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WATCH: Eddie Vedder Rocks with The Sonics at Record Store Day Show  

To me there’s nothing better than a small show. Sure, the communal good vibes of music festivals can make music a magical experience, but there’s something about the intimacy of a small venue that just gets me. Maybe it’s the ability to watch the artist up close and personal, and see them so invested in their performance. Maybe it’s that I don’t have to deal with hundreds to thousands of people. Either way, it’s great. Seattleites were in for a treat yesterday when legendary garage-rock band The Sonics played at…

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Outside Lands Releases 2015 Lineup

Spring has sprung again, and thus Outside Lands has released its 2015 lineup. The 3-day festival will take place August 7-9th in San Francisco’s beautiful Golden Gate Park. This year boasts a headlining group of Elton John, Mumford & Sons, The Black Keys, Sam Smith, Kendrick Lamar, and Wilco. This will be the 8th year of the festival, which has hosted the likes of Paul McCartney, Kanye West, Metallica, Muse, Pearl Jam, Radio Head, and Arcade Fire. Read more to check out the rest of the 2015 lineup. If you…

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Former Pearl Jam Drummer Facing Drug Charges

There is a chance that many young music lovers today have never listened to Pearl Jam except for when their parents are feeling nostalgic. The odds are even better that those same teens are not familiar with the name Dave Abbruzzese. He was on the sticks for their extremely successful multi-platinum records Vs. and Vitalogy in 1993 and 1994, respectively.  But this time he is making headlines for a different reason. Please follow and like us:

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GUEST BLOG: Working Nine To Five…To Midnight: Having A “Real” Job & Playing In A Band

I gather sleep like natives gather morsels of food: in small but much-needed increments. You see, my band, The Paper Jets, is unfortunately not my main piece as far as income goes (yet). No, no, I work in management for a publicly traded Fortune 500 global conglomerate. I am a number. I am a robot. I am Jack’s raging bile duct… until I leave work, change in the car, and make my way either to practice, the studio, or a show. Some articles may tell you that Corporate America will…

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GUEST BLOG: Paradigm Shift

It had been a long time since I watched the movie Almost Famous, written and directed by Cameron Crowe, and I happened onto it on Netflix the other day. I barely remembered it but at the time I watched it, I don’t remember being particularly moved. I was coming off three years of touring in the Jam Band Circuit with the Boulder band Zuba and wasn’t interested in a movie about life on the road with a band. Now that some years have passed, I can sit back and enjoy…

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Infectious Magazine’s Summer Reading List

For many people, summer is the perfect time to kick back, relax, and read. However, finding worthwhile books about music can be extremely difficult. There are countless unauthorized biographies and boring memoirs that add nothing to what you could probably find on wikipedia. So, instead of reading some misogynistic macho garbage like Mötley Crüe’s The Dirt, here are some great books written by or about musicians from every genre you could possibly think of, that will make for some great summer reading this year. Please follow and like us:

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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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STREAM: Eddie Vedder Covers Hunters And Collectors’ “Throw Your Arms Around Me”

Eddie Vedder, with Crowded House rocker Neil Finn, has taken on Hunters and Collectors in a beautiful rendition of “Throw Your Arms Around Me.” Check out the stream after the jump. The track is off of an upcoming tribute album to the Australian band titled Crucible and will consist of 15 covers, 15 original recordings, and feature other artists such as Birds Of Tokyo and The Panics. Hunters and Collectors formed in Melbourne in the ’80s and played a very integral part in shaping the Australian rock’n’roll scene. Disbanding in 1998, they left…

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WATCH: Pearl Jam “Sirens” Music Video

Pearl Jam has released an official music video for “Sirens.” This is the second single from Pearl Jam’s most recent album, Lightning Bolt, and was released as a single just two days ago. The band’s tour begins on October 11th and will end on February 2nd. Purchase a CD here and buy concert tickets here. Please follow and like us:

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