WATCH: Joyce Manor “The Jerk” Music Video

Joyce Manor just released Never Hungover Again via Epitaph Records, and they’ve also released a music video for the song “The Jerk.” Check out the video after the jump. For more from Joyce Manor, More »

WATCH: Owl City “Wolf Bites” Music Video

Owl City has recently released a new EP titled Ultraviolet. The newest track off of the album is “Wolf Bites” and the video is now here for your viewing pleasure. Check out the new More »

STREAM: LIGHTS New Song “Up We Go” & Tour Dates

Little Mahcines, the new album from LIGHTS, will be released on September 23, but you can stream a brand new song, called “Up We Go,” right now! LIGHTS has also announced a North More »

Taking Back Sunday & The Used To Release Split EP

Taking Back Sunday and The Used will release a split 10″ on August 25 via Hopeless Records. Check out the track listing below, after the jump. The two bands will be embarking More »

Alien Ant Farm Announce US Tour With Support From Kaleido

Alien Ant Farm just announced a new tour called ANTarchy In The US. The tour begins in Riverside C.A. at Summer Street Jam on August 2 and ends September 2 in Dallas, More »

WATCH: Alternative Press Music Awards Clips

With a 105 piece orchestra, the first ever Alternative Press Music Awards happened last night. Mark Hoppus hosted this memorable event. In attendance were bands such as The Misfits, Twenty One Pilots, More »

LIVE REVIEW: Bootstraps Los Angeles, CA

After facing the hell that is Los Angeles traffic, the site of the dimly lite Troubadour sign at the peak of Santa Monica Boulevard was a welcomed one on July 17th. I More »

The Used Announce Off Date Shows With letlive.

The Used have announced they will be playing a couple of random shows this fall. Joining them will be letlive. Given how energetic Bert McCracken of The Used and Jason Butler of More »

Andrew McMahon Announces Solo Tour Dates

Andrew McMahon will be giving his new solo project some exposure this fall. Under the name Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness, the former Something Corporate and Jack’s Mannequin vocalist will be hitting More »

WATCH: Bastille “Oblivion” Music Video

Bastille has released a music video for the song “Oblivion” of off their album All This Bad Blood. Check out the video below, after the jump. For more from Bastille, you can More »

EXCLUSIVE: Interview + Stream Of ‘Left With Nothing’ EP By Violent Kind

 We have a special treat for you Infectious readers all the way from Cincinnati, OH! With a little punk and a little rock, Violent Kind has created a sound all their own, comparing More »

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 More »

ALBUM REVIEW: Bleachers ‘Strange Desire’

I first heard of indie pop band Bleachers – created by Jack Antonoff (best known as lead guitarist of fun.) and comprised of Antonoff with his pre-fun. band Steel Train – through More »

EXCLUSIVE: Interview + Stream Of ‘Left With Nothing’ EP By Violent Kind

 We have a special treat for you Infectious readers all the way from Cincinnati, OH! With a little punk and a little rock, Violent Kind has created a sound all their own, comparing More »

INDUSTRY INTERVIEW: Lindsey Goetsch (The Music Sponge)

Infectious Magazine caught up with The Music Sponge founder, Lindsey Goetsch to discuss launching her first music blog, submission suggestions for bands who want to get noticed, and how she runs the blog More »

Blink 182 Will Begin Working On New Album This Fall

In a short message from Mark Hoppus, it has been confirmed that Blink 182 will be getting to work on the new album once they complete their touring schedule this summer. On More »

STREAM: Weezer “Back To The Shack”

Weezer released a new song as a preview of their newest album Everything Will Be Alright In The End. The album drops this September, but you can listen to a new song called More »

WATCH: Of Mice And Men’s First Ever Acoustic Set

Of Mice And Men performed an acoustic set for the first time ever at the Vans Warped Tour last week. More »

Panic! At The Disco Donates To Human Rights Campaign After Westboro Baptist Church Incident

After the Westboro Baptist Church picketed Panic! At The Disco’s show last night in Kansas City, Missouri, the band donated $20 for every picketer to the Human Rights Campaign. More »

A Day To Remember Warped Tour Surprise Set List

To everyone’s surprise, A Day To Remember headlined Warped Tour in Chicago yesterday. Take a look at the set list of the songs they played below, after the jump. For more music More »

 

WATCH: Joyce Manor “The Jerk” Music Video

joyceJoyce Manor just released Never Hungover Again via Epitaph Records, and they’ve also released a music video for the song “The Jerk.” Check out the video after the jump.

For more from Joyce Manor, purchase a CD here or buy concert tickets here.

WATCH: Owl City “Wolf Bites” Music Video

Owl City Ultraviolet Owl City has recently released a new EP titled Ultraviolet. The newest track off of the album is “Wolf Bites” and the video is now here for your viewing pleasure. Check out the new jam from Owl City right after the jump!

For more from Owl City, you can buy concert tickets or purchase a CD here.

STREAM: LIGHTS New Song “Up We Go” & Tour Dates

LIGHTSLittle Mahcines, the new album from LIGHTS, will be released on September 23, but you can stream a brand new song, called “Up We Go,” right now! LIGHTS has also announced a North American tour in support of the album beginning in October. Check out the new song and tour dates after the jump!

For more from LIGHTS, you can buy concert tickets or purchase a CD here.

Taking Back Sunday & The Used To Release Split EP

Taking back Sunday:The UsedTaking Back Sunday and The Used will release a split 10″ on August 25 via Hopeless Records. Check out the track listing below, after the jump.

The two bands will be embarking on a U.S. and Canada tour in September. You can buy concert tickets here.

For more music from Taking Back Sunday, you can purchase a CD here. For more music from The Used, you can purchase a CD here.

Alien Ant Farm Announce US Tour With Support From Kaleido

Alien Ant Farm just announced a new tour called ANTarchy In The US. The tour begins in Riverside C.A. at Summer Street Jam on August 2 and ends September 2 in Dallas, T.X. at Trees. Kaleido, a band from Detroit, will be their support for the tour.

You can see full list of tour dates after the jump!

You can buy tickets here for the tour.

And you can purchase a CD here of Alien Ant Farm’s tunes and here of Kaleido’s tunes.

WATCH: Alternative Press Music Awards Clips

With a 105 piece orchestra, the first ever Alternative Press Music Awards happened last night. Mark Hoppus hosted this memorable event. In attendance were bands such as The Misfits, Twenty One Pilots, Fall Out Boy, A Day to Remember, Falling in Reverse, All Time Low and many more. This award show marks the first time that the voices of alternative rock get heard in the world of music awards.

Watch some of the clips of the night after the jump!

And, in support of your favorite alternative rock artists, be sure to purchase a CD of theirs and buy concert tickets to see them live.

Lets hope APMAs become an annual tradition.

LIVE REVIEW: Bootstraps Los Angeles, CA

e9aee850b747e072a2ccfbce2f3e79bbAfter facing the hell that is Los Angeles traffic, the site of the dimly lite Troubadour sign at the peak of Santa Monica Boulevard was a welcomed one on July 17th. I really did not have any expectations going into the show for five piece folk-rockers Bootstraps, I heard a couple tracks and was intrigued by their sound enough to agree to cover the show. Within their released music, it was refreshing to hear a band that did not have a electronic beat or excessive use of auto tune, as the LA natives make a conscious effort to stay close to the roots of music.

To my surprise their show was part of the KROQ local showcases, with three other additional acts sharing the bill, including Robert Francis & The Night Tide closing the evening. To kind of explain, this band has a handful of performances under their belt, and most bands within KROQ’s showcases are pretty seasoned. Now I was really interested to see how this band would take the stage.

Two opening acts later, members of Bootsraps Jordan Beckett ( vocals & guitar), David Quon ( guitar & backing vocals), Matthew Aveiro (Drums), and Carl Jordan (bass) took the stage for their 9:30pm set. They kind of looked a collection of extras in Dallas, with rugged looks and boots (wouldn’t you expect the boots with a name like that?).

Beckett began to strum the opening chord for the bands track “Road Noise” and the crowd lost it. Even with the little time these guys have had together as a band, they have developed quite the following for themselves, which became evident when the 200-300+ people started raising glasses in the air. The song was so tight and the each member of the band was completely into the music. They jumped and stomped along, and Beckett looked like he was about to burst a vein in his neck from the way he was singing.

With a quick guitar change from Beckett, they began playing “Sleeping Giant”, a really drum heavy track with a variety of dynamics. Crashing symbols, heavily distorted guitars and Beckett’s hoarse vocals made it one of my favorites of the night. They played almost every track off their recently released self-titled album, including (and in order) “FortyFive”, “Guiltfree”, “Waiting”, and “OH CA”.

With each song they played, I became more and more invested into their music. It was raw and pure in the greatest of senses, and there is no question of the stage presence that the band kept, especially through the lead guitarist and lead singer. Both of whom often rocked out so hard that their faces looked like they may fight each other on stage. Beckett kept close to his mic and cradled his baby guitars with each track, but the being glued to the mic did not stop him from roaming the stage when he got a chance, or even closing his eyes to take in every lyric he said.

It is funny to note that within that entire seven song set, the band never said more than a few words to the audience. For a songwriter, Becket was a man of few words when actually on stage. And it was not in a “Oh, I’m too cool to talk to the audience”, it was more like this band was so humble and loved what they do that they fully invested into their showmanship in addition to their musicianship.

The night’s final song was surprisingly not their own, but a cover. But what cover you might ask? Some hard rock band? Nope. Country band? Nope. It was an out of left field Whitney Houston cover of “I Wanna Dance With Somebody.” They did not even announce which track they were playing, I thought it was an original until I heard the chorus come around. It was the first time the entire night I saw Beckett smile while he performed, a sight that was truly humbling as he closed his eyes and strummed along while singing “I wanna dance with somebody/ I wanna feel the heat with somebody.”

I really do not have a negative thing to say about the entire performance. These guys know what music they are playing and perform in a fashion that best suits it. I would highly recommend checking out these guys if you hear them coming to town

Buy concert tickets and purchase a CD here. 

The Used Announce Off Date Shows With letlive.

5-4 The UsedThe Used have announced they will be playing a couple of random shows this fall. Joining them will be letlive. Given how energetic Bert McCracken of The Used and Jason Butler of letlive. are, these shows are sure to be a good time! Check out a tweet from The Used after the jump.

Buy concert tickets here and purchase a CD of The Used’s music here and one of letlive.’s music here!

Andrew McMahon Announces Solo Tour Dates

Andrew McMahonAndrew McMahon will be giving his new solo project some exposure this fall. Under the name Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness, the former Something Corporate and Jack’s Mannequin vocalist will be hitting the road on a headlining tour. He’s announced some dates already and there will be more dates to follow soon. Check out a tweet from McMahon detailing the jaunt after the jump!

Buy concert tickets here and purchase a CD here!

WATCH: Bastille “Oblivion” Music Video

Bastille1Bastille has released a music video for the song “Oblivion” of off their album All This Bad Blood. Check out the video below, after the jump.

For more from Bastille, you can purchase a CD here or buy concert tickets here to catch them abroad or in the US.

EXCLUSIVE: Interview + Stream Of ‘Left With Nothing’ EP By Violent Kind

IMG_4269 (1) We have a special treat for you Infectious readers all the way from Cincinnati, OH! With a little punk and a little rock, Violent Kind has created a sound all their own, comparing to the likes of The Cab and The Orphan and The Poet. Check out the interview and track-by-track to their new EP ‘Left With Nothing’, exclusively streaming on Infectious Magazine. Check out the EP stream after the jump.

ALBUM REVIEW: Fritz Montana ‘Scaredy Cat’

Fritz Montana 'Scaredy Cat' albumAt 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 2013, releasing their self-titled debut EP in May of the same year, Scaredy Cat is a marvelous sophomore album for Fritz Montana. This 7-track follow-up EP further proves the band’s intriguing sound (despite my aforementioned likening to other musicians) and aids in their ability to make a name for themselves within the indie rock genre.

ALBUM REVIEW: Bleachers ‘Strange Desire’

Bleachers 'Strange Desire' albumI first heard of indie pop band Bleachers – created by Jack Antonoff (best known as lead guitarist of fun.) and comprised of Antonoff with his pre-fun. band Steel Train – through a lovely little app called Spotify. Thanks to an advertisement for Bleachers’ incredibly catchy hit single, “I Wanna Get Better,” the song became an instant personal favorite shortly after clicking on the ad. Go give it a listen and try to tell me the same didn’t happen for you. In fact, listen to the whole album, which is in its entirety on Spotify, and I dare you not to love each and every song. It doesn’t happen too often, as you’d see from reading my previous reviews, but I’ll tell you straight out that Strange Desire is at the top of my “must-have” album list. Let me tell you why.

EXCLUSIVE: Interview + Stream Of ‘Left With Nothing’ EP By Violent Kind

 IMG_4269 (1)We have a special treat for you Infectious readers all the way from Cincinnati, OH! With a little punk and a little rock, Violent Kind has created a sound all their own, comparing to the likes of The Cab and The Orphan and The Poet. Check out the interview and track-by-track to their new EP ‘Left With Nothing’, exclusively streaming on Infectious Magazine. Check out the EP stream after the jump.

INDUSTRY INTERVIEW: Lindsey Goetsch (The Music Sponge)

music spongeInfectious Magazine caught up with The Music Sponge founder, Lindsey Goetsch to discuss launching her first music blog, submission suggestions for bands who want to get noticed, and how she runs the blog 100% by herself. Tips and tricks for artists & aspiring music journalists in this one, so check it out below and visit The Music Sponge or tweet Lindsey @arestlessaffair to show your support! 

Blink 182 Will Begin Working On New Album This Fall

Mark HoppusIn a short message from Mark Hoppus, it has been confirmed that Blink 182 will be getting to work on the new album once they complete their touring schedule this summer. On a release date, Hoppus only states that they plan to have the album out “as soon as possible” so there is nothing definite yet. While this is exciting news, Tom DeLonge’s Angels & Airwaves will be touring this fall, so a push back on the album is possible.

For more from Blink 182, you can buy concert tickets or purchase a CD here.

STREAM: Weezer “Back To The Shack”

weezerWeezer released a new song as a preview of their newest album Everything Will Be Alright In The End. The album drops this September, but you can listen to a new song called “Back To The Shack” now. Check out the new track right after the jump!

WATCH: Of Mice And Men’s First Ever Acoustic Set

Of Mice and Men Of Mice And Men performed an acoustic set for the first time ever at the Vans Warped Tour last week.

Panic! At The Disco Donates To Human Rights Campaign After Westboro Baptist Church Incident

BrendonUrie-PanicAtTheDisco2013After the Westboro Baptist Church picketed Panic! At The Disco’s show last night in Kansas City, Missouri, the band donated $20 for every picketer to the Human Rights Campaign.

A Day To Remember Warped Tour Surprise Set List

3-14 A Day To RememberTo everyone’s surprise, A Day To Remember headlined Warped Tour in Chicago yesterday. Take a look at the set list of the songs they played below, after the jump.

For more music from A Day To Remember, purchase a CD here.

And to see them live for yourself on their Parks & Devastation tour that starts this September, buy concert tickets here.

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