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The Most Important Thing We’ve Learned: Treat Every Show Like It’s The Most Important One Of Your Career

You finally landed that gig that will put you on the map.  You put countless hours into practice and promotion, text everyone in your contacts list (even that girl you had a crush on back in high school ), and strike a deal with that shady promoter to sell 50 presale tickets, otherwise you’ll have to mortgage your parent’s house. After weeks of stressing out, the day is finally here. You pick out your best clothes, do all your pre-show rituals, and load into the venue. Now you are ready…

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Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys to Release Album with New Band The Arcs

Dan Auerbach, lead singer and guitarist of the blues-rock band The Black Keys, has announced the release of a single through his new band The Arcs. The 7” vinyl single “Stay in My Corner” with B-side “Tomato Can” is set to release May 2 through Nonesuch Records. Vinyl lovers beware, because the only way you’re going to get this single is to go out to your favorite independent record store; this will be a small release. The Arcs have announced that their debut album will be released in the late…

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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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PREMIERE: The Universal Tone “Down” Lyric Video

Infectious Magazine is delighted to team up with L.A.-based rock & roll trio The Universal Tone for the official premiere of the lyric video for their latest single “Down.” Check it out below and let us know your thoughts! The Universal Tone – the trio of Jasmin Poncelet (vocals/guitar), Garrett Craig (guitar) and Kenneth “Biz” MacKenzie (drums) – have been rising very quickly in the Los Angeles rock scene, with Vents Magazine recently comparing them to The Black Keys and Jimi Hendrix due to their unique combination of rock & roll, blues, and a touch of funk. Their…

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Paramore Up For A Grammy Award

Paramore was recently announced as a Grammy nominee for their song “Ain’t It Fun” for the Best Rock Song category. The song comes off of their self-titled album, which was released in 2013. Paramore is competing against Beck, The Black Keys, Jack White, and Ryan Adams for the category. The winners of the Grammys will be announced next year on February 8. To listen to more of Paramore, you can purchase a CD here. And to see if they’re on tour, you can buy concert tickets here. Please follow and…

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GUEST BLOG: The Best Guitar Solos Of The Last 10 Years

There is a joke that gets passed around between my friends and fellow music makers that usually starts with an Instagram or Facebook photo of high-quality synthesizers, sequencers, or other non-guitar instruments and a caption that reads, “guitars are dead.” What inevitably follows is a long and laughable string of comments from the legions of rock lovers who must stand up in defense of the all-powerful six-stringed instrument that has been a mainstay in music for as long as any of us can remember. Let’s face it, guitars aren’t dead,…

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“As you begin to realize that every different type of music, everybody’s individual music, has its own rhythm, life, language and heritage, you realize how life changes, and you learn how to be more open and adaptive to what is around us.” – Yo-Yo Ma The following photos were posted between September 5-11, 2014 and are shown with the original captions. To make it easy for you, we have linked each picture to the user’s account. Be sure to follow each of them so you don’t miss anything! If you missed…

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WATCH: Cage the Elephant “Come A Little Closer” Live at Leeds

This past weekend, Cage the Elephant performed at the Reading and Leeds Festivals in London, England. They performed their hit song “Come A Little Closer” which you can watch below. The band played Saturday and Sunday at the festival. On September 5, they’ll be starting a U.S. and Canada tour with The Black Keys. The tour will go through September 28. If you’re interested in listening to more of Cage the Elephant, you can purchase a CD here. And to see if their tour is coming near you, you can…

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ALBUM REVIEW: Fritz Montana ‘Scaredy Cat’

At first listen, vocals from singer David Marshall will sound freakishly like Jack White and the band’s sound like that of the White Stripes (a compliment by all means, my friends). But with their own brand of blues and other combinations of indie sounds, Fritz Montana’s newest album Scaredy Cat not only mixes Jack White with a bit of Taking Back Sunday, (which let me tell you is actually a fantastic combination) but also brings forth an incredible sound that makes for an excellent listening experience. Having formed in early…

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