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 | Thick Red Wine Live @ 3/11

thickMike Wojciechowski is the DNA of Thick Red Wine, the San Francisco-based singer and songwriter who has a smooth yet DIY, gritty sound that is self-described as him making ‘anti-folk-punk-indie-rock noises’. Tune in tonight, live, for Thick Red Wine when he takes his talents to the Internet as and local SF-based radio station KUSF present a live webcast beginning at 9pm PT.

Source: on Wednesday, March 11, 9:00 p.m. PT

Spotlight | Tweedy Live In-Studio @ KEXP Radio 3/12

tweedyWilco frontman Jeff Tweedy is currently on the road with his son, Spencer, in support of last fall’s release of the duo’s first album, titled “Sukierae.”  The pair, along with the rest of the Tweedy band – which features six musicians total, will stop in for an afternoon in-studio performance live at KEXP radio station in Seattle. Fans can watch the live performance and Q&A online beginning at 2pm PT.

Source: KEXP Radio on Thursday, March 12, 2:00 p.m. PT

Spotlight | Rampage Festival Live @ WeAreRampageEvents 3/14

rampage1Europe’s biggest drum&bass and dubstep party has grown over the years since it began in 2009.  The 2015 edition has sold out. Organizers will again offer a live stream of the event as it unfolds at Sportpaleis in Belgium, with 6 cameras and high-definition sound, featuring over 20 of the best D&B and dubstep acts in the game. Tune in on Saturday beginning at 1pm PT for a full 9 hours of madness via Rampage YouTube.

Source: WeAreRampageEvents on Saturday, March 14, 1:00 p.m. PT

Spotlight | Big Gigantic @ Live Nation on Yahoo! Screen 3/14

biggBig Gigantic, whose blend of mind bending beats, thunderous bass and frenetic melodies has developed a rabid following since the duo of Jeremy Salken and Dominic Lali formed back in 2008. Since then, the duo has been unstoppable, touring relentlessly and playing some of the world’s largest stages. Catch the pair bringing it live from Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom on Saturday courtesy of Live Nation & Yahoo Screen.

Source: Live Nation on Yahoo Screen on Saturday, March 14, 9:50 p.m. PT

Spotlight | Foo Fighters Live @ Honda Stage at iHeartRadio Theater LA 3/17

fooiheartNot only have they been one of the most talked about bands of 2014 with the success of Sonic Highways, but the Foo Fighters are one of rock’s most legendary bands of the 90′s, and still today, moving music forward. The band will play a special, intimate show on the Honda Stage at the iHeartRadio Theater in Los Angeles, streaming live for all to watch. Spend St. Patty’s Day with the Foo and tune in Tuesday at 7pm PT.

Source: Honda Stage at iHeartRadio Theater LA on Tuesday, March 17, 7:00 p.m. PT

Latest News | South by Southwest launches SXSW On to deliver live streams throughout annual conference and festival

sxswonSXSW has launched SXSW On, a free, on-demand streaming network that is set to feature dynamic original programming along with live and archival performances, interviews and talks from the SXSW Music, Film and Interactive Conference. SXSW On will be available on Roku players in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Republic of Ireland, as well as Roku TV models in the U.S. – the first streaming players and smart TVs to feature the SXSW On streaming channel.

The network’s custom-designed Roku channel, along with its platform on and YouTube, will give millions of viewers worldwide access to content that embraces the look, feel and spirit of SXSW.

In addition to the live stream of the 2015 event, viewers will be able to access content from previous keynote speakers, panels and musical performances. SXSW On programming will feature several new series highlighting the best in original music, independent films, emerging technologies, cuisine and gaming culture.

SXSW On is made possible through SXSW’s Technology Partner Brightcove and the Roku streaming channel developer Float Left Interactive. To access SXSW On, install the SXSW channel on Roku players or Roku TV models from the Roku Channel Store, or go to for more information.

Latest News | Dell Partners with The FADER FORT Presented by Converse to stream live in 4K from South by Southwest

fortDell recently announced that The FADER FORT Presented by Converse, taking place March 18-21 during the 2015 South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Conference and Festival, will be “the very first live concert streamed live in 4K worldwide.”

Powered by Dell, Intel, RED Digital Cinema, and Sharp, with key support from XI Media Productions and Omega Broadcast Group, the live stream will allow music fans around the world to experience the live performances and exclusive interviews from top artists including Migos, Bleachers, and many more, live in 4K resolution, with all performances being streamed online at

The 4K live stream will premiere Tuesday, March 17 at a Dell preview event at The FADER FORT with performances from Passion Pit and Mew, followed by The FADER FORT Presented by Converse festivities starting Wednesday, March 18 and running through Saturday, March 21 in downtown Austin between 1:00 and 8:00 p.m. CDT.

“Dell is excited to be providing the technology and expertise to open up the front-row experience of The FADER FORT to fans everywhere via live 4K streaming,” said Andy Rhodes, executive director of Dell workstations. “With 4K adoption on the rise, we’re thrilled to be able to work with such innovative partners to make this industry first a reality.”

Dell has an established history of enabling customer innovation within the film and music industry through technology, so partnering with The FADER for the third year to power the first concert live streamed in 4K is a natural next step.

“We’ve seen some incredible performances take place on The FADER FORT stage throughout our 14 years in Austin, and our partnership with Dell not only provides local music fans invited to our event with the chance to experience them, but ones around the world,” said Andy Cohn, president and publisher of The FADER. “We’re all looking forward to being the first to showcase this 4K technology live, and to give our viewers at home as close of an experience to witnessing The FORT in person as possible.”

Don’t miss a minute of the action coming to you live from The FADER Fort Presented by Converse, streaming from the heart of SXSW Conference and Music Festival in Austin, TX.

Latest News | 4th Annual Pandora Discovery Den to live stream audio from SXSW

Pandora is headed back to the SXSW Conference and Festival in Austin, TX for the 4th annual Pandora Discovery Den taking place at The Gatsby from March 18-21.  This year’s event will feature an incredibly diverse mix of over 35 artists representing eight countries, from the legendary, like Wyclef Jean, to emerging buzz phenomena, like ODESZA,  Madisen Ward & the Mama Bear and Big Data.  There is something for everyone to discover with four days of both emerging and established artists performing across four genres – electronic, hip hop/R&B, Americana and rock.

For those not able to make it to Texas, Pandora has an option for you.  Every performance will broadcast live on Pandora’s SXSW Station, so be sure to tune in live starting at 2pm CT to experience the sounds of the Pandora Discovery Den live as it happens.

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Top 10 Most Watched | Java Jazz Fest, Alabama Shakes, Megan Trainor, Umphrey’s McGee and more


Boiler RoomBallantine’s Stay True South Africa feat. Black Coffee @ Boiler Room


jjfJava Jazz Festival @ JavaJazzFest (YouTube)


alabama shakesAlabama Shakes @ iHeartRadio Theater NYC


Meghan-TrainorMegan Trainor @ Live Nation on Yahoo Screen


umph8Umphrey’s McGee @ TourGigs


kentnagano2Kent Nagano @


cyrus2Cyrus Chestnut Trio @ Jazz at Lincoln Center


Boiler RoomNUMBERS feat. Jackmaster @ Boiler Room


awolnation-pressAWOLNATION @ The Red Bull Sound Space at KROQ


Andras SchiffSir Andras Schiff @ NPR Music: Live in Concert


Spotlight | 2015 KDay Music Festival @ SkyRoomLive 02/28

kday1424811882The annual 94.5 Kfm KDay Music Festival returns to Newlands Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa this weekend featuring some of Mzansi’s leading musicians like pop sensation Jimmy Nevis, Idols winner and singer Elvis Blue and Lloyd Cele, and more, brought to you by 94.5 Kfm and MTN.  Want to see what the music scene in Cape Town is like? Catch all the action via live stream courtesy of SkyRoomLive.

Source: SkyRoomLive on Saturday, February 28, 1:00 a.m. PST

Spotlight | Steve Aoki @ Live Nation on Yahoo Screen! 2/28

Steve Aoki1424983310Grammy-nominated international producer/DJ, electronic dance music entrepreneur, and founder of the trendsetting record label, events/lifestyle company, and apparel line Dim Mak, Steve Aoki is currently bringing his Neon Future Experience tour around the country. Tune in on Saturday night live from the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, Ill. for a live stream brought to you by Live Nation and Yahoo Screen!

Source: Live Nation on Yahoo Screen! on Saturday, February 28, 10:00 p.m. PST

Spotlight | Live from Ryan’s Living Room with Ryan Cabrera @ VyRT 3/1

vyrtcab1424973657Before next week’s official EP release of his latest collection of songs, Wake Up Beautiful, Ryan Cabrera will start the month of March with a live stream direct from his living room.  Live From Ryan’s Living will stream live via the VyRT platform and offer fans a completely interactive experience, complete with different access levels, chat functionality, and a front row seat in Ryan’s living room.  Watch live Sunday night!

Source: VyRT on Sunday, March 1, 5:00 p.m. PST