Community Music Cities Series 

Music Cities: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Michigan is no stranger to music. Hitsville USA a.k.a. Motown was founded in Detroit. Plenty of Michigan rockers came from the mitten state: Alice Cooper, Bob Seger, Diana Ross (The Supremes) Glen Frey (The Eagles), Iggy Pop, Madonna, Stevie Wonder, Jack White, Anthony Kiedis (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Grand Funk Railroad, The Romantics, Mike Posner, Sufjan Stevens, and the list goes on… While Detroit Rock City gets plenty of high praises for its music (thanks for the 1979 shout-out, KISS), a Western Michigan city is also making a way onto the…

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Ed Sheeran Covers Stevie Wonder

Ed Sheeran performed a cover of Stevie Wonder‘s “Master Blaster” alongside His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra on Jool’s Annual Hootenanny 2014. Check out the cover below the jump and let us know what you think.   To listen to more from Sheeran, you can purchase a CD here or buy concert tickets here. Ed Sheeran was officially named the most-streamed artist on Spotify in the world for the year of 2014. Read more about it here. Please follow and like us:

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Features Indie Metal Pop Pop Punk Rock 

“God Only Knows”… How Important Music Is To Us All

A few days ago, one of my all-time favorite franchises, BBC, released a cover of “God Only Knows” originally recorded by The Beach Boys. “Cool….but, so what?” You may be asking. The moral of this (short) story is BBC Music pulled in 29 musicians from radically different backgrounds to collaborate on one song by one of the most influential bands of the past century; that’s what! The list of names literally made me yell “Hell yeah!” as the parade of musicians filtered through the incredibly popular Youtube video playing on…

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Infectious Magazine's Summer Reading List Features Lists 

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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Lost In Los Angeles Contests News Rock 

CONTEST: Lost In Los Angeles Merch Giveaway

Infectious Magazine has teamed up with Lost In Los Angeles and Big Picture Media to give one lucky fan the ultimate merch package which includes: 1. Signed CD 2. Signed Poster 3. 2 Picks and Stickers 4. Summer Tour T-Shirt 5. Lost In Los Angeles ring All you have to do to enter is: Please follow and like us:

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Indie News 

Lorde Is Youngest Artist To Reach US No. 1 In 26 Years

Ella Yelich-O’Connor, known better by her stage name Lorde, is officially the youngest artist to reach US No. 1 in 26 years. The artist is only 16 years old, known for her hit single “Royals.” The single has, so far, reached 1.9 million copies sold in the United States alone. The youngest person to ever hold the US No. 1 place remains Stevie Wonder. The artist had been 13 years old when, in 1963, Wonder hit No. 1 with “Fingertips Pt 2.”  Lorde releases her debut, full LP Pure Heroine on October…

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