App Show News 2014 | idobi Running interviews into the ground since 1999 Fri, 23 Mar 2018 13:16:33 +0000 en <![CDATA[Hawthorne Heights Release New Song + Music Video For “Just Another Ghost”]]> Thu, 22 Mar 2018 14:31:22 +0000 Tom Hawthorne Heights have released a new song and video, “Just Another Ghost”. It will... [/imgfull]

Hawthorne Heights have released a new song and video, “Just Another Ghost”. It will be featured on their forthcoming album Bad Frequencies, releasing April 27th.

The song is aimed to center the feelings of anxiety, and the emotions that come with it. The video shows the band playing in two different locations; a desert with photo-realistic smoke bombs and a small venue for their emo fans. Both give a great idea on how anxiety can hit anywhere, whether you’re alone or surrounded by people.

Scroll below to check out the video, then pre-order their upcoming album!

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<![CDATA[Listen: Students Speak Up for Safer Gun Laws]]> Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:00:44 +0000 Tom The future belongs to our kids. They have a right to shape it. So... [/imgfull]
Photo: @dwyanewade’s "Parkland 17" exhibit in Wynwood Art Walk - via March For Our Lives


The kids are listening. At idobi “radio” that is everything. Our network is a community that thrives because the kids tune in. Notice the word community; it’s a relationship and any good one requires hearing and being heard. We hear the kids when they say, “we know what has to be done,” “we fear dying in the place we learn,” “we are going to fix what older generations broke.” Some say the kids are having an emotional response. Of course they are. Watching their classmates, their friends, even their siblings die; fearing that they are going to be massacred for nothing more than going to school is life altering. It ought to make them want to take action. It ought to make us act.

A community, or even a country, thrives because it has a future. At the moment the responsibility to make better laws, and safer laws, rests on the shoulders of adults, but the future belongs to our kids. They have a right to shape it. So we asked them to tell us how they feel, what they think. They spoke up and now we’re asking you to listen:


My name is Connor, and I’m a senior in high school.

I remember when Sandy Hook happened, and I also remember how quickly it was forgotten. Nothing was done and shootings kept happening. And I guess it brings us up to today, where they’re still happening. I don’t want to “take people’s rights away” but, honestly, gun reform is the best solution right now and it has been the best solution for years. Take a look at other countries.

I want to ask parents with guns, “would you rather lose your gun or your child?”

We know what has to be done. My high school just made a rule saying that we can’t go through the main entrance in the morning, since that will make us safer somehow. It’s amazing how nobody will listen to the kids until the protests start. So that’s what we will do.

March for your life. Walk out on the 14th. Be angry, and call for action. This is how history is made.

Connor, 17, Pennsylvania


I’m Rudi, I’m in 9th grade. Most of my friends are in high school, including my best friend who attends a public school in Pennsylvania. Guns have been brought into her school many times. She has texted me that she is scared to stand in the lobby or the hallways. Another friend of mine lives in South Carolina. 4 schools near her have been threatened. Another friend of mine lives in upstate New York and she sent a message out to all of her friends stating that she loves them. She felt it was necessary to tell them just in case she went to school one day and didn’t come home. We are children, yet we fear dying at the place we go to learn. And just to add, I could find a gun faster than I could find a Kinder Surprise Egg.

Rudi, 14, North Carolina


I am a Sophomore in High school. I feel that #MarchForOurLives is a very real thing that shouldn't be real. We should not have to stand up to the government to show that our lives as inheritors of this world are valid and worth saving, it is a sad thing that we have to do. Gun laws are not about taking away the second amendment like older generations and conservatives think that they are. We are asking for it to be next to impossible for minors and people with violent behaviors to gain possession of the type of firearm that has been used in multiple mass shootings in our country's history. I do not want to go to school every day fearing that someone who shouldn't have access to these dangerous weapons (or any add-ons that make them more dangerous than they already are i.e bump stocks) can harm me and my friends during a time where we are supposed to be safe and getting an education. This is our future, we are going to take control of it and fix what older generations broke.

Kiley, 16, Pennsylvania


i'm a sophomore at a high school in texas and one of my biggest fears is being in the middle of a school shooting. my school has been threatened 3 times since the shooting in florida and my anxiety is much worse than it should be. i shouldn't be terrified of getting an education. something needs to be done.

Ellie, 16, Texas


Listen. idobi Network fully supports March For Our Lives and the kids who are making it happen. You can march with them on March 24th in Washington, DC or you can support them at Please listen and please speak up!


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<![CDATA[TIME Magazine Announces Parkland Students for Cover Ahead of March For Our Lives]]> Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:54:13 +0000 Tom TIME have announced their next cover will feature students turned activists as they prepare... [/imgfull]

TIME have announced their next cover will feature students turned activists as they prepare to march on Washington. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the latest issue will feature "Marjory Stoneman Douglas students Jaclyn Corin, Alex Wind, Emma Gonzalez, Cameron Kasky and David Hogg, representing a much larger group that is driving a movement against gun violence," ahead of the March For Our Lives event scheduled to take place on March 24th in DC.


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<![CDATA[Deadpool Forms Supergroup “X Force” in New Trailer for Deadpool 2]]> Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:36:09 +0000 Tom In the latest trailer for Deadpool 2, we learn more about token bad guy Cable... [/imgfull]

Don't call it a comeback, but Deadpool has definitely returned with more sass and badass-ery than ever. In the latest trailer for Deadpool 2, we learn more about token bad guy Cable and what's he's after.

Heard of the X Men? Well in this sequel, Deadpool is assembling the X Force (and breaking down the fourth wall while he's at it). The crew will do important things like get rid of all the gluten on Earth and save the kid Cable wants to kill.

We're dying for more info on the film—what connects Cable and the kid? How will Deadpool's leadership skills pan out? Will there be a Deadpool 3? Is the taxi driver an official member of X Force or is he just their driver? The important questions will be answered eventually, but for now we'll keep rewatching the trailer until the movie drops on May 18th.

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From 20th Century Fox:

After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry's hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor - finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World's Best Lover.


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<![CDATA[‘Looking For Leia’ Docu-Series Will “femme-splain” Star Wars!]]> Wed, 21 Mar 2018 18:11:50 +0000 Tom Looking For Leia is a six part docu-series that reminds us women are fans... [/imgfull]

Women have been making the fandom world go 'round since day one, but we haven't heard many of their stories—until now. Looking For Leia is a six part docu-series that reminds us women are fans too.

The series is set to "femme-splain" the Star Wars universe, and the geek culture that goes with it. The show will put a spotlight on girls from many different backgrounds, who all share an interest in a galaxy far, far away.

Find more info on the show here. If you're inspired by the project, you can help fund it with their Seed and Spark campaign (and get some pretty cool incentive pacakages, too). Then, gear up to watch fangirls take center stage when it releases!


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<![CDATA[Panic! At the Disco Announces An Album, A Tour, and Two Singles]]> Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:42:40 +0000 Tom Panic! At the Disco answered all our prayers by dropping not one, not two,... [/imgfull]

All you sinners stand up and sing hallelujah: Panic! at the Disco is back!

After a series of mysterious tweets teasing #WorshipWednesday and #PrayForTheWicked over the past week—and some serious envy from those of us who couldn't attend the surprise show in Cleveland on Monday—Panic! At the Disco answered all our prayers by dropping not one, not two, but THREE announcements.

Firstly: The new album, Pray For the Wicked, will be released on June 22, 2018—you can pre-order it here.

Secondly: Brendon Urie gave us a taste of this new era of P!ATD with two songs, “Say Amen (Saturday Night)” and “(Fuck A) Silver Lining” (which may include a Beyonce/Lemonade reference). Both songs are currently available on Spotify for all your replaying needs.

And thirdly: Panic! will be taking the album—and their new bassist, Nicole Row—on a North American tour this summer with support from ARIZONA and Hayley Kiyoko

Brendon also tweeted a heartfelt message from the band's account:

I pray for all the wicked people doing wicked things and for all the good people doing good things every day.
I pray that my family stays safe while I’m on the road trying to share an incomparable experience with a million different friends.
I pray, but not to any one specifically. More to myself, pleading to stay positive and loving and open-minded.
I meditate on what concerns me. The things I enjoy. The changes I want to see in the world. The people who lift me up. The people who bring me down.
I pray.
So here’s a few more prayers from me and my friends.
I pray you enjoy it.

Panic! At The Disco

Take a look at the new video for “Say Amen (Saturday Night)” below, and make sure you grab tour tickets—it's going to be an incredible show!



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<![CDATA[A Memoir From Music Military with Milestones’ Matt Clarke]]> Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:00:32 +0000 Tom Milestones' Matt Clarke talks recording, touring, and band bootcamp. [/imgfull]
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Being in a new band might seem like a whirlwind of action and excitement but behind the scenes, it’s like music bootcamp. Just ask Matt Clarke, the vocalist for Milestones, who’s awaiting the release of the band’s first full length, Red Lights, when I talk to him a few days before.

Everything took off for Milestones in 2016 when they dropped their debut EP Equal Measures… again. “We did Equal Measures the first time, that was like a self release,” Matt tells me. Then, Fearless Records took notice of the Manchester based act and it was time to make their second debut. The label re-released the record, but the only actual repeat was the title track. “It's not the same EP really, it just had ‘Equal Measures’ on it so we were like ‘Ah, fuck it, let's just do it as a re-release.’”

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Signing to Fearless made a difference at the beginning of Milestones’ career. Beyond finances and hype, being backed meant being respected. “People take you more seriously,” he says. “It's a statement almost instantly, because there's [so] much music going around that being signed to a label like that is always confirmation that it's gonna be at least semi-good.”

The guys didn’t waste that platform—they’ve been touring for two years, have built a solid fan base, and have plenty of plans for the future—starting with Red Lights, a chapter that has been a long time in the making. The album was recorded when the guys were just getting started, when the label had just drawn up a contract, and when no one knew what they were doing.

“We [had] just signed to Fearless, but we would go into the studio for fun. They didn't really know we were going, because our friend owns the studio and he was just like ‘Hey, come in and write.’” Those trips were something like music military. For six months, life for Milestones meant sixteen hour writing sessions, overnights in the studio through freezing temperatures, £5 weekly budgets, and only a few hours of sleep every night.

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The struggle wasn’t without reward: They left with an album to be proud of and an assurance that, despite all of the struggle, what they were doing was right. “You know how you see these army training camps and they just break you down as a person so then they can build you back up? I think that's what being in a band does to you.” Matt explains. “I kind of got a grasp on knowing that this is definitely what I wanna do. I don't think you can do the things that we've done and plow through the things that we've had to go through... If this wasn't what I wanted to do then I think I would've given up already.”

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Matt’s experiences have solidified his dreams and broadened his character. “I don't think there's anything that life could really throw at me now that I couldn't handle. As a musician as well it's been incredibly humbling and inspiring to tour with the bands that we've been able to tour with and we've been so fortunate.”

One of the biggest experiences for Milestones was touring America in support of Equal Measures with a few bands you might’ve heard of before—y’know, like Mayday Parade. “The EP wasn't even that good,” he laughs. He isn’t sure how they ended up running around the states with one of pop punk’s most notable heavy weights but, in the end, it only made them work harder. “We really really hustled on that tour because we needed to feel like we deserved it… No band releases an EP and gets to tour America on a tour like that.” The hustle paid off and the tour went down in the Milestone history books. “[It’s] just so romanticized for us now, where we're like we need to go back to America again.”

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Since then, Matt’s become a stronger musician that ever before. His voice is steadily improving, he’s picked up piano, his stage presence has developed, and he’s ready to create a better Milestones than ever before. “We all kind of focused on where we need to get better, I think more than anything.” Their progression shines on Red Lights, a collection that stands out because it doesn’t fit today’s pop punk. “I don't put us in the same boxes as all of the other kind of harsher pop punk bands—we're not The Story So Far—I love those bands but we're just not that."

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“I think it's an album that deserves to be heard and that's all I want people to do. If they don't like it, then that's cool but I just want people to listen to it.” When they do, he’s ready to wait for the reaction. Milestones is here for a career that takes its time rather than takes off overnight, because they want friends over followers. “I don't think kids are gonna explode when they hear the album,” he explains. “I think that's the reason why we've got such a strong fanbase.”

“We want the fans who are gonna still come to the shows even when we release a bad record,” he jokes. You can’t go through the pain and struggle of bootcamp without being rewarded with incredible connections. When you’re a band, that means an incredible fanbase. “The fans who actually check up on us really like us. So we've got a very dedicated fanbase and I think that's because of the fact that we're not like a hype band.” When he talks about his listeners, it’s clear that they’re a lot more than that. They’re his friends and the reason he’s doing any of this in the first place. Matt might have dreams of Wembley Arena but he’ll never forget the real purpose of Milestones.

“If two years from now we're not a band anymore I don't think I'd regret anything because I know that I put out a record that means something to someone.” At the end of the day, it’s about impact. “I really really want to make a difference with kids,” he says. “The same way that music did for me.”


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<![CDATA[Gunz Blog Test]]> Wed, 21 Mar 2018 11:33:36 +0000 Tom Test  

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<![CDATA[Mister Rogers’ Documentary, ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor’, Releases New Trailer]]> Tue, 20 Mar 2018 20:24:11 +0000 Tom Mister Rogers would have been 90 years old today, and the neighborhood is celebrating... [/imgfull]

Mister Rogers would have been 90 years old today, and the neighborhood is celebrating by releasing a documentary in his honor. The film is aptly titled Won't You Be My Neighbor, and we're already crying a little.

Beyond the cardigan and friendly greetings, filmmaker Morgan Neville shows us the man behind so many childhood memories. Fred Rogers inspired compassion and neighborliness in generations, and on June 8th we'll find out what went into his persona.

You can watch the trailer for the documentary below, and join us in theaters when it releases this summer.

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<![CDATA[First Listen: What We Lost Drops New Single, “Chamomile”]]> Tue, 20 Mar 2018 10:00:28 +0000 Tom What We Lost drops new song, "Chamomile", exclusively with idobi Howl. [/imgfull]

Meet What We Lost. The Italian outfit is here to bring a melodic edge to the hardcore you know and love.  Today, they're introducing their latest track, "Chamomile".

"'Chamomile' is a song about a really hard period of changes lived by our singer Simone, [that] occurred after a break-up. The lyrics are reflected in the introspective and gloomy sound of the song." - Simone Galeotti

We see the group expand their sound in the new single, premiering exclusively below thanks to idobi Howl. Hit play, and keep an eye on What We Lost—they're just getting started.



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