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Bishop Briggs Returning To Tampa Bay On Headlining Tour

  • 1:11 pm Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 by Kyle Taylor
Bishop Briggs announces headlining tour

Bishop Briggs aka Sarah McLaughlin will be returning to the Tampa Bay area for a headlining show May 17th at State Theatre in St. Pete. Bishop roared into Tampa last December to perform at Next Big Thing riding the smash hit success of “River”. She previously garnered attention for her debut single “Wild Horses” which became an internet hit following its inclusion on an Acura commercial. She has since been noted, mentioned, and previewed in countless acclaimed music blogs and publications. We don’t have a debut album from her, and are anxiously awaiting that. I would expect one soon, considering [More]

Portugal. The Man Announce Spring 2017 Tour, First Area Show in 5 Years

  • 1:10 pm Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 by Kyle Taylor
Portugal. The Man announce Spring 2017 tour

It’s been a while since we’ve heard much from Portugal. The Man, literally and figuratively. It’s been 8 years since they played St. Pete proper and 5 years since their last show in Tampa. Since that Spring 2012 tour, they released Evil Friends, there 7th and most recent studio album. This will end soon. April 8th to be exact, in which Portugal. The Man will take over Jannus Live, and you can enter here to score a pair of tickets from 97X!

The Alaska based indie rockers ended 2016 with a bit of excitement- releasing a new song in response [More]

The internet is photoshopping guns for thumbs and it’s hilarious

  • 8:29 am Friday, January 27th, 2017 by Evander

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Watch Marian Hill Perform “Down” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

  • 7:40 pm Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 by Kyle Taylor
Marion Hill performs "Down" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Marian Hill’s “Down” has been rapidly climbing the charts and garnering mainstream airplay, largely attributable to it’s inclusion in Apple’s Airpods commercial. The commercial debuted during this year’s NFL playoffs, and has continued to air during numerous primetime TV spots. The exposure has resulted in the song’s current sitting among the top 3 most downloaded songs on iTunes. Excitingly, this roundabout exposure is not a unique phenomena in the music industry. Most recently Empire of the Sun found a resurgence thanks to their nearly decade old song “Walking on a Dream” finding its way onto a Honda commercial.

So, who is Marian Hill?

A songwriting duo with elctro pop influences from [More]

Panic! At the Disco Serenades Fans on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon

  • 10:13 am Monday, January 23rd, 2017 by Kyle Taylor
Brandon Urie of Panic! At the Disco

Brandon Urie of Panic! At the Disco performed perhaps the most elegant version of “Death of a Bachelor” to date alongside The Roots on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon last week. The song can be found on Panic! At the Disco’s fifth studio album, Death of a Bachelor, which is nominated for Best Rock Album at this year’s Grammys. Tapping into the jazz influenced constructs of the song, the rendition sounded like a fusion between Frank Sinatra and Maroon 5.

If Jimmy Fallon has his way, Panic! will win their first Grammy this year, introducing the group as the band that’s “nominated (and should [More]

Who is Mondo Cozmo?

  • 11:11 am Thursday, January 19th, 2017 by Kyle Taylor
Mondo Cozmo

Joshua Ostrander aka Mondo Cozmo is a Philadelphia born and LA based singer song writer. He’s been around the alt rock scene since 2004 when he was a member of the band, LaGuardia, who was signed to Universal Records at the time. From there, he broke off with a fellow bandmate to form Easter Conference Champions. Late last year, Ostrander began to dabble in a solo career under the guise of Mondo Cozmo.

Dabble is a perhaps a bit underwhelming, for Ostrander has generated quite the buzz ever since releasing his first single, “Hold On To Me”. Most of the buzz was generated in [More]

Calling all Bonnaroovians!

  • 2:15 pm Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 by Nicole - Street Team

It’s that time of the year again where the farm is calling! Bonnaroo 2017 is a go and 97x wants to send you there! Now I’m not sure if you’re familiar with this little thing called Bonnaroo… It’s only a festival that you can immerse yourself in the 150 music acts and arts for four days straight while camping out with 80,000 of the best people on a 700 acre farm. No big deal.

This year’s line up was no disappointment. With a mix of music genres, art, and even comedy, it makes for the perfect festival that has [More]

The Killers Recording “Heavier” Music, Including a Song About Mike Tyson

  • 1:15 pm Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 by Kyle Taylor
The Killers discuss their upcoming album

We knew The Killers have been working on their fifth studio album since September, but the Las Vegas based alt rockers just opened up to Q Magazine about what to expect from that new record, and they even shared some interesting song titles.

The band’s 2004 release Hot Fuss is arguably their best album to date, and if you were to argue that then you would probably come back at me with Sam’s Town, released in 2006. Over a decade later, two more less than stellar albums in the books, and a mid 30’s Brandon Flowers, one would have to expect a different tone [More]

Sonny Moore (aka Skrillex) Reunites With From First To Last

  • 11:48 am Monday, January 16th, 2017 by Kyle Taylor

Former vocalist Sonny Moore, also known as super producer and EDM superstar Skrillex, has reunited with From First To Last in the form of a new song, ending months of speculation. The announcement appeared on the official Skrillex Instagram and Twitter pages late last night.

Moore joined From First To Last (FFTL) in 2004, recording the album Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has A Bodycount, and then left following the 2006 release of Heroine. He left at a time when post- hardcore dominated the alternative rock scene to become a trailblazer in Electronic Dance Music (EDM). The surprising move to pursue a solo career certainly has paid off for Moore, and now he may [More]

Highlighting This Year’s Best Music Festivals

  • 11:31 am Saturday, January 14th, 2017 by Kyle Taylor
Best music festivals of 2017

Okeechobee Music Festival

The second year festival will be back at beautiful Sunshine Grove in the middle of south Florida. The music and arts festival is a 4 night camping only immersive experience. If you have been to a music festival in the past but haven’t camped, this is a bucket list experience. The diversity of genres up and down this lineup is what gets it on this list. It’s certainly not top heavy, and you might not recognize half of the lineup, but nonetheless there is something for everyone.

South by Southwest

One of the most [More]