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Norma Jean Shake A Deathrattle At The Brooklyn Monarch

For nearly 25 years, Norma Jean has maintained their prominence in the metalcore scene with fans spanning generations and nine LPs to their name. It defies the precedent left by so many artists before them to think that Norma Jean is still touring strong behind a new record and loyal fanbase, without a single founding member left in the group.  In 2002, when Norma Jean released their seminal debut LP, Bless the Martyr and Kiss the Child, they were already more than a decade ahead of their time with a record that foreshadowed evolutions in the genre. The band’s signature… Read more »


Ryan Woods’ Guide to Fashion Philosophy

Ryan Woods is the kind of artist who can turn a sub-par day into a bright and shining one just through his music. He possesses the rare qualities of a pop star, evident in his charismatic performance style, bold fashion, and suave swagger. Don’t be fooled by his mainstream exterior; everything he does contains hints of an indie/alt edge that snagged the attention of Fearless Records and got him signed to their global roster this year.  His latest release, “Garden,” is a milestone single that marks a fresh era for Ryan‘s pop music trajectory. It’s his first release under the… Read more »


11 Up-And-Coming Artists That Every AFI Fan Should Be Listening To

Despite all the territory they’ve covered in their near-thirty tenure, AFI retains an impressively conspicuous identity. It’s the Tim Burton condition in which, despite rejecting the confines of any categorical genre with each new release, they have an innate flair that renders them instantly recognizable. But that’s not to say that they exist outside the realm of reasonable comparison. We scoured the alternative underground to prove that point. And while we can’t promise the recreation of that first magical moment you first heard Sing The Sorrow, we did pluck a handful of new music recommendations from the AFI ethos.  Representing… Read more »


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

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


9 Reunion Releases That We Can’t Get Enough Of

If you’re a sucker for a bit of nostalgia, you know that the rush you get from an old favorite announcing their big return is a feeling like no other. Whether it’s the promise of new singles, forthcoming tour dates, or even a full album, a reunion is worth celebrating. Frankly, Rage Against The Machine going on a reunion tour from 2007-2011 and briefly in 2022 is definitely the type of thing you pop your best bottle of Champagne and punch a nazi for, right? Speaking of reunion tours, You may just need to secure your tickets to The Dillinger… Read more »


100 Rising Artists To Listen To In 2024—Pt. 1

It’s never a bad time to discover a new band or artist. Somewhere out there, in either a basement, garage, or make-shift studio, a group of people are sitting around writing songs and deciding to start a new band. You never know which one of those artists might just be the next biggest thing in the world. It is our job, here at idobi Radio, to find these acts and expose them to you. Of course, you’ll always see us covering the mainstay acts like My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, or Paramore. However, all of those bands were once… Read more »

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