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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: A Day To Remember To Begin Recording

A Day To Remember have announced plans to go into the studio shortly to record the follow up to 2013’s Common Courtesy. Check out their update with Jonny Cupcakes below. More »

Rihanna Teases New Single “Higher” On Instagram

Rihanna took to Instagram today to preview her upcoming single “Higher”. The song will be her first single since the release of her 2013 album Unapologetic. You can view the two snippets of the song More »

Favorite Weapon Drops Off The Color Morale’s U.S. Tour

Favorite Weapon posted a statement on their Facebook page earlier this week that they would have to drop off The Color Morale‘s headlining U.S. tour, called Hold On Pain Ends Tour. Hance, More »

ANNOUNCEMENT: The Front Bottoms and GDP To Release Split

The Front Bottoms and GDP have FINALLY announced their long-awaited split which will be released via Run For Cover Records and Bar/None on World Record Day 2015. More details can be found below. More »

WATCH: In Hearts Wake “Breakaway” Music Video

In Hearts Wake have released their lead single, “Breakaway,” in the form of a music video. The track comes off the band’s upcoming album, Skywalker, which is set to release in May through Rise/UNFD More »

Motionless In White Van Crash

Whilst travelling between Denver and Salt Lake City on their headline tour, Motionless In White have been involved in a traffic accident with their tour van. They are currently headlining a tour with For Today and Ice Nine More »

Indie Band Refuses Pitiful McDonalds Offer

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. More »

CONTEST: Win Air Traffic Controller Concert Tickets + Free Band T-Shirt

Infectious Magazine is delighted to team up with Boston-based indie rockers Air Traffic Controller to give you a chance to win some special prizes on the band’s current tour with River City Extension! Five More »

Dave Grohl Gives Blind Fan Drum Stick Mid-Concert

While performing in Sydney, Australia, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl noticed a fan in the crowd holding up the sign saying, “Drum stick for a blind guy?” Grohl then proceeded to make the best feel-good story More »

WATCH: Blitz Kids “Keep Swinging”

Blitz Kids have premiered the music video for the single, “Keep Swinging.” The track comes from their latest full-length release, The Good Youth. The music video accurately captures the message of the song More »

STREAM: Touché Amoré, Self Defense Family EP

Touché Amoré and Self Defense Family are now streaming their 7-inch split, Self Love.  The hardcore groups have teamed up to release the split EP on March 1oth via Deathwish Inc. Take a More »

STREAM: Hit The Lights, “No Filter”

If you’re stoked for Hit The Lights‘ new album Summer Bones, good news: you have a new single to jam to. They have a new track available for streaming titled “No Filter.” Their new More »

Acoustic Basement Artists Announced for 2015 Vans Warped Tour

Warped Tour may be a site for moshing and getting all your aggression out, but the tour also offers something else special for more mellow moods: the Acoustic Basement, sponsored by Full More »

A Day To Remember Reveal Plans To Begin Recording New Album

A Day To Remember revealed in an update video that they would be recording new music soon. This would be their sixth studio album, following up 2014’s Common Courtesy album. As more details come forth, More »

Copeland Announces Headlining Tour Dates

Copeland has announced a small number of headlining tour dates for this spring. They will be playing the shows on off days from their tour supporting Paramore. Copeland will be touring in More »

Vans Warped Tour Adds Another Five Bands

Recapping from last week’s announcement, Vans Warped Tour has announced five more bands that will be joining them next summer. The tour will kick off in Pomona, California on June 19th. Check out More »

Against The Current Sign To Fueled By Ramen

Against The Current are a young, up-and-coming Alternative/Rock band who are currently working on their debut studio album. Earlier today, they took one step closer to their debut’s release when they made the More »

Dear Music Industry, This Sounds Like It Will Hurt You More Than It Hurts Me

Dear Industry, Things between us have been a little strained lately. When you were considering changing the long-standing Tuesday date night to Friday it made some people a bit uncomfortable. And once More »

 

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.

ANNOUNCEMENT: A Day To Remember To Begin Recording

3771_a_day_to_rememberA Day To Remember have announced plans to go into the studio shortly to record the follow up to 2013’s Common Courtesy. Check out their update with Jonny Cupcakes below.

Rihanna Teases New Single “Higher” On Instagram

RihannaRihanna took to Instagram today to preview her upcoming single “Higher”. The song will be her first single since the release of her 2013 album Unapologetic. You can view the two snippets of the song below the jump.

For more music by Rihanna, you can purchase a CD here. Rihanna will be touring with Kanye West soon, for which you can buy concert tickets here.

Favorite Weapon Drops Off The Color Morale’s U.S. Tour

Favorite WeaponFavorite Weapon posted a statement on their Facebook page earlier this week that they would have to drop off The Color Morale‘s headlining U.S. tour, called Hold On Pain Ends Tour. Hance, the band’s frontman and former singer for Woe, Is Me, had surgery and isn’t full recovered which is why the band has had to pull off the tour. You can check out a statement from the band after the break.

If you want to listen to music from Favorite Weapon, you can purchase a CD here.

If you want to listen to music from The Color Morale, you can purchase a CD here.

If you want to catch the Hold On Pain Ends Tour, you can buy concert tickets here.

ANNOUNCEMENT: The Front Bottoms and GDP To Release Split

d40288eb46a871f01d7521b4a3a18a88The Front Bottoms and GDP have FINALLY announced their long-awaited split which will be released via Run For Cover Records and Bar/None on World Record Day 2015. More details can be found below.

WATCH: In Hearts Wake “Breakaway” Music Video

In - Hearts - Wake - promoIn Hearts Wake have released their lead single, “Breakaway,” in the form of a music video. The track comes off the band’s upcoming album, Skywalker, which is set to release in May through Rise/UNFD Records. You can check out the music video for “Breakaway” after the break!

If you want to listen to more music from In Hearts Wake, you can purchase a CD here.

If you want to catch them on tour, you can buy concert tickets here.

Motionless In White Van Crash

motionless-in-white-529a359173d23Whilst travelling between Denver and Salt Lake City on their headline tour, Motionless In White have been involved in a traffic accident with their tour van. They are currently headlining a tour with For Today and Ice Nine Kills and they will continue as planned. Whilst the van is in a pretty sorry state, none of the band were injured! You can read a message from the guys below.

Indie Band Refuses Pitiful McDonalds Offer

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.

CONTEST: Win Air Traffic Controller Concert Tickets + Free Band T-Shirt

Air Traffic Controller - PromoInfectious Magazine is delighted to team up with Boston-based indie rockers Air Traffic Controller to give you a chance to win some special prizes on the band’s current tour with River City Extension!

Five (5) lucky winners will receive a pair of tickets to a show of your choice on the tour AND a free Air Traffic Controller t-shirt. To enter, all you have to do is get on Twitter and re-tweet this post to your followers.

The contest runs until Sunday, March 8 and the winners will be selected on Monday, March 9. Check out the full list of tour dates below so you can select your preferred date, and be sure to check out the band’s extremely catchy new song “People Watching” below!

Air Traffic Controller on social media: Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud | Official Website

Tour dates:

FRI 3/6 Asbury Park, NJ Asbury Lanes

SAT 3/7 Bethlehem, PA Blast Furnace Room @ SteelStacks

SUN 3/8 Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh Winery

TUE 3/10 Richmond, VA The Camel

WED 3/11 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle – Back Room

THU 3/12 St. Petersburg, FL The Local 662

FRI 3/13 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits

SAT 3/14 Orlando, FL Will’sPub

SUN 3/15 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade – Purgatory

TUE 3/24 Phoenix, AZ The Rhythm Room

WED 3/25 Santa Ana, CA Constellation Room

THU 3/26 West Hollywood, CA Troubadour

FRI 3/27 Redlands, CA, Hangar24 Craft Brewery

SAT 3/28 Santa Cruz, CA The Crepe Place

SUN 3/29 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill

FRI 4/17 Allston, MA Brighton Music Hall

SAT 4/18 Hamden, CT The Space

SUN 4/19 Brooklyn, NY Rough Trade NYC

Dave Grohl Gives Blind Fan Drum Stick Mid-Concert

Foo - Fighters - promoWhile performing in Sydney, Australia, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl noticed a fan in the crowd holding up the sign saying, “Drum stick for a blind guy?” Grohl then proceeded to make the best feel-good story of the day and snatched a stick from drummer Taylor Hawkins and gave it to the fan in between songs. The concert then continued on and the story immediately made its way into the Daily Mail headlines.

You can view the event in the short video link below the jump. For more music by Foo Fighters, you can purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here.

WATCH: Blitz Kids “Keep Swinging”

blitz kidsBlitz Kids have premiered the music video for the single, “Keep Swinging.” The track comes from their latest full-length release, The Good Youth.

The music video accurately captures the message of the song with a fighter testing his limits. The catchy pop punk sound just adds to the energy creating an awesome, upbeat video. Check it out below.

The band now has a Keep Swinging bundle on sale on iTunes. The bundle will include the single, an acoustic version of the single, and a cover of One Direction’s “Steal My Girl.”

Fans can purchase a CD here or buy concert tickets here

STREAM: Touché Amoré, Self Defense Family EP

touche amoreTouché Amoré and Self Defense Family are now streaming their 7-inch split, Self Love.  The hardcore groups have teamed up to release the split EP on March 1oth via Deathwish Inc. Take a listen to the tracks below.

Self Defense Family is now on a month long headlining tour. Check out a list of dates after the jump.You can also find Touché Amoré at both Week 1 and Week 2 of Coachella this April. 

Fans of Self Defense Family can purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here. To hear more from Touché Amoré, purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here.

STREAM: Hit The Lights, “No Filter”

Hit The Lights 2012If you’re stoked for Hit The Lights‘ new album Summer Bones, good news: you have a new single to jam to. They have a new track available for streaming titled “No Filter.”

Their new album will be released March 24 through Pure Noise Records. In the meantime, enjoy “No Filter” after the jump.

The single is ridiculously catchy, features some great guitar work and will definitely please fans used to their fun and energetic sound. If it is any indication of Summer Bones, count on the album to be one of this year’s pop-punk staples. Don’t sleep on these guys.

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

Acoustic Basement Artists Announced for 2015 Vans Warped Tour

Warped2015Warped Tour may be a site for moshing and getting all your aggression out, but the tour also offers something else special for more mellow moods: the Acoustic Basement, sponsored by Full Sail University. The featured area of the tour hosts acoustic all things acoustic, including solo acts or bands on the bill performing stripped down sets.

The tour announced their 2015 Acoustic Basement lineup, as follows: Aaron West And The Roaring Twenties, American Opera, Brian Marquis, Buttons, Grey Gordon, Koji, Meghann Wright, Onward, Etc., Pvris (Dates TBA), SayWeCanFly, Speak Low If You Speak Love (7/9-7/14) and Transit.

Check out tweets from Warped’s Twitter confirming the lineup after the jump. You can buy concert tickets here

A Day To Remember Reveal Plans To Begin Recording New Album

2-9 A Day To RememberA Day To Remember revealed in an update video that they would be recording new music soon. This would be their sixth studio album, following up 2014’s Common Courtesy album. As more details come forth, Infectious Magazine will cover them.

You can watch the short video update below the jump. To listen to more of A Day To Remember, you can purchase a CD here. And to check out their shows, you can buy concert tickets here.

Copeland Announces Headlining Tour Dates

Copeland - promoCopeland has announced a small number of headlining tour dates for this spring. They will be playing the shows on off days from their tour supporting Paramore. Copeland will be touring in support of their latest album, Ixora, which came out last November. You can check out the poster for the headlining dates, as well as the poster for the Paramore tour, after the break.

If you want to listen to music from Copeland, you can purchase a CD here.

If you want to catch them on tour, you can buy concert tickets here.

Vans Warped Tour Adds Another Five Bands

Vans_Warped_Tour_LogoRecapping from last week’s announcement, Vans Warped Tour has announced five more bands that will be joining them next summer. The tour will kick off in Pomona, California on June 19th. Check out this week’s artists after the jump.

You can view the full lineup, including the new additions, after the jump below. To check out the tour, purchase a CD here or buy concert tickets here.

 

 

Against The Current Sign To Fueled By Ramen

against-the-current-2015Against The Current are a young, up-and-coming Alternative/Rock band who are currently working on their debut studio album. Earlier today, they took one step closer to their debut’s release when they made the announcement of being signed by the label Fueled By Ramen. The label is famous for housing Pop, Rock, and Indie artists including Paramore, fun., twenty one pilots, and more.

Check out the video announcement below the jump. The band is currently on tour, so for more music by Against The Current, you can purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here.

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