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

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.

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Why Canada’s Arkells Should Be On Your Radar Indie Live Reviews News Reviews Rock 

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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INTERVIEW: Brendan Murphey of Counterparts Interviews Metal News Pop Punk Rock 

INTERVIEW: Brendan Murphey of Counterparts

This week Infectious had the opportunity to interview Brendan Murphey, the lead vocalist of the band Counterparts. The band has been wrapping up the last few dates of the Common Vision Tour, and Brendan was enjoying his time in California.  Check out the interview below where he talks about everything from hardcore music to touring, and even the best and hardest times with the band.

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PHOTOS: Counterparts, Canoga Park, CA Metal News Photos Rock 

PHOTOS: Counterparts, Canoga Park, CA

Check out the full online photo gallery of Counterparts’ show on August 13th, 2014 in Canoga Park, CA. Purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here.   All photos by Caitlin Shores    

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James Street Supercrawl Lineup Announced News 

James Street Supercrawl Lineup Announced

The lineup for the fifth annual James Street Supercrawl has been announced today, and includes the likes of Yo la Tengo, Joel Plaskett Emergency, and Fucked Up.  The event takes place on September 13th-14th on James StreetNorth in Hamilton, Ontario.  The two-day music and arts festival is free, and last year attracted over 80,000 fans from around the world.  Full press release and list of artist can be found here.

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