idobi Network Running interviews into the ground since 1999 Tue, 03 Aug 2021 23:42:11 +0000 en <![CDATA[Tour de Session: Ryan Woods]]> Tue, 03 Aug 2021 15:00:00 -0400 Tom In this Tour de Session, we’re chillin’ with Ryan Woods in his bedroom. He...

In this Tour de Session, we’re chillin’ with Ryan Woods in his bedroom. He shows us how he decorates with cool clothes, drawings, and paintings. Is it us or did we just become best friends?

You’ll love this rendition of the title track of his EP “King Of The Basement”. No one will judge you for pressing play immediately – or for listening over and over.


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<![CDATA[Watch This Week – 8/2/21]]> Mon, 02 Aug 2021 18:30:00 -0400 Tom Properties featured: This week: Motherland: Fort Salem, Cooking with Paris, Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings...

This week: Motherland: Fort Salem, Cooking with Paris, Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami, Grown-ish, The Suicide Squad, Vivo

Motherland: Fort Salem

“Irrevocable” - Season 2, Episode 7
Tues Aug 3 - 10PM
On Freeform

Photo: Freeform/Jeff Petry

Raelle (Taylor Hickson) is in deep trouble. The Camarilla has terrible and painful plans for her and they’re getting more powerful everyday. Can she withstand them? But the Army is not about to let her go without a fight...and neither are Scylla (Amalia Holm) or Raelle’s mother Willa (Diana Pavlovská). “Irrevocable” is difficult to watch—you can feel Raelle’s pain as she fights with every fiber of her being. As for her friends and loved ones trying to find her? “Hell hath no fury” is a phrase that comes to mind. It’ll make your heart race as you wonder how far the witches will go to fight the Camarilla. The stakes in Motherland: Fort Salem are getting higher than ever, as the attacks get more and more personal, setting things in motion that really are “Irrevocable”—and you’ll be out for blood just as much as the witches are.

Motherland: Fort Salem airs on Freeform tomorrow.


From Freeform:
Raelle fights for her life, just as the Army and Spree converge on a secret Camarilla stronghold. Abigail and Adil’s mission for vengeance escalates.

Cooking with Paris

Season 1 
Wed Aug 4
On Netflix

Photo: Kit Karzen/Netflix © 2021

Bust out your bedazzled spatulas and prepare to get obsessed with Cooking with Paris. Paris Hilton may not know much about cooking but she knows how to make it look hot. She’s widening her recipe collection by calling up her friends to help her try out some new bomb cuisines (usually with, like, extra sugar). Paris brings her signature barbie doll charm and you’ll be giggling as she waltzes around her kitchen in ballgowns & couture (with matching rhinestone gloves!) and tries not to burn the house down. The guests are as star-studded as her outfits—including Kim Kardashian West, Demi Lovato, Saweetie, and more—and you’ll have just as much fun as they do learning how to “cook.” Paris even adds whimsical cooking “tips” that perfectly underscore the sweet satire of the whole show. Bon appetit, boss babes, you’re gonna be #sliving all while Cooking with Paris.

Cooking with Paris debuts on Netflix on Wednesday.


From Netflix:
Paris Hilton can cook...kind of. And she’s turning the traditional cooking show upside down. She’s not a trained chef and she’s not trying to be. With the help of her celebrity friends, she navigates new ingredients, new recipes and exotic kitchen appliances. Inspired by her viral YouTube video, Paris will take us from the grocery store to the finished table spread - and she might actually learn her way around the kitchen.

Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami

Season 1
Wed Aug 4
On Netflix

Photo courtesy of Netflix © 2021

Now, we’re not condoning drug trafficking…but Los Muchachos sure knew how to do it in style. At one time during the 1980s, traffic-kings Augusto “Willy” Falcon and Salvador “Sal” Magluta were the alleged chief distributors of cocaine to the US from Colombia’s cartels. Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami interviews those closest to the $2 billion empire along with the Feds who (eventually) took them down, painting a wildly colorful picture of Los Muchachos' reign—and the even wilder chase they led the law on. Get ready for a deep dive into 1980s Miami, complete with all the flashy outrageous nostalgia to make the experience a real trip.

Stream Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami on Netflix on Wednesday.


From Netflix:
Fifteen years after the release of his cult classic film comes director Billy Corben’s Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami, a six-part saga on the South Florida traffickers indicted in one of the largest drug cases in U.S. history. Alleged to be the chief U.S. distributors for two of Colombia’s biggest cartels, Cuban exiles Augusto “Willy” Falcon and Salvador “Sal” Magluta were accused of smuggling over 75 tons of cocaine into the U.S. in the 1980s. The high school friends built a reputed $2 billion empire that made Willy and Sal, aka “Los Muchachos,” two of Miami’s biggest celebrities. While law enforcement plotted their takedown, the world champion powerboat racers managed to skillfully outrun and outmaneuver prosecution for decades before the chase finally came to an end. Featuring colorful interviews with those closest to them, their defense team, and the Feds tasked with taking them down, the series paints a vivid portrait of the last of Miami’s “cocaine cowboys.”


“A Boy is a Gun” - Season 4, Episode 5
Thurs Aug 5 - 8PM
On Freeform

Photo: Freeform/Eric McCandless

2020 was a year of social and political injustice and unrest—a time when the world watched unarmed Black people murdered by police officers, something that has been happening for years but has only just begun to reach widespread attention. It was a time when the world came together to march, to protest, to spread awareness of and tackle the deep rot in the existing systems (and our fight continues). “A Boy is a Gun” dissects what it means to be Black in America and the expectation to uphold and uplift the community; how the color of your skin means you “must” become an activist. This opens up a classic grown-ish conversation between our crew that shows the nuances and importance of pushing for justice, liberty, and change at every level. It’s an emotional watch that will remind you of how much further we have to go, and how important it is to have these conversations with your loved ones. 

Grown-ish airs on Freeform on Thursday.


From Freeform:
After an unarmed Black man is shot by police, the crew reacts in different ways to the news. Kiela and Doug butt heads when she wants to use his party to raise awareness.

The Suicide Squad

Fri Aug 6
In theaters & on HBO Max

Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. 

In classic Suicide Squad style, Gunn jumpstarts his movie at Belle Reve Penitentiary. And nothing will ever be what you expect it to be again for 2 hours and 12 mins. Nothing. Okay, there’s a mission and Waller is a cold-blooded liar. That’s about it for expectations. Seriously, even if you’ve seen a kaiju sized Starro (the alien facehugger villain) in the trailer, you have no idea the depths of the super slide of chicanery you’re going to be taken on to get there. You will frequently ask your movie watching partner if you are high. Alas, they will only giggle maniacally in response. And then you will realize, you are too. (read Sherin Nicole’s review)

The Suicide Squad hits theaters & HBO Max on Friday.


From HBO Max:
From writer/director James Gunn comes Warner Bros. Pictures’ superhero action adventure “The Suicide Squad,” featuring a collection of the most degenerate delinquents in the DC lineup—including Bloodsport, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, Ratcatcher 2, Savant, King Shark, Blackguard, Javelin and everyone’s favorite psycho, Harley Quinn—who will do anything to get out of prison—even join the super-secret, super-shady Task Force X on a do-or-die mission. 


Fri Aug 6
On Netflix

Vivo comes to Netflix on Friday.


From Netflix:
From Netflix and Sony Pictures Animation comes VIVO, an animated musical adventure that follows Vivo, a musically gifted kinkajou (aka a rainforest “honey bear”) as he embarks on the adventure of a lifetime to deliver a song to his cherished owner’s long-lost love.


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<![CDATA[News Flashes 08.02.21: Money Heist, Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Simone Biles]]> Mon, 02 Aug 2021 13:49:26 -0400 Tom ...

[Left Clockwise: Photo by Lindsey Wasson/REUTERS, Photo via Netflix, Photo via Sony Pictures Entertainment]

Today we have a look at the final season of Money Heist, a new trailer for Venom: Let There Be Carnage, and Simone Biles returning to the Tokyo Olympics.

Money Heist Fifth and Final Season Sneak Peek


Netflix has revealed the trailer for Money Heist’s fifth and final season. This time around the gang faces some dark challenges as they are trapped in the Bank of Spain for over 100 hours. The Professor is captured and just when things couldn’t get any worse, they are left up against the army. The final season of Money Heist is set to be released as a two part finale on September 3 and December 3.

New Trailer for Venom: Let There Be Carnage


A new trailer for Venom: Let There Be Carnage gives a sneak peek at the absolute chaos that ensues between Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) and serial killer Cletus Kasady (Woody Harrelson). The clip shares Kasady's transformation into Carnage and the showdown he faces against Venom. The movie is set to hit theaters September 24


Simone Biles Returns For Beam Finals

Photo by: REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson

After withdrawing from the team all-around finals to take care of her mental health during a case of the twisties, Simone Biles is back for the balance beam finals at the Tokyo Olympics. USA Gymnastics confirmed the news in a tweet by saying, "We are so excited to confirm that you will see two U.S. athletes in the balance beam final tomorrow - Suni Lee AND Simone Biles!! Can't wait to watch you both.” We look forward to watching Simone Biles slay it in this event! 


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<![CDATA[Inbox Jukebox Presents: SOUNDR’s New Song “Mania”]]> Fri, 30 Jul 2021 10:45:00 -0400 Tom SOUNDR’s new song “Mania” is a dark reflection of your innermost self wrapped up...

Photo by Tim Burton

Put the world on pause and lose yourself in today’s Inbox Jukebox Presents. SOUNDR’s new song “Mania” is a dark reflection of your innermost self wrapped up in gorgeous production and explosive choruses.

“Mania is about feeling like you have to hide pieces of yourself for people to love you,” SOUNDR says of the track. It swells and ebbs, flowing with a torrent of emotions, before breaking out into a wave of power. “It’s also kind of taunting in a way — saying “I’ve had way too many men who thought I’d be their kind of heaven.” It’s this weird duality of being almost proud of how appealing a manic phase can look outwardly, like you’ve fooled everyone? But I hate that it happens.”

“I was laying in bed staring at the ceiling dissociating a lot and feeling kinda pissed that I felt the need to hide my depression from everyone. I wrote the hook that night, got up the next morning and wrote and demo’d out the whole song in my home studio in maybe... an hour? I just kept doing one take until it felt right.”

You can feel the pain and bittersweet bite in each layer of "Mania"—the guitars build slowly, echoing and forming a soundscape for the chorus to burst into. The drums command your attention, turning the vibe up to the max. SOUNDR says that seeing others react to who she is fuels the fire of the song. “Being pissed that you aren’t always just okay and that no one sees both sides,” she continues. “Like look how beautiful my world is, but in my own head I’m a fucking mess. Which feels extremely frustrating and confusing.” 

That frustration bubbles through the track, culminating in a blazing anthem that will allow you to truly let loose and feel every part of how you’re feeling—no matter how manic. “The swing between high and low can be really hard to handle,” she says. “And ‘love’ became this weird cycle where you feel they only love you when you’re manic, and disconnected and wild. So ‘you become a slave to the mania,’ never showing the whole real you.” It’ll have you declaring “no more”—it’s time to show everyone who you truly are, with “Mania” as your mantra.

Fun Fact about SOUNDR:

“My favorite movie genre is horror. I love horror movie collectibles and Halloween. Halloween decor goes up at the latest around my birthday at the beginning of September. I would love to collect vintage horror film posters!" –SOUNDR

Keep up with SOUNDR:

Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Soundcloud | Spotify


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<![CDATA[Fresh Pressed [new music friday] – 208]]> Fri, 30 Jul 2021 10:00:00 -0400 Tom What better way to kick off a weekend than with new music? Featuring new...

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.

All Time Low
“PMA” (feat. Pale Waves)

There’s never a dull moment in All Time Low’s new single “PMA”, even when it may be one of their most laid back songs of late. Frontman Alex Gaskarth’s lyrics gush with honesty, while the feature from UK act Pale Waves adds a different element vocally.

New Found Glory

Working with Cartel’s Will Pugh on a new set of songs has proven to work out well for pop-punk heroes New Found Glory. “Backseat” is classic NFG, catchy and has an absolute killer bridge.

Angels & Airwaves
“Losing My Mind”

The dancey grooves and Tom Delonge’s soaring vocals are undeniable on the new Angels & Airwaves track “Losing My Mind”. While most of what we’ve heard from Lifeforms, their new LP, gears toward certified rock anthems, Tom & Co. dish out a pop banger here.


There’s a lot going on with PVRIS’ new single “Monster” but what’s most important is: It’s all fantastic. After the pop pivot on last year’s Use Me, Lynn Gunn makes a massive leap musically with an aggressive tune featuring a flurry of synths. It’s going to bring the roof down when it’s played live.

Meet Me @ the Altar
“Brighter Days (Are Before Us)”

Meet Me @ the Altar gets better and better with each new song. Gearing up for their debut EP, out next month, “Brighter Days (Are Before Us)” is an optimistic rocker on the harder side musically but is evened out with an A+ vocal melody.

Luke Hemmings

Luke Hemmings’ solo venture keeps moving with the breezy “Motion”. He instantly proved he could make it as a lone wolf with the debut track “Starting Line”, but the classic pop tones of this new cut helps to further mold his signature sound into something bold and exciting.

“Lay Me to Rest”

Ska-punk legends Zebrahead are unstoppable when they mash together a melodic chorus, frantic verses, and an explosive guitar solo. It’s what “Lay Me to Rest” is all about, and it also rings in their celebration of 25 years as a band. Sounds like the best is yet to come.

Dan + Shay

There’s a weird amount of soulfulness to Dan + Shay’s latest track “Lying”. If you’re expecting an extremely infectious country-pop song, you’ve clicked play on the right one. It’s got more twang than usual and is pretty refreshing for a D+S tune.

Billie Eilish
Happier Than Ever

Sophomore slump be damned; Billie Eilish perfects her craft on Happier Than Ever. The confident yet vulnerable LP is spread out across multiple styles, incorporating jazzy ballads followed by cuts headlined by dark electronic beats.

Silk Sonic

Silk Sonic, aka Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak, said they wouldn’t release another song ’til “Leave the Door Open” got overplayed. They weren’t kidding. It makes sense, since their new song “Skate” will have no problem taking its spot on the charts—the love letter to 70s R&B is produced beautifully and has that swagger the duo brings to the table so easily.

Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night

Jack Antonoff might find most of his success in his work with other artists, but his solo stuff in Bleachers is where he saves the best writing and producing he has to offer. His third full-length, Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night, packs endless 80s-nostalgia pop anthems (“Don’t Go Dark”) alongside vintage acoustic ballads (“Strange Behavior”).

Welcome 2 America

The first real posthumous album from Prince arrives in the form of Welcome 2 America. Originally created in 2010, the unearthed record is devoid of demos or old ideas from the 80s—it’s instead a full LP and it shows. It’s ripe with social commentary and timely concepts, making its release now all the more meaningful.

Other new releases:
Dolly Parton - “Sent From Above”
Aly & AJ - “I Need My Girl”
Monsta X - “Kiss or Death”
Third Eye Blind - “Box of Bones”
Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! - Gone are the Good Days
Logic - Bobby Tarantino III
BANNERS - It’s Gonna Be Ok EP
Creeper - American Noir
Raleigh Ritchie - “Say What You Mean”
UPSAHL - “Time of My Life”
Jungle - “Truth”
Alok & John Legend - “In My Mind”
Clean Bandit x Topic - “Drive (feat. Wes Nelson)”
Sleigh Bells - “Locust Laced”
Dermot Kennedy - “Better Days”
Skepta, J Balvin - “Nirvana”
Don Diablo, Galantis - “Tears For Later”
Jackson Wang, Internet Money - “Drive You Home”
DallasK - “Try Again (featuring Lauv)”
Mark Ronson - Watch the Sound (Official Soundtrack)
MØ - Kindness
Nao - “And Then Life Was Beautiful”
IV JAY - “Vibrate (feat. Pink Sweat$)”
NEEDTOBREATHE - Into The Mystery
Serena Isioma - “Really, Really”
Arlo Parks - “Too Good (Unknown Mortal Orchestra Remix)”
Zella Day - “Golden”
Amber Run - “I’m Tired”
Des Rocs - “MMC”


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<![CDATA[Get to Know Weathers in their Tell Me Live]]> Thu, 29 Jul 2021 16:00:00 -0400 Tom Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to sway to the sweet &...

Photo credit: Paige Sara

Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to sway to the sweet & seductive melodies of Weathers for their very own Tell Me Live

Every time you listen to Weathers you’re sucked right into the dark theatricality that runs through their music—and this stripped down performance makes their sound truly intimate. You won’t be able to resist stomping your foot to the beat and nodding your head to the truth of each song, including their sparkling new single “Karma”. 

In between performances they share some stories about hitting milestones as a band, reaching out to seek help, and even running at the speed of light. 

Dive into Weathers’ Tell Me Live video below—or catch the songs right now on idobi Radio + on idobi Anthm!


Keep up with Weathers:

Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | TikTok


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<![CDATA[idobi Billboard in Toronto’s Yonge-Dundas Square – Sing It Your Way: idobi Hosts Campaign]]> Thu, 29 Jul 2021 12:00:00 -0400 Tom Be honest, we’ve all sung along to a song when we have no idea...

Be honest, we've all sung along to a song when we have no idea what the actual lyrics are. idobi Radio’s Sing It Your Way: idobi Hosts Campaign celebrates that feeling when the speakers are thumping, you're dancing like no one's watching, and you're singing whatever sounds & feels right in the moment.

We took that feeling to Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto and called on some of our hosts to rock out & rep everything idobi for a new billboard campaign! [photos below] Because we don't care if you don't know the words to all the songs we're playing, so long as you're listening to idobi Radio.

Catch our billboard in Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto for the next few days and...

Don’t forget: Wrong lyrics are the best lyrics. Sing along on idobi.

“Sing It Your Way. Listen to idobi Radio” The Host Edition Credits:


Creative director: Sherin Nicole

Project managers: Alex Bear, Aud Lew

Video Director: Tommy Wooldridge 

Art Director/Photographer: Matty Vogel

MakeUp Artist: Nikki Carmela

Styling Assistant: Jamal East

Production Assistants: Nick Major, Jack Ryan

Motion designer: Jamal Sullivan


Bowie Jane

Katie Leclerc

Nick Major

Sasha Capelli 

Wesam Keesh

Yesod Williams


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<![CDATA[Rise Rock n’ Shine Presents: Love Again – “Saratoga Streetlights”]]> Thu, 29 Jul 2021 11:00:00 -0400 Tom Record-setting heat demands pool parties which, in turn, demand pool party tunes. “Saratoga Streetlights”...

Record-setting heat demands pool parties which, in turn, demand pool party tunes. “Saratoga Streetlights” is an ice-cold jam ready to complement your beach ball antics and water balloon skirmishes. As the band states, this song has been released “just in time for summer” and we couldn’t agree more!

San Antonio-based trio Love Again refer to it as the “lone summer jam” off their EP What I Left Behind. “Saratoga Streetlights” is a thumping, finely crafted cut that has us reeling. A ska scaffolding and punk interior is built upon a solid emo foundation. The master craftsmen accented the sound with electric wisps and soft xylophone notes. The finished danceable domicile allows us to weather the most brutal of summers in a level of comfort only damn good music can afford.

"We are excited to finally share with y’all the video for “Saratoga Streetlights”, the lone summer jam off our EP 'What I Left Behind'”

Lead singer and guitarist, Joseph Rodgriguez explains it is “a nostalgic party song dedicated to the city of Corpus Christi, Texas and the friends I made there during my college years.” This comes through in the down-to-Earth lyrics that are simultaneously personal and universal. Saratoga could be a campground, cul-de-sac, or neighborhood bar. Any place memories are made is easily conjured while screaming “we ran the streets” with a happy tear in your eye.

The accompanying video for “Saratoga Streetlights” is grounded and intimate, following a group of young adults as they make their way through a typical summer day. Moving from working a boring college/high-school job to a bonfire party, we catch glimpses of the band in a surfboard shop, presumably the only one in San Antonio. This meshes with Love Again’s intention: “We wanted the video to have an early 90’s coming of age movie vibe to it, something along the lines of Dazed and Confused.”

Throw some dogs on the grill and don’t forget the sunscreen when you break out the boombox to blast this bad boy at your next summer shindig!


Fun Fact about Love Again - "Saratoga Streetlights":

“We’ve partnered together with Young Giants Media and put together this awesome video for “Saratoga Streetlights” just in time for summer! ... We wanted the video to have an early 90’s coming of age movie vibe to it, something along the lines of Dazed and Confused. Luckily A.J. Garces and Ignacio Trevino from Young Giants Media took care of that for us.” - Love Again

Keep up with Love Again:

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram


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<![CDATA[Rise Rock n’ Shine: The Aquadolls + more tunes for later]]> Thu, 29 Jul 2021 10:00:00 -0400 Tom Hey! Get up! Your dog is licking the drool from your pillow. It’s time...

Hey! Get up! Your dog is licking the drool from your pillow.

It's time to Rise Rock n' Shine...

Who: The Aquadolls are a So-Cal trio primed to blast off. Featuring surf-rock vibes alongside pop-punk vocals, these witty women excel at blending genres and garnering attention they rightfully deserve. They have opened for the likes of Pennywise and Kate Nash, while preparing to open for Jimmy Eat World this weekend in Chi-town.

What: “Disappearing Girl” is ready to haunt your summer romance.

Why: The opening guitar lick is a deep, fuzzy invitation to a feeling somehow both nostalgic and fresh. We had the most fun untangling the poetic threads in the lyrics and rhymes through repeated listens; finding the song’s tapestry is a heady, warm reward.

FFO: idobi Radio

Find The Aquadolls on Instagram, Facebook, Youtube and Twitter.

“Our new song “Disappearing Girl” was written about being in a relationship but not being able to put your full heart into it. No matter how hard you want it to work out, sometimes things just aren't meant to be. The song was recorded at the beginning of 2020 and we’ve been waiting to share it with you! We hope this becomes your new summer jam, and that you can connect to it as much as we do. At the end of the day, don’t be afraid to get lost in the music and just… disappear.“ - The Aquadolls



We are so excited about our Tell Me Live with Weathers later today, we just had to make sure you know about it Right Now! Weathers takes some time between an idobi-exclusive acoustic set to chat with us about some things happy, some things heavy, and some things hilarious. Don’t miss out when Tell Me Live with Weathers premieres today at 4PM Eastern simultaneously on idobi Radio, idobi Anthm, the idobi YouTube, AND right here on!


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<![CDATA[HIGHKEY AS F#%K WITH WATERPARKS!]]> Thu, 29 Jul 2021 04:15:00 -0400 Tom Cancel your Friday plans because Waterparks is taking over idobi Radio and taking your...

Cancel your Friday plans because Waterparks is taking over idobi Radio and taking your calls!

Starting Friday at 7PM ET they’ll be giving you an inside look into their favorite songs on Greatest Hits! The guys will also be handing out tickets to their A Night Out On Earth Tour...but we’ll let them tell you the criteria to win. It’s your chance to ask Waterparks your questions AND maybe get tickets for their North American tour. So you’d better be listening!

We’ll be telling you the number to call right at 7PM ET / 4PM PT so check back here OR follow idobi Radio on Twitter and Instagram—it’ll be in our story.

And don’t forget to tune-in for ‘Highkey as F#%k’ hosted by Waterparks at 7PM ET right here:


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