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Stephen King Rocked Out at a Rancid, Dropkick Murphys Concert

  • 8:22 pm Monday, July 31st, 2017 by Kyle Taylor

If you think Florida is often overlooked on artists’ tour schedules, imagine how residents of Bangor, Maine must feel. One of those residents, and perhaps the most famous of all Maine residents, is legendary horror writer Stephen King. That is of course when he isn’t hanging out in Sarasota, his other place of residence.

Last Friday was not a quiet night on the streets of Bangor, as Rancid and Dropkick Murphys rolled into town. One would have to assume Stephen King is pretty hardcore considering the nature of his novels, but it’s still hard to imagine him partaking in debauchery with the rest of [More]

Brendon Urie is no longer meeting fans after his Kinky Boots shows

  • 3:33 pm Monday, July 31st, 2017 by Sam

Panic! At The Disco’s Brendon Urie only has a few more weeks in his run as Charlie Price in Kinky Boots on Broadway and it seems his patience is wearing thin. It’s long been a tradition for Broadway actors to meet fans and sign Playbill’s outside the stage door after shows. However we all know Brendon is not your average Broadway star and his fans most DEFINITELY are not the average fans. To make matters worse, it seems from Twitter that some of these fans are not even there to see the show first. Just obsessive PATD fans that wait before and after shows to see him. 

22,000 evacuated from Tomorrowland music festival after fire engulfs stage

  • 12:48 pm Monday, July 31st, 2017 by Sam

Tomorrowland is an EDM music festival that takes place in Parc de Can Zam in Barcelona. USA Today reported that during one of the performances on Sunday a technical malfunction caused the entire stage to become engulfed in flames.

Dave Grohl Squahses Rumors of Taylor Swift, Adele Appearance on Upcoming Record

  • 10:48 am Monday, July 31st, 2017 by Kyle Taylor

In an interview with NME, Dave Grohl opened a Pandora’s box after revealing that “probably the biggest pop star in the world” sings backing vocals on a track from the upcoming Foo Fighters album, Concrete and Gold. Recording most of the album at LA’s East West Studios, he would go on to explain that it is not uncommon to run into Shania Twain, Lady Gaga, or Justin Timberlake on any given day.

Mike Shinoda Writes Letter, Call to Action to Fans

  • 9:19 pm Friday, July 28th, 2017 by Kyle Taylor

CW44 Film Critic T.M. Powell Reviews Atomic Blonde with Sam

  • 4:21 pm Friday, July 28th, 2017 by Sam

Going to the movies this weekend? T.M. Powell from CW44 stopped by to give us all the info on Atomic Blonde and it’s DEFINITELY the new one to see. Yes, please skip the Emoji Movie.

Chester Bennington’s Wife Breaks Her Silence

  • 2:15 pm Friday, July 28th, 2017 by Sam

Earlier today we got the first words from Talindia Bennington since the tragic death of her husband. She took to Twitter and broke our hearts all over again. 

Best of the Bay 2017 polls close today: vote for us!

  • 12:44 pm Friday, July 28th, 2017 by Sam

The polls are up and it’s time to let everyone know why 97x ROCKS! We’ve got four nominations:

-Best Local Radio Station’ (duh)

-Best Concert’- Next Big Thing

-Best Music Festival – (2 in this category, pick your fav!) Next Big Thing and 97xBBQ

-Best Beer Event- Craft Beer Experience

We couldn’t be more honored and proud to be nominated for these awards. We treasure our listeners and the amazing concerts and events YOU help us make happen every year. Thank you fam!!!! We love you! Now go VOTE! Get your votes in to Creative Loafing here

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The Killers Announce 2018 Tour, including Florida!

  • 11:24 am Friday, July 28th, 2017 by Kyle Taylor

Las Vegas rockers, The Killers, have announced a 2018 North American tour in support of their upcoming album, Wonderful Wonderful. The tour kicks off in the dead of winter in Toronto on January 5th before making its way down to Miami on January 23rd and then Orlando on January 24th.

I have to admit that when I saw the press release, I was thinking there was no way that Florida, and especially Tampa, would be included. The Killers have evolved into perennial festival headliners who don’t need to tour extensively. Well, I was right and wrong, thankfully. Orlando is close enough for [More]

New Music Friday: Arcade Fire, Joywave, Manchester Orchestra, Cage the Elephant Released New Albums Today

  • 10:00 am Friday, July 28th, 2017 by Kyle Taylor

Today is one of the biggest Friday’s of the year in terms of new music releases.


Perhaps the most anticipated new album of the year, Arcade Fire’s Everything Now, is finally here. It’s released via Columbia Records, their first album to be released via a major label. As you should know by now, they will be swinging through Tampa for the first time ever (that’s not a fact, but I don’t think they’ve ever played here as far as I can go back).


Not to be overlooked on this big day is Cage the Elephant’s follow up to their Grammy winning [More]