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INTERVIEW: Kat Robichaud (Kat Robichaud And The Darling Misfits)

Infectious Magazine recently caught up with glam rocker Kat Robichaud, the mastermind behind Kat Robichaud and the Darling Misfits. We discussed all the details of her forthcoming self-titled album (continue reading for the release date), her thoughts on the Spotify revenue debates, the possibility of playing some shows with an old friend from The Voice, and much more.  Please follow and like us:

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Vintage Playlist: Warped Tour 1995

Warped Tour is arguably the most popular, well-attended pop-punk/hardcore music festival in the United States’ summer. But Warped Tour wasn’t always this way. Back in its birth year of 1995, the Warped Tour line-up featured only 20 bands and about 9 pro-skateboarders and BMX-ers, all of whom made the show poster. The poster also showed a monster truck. Overall, the 20 bands that were featured on the first Warped Tour heavily favored California punk and New York hardcore bands- a minute away from the type of diversity seen on the show…

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How To Choose A Great Band Name

I am a firm believer that the name should always match the product. You wouldn’t call an avocado, pizza, would you? Naming all of the products at the grocery store nonsensical names would make for a confusing shopping experience. This is how I feel about great band names. In Brooklyn, everyone is in a band. It is easy to get lost in the madness. But I am always surprised by all of the bands that have names that sound like they picked words out of a hat and jumbled them…

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The History Of Music Festivals

Welcome to festival season! While we are currently already two months into a music aficianado’s favorite time of year, the fun has only just begun, with concerts spanning all the way through August. Those of us that keep up with the festivals, we all know the biggest names and where they are… But do we know the history behind those festivals? Infectious Magazine takes a look at 4 of the best-known summer music festivals and how they got their start. These festivals were created for surprisingly simple reasons, but grew…

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What Happened to Ska?

We may not all remember it, but most people are at least aware that for a brief time in the ‘90s, Ska was a commercially viable genre.  The Jamaican-rooted two-tone that was developed in the United States by the likes of the Toasters in the 1980s saw a rare light of fairly high public popularity, spearheaded by bands like Reel Big Fish and No Doubt. The question that most people ask, is what happened?  Most people asking this either aren’t paying attention to all the music still out there or…

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10 Songs To Cry And Eat Pie To: From Start Of Pie To Finish

It’s been a long day. It’s been the longest of fucking days. Maybe you are in a band, but working part time as a bartender and you are tired of drunk men calling you cupcake. Maybe you have a crazy nine to five as an assistant to the person whose job you actually want to have. Private lessons cancel on you, rehearsal space rent comes sooner than you imagine, and people shove you on the subway because you are a tiny bug on the windshield of their important lives. On…

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SHOW REVIEW: Brian Marquis

I have this overwhelming fear of writing reviews. Interviewing artists? No sweat. But watching them play and then writing about it strikes a fear into this little heart of mine that rivals the sinking feeling in my stomach when I can’t see my kid on the playground. What if they’re awful? What if I can’t find a single good thing to say about them and every artist I’ve ever respected reads that one review and now no one will ever talk to me? See? It’s terrifying. The only thing that…

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INTERVIEW: Brian Marquis

Situated beneath the town’s mascot Tilly, Asbury Park’s Wonderbar is a favorite venue for locals and benny’s as well (that’s a tourist for those of you not in the know). As with the rest of the shore town, it’s got a not so secret soft spot for The Boss, but lately it’s been playing host to new acts that are just as talented. Tonight its guests are Brian Marquis and the rest of the Acoustic Basement Tour. Before the show I met up with Brian and discussed his upcoming album,…

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5 Albums That Have Helped Me Become The Modern Day Riot Grrrl

I’ve always considered myself some sort of feminist. When I was younger, I idolized strong creative women who spoke out for what they believed in, especially musicians. I used to attempt playing tag with my brother and his friends, who would run away from me or tell me to leave them alone, there were no girls allowed. I get along really well with males, maybe even better than with females and have always felt that I play the role of the “male” in most of my relationships with men. Don’t…

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Boston Calling Announce May Lineup

Boston Calling’s third installment will take place May 23-25 at City Hall Plaza, and with this new lineup, will no doubt be another huge success. Check out the confirmed bands including Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls, Bastille, Tegan and Sara, and many more. The organizers are also teasing that one more major artist will be revealed at a later date. Purchase a CD from each band’s website, and buy concert tickets for the festival here.  Please follow and like us:

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