97x Blog 

About that McGregor vs. Diaz Matchup…

  • 10:25 am Monday, August 22nd, 2016 by danielle97x
Connor McGregor

So, does it shock you that I waited until the age of 30 to buy my very first Pay-Per-View event?

Oh, no? How bout when I tell you that I spent my coveted money on a UFC fight where I spent hours anticipating a match-up that would no doubt end in blood and broken bones…

Well, I did…and btw, I’m #Team McGregor ALL DAY.

UFC 202 was NO disappointment. Five rounds of blood, sweat, and tears were shed (and that was just what was happening on my couch) before McGregor was named the champ by decision in the epic rematch.

I’m by NO MEANS [More]

Some jerks robbed and trashed Planet Retro Records in St. Pete

  • 12:05 pm Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 by Joel
planet retro till

Planet Retro Records sits not far from downtown St. Petersburg in the Grand Central district. Its 2414 Central Ave. location was broken into, robbed, and trashed last Wednesday night.

The store has since reopened, but damage was extensive. Financial costs can be counted in dollars but the emotional toll of such traumas is harder to quantify. Friends of the store have banded together for a benefit concert this Friday at Local 662 in downtown St. Pete.

Owner Rob Sexton has been blown away by all the community support. “I’m not the kind of person to walk around with my hand out,” he says, [More]

This is what the 97X Summer Ride looks like!

  • 3:23 pm Friday, July 29th, 2016 by Joel
summer ride 16 brown boxer

Wanna hang out with us and enjoy Redd’s Apple Ale? We’re giving away $97 per hour and registering you for a $1,500 grand prize when you find our tricked out 97X Summer Ride Jeep at the events below!

Date
Time
Location
Specials

Saturday 7/30
2-4p
Fergs Live 490 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602
$5 16oz cans

Sunday 7/31
11a-1p
KaTiki 8803 W Gulf Blvd, Treasure Island, FL 33706
$2 12oz cans

Sunday 7/31
3-5p
Whiskey Joes 7720 W Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa, FL 33607
N/A

Saturday 8/6
3-5p
Brown Boxer South Beach 741 Bayway Blvd, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767
$3 bottles

Sunday 8/7
12p-2p
Whiskey Joes 7720 W Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa, FL 33607
$4.50 16oz cans

Sunday 8/7
4-6p
Gooses Sports Bar 11988 Indian Rocks Rd, [More]

INTERVIEW: Adam from X Ambassadors

  • 2:44 pm Sunday, June 12th, 2016 by Joel
Adam from X Ambassadors with Joel and Evander, Bonnaroo 2016

Flying by the seat of our pants backstage at Bonnaroo! We were about to leave and grab some lunch – I still haven’t had an amish donut during my time on the farm – when we got word that a couple of the guys from X Ambassadors would be dropping by Radio Roo in the next few minutes! Well, my amish donut fix can wait if it means I’m delivering the goods for you fine people.

X Ambassadors drummer Adam Levin sat down. He snapchatted us while we Facebook Live-d him – because these are the times we live in – then [More]

Pearl Jam outlasts a weather delay at Bonnaroo 2016 Day 3

  • 12:58 pm Sunday, June 12th, 2016 by Joel
Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam, Bonnaroo 2016

One tiny severe weather cell just grazing The Farm’s perimeter with light rain but peppering nearby areas with lightning was enough to shut down Bonnaroo for about 90 minutes on Saturday evening. Most sets were shifted back and performed in full by the affected artists, and some acts such as Macklemore and Ryan Lewis picked up exactly where they left off.

“Waiting is the hardest part,” Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder joked as he thanked the crowd for their patience during the weather delay between set opener “Go” and “Save You.” Considering they played”Corduroy” just after, Vedder missed an opportunity to [More]

INTERVIEW: Alex from Two Door Cinema Club

  • 3:50 pm Saturday, June 11th, 2016 by Joel
Interview with Alex from Two Door Cinema Club, Bonnaroo 2016

Two Door Cinema Club frontman Alex Trimble joined us a few hours prior to their Saturday afternoon Bonnaroo 2016 performance. They’re road testing a couple new songs which they’ll play tonight, both of which are likely to be released online as singles over the next couple of weeks, with a long-awaited third full-length record in the can and waiting for release hopefully be the end of the year.

This is also the first time I held up a phone in order to stream the talk on Facebook Live as the interview was happening. Staying true to my tendency to make things [More]

INTERVIEW: Lauren Mayberry of CHVRCHES

  • 2:02 pm Saturday, June 11th, 2016 by Joel
Joel interviews Lauren Mayberry of Chvrches

A few hours prior to CHVRCHES incredible set on Bonnaroo’s massive What Stage, CHVRCHES frontwoman Lauren Mayberry swung by the Radio Roo backstage compound for a quick chat. I interviewed Lauren almost exactly two years prior, when CHVRCHES played The Other Tent also on a Friday. We converse about the growth of the band over those two years, Lauren’s outspoken internet persona in dealing with trolls and misogyny, and the re-worked Every Open Eye track “Bury It” that now features Hayley Williams from Paramore on guest vocals. The song just premiered on Thursday, and with Bonnaroo happening in Tennessee (Paramore’s home state), [More]

Dance-rock titans LCD Soundsystem and Tame Impala reign at Bonnaroo 2016 Day 2

  • 12:36 pm Saturday, June 11th, 2016 by Joel
Smoke and confetti blasts during Tame Impala, Bonnaroo 2016

Fridays are when Bonnaroo really gets going. What and Which Stage each host performers for the first time, and the names of those performers get bigger and bigger. None, perhaps, so big among the marquee Bonnaroo 2016 artists as the recently reunited LCD Soundsystem. I couldn’t pretend to be a fan before their performance. I would group them with other bands whose appeal I may not quite understand despite them earning legions of passionate followers. I’ve spent a little time investigating them over the years without hearing anything that drew me in. Well, I consider last night an education.

The jumbotron camera spent several [More]

BØRNS, Bully, Polyenso captivate on Bonnaroo 2016 Day 1

  • 12:39 pm Friday, June 10th, 2016 by Joel
The Arch Bonnaroo 2016

Day 1 at Bonnaroo is, in concept, pretty chill. Slackers like myself who did not arrive on Wednesday are still trickling in, setting up camp, and getting situated. Centeroo – the main festival area on The Farm – is almost completely up and running, though the two biggest stages will not host performers until Day 2 when all things Bonnaroo fire on all cylinders. This is not to say that Centeroo lacks people on its first day, because the massive throng of Bonnaroovians will crown a de facto headliner. And just shy of midnight Thursday, that artist was BØRNS.

Garret Borns’ undulating [More]

The most exciting, excruciating part of Bonnaroo

  • 9:05 pm Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 by Joel
mainstage

There’s something exciting at looking at the lineup of a massive destination music festival such as Bonnaroo and thinking, “Look at all these acts I’ll get to see!”

That anticipation can sometimes turn daunting when the schedule comes out and you begin to wonder, “How am I gonna see everything I want to see!?”

Most music festivals have a “custom schedule” feature on their website now. It’s either helpful or hurtful, depending on how many conflicts you have. My lone trip to The Farm back in 2014 featured, if I remember correctly, Vampire Weekend, Chvrches, Neutral Milk Hotel, and Phoenix all performing [More]