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X Ambassadors release emotional new single ‘Ahead Of Myself’

Today we received some new music from X Ambassadors!!! The band has promised their forthcoming sophomore album is to be released soon and this song, ‘Ahead of Myself’ is the first official single. It’s a slower and more emotional track, Sam Harris on states on Facebook that “it’s a very personal song, and reflects a bit of the journey we’ve all been through as a band over the last 2 years”. I love it. Your thoughts?

X Ambassadors debuted the song on ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers’ last night.

The official statement from the band is below. New album coming soon!!!

Pete Wentz addresses Fall Out Boy, Panic! At The Disco collaboration rumors

Sounds like we got a little excited over nothing. Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy appeared on SiriusXM’s Morning Mash Up yesterday and crushed rumors and our dreams when he said there was no Brendon Urie collaboration happening on M A N I A when he said “No, but the door is always open”.

Wentz said the rumors got started during a Twitter conversation with a friend where he “said something dumb”. I found this odd because this tease we received months ago featuring Brendon Urie on Instagram seems like a bigger purple llama in the room. How did he not even mention it?! Isn’t THIS what really fueled those rumors?

M A N I A will be out September 15th and Fall Out Boy will bring their M A N I A tour to Tampa on November 5th. CAN’T WAIT.

Hip Hop Overtakes Rock as the Most Popular Genre in America for the First Time

Forbes recently announced that R&B and Hip Hop accounts for 25.1% of music consumption in the US, overtaking Rock for the first time ever. Still impressive however, Rock sits at 23% of music consumption.         

For those of you who think EDM is taking over, well, not quite yet. While that genre has grown from essentially nothing, it still has a long way to go. And while R&B and Hip Hop claim the top spot of most listened to, Rock fans tend to support their favorite artists in a different way, accounting for 40% of album sales nationwide. Hip Hop fans meanwhile, tend to stream their favorite artists rather than purchasing an album. That makes sense because I think vinyl collecting favors the rock/ indie scene more.         

If you are a budding musician and for some odd reason are deciding between a career in Hip Hop versus Rock, I think this video will help you make that decision. The money clearly appears to favor those at the top of the Hip Hop charts.

Ben Stiller appears in Jack Johnson video

Sooooo I totally forgot about this. Ben Stiller was in the Jack Johnson video for ‘Taylor’? Just bizarre.

Jack Johnson recently annouced his next album,   All The Light Above It Too, will be released on September 8 through Brushfire Records. His tour has been extended with a stop in Tampa October 4th! Win tix all week 12p and 4:30p.

Outtakes!!!

What was Josh Dun of Twenty One Pilots saying in his APMAs speech?

At the APMAs this year, it was no surprise that Twenty One Pilots won the award for most dedicated fan base. COME THROUGH CLIQUE! What WAS surprising was what Josh Dun said in his acceptance speech. He said Tyler could not be with him because he was “severing ties with dema”…WTF?

Of course Twitter went crazy with speculation and Reddit blew up – nnavipc  -“I believe Tyler liking the tweet from the BLURRYFACE account is to confirm that the “Tower of Silence” theory holds some merit. If he was just interested in seeing what fans theorized and accidentally liked it, he probably wouldn’t have been on the BLURRYFACE account. It is also worth it to note that Tyler is not the only one who has access to that handle.” Clique detective work got real.

pic.twitter.com/AjiPSawsyl — TOP Update̶s (@topupdating) July 18, 2017

So according to what I’ve gathered “dema” means “tower of silence” and aligns with the last in the series of cryptic tweets they sent out at the end of their tour, “and now I just sit in silence”. But still, if Tyler is in a tower of silence WHAT DOES THAT MEAN AND HOW LONG DOES HE HAVE TO STAY THERE?

Feel free to weigh in with your theories.

pic.twitter.com/wJtP1F5G1N — twenty one pilots (@twentyonepilots) July 7, 2017

Here’s the speech:

 

Apple Shows Us New Emojis Coming This Year

STRAIGHT SHOOK BY THAT T-REX EMOJI.

Yesterday was World Emoji Day and Apple celebrated by previewing the newest emojis! They will be available on iOS, macOS and watchOS sometime this year.

Here’s a few of my favs. BEYOND pumped for this  Daenerys Targaryen looking lady. Just in time for Game of Thrones!!

T-Rex? NEEDED IT.

Really though, how many times a day do you think you will need this one. About 34098360924854, roughly.

A zombie? HELLO HOW I WILL ANSWER TEXTS EVERY MORNING.

SHAMWOOOOOW!!! It’s kinda like Billy Mays!!!! (rip)

*Exactly how new emojis got me feeling*

Check out Apple’s complete list of new emoji’s here!

Apple shows off some of the new emoji coming to iOS and macOS later this year https://t.co/RziJ3ORBev pic.twitter.com/0jzTF8MWI1 — Verge Culture (@vergepop) July 17, 2017

WATCH Portugal. the Man Perform on The Tonight Show

The Lords of Portland stopped by Jimmy Fallon and The Tonight Show to perform their hit single “Feel It Still” last night. With the resources of NBC behind them, artists often creatively reimagine parts of their production, and while Portgual. the Man didn’t stray too far from the radio version of “Feel It Still” they did have the luxury of backup vocals and break dancers. It would be cool if they could bring those guys on tour because that’s about the only thing that can make Portugal. the Man better than they already are, break dancers.

Check out the video below. And might I point out that lead singer John dressed up nicely for the occasion, with some Nike running shorts and Birkenstock sandals, LOL.

Girl plays ‘I Write Sins Not Tragedies on 25 kazoos

THIS. This is why we have internet. So on a Tuesday morning we can watch someone play Panic! At The Disco’s ‘I Write Sins Not Tragedies’ on 25 kazoos.

I Write Sins Not Tragedies 25 kazoo cover pic.twitter.com/W3zAxGZAbf — Izzy Humair (@izzyhumair) July 14, 2017

Twitter user Izzy Humair who is a “human lizard who just wants to make other people and herself happy” has done just that with her kazoo skills. She’s definitely developed quite the twitter following as a result of her kazoo fame.

Thirty kazoos but I don't have enough space to play all 30 pic.twitter.com/fBvYQK9Yaa — Izzy Humair (@izzyhumair) July 14, 2017

She’s actually pretty hilarious. Like, we should probably be friends.

The best thing about being emo is that you only have to do one load of dark laundry. — Izzy Humair (@izzyhumair) July 18, 2017 Was told that I can't enter the union square dog park without a dog. WACH ME — Izzy Humair (@izzyhumair) July 16, 2017

The best. Still.

How you can help the families affected by the Pasco County sinkhole

On Friday we were all pretty shocked seeing the video of homes being SWALLOWED in Land O’ Lakes due to a giant sinkhole. Thank goodness, the families were able to get out okay but as you can imagine have lost almost everything.

If you feel inspired to help in any way at all, these donation options became available today:

– Text the word “SINKHOLE” to 41444 – Donate online at unitedwaypasco.org – Mail gift to: United Way of Pasco County – 17230 Camelot  Court  Land O’Lakes, FL 34638

Drone footage from Fox 13

Over the weekend residents in the surrounding homes were slowly allowed to return once officials deemed it safe. Today the water quality has been the biggest issue of concern so The Florida Department of Health and Florida Department of Environmental Protection have been testing much of the water in the area for traces of E. coli or anything else toxic. For more info on that, click here.

Fresh Baked Playlist: 07/14

We play all the newest stuff we got every Friday in #FreshBaked at 10pm!!! Here’s our latest playlist!

Catfish and the Bottlemen – ‘Twice’

Vance Joy – ‘Lay It On Me’

Cage The Elephant – ‘Whole Wide World’

Mikey Mike – ‘Doin Me’

PVRIS – ‘What’s Wrong’

Rag’N’Bone Man – ‘Skin’

Queens of the Stone Age – ‘The Way You Used To Do’

Welshly Arms – ‘Legendary’

Manchester Orchestra – ‘The Gold’

Rise Against – ‘The Violence’

Weezer – ‘Feels Like Summer’

Saint Motel – ‘Destroyer’

Joywave – ‘It’s a Trip’

Arcade Fire – ‘Everything Now’

Green Day – ‘Revolution Radio’

J. Roddy Walston and the Business – ‘The Wanting’

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness – ‘So Close’

Lord Huron – ‘The Night We Met’

New Politics – ‘One of Us’

Phoenix – ‘J-Boy’

The Lumineers – ‘Angela’

 

Fall Out Boy – ‘Champion’

Billy Raffoul – ‘Driver’

Barns Courtney – ‘Golden Dandelions’

All Time Low – ‘Good Times’

Mondo Cozmo – Automatic

Magic Giant – ‘Set On Fire’

Foo Fighters – ‘Run’

Dirty Heads – ‘Vacation’

Blink 182 – ‘Home Is Such a Lonely Place’

 

Billie Joe Armstrong and Tim Armstrong form super-band ‘The Armstrongs’

It goes without saying that Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day and Tim Armstrong of Rancid/Operation Ivy are punk rock icons. They also HAPPEN to have the same last name but are not related. That’s why it’s only appropriate that they combine to form this totally awesome super punk band ‘The Armstrongs’!! They are also joined by Billie Joe’s son Joey and Tim’s nephew Rey. They’ve released one single so far, ‘If There Was Ever A Time’. All of the proceeds from the song go to support 924 Gilman, a nonprofit punk venue where both Green Day and Rancid started out.

You can download the song here: http://smarturl.it/armstrongs

Jack Johnson releases new single, announces album and tour

Exciting Jack Johnson news today!!! He’s coming back to Tampa AND we’ve got new music!  The album,  All The Light Above It Too, will be released on September 8 through Brushfire Records. He released the first single today, “My Mind Is For Sale” which definitely has some anti-Trump vibes. The album will be his first since 2013’s  From Here to Now To You.

What do ya think?

The extended tour dates include a stop in Tampa at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre October 4th!

Blink-182’s Matt Skiba believes his witch energy doomed Fyre Festival

You remember ‘Fyre Festival’, right? It was supposed to be a luxury music festival created by rapper Ja Rule and entrepreneur Billy McFarland, but turned out to be an absolute nightmare. Tickets started at $4,000 for the Bahamas music festival and was supposedly going to feature private beaches and performances from Blink-182, Major Lazer, Migos, Lil Yachty and more.

Instead attendees showed up to find a bunch of crappy tents, an almost non-existent staff, ‘gourmet’ food that was actually a slice of cheese on bread, and just overall chaos.

So Fyre Fest is a complete disaster. Mass chaos. No organization. No one knows where to go. There are no villas, just a disaster tent city. pic.twitter.com/1lSWtnk7cA — William N. Finley IV (@WNFIV) April 27, 2017 The infrastructure was nonexistent, and the festival staff either a skeleton crew or MIA. pic.twitter.com/8Gh6NevsFI — Iron Spike (@Iron_Spike) April 28, 2017

Blink-182 was one of the acts lined up to perform but pulled out shortly before the event. Matt Skiba is now saying that it was his pagan/witch energy that influenced the canceling of the show. “I had a bad feeling about that event,”  Skiba told  NME . “I consider myself a pagan and a witch. With every inch of my energy I wanted Fyre not to happen. I put all the electricity and energy in my body against that thing happening.” Spoooooooky.

Skiba continued,  “I’ll take responsibility and everyone can blame me. Shazam. I was on my couch feeling somewhat guilty, but very relieved that I wasn’t there with people stealing from each other.”

Billy McFarland was the entrepreneur behind the event is now arrested as and charged with fraud as a result of the disaster and could face up to 20 years in prison.

Brendon Urie is better than you at wearing heels

Panic! At The Disco’s Brendon Urie sat down with Elle magazine to show off all the things he can do better than us while wearing heels. Personally, I know he is absolutely correct as I suck at even walking in heels.

The shiny red leather boots are an essential element to his role of ‘Charlie Price’ in Kinky Boots. A role he took on starting May 26th and will keep until August 6th. (Hurry and book that NYC trip!) In the video he does everything from order a burrito to strut runway walks and he KILLS IT!

Vance Joy is back with new song ‘Lay It On Me’

We’ve got new music from Vance Joy for the first time since his 2014 debut album Dream Your Life Away. The new track ‘Lay It On Me’ was released today along with a music video. If you loved the show ‘Westworld’ as much as I did, you’ll recognize the girl as Angela Sarafyan or ‘Clementine’.

We don’t have confirmation that this means an album is in the works, but here’s to hoping!!

You can now listen to my new single Lay It On Me here – https://t.co/T21B5YLsSX pic.twitter.com/BPOzxdXm31 — Vance Joy (@vancejoy) July 12, 2017

Shia LaBeouf Body Cam Arrest Footage Released

What has happened to our little Louis from Even Stevens?!?!

This past Saturday the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office arrested Shia in a hotel lobby at 4 a.m on charges of public drunkenness. He is also facing charges of disorderly conduct and obstruction which you will COMPLETELY understand after you see this video.

Police reported that Shia became upset after a bystander refused his request for a cigarette, loudly shouting and cursing.

He has since been released from a Georgia jail after posting bond for $7,000.

Come on Shia, get it together!

‘Siesta Key’ trailer released, features son of ‘1-800-Ask-Gary’

Is anyone else thinking what I’m thinking? SINCE WHEN DOES SIESTA KEY LOOK LIKE THIS?

WHERE ARE THESE CRAZY HOUSE PARTIES I HEAR NOTHING ABOUT?

WHY IS EVERYONE SO PRETTY?

Yes, it’s kinda annoying, but not surprising. This series is supposed to be similar to MTV’s ‘The Hills’ and ‘Laguna Beach ‘which I think we all can agree are BARELY a ‘reality’ shows. It follows a very fabulous group of friends who return to Sarasota for the summer after their first year in college. The premiere date for the show is July 31st.

Recognize anyone? No? Me either. BUT what you will find interesting is that the hunky guy in this trailer is Alex Kompothecras. If that name doesn’t sound familiar, his DAD’S name certainly will. He’s the son of Dr. Gary Kompothecras, the famous ‘1-800-ASK-GARY’ chiropractor. Dr. Gary is also a producer on the show and led the charge to convince MTV to come down and film a pilot here. A lot of the show is also shot inside of the giant and gorgeous Kompothecras mansion.

Alex explains, “My dad had some buddies come to town, and I took them out fishing, they thought our lifestyle was pretty unique. I kept hearing, ‘You need to do a show.’ Then my dad called a small production company to help do the pilot.”

“My son has such a nice lifestyle. I didn’t, growing up,” Gary  Kompothecras said. “Seeing how much fun him and his friends were having, it felt like a good idea to show a positive image of growing up.” (Tampa Bay Times)

Meet the cast:

Whether you like it or not, you know you’re going to watch.

 

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