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100 Rising Artists To Listen To In 2024—Pt. 1

It’s never a bad time to discover a new band or artist. Somewhere out there, in either a basement, garage, or make-shift studio, a group of people are sitting around writing songs and deciding to start a new band. You never know which one of those artists might just be the next biggest thing in the world. It is our job, here at idobi Radio, to find these acts and expose them to you. Of course, you’ll always see us covering the mainstay acts like My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, or Paramore. However, all of those bands were once… Read more »


9 Alternative Artists To Get You Into The Halloween Spirit

There’s finally a chill in the air, and we all know what that means: Halloween is on its way. Whether you enjoy dressing up for parties or hosting a horror movie night from the comfort of your couch, there’s something for everyone to take part in. Better yet, there are plenty of alternative bands and artists that find their inspiration in the spooky season.  This doesn’t mean that they are carving pumpkins or telling ghost stories. Many bands in our scene incorporate paranormal or horror imagery and themes into their releases. This can take the form of voodoo dolls (The… Read more »


5 Modern Bands Revitalizing The Riot grrrl Movement

The Riot grrrl movement began in the early 1990’s at the forefront of feminism, punk music, and political commentary. It was a genre built out of anger, frustration, and rage entirely crafted by badass women. These women aimed to express emotions considered acceptable for male songwriters at the time, but far less common for women. Growing out of the Pacific Northwest but quickly spreading across the country, acts like Bikini Kill and Sleater-Kinney paved the way for many bands to come in the future. Speaking on topics like sexual assault, domestic abuse, anarchism, and female empowerment, the movement was much… Read more »


Smartpunk Records Announce Fifth Annual SXSW Showcase Lineup

Smartpunk Records is bringing their Smartpunk House back to the iconic South By Southwest fest (SXSW) for the fifth year in a row. It’ll run March 16 and 17 at the Empire Garage and Control Room in Austin, TX, and begin at noon local time. Music enthusiasts will not need a pass to enter the free showcase. The lineup is a blend of newer indie emo/rock with acts such as Winona Fighter, Proper., and Remo Drive to classic staples in the scene such as Spitalfield, Sparta, and Bob Nanna of Braid. With a label that’s been around since 2016 and… Read more »


Infinity Exec Exits Amid Pay Controversy

New York – Infinity Broadcasting is not commenting on a New York Times story that claims the company fired its top Rochester, N.Y., programer for accepting gifts from record companies. The news comes as another major radio player, Entercom, announces that it will no longer work with independent promoters. According to the Times, an internal Infinity investigation concluded that John McRae, who oversaw rock WCMF, modern WZNE, top 40 WPXY and adult top 40 WRMM, “had accepted an unspecified sum’s worth of gift certificates sent ostensibly for use in listener contests or in station promotions.” The Times cited as sources… Read more »

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