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Singer Akon pleads not guilty after tossing fan

American hip-hop and R&B singer and rapper Akon pleaded not guilty to minor criminal charges onMonday after being accused of tossing a teenage fan off the stage during a concert in upstate New York earlier this year. The singer, who also goes by Aliaune Thiam and was partly raised in Senegal, faces misdemeanor charges of endangering the welfare of a minor and harassment. A woman at the concert in Fishkill, about 80 miles north of New York City, told local media she suffered a concussion when she was struck by the young fan Akon tossed off the stage. “It was… Read more »


Verizon Drops Akon Like He's Hot

Verizon really didn’t want to see Akon “Smack That.” The communications company scrapped its partnership with the 25-year-old rapper Friday after a video was released that shows him simulating sex onstage with an underage girl during an Apr.12 concert in Trinidad. According to various accounts, 15-year-old Danah Alleyne thought she had won a dance contest when she was invited to dance with Akon, but soon found out that first prize was a close encounter with the Konvicted rapper. The Trinidad Express reported that Akon got seven women to come up and dance with him, promising that the best of the… Read more »


Dakona, Newly Signed Maverick Band, Set To Headline Teen Suicide Prevention Benefit Concert

Recently-signed band Dakona, currently hard at work on their debut album for Maverick Recording Company, will take a break from recording to headline a benefit concert to help teen suicide prevention. The event takes place May 26th at The Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, NY, just outside of New York City. Proceeds from the concert will go to the Mental Health Association of Westchester, NY, Teen Suicide Prevention Program. Dakona’s concern for the issue of teen suicide prevention stems from last year’s suicide death of a fan of the band’s in Vancouver. Earlier this year, the band staged an SRO… Read more »


9 Best Taylor Swift Covers From Alternative Stars

  God is real, and her name is Taylor Swift. Whether or not you’re on board with Swiftie mania, it’s impossible to deny that the record-breaking artist is an industry-changing champion. From country to pop and rock to indie, she defies genre and definitely has a streak of emo running through her veins, as she’s noted Pete Wentz as a major songwriting inspiration in the past. After all, her vault tracks from Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) include collaborations with Fall Out Boy and Paramore’s Hayley Williams. You also can’t forget “Two Is Better Than One” with Boys Like Girls or… Read more »


Citizen Shares Driving New Single “Hyper Trophy”

Today, the respected alternative rock band, Citizen has returned with a super-charged new single and music video for “Hyper Trophy“. This track comes as the second teaser following “If You’re Lonely, from their upcoming fifth studio album Calling The Dogs due out October 6th via Run For Cover Records. The new track kicks off with a groovy guitar riff, before immediately jumping into a driving drum beat. On first listen, it presents itself as the perfect song for a workout, going for a run, or driving in your car. The song feels like a great fall weather song, coming just… Read more »


5 Times The Maine was Cool as Shit

There’s just something special about The Maine isn’t there? So, while the band has made their mark over the years, we’ve narrowed it down to five… or six times we think they were really cool as shit.


Lydia Talks About Their New Nameless Album and Future Headlining Tour

idobi Radio caught up with Lydia at a sold out show at The Troubadour in Los Angeles, where they were main support for The Early November. We chatted about the new record (which is slated for a fall release date) and an upcoming US and Canada headlining tour (yes, you heard right) set to kick off in September.

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