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ANNOUNCEMENT: New Season Of Guitar Center Sessions Premieres Next Week

Set your DVRs everyone, because season 10 of the award-winning series Guitar Center Sessions premieres next Friday, May 29th at 9 p.m. The show, hosted by Nic Harcourt airs exclusively on DirecTV’s Audience Network More »

STREAM: Alexis Keegan “Nobody Compares”

New Jersey native Alexis Keegan recently released her first single, “Nobody Compares,” off her upcoming EP, Endless Road. The song opens with an alternative rock vibe baseline which continues throughout. However, when Keegan’s vocals come More »

Sawyer Fredericks Won The Voice Season 8

If you are a fan of NBC’s The Voice you know that the show usually goes to someone on Blake Shelton’s or Adam Levine’s teams. This season, Pharrell Williams broke the Shelton/ Levine streak More »

Attila Frontman Launches Solo Project; Stream New Song

A while back, Attila frontman Chris Fronzak said he was working on a solo project under the moniker Fronzilla. After about a year’s worth of delays, the album is set to release in a few weeks. The album More »

Mayday Parade Finish Recording New Record

According to their Facebook post, Mayday Parade have finished recording their upcoming fifth album. This record will be the follow up to their 2013 release, Monsters In The Closet. More details about More »

Turnstile, Backtrack and More Added To The Life & Death Tour 2015

Turnstile, Backtrack and Heavy Chains will be heading out on the Life & Death Tour this August. The tour kicks off on August 6 in Rochester, New York and travels through the U.S. More »

ANNOUNCEMENT: New Breathe Carolina Single “Anywhere But Home”

On June 8, Breathe Carolina will release the brand new single “Anywhere But Home”. Earlier today, they revealed a short clip on their Instagram that you can check out after the jump! The More »

WATCH: Foo Fighters Perform On Final Episode of Letterman

After 33 years of the David Letterman Late Show, it was all brought to a close last night with a Foo Fighters live performance of “Everlong”. Way back in 2000, the Foos performed the More »

ANNOUNCEMENT: This Century Will Disband Later This Year

Arizona pop rockers This Century announced today that after eight years, the band would be no more towards the end of the year. In a lengthy Facebook post, the boys thanked their fans for all More »

[UPDATED] Brand New Is Being Mysterious And Fans Are Going Crazy

Nine years later and it seems as though Brand New are finally sending out the lyric book found in their third full-length record, The Devil And God Are Raging Inside of Me.  Don’t know More »

STREAM: John Nolan of Taking Back Sunday “Street Robbery Blues”

Taking Back Sunday’s John Nolan is finally premiering his sophomore solo release with the debut of a cool new track, “Street Robbery Blues.” The song comes off of Sad Strange Beautiful Dream, the More »

We Came As Romans Tease New Song

2013 was when we last heard something new from Detroit’s We Came As Romans. Their hugely successful Tracing Back Roots propelled them to the main stage of that summer’s Warped Tour, and the More »

Ice Nine Kills, PVRIS, I Prevail Announced For Punk Goes Pop 6 Re-Release

Time flies. It seems just yesterday we were jamming to our favorite artists’ renditions of hot Top 40 singles on the latest Punk Goes Pop series, Punk Goes Pop 6. The banger of an album More »

PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: Week #75

“Information is not knowledge. Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is not truth. Truth is not beauty. Beauty is not love. Love is not music. Music is the best.” – Frank Zappa  The More »

State Champs Announce Summer US Headlining Tour

State Champs have announced that they will be going on tour this summer. As headliners, the band will embark with Hit The Lights, Tiny Moving Parts, Let It Happen, and Northbound. State Champs have a busy year More »

Set It Off Parts Ways With Bassist Austin Kerr

After a recent string of sexual harassment allegations, Set It Off have decided to part ways with bassist Austin Kerr. The allegations were brought to light when a girl from England posted a story to More »

WATCH: Kelsey Bramson “Fine”

When thinking of a looper, your first thought is probably Ed Sheeran playing his guitar acoustically. Well, now there is a new face to this incredible piece of equipment, singer/songwriter Kelsey Bramson. A while More »

Twenty One Pilots, Echosmith Add Dates To Fall Tour

Twenty One Pilots have added more dates to their Blurryface Tour scheduled this Fall. The tour features support by Echosmith, who will appear in all five of the added dates. Most of the More »

Ed Sheeran Among Guests On Rolling Stones Tour

The Rolling Stones are preparing to set off on a US tour this month. Most of their stops include guest appearances from varying artists, and one of the venues includes an appearance by Ed More »

LIVE REVIEW: Cartel, Slim’s, San Francisco

“This has by far been our best headliner in this city – so thank you,” beamed Cartel’s vocalist Will Pugh halfway through Saturday night’s explosive set. An anniversary tour is a unique More »

 

ANNOUNCEMENT: New Season Of Guitar Center Sessions Premieres Next Week

guitar center sessionsSet your DVRs everyone, because season 10 of the award-winning series Guitar Center Sessions premieres next Friday, May 29th at 9 p.m. The show, hosted by Nic Harcourt airs exclusively on DirecTV’s Audience Network (Channel 239).

If you aren’t familiar with this fantastic series, each episode includes a performance and intimate interview with some of today’s biggest names in music! Kicking off the 10th season is none other than Brandon Flowers, frontman of The Killers. Other artists featured this season will be Nick Jonas, Lifehouse, Best Coast, and many more. Check out a full schedule, as well as a preview of what you’ll see this season, after the jump!

STREAM: Alexis Keegan “Nobody Compares”

11109185_10153027083483311_7704491128714117463_nNew Jersey native Alexis Keegan recently released her first single, “Nobody Compares,” off her upcoming EP, Endless Road. The song opens with an alternative rock vibe baseline which continues throughout. However, when Keegan’s vocals come in the song quickly becomes a pop number. It’s a song that you just want to dance to and will easily be in all the clubs by the end of the summer.

For the most, part this genre of pop seems very old school (late 90s – early 2000s) but with the lack of vocal manipulation she is able to bring a modern twist to this beloved 90s R&B sound.

Check out the song after the jump and if you like it, you can purchase it here.

You can purchase her debut EP Cleanslate and buy concert tickets here.

Sawyer Fredericks Won The Voice Season 8

11259907_992767614097096_6545989509234763369_nIf you are a fan of NBC’s The Voice you know that the show usually goes to someone on Blake Shelton’s or Adam Levine’s teams. This season, Pharrell Williams broke the Shelton/ Levine streak with one of the most talented performers I have ever seen. 15 year old Sawyer Fredericks walked on The Voice stage for Blind Auditions and within 10 seconds all four coaches had turned around. His voice makes him seem wise beyond his years giving him the ability to sing songs about topics he hasn’t even experienced yet. He is one of those performers that makes you think “and what was I doing at 16?”

Now that the show is over, Fredericks has decided he wants to go back to living and working on his family farm in Upstate New York instead of moving down to LA. The fact that a 16 year old is more interested in working on his farm than being in the limelight says so much about this teen. His humbleness alone makes him someone you want to watch as his career begins to take off.

Congratulations Sawyer Fredericks can’t wait to see what’s next for you!

On Monday night The Voice premiered the music video for Fredericks’ song “Please.” Check out the video below.

When they becomes available you can purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here.

Attila Frontman Launches Solo Project; Stream New Song

FronzillaA while back, Attila frontman Chris Fronzak said he was working on a solo project under the moniker Fronzilla. After about a year’s worth of delays, the album is set to release in a few weeks.

The album will be titled Party Peoples Anthem and will be released on June 30 via Artery Recordings. In anticipation of the album, Fronzilla has debuted a new track, “They Still Talk”, which features guest vocals from Tyler Carter of Issues.

Prior to listening to the song, I assumed Fronzilla was a hardcore project- basically anything but rap. It’s an interesting listen, to say the least. The lyrics sound like those of Attila’s, but the instrumentals are obviously different. You can stream the song below the jump. Make sure to let us know what you think of Fronzilla in the comments section.

To hear more from Fronzilla, you can purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here.

Mayday Parade Finish Recording New Record

Mayday paradeAccording to their Facebook post, Mayday Parade have finished recording their upcoming fifth album. This record will be the follow up to their 2013 release, Monsters In The Closet. More details about the full-length should be coming in the near future. Check out a post below.

On July 15th, the band will also be in Honolulu, Hawaii to open up for Yellowcard. Take a look at a flyer after the jump.

Fans can purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here

Turnstile, Backtrack and More Added To The Life & Death Tour 2015

Turnstile - promoTurnstileBacktrack and Heavy Chains will be heading out on the Life & Death Tour this August. The tour kicks off on August 6 in Rochester, New York and travels through the U.S. and Canada before winding down in Amityville, New York on August 31. Check out the tour schedule below the jump.

The Life & Death Tour is presented by The Kenmore Agency and according to the tour poster, the headliner will be announced soon. The complete line-up will be announced on June 9. Who do you hope headlines this tour? Let us know in the comments section.

To hear more from Turnstile, you can purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here. To hear more from Backtrack, you can purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here.

ANNOUNCEMENT: New Breathe Carolina Single “Anywhere But Home”

breathe_carolinaOn June 8, Breathe Carolina will release the brand new single “Anywhere But Home”. Earlier today, they revealed a short clip on their Instagram that you can check out after the jump!

The single will be available from this link and you can buy tickets to see the Electronic Rockers on tour here.

WATCH: Foo Fighters Perform On Final Episode of Letterman

The Foo Fighters, from left, Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Taylor Hawkins, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear are photographed in Toronto on Thursday, April 14, 2011, as they promote his new album, "Wasted Light". (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)

After 33 years of the David Letterman Late Show, it was all brought to a close last night with a Foo Fighters live performance of “Everlong”. Way back in 2000, the Foos performed the same song on a show whereby Letterman was absent due to heart surgery. He said that the song had helped him through his recovery and hence was a fitting and somewhat sentimental close to the show’s legacy.

You can check out the performance below the jump.

Foo Fighters are currently on tour in support of their recent release Sonic Highways and some tickets can still be purchased here, along with the album here.

ANNOUNCEMENT: This Century Will Disband Later This Year

this centuryArizona pop rockers This Century announced today that after eight years, the band would be no more towards the end of the year. In a lengthy Facebook post, the boys thanked their fans for all of the support they have received over the years and gave us all a glimpse into what the future holds for each member.

Fans will be happy to hear they will have the chance to say their goodbyes to the group. After they release their upcoming Soul Sucker on June 2nd, they hope to play shows throughout the remainder of the year. Former member Alex Silverman will accompany the group for those shows. You can read the full statement from the band after the jump.

This Century released a video for the new album’s title track earlier this month. You can watch it here.

To hold you over until the release of Soul Sucker, you can purchase a CD here. Be sure to be on the lookout for final tour dates. You definitely don’t want to miss out on seeing these guys one last time!

[UPDATED] Brand New Is Being Mysterious And Fans Are Going Crazy

7-7 Brand NewNine years later and it seems as though Brand New are finally sending out the lyric book found in their third full-length record, The Devil And God Are Raging Inside of Me. 

Don’t know what I’m talking about? Well, back in 2006, the group released their album along with a lyric booklet that was filled with random photos rather than the words to their songs. As listeners neared the end of the book, the band left this comment: “Please send $1 to *address* for a complete copy of the lyrics.” However, dollars were sent and booklets were never received. This whole mess has long since been forgotten — until now?

Recently, pictures have been popping up on the Internet of fans apparently getting their lyric booklets in the mail along with a dollar bill and an ad for a cassette of the band’s 2005 demos. Brand New has yet to confirm if this whole scheme is the real deal, but the Internet is freaking out. Some think this is a giant prank while others are crossing their fingers in hopes that the group will break their silence and release a record. No one’s really sure what’s going on right now, but some brand new Brand New would be pretty dang cool.

Check out some photos of the booklets below and let us know what you think of this whole mess in the comments!

Fans can purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here.

UPDATE #7: It’s been just about a month since anyone’s heard much from Brand New, but guess what? They were in the studio! Last night, the group spent some time tracking new material at their own Black Site Studio. Check out their post below.

Not to worry, Infectious will be keeping you up to date with the latest on all things Brand New because just like you, we’re dying for a new record.

 

(Originally published 4/8/15)

STREAM: John Nolan of Taking Back Sunday “Street Robbery Blues”

unnamed-32-700x357Taking Back Sunday’s John Nolan is finally premiering his sophomore solo release with the debut of a cool new track, “Street Robbery Blues.” The song comes off of Sad Strange Beautiful Dream, the singer’s first project since rejoining TBS in 2010. The record will drop on July 27th via Collective Confusion. Stream the track via Substream.

This summer, Nolan will also be heading out on a short two-week tour. Take a look at the dates after the jump, so you don’t miss out!

Fans can purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here

We Came As Romans Tease New Song

We-Came-As-Romans2013 was when we last heard something new from Detroit’s We Came As Romans. Their hugely successful Tracing Back Roots propelled them to the main stage of that summer’s Warped Tour, and the group has been touring in support of the album since – hitting this summer’s Vans Warped Tour soon.

While WCAR have been pretty low-key about new material, they have offered a sneak peek into what their next album (currently being recorded) is going to offer. An Instagram post from the studio shows a 15 second clip, and it sounds promising: some electronics are used, and vocalists Kyle Pavone and Dave Stephens sound nice and passionate. It will be great to see what the guys have to offer.

Check out the clip in a tweet from We Came As Romans after the jump!

You can purchase a concert ticket here or buy a CD here!

Ice Nine Kills, PVRIS, I Prevail Announced For Punk Goes Pop 6 Re-Release

punk goes pop volume 6Time flies. It seems just yesterday we were jamming to our favorite artists’ renditions of hot Top 40 singles on the latest Punk Goes Pop series, Punk Goes Pop 6. The banger of an album is set to re-release June 23. This time, it will include a bit extra.

The album will be digitally sold, and will contain some new tracks. Three, to be exact: Ice Nine Kills covering Maroon 5‘s “Animals,” PVRIS taking on Sia‘s “Chandelier,” and the already viral I Prevail rendition of Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space.”

Check out the announcement from the Punk Goes Twitter after the jump!

You can purchase a concert ticket here (Ice Nine Kills), here (PVRIS) or here (I Prevail) and buy a CD here (Ice Nine Kills), here (PVRIS) or here (I Prevail)!

PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: Week #75

Photos of the Week #4“Information is not knowledge. Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is not truth. Truth is not beauty. Beauty is not love. Love is not music. Music is the best.” – Frank Zappa 

The following photos were posted between May 13 – 20, 2015 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 last week’s edition you can catch up on those pictures here: Week #74

State Champs Announce Summer US Headlining Tour

8-27 state champsState Champs have announced that they will be going on tour this summer. As headliners, the band will embark with Hit The Lights, Tiny Moving Parts, Let It Happen, and Northbound. State Champs have a busy year as they plan to also be touring with 5 Seconds Of Summer and All Time Low this year as well.

Below the jump is a teaser poster featuring the dates of the shows. If you want to listen to music from State Champs, you can purchase a CD here. If you want to catch them on tour, you can buy concert tickets here.

Set It Off Parts Ways With Bassist Austin Kerr

austin kerr set it offAfter a recent string of sexual harassment allegations, Set It Off have decided to part ways with bassist Austin Kerr. The allegations were brought to light when a girl from England posted a story to her Tumblr page on May 19th recalling different run ins with Kerr. She claims that on multiple occasions Kerr had touched her inappropriately, made numerous sexual innuendos, and even tried separating her from her friends while attending Set It Off shows.

You can read her full statement here, which includes screencaps of conversations she had with Kerr via Twitter and Facebook.

The band was quick to release a statement about Kerr’s departure on their Facebook page. You can read the full statement after the jump.

Kerr also released at statement a few hours after the initial announcement was made. In his statement, Kerr does admit to taking full responsibilities of his actions and says he will start carrying himself in a different manner. He gives a heartfelt apology to anyone he may have made feel uncomfortable in the past, but also reminds readers not to fully jump to conclusions about the situation, claiming “attached to these allegations are half stories, exaggerations and untruthful statements.” You can read Kerr’s full message after the jump as well.

WATCH: Kelsey Bramson “Fine”

10636234_341215706040590_3444063124420804535_nWhen thinking of a looper, your first thought is probably Ed Sheeran playing his guitar acoustically. Well, now there is a new face to this incredible piece of equipment, singer/songwriter Kelsey Bramson. A while back she wrote a My First Time article for us about the creation of a song called “Fine.” Today, she released the music video for the song.

The video is in black and white and shot completely in her bedroom by Kabir Chopra. This simplicity is what makes it so brilliant. This style places the emphasis on the music and the process rather than the video itself. Viewers watch as Bramson creates melodies and harmonies transforming herself into a one woman acapella group.

Check out the video below and watch the magic unfold!

Bramson is in the process of writing her debut album, but in the meantime you can purchase her first EP Adding Injury To Insult here.

Twenty One Pilots, Echosmith Add Dates To Fall Tour

twentyonepilots.promo6Twenty One Pilots have added more dates to their Blurryface Tour scheduled this Fall. The tour features support by Echosmith, who will appear in all five of the added dates. Most of the added dates pertain to the American Southwest, but you can take a look for yourself below the jump.

Twenty One Pilots’ new album Blurryface just released yesterday and is available for purchase and stream. For more music by Twenty One Pilots, You can purchase a concert tickets here or buy a CD here.

Ed Sheeran Among Guests On Rolling Stones Tour

rolling-stones-2015The Rolling Stones are preparing to set off on a US tour this month. Most of their stops include guest appearances from varying artists, and one of the venues includes an appearance by Ed Sheeran. This particular show is located in Kansas City on June 27th and looks to be the most popular show. Check out the band’s full lineup of shows and guests below the jump.

For more music by the Rolling Stones, you can purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here.

LIVE REVIEW: Cartel, Slim’s, San Francisco

cartel“This has by far been our best headliner in this city – so thank you,” beamed Cartel’s vocalist Will Pugh halfway through Saturday night’s explosive set.

An anniversary tour is a unique experience, and as Cartel rolled back the clock a solid decade to reprise Chroma in its entirety, the audience responded with fervor unique to a love that has had some time to age.

Cartel are currently on tour, and you can buy concert tickets here. Check out their music here! Their music is available worldwide.

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