App News 2014 | idobi http://idobi.com Running interviews into the ground since 1999 Sat, 20 Jan 2018 07:18:10 +0000 en <![CDATA[Speak Low If You Speak Love Drops New Collection, ‘Nearsighted’]]> http://idobi.com/news/speak-low-if-you-speak-love-drops-new-collection-nearsighted/ Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:51:41 +0000 Emillie Marvel http://idobi.com/news/speak-low-if-you-speak-love-drops-new-collection-nearsighted/ http://i.ido.bi/assets/post/2018/01/speaklow-300x200.jpg Under the moniker Speak Low If You Speak Love, Ryan Scott Graham has dropped... [/imgfull]

Ryan Scott Graham is no stranger to an instrument, or an album. The musician releases music with State Champs, is the former guitarist of Good Luck Varsity, and has released his solo projects' second album.

Under the moniker Speak Low If You Speak Love, Graham has dropped a collection titled Nearsighted with Pure Noise Records today. The projects' first album in three years chronicles his expansion and growth in the time between collections.

Pick up your copy of the album here, and find what Graham had to say about it below.

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"Working on 'Nearsighted' was an immense process. I wanted to experiment in a big way with my songwriting and my drummer Drew and I sat with each song for days, weeks, (even years on a handful of tunes) just toiling with each chord progression, making sure every note had purpose. I'm older now, and I'm always looking for new ways to express certain ideas, so I really feel we captured that with the sound of this record. It's different enough to be interesting and fun, but still the Speak Low I think many have come to know. Our producer Aaron Marsh took these songs and really changed the game. It was a pleasure working with an artist I've looked up to for years." - Ryan Scott Graham

 

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<![CDATA[Inbox Jukebox #026 – The Ramona Flowers, DYLYN, iamhill + Rafferty]]> http://idobi.com/news/inbox-jukebox-026/ Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:30:44 +0000 idobi Staff http://idobi.com/news/inbox-jukebox-026/ http://i.ido.bi/assets/post/2018/01/image-300x200.png The Inbox Jukebox is the new column bringing you fresh new tunes and bands.... [blockquotefull]So...basically, we're having a 80s orgasm on today's Inbox Jukebox. Enjoy:[/blockquotefull]
The Ramona Flowers - "Strangers"

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Gotdamn, The Ramona Flowers just made our day. Their 80s groove "Strangers" will get you funk'd up. The song may have released in Nov of 2017 but it hit our inbox this morning and we can't stop dancing in the mirror. This is the tune that'll get your fingers popping and your hips wiggling all day long. As for the strangers you meet, well, they'll just have to join you.

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DYLYN - "Wolf"

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"Wolf" by DYLYN should come with a warning sign—bring on the flashing lights, blaring like we've entered a red light district of killer 80s synths and lethal leather stilettos clicking out the beat. This track is beautiful but deadly and we're all in. DYLYN says "misery loves a hot guy" and "Wolf" is a serious man eater. Press play because it's game on.


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iamhill - "Give It A Rest"

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When "Give It A Rest" kicks in you have no idea what's happening. The track literally swallows the vocal like a woman being shushed...but then that same woman takes centerstage and takes over. iamhill says the vocals have, "...this ‘fuck it’ vibe that I couldn’t throw away." We say hell yeah. "GIAR" is defiant—peppered with 80s R&B atmosphere, a pounding heartbeat going womp, womp, womp, womp and the growing growl of a rock-chick who can't be bothered with the bullsh!t...other than rocking you hard.


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Remember when it was "a nice day for a White Wedding"? Rafferty is taking us back to 1982 in order to rock us into 2018. This time around, it's a nice day for "White Flower", Rafferty's latest is sex inside a guitar lick. It's all about rebel 80s beats, a Billy Idol-reminiscent rumble, and riffs that roar. You know how we said we were having an 80s orgasm? Well, this is the sonic climax.

 

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<![CDATA[Fresh Pressed [new music friday] – 047]]> http://idobi.com/editorial/fresh-pressed-new-music-friday-047/ Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:00:23 +0000 Joe DeAndrea http://idobi.com/editorial/fresh-pressed-new-music-friday-047/ http://i.ido.bi/assets/post/2018/01/yvette-de-wit-118719-300x200.jpg What better way to kick off a weekend than with new music? Featuring new... [/imgfull]

What better way to kick off a weekend than with new music? Fridays are always chock full of the latest songs and albums ready to be the soundtrack to everyone’s antics, and here you’ll find some of the week’s standout releases. Whether you’re ready to spin an anticipated song from a favorite artist or just taking a look at what’s out there, there’s a whole lot of tunes to dive right into. Who knows—maybe you’ll find your next obsession.

Fall Out Boy - Mania


Fall Out Boy has emerged from the Chicago hardcore scene, became a staple in pop-punk, survived a break-up, saved rock and roll, and with their sixth full-length, Mania, it feels like they’re just getting started. Mania leaves no time for filler as the output only offers 10 songs, but those 10 make a huge impact: “Wilson (Expensive Mistakes)” is a career defining song for the band, while “Heaven’s Gate” proves that frontman Patrick Stump’s vocals only get better with age.



The Chainsmokers - “Sick Boy”


twenty one pilots have been MIA lately, so The Chainsmokers are coming in hot to capitalize big time. The duo’s latest single, “Sick Boy,” drops their patented EDM act for a glimmering pop anthem—definitely something out of the handbook of Tyler Joseph mixed with a little of Jon Bellion. It’s a change of pace for the “Closer” stars—but one that hits just as hard as their material usually does.



Justin Timberlake - “Supplies”


It’s tough to come to terms with but we should probably just accept that *NSYNC is never coming back. The good news is that Justin Timberlake’s new track “Issues” sounds pretty dang close to what the group may have sounded like in 2018 anyway. The latest Man of the Woods song is yet another Neptunes-produced number and the first time they’ve worked with solo JT music since his Justified debut. With a light hip-hop feel, Timberlake’s pop vocal lines never miss a beat.


Waterparks - “Not Warriors”


For a pop-punk band, Waterparks are proving to be quite eclectic when it comes to their upcoming album Entertainment. “Not Warriors”, the third song released from the LP thus far, takes Entertainment in another new direction for the band—a healthy dose of rock with added electronic vibes to bring their uniqueness to another entertaining level.



Moose Blood - “It’s Too Much”


Releasing the closer of your album before its release date is almost like a “spoiler alert” for music. Sometimes people want that kind of surprise and, for Moose Blood fans, it might just give a little bit of insight into what the record is all about. “It’s Too Much” is an emotionally-charged rocker with a steady guitar line before it bursts open in its bridge, ending a record that will hopefully pack as much power as the track that finishes it.



Betty Who - “Ignore Me”


Betty Who is an artist impossible to ignore. With her pitch perfect pop, she’s been one of the most exciting musicians in the genre—with two excellent LPs to boot (her latest, The Valley, came out last year). Now, as an independent artist, Betty’s letting her creativity flow free. “Ignore Me” is a simplistic dreamy tune with strong points vocally that highlight her pride, power, and conviction.


Circa Survive - “Chances Are”


To raise money for the ongoing relief effort in Puerto Rico, Circa Survive is doing their part by releasing a cover and donating all proceeds to the cause. They’re taken on Bob Marley’s “Chances Are” in a collaboration with Dub Trio to give the island tune an alt makeover. It’s a surprise to no one, but frontman Anthony Green is a natural when it comes to making a song his own—with his singular voice—and he does so here with ease.

Head here to pick up "Chances Are" and donate to the hurricane relief effort for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.



Bleachers - “Alfie’s Song
(Not So Typical Love Song)”


Marking the first material since last year’s album, Gone Now, Bleachers kicks off 2018 with a bang with “Alfie’s Song.” Taken off the soundtrack to the upcoming film Love, Simon, musician Jack Antonoff was born to pen feel-good songs with substance. This infectious pop number is nothing new when it comes to what Antonoff is known for but it solidifies his chokehold on the genre.


Of Mice & Men - Defy


Losing a vocalist is never easy—oftentimes a band just becomes a shell of themselves with someone new at the helm. For Of Mice & Men it was the departure of frontman Austin Carlile that led to the band’s fifth studio album, Defy. Stepping into his shoes is bassist Aaron Pauley. Pauley helps keep things familiar, but what’s important is the band’s metalcore is hardly watered down—they’ve got a new lease on life and Defy proves it with every riff.


Dashboard Confessional
- “Heart Beat Here”


It isn’t realistic to expect the Dashboard Confessional of old on Crooked Shadows, the band’s first full-length in nearly a decade. Still, the latest track, “Heart Beat Here,” shows that some qualities are never lost, no matter how much time has past. Dashboard fans may remember that the song was actually released in 2016 as a sneak-peek into what Chris Carrabba was cooking up in the studio, but this official album version just helps make the new era a reality. The Crooked Shadows single is an optimistic acoustic tune with Carrabba laying his heart out on the line, and that’s when Dashboard is at their best.



Other new releases:
AWOLNATION - “Handyman”
The Decemberists - “Severed”
Troye Sivan - “The Good Side”
Alvarez Kings - “The Other Side of Sadness”
Editors - “Magazine”
Maroon 5 - “Wait” (Chromeo Remix)
Moon Taxi - “Let the Record Play”
The Eels - “The Deconstruction”
Andrew WK - “Music is Worth Living For”
Cashmere Cat - “Miss You” ft. Major Lazer And Tory Lanez
George Ezra - “Paradise”
Rudimental - “These Days” ft. Jess Glynne, Macklemore & Dan Caplen
J Balvin - “Machika”
Mikky Ekko - “Not The One”
LIVVIA - “Catch A Body (feat. Quavo)”
Kylie Minogue - “Dancing”
Remy Ma - “Melanin Magic (Pretty Brown)” ft. Chris Brown
Kimbra - “Human”
Bella Thorne - “Burn So Bright”
Porches - The House / “Goodbye”
Rafferty - White Flower EP
Family Force 5 - “Fire on the Highway”
Tinashe, Offset - “No Drama”
Mt. Joy - “Jenny Jenkins”

 

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<![CDATA[Killing Time on Tour that Won’t Kill You: Guest Post by Marianas Trench Guitarist Matt Webb]]> http://idobi.com/editorial/killing-time-on-tour-that-wont-kill-you-guest-post-by-marianas-trench-guitarist-matt-webb/ Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:00:17 +0000 idobi Staff http://idobi.com/editorial/killing-time-on-tour-that-wont-kill-you-guest-post-by-marianas-trench-guitarist-matt-webb/ http://i.ido.bi/assets/post/2018/01/Screen-Shot-2018-01-17-at-17.06.52-300x225.png The road is my favourite place to be, but the void between shows can... [/imgfull]

The road is my favourite place to be, but the void between shows can suck. How does Marianas Trench pass the time you ask? Like this…

#1. GAMBLING


I’m not talking a seedy casino here. Both band and crew get daily per diems. A little cash to buy some food, catch a movie, take a cab, whatever. Intelligent people would spend this money on important things, like breakfast. But more often than not, you’ll find all members of our organization huddled around a riveting game of LCR. Basically there is a 1 in 10 chance your gonna win everyone’s per diem, so usually you lose, and usually you cry. But the thrill can’t be beat.


#2. GETTING RIPPED


It is my dream to travel with a full mobile gym. We don’t, but we try. We have PowerBlocks (fancy weights), skipping ropes, push up bars, ab wheels, yoga mats, chin-up bars, and all kinds of sexy Lululemon attire. The goal of the day is to out “bicep” the other guy and work off whatever calories you may have consumed in liquid form, the night before. You will literally see us transform from pudding blobs to svelte human specimens over the course of a tour. And this is important.


#3. FINE DINING


Every city has a famous restaurant and I want to go there. I’m not interested in spending hundreds of dollars on caviar and champagne, I want the hole in the wall restaurant with the best lobster roll, the best pulled pork, the best sushi, the best vibe, the best flaming whatever. I thoroughly enjoy hunting for these places all over the world, experiencing local culture and cuisine, and then bragging to other band members about how much better I am than them at everything because I ate whatever meal I just ate.


#4. SIGHT SEEING


Every city also has a sight to see, and I also want to go there. There is never much time in the day to do anything on tour. Between shower, soundcheck, meals and show, your day can fill up fast, which is why it is very important to research ahead of time and be an efficient tourist. While laying in my bunk at night, I’ll do a little digging online for something awesome to see in tomorrow’s city. The second the bus rolls into town, I’m off the bus crushing some breakfast, then in an cab/Uber to whatever famous landmark I’ve decided to visit. Whether it's a statue of Rocky Balboa in Philly or The Louvre in Paris, I get there first thing in the morning, snap the picture, take a deep breath and absorb my surroundings, text my mom about it, and jump back in the cab. In and out, like a bank robber.


#5. MARGAREET AND GREET


Sound check is starting and our legendary fans are rolling in for a little pre-show action. Time to see if my guitar works, share some laughs with our new friends, snap some pics, sign some weird stuff, and enjoy a margarita. We developed an enjoyable early evening ritual of ending our meet and greets with a margarita. Some venues make 'em awesome, other venues make 'em terrible. Either way, we will consume. Doesn’t happen every day, but on the days that it does, you’ll know.

Marianas Trench's new song "Rhythm of Your Heart" is out now!


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<![CDATA[First Listen: Take a Trip to “Arizona” with Alexander Fairchild’s New Song]]> http://idobi.com/1st-listen/first-listen-take-a-trip-to-arizona-with-alexander-fairchilds-new-song/ Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:00:51 +0000 Emillie Marvel http://idobi.com/1st-listen/first-listen-take-a-trip-to-arizona-with-alexander-fairchilds-new-song/ http://i.ido.bi/assets/post/2018/01/IMG_1842-1-1-300x188.jpg Five years is a long time to gather inspiration. Alexander Fairchild has used that... [/imgfull]

Five years is a long time to gather inspiration. Alexander Fairchild has used that time to create a sound that's soon to be your favorite, after you hit play on his brand new track "Arizona".

Premiering exclusively with idobi.com, the song is taken from Fairchild's forthcoming EP Too Young For New York. Out on January 26th, we're looking forward to hearing what other smooth indie tracks he has to offer.



"'Arizona' is about non-committal (hi, New York) and wild memories from non-committal; eventually you find yourself at the precipice of 'I really like this person—wait I love this person.' And that’s when you get scared. And worried. And then you think about how everything has been so good." –Alexander Fairchild

 

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<![CDATA[Rest in Peace Dolores O’Riordan]]> http://idobi.com/news/rest-in-peace-dolores-oriordan/ Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:30:59 +0000 idobi Staff http://idobi.com/news/rest-in-peace-dolores-oriordan/ http://i.ido.bi/assets/post/2018/01/cranberries-300x200.jpg We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Dolores O'Riordan from The... [/imgfull]

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Dolores O'Riordan from The Cranberries and D.A.R.K., who died suddenly at the age of 46 in London on January 15, 2018. Her beautiful voice inspired a whole generation and touched the hearts of so many of us, and our thoughts are with her family and friends. We’ll leave you with some words from Dolores’ D.A.R.K. band mates:


Band mate and partner Olé Koretsky said, "My friend, partner, and the love of my life is gone. My heart is broken and it is beyond repair. Dolores is beautiful. Her art is beautiful. Her family is beautiful. The energy she continues to radiate is undeniable. I am lost. I miss her so much. I will continue to stumble around this planet for some time knowing well there's no real place for me here now."


"I am heartbroken and devastated by the news of the sudden and unexpected passing of Dolores," said band mate Andy Rourke. "I have truly enjoyed the years we spent together and feel privileged to call her a close friend. It was a bonus to work with her in our band D.A.R.K. and witness firsthand her breathtaking and unique talent. I will miss her terribly. I send my love and condolences to her family and loved ones."

 

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<![CDATA[First Listen: Enter “The Woods” with Presley Tennant’s New Track]]> http://idobi.com/1st-listen/first-listen-enter-the-woods-with-presley-tennants-new-track/ Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:00:23 +0000 Emillie Marvel http://idobi.com/1st-listen/first-listen-enter-the-woods-with-presley-tennants-new-track/ http://i.ido.bi/assets/post/2018/01/Presley-Tennant-261x300.png Presley Tennant showcases her stunning new track, "The Woods", exclusively for idobi.com. [/imgfull]

It's been a good few years for the new rising star of IMCG Productions/Shi Records, Presley Tennant, especially when it comes to live shows. Her sweet pop sound took her to stages like Staples Center and VidCon 2016, and we're guessing 2018 will be even bigger for the dynamic artist.

Today, her sound is bringing her to idobi.com, where you can see her striking new video for "The Woods" exclusively. The soft and elegant song serves as an introduction to the rising star, and with her breathtaking voice, we're excited to see what's next.

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"'The Woods' is a song I hold very dear to me. While I know how I feel about it, sometimes it stumps me on how to explain it in words. It's a metaphorical story of me as little red riding hood and the woods represents a place of the unknown and unpredictable. I'm trying to make it in the world and the wolf or creatures as stated in my song are the evil people in the world with selfish intentions; while they seem so big they are actually really small. It’s about a never ending fight between good and evil, the story of conquering my fears and staying on my path to handle the the things that try to tear me down. However, with everything trying to break me down, I’m getting stronger as I keep moving down the path while temptation is coming at me. In life everyone will be approached by some sort of evil or unknown, and it’s our decision to choose to be apart of it or not. Not everyone has the best intentions at heart and it’s up to us to push through it. I choose to leave them behind...they can follow and chase but will never take the lead in my life. I’m in control of what path and destiny I choose to take and not the others."
- Presley Tennant

 

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<![CDATA[First Listen: Candy Ambulance’s “Spray” Is The Grunge Rock You’re Looking For]]> http://idobi.com/1st-listen/exclusives/idobiradio-exclusives/first-listen-candy-ambulances-spray-is-the-grunge-rock-youre-looking-for/ Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:00:51 +0000 Emillie Marvel http://idobi.com/1st-listen/exclusives/idobiradio-exclusives/first-listen-candy-ambulances-spray-is-the-grunge-rock-youre-looking-for/ http://i.ido.bi/assets/post/2018/01/MG_6824-200x300.jpg Get ready for the wild ride of "Spray" by Candy Ambulance, the kind of... Photo: Danny DeRusso[/caption]

Candy Ambulance was made to play CBGB's (if it were still open, that is.) Bringing back the raw, unpredictable energy of grunge, the band is making noises you don't want to sleep on—so listen to their latest single, "Spray", below.

Known for their insane and energetic live shows, the band is the sonic equivalent of mile high mohawks and leather jackets. Y'know, the kind of punk rock that made this scene what it is.

Today, Candy Ambulance is letting us play their newest track for the first time. Sharing a title with their upcoming EP, "Spray" gives us a taste of what we're in for when the collection drops on February 16th.



"'Spray' is a song about mania. The 'I cannot stop until the cleaning is done, please don’t somehow intentionally suck the water out of the rag you mopped the floor with' mania that creeps in sometimes, late night. The kind that later ignores a ringing alarm because you stayed up all night worrying about this stuff. The kind that is so tired. We hope that when you hear 'Spray', you’re late for work.” – Candy Ambulance

 

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<![CDATA[Watch This Week – 1/15]]> http://idobi.com/editorial/watch-this-week-1-15/ Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:30:36 +0000 idobi Staff http://idobi.com/editorial/watch-this-week-1-15/ http://i.ido.bi/assets/post/2018/01/GF_EP410_MM_060917_0505_R-300x200.jpg This week: Star Trek: Discovery, The Gifted, Supergirl, The Flash, Black Lightning, This Is... This week: Star Trek: Discovery, The Gifted, Supergirl, The Flash, Black Lightning, This Is Us, Chicago Med, Riverdale, grown-ish, Scandal, The Good Place, Will & Grace, Grace and Frankie, The Alienist

Star Trek: Discovery


"Vaulting Ambition" - Season 1, Chapter 2
Sundays at 8:30pm
On CBS All Access




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While recording an episode of Geek Girl Riot, GGR-Philip said to GGR-Sherin: “I'm not talking to you about Star Trek: Discovery anymore. Your predictions keep turning into spoilers.” Listen in to Geek Girl Riot for some of those theories/predictions—just don’t say we didn’t warn ya. In “Vaulting Ambition”, we finally get to see who the Emperor is…(let’s just say GGR-Philip is never speaking to GGR-Sherin again).

Beam up onto Star Trek: Discovery on CBS All Access now.


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The Gifted


Season 1 finale - “eXtraction; X-roads”
Mon Jan 15 - 8PM
On FOX




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The Gifted closes out season 1 with explosive intentions—someone really oughta tell these fictional characters that having a HQ that is basically a huge-red-target-for-villains is never gonna end well.

Tune in for the season finale of The Gifted tonight on FOX.


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From TV Guide:
In the Season 1 finale, Dr. Campbell attends an anti-mutant summit, attempting to take the Hound program national, and some of the team at Mutant HQ goes on a dangerous mission to stop his efforts. Polaris learns more about her past and makes a crucial decision that could have impactful consequences. Meanwhile, the Mutant HQ comes under attack and, with everything to lose, relationships are put to the test and alliances shift.



Supergirl


“Legion of Superheroes”
Mon Jan 15 - 8PM
On The CW




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Comic fans rejoice, because the Legion of Superheroes are here on this week’s Supergirl, and all we can say is, dun dun dunnnnnn.

Supergirl is back tonight on The CW.


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From The CW:
MEET THE LEGION – Struggling to heal from her injuries inflicted by Reign (Odette Annable), Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) remains in a dreamlike state, unable to be reached. Mon-El (Chris Wood) recruits one of the Legion members, Brainiac-5 (guest star Jesse Rath), to try to bring her back. Meanwhile, Reign continues her rampage on the city so the DEO teams up with the Legion of Superheroes to try to stop her.



The Flash


“The Trial of The Flash” - Season 4, Episode 10
Tues Jan 16 - 8PM
On The CW




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The Flash is zooming back onto our screens tomorrow. Yay all round! Except things aren’t looking so good for our favorite fast-footed superhero, as Barry (Grant Gustin) stands trial for the murder of Clifford DeVoe (Neil Sandilands). How will Iris (Candice Patton) and Joe (Jesse L. Martin) keep their no. 1 out of prison? Will The Flash have to reveal his true identity?

Tune in to The CW this Tuesday for all new The Flash.


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From The CW:
BARRY FIGHTS FOR HIS LIFE — As Barry’s (Grant Gustin) trial for the murder of Clifford DeVoe begins, Iris (Candice Patton) and Joe (Jesse L. Martin) must decide how far they are willing to go to keep Barry out of prison.



Black Lightning


“The Resurrection” - Series premiere
Tues Jan 16 - 9PM
On The CW




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“Every choice has a cost.”

We want to send The CW flowers for continuing to kill the game at superhero shows. Stay tuned for our review, coming out tomorrow—’til then, hit repeat on that sizzling trailer.

Black Lightning premieres tomorrow on The CW.


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From The CW:
SERIES PREMIERE — Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) is a man wrestling with a secret. As the father of Anissa (Nafessa Williams) and Jennifer (China Ann McClain), and principal of a charter high school that also serves as a safe-haven for young people in a neighborhood overrun by gang violence, he is a hero in his community. Nine years ago, Pierce was a hero of a different sort. Gifted with the superhuman power to harness and control electricity, he used those powers to keep his hometown streets safe as the masked vigilante Black Lightning, but he left the Superhero days behind. Almost a decade later, Pierce’s crime-fighting days are long behind him…or so he thought.



This Is Us


“Clooney” - Season 2, Episode 12
Tues Jan 16 - 9PM
On NBC




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This Is Us reflects on life lessons and asks the hard questions this week. With Kate (Chrissy Metz) preparing for a wedding, and Randall’s (Sterling K. Brown) dive into the past of the second father he’s loved and lost, emotions are running high—maybe more so than ever before.

We’ll see some sage advice handed down by Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) in the triplets’ past, but we’ll also be enveloped in the future, where it’s time for Kevin (Justin Hartley) to find out if Miguel’s (Jon Huertas) love for his mother overlapped his friendship with his father, a question we’re not sure we’re ready to be answered. But there’s no stopping now, because This Is Us is nothing if not our favorite show to ugly cry to.

Catch This Is Us tomorrow on NBC.


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From NBC:
Kate goes wedding dress shopping. Kevin embraces a new lifestyle while Randall explores William's past. Jack and Rebecca take the kids to the mall.



Chicago Med


“Over Troubled Water” - Season 3, Episode 7
Wed Jan 16 - 10PM
On NBC


New episodes of Chicago Med air every Tuesday on NBC.


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From NBC:
"Over Troubled Water" (#307) DR. CHARLES IS FACED WITH A TOUGH DECISION WHEN A PATIENT GIVES BIRTH TO A BABY THAT IS ADDICTED TO HEROIN - Dr. Charles (Oliver Platt) feels pressure when Dr. Choi (Brian Tee) and Dr. Manning (Torrey DeVitto) criticize his medical decision regarding an ill newborn baby. Dr. Rhodes (Colin Donnell) comes to terms with his relationship issues. Goodwin (S. Epatha Merkerson) helps Bert (guest star Greg Williams) understand Lyla's (guest star Garcelle Beauvais) sickness.



Riverdale


“Chapter Twenty-Three: The Blackboard Jungle” - Season 2, Episode 10
Wed Jan 17 - 8PM
On The CW




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We don’t think anyone in Riverdale bothered making resolutions to be better this year—only to create more drama—and oh boy, are they upping their game...by shutting down Southside High. All we can say is, good luck to the teachers of Riverdale High, y’all deserve a raise for all the added stress students about to enter the halls.

Riverdale airs on Wednesdays on The CW.


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From The CW:
NEW YEAR, NEW DRAMA — Tensions mount when the sudden shut down of Southside High forces Jughead (Cole Sprouse) and his fellow serpents to transfer to Riverdale High. Veronica (Camila Mendes) ensures Hiram (Mark Consuelos) and Hermoine (Marisol Nichols) that she’s still on board with their plans for SoDale. Archie (KJ Apa) is conflicted when he is asked to gather some information on Hiram’s suspicious business dealings. Betty (Lili Reinhart) sets out on a quest to find her long-lost brother, Chic (guest star Hart Denton).



grown-ish


“Starboy”
Wed Jan 17 - 8PM
On Freeform




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Grown-ish continues to hit the “uhhh yeah, been there” moments we all half-cringe, half-snort-laugh at. In “Starboy”, Zoey (Yara Shahidi) tutors the star basketball player so she can get a letter of recommendation from Dean Parker (Chris Parnell) and they’re about to get a grade A+ for total will-they-won’t-they chemistry.

Watch grown-ish every Wednesday on Freeform.

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From Freeform:
Zoey makes a deal with Dean Parker to tutor the star basketball player in order to get a letter of recommendation, but her friends seem to think the relationship is something more.



The Good Place


“Rhonda, Diana, Jake, and Trent” - Season 2, Episode 10
Thurs Jan 18 - 8:30PM
On NBC




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Eleanor (Kristen Bell) & Co. are on a mission...with kind of a detour through IHOP (but in The Bad Place the pancakes eat you). They’re going incognito, which means dressing up and taking on new, not-so-Good-Place personas—or in the case of Janet (D’Arcy Carden), faking the Bad Janet attitude...yeah, we’re already laughing. The Place they end up in is gonna give Chidi (William Jackson Harper) some serious heartburn...although it seems Jason (Manny Jacinto) fits right in and Tahani (Jameela Jamil) can still namedrop. Turns out Hell really is a delayed train journey (although a three hour delay is nothing compared to Earth, just sayin’).

Dive into The Good Place this Thursday on NBC.


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From NBC:
A CHANGE OF SCENERY MIGHT BE IN ORDER - Eleanor (Kristen Bell), Chidi (William Jackson Harper), Tahani (Jameela Jamil), Janet (D'Arcy Carden) and Jason (Manny Jacinto) head to a destination that may have lasting implications. Ted Danson also stars.



Scandal


“Robin” - Season 7, Episode 8
Thurs Jan 18 - 9PM
On ABC


Scandal is back to scandalize our screens and our senses. Need we say more?

Catch the midseason premiere of Scandal on ABC this Thursday.


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From ABC:
Midseason premiere: The fallout from Rowan's action affects Quinn's loved ones, including Olivia.



Will & Grace


“The Wedding” - Season 1, Episode 10
Thurs Jan 18 - 9PM
On NBC




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We were always kinda really rooting for Vince (Bobby Cannavale), but hey, the show’s called Will & Grace, not Will & Vince, right? And honestly, Vince should know better than to invite the crazy into his own wedding...he really brought this week’s episode scene on himself, honey.

Crash the wedding with Will & Grace on NBC tomorrow.


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From NBC:
WILL IS REUNITED WITH HIS EX-BOYFRIEND VINCE (AT VINCE'S WEDDING) - BOBBY CANNAVALE GUEST STARS Will (Eric McCormack), Grace (Debra Messing), Jack (Sean Hayes), and Karen (Megan Mullally) attend the wedding of Will's ex-boyfriend, Vince (special guest star Bobby Cannavale). While Grace tries to keep Will from making a scene, Jack learns that his wedding hook-up has many strings attached.



Grace and Frankie


Season 4
Fri Jan 19
On Netflix




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From Will & Grace to Grace and Frankie, we are feeling #blessed this week. Netflix’s brightest show returns to make us snort with laughter and be fiercely proud of these two boss ladies...and their hilariously bumbling ex-husbands.

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From Netflix:
In Grace and Frankie, Jane Fonda (“Grace”) and Lily Tomlin (“Frankie”) star as two women whose lives are suddenly turned upside down when their husbands reveal they are gay and leave them for each other. Both sparring partners and partners-in-crime, they form an unlikely bond to face an uncertain future together and discover a new definition of “family,” with laughter, tears and plenty of mood enhancers along the way.



The Alienist sneak peek


Premieres Mon Jan 22
On TNT




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The Alienist premieres next week and we’re already freaking out…’til then we’ve got a sneak peak to obsess over:

The Alienist premieres next Monday on TNT.


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From TNT:
The Alienist is a psychological thriller set in 1896 about the hunt for a serial killer responsible for the gruesome murders of boy prostitutes that have gripped New York City. Based on the novel by Caleb Carr.

 

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<![CDATA[Awsten + Travis’ Slumber Party Starts TONIGHT + You’re All Invited]]> http://idobi.com/news/awsten-travis-slumber-party-starts-tonight-youre-all-invited/ Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:39:07 +0000 Emillie Marvel http://idobi.com/news/awsten-travis-slumber-party-starts-tonight-youre-all-invited/ http://i.ido.bi/assets/post/2018/01/DTN1JtpVwAAvWwm-300x300.jpg Pack your PJs, Awsten + Travis' Slumber Party kicks off tonight! [/imgfull]

Waterparks' Awsten Knight is on a quest to conquer our airwaves, and we're feeling like Lucky People. Starting tonight at 7pm ET, the vocalist is having a slumber party with Travis Riddle on ido.bi/player, and you're all invited.

Awsten and Travis will be reading bedtime stories to make you feel all fuzzy inside—and by that, we totally mean fanfics. Listen in to hear them tell stories the internet has written just for them, and hear the word "quiver" more times than is probably necessary.

It all starts TONIGHT (1/15) at 7pm ET. Tune in, then meet us back here every Monday at the same time for another episode of Awsten + Travis' Slumber Party. (Just leave your grandma at home, we're doing this one NSFW.)

 

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<![CDATA[The Brett Davern Show: Guest Lineup 1/15 – 1/19]]> http://idobi.com/news/the-brett-davern-show-guest-lineup-1-15-1-19/ Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:00:16 +0000 Emillie Marvel http://idobi.com/news/the-brett-davern-show-guest-lineup-1-15-1-19/ http://i.ido.bi/assets/post/2018/01/rjmitte-300x169.jpg The chemistry is right on this week's The Brett Davern Show line-up, where Brett... [/imgfull]

Ready to make some magic? The chemistry is right on this week's The Brett Davern Show line-up, where Brett + Katie interview actors from Breaking Bad and The Magicians, our very own Sébastien Lefebvre from Man Of The Hour, and more!


Tune in at 10am ET from Monday to Friday to catch The Brett Davern Show, and take a look at who's on this week's schedule below.

The Brett Davern Show also streams LIVE on YouTube with closed captioning,
watch here!


or listen to past episodes of The Brett Davern Show here.


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TUESDAY JANUARY 16TH


RJ Mitte (Breaking Bad)


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WEDNESDAY JANUARY 17TH


Summer Bishill (The Magicians)


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THURSDAY JANUARY 18TH


Sébastien Lefebvre (Man Of The HourSimple Plan)


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FRIDAY JANUARY 19TH


Justin Osbourne (SUSTO)


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<![CDATA[Get Your First Look at ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 2 with These Chilling Photos]]> http://idobi.com/news/get-your-first-look-at-the-handmaids-tale-season-2-with-these-chilling-photos/ Fri, 12 Jan 2018 14:30:41 +0000 Alex Bear http://idobi.com/news/get-your-first-look-at-the-handmaids-tale-season-2-with-these-chilling-photos/ http://i.ido.bi/assets/post/2018/01/THT3-300x169.jpg The Handmaid's Tale is coming back real soon to terrify us for another season,... Photo by: Take Five/Hulu[/caption]

“Gilead is within you”


The Handmaid's Tale is coming back real soon to terrify us for another season, but until then we've got some first look photos to obsess over. Season 2 will be shaped by the now pregnant Offred (Elisabeth Moss) and her fight to free her unborn child from the tyranny of Gilead. We've got chills just from looking at these images—who knows what horrors await us in the spring. All we know is, we're on the edge of our seats already.

The Handmaid's Tale will return for its second season this April on Hulu.




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<![CDATA[Inbox Jukebox Presents: The Naked Sun’s New Song “Do You Wanna Dance?”]]> http://idobi.com/editorial/inbox-jukebox-presents-the-naked-suns-new-song-do-you-wanna-dance/ Fri, 12 Jan 2018 13:30:54 +0000 Alex Bear http://idobi.com/editorial/inbox-jukebox-presents-the-naked-suns-new-song-do-you-wanna-dance/ http://i.ido.bi/assets/post/2018/01/nakedsun2-e1515714171401-300x281.jpg Indie/folk ensemble The Naked Sun have got the beat that’s gonna get your heart... [/imgfull]

There’s only one question on our minds today: “Do You Wanna Dance?” Indie/folk ensemble The Naked Sun have got the beat that’s gonna get your heart racing and your feet moving. Push play on today's Inbox Jukebox premiere, and suddenly, all your worries will melt away as the melody takes over your whole world. “Do You Wanna Dance” will make its way into your soul and you’ll find comfort in the soothing rhythm; in the choruses—and that soaring solo—you’ll find pure electricity.


If you want more from the band, you don’t have long to wait: The Naked Sun's debut full-length War With Shadows drops January 26th, and "Do You Wanna Dance?" will have you so damn ready. The story behind the song’s conception is as fascinating as the song itself, so we’ll leave it up to The Naked Sun’s own Drew Harris to tell you about it. Keep scrolling to hit play and read his message, as we ask the question one last time, “Do You Wanna Dance?” Yes, a thousand times yes.


"I spent an entire summer sitting on the Delaware Bay micro dosing on mushrooms and LSD and listening to whatever was making noise (waves, birds, the radio, wind, my guitar). This one time I screwed up my doses and ended up taking WAY more than I had anticipated. That's when I heard the Earth's rhythm for the first time, and that's when I was reminded that rhythm is the absolute crux of ALL music.


I became obsessed with rhythm soon after this experience. The rhythm of this song comes from my heartbeat after, say, 4 cups of coffee. I matched the opening guitar part to my heartbeat and jotted down some lines about a theme I had been thinking about at the time: the power of myth and the crippling effects of myth in popular culture and especially pop music. The title suggests a pretty straight forward question, but consider it again as a question asked tongue-in-cheek; one's answer may differ the second time around."




Follow The Naked Sun:
wearethenakedsun.com
instagram.com/wearethenakedsun
facebook.com/fatalien215
thenakedsun1.bandcamp.com
twitter.com/TheNakedSun1

 

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<![CDATA[Fresh Pressed [new music friday] – 046]]> http://idobi.com/editorial/fresh-pressed-new-music-friday-046/ Fri, 12 Jan 2018 10:00:35 +0000 Joe DeAndrea http://idobi.com/editorial/fresh-pressed-new-music-friday-046/ http://i.ido.bi/assets/post/2018/01/concert-2941919_1920-300x200.jpg What better way to kick off a weekend than with new music? Featuring new... [/imgfull]

What better way to kick off a weekend than with new music? Fridays are always chock full of the latest songs and albums ready to be the soundtrack to everyone’s antics, and here you’ll find some of the week’s standout releases. Whether you’re ready to spin an anticipated song from a favorite artist or just taking a look at what’s out there, there’s a whole lot of tunes to dive right into. Who knows—maybe you’ll find your next obsession.

David Bowie - “Let’s Dance” (Demo)


In honor of what would have been the 71st birthday of legend David Bowie, a demo of his  classic “Let’s Dance” has been unveiled to celebrate his legacy. This demo is much more simplistic than the final product ends up being; Bowie’s vocals are the sure-fire highlight. Here’s hoping that more unreleased goodness gets freed from the vault over the years—no question that it’ll be as special as this is, showcasing Bowie’s raw talent before getting glitzed up with production.


Flor - "Rely"


It says a lot about a band’s ambition when new material comes out instantly after a new album. The four piece Fueled By Ramen band Flor released their debut album only a few months ago but a fresh track has already surfaced. “Rely” is featured on the upcoming deluxe edition of their latest full-length and the atmospheric, guitar-heavy number brings their alt-pop to another level.


Bohnes - My Friends (Remixes)


Bohnes has ended up releasing more acoustic versions and remixes of songs than actual original ones. This is a good thing though—as he prepares for his debut full-length—it shows his tenacity as an artist, that he’s willing to create outside the box. His latest single gets the remix EP treatment, “My Friends” features five mixes ranging from all kinds of tempos. Plus, one track is done by musician Chantry Johnson, the former guitarist of Bohnes’ previous band The Cab. Kind of adorable.


Senses Fail - “Gold Jacket, Green Jacket”


Whether heading back to their pop-punk roots or rocking out with something harder, we’ll take any new Senses Fail as it comes. The two songs we’ve heard from their current era definitely call back to those pop-punk days. The youthful “Gold Jacket, Green Jacket” turns back the clock a good ten years for a carefree jam, and it looks like this is a route their upcoming record will be going down often.


Owl City - “Lucid Dream”


One thing that’s remained constant in Owl City’s music over the years has been his ability to weave a narrative in between electro-pop instrumentals. Those melodies and hooks are what grasp the attention, sure, but the lyrics underneath are some of the most engaging that a pop writer has to offer. Owl City’s new album, Cinematic, has a ton of those story-focused songs and we’re getting another taste of one: The aptly-titled “Lucid Dream.” Written about life itself being like a dream, the whimsical lyrical content can put a smile on your face...until the realization there’s still another five months ’til the album drops.


Milo Gore - “Towel On the Door”


Rising singer/songwriter Milo Gore sports a name that sounds like the stage name for an 80’s hair metal band but his sound is as delicate as can be. His new single “Towel on the Door” is a lo-fi acoustic treat that features soul-baring vocals, which turns the track into a wonderfully concocted piece that’ll be worth a fair amount of repeats.


Hailee Steinfeld - “Capital Letters”


No matter what sound you throw at Hailee Steinfeld, the girl’s got a knack for making everything her own. Between her sugary pop on her EP Haiz to collabs with DJs and country acts, there’s nothing she can’t handle. In fact, the more “out there” the combination the better it ends up being. Steinfeld’s next venture is a collab with future-superstar producer BloodPop as the two craft a track for the upcoming Fifty Shades Freed soundtrack. “Capital Letters” is summer inside of a song—and already a front runner for best pop tune released so far in 2018 (well...at least in its first 12 days).

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Camila Cabello - Camila


Taking a look at the charts, it’s no surprise to see Camila Cabello sitting on top at number one with her hit “Havana.” Before she even left Fifth Harmony, a little over a year ago, a solo prowess oozed out of her—her success now just makes sense. Cabello’s debut record, Camila, went through an identity crisis, album title changes, and release date switcheroos, but at the end of the day the finished product is a marvelous example of a woman born to be star.


Fall Out Boy - “Wilson (Expensive Mistakes)”


Fall Out Boy continue to outdo themselves with new material off their upcoming album Mania. The songs released thus far are easily some of the most eclectic sounding tunes in their catalog but they still have that Fall Out Boy DNA that reminds the listener exactly who they’re listening to. Big vocals and a radio-ready chorus are the highlights for Mania’s “Wilson (Expensive Mistakes).” The song doesn’t just remind the listener that it’s Fall Out Boy, it makes sure they’ll never forget it.

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Eminem - “Chloraseptic” (Remix)


Just two weeks since releasing his latest full-length, Eminem is back to the drawing board with a remix of his Revival track, “Chloraseptic.” Really, it’s an entirely new song: 2 Chainz drops a verse, and it features all new bars from Slim. He fires back at Revival critics with his signature mocking voice on lines like “Revival's wack, I don't like the 'Zombie' track / Or when he's talkin' that garbage psychotic crap / Where's your content at?” Ultimately, it’s the kind of aggression that Revival was missing and we can’t help but think that there’s more where that came from.


Ansel Elgort - “Supernova”


Ansel Elgort has always had a way of impacting the silver screen, but the actor is making serious moves to your headphones now, too. His first single of the year, “Supernova” finds Elgort crooning around a trap-style beat with a singing-rap hybrid vocal. Plain and simple, you won’t find a fault in this star.

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Other new releases:
Tonight Alive - Underworld
Black Veil Brides - Vale / “Wake Up”
Dan + Shay - “Tequila”
Hayley Kiyoko - “Curious”
Troye Sivan - “My My My!”
The Hunna - “Flickin’ Your Hair”
BØRNS - “We Don't Care”
The Neighbourhood - “Compass” / To Imagine EP
Jack White - “Connected By Love”
Ansel Elgort - “Supernova”
Marshmello & Lil Peep - “Spotlight”
Carrie Underwood - “The Champion”
Matt and Kim - “Forever”
Vance Joy - “We’re Going Home”
Enrique Iglesias feat. Bad Bunny - "EL BAÑO"
The XCERTS - “Drive Me Wild”
The Black Eyed Peas - “STREET LIVIN’”
Franz Ferdinand - “Feel The Love Go”
Fetty Wap & KDL - “With You”
Hunter Hayes - “This Girl”
Skott - Stay Off My Mind EP
Craig David feat. GoldLink - “Live in the Moment”
Towkio feat. Teddy Jackson - “Symphony“
Jay Rock (with Kendrick Lamar & Future) - “King's Dead”
Denny White - “Torn Up”
Nina Nesbitt - “Somebody Special”

 

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<![CDATA[‘Fahrenheit 451’ Debuts this Spring on HBO]]> http://idobi.com/news/fahrenheit-451-debuts-this-spring-on-hbo/ Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:30:25 +0000 Alex Bear http://idobi.com/news/fahrenheit-451-debuts-this-spring-on-hbo/ http://i.ido.bi/assets/post/2018/01/451-300x200.jpg Fahrenheit 451 is coming to HBO this spring, starring Michael B. Jordan and Michael... Michael B. Jordan (Credit: Michael Gibson/HBO)[/caption]

Here’s some rather prophetic news: Fahrenheit 451 is coming to HBO this spring. The new film stars Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon, along with Sofia Boutella and Lilly Singh, and is directed by Ramin Bahrani and written by Bahrani & Amir Naderi.


Based on the classic novel of the same name by Ray Bradbury, the dystopian story follows Jordan’s character Montag, a young “fireman” who has to burn the possessions of those who read banned books. When he begins to question his role, he begins stashing away forbidden books and battling his mentor, fire captain Beatty, portrayed by Shannon. Boutella plays the informant Clarisse, and Singh plays Raven, a tabloid reporter who helps to spread book-burning propaganda. Now is the perfect time for this film to debut and add another chilling reminder about the importance of freedom of expression. It's also the perfect time to re-read the novel so it's fresh in your mind for the new movie, coming soon to HBO.

 

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<![CDATA[Flight of the Conchords Special Coming to HBO in May]]> http://idobi.com/news/flight-of-the-conchords-special-coming-to-hbo-in-may/ Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:00:43 +0000 Alex Bear http://idobi.com/news/flight-of-the-conchords-special-coming-to-hbo-in-may/ http://i.ido.bi/assets/post/2018/01/fotc-300x200.jpg Flight of the Conchords are returning to HBO this May for an hour-long special. Photo credit: Matt Grace[/caption]

We’re not crying, it’s just been raining…on our faces. But if we were crying, it’d be because Flight of the Conchords are returning to HBO this May for an hour-long special. Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement are hitting our screens for a performance full of classics, and some new original songs from their Flight of the Conchords Sing Flight of the Conchords Tour.


The comedy special will be directed by Hamish Hamilton, and executive produced by Clement, McKenzie, and Mike Martinovich.  The duo will record the show before a live sold-out audience during their UK tour. The only question is, are you ready?



 

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<![CDATA[Flint Eastwood Releases New Video For “Monster”]]> http://idobi.com/news/flint-eastwood-releases-new-video-for-monster/ Thu, 11 Jan 2018 14:30:17 +0000 Sam Devotta http://idobi.com/news/flint-eastwood-releases-new-video-for-monster/ http://i.ido.bi/assets/post/2018/01/flint-eastwood-300x200.png Consider this your daily reminder to listen to Flint Eastwood if you don't already. [/imgfull]

Consider this your daily reminder to listen to Flint Eastwood if you don't already.

The Detroit-based act just released a video for "Monster", the final track on their latest album, Broke Royalty, and if we weren't already obsessed with singer-songwriter Jax Anderson's vocals, we would be now.

The video shows Anderson alternately sitting in an optometrist's chair and being dragged away by two muscled—and shirtless—dudes, intercut with scenes of a young girl in her room trying to sleep despite the monster in her room.

It's a little creepy and the black and white treatment makes it starkly moody, but it ends on an uplifting note as blocky white letters flash across the screen giving us an emotion-laden and much needed reminder that "the darkness isn't real".

Check out the visual for "Monster" below, and make sure you catch Flint Eastwood's headlining tour this winter with opening act NYDGE.


Tour Dates:
1/25 - Toronto, ON - Horsehoe Tavern
1/26 -  Montreal, QC - L'Esco
1/27 - Allston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
1/28 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
2/01 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
2/02 - Washington DC - U Street Music Hall
2/03 - Philadelphia, PA - Coda
2/06 - Columbus, OH - The Basement
2/08 - Nashville, TN - The High Watt
2/09 - Indianapolis, IN - HI-FI
2/10 - Chicago, IL - Reggies Rock Club
2/11 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th St Entry
2/13 - Cincinnati, OH - Ballroom at Taft Theatre

 

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<![CDATA[First Listen: Maggie Schneider Offers Honesty + Feminism on EP, ‘Tinted Glasses’]]> http://idobi.com/1st-listen/first-listen-maggie-schneider-offers-honesty-feminism-on-ep-tinted-glasses/ Thu, 11 Jan 2018 10:00:43 +0000 Emillie Marvel http://idobi.com/1st-listen/first-listen-maggie-schneider-offers-honesty-feminism-on-ep-tinted-glasses/ http://i.ido.bi/assets/post/2018/01/Maggie-Schneider-201x300.jpg Maggie Schneider tackles growing up, feminism, and more on new EP produced by All...
Maggie Schneider is making noise, and she's not afraid to take on any of life's issues. The songstress just recorded her new EP with the help of All Time Low's Rian Dawson at Track Happy Studios, and the collection is sure to win you over—either with stories of growing up, open-hearted honesty, or unwavering feminism.

The collection, titled Tinted Glasses, is set to release tomorrow, but we have the exclusive first listen, which includes "Chuck Bass". A song dedicated to the (very) problematic Gossip Girl character, Schneider encourages women to advocate for their rights and generally be bad-asses.

Along with "Chuck Bass", Tinted Glasses offers three other songs that introduce us to Maggie's unique version of vulnerability and optimism, and we're super excited to get to know her better. Hit play on the full EP below.

 

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<![CDATA[Comeback of the Year: Bands that Should Reunite in 2018]]> http://idobi.com/editorial/comeback-of-the-year-bands-that-should-reunite-in-2018/ Wed, 10 Jan 2018 14:00:43 +0000 Joe DeAndrea http://idobi.com/editorial/comeback-of-the-year-bands-that-should-reunite-in-2018/ http://i.ido.bi/assets/post/2018/01/mcr-300x200.jpg Check out the bands that should definitely make a comeback in 2018... some likely,... Ahh... a new year. For some, it’s a chance at redemption for whatever awfulness the last year threw at them; for others it’s just another number on the calendar. When it comes to music, though, the new year means something entirely different. It’s the dawn of fresh tunes from your favorite artists, but it’s also inevitable that there will be some band break-ups along the way. Fortunately, there are going to be a fair share of reunions, too. Will the band on your wish-list be one of them? Check out the ones that should definitely make a comeback in 2018... some likely, others not so much.

 

We Are The In Crowd


“Indefinitely Hiatus’d”: February 2016


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When you really think about it, We Are The In Crowd might not really need to come back in the first place. There’s no denying that they were a heavyweight in the pop-rock genre with dual vocals to die for, and the sonic shift they made with 2014’s Weird Kids was progression at its finest. But whatever occurred that led to their hiatus, it left the members fragmented; some are playing music together under the name SAINTE, guitarist Rob Chianelli left to play dad/manager to the world’s most famous pug, and guitarist/vocalist Jordan Eckes is just laying low. At the end of the day, SAINTE seems pretty spot on with what we could’ve expected from an even poppier WATIC but when the time comes for them to get those gears rolling again, we’ll be ready.

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The Friday Night Boys


Disbanded: October 2010


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It always felt like The Friday Night Boys had unfinished business to take care of. With only one full-length under their belt, they called it quits rather early but their debut, Off the Deep End, was one of the few late 2000’s pop-rock records that never sounded dated. Frontman Andrew Goldstein’s been living a double-life since, both writing for other artists (Céline Dion, etc.) and getting into the solo business under the moniker FRND. FRND’s EDM influences mesh perfectly with Goldstein’s vocals yet we can’t help but wonder how new Friday Night Boys would sound now with his songwriting repertoire improved. For what it’s worth, the band did play a reunion show in 2017... so that maybe counts for something?

Comeback Probability: 50%



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Fun.


Last Seen: February 2015


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There isn’t a single person in the entire world who doesn’t want new music from Fun. If they think they don’t, they just haven’t realized it yet. It was all systems go for a new Fun. era after the act’s breakthrough record, Some Nights, but things just sort of oddly fell apart. Since the dissipation we’ve gotten a decent solo album from Nate Ruess and a couple of Jack Antonoff Bleachers records—not to mention the superstar production work Antonoff has done on the latest Lorde and Taylor Swift LPs. His career is only getting started, so it’s hard to imagine that he’d throw it all on the backburner for Fun. at the moment. The good news is that they probably aren’t really done—they’re still listed as an “active artist” on Fueled By Ramen’s roster page and labels tend to stay on top of stuff like that.

Comeback Probability: 10%



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My Chemical Romance


Called It Quits: March 2013


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We’ll never forget My Chemical Romance’s sacrifice that had to happen to resurrect Fall Out Boy. Ok, so maybe they’re not related, but the timeframe of the two events were so close that we weren’t sure how to divide our energy. Point is, it’s been a rough few years without My Chemical Romance since their breakup in 2013. We’ve gotten some side projects from the members, and Gerard Way’s continuing to add to his illustrious comic book credits, but the itch for new MCR is festering and it needs heavy scratching. Will 2018 be the year? Maybe. Maybe not. At least Good Charlotte’s Joel Madden wants it to happen, so that means it has to.

Comeback Probability: 65%



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Midtown


Last Stop: 2005


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Old school pop-punk bands getting back together is the new black but Gabe Saporta must have missed the memo. Saporta’s god-tier creation of Midtown has been sorely missed over the years, and just when there’s a glimmer of hope that something might be brewing, it vanishes within an instant. Of course, with his Cobra Starship party-project now defunct, he surely has a lot more time on his hands, right? We were lucky enough to witness Midtown hit the stage during 2014’s Skate and Surf Festival, but a full-blown reunion is needed for 2018.

Comeback Probability: 60%



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Boys Like Girls


Hit the Road: 2013?


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Before the Sam Hunts, Thomas Rhetts, and Dan + Shays ruled the country world, Boys Like Girls did it better than anyone with their 2012 album Crazy World. It was quite the departure from their previous material but the genuineness in those pop country hooks knew no bounds. Tragically, the LP never got close to the success it deserved and the band slowly began to fade. Boys Like Girls got together once again in 2016 to celebrate the tenth anniversary of their debut but an official comeback is unlikely. Frontman Martin Johnson is currently killing it with his new project The Night Game and he finished up some shows with John Mayer this past summer. Kind of a big deal.

Comeback Probability: 5%



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Gym Class Heroes


Class Canceled: 2012


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Throughout their five albums, Gym Class Heroes were the definition of consistent. Frontman Travie McCoy strung words together like nobody’s business, and they managed to hone an infectious sound whether they were dishing out hip-hop or something a little more pop. So, uh, where the heck did they go? After 2011’s The Papercut Chronicles II there wasn’t much activity on their end, despite new solo tracks from McCoy that never led to an album. Thankfully we know there’s going to be at least something happening in the future; the band is going to play together on Train’s “Sail Across The Sun” cruise for a couple of days in March—whether this develops into something more concrete remains to be seen.

Comeback Probability: 90%


 

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<![CDATA[Hulu Renews ‘Marvel’s Runaways’ and ‘Future Man’]]> http://idobi.com/news/hulu-renews-marvels-runaways-and-future-man/ Mon, 08 Jan 2018 17:45:13 +0000 Alex Bear http://idobi.com/news/hulu-renews-marvels-runaways-and-future-man/ http://i.ido.bi/assets/post/2017/12/runaways-trailer-header-1-970-300x169.jpg Hulu has renewed Marvel’s Runaways and Future Man for second seasons. Top: Marvel's Runaways // Bottom: Future Man. Courtesy of Hulu[/caption]

2018's already looking bright: Hulu has renewed Marvel’s Runaways and Future Man for second seasons! Round of applause for Hulu and these two amazing shows—we can't wait for the encores. Season 2 of both shows will consist of 13 episodes, so consider that our new lucky number. Make sure you catch the season finale of Runaways tomorrow—it's on our Watch This Week list and we are hooked.


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Marvel's Runaways (from Hulu):
Every teenager thinks their parents are evil. What if you found out they actually were?  Marvel’s Runaways is the story of six diverse teenagers who can barely stand each other but who must unite against a common foe – their parents.


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Future Man (from Hulu):
Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games) stars as “Josh Futturman,” a janitor by day/gamer by night who is recruited by mysterious visitors to travel through time in order to prevent the extinction of humanity.

 

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