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UNSIGNED SPOTLIGHT: Laska

Blending a multitude of genres into your music can be either a blessing or a curse. Sometimes the end result is a mess with no identity, or the band isn’t quite comfortable with any one sound, or the music comes out great but can have difficulty reaching new fans. For Minnesota/Wisconsin-based sextet Laska, however, their mix of folk rock, alt-rock, Americana and soul is the kind of sound some artists strive for a decade or more to create. And their debut album, titled Ceiling Zero, is a blessing in every…

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UNSIGNED SPOTLIGHT: Feed Us

Regardless of what you do for a living or where you’re at in life, it’s important to venture outside your comfort zone every so often. Especially in music, where opening your mind a bit more can lead to some incredible new experiences. Which is why when I pressed play on Feed Us‘ 2017 LP Delete Your Account, about 30 seconds in to the first song I realized 1) “This isn’t something I usually listen to but it’s incredible” and 2) “I absolutely want to spread the word about these guys.”…

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Let’s PLAY: Alive & Well

In less than 3 weeks all of the bands who have earned the chance to play the Main Stage at Warped Tour this year will be announced. Currently in the top 15 bands in the nation are San Diego pop punk/alternative foursome Alive & Well. Drawing influence from Jimmy Eat World  and The Ataris, Alive & Well are bringing old school elements into the new age of pop punk. Get to know these talented musicians and learn about their journey to the Main Stage by checking out our exclusive interview with…

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MY FIRST TIME: Commonweather

For our first self-titled EP, we were still feeling out the genre. Our previous bands were nothing like what we were trying do with Commonweather, so it was a really fun experience writing the new music. It was all very raw sounding and we definitely weren’t as “effect heavy” as we are now. We started writing it in January 2014 before we even announced we were a band, so we took our time with the release having no pressure. There’s a couple songs off of it that we still play today and they’re still some of my favorites we’ve ever written.  Please follow and like us:

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Music & A Message: Making A Difference

I’ve been listening to music with a message for a long time. It started when I was a little kid in the modern heyday of the message song: the ‘60s. “Meaning” and “music” were synonymous to me sitting on the floor pushing my wooden truck around with songs like Tom Paxton’s “Buy A Gun for Your Son” and Buffalo Springfield’s “For What It’s Worth” serenading me in the background. Paxton sardonically sang, “Let his little mind expand, place a weapon in his hand…” In Tom’s case, and throughout the country, the most powerful weapon was…

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PLAYLIST: Growing Up Joe

Hello there, lovely Infectious readers! I’ve had several years’ worth of wonderful adventures in the music industry and last month, Angela Mastrogiacomo was kind enough to hire me to the Infectious Magazine staff as a managing editor. I may be the newbie on the staff but I’m also one of the oldies, as my growing up playlist will reveal. Music is like a best friend to me. It’s always there when you need it, it never judges you, and it evokes an endless number of emotions in your heart. You…

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LIVE REVIEW: Suicide Silence in Sayreville, New Jersey

Suicide Silence, who have just released their new album You Can’t Stop Me with vocalist Eddie Hermida, are currently touring with Cannibal Corpse and Wretched. I caught up with their Summer 2014 tour at the famous Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey to watch some face-shredding death metal. Please follow and like us:

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LIVE REVIEW: Come Alive Tour Opening Weekend

The Come Alive Tour, featuring Set It Off and Our Last Night, kicked off in Jacksonville, Florida on Friday, July 11th. I had every intention of going to only that show, but after the astounding performances and the kind meetings I had that night, I couldn’t resist going to another. It isn’t the most rare occurrence for me to attend more than one show in a tour schedule, but it is rare to find a line-up that sticks with me, and this line-up did just that. I felt the need…

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12 Songs To Add To Your Summer Bicycle Playlist

It’s shaping up to be a bright and sunny summer this year. We have compiled a list of 12 songs that should be on your Bicycle Playlist.  From new-school hip hop and indie to ska-punk, here are some tunes for your long summer days on your Fixie (or Cruiser, I guess). If you can’t afford a bicycle, some cities offer bike libraries or rentals. You could hit up a local police auction… or do a volunteer program at a bike shop. Hey, just dust off whatever is in the back…

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PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: Week #39

“Remember the first time you went to a show and saw your favorite band. You wore their shirt, and sang every word. You didn’t know anything about scene politics, haircuts, or what was cool. All you knew was that this music made you feel different from anyone you shared a locker with. Someone finally understood you. This is what music is about.” – Gerard Way. The following photos were posted between June 21-27, 2014 and are shown with their original captions. To make it easy for you, we have linked each…

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