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News Flashes 11.30.22: Spotify Wrapped Stats, The Wonder Years Tour, and The Life of Clarence Gilyard

— Today we talk about Spotify Wrapped, the upcoming The Wonder Years tour, and the life of Clarence Gilyard. — It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year The time has come. Spotify Wrapped is here and our Instagram stories are flooded with everyone’s top artists and songs. Who reigned over everyone else? For the third year in a row Bad Bunny is the most globally streamed artist. He pulled in 18.5 billion streams this year like it was nothing. To no one’s surprise, Taylor Swift came in second. Her album Midnights also was the fourth most streamed album in… Read more »


blink-182’s “All the Small Things” Hits Major Spotify Milestone

Today marked a major milestone for blink-182. The trio’s world-famous “All The Small Things” just crossed the mark for one billion streams on Spotify. As of publication, this is their only song to reach this many streams. Additionally, “I Miss You” from 2003’s self-titled record is a close second, with just under 729 million streams. This Enema Of The State, Jerry Finn-produced single boasts myriad musical triumphs. After its September 28, 1999 release, it almost immediately charted at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Alternative Airplay, and later peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 6. Of course, this timeless hit… Read more »


The Best Rock And Metal Albums Of 2023, According To Spotify

Spotify Wrapped Day has officially arrived, and for voyeuristic music lovers, it’s the best day of the year. Not only do you get to realize that your music taste has basically remained the same since 2008, but you also get to see your most hardcore metal head friends admit that––yes––they did help boost Taylor Swift to the No. 1 streamed Spotify artist for the year globally. To no surprise, Swift does lead the pack, and precedes globally streamed top artists Bad Bunny, The Weeknd, Drake, and Peso Pluma. Additionally, Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd artist… Read more »


100 Rising Artists To Listen To In 2024—Pt. 3

In our third installment of “100 Rising Artists To Listen To In 2024,” we’re coloring outside of the lines. While you may strictly listen to alternative or rock, this week, we challenge you to think outside of the box. Think outside the confines of genre, but most importantly, get ready to have some fun discovering new music. Through an array of rock, indie, pop, punk, and, yes, put the two together, pop-punk, it’s time to find your next favorite artist. While we’ll always hold our favorites—My Chemical Romance, Simple Plan, Paramore…the list goes on—near and dear to our hearts, our… 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 »


News Flashes 12.02.21: Shawn Mendes’ New Single, Seth Rogen’s Mishap, and Alec Baldwin’s New Interview

Today we talk about Shawn Mendes’ new single, Seth Rogen’s mishap at Adele’s One Night Only special, and an update on the set of Rust. Shawn Mendes’ Break Up Song As any good pop artist does, Shawn Mendes has released a break up song just weeks after his split with Camila Cabello. However, “It’ll Be Okay” isn’t a scathing Taylor Swift type of break up song. In a very Shawn Mendes type of way, the artist sings about how he will “love you either way.” Both stars took to their Instagram stories to announce the break up and said they… Read more »


Hey, Soul Sister

Listen Up! On Today’s episode, Its a “Can We Make Katie Puke” episode, we go through our Spotify Wrapped sessions, and who likes the band Train?  …Enjoy! The Brett Davern Show is streamed LIVE daily at 10am (eastern) 7am (pacific) on idobi Radio at https://idobi.com. Follow Brett on social media @BDavv, Katie : @KatieLeclerc, the show @BrettDavernShow


Ranking The X-Men Movie Franchise Ranking with Ekoh!

The road to Deadpool & Wolverine is coming to a close as the movies releases later this month and with so much excitement for what’s to come, Sean recruited Ekoh to rank the X-Men Movies Franchise! Just like the X-Men timeline, this conversation is  sometimes convoluted, but super fun and full of heart! Ekoh just wrapped up a tour with From Ashes To New last month, and is most definitely an artist in Alternative Music to keep your eyes and ears on the rest of 2024! Catch Metalcore Nerds live Mondays @ 7pmEST on idobi Howl! Follow @MetalcoreNerds on Facebook,… Read more »


Scene Queen Shares Bold Debut Album, ‘Hot Singles In Your Area’

Scene Queen has gifted us thrilling bimbocore singles including “Whips & Chains,” “Stuck,” and “Finger,” but now, her entire debut album is here. Hot Singles In Your Area is “about growing up in the early 2000s but not exploring my sexuality until my 20s with all the messy and chaotic situations you find yourself in when you’re trying to find yourself and your own power,” Scene Queen (aka Hannah Collins) says. Across her poppy, edgy, and straight-up hot 15-track LP, the artist shares punchy, shimmering sonics and sex-positive lyrics. Plus, the record features the iconic The Ready Set, up-and-comer 6arelyhuman,… Read more »


The Early November On Why Their Self-Titled Album Became So Special

With seven full-length albums to their name and their music solidly, and rightfully, etched into the annals of rock history alongside emo/scene peers such as My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, and Dashboard Confessional, The Early November has returned with their most personal collection of songs yet. To mark the occasion, they’ve released a 10-track magnum opus as a self-titled album, more than 20 years into their career. In an in-depth interview with idobi Radio, founding members Ace Enders (vocalist/guitarist) and Jeff Kummer (drummer/percussionist) discuss why now was the right time to release a self-titled album, what’s next for The… Read more »

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