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Bastille has covered Green Day’s ‘Basketcase’

  • 11:51 am Friday, August 18th, 2017 by Sam

We pretty stoked on this Bastille cover of Green Day’s ‘Basket Case. It was recorded as part of an Amazon show ‘The Tick’. ‘The Tick’ is a revival of a 1986 fictional super hero crated by Ben Edlund. The show arrives on amazon for streaming next Friday 8/25. 

Foo Fighters Play the Ancient Greek Acropolis of Athens

  • 8:31 am Friday, August 18th, 2017 by Kyle T- Street Team

The latest music series from PBS, titled “Landmarks Live in Concert”, brought the Foo Fighters to Greece earlier this summer. The band recorded a live concert for the series from one of the most historic places in the world, the Acropolis of Athens. The venue dates back to 161AD. Don’t worry about the math on that, it’s old.

“We’ve done some crazy things over the last 20 years, but I think this might be the craziest thing the Foo Fighters have ever done,” Grohl said in a press statement of the concert, which took place just this past July.

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ [More]

Mike D of the Beastie Boys is Now a Wine Sommelier

  • 8:21 am Friday, August 18th, 2017 by Kyle T- Street Team

*Photo Courtesy of Food & Wine Magazine

Michael Diamond, otherwise known as Mike D, has found a second calling in life as he will be curating the wine list at a new Los Angeles restaurant, Hearth & Hound. Bloomberg reports that the restaurant is expected to open September 22nd and feature acclaimed chef, April Bloomfield.

“It’s going to be a fun list,” Mike D says. “We [sommelier Tyler Parson and me] are putting together a wine program that will get customers tasting things they might not taste. If you like California Syrah, I might point you towards a wine from another part [More]

Next Big Thing 2 Recap Video

  • 2:36 pm Thursday, August 17th, 2017 by Sam

In honor of there being only 1 DAY until your Next Big Thing 2017 announcement, we thought we’d throw you a little #TBT action! Peep this recap from NBT2.

LISTEN: Brendon Urie wrote a song for SpongeBob the musical

  • 2:28 pm Thursday, August 17th, 2017 by Sam

So SpongeBob Squarepants is coming to life as a musical. For real.

Spotify Removes ‘Hate Bands’ From Streaming Service

  • 10:20 am Thursday, August 17th, 2017 by Kyle T- Street Team

Apparently there are (or were) 37 artists known to be ‘hate bands’, or rather people who had nothing better to do than spread their oddly construed views of the world onto other people by means of music. The music world is typically more open, left wing if you want to call it that, and compassionate towards others than the rest of the world is. That doesn’t go for everyone, obviously, but it is still appalling how people who spread hate choose to do it.

Spotify shared there reasoning for removing such artists in a statement shared with Billboard. Record labels [More]

Past Pups and Bands from the Next Big Thing Puppy Pen

  • 2:43 pm Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 by Sam

In recent years the PUPPY PEN has been a staple backstage at Next Big Thing. Adoptable pups from Humane Society of Pinellas and Pet Resource Center get to hang with listeners and the bands. Talk about some ~pre-show pet therapy~. Should we bring it back this year? UMMMM YES OF COURSE SILLY QUESTION SAM. 

A bumper sticker we all can agree on: ‘I Hate 275’

  • 12:48 pm Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 by Sam

Designer and illustrator Corey Danks recently posted in the Tampa Reddit forum  a sticker he made that I think we all may be buying. It’s so simple, yet says so much.

‘I hate 275’. 

Sarasota vlogger is back with more Siesta Key rants

  • 12:36 pm Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 by Sam

Have you been keeping up the show? MTV’s very fake reality show filmed here in Siesta Key? Probably not. That’s why we have Louie Carey! The Sarasota vlogger went viral after his first rant about the show and he hasn’t stopped since.

WATCH: Portugal. the Man Perform “Feel It Still” on Conan

  • 9:38 pm Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 by Kyle T- Street Team

Portugal. the Man’s performance on Conan last night was a bit different than when they last appeared on late night television, bringing along hip hop dancers to Jimmy Fallon’s stage. This time around, they brought a four piece string section with them to Conan.

The Alaskan natives turned Portland residents recently released their eighth full length album in June, titled Woodstock. They embarked on a lengthy tour a couple of weeks ago in support of it, and will be ending it with a stop at Live Oak’s Suwanee Hulaween over Halloween weekend. If camping in the middle of nowhere with a [More]

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