently, Perry is on a world tour that runs through next March. To listen to more of Katy Perry, you can purchase a CD here. And to check out her world tour, you can buy concert tickets here.

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LIVE REVIEW: Secret Someones, Wolf Gang, And Sir Sly Ignite Los Angeles Indie Live Reviews News Photos Pop Pop Punk Reviews Rock 

LIVE REVIEW: Secret Someones, Wolf Gang, And Sir Sly Ignite Los Angeles

Nirvana may not be the greatest band of all time, or deserve a spot in the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame, but you have to admit. It’s pretty impressive when one of your favorite bands covers a legendary song. And does it right. To add a few extras as to why Brooklyn’s new found glory Secret Someones deserve the utmost respect for going balls to the walls, they covered Nirvana’s “Breed” at the El Rey in Los Angeles, Monday night.

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Zach Braff Announces Wish I Was Here Title Track Release Indie News Pop 

Zach Braff Announces Wish I Was Here Title Track Release

Zach Braff’s new film, Wish I Was Here, started out as just a kickstarter many months ago. Now, it will be in theaters starting July 18. He announced on Twitter that the title track of the film’s album will be released this coming Monday on NPR. The track will feature a collaboration between Coldplay and Cat Power. He also tweeted a picture of the first hard copy of the soundtrack album. You can purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here for Coldplay. You can purchase a CD or buy concert tickets…

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5 Songs You Must Hear Before June 2014 Ends Features Indie Lists Metal Playlists Pop Pop Punk Rock 

5 Songs You Must Hear Before June 2014 Ends

Sometimes the world of rock can get noisy and chaotic as hundreds of hopeful up and coming acts, alongside music legends, release new material each month. Don’t fret about filtering through it all though. Here’s a list of five song releases in June that you should listen to before the month comes to a close.

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