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Album Review: Rise Against – ‘Ghost Note Symphonies, Vol. 1’

The day Rise Against posted a teaser video on Youtube, with a reimagined version of “House on Fire,” from their 2017 Wolves album, I scoured the internet for more details. I’d been waiting on an acoustic solo Tim McIlrath (Rise Against) album for years, and had missed the boat on the 2013 Revival Tour with him, Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music), Matt Pryor (The Get Up Kids), Toh Kay (Streetlight Maniefesto), and others. Fail. If you’ve seen Rise Against live in concert, you might have experienced the lighter side of the punk rock Chicago…

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ALBUM REVIEW: Hannah Thiem ‘Brym’

Those of you that are regular readers of Infectious Magazine know that our reviews often entail the various types of rock, metal, punk, indie, and as a more recent venture, we’ve added pop to our lineup. But every so often (and I usually jump on these as quickly as possible), we have the pleasure to review music that doesn’t really fit into any one of those genres. Hannah Thiem and her newest album, Brym is amongst the latter. Brym (pronounced “Breem”) is Thiem’s first in her solo career; she had…

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LIVE REVIEW: Manchester Orchestra In Philadelphia

Philadelphia certainly is a beautiful city, especially at the end of May when the temperature is in the mid-70s. Just a few blocks away from Independence Hall is a booming little area with everything from cheesesteaks and gyros to the Theater Of The Living Arts, where Manchester Orchestra was headlining a sold-out show this past Saturday night. My fiancé and I drove down to Philadelphia, dropped our overnight bags at our friend’s house, and hopped on the trolley to go downtown to the venue. After grabbing a bite to eat, we walked…

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