idobi Network Running interviews into the ground since 1999 Tue, 19 Jun 2018 06:52:55 +0000 en Watch This Week – 6/18 Mon, 18 Jun 2018 19:00:01 +0000 Tom This week: Supergirl, The Bold Type, The Expanse, Reverie, Pose, Claws, Westworld, Preacher This week: Supergirl, The Bold Type, The Expanse, Reverie, Pose, Claws, Westworld, Preacher


“Battles Lost and Won” – Season 3 finale
Mon June 18 – 8PM
On The CW

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It’s the showdown you’ve all been waiting for on Supergirl: Kara (Melissa Benoist) and her team vs. Serena (Anjali Jay)...and we find out where Reign (Odette Annable) will fall into this equation? Y’all, we’ve done the math and the season finale is looking more complicated than any class we ever took.

Tune into The CW every Monday for all new Supergirl.


From The CW:
Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) and team take on Serena in an epic battle for Earth.


“The Scarlet Letter” - Season 2, Episode 3
8PM - Tues June 19
On Freeform


Photo: Freeform/Phillippe Bosse

Watching The Bold Type is like hanging out with your best girlfriends—only their drama is way more fun. Jane (Katie Stevens) is jobless and doesn’t know what to do with herself—besides drink tequila in the mornings, oh, and set up a meeting with Jacqueline (Melora Hardin) nets. Sutton has an accessories shoot for Oliver and Kat guilts her into hiring Adena (Nikohl Boosheri)—ooh honey, love and work don’t always mix and sometimes when the do they go BOOM. So basically, grab a glass of Patron and the comfiest seat in the house because chaos is sure to ensue.

The Bold Type airs tomorrow on Freeform.


From Freeform:
Sutton is in an awkward position when she is put in charge of hiring a photographer for an accessories shoot and Kat asks her to hire Adena. Jane follows around a cute and altruistic doctor named Ben for her latest article. Scarlet’s newest board member Cleo causes Jacqueline to defend her role at the magazine.



“Fallen World” – Season 3, Episode 11
Wed June 20 – 9PM
On Syfy

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Only two weeks of The Expanse season 3 are left and things are getting intense. We’re still trying to wrap our heads around last week’s episode—we got to see Holden (Steven Strait) backed into a corner and hot damn, no wonder he’s gone off the deep end... We’re on the edge of the edge of our seats as we watch the crew try to survive everything that’s being thrown at them and man, our nerves might be too high to even enjoy our popcorn (MIGHT be*).

The Expanse airs on Syfy every Wednesday night.


From NBC:
Drummer and Ashford find themselves trapped with few options for survival. Anna tends to the wounded masses as Melba continues to hunt down her prey. The Rocinante crew struggle to survive as Naomi reunites with her true family.



“Blue is the Coldest Color” – Season 1, Episode 3
Wed June 20 – 10PM

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Things aren’t adding up for Mara (Sarah Shahi) in this week’s episode of Reverie. Virtual reality got its name for a reason and nothing is what it seems. Those side effects the show has slowly feed us are slowly pulling together like the strands of a spaced out dream. Mara’s in deeper than she can imagine and when those side effects take the form of Alexis’s (Jessica Lu) former partner Oliver Hill (John Fletcher) the show has us guessing even more than usual. Is this guy for real? If so, what else has Mara been left in the dark about? And why all the secrets anyways? Wednesday, come quick!

Reverie airs on NBC this Wednesday.


From NBC:
Alexis’s (Jessica Lu) former partner Oliver Hill (guest star John Fletcher) resurfaces and warns Mara (Sarah Shahi) that Reverie 2.0 has some dangerous side effects. Back at Onira-Tech, a BCI is stolen and Mara must go into a rogue Reverie.



Season 2
Fri June 22
On Netflix

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"This season [of Marvel’s Luke Cage] is crafted beautifully, interweaving music, history, politics, and Pan-Africanism with liberal dabs of real life black-American heroes, and the Harlem Renaissance. One of the joys of this season is the leading character: HARLEM. While dealing with internal conflicts, and adding some comic relief, Cheo Hodari Coker anchors the story in Harlem—it couldn’t be told anywhere else. The feel of the city is tactile and grounded in a sense of purpose. It drives the story and our characters, adding more depth, to leave you breathless." (read our full S2 [p]Review here) Tune into Geek Girl Riot's interview with Coker tomorrow night and binge the entire season on Friday!


From Netflix:
After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage (Mike Colter) becomes a fugitive trying to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem, New York City. But he is soon pulled out of the shadows and must fight a battle for the heart of his city – forcing him to confront a past he had tried to bury.



Netflix film
Fri June 22
On Netflix


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Fate is a wonderful thing, folks, and so are Netflix originals. Their new film Us & Them takes us through ten years of a relationshipups, downs, breakups, and reuniting included. You can taste the bittersweet candor with every glance, every chance meeting, in every note of the piano-led soundtrack. Rather than your typical Hollywood romance Us & Them is love in all its forms, from beginning to end, which in itself captures that warm and fuzzy sentiment of how real relationships play out.

You can stream Us & Them on Netflix from this Friday.


From Netflix:
10 years ago, during the hectic chunyun period, 2 strangers traveling home meet on the train, what follows is a journey of realizing their dreams, love, breakups. 10 years later, these not so strangers were reunited on a plane. Starring Jing Boran (Lin Jianqing) and Zhou Dongyu (Fang Xiaoxiao), and from award-winning actress and first time director, René Liu, Us & Them launches on the service June 22.



“The Fever” - Season 1, Episode 4
Sunday June 24 - 9PM

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We’re only four episodes into FX’s Pose, but we’re already so hooked on the glamor and tribulation of 1980’s New York. This week insecurities and medical problems arise, and the tension is skyrocketing. We can never guess what’s around the corner for our Queens and Kings of the balls in 80s NYC, but we do know it’ll be a celebration of loving ourselves.

Get into Pose on FX every Sunday.


From TV Guide:
Candy's insecurities about her appearance are heightened when she is criticized at a ball. Meanwhile, Blanca worries when Damon and Ricky have a medical scare that threatens to tear them apart.



“Russian Navy” – Season 2, Episode 3
Sun Jun 24 – 9PM

Claws returns to TNT this Sunday.

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From TV Guide:
Desna's relationship with Ruval deepens when he introduces her to his mother, Matilde. Polly grows concerned when Marnie continues to pull away from her.



“The Passenger” – Season 2, Episode 10
Sun Jun 17 – 9PM

Dive into Westworld every Sunday on HBO.

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“Angelville” – Season 3 premiere
Sun Jun 24 – 10PM

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Preacher is back and our intrepid crew are headed to Angelville. Comics fans, y’all know what’s upfor the rest of you, this means a family reunion. If you ever thought your relatives were bad, Jesse’s (Dominic Cooper) are ten times worse...and then triple it. Just when you think Preacher can’t get any more ridiculous it ups the ante and introduces homicidal, slightly magical (read: witchy) Gran’ma who has the ability to resurrect people...among other things. Um, yeah. This is an out of the frying pan into the fire moment for Jesse. And of course Tulip is going to have to straighten it out. We’re joining Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) in lighting up a cigarette from the flames because this is one spectacular Greek tragedy deep in the heart of Louisiana. Come get your consomme! (...or maybe don’t...we’re gonna go with don’t.)

Preacher returns for season 3 this Sunday on AMC.


From AMC:
In an effort to save Tulip, Jesse and Cassidy take her to Jesse's family home, Angelville. Jesse reunites with the people he fears most: his family.



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First Listen: IYVES’ ‘Chromatic’ EP is a Spacey Metamorphosis Mon, 18 Jun 2018 10:00:31 +0000 Tom Have you heard IYVES' Chromatic EP yet? [/imgfull]

Have you heard IYVES' Chromatic EP yet? The spacey indie pop collection sounds like a magnificent transformation because that's exactly what it's about. Check it out below!


"Chromatic is a body of work I wrote alongside REFS (Zach Lipkins). I wrote this material over a time of heart ache and despair which lead into a period of new found strength and relationship with myself. This EP sort of feels like a metamorphosis for me. [It] is truly meant to be listened to in the order it is placed so you can follow my experience and emotional evolution.

First track off the EP ‘Pressure’ is the breaking point, questioning if my relationship will go on. ‘Made to Last’ is one of the more vulnerable tracks on the EP for me. I recorded this track with tears in my eyes and a lump in my throat. I was in deep solitude and fear of going through life without my person by my side. The EP picks up as you listen on through the tracks. 'Chromatic', the title track, was written in a moment of stillness, reflection and a sense of newness. Arriving at the final track ‘Not Afraid to Fall’ , my anthem track that I wrote months after my breakup. It was my statement that I have moved on, have moved forward with strength, I’m ready to take on whatever might come my way."


Find Iyves on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


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Don Broco Released a Cinematic Music Video for “Greatness” and It’s, Well, Great Fri, 15 Jun 2018 10:30:51 +0000 Tom Don Broco dropped a video for their latest single, "Greatness", earlier this week and... Credit: Don Broco


Don Broco dropped a video for their latest single, "Greatness", earlier this week and it's pretty great.

The last time we saw the Bedford boys in the video for "Come Out to LA" they were taking Hollywood by storm and singer Rob Damiani was a half-robot/half-corpse hybrid. "Greatness" picks up the story ten years later: It's 2028, Hollywood is a post-apocalyptic wasteland, and robot-Rob is back from the undead. The other band members have turned on him and he's led to an arena to fight for a Game of Thrones-esque chair. Hilarity—and bloodshed—ensue. By the end of it, you're not sure who's who in an homage to the "Pretty" video. But we do get a little bit of closure on the "cowboy" story line that has run through all their videos from the Technology era.

It's dramatic and bloody but also so much fun. "Greatness" feels more like a mini film than a music video and it's worth the watch. Check it out below and we'll see you on the other end of an epic dance battle.



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Fresh Pressed [new music friday] – 064 Fri, 15 Jun 2018 10:00:47 +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.

State Champs - Living Proof

State Champs didn’t just write the soundtrack of the summer—they wrote the soundtrack to living without a care in the world. The band’s new album, Living Proof, is the poster child for all things pop-punk: John Feldmann production? Check. Co-writing by Mark Hoppus and Alex Gaskarth? Check. It’s all here and it’s wrapped in an immensely addictive package that deserves a spot in anyone’s rotation.

All Time Low - “Everything Is Fine”

Everything is fine, and it’s all because of new All Time Low music. The guys just unveiled a brand new song despite releasing an album only a year ago, but the complaints are non-existent here. “Everything Is Fine” captures the maturity of Last Young Renegade while combining it with the tenacity of older material from records like Dirty Work (sorry, Dirty Work is considered old and so are you) and the result is something that’ll appease fans regardless of when they became listeners. It may just be a one-off single to promote their new tour. But any new ATL is good ATL.

With Confidence - “That Something”

Somebody arrest Hopeless Records ’cause they’re killing the game. Having just signed UK group WSTR, Hopeless’ roster is basically the Golden State Warriors of music. With Confidence isn’t the flashiest band around, so they get straight to the point with their new single “That Something.” Off their upcoming album Love and Loathing, the trio hone their pop-punk prowess in this irresistible tune.

Mayday Parade - Sunnyland

Like leftover McDonald’s french fries, Mayday Parade just gets better with age. There’s no doubt that their debut full-length, A Lesson In Romantics, is a certified genre classic but what they’ve managed to accomplish since then is really something impressive. They continue to up the ante on Sunnyland, an incredibly personal record and one that doesn’t sound disjointed despite the fact they worked with multiple producers for the first time in their careers. Nothing is an obstacle for Mayday Parade—and they’ve been proving it for the last decade.

The Gaslight Anthem
- The ’59 Sound Sessions

Three years have passed since The Gaslight Anthem decided they were going to take a break but that all changes now with their reunion and upcoming tour to celebrate the classic The ’59 Sound. To honor such a great record it’s only right that they do it in style: The ’59 Sound Sessions features nine tracks of previously unreleased material. You’ll find some demos, covers, and even some b-sides. The bad part? You’ll still have to wait for them to put out a brand new record someday.

5 Seconds of Summer - Youngblood

It’s funny to think about how not too long ago 5 Seconds of Summer were on tour with One Direction. But similarly to their boy band pals 5SOS have evolved, too. They’re no longer “1D with guitars,” they’re their own stars with guitars—and their re-invention on the new LP Youngblood tells the tale. Featuring dance floor anthem “Talk Fast” and the emphatic closer “Ghost of You”, 5SOS has created their magnum opus...but the best is still yet to come.

Mike Shinoda - Post Traumatic

Everybody grieves in different ways—the way Mike Shinoda dealt with losing his band mate and one of his closest friends was by laying it all out on the line in an album. The Linkin Park member opted to forgo his Fort Minor moniker and go with his regular name for this record and it’s obvious why: These tracks bleed honesty and emotion as Shinoda tries to convey his feelings after losing Linkin Park bandmate Chester Bennington last year. Stacked with guest features, hip-hop and electronic elements, Post Traumatic opens a new chapter for Shinoda—one in which he hopefully finds a way to cope.

DNCE - People to People

Whether it’s an album, a single, or an EP, DNCE throws everything they’ve got at anything they release. The four song People to People EP is short but sweet and it pretty much encapsulates all you’d want from summer songs. From the funky “TV in the Morning” to the massively catchy “Still Good”, these four songs are all you need to realize DNCE are sounding better than ever.

Betty Who - Betty, Pt. 1

Despite only releasing an album a year ago, Betty Who churns out a brand new EP that proves a lot can change in a small amount of time. After leaving her record label and becoming an independent artist, Betty exerts her creative vision in these pop songs like we’ve never seen from her before. “Just Thought You Should Know” sends listeners back to the 80’s, while the standout and closer “Friend Like Me” makes us glad we’ve got a musician like Betty.

Death Cab for Cutie - “Gold Rush”

Indie rock veterans Death Cab for Cutie are gearing up to drop their ninth full-length in August and “Gold Rush” is the first reason why everyone should be excited for Thank You For Today. Sampling Yoko Ono’s “Mindtrain”, Death Cab’s carefree single is one of the best and most fun tracks we’ve heard from the band in a while. Considering the LP is only packing ten songs it’s safe to say there won’t be room for filler on this one.

Other new releases:
The Maine - “Saving Grace (Acoustic)”
Nekokat - Pleasure Beach (read our review)
CHVRCHES - “Stay - Recorded at Spotify Studios NYC”
Gorillaz - “Fire Flies”
The Killers - Live from the Royal Albert Hall
Young the Giant - “Simplify”
Troye Sivan - “Dance To This (feat. Ariana Grande)”
Kygo & Imagine Dragons - “Born to Be Yours”
Fickle Friends - You Are Someone Else (Versions)
Grandson - A Modern Tragedy, Vol. 1
Kodaline - “Shed A Tear”
Chromeo - Head Over Heels / “Don’t Sleep (feat. French Montana)”
Chromatics - “Blue Girl”
Christina Aguilera - Liberation
Nicki Minaj (feat. Ariana Grande) - “Bed”
2 Chainz - “Bigger Than You” (feat. Drake & Quavo)
Jason Mraz - “Unlonely”
Dan + Shay - “Keeping Score (feat. Kelly Clarkson)”
Bebe Rexha - “I’m a Mess”
Marshmello - “Check This Out”
Alessia Cara - “Growing Pains”
Martin Garrix - "Ocean" (feat. Khalid)
Rudimental, Major Lazer - “Let Me Live (feat. Anne Marie, Mr Eazi)”
David Guetta, Showtek - “Your Love”
GoldLink, Miguel - “Got Friends”
Mura Masa, Octavian - “Move Me”
Nao - “Another Lifetime”
Macy Gray - “Sugar Daddy”
Maxwell - “We Never Saw It Coming”
Chaka Khan - Like Sugar EP / “Like Sugar - Switch Remix”
Aly & AJ - “Good Thing”
Anarbor - "MIA"


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First Listen: Wanna Jam The Ones You Forgot’s New Single All Weekend? We’re “One Step Ahead” of You Thu, 14 Jun 2018 10:00:20 +0000 Tom We're throwing a pop punk party with The Ones You Forgot's new single. [/imgfull]

We're throwing a pop punk party with The Ones You Forgot's new single. The track, titled "One Step Ahead", is streaming below but before you hit play beware: It's a complete j-a-m.


"'One Step Ahead' is about coming to the realization that a person in your life is toxic. Unfortunately letting go of said person is often a battle because it is usually someone you care deeply about, even if they continue to hurt you. I like to think of this song as an anthem for sticking up for yourself and learning that sometimes it's just better to let people go even if it's tough.

In some way, shape, or form, each song on the EP tells a story of something I was LITERALLY too afraid to say whether that be to a loved one, someone who hurt me, or even to myself. Even though I wrote the lyrics myself this collection of songs has taught me that fear is a very normal feeling and that we all battle it in different ways.”

- The Ones You Forgot

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Pour Some Champagne! Panic! At The Disco Announces Second Leg of Pray For The Wicked Tour Wed, 13 Jun 2018 18:33:21 +0000 Tom We're ready to Pray For The Wicked during Panic! At The Disco's upcoming tour.... [/imgfull]

We're ready to Pray For The Wicked during Panic! At The Disco's upcoming tour. If the energetic show wasn't already hitting your town, you're in luck: Panic! has just announced a second leg.

Kicking off in January of 2019, the new dates include stops in Buffalo, NY, Grand Rapids, MI, and more. This adds to an extensive list of international shows that'll rock their way through North America, Australia, Japan, and beyond.

Find the second leg dates below and pick up tickets on June 22nd. Until then, join us in stocking up on glitter (we're gonna need a lot of it).



  • 1/10 – Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank Center

  • 1/12 – Laval, QC @ Place Bell

  • 1/13 – Manchester, NH @ SNHU Arena

  • 1/15 – Albany, NY @ Times Union Center

  • 1/16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center

  • 1/18 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center

  • 1/19 – Providence, RI @ Dunkin’ Donuts Center

  • 1/20 – Washington, D.C. @ Capital One Arena

  • 1/22 – Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center

  • 1/23 – Charlottesville, VA @ John Paul Johns Arena

  • 1/25 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena

  • 1/26 – Cincinnati, OH @ U.S. Bank Arena

  • 1/27 – Milwaukee, WI @ Wisconsin Entertainment Center

  • 1/29 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Van Andel Arena

  • 1/30 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena

  • 2/01 – Omaha, NE @ CenturyLink Center

  • 2/02 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center

  • 2/04 – Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena

  • 2/05 – Saint Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center

  • 2/06 – Memphis, TN @ FedExForum

  • 2/08 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center

  • 2/09 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center

  • 2/12 – Albuquerque, NM @ Tingley Coliseum

  • 2/14 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center

  • 2/15 – Inglewood, CA @ The Forum

  • 2/16 – San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center

  • 2/19 – Oakland, CA @ ORACLE Arena

  • 2/20 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden1 Center


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Ready for Your First Look at ‘Wonder Woman 1984’? Trick Question, Nobody Is Because Steve Trevor is BACK Wed, 13 Jun 2018 11:30:21 +0000 Tom Wonder Woman is heading back to the big screen! [/imgfull]

Wonder Woman is heading back to the big screen! If you loved Gal Gadot's first voyage in superhero-ness, get ready for another round in Wonder Woman 1984. This time, WW will be facing a new kind of foe: Kristen Wiig (otherwise known as The Cheetah) and there are a whole lotta surprises in store judging from the first photos released.

Production has begun on the Patty Jenkins-directed film, which plans to premiere on November 1st, 2019 via Warner Brothers. Until then, we’ll be wielding our lassos and counting down the days. See some first look photos below...which features the return of Steve Trevor (Chris Pine)...wait, what? Um, yeah, we NEED answers. Stay tuned for more details!



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A 5th Grader Stands Up To Bullying Wed, 13 Jun 2018 02:58:53 +0000 Tom Nobody should have to feel like 5th grader Delanie Marcotte does. Listen.  I’ll be...
Listen.  I'll be the first admit; life isn't easy... and middle school / high school and even college can be the hardest times of our lives.  Socially - are you kidding me?  Like come on.  We all FREAKED out those first couple weeks of high school.  I remember my parents making me go to as many different pre-events as possible, just so when I went to high school I knew at least some people when I showed up and walked the hallways.  Having at least someone to nod to or high five in the hallway meant THAT much more.

The constant internal battle between being, "Too Smart," or in honors classes vs being considered one of the cool kids and being invited to certain parties?  It happens.  We all know it does.  Just think back.  Straight up, it happened and does happen.

(Personal story - I crushed it in soccer my whole life.  I was small, fast as F and scored so many goals throughout middle school on my soccer team.  F Yeah!  Ballin baby.
Legit.  The FIRST day of the high school pre-camp soccer workout.  AKA... what the camp would do is have teams come together a few weeks before school started and be able to practice / train with each other and familiarize ourselves with our future teammates.

What did one of my teammates say to me?  (We'll just call him Tim.)
... (Tim is his real name by the way.  woopz)

He goes to me after a few hours of Day 1 of 5 of this soccer camp - he comes up to me and says, "I hope soccer isn't your best sport."      Like great dude.  Thanks for f'n ruining my dream or at least a path I thought I could take in high school.  Like who says that?  A bully does.   (BTW.  I used it as determination to become better.  I scored a ton of goals and with that said teammate, we became the First ever County Champions 4 years later - our Senior year, for the high school.  ballin.)

But yes, shit happens.  Kids will make fun of other kids and believe me - that's why I turned to music as an outlet as did so many of you reading this right now.

I don't believe in "Participation awards," I don't think every f'n kid or athlete should get a trophy or a ribbon for just showing up.  F that.  Absolutely not.  Life teaches competition, and the determination to RISE and BE ABOVE any of your doubters or shit talkers or people that put you down.  Life isn't fair.  Shit usually works out better for the scumbags on Earth in the short term and guess what?  Karma will eventually happen.  The richest of the rich are still alone - most likely spending their lives and time with people that don't truly care about them and in the end, they all feel empty.


This girl.. this 5th grader.  Think about it.  5th Grade.  WTF were we doing in 5th Grade?  I'm pretty sure I was just enjoying life.  Maybe mad at some stuff like having to do a school project or dress up as some famous historic figure or some shit - but really I was just focusing on getting my homework done so I could play little league or Sega / Nintendo 64.  Those were probably my only worries and I'm sure many of yours as well.

Look at this video.  This is so f'n sad and disheartening.  I feel absolutely terrible for this girl.
Why?  Because she's not doing it for attention.  She's from some bumblefuck town none of us have ever heard of in New Hampshire.  And she legit hates going to school for fear of being bullied.
That . Is.  Fucked.  Up.




Nobody should ever feel that way.

Now, the next comment I'm sure some people will say is that "Oh, she should just deal with it and grow up."

My response would be everything I Just wrote above.  Yes.  I'm not one to cater to kids or teenagers or anything or anyone in life unless warranted.  Hence, no f'n trophy's or awards just for showing up.   I came in last place or was picked last in class and for gym class sports PLENTY of times.  and guess what?  I f'n came back and DOMINATED.  I'm mother f'n GUNZ yo!

Michael Jordan?  Yeah you may have heard of him.  Cut from his freshman high school basketball team.  ENOUGH.  SAID.

But.  If this 5th grader.  Delanie Marcotte is THIS UPSET about going to SCHOOL on a DAY TO DAY BASIS.  Then shit needs to be done.

I applaud, respect, and commend her and her bravery.

Just to reiterate, according to her statement and reports - Her parents went to the principal and school in the past and said bullying was happening.  AND THE SCHOOL DID NOTHING.


AND THE PRINCIPAL DIDN'T DO ANYTHING?   Like WTF.  seriously.  W T F.  The Principal and the Superintendent need to answer about this immediately.  If there are documented complaints to them or concerns from Delanie and the family about bullying, then somebody needs to be held accountable.

Oh.  And one more thing.

Listen to what she says again around the 0:38 mark:





Holy F.    Are you kidding me?   Like this is so freaking absurd that when I heard this story I needed to post it for more to see here.   Like.  THIS is exactly the problem.
HEY MA.  Guess what.  If your son is bullying and threatening someone else.  Maybe YOU should have a talk with THEM and not confront the victim after school.   Like.  What in the absolutely fuck.   (EDIT:  I thought I would come back and edit the F word out.  But I don't care.  I legit can't believe a mother would do that to someone.  So, they deserve the F word)

The Final Thing that really gets me as I mentioned earlier, is that according to the parents they went and said something.  and NOTHING was done.

The parents, the child, did EXACTLY what they should have done.  And guess what?  NOTHING was done about it from the principal or school administrators.

Some (Very few)  may call what she did a publicity stunt.  Look at this video once again and her post TV interviews afterwords.  I truly believe she is sincere in this.  It's a god damn 5th grader for crying out loud.

Now the Superintendent of the school district - Timberlane Regional School District Superintendent Earl F. Metzler...   issued a statement.

Before I post the statement.  I'll say that this guy needs to get his shit together because wtf if this is the district you are running and you have students threatening to kill other students as Delanie said happened to her.    WTF kind of principal or administrators are you employing, Mr. Metzler?

Any way.  Here was his (bullshit) statement, from NBC Boston:

"We will continue to encourage all students to speak up when they see, hear or experience something that makes them uncomfortable," he said. "The same holds true for parents and community members. There are many vehicles at Timberlane to share your concerns including, but not limited to, the public comment portion of our School Board agenda."

Metzler added that the district takes everyone's concerns seriously, and said Delanie’s reports of bullying now have the district’s “undivided attention."

NEWSFLASH.  According to Delanie's parents.  They went to the school and said something.  And it was REPEATED, CONSISTENT BULLYING AND THREATENING OF ANOTHER STUDENT'S LIFE.  AND WHAT DID YOU DO METZLER?   Issue this $20 an hour lawyer issued statement?  Literally.  Absolute bullshit - because you didn't and your district didn't do anything about Delanie's previous concerns.

I'm just pretty upset about the whole situation.  I grew up being made fun of and life wasn't always easy - as many of you reading this, did as well.  And people can't be snowflakes or expect shit to always work out.  But here is a CLEAR example of a vulnerable child being upset and hurt because of Administrator's and the Principal not doing their f'n job.

And that, to me - and I think many of you, is just wrong.

When real life, threatening, bullying situations are straight up presented to the people in charge, they need to investigate and act.  Like I said, I highly doubt this was just a one and done complaint.

Props for Delanie Marcotte for showing up to a freaking school board meeting.  Something that 99.8% of you reading have NEVER Done.  And she did so because it was her last resort to beg for some sort of change to be done.

we could learn a lot from her bravery.



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“Everything is Fine” Because All Time Low Dropped a New Song Wed, 13 Jun 2018 00:05:36 +0000 Tom Everything is Fine…because All Time Low have released a new song! [/imgfull]

Everything is Fine…because All Time Low have released a new song! Yeah, we’ll wait ’til you’re done screaming. After enough teasing on social media to make all us fans lose our minds, “Everything is Fine” is finally here and it's worth every second spent obsessing. One listen in and you can already imagine the crowd singing every word at shows (how glorious is that gonna be?).

“Everything is Fine” puts the pop back in pop punk to certify this as another huge ATL anthem. This is a fantastic follow up to 2017’s Last Young Renegade and it hopefully means we’re getting even more new music real soon! ’Til then, hit play on this summer jam and throw your middle fingers up in the air, 'cause "Everything is fine and nothing matters anyway / If I don't care…"


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The Final ‘Marvel’s Luke Cage’ Trailer is Bowing Down to Harlem’s Queen Tue, 12 Jun 2018 11:30:56 +0000 Tom Marvel’s Luke Cage might be named after its superhero, but today we are all about... [/imgfull]
Photo: Netflix

"You don't need to be bulletproof to be a superhero. Black women have always had superpowers; turning pain into progress. Harlem doesn't need a hero,
it needs a Queen." - Mariah Dillard

Marvel’s Luke Cage might be named after its superhero but today we are all about Harlem's queen, Mariah Dillard (Alfre Woodard). Season 2 is about to hit Netflix on June 22nd and this final trailer is going to get you more than ready. Our formidable lady is faced with an unstoppable opponent this season: Bushmaster (Mustafa Shakir), a new and bulletproof threat to all of Harlem.

Mariah is one of the most intriguing characters on Luke Cage and this preview proves why—she handles foes, family, and Harlem's future in her own damn way. Ready or not, here she comes...hit play on the final Luke Cage trailer below and start counting down 'til season 2 on June 22nd.


From Netflix:
After clearing his name, Luke Cage has become a celebrity on the streets of Harlem with a reputation as bulletproof as his skin. But being so visible has only increased his need to protect the community and find the limits of who he can and can’t save. With the rise of a formidable new foe, Luke is forced to confront the fine line that separates a hero from a villain.


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Summer Just Got Better: Echosmith + Pentatonix to Head Out on North American Tour Tue, 12 Jun 2018 10:02:24 +0000 Tom Echosmith has been added to Pentatonix tour. [/imgfull]

Headed to see Pentatonix this summer? You're in for a sweet treat. Echosmith has been added to their tour. The siblings will head out for the 35 city trek, bringing their bright alt-pop sound to North America.

Echosmith is fresh off their own headlining tour. They've also just dropped a new single titled "Over My Head", and the hype is real to see what's next for the band. For now, we'll be looking forward to dancing the summer away with them.


  • 7/12 - West Valley City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre

  • 7/14 - Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheatre

  • 7/15 - Oswego, IL - Arranmore Farm & Polo Club

  • 7/17 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre

  • 7/19 - Irvine, CA - Fivepoint Amphitheatre

  • 7/21 - Phoenix, AZ - Ak-Chin Pavilion

  • 7/22 - Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheater

  • 7/25 - Rogers, AR - Walmart AMP

  • 7/26 - Dallas, TX - Dos Equis Pavilion

  • 7/28 - Austin, TX - Austin 360 Amphitheater

  • 7/29 - The Woodlands, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

  • 7/31 - Atlanta, GA - State Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park

  • 8/2 -  Pelham, AL - Oak Mountain Amphitheatre

  • 8/4 -  Charlotte, NC - PNC Music Pavilion

  • 8/5 -  Virginia Beach, VA - Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater

  • 8/7 -  West Palm Beach, FL - Coral Sky Amphitheatre

  • 8/9 -  Tampa, FL - Mid Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre

  • 8/11 - Raleigh, NC - Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek

  • 8/12 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live

  • 8/14 - Camden, NJ - BB&T Pavilion

  • 8/15 - Wantagh, NY - Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

  • 8/20 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center

  • 8/22 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center

  • 8/23 - Syracuse, NY - St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview

  • 8/25 - Scranton, PA - Pavilion at Montage Mountain

  • 8/26 - Hartford, CT - Xfinity Theatre

  • 8/28 - Mansfield, MA - Xfinity Center

  • 8/30 - Bangor, ME - Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion

  • 9/1 - Burgettstown, PA - Keybank Pavilion

  • 9/2 - Hershey, PA - Hersheypark Stadium

  • 9/5 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center

  • 9/6 - Toronto, ON - Budweiser Stage

  • 9/8 - Noblesville, IN - Ruoff Mortgage Music Center

  • 9/11 - Council Bluffs, IA - Stir Cove, Harrah’s Council Bluffs Casino & Hotel

  • 9/13 - Cuyahoga, OH - Blossom Music Center

  • 9/15 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre

  • 9/16 - Tinley Park, IL - Hollywood Casino


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First Listen: Infinitee Shreds Through “Xenocybin” + “Lost” in New Video Tue, 12 Jun 2018 10:00:56 +0000 Tom There's nothing like a good guitar marathon and Infinitee's new video delivers just that.... [/imgfull]

There's nothing like a good guitar marathon. Infinitee's new video delivers just that. The one man band plays through two heavy songs, "Xenocybin" and "Lost", and it's the perfect soundtrack for your workday. Watch it below.


"Both songs tell a story about taking alien mushrooms and getting lost in your own mind during the trip. 'Xenocybin' is more groove based and influenced by bands like Modern Day Babylon, Meshuggah, and Car Bomb.

'Lost' is more technical and features flare like The Faceless, Miseration, and Born Of Osiris. The video is shot on the Edmonton Legislative Grounds. Special thanks to Kirsten Robinson for filming! Thanks everyone for checking it out."

- Tres Thomas, frontman of Infinitee

Find Infinitee on Facebook and Instagram.




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Watch This Week – 6/11 Mon, 11 Jun 2018 19:00:09 +0000 Tom This week: SuperMansion, Supergirl, The Bold Type, Legion, The Handmaid's Tale, The Expanse, Reverie,... This week: SuperMansion, Supergirl, The Bold Type, Legion, The Handmaid's Tale, The Expanse, Reverie, Queen Sugar, Pose, Claws, Westworld, Into the Badlands


“The Long Chaun” - Season 3, Episode 6
Now streaming
On Crackle


SuperMansion just got super-sized with today’s news of a summer special. Premiering August 16th, SuperMansion: Summer Vacation Special will take our intrepid team to Hawaii where Titanium Rex (Bryan Cranston) just happens to meet former President Obama (Jay Pharoah). While you pack your bags for the aloha state, there’s a new episode to enjoy today! In “The Long Chaun”, the League of Freedom are tasked with saving Zenith (Yvette Nicole Brown) from her evil Uncle Ridan (Taran Killam) in Godsrealm—there’s never a dull moment with SuperMansion, so it only makes sense they’re ready for a vacation.

Supermansion is now streaming on Crackle.

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From Crackle:
In episode 306, “The Long Chaun,” the League of Freedom travels to the Godsrealm to save former member Zenith (Yvette Nicole Brown) from her evil Uncle Ridan (Taran Killam). Robobot (Zeb Wells) learns what it means to be a real boy as Titanium Rex (Bryan Cranston) must prove to be a hero true in order to wield the Sword of Azimuth.



“Make It Reign” – Season 3, Episode 22
Mon June 11 – 8PM
On The CW

Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW — © 2018 The CW Network, LLC.

Will Sam (Odette Annable) ever be rid of Reign? Not if Selena (Anjali Jay) has anything to do with it—she’s planning on dealing out judgement to Earth’s citizens…and it ain’t pretty. Luckily Kara won’t be alone in facing Serena—her mother, Alura (Erica Durance), will be by her side and ain’t that sweet. The timing may not be perfect but this mother-daughter reunion will make your heart sing, especially when they suit up! Just remember to cherish that feeling because Supergirl is about to snatch your heart right out of your chest with the ultimate Reign/Sam showdown. Only one of them will survive the fallout…Supergirl is about to Make It Reign all over our emotions and we ain’t ready.

Tune into The CW every Monday for all new Supergirl.


From The CW:
Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) learns the true depth of Serena’s (guest star Anjali Jay) nefarious plans for Earth. Supergirl, Mon-El (Chris Wood) and Alura (guest star Erica Durance) must devise a plan to stop her before Serena gets to Earth. J’onn (David Harewood) prepares to say goodbye to his father (guest star Carl Lumby).

The Bold Type

“Feminist Army” & “Rose Colored Glasses” - Season 2 double premiere
 Tues June 12 - 8PM
On Freeform

Photo: Freeform/Phillippe Bosse

Y’all, it’s going down on The Bold Type which means it’s back with a bang. In this one-two-punch season 2 premiere, there are new contracts to fill out...ones concerning consensual workplace relationships. You heard that right, welcome to 2018, but exactly which workplace romances are being reported? Jane (Katie Stevens) takes the first punch to the chin because when she started working at Incite she never thought it would be riotous in all the wrong ways. Social media is so unforgiving. The second blow throws Sutton (Meghann Fahy) off-balance when she gets slut shamed by her co-workers, but it’s a whole lot of fun seeing how she deals. Of course, Kat (Aisha Dee) is handling issues from every angle—identity crises, girlfriend drama, and a read from a co-worker leave her failing too. Have we mentioned how much we love it when The Bold Type makes us dizzy? Yup, you guessed it, episodes one and two are a serious TKO.

The Bold Type returns tomorrow with
a two episode special on Freeform.


From Freeform:
Jane is excited to publish her first big piece for Incite, especially since she’s writing about a female CEO she admires, and she knows Jacqueline will be reading it. Sutton is thrown when a new corporate policy seems to give her and Richard the green light on their romance. And Adena grows frustrated when Kat seems too eager to flaunt their burgeoning relationship.

Believing it shouldn’t matter, Kat bristles when Alex recommends she highlights that she is black in her company bio. However, while introducing her parents to Adena, Kat is forced to confront how her avoidance of labels has affected her life. Sutton is horrified when she discovers her fellow fashion assistants think she was asked to organize a photo shoot featuring “honorable men” for reasons other than her talent. And Jane tries to defend herself after the fallout from her Incite article, which doesn’t go as planned.


“Chapter 19” – Season 2, Episode 11
Tues June 12 – 10PM

Legion is all new every Tuesday on FX.


From TV Guide:
David fights the future.

The Handmaid's Tale

"Smart Power" - Season 2, Episode 9
Wed June 13
On Hulu

Photo: Hulu

We don't know whether this is a season finale, a midseason finale, or the episode to end all episodes but this week's The Handmaid's Tale goes out with two middle fingers held high...

Watch The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu every Wednesday.




“Dandelion Sky” – Season 3, Episode 10
Wed June 13 – 9PM
On Syfy

Photo by: Rafy/Syfy

Damn, did y’all see the last episode? We guess we trust Miller (Thomas Jane) and everything but who flies into a big ole ring of space goo? When has a ring ever not been a trap in sci-fi/fantasy? We’ll wait… Right. And Naomi (Dominique Tipper) is trying to come home to the Roci. Welp, we’ll find out if you can go home again...and with Holden (Steven Strait) waiting who wouldn’t want to defy the odds? Hubba hubba. Now about this week, what happens when there’s disagreement among the ranks? In a deep space setting like The Expanse it could mean life or death. But who’s going to argue with Holden? Actually we would argue with him, it’s Amos (Wes Chatham) we’d meekly say yes sir to. But Holden has Miller telling him things he shouldn’t, okay, we just answered our own question. Cue the arguments, bottled up in a confined space to magnify the pressure all the more. Tension is what make this show tickthe crew could be facing incredible danger but that doesn’t mean the drama in their own personal lives isn’t going to muck them up. The characters are in deep space but this show continues to serve up fascinating reminders that inner space is far more vast.

The Expanse airs on Syfy every Wednesday night.


From Syfy:
Holden sees past, present, and future. A ghost from Melba's past threatens her mission. Bobbie struggles to trust an old friend as she leads a group into unchartered territory.


“No More Mr. Nice Guy” – Season 1, Episode 2
Wed June 13 – 10PM

Photo by: Colleen Hayes/NBC

The subconscious is a funny thing. Psychologists say it reveals our latent wants and desires. Reverie takes it a step further by turning those needs into a semi-reality. When Mara (Sarah Shahi) steps in to help a family man who’s become a rather dashing bank robber in his Reverie all sorts of questions are raised, the most important of which is how far Mara can be pushed before the program’s devastating side effects cause her to unravel. Also when the heck did the world of Mad Max take over in Reverie 2.0? This isn’t your average futuristic show; rather than replacing emotions with machines, Reverie actively invites both in too screw with minds. When technology meets memories, fantasies, and dreams, you get a common sci-fi thrill; when Reverie takes a long hard look at human desires we get chills of a different sort.

Reverie airs on NBC this Wednesday.


From NBC:
A family man robs banks in his Reverie and Mara (Sarah Shahi) must uncover the deeper reasons why. Mara’s derealizations put her life in danger. Dennis Haysbert, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Kathryn Morris and Jessica Lu also star.

Queen Sugar

"No Haven in My Shadow" - Season 3, Episode 4
Wed June 13 - 10PM

Catch new episodes of Queen Sugar on OWN every Wednesday.


From OWN:
Darla and Ralph Angel come face-to-face, Hollywood offers Violet a business solution, and Charley learns more about the Landry and Boudreaux families. Plus, Davis reveals a hidden secret to Micah, and Nova reveals something personal to Remy.



“Giving and Receiving” - Season 1, Episode 3
Sunday June 17 - 9PM

Photo: FX

Family, in all its forms, is everything in Pose. After all, family can help you achieve your dreams with a little tough love; family can also wear you out with its expectations and legacies. Friends can even become family and in a world as cutthroat and high-powered as Pose, you’re gonna need all the friends you can get. The emotions are real and heartbreaking; this week Elektra (Dominique Jackson) considers surgery, while Damon (played with mesmerizing finesse by Ryan Jamaal Swain) struggles with his dance lessons, making his goals seem unreachable. Each decision made here is so much bigger than it appears on the surface and Pose handles each issue with careful and caring grace. The show tackles sex work, and expectations of body image, gender, and sexuality in a time where acceptance from the outside world didn’t exist. Throughout it all Pose remains unflinching and welcomes you into its world because, with a house of dynamic characters such as this, family is all you’ll ever need.

Get into Pose on FX every Sunday.


From TV Guide:
The House of Evangelista celebrates the holidays and prepares for the Snow Ball in spite of Angel's lack of holiday spirit. Meanwhile, Elektra contemplates undergoing an affirming medical procedure.



“Cracker Casserole” – Season 2, Episode 2
Sun June 17 – 9PM

Claws airs on TNT this Sunday.


From TV Guide:
Desna, now pinned under the stiletto-tipped nail of Riva's sister, Zlata, must come up with an idea to generate more customers for the clinic. Meanwhile, Quiet Ann helps Dean and Virginia get to a very important appointment, which leads to an unexpected moment of joy.


“Vanishing Point” – Season 2, Episode 9
Sun June 17 – 9PM

Dive into Westworld every Sunday on HBO.



“Leopard Catches Cloud” – Season 3, Episode 8
Sun June 17 – 10PM

Photo: Aidan Monaghan/AMC

Everyone knows the best way to kill an enemy is to cut off its head...although we get the feeling if The Widow (Emily Beecham) succeeds in her plans to defeat Baron Chau (Eleanor Matsuura) it’ll be a Medusa-like situation. The betrayal and revelations will leave you in a state of shock that’ll last right through to the second half of season 3...after a midseason finale like this we’ll be biting our nails ’til we get more episodes later this year. M.K. (Aramis Knight) and Sunny (Daniel Wu) finally meet again but the reunion is less than welcomed (give it time, y’all, we have faith). M.K. is the least of Sunny’s worries when he comes face to face with Pilgrim (Babou Ceesay). It’s only a matter of time before truths and real agendas reveal themselves to set the Badlands on a course of fateful destruction. Everyone in this episode levels up in new ways ready to leave you with the mother of all cliffhangers...because of course, “Fate would have a sense of humor.”

Head Into the Badlands every Sunday on AMC.


From AMC:
Sunny and Bajie arrive at Pilgrim's Fortress, only to face an angry M.K.; The Widow enlists Gaius; Moon and Lydia rally the troops.


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Photos: State Champs in Paris Sun, 10 Jun 2018 20:42:58 +0000 Tom idobi photographer Gaelle Pitrel covered the State Champs and Knuckle Puck show at la...

State Champs

Knuckle Puck



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Inbox Jukebox #041: bülow, Camille Trust ft. Ray Angry, Satellite Mode, EMBRZ ft. joan + Kim Petras Fri, 08 Jun 2018 14:30:41 +0000 Tom The Inbox Jukebox brings you fresh new tunes and bands. This week features tracks...  Inbox Jukebox:
bülow - Damage Vol. 2


Get your boots on because we're about to stomp to "Sad and Bored". Start nodding your head because "Honor Roll" will make you sway. Then fire up your sass because "You & Jennifer" gives exactly one f#ck and it's followed by a big loud "you". Yes, our girl bülow is back with her second pop-gasm, a three track EP that will leave you thirsting for more. 'Nuff said. Get into it:


Camille Trust - "Bad Habit" (Live) feat. Ray Angry

Photo Credit: Tyler Gustin

At first you think you're hearing a throwback to the bluesy gospel of the past. And that's definitely the influence, but let’s talk real: "Bad Habit" ain't gospel but it's definitely "church." Camille Trust is reading the f#ckboi crew with vocals that rattle the rafters. You know the boi we're talking about, the type of guy who plays with our feelings but we keep coming back for more. Well, that's cancelled. These church choir harmonies and dagger sharp lyrics are a requiem for the bullshit and a benediction for your new favorite bop. Throw your hands up if you feel what we're saying: Preach, Camille, preach!



Satellite Mode - "Gave It All"

Photo: Shervin Lainez

If we had Satellite Mode's chill then our troubled relationships would've been no trouble at all. "Gave It All" is a straight groove. The track is accelerated momentum. It keeps building while the vocals roll high and low for a delightful indie pop cocktail. And when the breakdown hits, you'll know it's time to walk out the door, with a finger snap and a sassy goodbye. And if the music stops, well, just press play and "build it up again."


EMBRZ feat. joan - "Like it or Not"


If a jam could ever be called effervescent it's the latest from EMBRZ featuring joan. The bubbling pop of "Like it or Not" tickles the ear while the combined vocals are a stone cold flirt. Everything about the refreshing track makes you smile as you twirl around the room. Like it or not, you're hooked. And we'll be right there dancing with you when you turn around.


Kim Petras - "Can't Do Better"

Photo credit: Thom Kerr

We didn't know how much we missed the girl-power anthems of the 80s and 90s until Kim Petras brought them back with a current twist. She's getting us lifted with "Can't Do Better". We're out on the balcony, right now, screaming this to the world. Kim takes her voice to the very edge of dark with her no-one-can-love-you-like-I-can declaration. And we believe. This song is a powerhouse: supercharged vocals, churning synths, and verses that warm us like sunshine. We're going to be singing this all weekend and when we say "you can't do better" you better believe it.


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Fresh Pressed [new music friday] – 063 Fri, 08 Jun 2018 10:00:03 +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.

Mayday Parade - “Stay the Same”

No need to worry about whether or not Mayday Parade will deliver with their new album, Sunnyland. Besides the fact that they always deliver, the songs released thus far have taken the band’s quality to new heights. Their latest track “Stay the Same” has the band doing anything but; mid-tempo and packed with emotion, Mayday Parade deliver a song that’ll make the crowd roar when played live.

WSTR - “Bad to the Bone”

WSTR came out with one of the best pop-punk albums in recent memory early last year with Red, Green, and Inbetween. Naturally, it inked them a deal with pop-punk haven Hopeless Records—and you just know Hopeless is the home that will allow the band to flourish to their true potential. Out on August 31, the band’s new album Identity Crisis is led with the blistering single, “Bad to the Bone”. Poppy and hoppy, it takes WSTR into a league of their own.

Prince - “Mary Don’t You Weep”

Posthumous albums from musicians are pretty much inevitable these days, especially for someone like Prince—an artist who has more material in the vault than anyone could ever imagine. Some of that finally gets unearthed though in the form of a “new” album. Out on September 23rd, Prince and a Microphone 1983 is, well, an album featuring just Prince, a piano, and a microphone from a studio sesh in the 80’s. Today’s taste of it comes in the form of his rendition of “Mary, Don’t You Weep”, a blues-style interpretation of a song that lets us into Prince’s creative vision even after all these years.

Real Friends - “From the Outside”

Real Friends leaves us wanting more with their brand new single “From the Outside”. With that said, the track isn’t content with letting you moving on too quickly—it grabs ahold of you and doesn’t let go. The Starting Line-esque vocals and urgency go a long way in making the track sound nostalgic but not at all dated, and we’re pumped to see what else Real Friends have up their sleeves.

Various Artists - Superfly
(Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

This album may be a soundtrack but it’s pretty much a new Future full-length. Much like Kendrick Lamar and his curation of the Black Panther LP, Future has a healthy hand in the making of this record for the film Superfly, a remake of the 1970’s classic. Featuring the rapper on 10 of the 13 songs, there’s also Young Thug, and Khalid thrown into the mix to keep things interesting.

Dance Gavin Dance - Artificial Selection

Eight albums into the books for Dance Gavin Dance, you would think they’ve exhausted every avenue they could when it comes to their sound. Think again. Artificial Selection is a cohesive collection for the rock band backed by longtime producer Kris Crummett and ultra smooth vocals from frontman Tilian Pearson. Throughout the 14 tracks, Artificial Selection is solid from start to finish but standouts like “Son of Robot” and “Care” will have you smashing the repeat button.

You Me at Six - “Fast Forward” / “3AM”

The UK powerhouses You Me at Six are back in the only way they know how—churning out breakneck rock tunes that need to be cranked to 11. With an upcoming album aptly titled VI (’cause ya know, it’s their sixth record), it features two tracks we’re hearing now in “Fast Forward” and “3AM.” The former is a force to be reckoned with while the latter is a funky, groove-driven number that’ll have your toes tapping even mid-crowd surf.

Our Last Night - “The Middle”

Another day, another cover from Our Last Night—but that’s hardly a bad thing. The post-hardcore band loves to incorporate their sound into the biggest hits of today, and honestly, it’s nice to see a band always in the studio instead of dropping an album and disappearing. Their cover of Zedd’s instant summer classic “The Middle” will have you wondering if it’s even a cover at all. Our Last Night take on the track wonderfully, giving off a carefree vibe in the same way as the original.

Why Don’t We - “Hooked”

Why Don’t We is definitely short for “Why Don’t We Show Everyone We Aren’t A One Hit Wonder.” They do just that with the release of their new single “Hooked”, a fiery anthem that follows up the boy band’s first big hit in “Trust Fund Baby”. “Hooked” misses out on the “Trust Fund” luxury of being written by Ed Sheeran, but the boys have proven to work with what they’re given time and time again.

Other new releases:
Mike Shinoda - “Ghosts”


Gorillaz - “Sorcererz” / “Lake Zurich”
Interpol - “The Rover”
Manchester Orchestra - “I Know How To Speak”
Cheat Codes - Level 1
Christina Aguilera - “Like I Do”
The Smashing Pumpkins - “Solara”
gnash - imagine if
Tove Lo - “bitches (feat. Charli XCX, Icona Pop, Elliphant, ALMA)”
Deaf Havana - “Sinner”
Sunset Sons - “Running Man”
Thrice - “The Grey”
Megadeth - Killing is My Business and Business is Good: The Final Kill
The Get Up Kids - Kicker
Tyler, the Creator - “435”
​bülow - Damaged Vol 2 EP / “You & Jennifer”
Norah Jones - “My Heart Is Full”
Armin Van Buuren - Blah Blah Blah - EP
Mason Ramsey - “Love Sick Blues”
Dierks Bentley - The Mountain
Dave Matthews Band - Come Tomorrow
Marshmello - “Tell Me”
Ne-Yo - Good Man
Sugarland - Bigger
Lily Allen - No Shame
Sheppard - Watching the Sky
Kane Brown - “Lose It”
LYKKE LI - so sad so sexy
88RISING, Joji, Rich Brian - “Midsummer Madness ft. Higher Brothers, AUGUST 08”
James Blake - “Don’t Miss It”
Charlotte Lawrence - “Young and Reckless”
Sky, Ozuna, J Balvin - “Karma”
MAGIC! - “Kiss Me”
Kim Petras - “Can’t Do Better”
Josh Groban - “Granted”
Snail Mail - Lush
Passenger - “Why Can’t I Change”
LIVVIA - “Gratitude”


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Panic! At The Disco to Perform at The Stanley Cup Final Thu, 07 Jun 2018 08:49:35 +0000 Tom Panic! At The Disco is set to perform before game five of the 2018... [/imgfull]

Panic! At The Disco is set to perform before game five of the 2018 Stanley Cup Final.  The Washington Capitals and the Vegas Golden Knights face off tonight (Thursday, June 7th). The show will be held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas where viewers from all over can tune in at 5pm (PT) on NBC.

Being from Las Vegas Panic! was destined to perform on hockey’s biggest stage. They are the second pop punk band to play it this week. Fall Out Boy performed in Washington D.C prior to game four of the series.

The event comes hand-in-hand with their upcoming album Pray For The Wicked set to be released June 22nd. Find more info here!


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Misty Knight & Colleen Wing Kick Ass in the Marvel’s Luke Cage Crossover Scene of Your Dreams Wed, 06 Jun 2018 11:15:49 +0000 Tom Nobody, we repeat, nobody messes with Misty Knight or Colleen Wing. [/imgfull]

Nobody, we repeat, nobody messes with Misty Knight or Colleen Wing. Marvel’s Luke Cage is coming back for its second season on June 22nd and, to give you a taste of all the impending fabulousness, Netflix have released a clip of the two ladies kicking some ass in a bar. Y’know, usual girl stuff.

Seeing Misty (Simone Missick) and Colleen (Jessica Henwick) as drinking buddies is part of a much-anticipated crossover of Luke Cage and Iron Fist and we are here for it. Season 2 of Luke Cage sees Misty struggling to adjust to the loss of her arm and finding some tough-love inspiration in her pal Colleen. You’ll be able to experience season 2 in full on Netflix this June 22nd, and to get you all fired up hit play below on the Daughters of the Dragon, baby!



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First Listen: Watch Handsome Ghost’s Dreamy Video for “Creatures” Wed, 06 Jun 2018 10:00:53 +0000 Tom Handsome Ghost's video for "Creatures" is as dreamy as it is thoughtful. [/imgfull]
Photo: Cortney Armitage

Handsome Ghost's video for "Creatures" is as dreamy as it is thoughtful and it's streaming exclusively below. Hit play to let it capture your interest as it finds its way into your heart.


"'Creatures' is the last song on our record Welcome Back and at its core it's about escaping back to what you know and what you're comfortable with. My brother Nick, who makes all of our visuals, pitched us on building a video around just one lyric from the song: "Your parent's house, to an old roof."

I really liked the idea of trying to create emotion around that one little line and I liked how focused the concept was. We wanted the song and the visual to work together to capture the contrast between loss and hope all within the small scope of that one lyric. We filmed the video near our house in Massachusetts and Miette Hope was kind enough to lend us her acting talents."

- Tim Noyes, vocalist of Handsome Ghost

Find Handsome Ghost on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.



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Watch the New Trailer for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse + Meet Miles Morales & Spider-Gwen! Wed, 06 Jun 2018 09:35:23 +0000 Tom Our spidey senses are tingling…the trailer for the new Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has... [/imgfull]

Our spidey senses are tingling…the trailer for the new Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has arrived! The upcoming animated movie has an all-star voice cast, featuring Shameik Moore as our hero Miles Morales, Jake Johnson as Peter Parker, Liev Schreiber as the infamous Kingpin, and our fave Hailee Steinfeld playing the our other fave Spider-Gwen! Brought to you by the creative masterminds of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the duo say of the exciting new addition of Miles Morales:

"We can't wait for the world to see Miles Morales on the big screen. He's such a fun and exciting new character, and telling his story through a revolutionary visual style makes for a totally fresh cinematic experience that, if we may say so, is freaking amazing."

Due out in time for Christmas, we can’t think of a better present to wish for. The animation is stunning and this expansion of the Spider-Man universe is long overdue. Not to mention the supporting cast is just as awesome: Mahershala Ali is Miles' uncle Aaron, Brian Tyree Henry is Miles' father Jefferson, Luna Lauren Velez is Miles' mother Rio, and Lily Tomlin is Aunt May. Hit play on the mesmerizing trailer for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and buckle up—it's gonna be a wild ride.

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