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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 T- Street Team
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 T- Street Team
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 T- Street Team

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 T- Street Team
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 T- Street Team
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.

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

Throwback Thursday: Musicians Take Sick Days Too

  • 11:20 am Thursday, March 9th, 2017 by Kyle T- Street Team

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]

Lorde Drops New Song, Music Video For “Green Light”- Watch it Here

  • 2:15 pm Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 by Kyle T- Street Team

Lorde announced on Twitter yesterday that she would be dropping her new single, “Green Light, today (Thursday at 2pm EST). And, it’s here! Enjoy.

Lorde had previously been relatively mum regarding new music. She teased her fans late last year. Then, thanks to a leaked image, we figured something would be released in early March. Well, it’s early March and this week has been an avalanche compared to the past 3 years for Lorde. She launched a website on Monday teasing the new video, and has been blowing up Twitter since then. She announced via Twitter that the video and song [More]

Beck Announces Release Date For New Album

  • 11:30 am Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 by Kyle T- Street Team
Beck Announces New Album release date

Following his Album of the Year Grammy win for Morning Phase, Beck continued his run of success releasing the hit singles “Wow”, “Dreams”, and the FIFA soundtrack song “Up All Night”. These singles were, and still are slated to be a part of his 10th studio album, which was initially set to be released in the summer of 2015. That release date was then pushed back to November 2016, and obviously that never came to fruition. Now, in an interview with The New York Time’s T Magazine, Beck claims the album will be released this spring. At this point we’ll [More]

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]