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Bleachers Release New Song “Don’t Take the Money” featuring Lorde

  • 1:17 pm Friday, March 31st, 2017 by Kyle Taylor

It would be difficult to sum up Jack Antonoff’s career, style, or legacy in a just one word. Most people don’t realize how much unique talent the quirky front man of Bleachers has up his sleeve. When he’s not writing and producing music for Bleachers, the New Jersey bread indie pop band, you can find him working with pop superstars like Taylor Swift, Zayn, and Lorde, or hanging out in his Brooklyn apartment/ studio lined with animal print wallpaper (to recreate his childhood bedroom), JFK memorabilia,1990’s baseball card collection, and anything Bruce Springsteen. The sense of isolation and hopelessness that growing up in the shadows of New York [More]

Blink 182 Release New Song “Misery” off of Deluxe Edition of California

  • 7:04 pm Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 by Kyle Taylor
blink 182 release new song "Misery" from the deluxe edition of California

The new song, “Misery”, is the latest track released from the band’s forthcoming deluxe edition of California. The deluxe edition is due out May 19th and will have 11 new songs. That’s essentially an entire new album!

Blink 182 is currently on tour with recent Next Big Thing alums, The Naked and Famous. They won’t be coming through town on this leg, but they will be close with Florida dates including Orlando, Tallahassee, and Pensacola.

Despite the departure of alien obsessed Tom DeLonge, Blink 182 is firing on all cylinders following the successful release of California last year.

Twenty One Pilots Announce 3 Suprise Hometown Shows, Tell Ticket Scalpers to Get Lost

  • 1:33 pm Monday, March 27th, 2017 by Kyle Taylor
Twenty One Pilots announce 3 Hometown shows in Columbus Ohio

If you’ve seen Twenty One Pilots in the past couple of years, you may have been at the mercy of ticket scalpers trying to screw you over for an extra $100 or so. I can tell that I sure have. I don’t want to tell you what I paid for a ticket to their St. Augustine show last year, but I will tell you that I wasn’t going to let some lame ticket scalper prevent me from seeing a great show, so I sucked it up. After announcing 3 surprise hometown shows dubbed as the “Tour de Columbus”, Twenty One [More]

A Day to Remember Honored, Presented With Keys to the City in Their Hometown of Ocala

  • 2:25 pm Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 by Kyle Taylor
A Day to Remember Return to their hometown of Ocala and recieve a key to the city

A very special day for Ocala born and bread rockers, A Day to Remember was presented with the keys to the city by Mayor Kent Guinn last Saturday just before performing a full set in front of a well represented local crowd.

Mayor Guinn came equipped with the puns boasting, “It’s a real honor, I’m so proud of these young men and they’ve made Ocala proud. I’m proud to have them here tonight. Tonight is truly a day to remember in Ocala.”

Lead vocalist Jeremy McKinnon couldn’t be more thankful of Ocala for shaping him and the band into what they are [More]

New Gorillaz Album Could Be 26 Songs Deep

  • 10:21 am Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 by Kyle Taylor
gorillaz register 26 new songs for upcoming album

Thanks to AltPress, we know that Gorillaz have registered 26 songs for their long anticipated fifth studio album, which could be released sooner rather than later. The songs were registered with Phonographic Performance Ltd, a British based licensing company. Included in one of those songs is the newcomer and current 97X favorite, Rag N Bone Man. Gorillaz is supposedly rehearsing for a tour that hasn’t yet been announced, although we do of a couple festival appearances for the band. One of those festivals is their very own Demon Dayz Festival taking place in June. If I had to guess more dates will be added later in the summer, including [More]

A New Paramore Album Appears to Be On the Way

  • 2:06 pm Friday, March 17th, 2017 by Kyle Taylor

A fan page dedicated to Paramore released a list of 12 songs that were registered with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, a professional organization that databases musical works from songwriters, composers, and publishers.

As you can see, Hayley Williams, Taylor York, and Zac Farro are listed in some combination on all of the songs. Farro left the band in 2010 and had most recently been rumored to be working his previous band. However, last summer, he confirmed that he had rejoined Paramore to drum for their fifth studio album, and we appear to have evidence of that work. As [More]

GMF 2017: Locality Rules, Cage the Elephant Torches the Stage, and Ryan Adams Teaches Photographer a Lesson

  • 2:47 pm Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 by Kyle Taylor
Gasparilla Music Festival 2017 Review

In what has become Tampa’s most buzzworthy and locally centric festival, Gasparilla Music Festival continued to build on the foundation they built 7 years ago, while also spreading its wings to national attention. Some of the best local bands shared the stage with some of the biggest names in rock, in the form of Cage the Elephant and Ryan Adams. Artists like Chronixx and Ghostface Killah, who would be a rare sight in Tampa otherwise, made highly anticipated appearance. Local food and beverage vendors stole the show for some fans. Cigar City Brewing served as the title beer sponsor and even brewed up [More]

Going to Gasparilla Music Festival? Don’t Miss These Acts!

  • 3:00 pm Thursday, March 9th, 2017 by Kyle Taylor
Cage the Elephant and Ryan Adams headline Gasparilla Music Festival

Cage the Elephant- They haven’t played many, if any, live shows since their massive Grammy win for Best Rock Album, so expect some of that jubilation to trickle into their already electric live performances. No stranger to 97X, the Kentucky native rockers are always known to put on a great show. Most fans haven’t had a chance to see them live since their latest Grammy winning album, Tell Me I’m Pretty, was released, so now is the time.

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Ryan Adams- 16 albums and a heartbreaking divorce later, Ryan Adams may have just released his best album yet. He’s had [More]

Throwback Thursday: Musicians Take Sick Days Too

  • 11:20 am Thursday, March 9th, 2017 by Kyle Taylor

Our friends at Alt Press brought back some nostalgia yesterday when they posted this article titled “11 times a musician needed a sick day and the fill in was awesome“. While they didn’t overtly mention 97X, it is very obvious that the show in which Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance was replaced by Adam Lazzara of Taking Back Sunday, was indeed Next Big Thing 4 at Coachmen Park. That’s pretty cool. Surely that wasn’t planned, but this wouldn’t be relevant over a decade later if something remarkable didn’t happen. Way lost his voice, which isn’t unusual for [More]

Okeechobee Day 3 -The Lumineers, Kings of Leon, Bleachers, and more!

  • 6:20 pm Monday, March 6th, 2017 by Nicole - Street Team

Bleachers never disappoints. If you ever get a chance to check them out- DO IT! They have amazing energy on stage and btw- they have a sax player… You want to see them now don’t you? We lucked out at Okeechobee because Jack Antonoff, the lead singer, said that was the last show where they’re playing a set list off their album Strange Desire before they release their new album!! When he said that you can imagine how much I embarrassed myself from my jumping around and screaming

In between sets we chatted with some listeners and found some awesome artists in action! To be honest, the people [More]