App Show News 2014 | idobi Running interviews into the ground since 1999 Sun, 16 Dec 2018 14:06:35 +0000 en <![CDATA[Photos: Black Pistol Fire in Vancouver]]> Sat, 15 Dec 2018 13:00:11 +0000 Tom idobi photographer Lindsey Blane covered the Black Pistol Fire show in Vancouver, BC at...

Black Pistol Fire




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<![CDATA[Photos: Yukon Blonde in Vancouver]]> Fri, 14 Dec 2018 13:00:30 +0000 Tom idobi photographer Lindsey Blane covered the Yukon Blonde show in Vancouver, BC at the...

Yukon Blonde

The Zolas



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<![CDATA[Fresh Pressed [new music friday] – 087]]> Fri, 14 Dec 2018 10:00:21 +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.

Set It Off
“For You Forever” / “Dancing With the Devil”

Set It Off’s flair for the dramatic hasn’t slowed down during the promotional cycle for their upcoming album, Midnight, in which they’ve been busy teasing the release of two brand new songs out today. Like the album title implies, it’s no surprise that both tracks are better suited to listening with lights down low rather than being windows-down rockers—“Dancing with the Devil” is the easy standout with its brooding vibe disguised by a singalong chorus.


UK band Busted proved that their lengthy hiatus was worth the wait when they released their comeback album Night Driver two years ago. The synth-pop adult-contemporary hybrid was a far cry away from the tween tunes that had them selling out arenas way back when, but it showed this was not the band of old. With the second album of Busted 2.0 upcoming, they seem to be reverting back to the sound that started it all. Yet, in a way that’s smart with loads of substance. “Reunion” is an even stronger outing than their first single “Nineties” with more nostalgic pop-punk riffs and a chorus that’ll kill it live.

Various Artists
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Not only is Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse getting great reviews—it’s also delivering on the music front, too. The animated Spidey film comes equipped with a soundtrack packed with chart-topping superheroes, like Post Malone and his lead single “Sunflower”. Also making appearances are the likes of Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne, so it’ll get you pumped up for sure—just don’t try to climb on any walls.

The Goldfinger Christmas EP

It’s never cool to hope a band breaks up but what if it’s because Goldfinger’s John Feldmann wants to make only Christmas music 24/7...well, that’s a different story. Feldmann brings out the best of the holiday season in his band’s four song Christmas EP, taking on yuletide classics that are worth hearing for the millionth time. Between performing Christmas tunes for his daughter’s classroom to putting a fresh spin on songs we all know and love, Feldmann’s proven to be the gift that keeps on giving.

Icarus Falls

The super long album is nothing new in 2018—Wiz Khalifa dropped his 25-track collection, Rolling Papers 2, back in July; rap-duo Rae Sremmurd released their triple-disc 27-song record SR3MM in May. No matter how big of a fan you are of an artist, twenty seven songs on a record is a metric crap-ton of music to sift through in the age of streaming. However, there’s something to admire about the fact that an artist, Zayn, specifically, was so amped about everything they recorded that they refused to cut anything out. Zayn’s sophomore record Icarus Falls is a pop behemoth surprisingly low on filler—even if some songs hit harder than others (“You Wish You Knew”, “There You Are”). Case in point, never judge an album by its cover…erm, or rather, runtime.

Various Artists
The Prom (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

The Prom is probably the next Broadway hit that’s going to take over the world. The cast soundtrack dropping today is going to help its cause big time. Opening last month, the comedy is based around a girl whose conservative high school won’t let her take her girlfriend to the prom and its songs are loaded with dance numbers from front to back. Plus, actress Caitlin Kinnunen is basically a walking future Tony Award. The Prom is a can’t-miss on Broadway but fortunately the soundtrack is a much cheaper option until you get around to seeing it.

Avril Lavigne
“Tell Me It’s Over”

Avril Lavigne’s break-up anthems are evolving from power ballads to something much more unique displayed on her latest track “Tell Me It’s Over”.  In a song about closing the door on a relationship that you know is wrong, Lavigne dishes out a strong vocal performance unlike anything we’ve heard from her with instrumentation taking an R&B influence—it shows that nothing is off-limits for her comeback, which culminates in a new album out on February 15th.

The Chainsmokers
Sick Boy

The Chainsmokers quietly complete their sophomore album Sick Boy with the release of their 10th song this year, “Hope”. While never announcing that new singles were going to take this shape, the result is something impressive enough that the typical album cycle doesn’t even seem matter in the first place. “Hope” is another duet featuring the duo’s Drew Taggart with rising Swedish singer Winona Oak, who just recently inked a record deal with Atlantic. Overall, Sick Boy manages to find the perfect balance of familiar Chainsmokers pop and a sound for them that’s new and inventive.

Katy Perry
“Immortal Flame”

“Yeah, Katy Perry’s new song from that Final Fantasy game is pretty dope”...believe it or not, that’s a statement that can truly be said in 2018. “Immortal Flame” coincides with Perry’s partnership with mobile game Final Fantasy Brave Exvius, but that doesn’t mean this is just a throwaway—the ballad is a definite bop and will probably make you lose all your mana.



Ariana Grande

Plain and simple, it’s impossible for Ariana Grande to follow-up a single like “thank u, next”. The phenomenon was a perfect storm of timing, subject matter, and just the fact that the track was a complete banger—the number one Billboard spot speaks for itself. Still, the show can’t stop there. Grande’s next outing from her forthcoming record is “Imagine” and it’s still special in its own right with its R&B stylings. If you want to read deep into the rumor mill, some believe the track is about Grande’s late ex Mac Miller.

Gerard Way
“Dasher” (feat. Lydia Night)

Fans have been waiting a long time for this one. Videos of Gerard Way performing his new holiday song, “Dasher”, date all the way back to 2014, when no proper release of the track was in sight. Fortunately, it was well worth the wait and holds up to its live version quite well. Additionally, Way adds a guest vocalist in The Regrettes’ Lydia Night to the mix, resulting in a not-so-cheerful Christmas track to break up all that happiness in your holiday playlists.

Other new releases:
American Football - “Silhouettes”
Nothing,nowhere. - “Ornament”
Papa Roach - “Elevate”
Mokita - “London”
gnash - “T-Shirt”
Prettymuch - “Jello”
The Lumineers - “Pretty Paper”
The Band CAMINO - “Less Than I Do”
Switchfoot - “All I Need”
Miley Cyrus & Mark Ronson - “Happy Xmas (War is Over)”
Robin Thicke - “Testify”
Pitbull, Rhea - “Ocean to Ocean (Aquaman Soundtrack)”
Bad Bunny - “Solo di me”
Alicia Keys - Vault Playlist Vol 1
Allie X - “Last Xmas”


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<![CDATA[The Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 Trailer + Key Art is Here, Somebody Vulcan Nerve Pinch Us]]> Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:45:36 +0000 Tom The Star Trek: Discovery season 2 trailer has landed and we’re living long and... [/imgfull]

The Star Trek: Discovery season 2 trailer has landed and we’re living long and prospering because of it. The action-packed teaser heads into the other side of the looking glass (draw your own conclusions) and will blow your mind with all the new discoveries... Red Angel! Captain Georgiou (Michelle Yeoh)! Spock (Ethan Peck)! (And he’s smiling?!)

Season 2 finds the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery joining forces with Captain Pike (Anson Mount) to investigate seven mysterious red signals. Meanwhile, Spock has arrived and Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) must reconcile her past with her brother. Ooh, the suspense is real, y’all!.

Star Trek: Discovery returns to CBS All Access on Thursday, January 17, 2019 but until then you have more visual goodness to break down. Just to make the wait even sweeter, CBS have extended the season length to 14 episodes—giving you one extra ep of Trek goodness to look forward to! And if you haven’t watched them already, beam on up to CBS All Access to catch the latest Star Trek: Short Treks installments.



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<![CDATA[The Best Albums Of 2018, According To 15 Artists & Entertainment Business Professionals]]> Wed, 12 Dec 2018 14:00:21 +0000 Tom Darren Paltrowitz spoke to a mix of artists, entertainment business veterans, and high-profile friends... [/imgfull]

For a career writer or editor, 2018 was not a particularly easy year. To put it simply, when it comes to current events and the overall 24/7 news cycle it has been a year filled with doom and gloom. As someone who earns part of their living by following said “doom and gloom,” it is easy to buy into the hype of “music not being good as it used to be.”

To prove the naysayers wrong and show that great new music is still being put out all the time, I made it my mission to not only do some deep-digging on Spotify but also speak to a mix of artists, entertainment business veterans, and high-profile friends—people who are known for having great taste—about their favorite albums of 2018. Strangely enough, one of the artists actually chose another participant’s album as his favorite release of the year.

After looking at everything compiled here for idobi, I now realize there are more than ten albums from 2018 that I have to experience firsthand. Hopefully you, too, come away with the realization that 2018 was yet another great year for artistry:


Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Sex & Food

Tim Christensen

Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s Sex & Food. Many great albums this year, but this is the one I keep coming back to. Feel-good, futuristic, melodic, edgy, characteristic. Favorite track: 'American Guilt.'”


Stringer - My Bad

Scott Waldman
Artist manager (and Lido Beach frontman)

Stringer’s album My Bad is my favorite LP of 2018. This album doesn’t deserve to get beer spilled on it, but sounds better with 666 old fashioneds.”



Nita Strauss - Controlled Chaos

Diamond Dallas Page
DDP YOGA founder and WWE Hall Of Famer

"My wife Brenda and I absolutely love Nita Strauss. She made a solo album this year, Controlled Chaos, and is currently on the road. She is amazingly talented."


John Coltrane -
Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album

John Davis
of The Lees Of Memory

My favorite new album of 2018 had to be Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album by John Coltrane, even if it's only ‘new’ in that it took about 55 years for the recordings to come to light. But it's the Classic Quartet, in full flight, at Van Gelder's. Sold!”


Circuit des Yeux - Reaching For Indigo

Mike Doughty
Singer/songwriter and author

Circuit des Yeux’s Reaching For Indigo. I’m crazy about her opera-witch voice, and the sound, which is like Sun Ra and the Cocteau Twins simultaneously. Fantastic live show, too—I saw them at the Memphis Concréte Festival.


Primal Scream - Give Out But Don't Give Up

James Lance
from Viacom

Primal Scream’s Give Out But Don’t Give Up: The Original Memphis Recordings. When you know an album through and through for decades, but suddenly get a private investigator show up at your door one day. You are completely befuddled: It’s the long-lost twin sibling. You welcome it wholeheartedly. “



Mike Viola - The American Egypt

Linus Of Hollywood
Singer/songwriter and producer

Mike Viola’s The American Egypt. I’ve been a fan of Mike’s for awhile and got to see him ‘workshop’ some of these songs live at the Hotel Cafe in LA. Probably my favorite album of his. I dig the raw 70s-McCartney style production and I really connected with the very personal and intimate lyricssometimes a bit cryptic but the emotion in his vocal delivery always relays his intent. ‘They’ don’t make albums like this anymore, but I’m so glad Mike still does.”


Sidney Gish - No Dogs Allowed

Mike Viola
Singer/songwriter, producer and A&R executive

Last year Sidney Gish recorded an album in her dorm room called No Dogs Allowed. Categorized as ‘bedroom pop’ on Spotify, this album quickly caught the attention of new fans of self-produced melodic, lo-fi art pop. No Dogs Allowed is remarkable because of three main ingredients. The trifecta. Incredibly original songs that have perfectly flossed teeth and an overbite, self-production that is self-aware in the best way we want out of young punk talent, a voice that is totally new. Patti Smith meets Jonathan Richman via Liz Phair. The stand-out track is ‘Imposter Syndrome.’”


Klaus Johann Grobe
Du Bist So Symmetrisch

Josh Berwanger
of Radar State

Du Bist So Symmetrisch by Klaus Johann Grobe on Trouble In Mind Records has been my favorite release of 2018. Even though it just came out October 26th, it has been on repeat on my turntable. I have all the duo's releases and this one might be my favorite yet. The music is like early 80's disco playing in a late-night bar for replicants only. Check out the track ‘Der Koenig’ to get a good feel of the amazing album.”


Hey-Smith - Life in the Sun
/ Authority Zero - Persona Non Grata

Jason DeVore
of Authority Zero

“I would have to say in all honesty that my favorite album release of 2018 was from my very good Japanese friends and labelmates coming out of Japan called Hey-Smith. Their new record titled Life In The Sun dropped on November 7th 2018, but I was fortunate enough to get an advance copy from my buddy Tasuku (Hey Smith drummer) and as usual they just destroyed it. Oh! There’s also this new album by a band called Authority Zero titled Persona Non Grata that dropped December 7th you might want to check out. I hear it’s their first self-release and that it rips!”



Freddie Gibbs, Curren$y,
The Alchemist - Fetti

Jerry Doby
The Hype Magazine’s Editor-In-Chief

Freddie Gibbs, Curren$y and The Alchemist dropped an essential collab album this year entitled Fetti. It’s a showcase of how lyrical giants should sync with another when they get down on a project! Think Pacific Rim by Guillermo del Toro and the mental link of the pilots in those Jaegers… Fetti is complex and massive!”


The Fever 333 - Made An America EP

Christopher Gonda
PureGrainAudio’s Publisher & CEO

While 2018 has served up many an important new artist, let alone album, given the world's current socio-political climate, few are more relevantand needed—than The Fever 333. While a Rage Against The Machine reunion would take the cake, the release of the Made An America EP is a close second. Crank it up, get woke, and relive the revolt."



Billy Harvey - The Arsonist

Louise Goffin
Singer/songwriter and producer

I’m digging Billy Harvey’s new and ninth album, The Arsonist, which has all the elements I love in songwriting. Songs don’t get much better than ‘Family Tree.’ Billy’s lyrics and vocals make you feel like he’s talking to you, confiding with his demons and all. His production and arrangements tip their hat to everything from 70s glam-rock to The Cars, but he can easily carry a stripped-down tune because his story-telling and songwriting is so good. He starts the album with the line 'Don’t tell the police' and ends it with the big dream of rock and roll, playing the guitar and wanting to be 'pretty all the time.' He may not be, in his own words, 'too-cool for school' but he’s got something better. Maybe a teenaged Billy aimed for the stars but he did better sitting pretty way up there in the moon. The Arsonist provides good fuel to keep the listener inspired, but should you find yourself in need of more heat, go back and listen to the Billy Harvey albums that you missed.”


Snail Mail - Lush

Elijah Wells
of Macy Wired For Sound

Lush by Snail Mail. There aren’t any distractions on this album. Lindsey Jordan’s distinctive guitar work, honest songwriting, and killer voice are centerstage, and she smashes it out of the parkuninvasively accompanied by her solid band. It’s one of those albums that feels like a great live show, minus the drunk people and poor mixing.”


Dee Snider - For the Love of Metal

Darren Paltrowitz
Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz host

“When you hear the name Dee Snider, you probably think of Twisted Sister, the movie Strangeland and/or reality television. But Dee Snider took a big risk, releasing a contemporary metal album in 2018, For The Love Of Metal. Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta took the reins, challenging Dee to work with outside songwriters and new musicians. ‘Tomorrow’s No Concern’ is a cool and treadmill-ready starting point, ‘Become The Storm’ is almost a 21st century ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It,’ and the title track is an homage to the past, present and future of metal. Kudos to Dee Snider, who by no means ‘needed’ to resuscitate his career, for taking an artistic leap like this.”


With picks like these, it is undeniable that 2018 was a great year for music. 2019 looks to be bringing new releases from the likes of Jenny Lewis, Weezer, Dido, Megadeth, Rob Zombie, Life Of Agony, Coldplay, and Whitesnake—to name a few major artists—so there is already much to be excited about, musically speaking, for next year.


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<![CDATA[On Deck: idobi’s Latest Spins 12/11]]> Tue, 11 Dec 2018 13:00:44 +0000 Tom All new music on idobi Network. What's fresh on idobi Howl?
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  • Brand of Sacrifice - Eclipse

  • CrazyEightyEight - Nitroglycerin

  • Oh, Sleeper - Decimation & Burial

  • Terror - In Spite of These Times

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Photo: Ghost Iris by Sebastian Stigsby Photography

  • The Last Ten Seconds of Life - Psychophrenia

  • Turnstile - Time & Space

  • BILLYBIO - Feed The Fire

  • Ghost Iris - Cowardly Pride

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  • Greylotus - Currents

  • The Parallel - Encrypt (Ion)

  • Void of Vision - Kill All My Friends

  • Windrunner - Sakura

Tune into Howl here!


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<![CDATA[Watch This Week – 12/10]]> Mon, 10 Dec 2018 19:00:56 +0000 Tom This week: Elseworlds Crossover Event, No Sleep ’Til Christmas, I Feel Bad, If Beale... This week: Elseworlds Crossover Event, No Sleep ’Til Christmas, I Feel Bad, If Beale Street Could Talk, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Titans, Fuller House, Roma, The Innocent Man, Outlander

Elseworlds Crossover Event

Dec 9–11 - 8PM
On The CW

The Elseworlds Crossover Event airs on The CW this week.

Photo: The CW

From The CW:
Elseworlds, Part 2 - With Oliver and Barry still stuck in the other’s bodies, the two get a lead on John Deegan and head to Gotham City with Supergirl to figure out why their reality has changed.

Elseworlds, Part 3 - Supergirl, The Flash, Green Arrow and Superman engage in the battle of their lives.


No Sleep ’Til Christmas

Mon Dec 10 - 9PM
On Freeform

Photo: Freeform/John Medland

Remember when you were a kid and couldn’t sleep on Christmas Eve ’cause you were just that excited? Now Freeform’s got a movie for us adults...with a twist: No Sleep ’Til Christmas is the new rom-com where all the leading lady (Odette Annable) wants is a long winter’s nap...and she’s willing to use any method (including a hipster cutie) to get it. We feel you, girl.

Keep on celebrating Freeform’s 25 Days of Christmas tonight
with No Sleep ’Til Christmas.


From Freeform:
Dave and Odette Annable will star in “No Sleep ‘Til Christmas,” an unexpected and whimsical holiday romantic-comedy about two insomniac strangers plagued by exhaustion. Lizzie (Odette Annable) is a high-end event planner preparing for her own life’s biggest event – her wedding. She lies awake nightly while her devoted fiancé Josh (Charles Michael Davis) rests peacefully, unaware of how to solve her issue. When a sleep-deprived incident causes her to run into Billy (Dave Annable), a low-key bartender who is just as sleepless and frustrated as she is, they discover that they can only fall asleep while next to each other. What seems like an odd coincidence, and frankly a disruption to their lives, might be more meaningful than they’d like to admit.

I Feel Bad

“We’re Not Fun Anymore” - Season 1, Episode 11
Thurs Dec 13 - 9:30PM

Catch I Feel Bad every Thursday, only on NBC.

Photo: Evans Vestal Ward/NBC

From NBC:
When Emet grows tired of her and David's life being overrun by kid-centric events, she contrives a weekend without the kids to rekindle the fun in their relationship - only to find out his idea of fun isn't the same as hers anymore. Chewey and Norman are stuck caring for Griff after he injures himself.


If Beale Street Could Talk

Fri Dec 14
In cinemas via Stage 6 Films

Photo © 2018 Annapurna Releasing, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Tenderly intense, acerbic, and heartbreaking, the Beale Street film does everything a James Baldwin novel does. Never flinching from the truth, finding the awkward painful lovely parts of black American life and slicing them open. Barry Jenkins has made a true tribute to Baldwin and that beloved genius—who rarely smiled—just might be nodding his head. (Stay tuned for our full review...)

If Beale Street Could Talk hits theaters on Friday.


From Stage 6 Films:
Set in early-1970s Harlem, If Beale Street Could Talk is a timeless and moving love story of both a couple’s unbreakable bond and the African-American family’s empowering embrace, as told through the eyes of 19-year-old Tish Rivers (screen newcomer KiKi Layne). A daughter and wife-to-be, Tish vividly recalls the passion, respect and trust that have connected her and her artist fiancé Alonzo Hunt, who goes by the nickname Fonny (Stephan James). Friends since childhood, the devoted couple dream of a future together but their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit.


Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Fri Dec 14
In cinemas via Columbia Pictures

Photo: Sony Pictures Animation - © ‚2018

You'll hear people say Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is good and you'll be happy to hear it. Good doesn't quite cover it though. It’s so well done that we sat stunned in the theater for more than ten minutes after. This is possibly the best superhero movie ever. Writer/producer LaToya Morgan is predicting a best picture nod, and author Courttia Newland wrote, "...the bar has been raised for animation adaptations." Truly the animation, design, voice acting, story—every facet of Spider-Verse is stellar. All that's left to say is: “What’s Up Danger!?”
(Watch out for our full review...)

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse swings into theaters on Friday.


From Columbia Pictures:
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind.  Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.



Koriand'r” - Season 1, Episode 10
Fri Dec 14
On DC Universe

Photo: 2018 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Kori (Anna Diop) is on a mission this week and that could lead to her finding herself or to straight merc’ing someone she cares for. Either way, we’re here for it. Now, if only Rachel (Teagan Croft) could tell us where to find Raven. Raven is literally all this show needs to be be added to our must watch list.

New episodes of Titans stream on DC Universe every Friday.


From DC:
TITANS follows young heroes from across the DC Universe as they come of age and find belonging in a gritty take on the classic Teen Titans franchise. Dick Grayson and Rachel Roth, a special young girl possessed by a strange darkness, get embroiled in a conspiracy that could bring Hell on Earth. Joining them along the way are the hot-headed Starfire and loveable Beast Boy. Together they become a surrogate family and team of heroes.

Fuller House

Season 4
Fri Dec 14
On Netflix

Photo: Mike Yarish / Netflix

The holidays are a time for family get-togethers and there’s no better way to get into the spirit than with Fuller House. ’Tis the season for nostalgia and this Netflix reboot does it so well—working hard to remind you that you’re not alone in being driven crazy by your relatives...and why you wouldn’t change it for the world.

Fuller House season 4 drops on Netflix on Friday.


From Netflix:
In the spinoff series, Fuller House, life can take you into unexpected directions and also back into familiar territory when veterinarian and recently widowed D.J. Tanner-Fuller finds herself living in her childhood home with younger sister and aspiring musician Stephanie Tanner and DJ’s lifelong best friend/fellow single mother Kimmy Gibbler. The women reuniting to help support one another navigate careers, parenting and relationships with the kind of love and humor you can only get from the people you grew up with. The Tanner childhood house is fuller than ever though with not only DJ’s three boys — the awkward 13-year-old Jackson, neurotic 7-year-old Max and baby Tommy Jr. — but also Kimmy’s feisty teenage daughter Ramona and Kimmy’s not so estranged ex-husband Fernando all under the same roof. Returning for its second season, the family experiences a new year of life’s moments big and small from the start of a new school year, to budding romances to coming together for the holidays. There’s nothing like spending Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s with the people you love, because life is fuller with family.



Fri Dec 14
On Netflix

Stream ROMA on Netflix on Friday.

Photo: Alfonso Cuarãn

From Netflix:
The most personal project to date from Academy Award®-winning director and writer Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity, Children of Men, Y Tu Mama Tambien), ROMA follows Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio), a young domestic worker for a family in the middle-class neighborhood of Roma in Mexico City. Delivering an artful love letter to the women who raised him, Cuarón draws on his own childhood to create a vivid and emotional portrait of domestic strife and social hierarchy amidst political turmoil of the 1970s.


The Innocent Man

Season 1
Fri Dec 14
On Netflix

Photo: Netflix

Time for a nightmare before Christmas...with Netflix’s new true crime series, The Innocent Man. The show digs into the murders that tore apart the small town of Ada, Oklahoma in the 1980s and shines a light on how the justice system failed the two victims and those who were wrongly accused. It doesn’t shy away from these failings, talking to the very people caught up in the investigation. Author John Grisham also makes an appearance—it was his book, of the same name, that brought this story to national attention. The Innocent Man is another chilling addition to the Netflix true crime roster—the format isn’t new but it works to pull you in. Everything from the in-depth character studies to the grainy archive visuals, and soundtrack work to build suspense and get you hitting play through all six episodes.

The Innocent Man premieres on Netflix on Friday.


From Netflix:
In a story that gained national attention with John Grisham’s best-selling non-fiction book, The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town, the six-part documentary series The Innocent Man focuses on two murders that shook the small town of Ada, Oklahoma, in the 1980s — and the controversial chain of events that followed.



“Down the Rabbit Hole” - Season 4, Episode 7
Sun Dec 16 - 8PM

Outlander airs on STARZ this Sunday.

Photo: © 2018 Sony Pictures Television Inc. All rights reserved.

Brianna follows in her mother's footsteps and travels through the stones back in time to 18th century Scotland where she struggles to make her way to the Colonies to find her parents.


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<![CDATA[idobi’s Guest ‘Gram: 12/10]]> Mon, 10 Dec 2018 17:15:43 +0000 Tom Who’s on air this week? Scroll through idobi’s Guest ‘Gram to get the 411.
(P.S. Do people still say 411?)


The Dangerous Darrin Show


dangerousdarrinshow Sen Dog on Tuesday, 12/11 @ 7pm ET on #idobiRadio

Waldman’s Words

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waldmanswords Eddie Corral of PeerTracks on Tuesday, 12/11 @ 8pm ET on #idobiRadio

Geek Girl Riot

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geekgirlriot Golden Globe 2019 Nominations on Tuesday, 12/11 @ 11pm ET on #idobiRadio

Wesam’s World

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wesamsworld Isiah Adams + Jonte LeGras + Cole Kelly on Thursday, 12/13 @ 6pm ET on #idobiRadio

The Way Highway

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thewayhighway Lindsay Stidham on Thursday, 12/13 @ 7pm ET on #idobiRadio

Gone Fishkin

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gonefishkin We The Kings + Lil Aaron on Thursday, 12/13 @ 9pm ET on #idobiRadio

Rock The Walls

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rockthewalls Matty Mullins of Memphis May Fire + Ryan Paolilli of Kaonashi on Saturday, 12/15 @ 8pm ET on #idobiRadio



Rock The Walls

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rockthewalls Matty Mullins of Memphis May Fire + Ryan Paolilli of Kaonashi on Thursday, 12/13 @ 8pm ET on #idobiHowl


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<![CDATA[Buckle Up For The Black Parade: ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Trailer Has Landed]]> Mon, 10 Dec 2018 09:00:27 +0000 Tom The trailer for the live action version of Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá’s The Umbrella Academy has arrived and... [/imgfull]
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Prepare to have your fragile little minds blown: The trailer for the live action version of Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá’s The Umbrella Academy has arrived and it's shaping up to be the stuff of legends. Written by Way and illustrated by Bá, the graphic novels have punched through the space-time continuum to Netflix and the show is marching toward the end of the world in fine form.

The trailer introduces us to a dysfunctional family of supers united by their adoptive father's mysterious death...and also the threat of the apocalypse (welcome to the black parade)...and, you know, Mondays. Check out the trailer for The Umbrella Academy below and mark your calendars for doom, danger, and downright badassery this February 15th!



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<![CDATA[Inbox Jukebox #061: R3HAB x Mokita, Stephen Puth + BAYNK feat. Glades]]> Fri, 07 Dec 2018 13:30:14 +0000 Tom The Inbox Jukebox brings you fresh new tunes and bands. This week features tracks...  Inbox Jukebox:
R3HAB x Mokita - "All Into Nothing"

Left: R3HAB (photo: Jochem Schuiling) // Right: Mokita

The collab between R3HAB and, idobi Uprising Artist, Mokita is a sweet one. This tender yet upbeat electro-ballad is a love letter to missing someone you never wanted to be apart from. "All Into Nothing" has the rhythm of a heart skipping a beat, and the melody of that same heart breaking. Mokita's honeyed vocals are a plea for answers while R3HAB's heady instrumentation is the perfect groove for walking away. The result is a track that you'll keep on repeat. Just like glancing over your shoulder at a love long gone, play it again.


Stephen Puth - "Sexual Vibe"


We're heading straight to a midnight pool party with Stephen Puth's "Sexual Vibe". This debut track is all secret smiles, red solo cups filled with Blue Curacao, and "hey, come over here..." Despite the finger-popping tempo there's a laid-back vibe to this trop-pop-bop. "Sexual Vibe" has exactly the right blend of seduction and fun to make you move. This slinky groove is about to drop folx's inhibitions as low as the growl in Stephen's voice. And that's all love.



BAYNK - "Off Limits" feat. Glades

Left: BAYNK (photo: Eric Kelly) // Right: Glades (photo: Cybele Malinowski)

"Off Limits" is a jazzy-electo-indie-pop groove that transports you to a club in the caribbean. The track is damn near infused with rum and sun and thirst—because love will tie you up and make you doubt yourself. And sometimes all you need to hear is the truth. The strings play hopscotch over a steady beat, while steel drums and liquid keys playfully dive in and out of a punchdrunk horn section. BAYNK and Glades mix so nicely together and Karina Wykes' lilting vocals are the cherry in this delightful sonic cocktail. Drink up.


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