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Attila Frontman Assulted On Stage In Perth, Australia

Attila frontman Chris Fronzak was assaulted during the band’s performance today in Perth, Australia. Fronzak retaliated by hitting the fan with his microphone but ended up missing and hit the wrong person. Check More »

WATCH: Green Day’s First Show In Over A Year

On April 16th, Green Day completely rocked Cleveland, Ohio as the group played their first show together in over a year. According to concert goers, the band totally killed it with an More »

Texas In July To Break Up Following Farewell Tour

Metal quintet, Texas In July has announced that the band will be breaking up following a farewell tour. This June, the band will be heading out to Europe for the last time More »

Brand New Announce UK Tour With Basement

Brand New have announced a UK and Mainland Europe tour scheduled for this September with support from Basement . Check out the dates below the jump and let us know which stop you’re More »

INTERVIEW: Mikey Wax

I recently got a chance to sit down, or rather, stand in a parking lot and talk with up and coming singer/songwriter, Mikey Wax. There was no green room so were were More »

STREAM: Whatever Nevermind, Nirvana Tribute Album

Nirvana has a soft spot in my heart. I’m not a huge fan of their extremely distorted grungy sound, but MTV Unplugged in New York strips all that away, and it’s one More »

STREAM: Blur “My Terracotta Heart”

Last month I covered the release of Blur’s track “There Are Too Many of Us”. I’m happy to say the U.K. rock band has released another track off their upcoming album, The Magic Whip, More »

CONTEST: One Free Month Of The Music Box

If you’ve noticed, over the past six months or so, we have been ranting and raving about The Music Box! It’s definitely our most favorite subscription box EVER! Now, if you aren’t familiar More »

WATCH: 20 Lucky Fans Meet Shakey Graves Through Bandsintown RSViP

If you are an avid user of the Bandsintown app, get excited for this news: For select shows, 10 fans at random who RSVP to an event in Bandsintown are chosen and awarded with an exclusive More »

Alex Gaskarth and Lynn Gunn Cover A Great Big World

All Time Low performed an acoustic set at Spotify’s United Kingdom Headquarters in support of their most recent album, Future Hearts. Frontman Alex Gaskarth performed a cover of A Great Big World‘s More »

WATCH: Fall Out Boy “Uma Thurman” Music Video

Fall Out Boy have released a music video for song “Uma Thurman.” Check out the video below the jump and let us know what you think of it in the comments section. The video follows More »

For Today Kicks Out Guitarist

For Today has kicked out rhythm guitarist, Sammuel Penner, for a variety of reasons it seems. In his official departure statement, Penner clearly states the multitude of reasons he was given for More »

Deftones Announces Co-Headlining Tour With Incubus

Deftones have announced that they will be heading out on a co-headlining with Incubus. They will be hitting cities around the United States through late July and the whole month of August. More »

STREAM: Avril Lavigne “Fly”

Avril Lavigne has released a new song titled “Fly” in honor of the Special Olympics. You can stream the song below the jump and make sure to let us know what you think 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 »

ANNOUNCEMENT: Counting Crows Unveil US Tour

Counting Crows released plans for an extensive US tour this summer. The tour is in support of their recently released seventh album Somewhere Under Wonderland. The whopping tour begins in July and doesn’t wind More »

WATCH: Blitz Kids’ Jono Yates Covers Zedd – “I Want You To Know”

Blitz Kids’ guitarist Jono Yates revealed his latest cover on his YouTube channel earlier today. He’s singing Zedd‘s “I Want You To Know” feat. Selena Gomez. He doesn’t half do a bad job of it – just More »

NOUNS Announce US Spring Tour

Arizona punk band, NOUNS, have announced a Spring 2015 Tour that includes nine stops across the United States. The 10 day tour kicks off on April 18 in Memphis, Tennessee and travels through the East Coast More »

Taylor Swift Currently Filming “Bad Blood” Music Video, Hayley Williams Involved

Taylor Swift has officially begun filming for the music video to her song “Bad Blood”. The song comes from her most recent album, 1989, and follows up videos for “Shake It Off”, “Blank Space”, More »

WATCH: Rihanna “American Oxygen” Music Video

Rihanna has released the music video to her recent single “American Oxygen”. While the song was only available through Tidal for a while, those who do not want to burn $20 a month More »

 

PLAYLIST: Growing Up Brooke

meHi, Infectious readers!

I’m Brooke. I have grown to love music deeply, thanks in part to some family members introducing it to me and to growing up in one of the best music eras…ever. Sorry, ’80s purists.

Oddly, my parents are not hugely musical people. My father is more of a sports guy and my mom makes the world better each day by being a nurse. Still, I found music, and it makes more sense than anything.

The ten songs below will take you through my evolution of music taste, which I consider pretty diverse currently. Enjoy!

Attila Frontman Assulted On Stage In Perth, Australia

Attila - promoAttila frontman Chris Fronzak was assaulted during the band’s performance today in Perth, Australia. Fronzak retaliated by hitting the fan with his microphone but ended up missing and hit the wrong person. Check out what the band’s vocalist had to say about the issue below the jump.

To listen to more from Attila, you can purchase a CD here or buy concert tickets here.

WATCH: Green Day’s First Show In Over A Year

2-26 Green DayOn April 16th, Green Day completely rocked Cleveland, Ohio as the group played their first show together in over a year. According to concert goers, the band totally killed it with an hour long set filled with some of the band’s classics and special performance from Rancid’s Tim Armstrong. Take a look at some of the night’s highlights below.

Today, the punk legends are being celebrated as they are being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by none other than Fall Out Boy. Along side them are other icons like Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Ringo Starr, and Lou Reed.

Fans can purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here

Texas In July To Break Up Following Farewell Tour

Texas In JulyMetal quintet, Texas In July has announced that the band will be breaking up following a farewell tour. This June, the band will be heading out to Europe for the last time with Chelsea Grin and Walking With Strangers. They are also planning to go on a final US tour as well, but no information has been revealed yet.

Want to catch the group one more time? Check them out this May as they head out on the road with Silent Planet and Kublai Khan in support of Gideon. Take a look at both tours’ dates below.

Fans can purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here

Brand New Announce UK Tour With Basement

7-7 Brand NewBrand New have announced a UK and Mainland Europe tour scheduled for this September with support from Basement . Check out the dates below the jump and let us know which stop you’re looking forward to.

The tour kicks off on September 10 in Manchester, England and travels through London, Hamburg, Paris, Amsterdam and more before winding down in Dublin, Ireland on September 22.

Brand New has been really mysterious over the past week or so, releasing their first new track in over five years and finally sending out those lyric books they promised fans in 2006. Check out the full story here.

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

INTERVIEW: Mikey Wax

1974272_10152010142009220_390265494_oI recently got a chance to sit down, or rather, stand in a parking lot and talk with up and coming singer/songwriter, Mikey Wax. There was no green room so were were standing next to his lovely new minivan at Velo Cult which can only be described as the most Portland, Oregon place on the planet. It’s a bike shop and a pub. Told you it’s so very Portland. We discussed his first headlining tour and of course his music. Take a look at the conversation below!

You can purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here.

STREAM: Whatever Nevermind, Nirvana Tribute Album

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Nirvana has a soft spot in my heart. I’m not a huge fan of their extremely distorted grungy sound, but MTV Unplugged in New York strips all that away, and it’s one of my favorite albums of all time. But this article isn’t about that. Nirvana fans will be in for a treat, because in honor of Record Store Day, a group of bands has compiled an awesome tribute album called Whatever Nevermind via Robotic Empire. You can purchase the album in stores today or stream it online.

Whatever Nevermind features contributions from La Dispute, Circa Survive, Torche, and many other artists. Check out the album, which you can play stream in full and purchase digitally here!

For more La Dispute you can buy a CD or concert tickets here.

For more Circa Survive you can buy a CD or concert tickets here.

For more Torche you can buy a CD or concert tickets here.

 

STREAM: Blur “My Terracotta Heart”

Blur_band_on_a_bal_2305480iLast month I covered the release of Blur’s track “There Are Too Many of Us”. I’m happy to say the U.K. rock band has released another track off their upcoming album, The Magic Whip, titled “My Terracotta Heart”. Make the jump and check it out below.

Additionally, if you’re in Los Angeles today, (April 18, aka Record Store Day) be on the look out for a Blur-themed ice cream truck giving out free ice cream and flexi discs of their single “Lonesome Street”! Check out their flyer with truck locations and times below.

Blur’s album The Magic Whip will be released April 27 via Parlophone Records.

For more Blur you can buy a CD or concert tickets here.

CONTEST: One Free Month Of The Music Box

the music box featIf you’ve noticed, over the past six months or so, we have been ranting and raving about The Music Box! It’s definitely our most favorite subscription box EVER! Now, if you aren’t familiar with The Music Box, they define themselves as “A new way to discover amazing music,” and to do just that, they send out monthly boxes full of music goodies to each of their subscribers.

This month, we have teamed up with them to give away one free month of The Music Box to one lucky winner! Entering is super easy and all you have to do is answer this one simple question: If you were to create your own Dream Music Box, what would you put in it?

Leave your answers in the comments below or on any of our social media sites (Facebook, Twitter) and be sure to include #DreamMusicBox in your response. The contest will run until April 30th, so enter now!

To get an idea of what is normally included in each monthly box, check out our reviews here.

If you don’t win, worry not. Monthly subscriptions are super cheap, and you have three options to choose from! For more information and to subscribe, click here.

WATCH: 20 Lucky Fans Meet Shakey Graves Through Bandsintown RSViP

Screen Shot 2015-04-17 at 8.51.08 PMIf you are an avid user of the Bandsintown app, get excited for this news: For select shows, 10 fans at random who RSVP to an event in Bandsintown are chosen and awarded with an exclusive VIP experience. 

Just recently Shakey Graves hosted an RSViP session and you can check out the video after the jump!

Alex Gaskarth and Lynn Gunn Cover A Great Big World

all-time-low-a-love-like-war-tour-2013-promo-press-300All Time Low performed an acoustic set at Spotify’s United Kingdom Headquarters in support of their most recent album, Future Hearts.

Frontman Alex Gaskarth performed a cover of A Great Big World‘s “Say Something” alongside PVRIS frontwoman Lynn Gunn. Check out the cover below the jump and let us know what you think of it in the comments section.

All Time Low recently released their sixth full-length album Future Hearts via Hopeless Records. You can check out a review of the album here and purchase a CD here. To see All Time Low live, you can buy concert tickets here.

WATCH: Fall Out Boy “Uma Thurman” Music Video

fall out boyFall Out Boy have released a music video for song “Uma Thurman.” Check out the video below the jump and let us know what you think of it in the comments section.

The video follows along Sara, who is Fall Out Boy’s new assistant. Her first task is to go to guitarist Joe Trohman‘s house to walk his pet zebra. She then gets a text from Pete Wentz telling her he needs an extra player for his paintball team. Patrick Stump texts her saying he needs her at rehearsal, which turns out to be an impromptu karaoke night at a bar.

Then, Joe needs coffee. Pete wants to play go-cart races in the desert. Drummer Andy Hurley wants a workout partner. Patrick is feeling sad and wants to play with baby chicks and rabbits. Pete wants to go indoor skydiving. Joe needs to get tucked in to bed. Pete wants to go bull riding. And the cycle continues and in the end, Sara runs over a truck with an army tank.

The band will be co-headlining The Boys of Zummer Tour alongside Wiz Khalifawith support from Hoodie Allenbeginning this June. To hear more from Fall Out Boy, you can purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here.

For Today Kicks Out Guitarist

for todayFor Today has kicked out rhythm guitarist, Sammuel Penner, for a variety of reasons it seems. In his official departure statement, Penner clearly states the multitude of reasons he was given for the removal; however, he also admits that he feels no bitterness towards his band mates. The band has also addressed the issue and has cleared up any confusion as to whether the guitarist was asked to leave because of a family emergency. Read the messages from both parties below.

This weekend, the now four-piece metal group will be playing the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival in Worcester, Massachusetts along with Motionless In White, The Color Morale, and many more.

Fans can purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here

Deftones Announces Co-Headlining Tour With Incubus

DeftonesDeftones have announced that they will be heading out on a co-headlining with Incubus. They will be hitting cities around the United States through late July and the whole month of August. Death From Above 1979 and The Bots will be joining the tour as support. You can check out the tour poster, dates and locations after the jump!

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

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

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

STREAM: Avril Lavigne “Fly”

Avril LavigneAvril Lavigne has released a new song titled “Fly” in honor of the Special Olympics. You can stream the song below the jump and make sure to let us know what you think in the comments section.

“There’s a light inside of all of us, it’s never hiding you just have to light it,” Lavigne sings. The track is dedicated to the Special Olympics, and accordingly, was written to honor some of the athletes. The song is an ode to overcoming challenges and not giving up.

Lavigne isn’t currently touring, but to hear more of her music, you can purchase a CD here or buy concert tickets here when they become available.

[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 #5: Last night, the band played “Sealed To Me,” a new song, for the first time during their encore in Los Angeles. Just before launching into their performance, frontman Jesse Lacey commented a bit on their new music. Check out his statement in a fan-shot clip of the song below.

(Originally published 4/8/15)

ANNOUNCEMENT: Counting Crows Unveil US Tour

counting-crows-4dcfdca4eaee6Counting Crows released plans for an extensive US tour this summer.

The tour is in support of their recently released seventh album Somewhere Under Wonderland. The whopping tour begins in July and doesn’t wind up until October, so there’s no excuse for missing them on the road if you’re after a ticket. They will be available at 10am on April 17 (TOMORROW – SO LOOK SHARP!).

They can be found at this link here, along with a huge list of tour dates. You can also purchase their music from this link.

WATCH: Blitz Kids’ Jono Yates Covers Zedd – “I Want You To Know”

maxresdefaultBlitz Kids’ guitarist Jono Yates revealed his latest cover on his YouTube channel earlier today. He’s singing Zedd‘s “I Want You To Know” feat. Selena Gomez. He doesn’t half do a bad job of it – just wait til you hear those high notes!

You can check out Blitz Kids’ music from this link, and purchase tickets to see them on tour here.

To see Jono’s new video, hit read more. 

NOUNS Announce US Spring Tour

nounsArizona punk band, NOUNS, have announced a Spring 2015 Tour that includes nine stops across the United States.

The 10 day tour kicks off on April 18 in Memphis, Tennessee and travels through the East Coast and Midwest before winding down in Chicago, Illinois on April 28.

The tour will be in support of all of the band’s releases including still and still bummed that were released via Funeral Sounds Records in 2013 and 2014 respectfully.

Check out the tour schedule below the jump and let us know which stop is closest to you. To hear more from the band, you can purchase a CD here or buy concert tickets here.

Taylor Swift Currently Filming “Bad Blood” Music Video, Hayley Williams Involved

Taylor SwiftTaylor Swift has officially begun filming for the music video to her song “Bad Blood”. The song comes from her most recent album, 1989, and follows up videos for “Shake It Off”, “Blank Space”, and “Style”.

Most notable about this video is that it is set to include Hayley Williams, singer for Paramore, somewhere in it. Williams was spotted at the set for the video, confirming her part when the role originally asked for a body double.

Check out an image of Williams on set below the jump. For more music by Taylor Swift, you can purchase a CD here. Taylor Swift is heading out on her1989 World Tour this May. For that, you can buy concert tickets here.

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