71 episodes

We love music. You love music. Let's talk about it. From current events, crazy show stories, what we're currently listening to, and anything else that is on our minds—there may even be a special guest on to answer all of your burning questions.

The only way to know is to tune in weekly and find out.

Infectious Groove Podcas‪t‬ Infectious Groove Podcast

    • Music Commentary
    • 5.0 • 49 Ratings

We love music. You love music. Let's talk about it. From current events, crazy show stories, what we're currently listening to, and anything else that is on our minds—there may even be a special guest on to answer all of your burning questions.

The only way to know is to tune in weekly and find out.

    Women That Rock - Part 1

    Women That Rock - Part 1

    TL;DR: Women are music industry badasses.

    Much like every other industry on earth, the music industry is dominated by old white guys that dictate who goes where, and what happens next. This has always been the case and is still the way things operate today. Throughout musical history, every so often a woman comes along and puts those old white guys in their place by showing them that the industry just wouldn't be the same without them. It might seem that due to the fact that the music industry is so heavily male-dominated that a female artist with any sort of talent at all gets noticed and becomes something—but it's quite the opposite. The women that are at the forefront of music, are the ones that deserve to be there, and they've had to work harder than everyone else to get where they are.

    It's Women's History Month and in the first part of this multi-part episode, we start to break down and unpack what it is to be not only a woman in the music industry but also a woman that is an absolute badass within the music industry. In part 1, we get right to it with some heavy hitters, and this is just the beginning. Which heavy hitters you might ask? Wouldn't you like to know? Truthfully the only way to know is by tuning in and finding out. And to be completely honest, I'm just an unpaid intern, so giving you hints definitely isn't in my best interest—I can only do so much here.

    It's season 3, episode 7 of your favorite Grammy Award Nominee's favorite music podcast. LET'S GO!

    Keep up with all of the music we talk about in each episode by listening to the Infectious Groove Podcast Companion Songs playlist, exclusively on Spotify.

    Infectious Groove Podcast, part of the OddPods Media Network.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    IGP Crew Album Review: CCR - Cosmo's Factory

    IGP Crew Album Review: CCR - Cosmo's Factory

    DISCLAIMER: Due to the nature of this episode, it is recommended that you not only take a listen to the album being reviewed but that you also listen to that album at full volume so that you can fully immerse yourself. Thank you for listening and joining in on the discussion. Enjoy.

    This week we're starting off with something a little different than what you might be used to. Every now and again we will be picking an album, taking a listen, and then taking a deep dive into discussing that album as a whole. This is our first crack at it.

    The 70's would be considered by many to be a rough time in our nation's history. Violence, protest, and hardship were at the forefront of everyone's thoughts. But it's the music that always ends up finding its way through to us no matter how hard times get, and this time was no different. Rough times make for great tunes, and John Fogerty knew exactly what he was doing when it came to translating the times at hand into monster hits. Creedance Clearwater Revival fans were in for a treat when "Cosmo's Factory" was released to the masses. Using his signature howling rasp, guitar, expert production, and intentional use of musical styles that both inspired and pushed the boundaries of what we were all used to hearing.

    Cosmo's Factory is the fifth album by Creedence Clearwater Revival and it's chocked full of howling vocals, crisp instrumentation, massive hits, and an eleven-minute version of a song that most of us believe doesn't need to be eleven minutes long. This week we unpack this album little by little and discuss our thoughts. It's season three, episode six of your favorite handyman's favorite music podcast. LET'S GO!

    Keep up with all of the music we talk about in each episode by listening to the Infectious Groove Podcast Companion Songs playlist, exclusively on Spotify.

    Infectious Groove Podcast, part of the OddPods Media Network.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Growing Pains

    Growing Pains

    I think we can all agree that growing up is hard to do. I think we can all also agree that music makes growing a tad bit more tolerable. Often times we forget just how important music is when it comes to shaping us into whom we grow to be as individuals. Looking back, it seems crazy to think that so many of us still listen to the same artists and acts that we did as kids. For others, their musical taste changed growing up as often as their mom's boyfriend did—and that equally plays an important part in what they listen to today.

    At what point does someone settle into a majority of the music that they consume? Do they ever settle? Music is always transforming and transitioning into different forms of what it once ways, so how does one keep up? For some, as the music grows, they grow right along with it. This week we talk about what influenced us musically growing up, and what impact that had on what we listen to today. You're in for another fun one, but only if you tune in to season three, episode five of your mom's seventh boyfriend's favorite music podcast. LET'S GO!

    Keep up with all of the music we talk about in each episode by listening to the Infectious Groove Podcast Companion Songs playlist, exclusively on Spotify.

    Infectious Groove Podcast, part of the OddPods Media Network.

    • 58 min
    The Art Of Selling Out

    The Art Of Selling Out

    TL;DR: Your favorite musical act or artist might be a sellout.

    It's 1991 and you've just waited in line for several hours to get your hands on what you hope is the greatest Metallica album yet. You finally get home, spark up a doobie, crack open a cold one, and prepare to get your face melted off again by your favorite band. You press play, and almost as quickly as the sound waves hit your ears you start to cringe and become confused. Your finger finds the stop button as quickly as it hit play—as you just stare blankly at the jewel case this newly found piece of trash came in. "Wtf is this shit?" you think to yourself, still snarling under your breath about what your ears just had to endure. "Maybe it's just me" you murmur, and you hit play once again. This time you skip ahead a few tracks hoping to find something familiar, something that you're used to. You turn the volume knob to your right, as far as it will go, and hope for the best.
    But the best was doing its best to elude you. This was no Metallica that you were used to—a buzzkill at best. You grab the jewel case to make sure you didn't grab the wrong album out of excitement. You pull the booklet out and give it a once over. Produced by Bob Rock. "Wtf is a Bob Rock, and what in the hell did he do to Metallica?" you snarl to yourself. Angry, you throw the case and the booklet into the garbage. "These guys are a bunch of God Damn sellouts!" you yell as you storm out of the room.

    Fast forward to today, you've found your own little corner of the internet to hide in—trying day in, and day out to convince those you meet that Metallica sold themselves to the giant corporate devil the day that The Black Album was released.

    "Selling out" and the music industry goes as far back as we can remember. They seemingly go hand in hand, but why? Countless acts have been accused of selling themselves and their fans short to get to the next levels of their career. But what really makes an artist or act a sellout—and who or what are they selling out? Does it matter if you hear your favorite band in a car commercial? What if your favorite rapper is trying to sell you some "sugar water shit"? Where do we draw the line? Isn't the idea to get yourself as many opportunities in the industry as possible in order to further your career? Who's calling the shots here? We talk about this and so much more on season 3, episode 4 of your favorite industry sellout's favorite music podcast. LET'S GO!

    Keep up with all of the music we talk about in each episode by listening to the Infectious Groove Podcast Companion Songs playlist, exclusively on Spotify.

    Infectious Groove Podcast, part of the OddPods Media Network.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    A Little Bit Of Lovin' Gone Wrong

    A Little Bit Of Lovin' Gone Wrong

    The misinterpretation of song lyrics goes back as far as songwriting does—because let's face it the only one that really knows what a song is about is the person or people writing it. So it really is easy to take something a certain way when you aren't even sure how it was supposed to be taken to begin with.
    This is especially true when it comes to "love songs" or what we think sounds or feels like a love song. More often than not, a song that sounds like it's about love, is in fact about something much deeper and oftentimes much darker.

    Traditionally love songs find their way into some of lifes most important moments, and they forever imbed themselves into how we think and feel about those moments. When those wedding bells ring, event DJs around the world cringe knowing they're going to have to explain to yet another "Bride-to-be" that no one can love one another enough to make it okay to be possessed by them and that certainly doesn't make them a better man.

    This week we've taken it upon ourselves to discuss just a few of the constantly misinterpreted songs out there that people, for better or for worse think are love songs—which at face value may sound a whole lot like a love song but are about pretty much the exact opposite. If you're in the market for a marital celebration you may want to give this episode a listen first. It's season 3. episode 3 of your favorite wedding DJ's favorite music podcast. LET'S GO!

    Keep up with all of the music we talk about in each episode by listening to the Infectious Groove Podcast Companion Songs playlist, exclusively on Spotify.

    Infectious Groove Podcast, part of the OddPods Media Network.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Livin' For Love w/ Bill Champlin

    Livin' For Love w/ Bill Champlin

    TL;DR: Holy Shit, it's Bill Champlin!

    Here at IGP, we've been fortunate enough to sit down and talk with more than our fair share of seasoned musicians, and this week's episode is no different. Russ had the pleasure of catching up with musician, producer, singer, and Grammy Award-winning songwriter, Bill Champlin. Most notably known for his tenure with the American Classic Rock band Chicago. Bill is absolutely someone who comes to mind when we think of or talk about seasoned musicians. During his almost twenty-year run with Chicago, Bill sang as the lead vocalist on some of the band's biggest hits.

    Beyond the critically acclaimed mainstream success of Chicago, Bill has also maintained a successful solo career and continued to work with Sons of Champlin—a band he started back in high school. Side note, if you've ever watched or even heard of the old TV police drama "In the Heat of the Night" which ran on both NBC and CBS for several seasons then you got to hear Bill front and center each week because he is the one that sings the theme song at the beginning of each episode.

    You're probably thinking to yourself, well that's all fine and dandy but what the hell is Bill up to nowadays? We're glad you asked (or were at least thinking about asking), but you're going to have to open your favorite podcast app, open your favorite podcast up (us), and then listen to this episode. I suppose you could also go to his Wikipedia page but we cannot verify any of that, and why waste your time when you can hear it directly from Bill himself on the newest episode of your favorite Chicago tribute band's favorite music podcast. LET'S GO!

    Find Bill Champlin on facebook @billchamplinmusic and twitter @billchamplin.
    You can also visit his official website at www.billchamplin.com and listen to/buy "Livin' For Love" on your favorite music platform.

    Keep up with all of the music we talk about in each episode by listening to the Infectious Groove Podcast Companion Songs playlist, exclusively on Spotify.

    Infectious Groove Podcast, part of the OddPods Media Network.

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

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49 Ratings

49 Ratings

EverTrendingStoryPodcast ,

One of the Best!

I love music, and so do these three! This show hits you every week with a great talking point, some of the best banter between hosts, and a well-produced sound. It's become a must-listen on my rotations, and I know that if you give it a go, it'll be your favorite music show. Keep up the good work, IG!

movieguy03 ,

Such a fun show!

Knowledgeable hosts that have fantastic chemistry together! Honestly the hour long shows aren’t enough. It truly went by way too quickly. Which also just means I have to go back through their backlog and catch up! A fun show with hosts who know what they are talking about!

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Ovnio ,

Great chemistry!

Chemistry is the main ingredient in a successful podcast and Infectious Groove has it in spades. The three hosts have an easygoing rapport and manage to riff on each other while staying on topic (another important element in a successful podcast).

It’s all about the music in this show and I love it for that.

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