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LIVE REVIEW: Blue October

After bus troubles that canceled their first stop on the ‘I Hope You’re Happy Tour,’ Blue October held nothing back at the show Sept. 29 at the Intersection in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Leadsinger Justin Furstenfeld addressed the crowd of 1400 people multiple times about how excited he was, and what a great time he was having. He even joked after the final song that he wished he could play more, but regretted to say he couldn’t. Except he could. And he did. The 20-song set included “Into the Ocean” pretty…

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Album Review: Blue October – ‘I Hope You’re Happy’

“I hope you’re happy” is usually a snarky, slap-in-the-face retort, but for Texas band Blue October, it’s a genuine well wishing, and a genuinely fresh outlook.  An outlook that for many years, has been dark, dismal, and yes — pure rock. The 2018 release of I Hope You’re Happy, via Up/Down Records, and leadsinger Justin Furstenfeld’s label, Brando Records, is out Aug.17. Sobriety sounds good on the often tumultuous Blue October soundscapes, although — it is a stark contrast to what many fans may be used to. Furstenfeld doesn’t label…

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Green Day Announce Charity Stream Performance

The destruction and aftermath of Hurricane Harvey has recently taken the nation by storm, with support and donations being made daily to aid those affected. From major organizations to non-profits alike, many have put their best foot forward to give back.  The same goes for musicians and legendary punk rockers, Green Day. Green Day announced via social media and Twitter that the band would be teaming up with Facebook Live and Americares to raise charitable donations for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Help #HurricaneHarvey survivors + join our Facebook Live…

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Community Features Music Cities Series 

MUSIC CITIES: Austin – The City Without Limits

What is there to say about Austin, Texas and Live Music that hasn’t been said already? After all, it is considered the Live Music Capital of the World, and with the recent opening of the Austin360 Amphitheater, more and more national and international bands are setting their sights on Austin for a tour stop. With that said, let’s dig a little deeper for some insider knowledge on what it means to be a band from Austin, Texas. Please follow and like us:

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Features Track-By-Track 

TRACK-BY-TRACK: White Label Analog – In Case You Just Tuned In

We here at Infectious have teamed up with Austin indie rockers White Label Analog to bring you quite the treat. The band released their first full-length, In Case You Just Tuned In, last month and we have the inside scoop to each and every track! Check out the exclusive track-by-track after the jump! And be sure to listen along with the album as you read what inspired each of the 11 songs! To hear more from White Label Analog, you can purchase a CD here. To catch the band live at the…

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Alternative News 

Mayberry Covers OMI’s “Cheerleader”

Alternative band Mayberry have released a cover of OMI‘s “Cheerleader.” Check out the cover below the jump and let us know what you think of the band’s version of the song. Mayberry takes the slow ballad and kicks it up a notch. The song flows almost seamlessly. When mixed with frontman Esteban Rodriguez‘ ringing vocals and the band’s perfectly timed instrumentals, the cover proves itself to be a good take of a classic song. The band’s most recent EP, Just A Dream which was released in June of 2014. To hear more of Mayberry’s music, you can purchase a CD…

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LIVE REVIEW: Never Say Never Festival, Mission, Texas

The seventh annual Never Say Never Festival in Mission, Texas brought in A Skylit Drive, Dance Gavin Dance, Attila and more to create a two-day event jam packed with music, mosh pits and crowdsurfers. Please follow and like us:

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Indie News 

Slaves Guitarist Jonathan Wolfe “Ditched in Texas”

Almost halfway into Slaves‘s spring tour, rhythm guitarist Jonathan Wolfe has already worn out his welcome. In a now-deleted Facebook post, Wolfe claimed to have been ditched by his bandmates during their current tour. Check out what the guitarist posted below the jump as well as rebuttals from vocalist Jonny Craig. The band, or what is left of the band is currently on the Hold On Pain Ends Tour alongside The Color Morale, Vanna and Alive Like Me. To hear more from the band, you can purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here. Please follow and like…

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WATCH: Mayberry “Heartbeat” Music Video

After teasing the release of a new music video for nearly two weeks, alternative band Mayberry have released an official music video for their their song “Hearbeat.” The video features a ton of carnival rides as well as those crazy fun houses that are full of mirrors. In the end of the video, there’s a full crowd of people watching and screaming as the band plays in front of a Ring Of Fire ride. Check out the video below the jump and let us know what you think of it….

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RedGorilla Music Fest Coming To Texas In March

Are you planning on being in Austin, Texas in mid-March? Well, if you are, then consider heading to 6th Street for the RedGorilla Music Fest. The festival takes place Monday, March 16 – Sunday, March 21st, and is completely free to attend. Since 2001, this festival has helped promote hundreds of up-and-coming independent artists and further their careers. Over the years, artists such as Imagine Dragons, Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore, Foster The People, Andrew W.K., and countless others have graced the stages of the festival. For more information and to stay up to…

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