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INTERVIEW: Christina Grimmie

If you’re one of the millions of people who watched season 6 of NBC’s The Voice, you already know the name Christina Grimmie – the YouTube sensation who soared all the way to the finale with her own eclectic mix of pop and R&B covers – very well. Now, with her YouTube videos garnering over 400 million views and her new singles “Cliche” and “Stay With Me” exploding on the iTunes charts, we felt it was time for a chat. Managing Editor Joe Ballard recently talked to Christina about her…

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LIVE REVIEW: Mikey Wax w/ Alexis Keegan and Haley Johnsen Velo Cult Portland, OR

As a reviewer under 21, I have very little experience with small sit down venues. Mikey Wax at Velo Cult gave me a little glimpse of what I have to look forward to. Though, I don’t think there is anything like this place anywhere else but Portland Oregon. I never talk about the venue in my reviews, but this isn’t like any other venue. It’s a pub and a bike shop all in one. Bikes hang from the ceiling, and beer samples come to the tables on skateboards. The uniqueness…

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Taylor John Williams (The Voice) Releases Single “The Mates of Soul”

Taylor John Williams brought soulful swagger to The Voice last season. Unfortunately, he has since been missing from our television each week. Luckily, Mr. Williams is keeping busy and cranking out some music. He released a single, “The Mates of Soul,” recently. A full EP will be coming along shortly as well, according to Williams. It is just what you can expect from the singer: the song could have easily found its way onto a John Mayer album with its acoustic guitar and powerful, heartfelt vocals. Its small spurts of electric…

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Infectious managing editor Joe Ballard recently had the chance to speak with fast-rising New York-based soul singer/songwriter Vada March. In this exclusive interview, Vada speaks candidly about auditioning for American Idol and The Voice, what it’s like competing with a lineup full of metal bands, plans for a brand new EP, and much more. I have to start by saying congratulations on achieving First Place at the audition round for Stand Against Suicide’s Battle of the Bands competition! Can you tell me a little more about the upcoming final in May…

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INTERVIEW: Taylor John Williams (The Voice Season 7)

I recently got a chance to interview Taylor John Williams from season 7 of The Voice. This Oregon native currently resides in Portland, so I had the pleasure of interviewing him in person. Read the whole interview after the jump! He recently released a new original song called “Castles” which you can check out on Youtube. Let us know your thoughts on that below. Also, if you live in the Portland Area and are over 21, catch him at the Douglas Fir Lounge on March 11. You can buy tickets here….

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Charity-Based Concert Series “Leave A Lasting Mark” Lineup Released

New York City-based concert series Leave A Lasting Mark has released the lineup of musicians for its latest edition, Memphis Soul, where they will gather and perform hit songs from the 1960s and ’70s. The high-profile lineup includes Tony Lucca and Jermaine Paul of “The Voice” fame as well as Matt Duke, Andrea Nardello, Ali Brustofski, and Carrie Manolakos. All proceeds from the event will go to MILE (Music Is Love Exchange), a non-profit organization where artists, musicians and more create positive change in the lives of disadvantaged children across the world through the power of music….

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WATCH: Fall Out Boy, “Centuries” (Live On “The Voice”)

If you didn’t know who Fall Out Boy is, you should by now. After Patrick Stump, the frontman of the group, performed the National Anthem for Monday Night Football in Chicago (covered here), the group came back together to perform their Platinum-selling song “Centuries” on NBC’s The Voice. Their performance came on the heavily-watched season finale. You can watch the whole performance after the jump. Purchase concert tickets here or buy a CD here. Please follow and like us:

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INTERVIEW: Kat Robichaud (Kat Robichaud And The Darling Misfits)

Infectious Magazine recently caught up with glam rocker Kat Robichaud, the mastermind behind Kat Robichaud and the Darling Misfits. We discussed all the details of her forthcoming self-titled album (continue reading for the release date), her thoughts on the Spotify revenue debates, the possibility of playing some shows with an old friend from The Voice, and much more.  Please follow and like us:

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Patrick Stump To Be On ‘The Voice’ Tonight

Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump will be on the NBC program The Voice tonight. Stump has been announced as an advisor to Team Adam. The show starts at 8 PM EST / 7 PM CST. Recently, Fall Out Boy announced that they’re looking at January as the release date for their new album. To listen to more of Fall Out Boy, you can purchase a CD here. And to see if they’re on tour, you can buy concert tickets here. Please follow and like us:

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Microsoft Music Deals Offering Taylor Swift’s “1989” for $0.99

You read that right. The Microsoft Music Deals app, which was just launched last week, is offering Taylor Swift‘s 1989 for $0.99 upon its first week of release. The 13-track album is $12.99 on iTunes currently and debuted at #1 on Billboard 200 after selling over a million downloads within the first 24 hours. Microsoft’s deals include over 100 albums at $1.99 for MP3 as it tries to compete with major music sites. While promoting the album’s release Monday night on NBC’s The Voice, 1989 features #1 hit “Shake It Off” and…

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