5 Tracks To Wander Off To

I lived in Spain for a bit, and when I first got there my laptop broke so I couldn’t add new music to my iPod; disaster! In a jail-break gone wrong I More »

ALBUM REVIEW: Marina City ‘Chimera’

At first listen, Chimera might sound like a new album from Fall Out Boy or Panic! At the Disco. But Chimera is actually the newest from Chicago-based band Marina City. With their More »

TOUR DIARY: Not Tonight Josephine

 Dear Diary…. No, that was a joke. Okay, it was a bad one. Anyways, it seems like the RollerCoastTour just wrapped up maybe last night (really we’ve been home for two weeks More »

WATCH: Hands Like Houses Cover “Torn”

’90s babies unite! Unless you’re like me, and you happen to be born in the middle of the 90′s so you barely remember this. Either way, Hands Like Houses took time out More »

Epitaph Records Signs This Wild Life

Epitaph Records has added the band This Wild Life, from Long Beach, California, to the roster. This Wild Life is a duo made up of members Kevin Jordan and Anthony Del Grosso. More »

STREAM: Fun. ‘Point & Light’ Record Store Day Release

Fun. have released an advance stream of their Record Store Day release, Point & Light, via Soundcloud. The songs were recorded in 2008 for the album Aim & Ignite. The vinyl will be More »

RSD Advanced Sale of Pixies’ LP ‘Indie Cindy’

The official United States release of the first full-length album by Pixies since 1991 is slotted for April 29th, but the 180-gram double-vinyl is being released a week early for Record Store More »

PHOTOS OF THE WEEK #30

Music lovers rejoice! Tomorrow marks the third Saturday in April which only means one thing – Record Store Day! If you didn’t know Record Store Day is observed internationally and purpose is More »

9 Essential Songs + Sandwiches

In the Workout camp we take Warren Zevon’s advice to “Enjoy Every Sandwich” very seriously. In that spirit, we decided to pair some of our favorite sandwiches with some of our favorite More »

idobi Network, Vans Warped Tour Announce Warped idobi Radio

This summer the Vans Warped Tour will be entering its 20th year, holding its title as America’s longest running music festival. Idobi Radio, an alternative Internet radio station, has been the place More »

The Maine Release Message For South American Fans

The Maine have unfortunate news for some of their South American fans that hoped to attend their 8123 Tour. The group will not be performing in Chile or Argentina as they intended More »

Riot Fest Announces More Dates

Riot Fest has announced that they will be in Toronto on September 6 and 7, Denver on September 19-21, in addition to the September 12-14 Chicago stop. This year will be the More »

Brooklyn Folk Fest 2014 Line Up & Tickets

Starting today, April 18, and running through Sunday, April 20, the 6th Annual Brooklyn Folk Festival is set to be packed with excellent daytime and evening shows. With a slew of great More »

Miley Cyrus Cancels Two Missouri Shows Due To Hospitalization

Miley Cyrus has recently been put in the hospital as a response to a severe allergic reaction to the antibiotics she’s been taking. For her own health, her doctors have put her More »

Marianas Trench Releases Short Teaser of New Song

Josh Ramsay, lead singer of Canadian pop band Marianas Trench, sent Trenchers into a frenzy Wednesday evening when he posted an 18-second clip of a new song on his Twitter account. The More »

WATCH: Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides) Covers “Rock You Like A Hurricane”

Fozzy singer Chris Jericho, the Steel Panthers, and Black Veil Brides vocalist Andy Biersack teamed up at the Hollywood House of Blues to perform a cover of the classic Scorpion song, “Rock More »

Slam Dunk Festival Adds More Bands To Lineup

Slam Dunk Festival has announced that Light You Up and Verses will be playing the festival in May. Slam Dunk Festival is an annual three day festival held in England. The festival started in 2006. More »

Fun. Working On New Album

Fun. announced to Rolling Stone Magazine that they’re working on their newest album in a recent interview. You can check out a excerpt from the interview after the jump and see what More »

The 1975 Releases 39 Track Deluxe Edition Album

English band, The 1975, is gaining popularity quickly, and their newest album, a 39 track deluxe edition of their self-titled CD, is only helping them grow. The new version of the album More »

REVIEW: Anti-Mortem, Worcester, MA

Upstairs at the Palladium in Worcester MA is one of my favorite places to see shows, period. One of the best parts of seeing shows at this particular venue is the way More »

 

5 Tracks To Wander Off To

5 Tracks To Wander Off ToI lived in Spain for a bit, and when I first got there my laptop broke so I couldn’t add new music to my iPod; disaster! In a jail-break gone wrong I then managed to lose half of what was on there. Which resulted in me making do with very little music, for quite a lot of journeying, and I got pretty obsessive about the songs I did have access to. These are 5 of those songs, songs that survived almost constant attention, songs that Iʼll always associate with discovering new things, and with wandering off, and coming home.

ALBUM REVIEW: Marina City ‘Chimera’

Marina City 'Chimera' album

Chimera: In Greek mythology, a fire-breathing female monster with a lion’s head, a goat’s body, and a serpent’s tail.

At first listen, Chimera might sound like a new album from Fall Out Boy or Panic! At the Disco. But Chimera is actually the newest from Chicago-based band Marina City. With their debut EP In the Wake of Dreaming that came out in 2012, and its subsequent debut show selling out at the House of Blues, there’s no doubt that Marina City is a gem at the top of the Chicago music scene, ready to take on the world again with the 5-track Chimera, out on April 22nd.

TOUR DIARY: Not Tonight Josephine

Not Tonight Josephine Dear Diary….

No, that was a joke. Okay, it was a bad one. Anyways, it seems like the RollerCoastTour just wrapped up maybe last night (really we’ve been home for two weeks now, but I’m pretty certain that we all slept for the first 6 days of that break).

We’re heading back into the southeast again, mainly because as 5 guys from Florida, none of us have a single clue or desire to drive in the snow. After working out the kinks of touring with each other in March, we’ve got the day to day routine locked in.

The first three stops on this tour went off like clockwork, our first stop in Pensacola, as first shows tend to, was sketchy. Admittedly we don’t exactly travel light, between our van and trailer, backline, and mission control (our in-ear-monitor mixer setup). It’s not uncommon to get to some smaller venues and scare the stage manager half to death. We still do our thing, even if the stage did have a hole directly behind James’ (our guitarist’s) spot on stage.

WATCH: Hands Like Houses Cover “Torn”

Hands Like Houses’90s babies unite! Unless you’re like me, and you happen to be born in the middle of the 90′s so you barely remember this. Either way, Hands Like Houses took time out of their busy schedule and released a popup video for their cover of “Torn,” which was originally sung by Natalie Imbruglia. Think of it as one of those VH1 videos they used to play all the time with random factoids. The cover comes from Fearless Records’ Punk Goes ’90s Vol. 2. Check out the video after the jump.

Photos: Taking Back Sunday, Rochester, NY

IMG_7767Check out the full online photo gallery from Taking Back Sunday’s Rochester, NY date on April 9th after the jump and purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here.

Photo Credit: Amber James

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos: The Used Rochester, NY

IMG_7863Check out the full online photo gallery from The Used’s Rochester, NY date on April 9th after the jump and purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here

Photo Credit: Amber James

 

 

 

 

 

 

Epitaph Records Signs This Wild Life

Epitaph RecordsEpitaph Records has added the band This Wild Life, from Long Beach, California, to the roster. This Wild Life is a duo made up of members Kevin Jordan and Anthony Del Grosso. This Wild Life will release their debut album, Clouded, on May 27th via Epitaph.

Epitaph Records is a Hollywood based independent record label owned by Bad Religion guitarist, Brett Gurewitz. The label was originally created in the 1980s for the purpose of selling Bad Religion records but has evolved into a large independent label. Some of the bands signed to the label are Alkaline Trio, The Menzingers, Weezer, Bring Me the Horizon, and many more.

This Wild Life will also be on this summer’s Vans Warped Tour. Buy concert tickets for Warped here. The Wild Life’s upcoming album, Clouded, is available for preorder. Purchase a CD here . Check out a video for “History,” a song off the upcoming album after the jump.

STREAM: Fun. ‘Point & Light’ Record Store Day Release

fun.Fun. have released an advance stream of their Record Store Day release, Point & Light, via Soundcloud. The songs were recorded in 2008 for the album Aim & Ignite. The vinyl will be available for purchase tomorrow at independent record stores. You can listen to the EP after the jump.

You can buy concert tickets here for any upcoming tour dates.

RSD Advanced Sale of Pixies’ LP ‘Indie Cindy’

logoThe official United States release of the first full-length album by Pixies since 1991 is slotted for April 29th, but the 180-gram double-vinyl is being released a week early for Record Store Day tomorrow.  The full track list and some streaming videos from the release are after the jump.

If you don’t make it out to your local record store, the album compiling the band’s three most recent EPs plus an additional track or two is available for pre-order. Purchase a CD here.

PHOTOS OF THE WEEK #30

Infectious Magazine

Music lovers rejoice! Tomorrow marks the third Saturday in April which only means one thing – Record Store Day! If you didn’t know Record Store Day is observed internationally and purpose is to recognize independent record stores still in business. Tomorrow is great day to head to your local store, purchase some sweet vinyls and chat with other fans. Many stores across the US are celebrating with in-store events and performances. Check out the official website here for more information.

Now onto our photos of the week!

The following photos were posted between April 12-18 2014 and are shown with their 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 weeks edition you can catch up on those pictures here: WEEK #29.

Until next week…

9 Essential Songs + Sandwiches

WorkoutIn the Workout camp we take Warren Zevon’s advice to “Enjoy Every Sandwich” very seriously. In that spirit, we decided to pair some of our favorite sandwiches with some of our favorite songs. This is only because we consider ourselves to be the official sommeliers of salami…feast your ears on these delectable pairings from each band member. You can purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here.

idobi Network, Vans Warped Tour Announce Warped idobi Radio

Warped idobi RadioThis summer the Vans Warped Tour will be entering its 20th year, holding its title as America’s longest running music festival. Idobi Radio, an alternative Internet radio station, has been the place for interesting shows and podcasts. The two will combine on June 9 when Warped idobi Radio premieres. The program will have five weekly shows, each day having a different theme: “Music Mondays,” “Takeover Tuesdays,” “Q&A Wednesday,” Talk in My Shoes Thursday” and “Feel Good Fridays.”  Check out a tweet from idobi after the jump.

Buy concert tickets for Warped here!

The Maine Release Message For South American Fans

4-6 The MaineThe Maine have unfortunate news for some of their South American fans that hoped to attend their 8123 Tour. The group will not be performing in Chile or Argentina as they intended to. According to the band’s statement, this is due to lack of promoters willing to bring The Maine to these countries. Check out a tweet from the band, which includes their statement, after the jump.

Buy concert tickets here or purchase a CD here!

Riot Fest Announces More Dates

Riot Fest has announced that they will be in Toronto on September 6 and 7, Denver on September 19-21, in addition to the September 12-14 Chicago stop. This year will be the fest’s ten year anniversary. This year’s line up has yet to be announced but past years included Rise Against, Blink 182 and Violent Femmes.

Who would you want to see? Personally, I’m dying to see Rise Against on stage since they’ll have a new album coming out later this year. You can buy concert tickets here once sale dates are announced. Check out the message straight from the Riot Fest after the jump. 

 

Brooklyn Folk Fest 2014 Line Up & Tickets

4-18 Brooklyn

Starting today, April 18, and running through Sunday, April 20, the 6th Annual Brooklyn Folk Festival is set to be packed with excellent daytime and evening shows. With a slew of great folk bands in attendance at The Bell House in Brooklyn, N.Y., the festival is sure to be a stellar experience. Check out the line up and schedule below, after the jump.

Want to get in on the action? Buy concert tickets here!

And don’t forget to purchase a CD from your favorite bands to show your support.

Miley Cyrus Cancels Two Missouri Shows Due To Hospitalization

4-18 Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus has recently been put in the hospital as a response to a severe allergic reaction to the antibiotics she’s been taking. For her own health, her doctors have put her on medical rest.

Due to these circumstances, she had to cancel her April 15 show at the Spirit Center in Kansas City, M.O., and her April 16 show in St. Louis, M.O. Unfortunately, her allergic reaction is so severe that she may be in the hospital for up to 27 more days.

Check out a tweet from Cyrus regarding the cancellations below, after the jump.

To listen to her music, you can purchase a CD here. And if you’d like to try to catch her on tour once she’s feeling better, buy concert tickets here.

Marianas Trench Releases Short Teaser of New Song

marianas trenchJosh Ramsay, lead singer of Canadian pop band Marianas Trench, sent Trenchers into a frenzy Wednesday evening when he posted an 18-second clip of a new song on his Twitter account. The short snippet, which is completely a cappella, featured strong vocals from Ramsay and amazing harmonies, two components that fans of MT are very used to. Ramsay didn’t mention any potential title or if this song would be the band’s first single off their upcoming album. Check out the clip at the end.

The band has been working on the album, which currently has no title or release date, since October of last year.

MT also announced that they will be playing at the Big Red Music Festival on June 28th. For more information on the festival, click here. And buy concert tickets here.

Check back regularly with Infectious for more information on single and album release dates for Marianas Trench. You can purchase a CD here, and be sure to buy concert tickets as soon as they become available.

WATCH: Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides) Covers “Rock You Like A Hurricane”

Black Veil BridesFozzy singer Chris Jericho, the Steel Panthers, and Black Veil Brides vocalist Andy Biersack teamed up at the Hollywood House of Blues to perform a cover of the classic Scorpion song, “Rock You Like A Hurricane.” Although not a radical departure from the original, everyone on the stage seems to be having a great time. Check out the video after the jump.

Want to see Black Veil Brides live? Buy concert tickets here, or purchase a CD here.

Slam Dunk Festival Adds More Bands To Lineup

2-12 Slam Dunk 3Slam Dunk Festival has announced that Light You Up and Verses will be playing the festival in May.

Slam Dunk Festival is an annual three day festival held in England. The festival started in 2006. Originally, the Slam Dunk was small scale with only a handful of bands. Now  a large number of well-known bands play the festival. Slam Dunk Festival has more than 40 bands playing across six different stages. Some bands that have played Slam Dunk are Fall Out Boy, You Me At Six, Hundred Reasons, Paramore, and many more.

This year’s festival will be held on May 24-26 in England. This is definitely a festival you do not want to miss. You can buy concert tickets for Slam Dunk and see a full line up of bands below after the jump.

Fun. Working On New Album

fun.-200x133Fun. announced to Rolling Stone Magazine that they’re working on their newest album in a recent interview. You can check out a excerpt from the interview after the jump and see what Nate Ruess of the group had to say.

To check out some music from Fun. you can purchase a CD here.