IROCKE Best of 2013

Best of 2013

Live streaming music took one giant leap for mankind in 2013 To honor the successes of artists, brands, venues, producers, and tech geeks that are making this revolution possible, we present you with IROCKE Best of 2013.

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Spotlight | Jack White at Madison Square Garden @ Pandora 1/30

Internet radio streaming service Pandora has partnered with Jack White and Third Man Records to offer Pandora’s first-ever single-artist streaming event with a live audio stream of White’s sold out show at Madison Square Garden. Tune in on Friday, January 30th at 9 p.m. EST. as the foremost rock star of his generation plays one of the world’s most famous arenas, streaming live via Pandora.

Source: Pandora on Friday, January 30, 6:00 p.m. PST

Spotlight | Fall Out Boy + Charli XCX @ VH1 + Papa John’s Super Bowl Blitz 1/30

fallcharli-1Fall Out Boy and Charli XCX have been tapped to kick off Super Bowl weekend with a special concert salute to the armed forces at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, AZ. VH1 and Papa John’s are teaming up to bring Fall Out Boy and Charli XCX to headline the “VH1 + Papa John’s Super Bowl Blitz: A Concert for the Troops” with host Nick Lachey, streaming live on Friday, January 30th at 9 p.m. EST via VH1.

Source: VH1 on Friday, January 30, 6:00 p.m. PST

Spotlight | Buster Poindexter Soundcheck Pop-Up @ The Greene Space 2/2

BusterPoindexterKnown to sing pop standards, novelty songs, rock’n’roll, and old blues, Buster Poindexter and his band are performing live for a special “Soundcheck Pop-Up” event in The Greene Space. Tune in for the first of Soundcheck’s Pop Up Concert Series with the lounge-lizard alter-ego of David Johansen in a short, informal setting, playing songs and talking with host John Schaefer on Feb. 2 at 11 a.m. PST.

Source: The Greene Space on Monday, February 2, 11:00 a.m. PST

Spotlight | Tugan Sokhiev conducts Berlioz @ 2/5

tuganLive from Halle aux grains in Toulouse, France, the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, under its music director Tugan Sokhiev’s baton and accompanied by tenor saxophonist Bryan Hymel, they will combine to perform the spectacular work of Berlioz’ Grande Messe des morts, which premiered in 1937 with more than 400 musicians and singers on stage. Don’t miss this classical showcase.

Source: on Thursday, February 5, 11:00 a.m. PST

Spotlight | Fifth Harmony at Honda Stage @ iHeartRadio 2/5

fifthFifth Harmony’s debut album Reflection is finally out and since coming together, the ladies have shown their fans who’s bo$$. They’re ready to bring down the sledgehammer to show the world they’re worth it with their new music. Watch the ladies take the stage during their Fifth Harmony on the Honda Stage at the iHeartRadio Theater LA show on Thursday, Feb. 5 at 6 p.m. PST.

Source: iHeartRadio on Thursday, February 5, 6:00 p.m. PST

Latest News | Electronic music brand SOLO Generation launches at Sundance Film Festival

soloA new partnership comprising of four companies in the music and technology industries emerged last week at Sundance Film Festival. Music legend Paul Oakenfold, LineRocket Entertainment, newrow_ and Amplive launched the electronic dance music brand “SOLO” at the YouTube headquarters at Sundance in partnership with The Collective Experience.

“SOLO will be the ideal platform for fans to directly interact with their favorite artists and also for corporate brands to directly interact with millennials through streaming media”, SOLO’s CEO Josh Heffler said.

LineRocket Entertainment is slated to produce a new episode of SOLO every Friday at 4 p.m. PST / 7 p.m. EST. Each week SOLO will showcase some of today’s top EDM artists on the planet performing unique and intimate experiences at Sound Nightclub in Los Angeles. Not only will Paul Oakenfold be curating the entire 52-episode SOLO series, he was the headliner of the launch event in Utah.

Each week SOLO will have a new feel that caters to the specific artist performing, hence the name SOLO. The performers will have creative freedom to showcase their new album, perform with live musicians, or simply captivate the viewers at home with their unique style of performing. Powered by newrow_, the SOLO live stream will allow at-home fans to digitally interact with stars in real time. Using newrow_ live chat features, fans can chat face-to-face with stars using a webcam or submit questions through text chat and Twitter – giving every fan the best seat in the house.

Stay tuned to see what heavy hitters Paul Oakenfold has lineup up for your Friday viewing and listening pleasures as the first official episode will be live in March 2015.

Latest News | Beatport partners with Twitch to bring original programming and live broadcasts to users

twitch beatportTwitch recently announced the launch of, a library of free-to-use songs across the platform. The video streaming platform also announced a partnership with Beatport, the online music store specializing in electronic music and culture. With tracks from major dance labels like Dim Mak, Mad Decent, Spinnin’ Records, OWSLA, Monstercat and Fool’s Gold already featured in the library, Beatport’s now on board to add a whole lot more to Twitch’s growing smorgasbord of music.

As well as music, Beatport’s channel will offer original programming for Twitch users, including behind the scenes interviews with top-tier DJs and next-big-things, live broadcasts from some of the world’s biggest festival stages and much more.

The secret is out, and it’s spreading, as many of dance music’s top players are already clued in to Twitch. Deadmau5, Steve Aoki, Porter Robinson and many others have taken time out from making music and touring the world to flex their gaming muscle on the platform. Skrillex’s OWSLA team even broadcast their 2014 holiday party on Twitch, with a headline set from the boss himself, while Aoki racked up 400,000 views with a concert live stream.

Stay tuned for more updates on Twitch diving deeper into the world of music.

Latest News | Pandora Presents: Jack White Live at Madison Square Garden

Internet radio service Pandora has partnered with Jack White and Third Man Records to live stream audio of White’s sold out show at Madison Square Garden on Friday, January 30th at 9 p.m. EST.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Jack White — the foremost rock star of his generation playing the world’s most famous arena — on our first-ever single-artist streaming event. Pandora is committed to helping artists leverage the company’s unmatched scale and connection to listeners, and this embodies that commitment,” said Lars Murray, Pandora’s Senior Vice President Music Industry Group.

The Madison Square Garden show will stream live at 9 PM EST/6 PM PST on Friday, January 30 and will be rebroadcast afterward on a continuous loop for 72 hours for listeners in the U.S. Tune in for the live audio via

Latest News | presents Carnegie Hall’s first live orchestral webcast continues its Carnegie Hall lineup in 2015 this week, bringing the venue’s first live orchestral webcast to a worldwide audience on Wednesday, January 28. This historic transmission will capture music director Valery Gergiev leading the Mariinsky Orchestra in an all-Russian program that pairs two 20th-century classics – Prokofiev’s wartime Fifth Symphony and Rodion Shchedrin’s First Concerto for Orchestra, “Naughty Limericks” – with Tchaikovsky’s rarely-performed Second Piano Concerto, featuring Denis Matsuev as soloist.

The concert marks’s fifth free webcast from Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, and is made in partnership with AVC Charity Foundation. Tune in on Wednesday, January 28, 5:00 p.m. PST for all the action coming to you live from Midtown Manhattan in New York City.

Top 10 Most Watched | Skrillex, Ed Sheeran, RBMA Lisbon Takeover, Wiz Khalifa and more


SkrillexSkrillex @ X Games Aspen


ed300VH1 Storytellers Live: Ed Sheeran @


Boiler RoomLisbon Red Bull Music Academy Takeover @ Boiler Room


wizWiz Khalifa @ X Games Aspen


npr musicButler, Bernstein & The Hot 9 @ NPR: Live In Concert


Snoop Dogg live streamSnoop Dogg @ X Games Aspen


rsz_wsp_discographyWidespread Panic | Panic en la Playa @ Mixlr


ChromeoChromeo @ X Games Aspen


Trombone ShortyTrombone Shorty @ The 2015 NAMM Show 


Keith HarkinStatic Beach Presents Keith Harkin @ Stageit


Spotlight | Metal Allegiance @ The Music Zoo 1/21

MAMetal Allegiance brings their musical crusade stateside after its critically acclaimed debut on the inaugural voyage of Motorhead’s Motorboat. Joining the already impressive lineup of musicians is Pantera/Kill Devil Hill bassist Rex Brown, Slayer/Exodus guitarist Gary Holt, and many more.  The concert takes place live from the House of Blues in Anaheim and will stream live via Music Zoo at 8pm PST.

Source: The Music Zoo on Wednesday, January 21, 8:00 p.m. PST

Spotlight | Taylor Guitars at NAMM @ Taylor Guitars 1/22

taylorTaylor Guitars has announced its artist lineup for the 2015 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California, January 22-24, bringing a mix of notable songwriters, emerging artists, and an invitation for fans around the globe to join in via live stream. Don’t miss the likes of Chase Bryant, Vintage Trouble, Zane Carney and others beginning on Thursday at 4pm PST and running through Saturday evening.

Source: Taylor Guitars daily, from Thursday - Saturday, January 22-24.