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LIVE REVIEW: Black Bottom Lighters Album Release Show Features Indie Live Reviews Reviews 

LIVE REVIEW: Black Bottom Lighters Album Release Show

Reggae concerts, in my opinion, are a very diverse event that will attract people of different backgrounds, genders and preferences. I think that is what makes it such a great environment. There is no judging, no mosh pits or fights (except for those few people that have had one too many). This album release show was the epitome of fans coming together to support a common love.

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INTERVIEW: Black Bottom Lighters Interviews News 

INTERVIEW: Black Bottom Lighters

Every once in a while, you find a hidden gem in your hometown. This hidden gem for me is Black Bottom Lighters. The six piece reggae rock group, hailing from Glendale, Arizona, considers themselves to be “desert reggae”. What that is exactly, I do not know. What I do know is that I’ve had their songs stuck in my head since their set at the McDowell Mountain Music Festival. With their captivating lyricists and wicked drum fills, Black Bottom Lighters are a band that the world needs to look out…

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PRODUCT REVIEW: The Music Box – November Alternative Features Indie News Pop Pop Punk Reviews Rock 

PRODUCT REVIEW: The Music Box – November

Another month means another glorious Music Box to rant and rave about. This month was a bit different from last. I received less, but the quality was just the same, if not better. You can read about all the goodies I got after the jump. To subscribe to the Music Box, for only $10 per month, click here. Also, another cool thing they have started doing is offering what they call The Music Envelope. Instead of receiving a box each month filled with CDs, stickers, wristbands, etc., you will receive…

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Vintage Playlist: Warped Tour 1995 Features News Playlists Pop Pop Punk Rock 

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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The History Of Music Festivals Features Indie Lists Metal News Pop Pop Punk Rock 

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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The Recent Reunion Resurgence & Our Nostalgia Obsession Features Indie Metal News Pop Punk Rock 

The Recent Reunion Resurgence & Our Nostalgia Obsession

Nostalgia is strange, and in the current hip culture of 2014 it’s even more bizarre than it used to be.  Now I don’t mean to be nostalgic about nostalgia, but there used to be a time when nostalgic things that we joyously reminisced about stayed in the past, exactly where we remembered them just as we remembered them; all perfect and cleaned up by years of misremembering—and most importantly, in the past.  But recently, we seem to have this fascination with all things ‘90s or vintage and relating to our…

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