idobi Network Running interviews into the ground since 1999 Wed, 21 Mar 2018 03:18:00 +0000 en Mister Rogers’ Documentary, ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor’, Releases New Trailer Tue, 20 Mar 2018 20:24:11 +0000 Tom Mister Rogers would have been 90 years old today, and the neighborhood is celebrating... [/imgfull]

Mister Rogers would have been 90 years old today, and the neighborhood is celebrating by releasing a documentary in his honor. The film is aptly titled Won't You Be My Neighbor, and we're already crying a little.

Beyond the cardigan and friendly greetings, filmmaker Morgan Neville shows us the man behind so many childhood memories. Fred Rogers inspired compassion and neighborliness in generations, and on June 8th we'll find out what went into his persona.

You can watch the trailer for the documentary below, and join us in theaters when it releases this summer.

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First Listen: What We Lost Drops New Single, “Chamomile” Tue, 20 Mar 2018 10:00:28 +0000 Tom What We Lost drops new song, "Chamomile", exclusively with idobi Howl. [/imgfull]

Meet What We Lost. The Italian outfit is here to bring a melodic edge to the hardcore you know and love.  Today, they're introducing their latest track, "Chamomile".

"'Chamomile' is a song about a really hard period of changes lived by our singer Simone, [that] occurred after a break-up. The lyrics are reflected in the introspective and gloomy sound of the song." - Simone Galeotti

We see the group expand their sound in the new single, premiering exclusively below thanks to idobi Howl. Hit play, and keep an eye on What We Lost—they're just getting started.



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Photos: PVRIS in Vancouver Mon, 19 Mar 2018 20:15:44 +0000 Tom idobi photographer Lindsey Blane covered the PVRIS show in Vancouver, BC at the Vogue Theatre.


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Watch This Week – 3/19 Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:30:43 +0000 Tom This week: Shadowhunters, Fresh Off the Boat, For The People, Chicago Med, Riverdale, The... This week: Shadowhunters, Fresh Off the Boat, For The People, Chicago Med, Riverdale, The X-Files, Grown-ish, Speechless, 9-1-1, Krypton, Station 19, Atlanta, Santa Clarita Diet, Alexa & Katie, Roxanne Roxanne, The Walking Dead


“On Infernal Ground” - Season 3 premiere
Tues Mar 20 - 8PM
On Freeform

Photo: (Freeform/John Medland)

Season 3 of Shadowhunters is looking up for Clary (Katherine McNamara); she’s all set for her official rune ceremony, and she and Jace (Dominic Sherwood) are seemingly stronger than ever. We just hope it lasts. This is Shadowhunters, after all…we give it ten minutes before someone shows up to rain on their parade—whether it’s the huge secret about making a wish with the angel Raziel (Anthony Head) at Lake Lyn, or something even more darkly delicious. Clary’s feeling all kinds of guilt, especially when she’s praised for defeating Valentine (Alan Van Sprang) in front of her entire Shadowhunter family (damn, they came for a show and they’re about to get more than they bargained for).

Shadowhunters returns to Freeform for its third season tonight.


From Freeform:
Secrets abound as the Shadowhunters and Downworlders try to get back to normal after Valentine’s death.

Fresh Off the Boat

“King in the North” - Season 4 finale
Tues Mar 20 - 8:30PM

Photo: ABC/Richard Cartwright

Hidden agendas are never good...although they do make for damn good TV. In the season 4 finale of Fresh Off the Boat, Honey (Chelsey Crisp) is finally ready to relax before the baby arrives—but, you guessed it, Jessica (Constance Wu) has other ideas. Ideas to use the vacation to get Stephen King’s endorsement for her novel. Ahh Jessica, we could write a whole book about you and your crazy schemes, but we wouldn’t have it any other way.

Catch the season 4 finale of Fresh Off the Boat tomorrow night on ABC.

From Freeform:
Honey plans a relaxing vacation before the baby comes, but Jessica turns the trip into a crazy quest to get Stephen King’s endorsement for her novel. When Grandma Huang decides to move out, Louis panics and does everything he can to make sure she knows how welcome she is. Meanwhile, Eddie, Nicole and their friends plan to wear matching suits to the school dance until a dress code demands that the girls must wear dresses, leading Eddie and Nicole to rebel.

For The People

“Rahowa” - Season 1, Episode 2
Tues Mar 20 - 10PM

Photo: ABC/Byron Cohen

The latest Shondaland legal drama is finding its rhythm in episode 2 and we’re officially gripped. Our young lawyers made it through the toughest first day in For The People but on the second round of cases things only get more challenging. Can we just take a minute to shoutout to idobi’s Wesam Keesh (Jay Simmons), host of our new show Wesam’s World, for holding his own in Shondaland and being the driving force of this week’s episode. His new client forces Jay to pit his morals against his duty and to learn what being a public defender truly means. That’s not the only lesson to be learned—pride comes before a fall and Seth (Ben Rappaport) had better watch his step. We’re all about the learn the difference between a maze and a labyrinth...and how our lawyers will be changed on the other side.

For the People airs tomorrow on ABC.


From ABC:
The six young lawyers are even more determined to bring home wins and prove they are worthy of The Mother Court, as they tackle their second round of cases. Jay must set aside his personal feelings as he defends a client with controversial beliefs, and Sandra’s idealism leads to an important lesson from Ms. Krissman.

Chicago Med

“Born This Way” - Season 3, Episode 12
Tues Mar 20 - 10PM

Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC

Chicago Med takes the theme of “Born This Way” and spins it so many different ways you’ll be flying on emotional and ethical whirlwinds. You’d be correct in assuming there’s a baby coming, one who’s about to take Dr. Choi (Brian Tee) and Dr. Manning (Torrey DeVitto) out of the hospital. They’re headed back to the homeless teen camp. Meanwhile two patients come into the ED in need of help from two entirely different angles. Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss) and April (Yaya DaCosta) struggle with a patient who’s doing the right thing but with a horrible secret, while Rhodes (Colin Donnell) and Bekker (Norma Kuhling) go head-to-head over a transplant patient. Things are not looking good for anyone but we’re safe in the knowledge that the patients are in the best hands. If only the burgeoning relationship between Rhodes and Bekker would hurry up and flatline with a do not resuscitate order (who us? Dramatic? nah). This week on Chicago Med is intense and we’re totally here for it.

New episodes of Chicago Med air every Tuesday on NBC.


From NBC:
MANNING AND DR. CHOI ARE FACED WITH A TOUGH DECISION - MICHEL GILL GUEST STARS - Upon hearing news of a pregnant teen, Dr. Manning (Torrey DeVitto) and Dr. Choi (Brian Tee) venture to a homeless encampment to help deliver a baby under dire circumstances. Dr. Rhodes (Colin Donnell) and Dr. Bekker (Norma Kuhling) argue about the best way to treat a young boy with a chronic disease. Dr. Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss) and April (Yaya DaCosta) are put in an uncomfortable situation when they find out their patient is a pedophile. Goodwin (S. Epatha Merkerson) and Maggie (Marlyne Barrett) have to deal with a lawsuit against the hospital. Dr. Charles (Oliver Platt) learns of important news pertaining to Dr. Reese's (Rachel DiPillo) father (guest star Michel Gill).


“Chapter Twenty-Nine: Primary Colors” - Season 2, Episode 16
Wed Mar 21 - 8PM
On The CW

Photo: Katie Yu/The CW — © 2018 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Sorry, we can’t write about Riverdale right now, we’re too busy doing our “toldya so” dance because...wait for it...wait for it...Chic (Hart Denton) isn’t who he said he is! Hallelujah, all the pennies in the entire town of Riverdale have finally dropped—only, we don’t know exactly who he is yet. Guess we’re about to find out (and honestly, it may have been better for everyone involved when we didn’t know).

Head to Riverdale every Wednesday on The CW.


From The CW:
A HOUSE DIVIDED — In the aftermath of Hiram’s (Mark Consuelos) newly announced plans for Riverdale, Jughead (Cole Sprouse) resorts to drastic measures to voice his opposition. After making her own big announcement, Hermoine’s (Marisol Nichols) friend Andy Cohen (guest star Andy Cohen) comes to town to lend a hand. Meanwhile, Veronica (Camila Mendes) goes against her parent’s wishes to keep a low profile when she decides to run for student council president. Elsewhere, Mary (guest star Molly Ringwald) arrives in Riverdale just as tensions between Fred (Luke Perry) and Archie (KJ Apa) reach a breaking point. Finally, following a series of mysterious events, Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) begins to fear that someone is out to get her.

The X-Files

“My Struggle IV” - Season 11 finale
Wed Mar 21 - 8PM

The season 11 finale of The X-Files airs this Wednesday on FOX.


From TV Guide:
In the Season 11 finale, Mulder and Scully rush to find an on-the-run William, while the Cigarette Smoking Man pushes forward with his ultimate plan.


“Crew Love” - Season 1, Episode 12
Wed Mar 21 - 8PM
On Freeform

Photo: Freeform/John Fleenor

How do you know when you’re in a relationship? You do all your business together (yes, even that...we were trying to be polite). Jazz (Chloe Bailey) and her girls get together to discuss the new and true meaning of #RelationshipGoals in Grown-ish this week. We only wish we had a support group as strong as this one...but what’s got Zoey (Yara Shahidi) all twisted up?

Watch Grown-ish every Wednesday on Freeform.


From Freeform:
The crew gets ready for Freshman Formal, and Zoey, Aaron and Luca confront their issues with modern-day relationships. Meanwhile, Jazz revels in a new relationship and Ana realizes she’s the tamest of the group in a game of “Never Have I Ever.”


“N-O—NOMINEE” - Season 2 finale
Wed Mar 21 - 8:30PM

Speechless season 2 ends this Wednesday on ABC.

Photo: ABC/Eric McCandless

From ABC:
JJ travels to a film festival where he’s been nominated for an award but is upset when he learns the real reason he’s being honored.  Jimmy stays home and struggles to protect Dylan from the truth about an impending eviction. And Ray takes an unlikely and painful route to basketball stardom in hopes of winning back Taylor, on the season finale of “Speechless,” WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21 (8:30–9:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.



“A Whole New You” - Season 1 finale
Wed Mar 21 - 9PM

Credit: FOX

All season 9-1-1 has kept our hearts racing at hyperspeed—not to mention breaking them then putting them right back together—and the finale isn’t going out without a fight. Our first responders hit the scene of a motorcycle crash so horrific it has us a feeling incredibly faint. Added to the thought of Abby (Connie Britton) leaving for good and we may not uncurl from the fetal position on the floor until season 2.

Catch the season finale of 9-1-1 on FOX this Wednesday.


From TV Guide:
In the Season 1 finale, the first responders take calls to help an unusual domestic disturbance, a "death" at a psychic's and a horrific motorcycle crash. Meanwhile, Bobby dips his toe into the dating pool, Abby takes a walk down memory lane, Buck is confronted by his past actions and Athena tries to start her new life.


Series premiere
Wed Mar 21 - 10PM
On Syfy

Photo: Steffan Hill/Syfy

Syfy might just have a new hit on their hands—and no, it’s nothing like Sharknado. Krypton tells us a story we haven’t heard yet. Sure, we know Superman’s home planet expired and landed him smack dab in the corn fields of America, but what were things like before that? By taking us back two generations, Syfy introduces us to Kal-El’s biological grandfather and the struggles he endured before everyone’s favorite superhero was born. Tragedy and struggle seem to be inescapable, but if anything is absolutely certain, it’s that this is one origin tale you don’t wanna miss.

Head to Krypton this Wednesday on Syfy.


From Syfy:
Set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home planet, Krypton follows Superman’s grandfather — whose House of El was ostracized and shamed — as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos.

Station 19

“Stuck” / “Invisible To Me” - Double series premiere
Thurs Mar 22 - 9PM

Photo: ABC/Mitch Haaseth

Shonda Rhimes may have left ABC but Shondaland is still going strong with the launch of Station 19, a firehouse spin off of Grey’s Anatomy for fans who need an extra Thursday night fix. The new show focuses on the Seattle Fire Station 19 team and its challenges in the field on and off the truck. With firefighter Andy Herrera (Jaina Lee Ortiz)—we’ve missed you—forced to step up as captain (maybe), she’s trying to maintain control not only of her crew but of keeping her relationship with colleague Jack (Grey Damon) under wraps. Be assured that their bond will get tested right out of the gates. After all, when you have a cute ex-love-of-your-life waiting in the wings things tend to get complicated. And that’s before we get into her daddy problems because that would be too much of an emotional pile on...for this Shondaland that’s the making for “must see TV”. Expect plenty of old faces but explosive new action to go with the fiery relationships. Grey’s alum Jason George forms the bridge between shows with his character Ben Warren transitioning from medicine to firefighting (and there may even be a Bailey sighting). Bring on the unresolved issues and romps in inappropriate places because when it comes to Station 19 we’re totally sliding down the pole while yelling, “whee!”

Watch the double series premiere of Station 19 on ABC this Thursday.


From ABC:
When the team responds to an apartment fire, Captain Pruitt takes a hit, the future of the station’s leadership is in jeopardy and firefighter Andy Herrera is forced to step up. Meanwhile, new recruit Ben Warren is trading in the scalpel for a fresh start as a firefighter, but it hasn’t been easy and he has a hard time realizing that emergencies in the field are vastly different than those at Grey Sloan Memorial.

With the absence of Captain Pruitt, Andy and Jack try to navigate how to work together, and a car accident on a rural road puts both the victims and the crew’s lives at risk.


“Helen” - Season 2, Episode 4
Thurs Mar 22 - 10PM

Photo: FX

We’ve always been of the opinion that the suburbs are a scary, scary place, and this week’s episode of Atlanta confirms why life outside the city is all kinds of crazy.

Atlanta airs this Thursday on FX.


From FX:
When you go outside the city white people be acting different. That's why I can't even go to Marietta. Too weird.


Santa Clarita Diet

Season two premiere
Fri Mar 23
On Netflix

Photo: Saeed Adyani/Netflix

There have been zombie movies, post apocalyptic series, and undead novels, but none of them have made us feel as good as Netflix’s Santa Clarita Diet. Rather than making us want to build a bunker and stock up on peanut butter (or send out for the delivery of shrimp cocktail), the show has combined zombie tropes and the stereotypical family sitcom for a second season.

Of course the combination is ridiculous and will continue to be throughout the next set of episodes, but that’s what makes it so fun (well, that, and Hollywood goddess Drew Barrymore). This season, her character Sheila is out to save the world from the undead with her husband Joel (Timothy Olyphant)—so long as she can keep her own fleshy cravings at bay (spoiler alert: She can’t) and keep Abby (Liv Hewson) from meeting strange men from the internet (it’s totally fine, she has pepper spray, people).

Dig into season two of Santa Clarita Diet this Friday, only on Netflix.


From Netflix:
Joel (Timothy Olyphant) and Sheila (Drew Barrymore) are husband and wife realtors leading vaguely discontented lives in the L.A. suburb of Santa Clarita with their teenaged daughter Abby, until Sheila goes through a dramatic change sending their lives down a road of death and destruction...but in a good way.

Alexa & Katie

Season one premiere
Fri Mar 23
On Netflix

Photo: Nicole Wilder / Netflix

With your friends by your side, you can face anything. Even if that anything is battling the Big C. Alexa & Katie is Netflix’s new show about two best friends who face everything high school throws at them, together—including Alexa’s (Paris Berelc) cancer diagnosis. But that ain’t about to bring the dynamic duo down. You can’t help but smile watching her and Katie (Isabel May) uplift each other and refuse to be labeled as “the sick girl”. Awkward, funny, sweet, and actually kinda clueless about navigating high school, there’s only one thing these two kids can't do—and that’s fit in. These two were born to stand out.

Stream season one of Alexa & Katie from Friday on Netflix.


From Netflix:
Alexa & Katie is a funny and heartwarming show about two best friends eagerly anticipating the start of their freshman year of high school. Despite the fact that Alexa (Paris Berelc - Mighty Med, Lab Rats: Elite Force) is undergoing cancer treatment, her outgoing personality and enthusiasm for life never falter, especially with her loyal, quirky, and awkwardly adorable best friend Katie (newcomer Isabel May) by her side. At times they’re left feeling like outsiders, during a period when what seems to matter most is fitting in.

Roxanne Roxanne

Fri Mar 23
On Netflix

Photo: Netflix

Life was never easy for Roxanne Shanté, but she never stopped being a badass. In spite of growing up in some of the roughest parts of NYC, forging a career, and providing for her family all around the age of 14, she became known as one of the best rappers around. Netflix takes us through her story in their latest original film. They portray each one of the battles she faced—and how she stayed standing—with the help of the producers of Fruitvale Station and Dope.

Roxanne Roxanne debuts on Netflix this Friday.


From Netflix:
In the early 1980s, the most feared battle MC in Queens, New York, was a fierce teenage girl with the weight of the world on her shoulders. At the age of 14, Lolita "Roxanne Shanté" Gooden was well on her way to becoming a hip-hop legend as she hustled to provide for her family while defending herself from the dangers of the streets of the Queensbridge Projects in NYC.

The Walking Dead

“Do Not Send Us Astray” - Season 8, Episode 13
Sun Mar 25 - 9PM

Get into The Walking Dead this Sunday at 9PM on AMC.


From AMC:
The fight continues in other communities as core members face hard decisions.


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Blink-182 Announce Las Vegas Residency At Palms Casino, Resort, and Spa Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:36:43 +0000 Tom Blink-182 have announced that they’ll be doing a residency at Palms Casino, Resort and... [/imgfull]

Living la vida Vegas! Blink-182 have announced that they’ll be doing a residency at Palms Casino, Resort and Spa in Las Vegas, Nevada. The takeover will begin on May 26th, and will run on and off until November 17th.

In a video, Mark Hoppus stated; "When the Palms asked us to do a residency here in Vegas, we said 'Absolutely!'," Their excitement is shown as they make Las Vegas their own by spray painting walls, vandalizing rooms, and taking home some money at the casino.

Tickets go on sale Friday, March 23rd at 10am PT. Make sure to book your tickets here for this pop-punk Vegas takeover!

Watch the announcement video below, and check out official dates.

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Blink 182 Vegas Residency Dates:

  • 5/26

  • 5/27

  • 6/8

  • 6/9

  • 6/15

  • 6/16

  • 6/23

  • 6/24

  • 10/26

  • 10/27

  • 11/2

  • 11/3

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  • 11/10

  • 11/16

  • 11/17


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Photos: Architects in Vancouver Sun, 18 Mar 2018 19:44:46 +0000 Tom idobi photographer Lindsey Blane covered the Architects show in Vancouver, BC at the Vogue Theatre.


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Photos: The Flaming Lips in Richmond Sun, 18 Mar 2018 19:37:04 +0000 Tom idobi photographer Crystal Huffman covered The Flaming Lips show in Richmond, VA at the...

The Flaming Lips


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Growing Up Means Something: The Ready Set’s Sixth Act Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:00:41 +0000 Tom Growing up means finding out what’s important to you, and on The Ready Set's... [/imgfull]

Growing up means finding out what’s important to you. Ask Jordan Witzigreuter, the man behind The Ready Set. He’s back with his sixth release and this time around he’s letting things come naturally.

Whatever I feel inspiration to do, I just kind of jump on it.” Today, his inspiration has led him to V1, the first of two EPs. The new music sounds just like The Ready Set we know and love but things have changed for the frontman since his last release. For one, he’s not putting any pressure on himself, “I kind of put it together very slowly,” he says. The process took him through writing, recording, mixing, and producing, and he did it all himself. There’s no outside influence in this era of TRS—and it might be the best one yet.

[blockquotefull] “I still never feel like I've achieved ‘the thing,’ y’know?” [/blockquotefull]

In order for there to be a new album from the electro-pop act it seems that we have to endure a hiatus in between. Jordan is known for disappearing acts between releases, and while we’d love to see more from him every year, it seems that it’s part of his shtick. “I always say that I'm gonna try to not disappear again but, I don't know, I kind of love doing it a little bit. It makes it feel refreshing whenever I reemerge.”

Now that’s he’s returned, he’s bearing it all with a release that’s entirely in his hands. No record labels, no outside influences, just a boy and his music—kind of like back in Indiana, when he was making albums out of his parents’ house. “Everything I wanted to happen kind of happened,” Those early years have led him to many more. From record deals and huge tours, to hit songs and being backed by Pete Wentz, Jordan accomplished everything his dream had to offer and then he thought up some new ones. “I still never feel like I've achieved ‘the thing,’ y’know? I don't really know what ‘the thing’ is.”

Every time he gets to the top of a mountain he climbs a new one, which has led to his various side projects. “I think that [my projects], at least on my end of it, require each other to get the best things out of each.” When he’s not playing in The Ready Set, you can find him on stage with Nekokat or behind the scenes as a producer. “I think that doing any other projects sort of clears the clutter of ideas for Ready Set stuff.”

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His other projects have also given him an advantage―now he’s able to take on the entire process. “From here on out I'm doing everything completely without anyone's help, is just something that I like to be able to say. That was sort of the vibe from the jump.” Now that he’s back to that, we’re seeing a purer form of TRS than ever before—and it sounds a lot like his previous records. I ask how he sticks to one genre so well, and the answer is simple: It’s just what he likes.

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“Maybe it's like self indulgent or something but I just like to make stuff that I feel like I would wanna listen to,” he says. “Realistically I can't get too far from the thing that I do just because I know there's a certain style of melody and cadence to the stuff that I write and the way that I write.” This is just what he does and it’s also what his fans have come to know him for. He’s built a big reputation both amongst his fanbase and the music industry but he’s still not quite sure where he fits in it all. “At this point I feel like I'm a total outsider. It's pretty wild, just because I do everything so so much in solitude.” For now, it’s just him, his management, and his writing friends. With so many roles in the industry, it’s hard to categorize him into one box, which is exactly what he wants. “Even if I do fit in, I’m probably not gonna notice it. I'll never know until it's over.”

Despite not having his own niche, Jordan has spent a lot of time in the wild world we call the music industry and he’s learned a lot. “I feel like I've seen the way that everything runs and comes and goes in waves.” He can spot bad patterns and tell when success starts to get to people’s heads, and he can also tell when it’s time to calm down. The first few years of his career were spent in constant stress, running in circles and touring with no end. Now, he’s learned to let it go. What’s coming will come, all he can decide is his perspective.

[blockquotefull] "I just decided this is gonna happen. This is how it's gonna go." [/blockquotefull]

This isn’t to say he won’t be getting out on the road soon though; in fact, he’s getting antsy for the opportunity. “I'm sort of getting to this point where I'm like, that's a huge part of my life and I'm beginning to feel like something is missing without doing that.” He might not have had plans to tour V1 but it’s looking like we’ll all be in the crowd watching him perform very soon.

With the sixth act of The Ready Set just about to unfold, I ask Jordan to look back on his career. He sounds humbled thinking about it but also like a spark was lit. “I decided I'm gonna do this thing, I made the stuff, I didn't listen to anyone else's input or anyone else's thoughts about stuff, and I just decided this is gonna happen. This is how it's gonna go.” Everything he told himself he would make happen, happened, and it keeps him inspired. “To me I'm just like, well, if I can do that anyone can do that and I can keep doing that, and it's like this really cool feeling of [being] in control of everything.”

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Speaking of the goals he set as a kid in Indiana, we start to discuss what eighteen year old Jordan would think of himself now. “I think to me the coolest thing is just to be able to do this without a lot of stress, a lot of pressure and stuff.” It wasn’t what he expected to be most important to him, but now that he has it, freedom is the biggest asset in his career. “I can just make whatever I want and be constantly doing some sort of music thing that never gets boring. So ultimately I would be pretty stoked, I think.”

In order to get here, Jordan’s been through six chapters of phases, decisions, and growth, but the most important advice he can offer is to just be kind. “Don't overthink stuff. And just be nice to people, because there's a lot of like super not nice people in the music industry. Just be nice, and also don't be mean too, but also be nice.


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The Front Bottoms Release New Song “Tie Dye Dragon” Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:10:54 +0000 Tom The Front Bottoms have released a new track, titled “Tie Dye Dragon”, from their... [/imgfull]

The Front Bottoms have released a new track, titled “Tie Dye Dragon”, from their upcoming EP Ann. The song is one of the six to be released on May 18th. Along with today's release, the band announced the EP is now available to pre-order, and there are limited exclusive vinyl bundles too!

The song starts slow, the melodic beginning bringing you in, before picking up with a sing-along chorus and a continual upbeat pace to fully capture you. The music video is eerie but it’s the casually melancholic lyrics that truly give you an uncanny feeling, tying it all together nicely. It’s definitely the kind of enthralling you’d expect from The Front Bottoms and we’re completely content with that. Watch the odd yet stunning video below!



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Inbox Jukebox #032: Nicole Millar, Rhys + Towers and Trees Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:30:39 +0000 Tom The Inbox Jukebox is the new column bringing you fresh new tunes and bands....  Inbox Jukebox:
Nicole Millar - "Gimme A Break"

Photo credit: @trippy.teaaa

We needed the sonic adrenaline of Nicole Millar's "Gimme A Break" this morning. This 80s inspired bop takes us back to dancing on our beds—with our bedroom walls covered in posters of hotties with way too much hair and just the right amount of makeup. There's nothing like a pop-tune that pops bubblegum and gets in your face with attitude. Get 'em, Nicole. If we snap our fingers any harder it's gonna leave a bruise...totally worth it.



Rhys - "No Vacancy"

Photo: Jannick Boerlum

Rhys has just whipped up a swirl of country infused pop, added R&B sprinkles, and named this delicious treat "No Vacancy". The plucky pluck of guitar combined with lyrical defiance make this tune irresistible. Nothing but applause to Rhys for bringing back a sound we've been missing since pre-1989—and we're Swift-ly falling in love with her for it. "You know a player who could ever keep a promise? Well if you do now baby you're not being honest..."  We've never heard a smoother rejection song, it's like throwing shade while serving up lemonade...and the groove is undeniable.


Towers and Trees - "Head Down / Heart Up"

Photo credit: foxxfoto

Who said a jacked-up love affair can only be cured by a bottle of Jack? We didn't. Breakups have never had a better backbeat. Get into "Head Down / Heart Up" by Towers and Trees and feel the rush of this "what if Hall & Oates formed a superband with Walk The Moon" scenario. Right? Yup, we'll be dancing to this all day, 'cause "it feels like running away..." and a song like this is just the escape we need.



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The End is Near…in the New ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Trailer Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:45:45 +0000 Tom A new trailer for Avengers: Infinity War has prepare to revel in all... [/imgfull]
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A new trailer for Avengers: Infinity War has prepare to revel in all your favourite heroes coming together to face Thanos (Josh Brolin). Oh, and get ready to squeal over Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) meeting Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.). (Can the world take that much ego? Just kidding, we love 'em). How many faves can you count? We're giddy with trying. We even got a new poster just to drive home how big this movie is going to be.

Infinity War is so close we can almost feel the action...especially with its new release date of April 27th...'til then try not to let your head explode over just how much awesome is packed into this new trailer:



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Fresh Pressed [new music friday] – 054 Fri, 16 Mar 2018 10:00:05 +0000 Tom 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.

The Chainsmokers - “Everybody Hates Me”

The hits keep rolling for The Chainsmokers, who have quickly decided that 2018 was going to be a very prolific year for them. With “Everybody Hates Me,” the third single released by the duo over the past few weeks, finds the EDM stars channeling Twenty One Pilots yet again—but this time with a funky, electronic edge.

Various Artists - Love, Simon
(Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Jack Antonoff, Khalid, and Troye Sivan star in the solid soundtrack for the newly released rom-com, LOVE, SIMON. Based off the 2015 book, the happy-go-lucky, ageless sound of Antonoff’s five contributions (both old and new) capture everything there is to enjoy about a story about not only falling in love, but falling in love with who you are.

The Ready Set - V1 EP

“No Halos” introduces listeners to The Ready Set’s new EP, V1, and it only takes that single track to understand how much frontman Jordan Witzigreuter has grown musically over the past decade. There’s no “Love Like Woe” here but there are jams like whoa—the six song collection is an expansive set of pop tunes ranging from tropical-esque (“Til the Morning Comes”) to R&B (“Feeling Something”).

This Wild Life - “I Fall Apart”

There’s nothing This Wild Life can’t do but, if they’re going to cover Post Malone in the way that they cover “I Fall Apart”, it’s probably something they should do more often. The acoustic pop duo keep it simplistic on the Post track, but the acoustic vibe they give it brings a new wave of emotion that the original can’t quite capture.

Halsey - “Alone”
(feat. Big Sean and Stefflon Don)

Itching for another radio smash, Halsey cooks up her next Hopeless Fountain Kingdom single with “Alone” but she’s brought some friends along to give it a fresh coat of paint. This remix doesn’t change the song all too much, but Big Sean’s lively verse makes it something definitely worth listening to.

Prettymuch - “Healthy”

New boyband sensation Prettymuch is turning back the clock on their new single “Healthy”, making it the best offering from the group since their inception. A massive chorus supplements fun verses on a song that basically sounds like what would happen if Max Martin wrote for One Direction.

Portugal. The Man - “Feel It Still”
(“Weird Al” Yankovic Remix)

In what is probably the weirdest but most awesome collaboration of the year so far, Portugal. The Man get their hit single “Feel It Still” remixed by “Weird Al” Yankovic. Though the lyrics aren’t parodied here, Yankovic’s touch deals with the polka-style instrumentation that takes over the song and gives it brand new life.

Bohnes - “12 Rounds”

As the release of Bohnes’ debut solo offering inches closer, “12 Rounds” continues to show the originality that frontman Alex DeLeon is bringing into the pop game. The lead off track to the upcoming 206 EP, “12 Rounds” packs a punch musically while DeLeon croons with more urgency than we’ve ever heard in his career.

Charlie Puth - “Done For Me” (feat. Kehlani)

“Done For Me” may not impact the charts as strongly as its predecessors but the new Charlie Puth single reinforces the fact that his upcoming record, Voicenotes, is one to watch out for. Featuring rising R&B star Kehlani, the duo link up for this steamy pop ear candy that’ll have you wishing the night would go on just a tiny bit longer.



The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
- “On Becoming Willing”

Gearing up to release their fifth full-length and first in four years, alt-rock outfit The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus debut “On Becoming Willing” off The Awakening. Crunchy guitars make way for soaring vocals in this arena-style anthem, proving that the group still knows how to craft some catchy rock even if they aren’t the biggest name in the genre these days.

Casey - Where I Go When I Am Sleeping

UK post-hardcore group Casey unveil their latest full-length Where I Go When I Am Sleeping, making it an instant sleeper-hit within the genre. Aggressive yet melodic, the brooding screams will win over the hardcore crowd while irresistible clean vocals will grab the attention of anyone else.

Lil Dicky - “Freaky Friday”
(feat. Chris Brown)

Start your Friday off with some freakiness as rapper Lil Dicky shakes things up on his comeback single, “Freaky Friday.” Featuring Chris Brown on the addictive hook, the two sing about what it’s like when they wake up with switched bodies—naturally, genitalia jokes are here in hilarious excess.

Other new releases:
Echosmith - “Over My Head”
Frank Turner - “Blackout”
The Fratellis - In Your Own Sweet Time / “Sugartown”
Pearl Jam - “Can’t Deny Me”
Hayley Kiyoko - “Let It Be”
Cheat Codes - “NSFW”
BIGBANG - “Flower Road”
Mat Kearney, RAC - “Memorized”
Fickle Friends - You Are Someone Else / “Rotation”
The Decemberists - I’ll Be Your Girl / “We All Die Young”
Troye Sivan - “Strawberries & Cigarettes”
Courtney Barnett - “Need a Little Time”
Eels - “Premonition”
SOHN - “Nil”
Stone Temple Pilots - Stone Temple Pilots (2018)
Yo La Tengo - There’s a Riot Going On
Kygo, Miguel - “Remind Me to Forget”
Sabrina Carpenter - “Alien”
Wale - “Black Bonnie”
Chris Stapleton - “I Want Love”
Nav - “Freshman List”
Prince Royce - “El Clavo”
Q-Tip, Demi Lovato - "Don't Go Breaking My Heart"


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The Brett Davern Show: Guest Lineup 3/19 – 3/23 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 19:00:22 +0000 Tom Breakfast is the most important time of the day... because that's when Brett +... [/imgfull]

Breakfast is the most important time of the day... because that's when Brett + Katie take over our airwaves. This week, the duo brings in some key players in the television and film industry. Tune in all week at 10am ET to hear their conversations.

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.



Eric England (Director, Josie)




Jasmin Savoy Brown (For The People)

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SXSW Recap with Brett & Katie





Lily Ji (Pacific Rim Uprising)





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The Wonder Years Release Live Music Videos To Support Puerto Rico Relief Efforts Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:45:06 +0000 Tom The Wonder Years have released multiple live videos to support those in need after... [/imgfull]
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The Wonder Years have released multiple live videos to support those in need after the disastrous hurricanes that swept Puerto Rico last fall. In a tweet, the band shared a message about the videos: “Puerto Rico still needs your help. We remixed the audio from our special sets from last October with The Little Kruta String Quartet and put them up for your enjoyment. Please consider a donation as you watch.”

Puerto Rico is still suffering the effects of Hurricane Maria, which devastated the region during its path. According to The New York Times in February, “Twenty-eight percent of Puerto Ricans — more than 400,000 utility customers — still do not have power more than four months after Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico.”

Check out some of the passionate videos the band released below, and find out how to donate to this tremendous cause here.












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Greyhaven Will Premiere New Album on idobi Howl Tonight Thu, 15 Mar 2018 13:30:29 +0000 Tom In an exclusive radio premiere, idobi Howl will be bringing you the latest... [/imgfull]

It's time to rock. In an exclusive radio premiere, idobi Howl will be bringing you the latest album from Greyhaven at 6pm ET. That's right, the metal band is giving Howl listeners the first spin of Empty Black.

On top of the premiere, the group will also take us through the album track-by-track, telling stories from the recording and reliving their best memories. It doesn't get much better than this.

Meet us at at 6pm ET tonight, or 11pm ET for the encore. Then, pick up your copy of the album when it hits stores tomorrow (3/16).


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Photos: Lights and Chase Atlantic in New York Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:56:05 +0000 Tom idobi photographer Taylor Rambo covered the Lights and Chase Atlantic show in Buffalo, NY...


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Drake’s God’s Plan Video Was Great, But Blink-182 Did It First Thu, 15 Mar 2018 11:00:27 +0000 Tom Is Drake's video for "God's Plan" just a revamped version of "The Rock Show"... [/imgfull]

The latest pop culture craze surfacing on social media is Drake’s new video for “God’s Plan” from his album Scary Hours. The video shows Drake spending the entire production budget by giving all the cash to strangers.

For many pop-punkers, that might sound familiar. That’s because Blink-182 did the exact same thing in 2001 for “The Rock Show”, when they roamed the streets of Los Angeles causing havoc and mischief with some loose change.

Both videos are filled with energetic and uplifting tunes. They give a fun atmosphere that’s sure to lift you up. Drake’s has an obvious purpose. It’s meant to focus on giving back to the community. For example, he bought groceries for people, gave handfuls of cash to college students, donated toys to children, and clothed homeless people. In total, Drake gave away $996,631 for their video, which is incredibly generous.

Blink-182’s video, however, is more destructive, fun, celebratory, and most importantly—punk as hell. They destroyed TVs, took homeless people to spas, and even paid dancers to mow strangers lawns. In their video, Blink gave away $500,000. In comparison, maybe their record label wasn’t as mad as Drake’s when they found out.

Overall, both videos are enjoyable with their generous concepts. Artistically, they have an energetic presentation that keeps you engaged, such as the dancing and skits. Those visuals give the fans an extra treat alongside the lyrics.

It’s important for artists to use the entertainment platform to touch people, as music’s greatest asset is how it provokes emotion from the listener. If generous concepts like these continue, there’s potential for helping those in need grow into a norm in future music videos.

Even if Drake took the concept from Blink, he did one hell of a job with it. Want to compare videos? Click below!

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Anti Flag + idobi Radio Announce New Radio Show, ANTIcast Wed, 14 Mar 2018 19:00:52 +0000 Tom The ANTIcast is here to take over the world… or at least, our airwaves.... [/imgfull]

The ANTIcast is here to take over the world... or at least, our airwaves. Hosted by your favorite punk rockers, Anti Flag will be broadcasting on idobi Radio every week to bring you world issues, music memories, and activism.

It all starts this Friday (3/16) at 8pm ET, with an episode about gun violence. National Walk Out Day just happened, and March For Our Lives is coming up on March 24th, so the guys dive into the statistics, the arguments, and the discussion around one of the most important political discussions today.

When the times get tough, the tough turn to punk rock, which is why we're giving you the chance to get inside the activist icons' minds. They're here to share their thoughts, spark a conversation, and leave you with a craving for guitar driven tunes.

Tune in every Friday and Sunday at 8pm ET to rock with ANTIcast, only on idobi Radio!



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Bo Burnham’s New Film ‘Eighth Grade’ Releases First Trailer Wed, 14 Mar 2018 15:12:21 +0000 Tom Middle school isn't getting any easier, and Bo Burnham is here to show us... [/imgfull]

Middle school isn't getting any easier, and Bo Burnham is here to show us why with his new film, Eighth Grade. Gone are the days of Hannah Montana and Blackberries, and in comes the age of Snapchat, Instagram, and vlogging.

In the first trailer for the movie, which is set to hit theaters July 13th, we meet Kayla (Elsie Fisher). The first thing to notice is that she's not the overworked, artificially made teenager we usually see in films. Instead, she looks just like you and your friends did in 8th grade.

The film follows Kayla as she tries to navigate growing up, school, popularity, and perhaps most importantly—making it online. The authenticity of the project has already earned rave reviews, and it's looking like Burnham's debut voyage into film is going to be a hit.

Check out the trailer for Eighth Grade below!

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Students Walked Out of Classrooms Today to Bring Attention to Gun Reform Wed, 14 Mar 2018 12:02:24 +0000 Tom Students everywhere are walking out of their classrooms at 10am across time zones to... [/imgfull]
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Today, history is being made. Students everywhere walked out of their classrooms at 10am across time zones to protest the rampant gun violence in America and push for changes in gun legislation. To show solidarity for the 17 students killed in the attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School one month ago, kids walked out for 17 minutes. That's one minute for each life lost. That's 17 too many.

People all over the US are sharing images of their walkout, and the pictures are incredibly inspiring and heartbreaking. For anyone claiming young people's opinions don't matter, that they can't make a change—today is living proof. These kids are our future, and they are speaking up. Make sure you listen.

We stand with you.

If you're in high school and want to share your story, is looking for guest posts. Send an email to with your thoughts about safer gun laws and supporting the #MarchForOurLives movement.


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