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97X Icons

97X Icons

Throughout the past 20 years, 97X has introduced some of the biggest names in Alternative music to Tampa Bay. We've searched the 97X archives for conversations we've had with some of these ICONS. Listen for interviews with alternative music ICONS at different times throughout their careers.

Matt Shultz (2019)

Matt Shultz of Cage The Elephant sits down with 97X and some fans and discusses the band’s newest album “Social Cues”, their collaboration with Beck and gives some insight into what went into the writing process of the album.

Tim McIlrath (2012)

Tim McIlrath of Rise Against sits down with 97X and discusses his many memorable acoustic performances in the 97X Green Room, the controversy behind the band’s upside down flag backdrop for their shows, their performances with Rage Against the Machine at LA Uprising and gives his take on politics.

Mike Mills (2008)

Mike Mills from the legendary alternative rock band, REM sat down with 97X backstage at the Langerado Music Festival in 2008 to discuss the band’s new album “Accelerate” and shares his hopes on the 2008 election. See if his prediction was right!

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97X Interviews

97X Interviews

Sam Interviews some of the biggest names in Alternative music.

LISTEN: 97XNBT Virtual Backstage and exclusive acoustic performance from Bastille!

Dan from Bastille joins us for an exclusive Q&A with fans AND plays a few songs on the piano! He even surprises us with a holiday tune!

97X Exclusive: Sam hosts an intimate virtual Q&A with Smashing Pumpkins!

Billy and Jimmy from Smashing Pumpkins join us for an exclusive Q&A and talk everything from new music to the first time they realized they might be ‘famous’!

LISTEN: 97XNBT Virtual Backstage and exclusive acoustic performance from Switchfoot!

Switchfoot join us for an exclusive acoustic set and answer questions from 97X fans about everything from writing music to staying positive in quarantine.

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