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 | Kaytranada @ Mixmag Live 10.24

kaytrayOver the last year and a half, Kaytranada has amassed a noteworthy following.  The Montreal-based producer joined the XL Recordings roster earlier this year, has a new EP en route, and graces the cover of Mixmag’s November issue.  Don’t miss out on October 24 when Kaytranada takes over the Village Underground in London for Mixmag Live. Mark your calendar today, and get the speakers ready.

Source: Mixmag Live on Friday, October 24, 6:00 p.m. PT

Spotlight | Life Is Beautiful Festival @ World Education University 10.24

libWorld Education University will present a completely social, interactive HD streaming experience for the second annual Life Is Beautiful Festival happening in Downtown Las Vegas from October 24-26. The streaming event will not only highlight the festival, but hopes to inspire audiences using the stimulating power of music and arts mixed with public service announcements.  Don’t miss any of the action!

Source: Life Is Beautiful from Friday to Sunday, October 24-26.

Spotlight | Taylor Swift 1989 Secret Session @ iHeartRadio / Yahoo Live 10.27

TS_sky_learnmore_640noyahooOn the day of her record release, Taylor Swift will appear in a live stream session that is a complete mystery. While the show is no longer a secret, what Swift will reveal is being kept very tight-lipped. Presented by iHeartRadio on Yahoo Live, fans should be sure to tune in and find out exactly what the big secret is. Could it be a tour? Only one way to find out, on October 27 at 4:30 p.m. PT.

Source: Yahoo Live on Monday, October 27, 4:30 p.m. PT

Spotlight | Between The Lines with George Clinton @ Schomburg Center 10.28

GeorgeClinton1414008598With the publication of his new book, Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain’t That Funkin’ Kinda Hard on You?: A Memoir, Grammy-Award winning funk musician George Clinton shares stories about his life and career in conversation with Questlove, the Roots’ drummer, DJ, writer, and producer. Clinton began recording solo in 1981, has earned a widespread recognition for his contributions to the music world, and ultimately defines the funk genre.

Source: Schomburg Center on Tuesday, October 28, 3:30 p.m. PT

Spotlight | Big Paraid @ Gigity TV 10.23

big paraidChicago three-piece outfit Big Paraid has emerged from the trenches of youth and into the pandemonium of rock and roll. The trio’s bass-less approach of two guitarists and a drummer provides defined, deliberate rock that packs a sturdy punch. One of the Windy City’s most underrated, the extravagant and circus-themed performance by Big Paraid at the Double Door on Thursday via Gigity TV is not to be missed.

Source: Gigity TV on Thursday, October 23, 9:00 p.m. PT

Latest News | Umphrey’s McGee brings Fall Tour to the couch with live webcasts


Umphrey’s McGee brings the heat to your couch for 12 nights as the band returns for a triumphant fall run that will take UM faithful from Cleveland’s House of Blues to Niagra Falls, and back to the Midwest for a stop at Urbana’s Canopy Club before wrapping up in Madison, WI — all from the comfort of your favorite retreat.

Besides the free tour opener live stream via Yahoo Screen, in partnership with Live Nation, Umphrey’s has again partnered with TourGigs to feature 11 live webcasts, including a bookending free stream of the band’s 2,000 show from the Orpheum Theatre in Madison, WI.

Each show is $9.99 and is available on day of show, which includes a 24-hour replay. To further reward the UM fans, TourGigs and Umphrey’s have knocked the bundle price in half so you can enjoy all 10 pay-per-views for only $49.99! That’s what we call a steal.  Of course, there will be UMLive audio download options so those that want can have their cake and eat it too.

Check back to for more information, updates and times.  See below for a full list of dates and start planning your living room parties.

October 23rd: The Rapids Theatre, Niagara Falls, NY
October 24th: Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA
October 25th: Orbit Room, Grand Rapids, MI
October 29th: Forum Theatre, Binghamton, NY
October 30th: The F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre, PA
October 31st: House of Blues, Boston, MA
November 1st: House of Blues, Boston, MA
November 5th: The Canopy Club, Urbana, IL
November 6th: Kalamazoo State Theatre, Kalamazoo, MI
November 7th: The Orpheum, Madison, WI
November 8th: The Orpheum, Madison, WI (FREE)

Latest News | Internode to live stream headlining sets at WOMADelaide 2015

womadelaideFor the fourth year in a row, Internode has announced that they will sponsor South Australia’s four-day WOMADelaide world music festival, offering free WiFi coverage and live streaming of headline performances from the festival as a Presenting Partner for WOMADelaide 2015.

As in the past, Internode will provide high definition live-streams of headlining acts performing live on the Internode Centre Stage, allowing music-lovers who can’t attend WOMADelaide to watch and listen to these shows for free over any broadband connection.

Artists included in the live stream will be announced at a later date after Internode negotiates a full-rights clearance with all artists involved.  For more information, visit

Latest News | The 2014 American Music Awards live stream experience via Yahoo Live


Before the ABC broadcast for the 6th consecutive year of the American Music Awards, fans around the globe will be able to watch the “Coca-Cola Red Carpet LIVE! at The 2014 AMAs” pre-show. Live coverage will stream online for fans worldwide starting at 5:00 p.m. ET / 2:00 p.m. PT on November 23rd at Yahoo Live, the 2014 official digital distributor of The American Music Awards Experience.

dick clark productions announced that global music sensation Armando Christian Perez aka Pitbull will again host the American Music Awards. The 2014 broadcast will air live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on Sunday, November 23rd (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on ABC.

Pitbull will also take to the stage to perform, joining previously announced performer Charli XCX, on  what’s touted as the world’s biggest fan-voted award show. More performers and presenters are to be announced in the coming weeks.

The live stream can also be watched at and

Top 10 Most Watched | Foo Fighters, ADE, Alkaline Trio, Phish and more


foo3Foo Fighters @ HBO (Facebook)


festivalADE 2014 Showcases @ BE-AT. TV


alkaline_trioAlkaline Trio at The Metro @ Audiotree Live


phish keyPhish from Seattle @ LivePhish


Cherub-Website-1Cherub @ Live Nation / Yahoo Screen


ade-dave-clarke-dj-pierreADE: Dave Clarke @ Boiler Room


srl5Virgin Mobile V6 Urban Sessions @ SkyRoomLive


Yosi-HorikawaRBMA Tokyo 2014: Yosi Horikawa @ Red Bull Music Academy


philnPhil Lesh & Friends @ Nugs TV


Jimmy BuffettJimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band @ Margaritaville TV

Spotlight | Foo Fighters at The Cubby Bear @ HBO 10.17

foo3After Friday’s premiere of the Dave Grohl directed documentary series Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways, the Foo Fighters will take the stage at The Cubby Bear for a live show featuring the first in-concert performance of the brand-new single “Something from Nothing” from Sonic Highways, the bands’ forthcoming album out November 10.  Fans in North America can watch live via HBO’s Facebook page.

Source: HBO on Friday, October 17, approx. 12:00 a.m. ET

Spotlight | Phil Lesh & Friends @ Nugs Net 10.17

philnThis weekend, Phil Lesh will perform three times between Friday and Sunday at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas. On Friday and Saturday, Phil is joined with friends Jackie Greene, John Kadlecik, Jason Crosby and Joe Russo starting at 8 p.m. PT nightly. On Sunday, Lesh will play with The Terrapin Family Band that features Grahame Lesh, Ross James, Stu Allen and Joe Russo starting at 12 p.m. PT.  Time to get your Phil on!

Source: Nugs Net on Friday, October 17, 8:00 p.m. PT

LEAF Festival @ I Am Avl 10.17

leaffestival-1This fall’s LEAF Festival takes place this weekend in Black Mountain, North Carolina with a lineup that includes Nahko & Medicine For The People, The Nth Power, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn and many more. Proceeds benefit the non-profit organization’s aim to connect cultures and create community through music and arts. Here’s your option to watch from home!

Source: LEAF Festival from October 17-19