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ALBUM REVIEW: Good English Self-Titled Debut

Some bonds are formed by being at the right place at the right time. In this case, the Rasmussen sisters just happened to born into the right family. Ohio’s grunge-pop band, Good English, consists of sisters Elizabeth, Celia, and Leslie Rasmussen, who are gearing up to release their debut, self-titled album on March 11. The trio have their own unique blend of grunge, garage-pop, and punk-influenced rock and roll that sounds like the lovechild of Nancy Sinatra and Black Sabbath. With their 80’s inspired rock n’ roll sound, intricate tempo changes, and catchy…

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INDUSTRY INTERVIEW: Ashley Aron (Property Of Zack)

This week Infectious chats with Property of Zack contributor, Ashley Aron, who works as the site’s showcase director, putting hardworking, talented bands into the spotlight each week. Aron has also held social media positions at Tumblr and Adult Swim, books shows, and even works as an A&R scout for Red Bull Records‘ Falcon. Check out our interview with Ashley below to find out how she got started, tips for booking shows, submitting to music blogs, and getting noticed by labels. 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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TOUR DIARY #2: Prides

We head to Philadelphia a day early to play an acoustic set at Sofar. Sofar is a great initiative started in London a few years ago, which now appears in pretty much every city in the world. We’ve done one in Glasgow before, so it’s strange to be doing the same thing a few thousand miles away. Sofar stands for ‘songs from a room’, and that’s exactly what it is. Someone offers up their front room as a venue, and bands are invited to do a stripped down set, without…

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INDUSTRY INTERVIEW: Matt Halpern (Bandhappy, Periphery)

Earlier this month, we brought you our industry interview with up and coming New Hampshire bakery, Benson’s Bakery. This month we chat with founder of Bandhappy, drummer of Periphery, and teacher on CreativeLive, Matt Halpern in one of what will be many industry interviews with PR professionals, label staff, tour managers, festival promoters, and many more with advice for bands, aspiring industry professionals, and those who just want to learn more about the field. Check it out below. Please follow and like us:

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TOUR DIARY #1: Prides

After an intense week of shows at SXSW we head out on tour with RAC. It’s our first time touring the U.S., so we were looking forward to seeing some new places. There’s 5 of us altogether, 3 in the band, plus our manager Ally and front of house Nick, which means for a tight squeeze in our hired SUV, the back of the car packed to the rafters with gear. We start at Dallas. This being the first night of the tour we weren’t sure what to expect, but…

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SXSW: Behind The Scenes With The Trash Pop Icons

I think it’s safe to say that SXSW is a like the great pilgrimage to mecca, but the pilgrims are musicians and music fans, and mecca is 6th street in downtown Austin, TX. As we sat at a bar in SFO, waiting to board our flight, we met a young girl equally as tired and excited as we were to share our flight full of musicians and industry professionals, and join the madness that was scheduled to begin hours before we landed.  We quickly found out that, unlike us, this was…

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Christofer Drew Covers “Electric Feel”

This year’s South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas just came to a close. Among the festivities there this past week was Christofer Drew of Never Shout Never, along with indie rock band Me Like Bees, covering MGMT. Check out the video below of their collaborative cover of “Electric Feel” below, after the jump! For more of Christofer Drew, you can purchase a CD of Never Shout Never’s music here. You can also buy concert tickets here to see MGMT live, and you can purchase a CD of their music here. Please…

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Drunk Driver Crashes Into Crowd At SXSW

It has been reported that an intoxicated driver struck and injured numerous people at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas injuring at least 23 victims, 5 of which are currently in critical condition, and unfortunately killing 2.  This post will be updated as more information becomes available. Please follow and like us:

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SXSW 2014: 5 Must-See Live Acts

Each spring, hundreds of bands make the journey to Austin, Texas for the annual South By Southwest Music Festival, transforming the city into a mecca of music discovery. But with a proposed 2,100 performers slated to perform at the festival’s 28th edition, taking place, March 11-16, its not hard to feel overwhelmed. To ease the pain of decision making, here’s a list of 5 unmissable acts. Please follow and like us:

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