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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Live Show Review | Round Two Redemption for Outkast

outkastThe highly anticipated 20th anniversary of Outkast had fans eager to see Andre 3000 and Big Boi bring back their old school roots, but weekend one drew controversy on whether or not it was worth the hype.  The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was the kick off of their 40 date summer festival tour, and weekend two gave the duo another chance to win over the crowd.

With criticism of their weekend one Coachella performance, the pair had some big shoes to fill. Adjusting with some tweaks to their set list and shorter solo time, Andre 3000 and Big Boi responded and gave weekend two Outkast fans and festival attendees an unforgettable set, reminding everyone of their legendary mark engraved in the hip-hop culture.

Enlacing visuals inspired by each individual albums artwork, Outkast took the audience on a journey through their past by bringing back old school hits from ATLiens and Aquemini while of course incorporating mainstream classics from Speaker Boxxx/The Love Below.  The legendary duo engaged in an empirical setting with fans bringing it back to the roots of the duos start while reminiscing on personal stories of their foundation. The audience re-lived these memories with the group, allowing for an intimate setting and a reminder to fans why they fell in love with the lyrical genius’.

Outkast took part in verses from tracks such as ‘Bombs Over Baghdad’ and ‘The Way You Move’.  They even invited Sleepy Brown to join them for a remarkable performance of their reggae inspired track ‘Spottieottiedopaliscious’, demonstrating their range in expressive abilities.

As for their individual tracks, Big Boi delivered a hyped rendition of ‘Kryptonite’ followed by Andre 3000′s acoustic take on ‘Hey Ya’. Their separate performances enlightened on the personal characteristics both members separately contribute to the team.

The significant outlook on Outkast’s weekend two performance demonstrated their passion in creating lyrical balance and their deep consideration of fans’ reactions.  The duo took the criticism and transformed it into a positive renovation.

An appropriate performance for the diverse audience of Coachella festival attendees, Outkast established a positive perception for the rest of their reunion tour.  Definitely a must see this summer.

Words by:  Marissa Delgado

Latest News | Austin City Limits Music Festival 2014 Lineup Announcement

Festival organizers announced the lineup for this year’s Austin City Limits Music Festival today.  The annual festival returns to Zilker Park in downtown Austin for two weekends in October (Oct. 3-5 and 8-10) and will feature headlining performances from Eminem, Pearl Jam, OutKast, Skrillex, Beck, and more.

Tickets for the three-day, eight-stage, multi-genre event went on sale today at 10 a.m. CT on the event’s website.

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Spotlight | DJ Jazzy Jeff @ Boiler Room 04.18

JAZZY_JEFF__BOILER_ROOMHaving deejayed around the world, produced a record that earned the first Rap GRAMMY Award and acted as a character in an iconic sitcom, it’s safe to say Jazz’s ties are deeply rooted.  Best known for his early career with Will Smith as DJ Jazzy Jeff, the West Philadelphia born and raised DJ swings through Boiler Room London this Friday for a live conversation and to spin some favorite records.

Source: Boiler Room on Friday, April 18, 6:00am PST

Spotlight | Switchfoot @ The Melodic Caring Project 04.18

switchfootThe Melodic Caring Project is a Seattle-based non-profit that combines the healing properties of music with live streaming technology to bring personalized musical performances to children and teens with a serious illness. On Friday, Switchfoot will perform live from the Showbox Market to offer hope and encouragement to those in need through the healing power of live music.

 

 

Source: The Melodic Caring Project on Friday, April 18, 8:30pm PST

Spotlight | DGTL Festival @ BE-AT.TV 04.19

Dgtl_FlyerMaking it’s return to the old shipyard on the Amsterdam city harbor, the DGTL Festival is back with a weekend full of live sets from some of today’s best underground electronic music producers.  BE-AT.TV will be on hand to produce the live streams from multiple stages over Easter Weekend. Watch the DGTL festival live this weekend to enjoy the deep end of electronica.

 

 

Source: BE-AT.TV on Friday, April 19, 3:10am PST

Spotlight | The 1975 @ The Bing Lounge 04.22

1975With four EPs, a full-length album of catchy pop-rock songs and a massive set at Coachella weekend 1 under their belts, The 1975 are in full force on their American summer tour.  Now that these indie rockers have the taste of success in their mouth, they’ve learned and agreed that making music matters most to them. Watch The 1975 stop by The Bing Lounge to do just that.

Source: The Bing Lounge on Tuesday, April 22, 3:00pm PST

Spotlight | Bombay Bicycle Club @ KEXP 04.23

bombayJack Steadman, Jamie MacColl, Suren de Saram and Ed Nash combine as English indie rock band Bombay Bicycle Club. They are fresh off their Coachella debut and weekend 1 performance but are taking no time off before weekend 2. They will perform for a much smaller (physical) audience when they venture north after the festival and stop by Seattle’s KEXP for a live in-studio Q&A and performance.

Source: KEXP on Wednesday, April 23, 11:00am PST

Latest News | The Jezabels to live stream from Sydney Opera House

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The Sydney Opera House is one of Australia’s most recognizable buildings and is an icon of Australia’s creative and technical achievements.  The fact that people can take in a truly live concert from this historic venue without ever stepping foot on the soil in Sydney is certainly technical and creative.

On Tuesday, April 29, click your way inside the Sydney Opera House for a live streaming performance by indie quartet The Jezabels as part of the Live At The House series streaming via YouTube.

Set your reminder now and don’t miss The Jezabels live.  We’ll be staying up real late for it here in the states.

Latest News | Made In America Festival to hit LA over Labor Day weekend

Los Angeles has 99 problems but it’s now clear that Jay Z and the Budweiser Made In America Festival “aint one of them”.

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Shawn Carter stood on the steps of City Hall in Los Angeles this morning and announced that the Budweiser Made In America Festival will expand to LA’s Grand Park over Labor Day Weekend, coinciding with the already planned MIA Fest in Philadelphia on the same weekend.  Jay Z will continue to curate the festival with event organizers Live Nation, and the Budweiser Made In America will be the first festival to operate simultaneously on both U.S. coasts.

Official lineups for both festivals are expected in early May, though tickets are on sale now. Performances from both festivals are also reported to be streamed live by Budweiser.

Latest News | 2014 Ultra Music Festival live stream has record breaking viewership

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Though the mega music festival has come under recent fire for security precautions, the 2014 Ultra Music Festival had over 9.6 million fans tune in to the live webcast on UMF TV from over 190 countries over the course of it’s three-day stay in Miami’s Bayfront Park from March 28-30.

Just to put that into perspective, that’s roughly 58x the size of the physical sold-out attendance of 165,000+.

With 223,562 being the peak number of concurrent live-views (the amount of people watching at any one time) on the final day of this year’s festival, Hardwell surpassed the Swedes by breaking their 2013 second-weekend record of 210,769.

For all three days of Ultra Music Festival, it was the No. 1 trending item on Facebook and Twitter, with every artist who participated in the live stream – Armin Van Buuren, Adventure Club, Krewella and more – landing in the Top 10 trending items worldwide.

Up next?  Ultra Korea on June 13 and 14.

(Source: http://www.ultramusicfestival.com/)

 

Top 10 Most Watched | Coachella LIVE, Wanee Music Festival, Aerosmith and more

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chella3Coachella LIVE @ Coachella (YouTube)

 

unnamediHeartRadio Live Series: Demi Lovato @ Yahoo! Screen

 

waneeWanee Music Festival @ SiriusXM JamON

 

maYo Yo Ma @ Detroit Symphony Orchestra Live

 

AEROSMITHAerosmith @ Live Nation

 

kroqKROQ Party House at Coachella @ KROQ

 

umrevUmphrey’s McGee at Revolution @ Tourgigs

 

Temples-Keep-In-The-DarkTemples @ KEXP Seattle

 

Tortuga-Music-Festival-1Tortuga Music Festival @ NowLive

 

Phil LeshPhil Lesh & Friends @ nugs.net

Live Show Review | Aerosmith live streams afternoon show from The Whisky a Go Go with Slash

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“Ladies and genitals! Welcome to the Whisky.”

Steven Tyler greeted the invite-only crowd yesterday afternoon for what was the first performance by Aerosmith at the world-famous Whisky a Go Go on the Sunset Strip since the band last performed there on December 3rd, 1973, according to Joe Perry.  For those not lucky enough to be in the crowd, Live Nation provided a single-cam live stream from the venue via their YouTube channel.

Complete with scarves adorning the lead singers mic stand and being draped around his neck, Tyler led Aerosmith through a near 40 minute set of classic hits that included “Same Old Song and Dance”, “Pink” and “Walk This Way”, among others.

The concert was to celebrate the announcement of the “Let Rock Rule” Tour, a 21-date schedule that will have Aerosmith joined by guitar virtuoso Slash, along with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. Given the circumstances, Slash joined Aerosmith on stage yesterday and shredded through “Mama Kin” and then teased “Welcome To The Jungle” complete with a shoutout to Axl Rose from Steven Tyler.  Rounding out the set was an energetic but intimate version of “Train Kept’ A Rollin’”.  Fittingly, that’s exactly what is happening here.  After all these years, Aerosmith is just as capable of rocking out as ever before and they’ll keep the train a’ rollin’.

“Let Rock Rule” Tour With Aerosmith and Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators: 

July 10 — Wantagh, NY (Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre)
July 13 — Kitchener, ON (McLennan Park)
July 16 — Mansfield, MA (Xfinity Center)
July 19 — Cadott, WI (Rock Fest)
July 22 — Cincinnati, OH (Riverbend Music Center)
July 25 — Tinley Park, IL (First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre)
July 30 — Inglewood, CA (The Forum)
August 2 — Las Vegas, NV (MGM Grand Garden Arena)
August 8 — Stateline, NV (Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena At Harveys)
August 13 — Concord, CA (Sleep Train Pavilion)
August 16 — George, WA (The Gorge Amphitheatre)
August 19 — Denver, CO (Pepsi Center)
August 22 — Dallas, TX (American Airlines Center)
August 25 — The Woodlands, TX (The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion)
August 28 — Atlanta, GA (Phillips Arena)
August 31 — Atlantic City, NJ (Boardwalk Hall)
September 3 — Newark, NJ (Prudential Center)
September 6 — Bristow, VA (Jiffy Lube Live)
September 9 — Clarkston, MI (DTE Energy Music Theatre)
September 12 — Sydney, NS, Canada (Open Hearth Park)

Tickets for the “Let Rock Rule” Tour go on sale April 12 at LiveNation.com.