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Linkin Park Announce 2017 ‘One More Light’ Tour, Including Tampa Appearance

  • 8:59 am Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 by Kyle T- Street Team

Here it is folks! Linkin Park, in support of their upcoming album One More Light, are embarking on a massive US tour this summer. And, thankfully, Tampa is one of the cities on that list!

Machine Gun Kelly will be opening most of the dates. He just struck a deal with the rock outfit during a video for Genius, in which Mike Shinoda and Chester Bennington crash an interview and whisk him off on the road.

7/27 – Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center *
8/1 – Philadelphia, PA @ BB&T Pavilion *
8/2 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live *
8/5 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan [More]

Rise Against Video Shoot for “The Violence” Labelled Anti Government, Permit Revoked

  • 8:37 am Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 by Kyle T- Street Team

Preparing for their upcoming release of Wolves, Rise Against were trying to shoot a music video for the first track “The Violence”. The song is about whether violence is an inevitability of the human condition or not, and they attempted to make the video portray that. You can read about their plans in a lengthy Facebook post attached below, but it’s safe to say that those plans probably won’t come to fruition after the permit for shooting has been pulled.

Rise Against will be releasing their new album Wolves on June 9th and then immediately hit the road alongside Deftones. They will [More]

The 1975 Announce Next Album, ‘Music For Cars’, Due Out in 2018

  • 9:02 am Friday, April 28th, 2017 by Kyle T- Street Team
the 1975 announce new album 'Music For Cars' on Beats 1 Radio

In an interview with Beats 1 Radio’s Zane Lowe, Matty Healy announced the band’s third studio album, Music For Cars, is going to be released sometime in 2018. Long time fans of The 1975 will know that the band’s first EP was also of the same title, and Healy acknowledged that their next album will reference that and their second EP.

He went on to describe that their forthcoming album will be the “end of an era”, whatever that means.

“Music for Cars has always been called that, and we were always gonna do a trilogy of records,” he said. “And I’m [More]

Watch The Head and the Heart Perform on The Late Late Show

  • 10:27 am Thursday, April 27th, 2017 by Kyle T- Street Team
The Head and the Heart perform on The Late LAte Show with James Corden

97X Next Big Thing alums, The Head and the Heart, are still riding high following last year’s release of Signs of Light. The band’s third studio album is perhaps their best yet, providing the alt rock world one of the best songs of the year in “All We Ever Knew”. They are coming off stellar performances at both weekends of Coachella, playing early evening slots on the main stage with all of their frontline and backline gear, something they have yet to do at their hometown music festival up to this point in their career. Like plenty of other bands who play [More]

10 Best Red Hot Chili Peppers Songs Ranked

  • 2:48 pm Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 by Kyle T- Street Team

Any band that has been together for nearly 35 years is sure to have a massive catalog of songs. Some of these songs are sure to, frankly, suck, some are to be beloved by hardcore fans of said band, some will be loved by mainstream music fans but despised by those hardcore fans of said band, and the rest will fall somewhere in between. Now, fil in the blanks with the Red Hot Chili Peppers and you’ve summed up their career into a sentence. Formed in 1983 out of the emerging punk rock scene, the Los Angeles rockers went from playing [More]

Get to Know Your 97X BBQ Headliner, Grouplove!

  • 5:32 pm Friday, April 14th, 2017 by Kyle T- Street Team
GROUPLOVE to Headline the 97X BBQ in Tampa Bay


The infectiously quirky indie rock band hailing from Los Angeles, actually came to fruition on a chance summer spent in a Greece art residency in the late 2000s. You probably first head of them because of the hype from their first album, Never Trust A Happy Song, that included the smash hit tracks “Colours” and “Tongue Tied”. Since that debut album that put them on the map, they have recorded two more full length albums, including 2016’s Big Mess, which you should be expecting to hear plenty of at this year’s BBQ. Being new parents and growing into adulthood while in a [More]

Korn’s Newest Bassist is 12…. the Son of Metallica Bassist Robert Trujillo

  • 10:52 am Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 by Kyle T- Street Team

Korn’s everyday bassists, Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu, won’t be joining the band on their run of South American dates with Stone Sour for unforeseen circumstances, so in the most logical sense, the band decided to bring a 7th grader along in his place. Sure, it’s probably safe to assume that being the son of Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo means the 12 year old Tye is beyond his age in bass playing years, but that doesn’t make up for the fact that he’s 12. Tye is also a member of the Northern California metal band The Helmets, also comprised of other 12 year olds. [More]

The 1975’s New Album is Going to be Called…. Music For Cars?

  • 7:45 pm Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 by Kyle T- Street Team
the 1975 "Somebody Else"

Matty Healy has a knack for leaking information about his band, The 1975, on Twitter, and today was no different. One look at this tweet and it appears their next album will potentially be titled, Music For Cars….

He was very active on Twitter today, engaging in several conversations as well as saying they are putting out a new vinyl later this year. Is that a reference to their new album be released later this year? Or a re-release of I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It?

I guess we’ll just stay tuned….?

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

  • 1:17 pm Friday, March 31st, 2017 by Kyle T- Street Team

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 T- Street Team
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.