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ANNOUNCEMENT: ‘Rock Band 4′ Will Be Released This Year

Video games are fun, and music is awesome. Video games WITH music? Now that’s a pretty sweet combo, and it has been proven in the success of Guitar Hero and Rock Band series More »

STREAM: Hidden In Plain View, “No Way Out”

Hidden In Plain View will be releasing a new seven-inch, Animal, April 14. The forthcoming release will contain three songs. One of those tracks is “No Way Out,” which the band premiered through Rock More »

ANNOUNCEMENT: Brand New To Re-release “Deja Entendu” On Vinyl For Record Store Day 2015

It’s official. The Brand New classic Deja Entendu will be re-released on April 18th as part of Record Store Day. All the details can be found below in the statement that was posted on their More »

PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: Week #70

“If it weren’t for music, I would think that love is mortal.” ― Mark Helprin, Author, A Soldier of the Great War The following photos were posted between February 27 – March More »

Alexisonfire Hint At Return With Kryptic Message

Today, Alexisonfire created an Instagram account and posted an image that sent the internet into meltdown. The singular post has accumulated almost 13,000 followers in a day – all of which have been left wandering More »

Paul McCartney Announces First UK Tour In Three Years

Paul McCartney, sure isn’t slowing down anytime soon. The English singer has announced that he will be back in Europe this summer for nine special tour dates. The shows will be his More »

Indie Band Refuses Pitiful McDonalds Offer (UPDATED)

If you haven’t heard, proud indie band Ex Cops recently refused a pathetic offer by Mcdonalds to basically be sponsored without getting paid a single dime.     Originally posted 3/5/15 More »

Former Pearl Jam Drummer Facing Drug Charges

There is a chance that many young music lovers today have never listened to Pearl Jam except for when their parents are feeling nostalgic. The odds are even better that those same teens are More »

The Relationship Signs To Burger Records and Announces Tour

The LA born ‘rock n roll’ side project of Weezer guitarist Brian Bell, The Relationship, announced via Facebook that they have signed to Burger Records.  Adding to the excitement is the news that they will More »

WATCH: Andrew Jackson Jihad “Do, Re, and Me” Music Video

Folk-punk band, Andrew Jackson Jihad, have released a music video for song “Do, Re, and Me” which is off their 2014 album, Christmas Island. The album is available now via SideOneDummy Records. The music video More »

STREAM: Black Veil Brides, Flo Rida Mash-Up

Mash-up master, Dr. Brixx has created a brand new mix featuring Black Veil Brides and rapper, Flo Rida, titled “Stop Right There”. Though the styles couldn’t be any more different, somehow Dr. Brixx has More »

STREAM: CHON “Can’t Wait”

CHON has premiered their new song, “Can’t Wait.” “Can’t Wait” is a cool alternative track with a bit of a soul twist. The interesting mix of genres creates this interesting blend of More »

US PREMIERE: The Kenneths “What Happened To My Sex” Music Video

Today we at Infectious have the exciting pleasure of premiering the music video for The Kenneths’ debut single “What Happened To My Sex” This London punk band formed from a mutual love of The More »

The Maine Covers Weatherbox

In preparation for their upcoming American Candy Tour, The Maine, Real Friends, Knuckle Puck, and The Technicolors all got together to perform “The Drugs” by Weatherbox. Listen to the cover after the jump. More »

Riot Fest Announce Denver, Chicago and Toronto Dates

Riot Fest has released the official dates for their Denver, Chicago and Toronto festivals. Check out the time frames below the jump and let us know which stop you’re excited for. The complete More »

WATCH: Marianas Trench “Here’s To The Zeros” Music Video

Canadian pop-rockers Marianas Trench have finally released the video for their latest single, “Here’s To The Zeros.” The video premiered in the United States on PopCrush, and you can check it out here. More »

WATCH: Marina And The Diamonds “Forget” Music Video

Marina and the Diamonds have uploaded a music video for new song “Forget.” The track was released as a part of the Froot Of The Month run of teasers leading up to the album release. Check out the music video More »

ALBUM REVIEW: 50 Shades of Grey Soundtrack Review

The 50 Shades of Grey soundtrack pulls off a mixture of old and new songs, creating a slow and sexy soundtrack that portrays how provocative and bewitching the movie is.  The album is full of well-known More »

Maroon 5 Make Heartwarming Memory For 10-Year-Old Fan

While many fans hope to meet their favorite musicians, it hardly ever happens–but not for 10-year-old Christopher Warner, a boy with Down syndrome from Maryland. He is a fervent fan of Maroon More »

Tegan And Sara Are Writing Music With Carly Rae Jepsen

An Instagram post by Carly Rae Jepsen provided that the Pop singer and “Call Me Maybe” hit-maker was working in the studio with Tegan And Sara. The sisters were writing music for Jepsen while she More »

 

ANNOUNCEMENT: ‘Rock Band 4′ Will Be Released This Year

Rock Band 4Video games are fun, and music is awesome. Video games WITH music? Now that’s a pretty sweet combo, and it has been proven in the success of Guitar Hero and Rock Band series video games.

It has been a while since fans were able to pick up a new edition of the wildly popular Rock Band games, but the five-year wait will soon be over. There will be more details released about Rock Band 4 in May. Harmonix, makers of Rock Band, released some more information to tide you over for now that you can view below. Check out a behind-the-scenes video of the video game making process after the jump!

STREAM: Hidden In Plain View, “No Way Out”

Hidden In Plain ViewHidden In Plain View will be releasing a new seven-inch, Animal, April 14. The forthcoming release will contain three songs.

One of those tracks is “No Way Out,” which the band premiered through Rock Sound. The song is soaring, with huge guitars, a catchy chorus and overall pleasant vibes. It is definitely a crowd pleaser and a solid rock-pop jam. Stream it after the jump!

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

ANNOUNCEMENT: Brand New To Re-release “Deja Entendu” On Vinyl For Record Store Day 2015

Brand_New_Deja_EntenduIt’s official. The Brand New classic Deja Entendu will be re-released on April 18th as part of Record Store Day. All the details can be found below in the statement that was posted on their Facebook page earlier today. 

PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: Week #70

Photos of the Week #4“If it weren’t for music, I would think that love is mortal.” ― Mark Helprin, Author, A Soldier of the Great War

The following photos were posted between February 27 – March 5, 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 #69

Alexisonfire Hint At Return With Kryptic Message

alexisonfireToday, Alexisonfire created an Instagram account and posted an image that sent the internet into meltdown. The singular post has accumulated almost 13,000 followers in a day – all of which have been left wandering what exactly is going to be announced on Monday. Check out the picture they posted below.

Paul McCartney Announces First UK Tour In Three Years

Paul-McCartneyPaul McCartney, sure isn’t slowing down anytime soon. The English singer has announced that he will be back in Europe this summer for nine special tour dates. The shows will be his the first UK performances since his he played at the Royal Albert Hall in 2012.

McCartney will begin the tour in London on May 23 and will travel throughout the UK and Europe before finishing off the tour in Stockholm on July 9. Check out the list of dates and locations for the tour below the jump and let us know which stop you’re excited for.

McCartney’s performance at the O2 Arena on May 23rd coincides with the 50th anniversary of his classic song ‘Yesterday’. You can read what McCartney had to say about the anniversary below the jump.

Tickets for the tour will go on sale beginning Monday, March 9. To listen to McCartney’s music, you can buy concert tickets here or purchase a CD here.

Indie Band Refuses Pitiful McDonalds Offer (UPDATED)

ExCops_Shot1Small_ChristianLarsen-610x350If you haven’t heard, proud indie band Ex Cops recently refused a pathetic offer by Mcdonalds to basically be sponsored without getting paid a single dime.

 

 

Originally posted 3/5/15

Former Pearl Jam Drummer Facing Drug Charges

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There is a chance that many young music lovers today have never listened to Pearl Jam except for when their parents are feeling nostalgic. The odds are even better that those same teens are not familiar with the name Dave Abbruzzese. He was on the sticks for their extremely successful multi-platinum records Vs. and Vitalogy in 1993 and 1994, respectively.  But this time he is making headlines for a different reason.

The Relationship Signs To Burger Records and Announces Tour

The RelationshipThe LA born ‘rock n roll’ side project of Weezer guitarist Brian Bell, The Relationship, announced via Facebook that they have signed to Burger Records. 

Adding to the excitement is the news that they will be releasing their new 7-inch, Oh Allen, on April 8th before setting out on a US tour with Gringo Star on April 15th.

The tour begins on April 15th at Hanger 24 in Redlands, California and will end on May 15th at the House Of Blues in San Diego, California.

You can purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here.

Stream music, find tour dates, and more after the jump.

WATCH: Andrew Jackson Jihad “Do, Re, and Me” Music Video

Andrew Jackson JihadFolk-punk band, Andrew Jackson Jihad, have released a music video for song “Do, Re, and Me” which is off their 2014 album, Christmas Island. The album is available now via SideOneDummy Records.

The music video is once of those videos that you have to go back to and watch a few (or maybe five) times before you actually pick up on what’s going on. The video has Heavens Gate references sprinkled in with an indifferent, and kind of creepy, Nicolas Cage character. Some hamsters are added into the mix, and everyone joins together in the end to make an alien space cult that actually seems pretty cool. Check out the music video below the jump and let us know what you think of it.

The band also announced UK summer tour alongside Hard Girls which is scheduled for this June. The bands will kick off the tour in London on June 3 before traveling through the UK for two weeks as they make their way towards Dublin. Check out the complete list of dates and locations for the tour below the jump and let us know which show you’re excited for.

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

STREAM: Black Veil Brides, Flo Rida Mash-Up

9-3 Black Veil BridesMash-up master, Dr. Brixx has created a brand new mix featuring Black Veil Brides and rapper, Flo Rida, titled “Stop Right There”. Though the styles couldn’t be any more different, somehow Dr. Brixx has managed to take these two opposite end genres and make them sound kind of good together (Maybe that’s why he’s a doctor.) Flo Rida’s quirky whistle in, of course, “Whistle” brings a bit of light into BVB’s world of darkness to create a pretty interesting product. Take a listen to the track below and let us know your thoughts!

Dr. Brixx has also made many other super cool and far fetched remixes featuring Brittany Spears, My Chemical Romance, Bon Jovi, A Day To Remember, and plenty of others.

Black Veil Bride fans can purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here.

STREAM: CHON “Can’t Wait”

CHON_-_2014_(620-400)CHON has premiered their new song, “Can’t Wait.” “Can’t Wait” is a cool alternative track with a bit of a soul twist. The interesting mix of genres creates this interesting blend of sounds that makes me eager for the full-length. The track is off of their upcoming debut record, Grow, which will be out on March 24th via Sumerian Records. Check out the song below.

The band will soon be going on a brief headlining tour before heading out on the road with Circa Survive and Balance and Composure. Take a look at a full list of dates after the jump.

Fans can purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here.

US PREMIERE: The Kenneths “What Happened To My Sex” Music Video

unnamedToday we at Infectious have the exciting pleasure of premiering the music video for The Kenneths’ debut single “What Happened To My Sex”

This London punk band formed from a mutual love of The Clash and Minor Threat two bands very much known for their on stage energy. And you’ll get a chance to watch them in action if you make your way to Warped Tour this summer where they are making their US touring debut. Find those dates here.

They recently signed with Hard Rock Records so you will definitely be seeing more of them!

The music video, which you can find below, features UK folk/soul artist, Lianne La Havas. Let us and them know what you think!

Make sure to keep up with them as well as buy concert tickets here.

The Maine Covers Weatherbox

The_Maine_-_Spring_Tour_2015In preparation for their upcoming American Candy TourThe Maine, Real Friends, Knuckle Puck, and The Technicolors all got together to perform “The Drugs” by Weatherbox. Listen to the cover after the jump.

The song sounds pretty good, and it’s safe to say the four bands collaborate well together!

To hear more of The Maine, preorder American Candy which comes out March 31st. You can also purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here.

Riot Fest Announce Denver, Chicago and Toronto Dates

RiotFest-generalheaderRiot Fest has released the official dates for their Denver, Chicago and Toronto festivals. Check out the time frames below the jump and let us know which stop you’re excited for.

The complete lineup as well as concert tickets are still on the way. In previous years, Riot Fest has included performances from La Dispute, Jane’s AddictionCitizen and many others. You can purchase concert tickets here when they become available.

WATCH: Marianas Trench “Here’s To The Zeros” Music Video

marianas trench here's to the zerosCanadian pop-rockers Marianas Trench have finally released the video for their latest single, “Here’s To The Zeros.” The video premiered in the United States on PopCrush, and you can check it out here. You can read a statement from frontman Josh Ramsay about how he came up with the idea for the song after the jump.

It should come as no surprise to Trenchers that the video contains lots of humor and spoofs – most obvious of which is Mister Rogers Neighborhood (which is aptly changed to Mister Ramsay’s Neighborhood) and Sesame Street. There is also a cameo by a Ramsay muppet look-a-like.

The video will be available to stream worldwide on Vevo starting tomorrow. Let us know what you think in the comments!

Marianas Trench will be releasing their fourth full-length album, Astoria, this spring, but in the meantime, you can purchase a CD here.

They currently have no tour dates listed, but make sure you buy concert tickets when they become available.

WATCH: Marina And The Diamonds “Forget” Music Video

Marina-And-The-DiamondsMarina and the Diamonds have uploaded a music video for new song “Forget.” The track was released as a part of the Froot Of The Month run of teasers leading up to the album release. Check out the music video below the jump and let us know what you think of the song in the comments section.

The new album, Froot, is set to release on March 16 via Neon Gold and Atlantic Records. You can purchase a CD here when they become available.

Marina and the Diamonds are scheduled to play at the Coachella Music Festival on Sunday, April 12 and 19 alongside Brand New, Drake, AC/DC and various other musicians. To see her perform live, you can buy concert tickets here.

ALBUM REVIEW: 50 Shades of Grey Soundtrack Review

M2215960The 50 Shades of Grey soundtrack pulls off a mixture of old and new songs, creating a slow and sexy soundtrack that portrays how provocative and bewitching the movie is.  The album is full of well-known artists, including The Rolling Stones and their classic “Beast of Burden” and Beyoncé’s highly-anticipated “Crazy In Love (2014 Remix).”

Maroon 5 Make Heartwarming Memory For 10-Year-Old Fan

6. Maroon 5 potwWhile many fans hope to meet their favorite musicians, it hardly ever happens–but not for 10-year-old Christopher Warner, a boy with Down syndrome from Maryland. He is a fervent fan of Maroon 5, claims all the albums are his favorite, and does all his work in class just to be rewarded with listening to their songs.

Tegan And Sara Are Writing Music With Carly Rae Jepsen

teganandsara-collarsSMAn Instagram post by Carly Rae Jepsen provided that the Pop singer and “Call Me Maybe” hit-maker was working in the studio with Tegan And Sara. The sisters were writing music for Jepsen while she is seen sitting in front of a microphone. The sisters and Jepsen have worked together before, with Carly’s “Sweetie” being written by them as well.

You can see the post by following the link below the jump. You can purchase a CD here or buy concert tickets here.

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