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Twenty One Pilots Release MUTEMATH Sessions

  • 10:39 am Friday, December 23rd, 2016 by Kyle Taylor
Twenty One Pilots Release "Heavydirtysoul" Music Video

Earlier this week Twenty One Pilots released alternate versions of some of their hit songs, featuring their friends and fellow Emotional Roadshow tour compadres, MUTEMATH. The five songs included on the EP (TOPxMM) are “heavydirtysoul”, “Heathens”, “Ride”, “Tear In My Heart”, and “Ride”, and are included on a live video performance that can be downloaded for free. Be sure to stick around for the entire video in order to catch the Josh Dun/ Darren King drum battle.

Watch the video below, and be sure not to miss Twenty One Pilot’s return to Tampa, this February at the Amalie Arena.

97X Favorites Highlight Grammy Nominations

  • 5:29 am Monday, December 19th, 2016 by Kyle Taylor

Twenty One Pilots, Panic! At The Disco, Cage The Elephant, The 1975, Blink 182, and Weezer, or in other words, some of our listeners’ favorite artists, have been nominated for Grammys in 2017. To the surprise of many, Twenty One Pilots grabbed a half dozen or so, most notably Record of the Year (“Stressed Out”), Best Pop Duo/ Group Performance (“Stressed Out”, and Best Rock Performance (“Heathens”). Panic! At The Disco is up for one of the biggest awards of the night with a nod in the Best Rock Album category for Death of a Bachelor. They will also face off with The 1975, who [More]

12 Secrets you need to know to get upgraded at #97XNBT

  • 2:09 pm Friday, December 2nd, 2016 by Nicole - Street Team

So if you’re a long-time listener, you know that 97x always has cool things up our sleeves for you. If not- Hello, we are 97x and we love surprises. Welcome, we’re happy to have you. 

Now, I’m sure you’ve been seeing all the fun things we’ve been hooking people up with on our social media. Well SURPRISE we will have a bunch of opportunities on-site at NBT that you can get your hands on! 

1. Malektronic: Visit these guys at their tent and register for your chance to win a special NBT moment and a meet and greet with Lewis [More]

The 1975 Perform On Late Night With Seth Meyers

  • 11:21 am Friday, November 11th, 2016 by Kyle Taylor
the 1975 "Somebody Else"

The 1975 have been racking up the publicity and acclaim of late, and this week was no different. With all of the craziness that this week has brought, I can understand how you may have missed their performance on Monday night’s Late Night with Seth Meyers. The Manchester based and Next Big Thing bound band performed their latest single off of their sophomore album, “Somebody Else”.

97X NBT Artist of the Week: 888

  • 3:01 pm Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 by Kyle Taylor
888 "Critical Mistakes"

888 might seem like a brand new band, but in fact they are a reincarnated version of Drop Dead, Gorgeous, a hardcore manic metal band that originated in 2004. Between 2004 and 2011 they released three full length albums, but subsequently went on a hiatus following 2011. They briefly reappeared in 2013 as Bleach Blonde, but that didn’t last.

Third time is the charm, right?

The current members, Danny Stills, drummer Danny Cooper and keyboardist/programmer Aaron Rothe, are back as 888 and have dropped the metal sound and hardcore vibes for a more laid back radio friendly alt pop sound. Right off the bat they received more radio [More]

Twenty One Pilots Announce ‘Blurryface Live’ Album

  • 12:40 pm Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 by Kyle Taylor

Despite blowing up the charts and touring for well over a year straight, it’s been quite a while since Twenty One Pilots released an album. That’s about to change this fall, as the duo just announced they will be releasing Blurryface Live. It’s not as exciting as new original material, but I’m sure that will come sooner rather than later. As for now, the clique will be happy with anything they release.

It will be available on November 25th, and it will contain the following songs:

Stressed Out
Guns for Hands
We Don’t Believe What’s On TV
The Judge
Lane Boy
(Medley Mashup)
Message Man
Holding On To You
The Run [More]

97x NBT Artist of the Week: The Naked and Famous

  • 12:18 pm Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 by Kyle Taylor
The Naked and Famous

The Naked and Famous meet America. America meet The Naked and Famous.

Hailing from New Zealand, the alternative rock outfit will be spending the rest of the year touring America in support of their third studio album, Simple Forms. Relatively unknown outside of indie rock circles, The Naked and Famous made the jump to a more commercial alt rock sound in their latest release. The band is highly regarded and recognized in New Zealand, having won 9 New Zealand Music Awards and 1 NME award. If you are reading this, you probably don’t know much about the band and may not have heard of [More]

Chad Smith Unveils Super Group Band With Beck, Chris Martin!

  • 3:48 pm Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 by Kyle Taylor

Last week Chad Smith, the drummer for Red Hot Chili Peppers, posted a video on instagram showing him and a few buddies jamming in what appears to be a normal backyard. As it turns out, he was at a charity event in Malibu, and his buddies were Chris Martin (of Coldplay), Beck, and Jakob Dylan (of The Wallflowers). They played songs from Pink Floyd, Beach Boys, Bruce Springsteen, Ariana Grande, Prince, and Beck himself.

Sure this is a joke, but is it really? I wouldn’t be surprised to see Chad Smith, who has been known as a jokester, throw together a few shows [More]

Fitz and the Tantrums Release New, Cartoon Inspired Video For “Roll Up”

  • 5:58 pm Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 by Kyle Taylor

Los Angeles based Fitz and the Tantrums recently released their third studio album last summer. After forming in 2008, the indie pop group grew in popularity over the years with their jazzy, Motown, and often grab bag influenced hits like “Moneygrabber”, “The Walker”, and “Out of My League”. Their latest self titled album, Fitz and the Tantrums, embraced a far truer pop sound than any of their prior work. It’s exciting to see this evolution for a band like Fitz and the Tantrums who have become a staple among indie and alternative music fans.

In a recent article with Entertainment Weekly, lead vocalists Michael Fitzpatrick and Noelle Scaggs [More]

Blink 182 Releases NSFW Video For “She’s Out of Her Mind”

  • 2:25 pm Monday, October 24th, 2016 by Kyle Taylor

Blink 182 offered up a different take on their 1999 music video for “What’s My Age Again”. Rather than the then young punk rockers running through the streets naked, this time around they enlisted nude Instagram models Lele Pons, Hannah Stocking and Vale Genta to play their parts. The sexy nurse is played by comedian Adam Devine.

“She’s Out of Her Mind” is off of the band’s newest album California, and features Matt Skiba instead of Tom Delonge. We all know that story by now…

I love this playful take on the classic Blink 182 hit. This video parallels the bands maturation perfectly. I doubt [More]