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97X Rebrands As “Blurryface Radio”

  • 8:57 am Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 by Kyle T- Street Team

Throughout the day, we will be featuring additional Twenty One Pilots songs into our normal rotation.  “Listeners will hear live tracks, covers and exclusive Twenty One Pilots songs throughout every hour, all day long!”  Said 97X Director of Branding and Programming, Dan Connelly.

At 8:00am and 8:00pm, we will countdown the eight biggest Twenty One Pilots songs with special editions of the 8@8.

At Noon, 97X will feature three live tracks from Twenty One Pilot’s Blurryface tour with a special edition of the 97X Three Track Snack. 

At 1:30pm, Judah & the Lion, who will be opening the show [More]

Chris Martin Pays Tribute To George Michael At Brit Awards

  • 3:33 pm Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 by Kyle T- Street Team

The 2017 Brit Awards featured a teary eyed tribute to George Michael, with heartfelt speeches from his former Wham! bandmates and a moving performance by Coldplay’s Chris Martin of Michael’s 1986 song “A Different Corner”. The most powerful moment of the song took place when Martin began to duet with a archival video footage of Michael displayed on the big screens in the 02 Arena.

It was just after the footage depicted Michael saying, “I never really wanted to be anyone else” that Martin jumped back into a verse with Michael, and the two sang the rest of the song together. The makeshift duet couldn’t [More]

Rag N Bone Man and The 1975 Win 2017 Brit Awards

  • 12:03 pm Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 by Kyle T- Street Team
The 1975 Win British Group at 2017 Brit Awards

In case you missed it, the 2017 Brit Awards took place last night, in what is essentially the British equivalent to the Grammys. Due to the globalization of music nowadays, we see plenty of crossover musicians find success at awards ceremonies worldwide. This year was no different. Tributes to the late great David Bowie and George Michael were the centerpiece of the night. Last year’s Next Big Thing headliner, The 1975, took home an award, something they failed to do at the Grammys as well as newcomer, Rag N Bone Man.

The 1975 won the British Group award, beating out Radiohead [More]

The 1975 Release New Song- A Stunning Cover of “By Your Side”

  • 6:51 pm Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 by Kyle T- Street Team
the1975 release new song "By Your Side"

The 1975 released a new track, a delicate cover of Sade’s “By Your Side”, benefiting the British charity organization, War Child. War Child is an organization that offers aid and protection to children affected by war. They premiered the song on MistaJam’s BBC Radio 1 show. The slow tempo, R&B undertones, warped auto tune over Healey’s vocals, and silky synthesizers make it sound more like a Bon Iver track, further showcasing the British alt band’s ranging talent. Front man Matty Healey explains the decision to cover the track as such:

“When I was listening to it, I was listening [More]

Kurt Cobain Would Have Turned 50 Today

  • 10:52 pm Monday, February 20th, 2017 by Kyle T- Street Team

Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain took his life in 1994 at the age of 27. The grunge rock icon is largely responsible for the rise of alternative rock and Nirvana’s Nivermind is considered to be one of the most influential and best rock albums to date. The combination of Cobain’s mystifying death and Nirvana’s far too short career, make it impossible to forget his contribution to the world. Today would have been his 50th birthday, sparking even more talk on his  remembrance. 50 being a landmark birthday and given the success of a genre that Kurt Cobain basically created, it’s perplexing to think [More]

twenty one pilots – See the show & meet the band

  • 1:58 pm Friday, February 17th, 2017 by Kyle T- Street Team

2/27 UPDATE: The song of the day is “Migraine” be caller 97 at 877 327 9797 when you hear it! it will play before noon!

You know that when Twenty One Pilots come to town, we roll out the red carpet…. for our listeners, that is. This time is no different. Starting again Monday (2/27) we’ll have your last chance to  score a pair of tickets accompanied by a meet and greet. How, you might ask? That’s the perfect question.

Starting again Monday 2/27 we will be playing a specific Twenty One Pilots “song of the day” before noon. All you have to do is listen for [More]

New Lorde Album Could Be Released This March…?

  • 3:19 pm Thursday, February 16th, 2017 by Kyle T- Street Team

This image from Republic Records was leaked earlier today, and it is quickly making its way around the internet.

According to this, we will have new music from Lorde on March 7th. Whether it’s a full album or just a single, the image doesn’t make it clear enough to discern. Either way it looks quite promising. Could this image be fake? Of course. Is it? Probably not. Here’s why:

Lorde has been teasing a new album on social media since last November. One of the most obvious tweets was this…

She also posted a very personal note to Facebook on her birthday last [More]

Incubus Return With New Single, Tampa Tour Date Alongside Jimmy Eat World, Judah & the Lion

  • 1:05 pm Thursday, February 16th, 2017 by Kyle T- Street Team
Incubus Announce Tour Alongside Jimmy Eat World, Judah & the Lion

Incubus will be hitting the road this summer in celebration of their debut album’s 20th anniversary. Well, it is the 20th anniversary of their debut album on a major record label, which is extremely impressive because that insinuates that they’ve been at it for well over two decades. The Calabasas, California band was one of the most popular alt metal band of the early 2000’s drawing inspiration and similarities to the likes of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Deftones, and Korn. In addition to their 20th anniversary, there appears to be added inspiration for a 2017 tour in a new album. Incubus [More]

97X To Premier New Linkin Park Single, “Heavy”

  • 2:06 pm Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 by Kyle T- Street Team
Linkin Park release new single "Heavy" featuring Kiiara

Linkin Park recently confirmed the release of their new single, “Heavy”, was on its way, and we will give you the first listen Thursday, Feburary 16th at 10:15am. If that isn’t good enough we will be playing the song every hour on the hour for the rest of the day!

The band has been pretty mum since 2014, when they released The Hunting Party. If you aren’t stoked for a new Linkin Park album quite yet, lead singer Chester Bennington and co vocalist Mike Shinoda recently discussed the new album online, and it should get you hyped. Bennington described the new [More]

Cage the Elephant, Ryan Adams to Headline Gasparilla Music Festival

  • 2:42 pm Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 by Kyle T- Street Team
Cage the Elephant to Headline Gasparilla Music Festival

Coming off of a Grammy win for Best Rock Album, Cage The Elephant are ready to rock Curtis Hixon Park during the 6th installment of the annual Gapsarilla Music Festival. The locally grown music festival has grown following through grassroots marketing efforts and highly respectable lineups. Past artists to take the GMF stage include Modest Mouse, Dr. Dog, The Flaming Lips, Mutemath, Jr. Jr. (formerly known as Dale Earnhardt Jr. JR.), Trampled By Turtles, Jason Isbell, Ozomatli, Ms Mr, and Erykah Badu, among many others. This year’s headliners of Cage the Elephant, who is coming off a Grammy win for Best Rock Album, and [More]