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Boston Calling Is Just Around the Corner: Here’s What You Need To Know

Can you feel it? That chilly air has all but vanished, and while we’re still not quite at shorts and t-shirt weather, there’s no denying that Spring is just around the corner, and with it, our favorite local fest, Boston Calling. The festival is gearing up for its 10th edition this coming Memorial Day Weekend (May 24-26). As with each new installment, we continue to watch the festival grow in size, (it moved from City Hall Plaza to the Harvard Athletic Complex a few years back) as well as its continued…

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Mental Health Matters: “I Thank My Mental Health Every Day”

I thank my mental health every day for what it has made me. I wouldn’t have stated that gratitude in so many words when in 2014 I had regular panic attacks that meant socialising, public eating, and creating meaningful emotional bonds went from regularities to rarities. I certainly didn’t agree with it when in 2017, one day, having fallen in love, made wonderful friends and felt settled in my new home of London, I found I couldn’t get myself out of bed. Soon I couldn’t get myself out of my…

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PREMIERE: Jon Pattie “Won’t Be Young” Music Video

Photo Credit: Mario Devon. Today Infectious is proud to premiere the debut music video from Nashville based indie-pop artist Jon Pattie. Brimming with self-awareness, hope, and optimism for the future, Pattie takes the compelling imagery in his lead single “Won’t Be Young” and brings it to life with an energetic, lighthearted video that takes listeners around Nashville, and to some of Pattie’s favorite spots. From record stores to reflective walks in the Tennessee outdoors, Pattie says the goal of the video was simply to have fun while showcasing some of…

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PHOTOS: Wreck The Halls

“We all need a little punk rock n roll. The world needs a little punk rock n roll.” From December 14 – December 16 the Boston area got more than just a little punk rock n roll. Boston punk rock band, Street Dogs, threw their 13th annual Wreck The Halls event and the halls were wrecked by good old-fashioned punk rock. I was lucky to attend the last night of this energizing weekend. Each night had two openers before Street Dogs would go on. Friday night’s openers were Noi!se and…

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REVIEW/PHOTOS: Car Seat Headrest

This last Friday, I had the chance to shoot for an interesting and very original indie rock band called Car Seat Headrest, from Leesburg, Virginia. They are on the Twin Fantasy 2nd Leg Tour with hard rock drum-led trio Naked Giants, all 3 members of which are also members of Car Seat Headrest. They played a lot from their most recent album Twin Fantasy, which is actually a re-recorded album of Will Toledo’s previous solo album of the same name that was originally released in 2011, now with more a…

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Music Cities Series: Peoria, IL

(Photo credit: Keith Cotton) I grew up in Peoria, Illinois; a river town nestled in the heartland of the Midwest. As a kid, I used to be fascinated by the opaque, murky waters of the Illinois River that seemed to cut a path right through the forests and hills where I lived. As I’ve grown older, the pollution and invasive fish species have tempered some of that excitement. But even so, there’s nothing quite like playing to a crowd of thousands of hometown music lovers, on a stage alongside a…

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The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned: Play Every (Interesting) Gig At Least Once

(photo credit: Joe Velz.) When I first started making this music, a manager type friend told me to “play every gig at least once.” At the time, that advice made perfect sense. We were early into the Spotify era. Live shows and college radio were still the only tried and true way to reach fans in other regions/cities. So I’d save up some cash, book a bunch of shows on a short regional tour, rent a van and go. Of course, I didn’t have the cash to promote the shows…

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