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 | WWOZ New Orleans Jazz Fest Broadcast @ WWOZ 90.7 FM 4/24

nola-jazzWWOZ 90.7 FM will once again bring fans unable to make it to New Orleans live audio broadcasts from the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival presented by Shell, continuing their tradition since 1993. The broadcasts will run daily from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. CT on WWOZ 90.7, as well as and partner stations across the country. Tune in daily beginning this Friday!

Source: WWOZ 90.7 FM beginning Friday, April 24, 9:00 a.m. PT

Spotlight | John Scofield & Taj Mahal Celebrate Muddy Waters @ Jazz at Lincoln Center 4/24

john taj muddyMasters of their instrument and architects of distinctive styles, guitarist John Scofield and vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Taj Mahal are each legends in their own right. They will collaborate for the first time in a centennial celebration of the indelible influence of blues giant Muddy Waters (1915-1983), who changed the genre forever and permanently impacted rock ‘n roll. Watch the live webcasts April 24 & 25.

Source: Jazz at Lincoln Center on Fri., April 24 and Sat., April 25, 5:00 p.m. PT

Spotlight | Joey Montana @ Terra Live Music ‘Home Session’ 4/28

joey montanaJoey Montana brings his unbeatable urban flow to ‘Terra Live Music Home Sessions’ presented by State Farm. The Panamanian singer-songwriter is surprising one lucky fan in Miami with an intimate concert produced for the popular “Terra Live Music” series that will air via video stream on Tuesday, April 28th for an entire day of viewing! Tune in to watch live as Joey Montana performs for a special fan!

Source: Terra Live Music on Tuesday, April 28, 5:00 p.m. PT

Spotlight | Zappa Plays Zappa @ Live Nation on Yahoo Screen 4/29

zappaZappa Plays Zappa is fronted by Dweezil Zappa the oldest son of the late great Frank Zappa.  Devoted to performing the music of Frank Zappa live, Dweezil became remarkably proficient at guitar in a very short amount of time due to his intense practicing sessions and assistance from one of his father’s bandmates, Steve Vai. Tune in April 29 to watch Zappa Plays Zappa perform on live on Yahoo Screen!

Source: Live Nation on Yahoo Screen on Wednesday, April 29, 6:00 p.m. PT

Spotlight | International Jazz Day All-Star Concert @ International Jazz Day 4/30

ijdEach year, the All-Star Global Concert brings together acclaimed jazz artists from around the world for a performance spanning styles, cultures, and languages to perform on International Jazz Day.  It’s all happening at the Paris UNESCO Headquarters and will feature a cast of internationally renowned jazz artists. Watch the live concert webcast beginning at 10am PT on Thursday, April 30.

Source: International Jazz Day on Thursday, April 30, 10:00 a.m. PT

Latest News | to offer live webcast of Down on the Bayou VI benefit on April 30

Even though Jojo’s Down on the Bayou benefit for New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic is sold out, fans can still enjoy the show from the comfort of their homes or wherever they connect to the Internet.  The show, being presented by The New Orleans Suspects, will stream live online beginning at 9pm CT on April, 30 via at 100% of the webcast profits going directly to the musician’s clinic.


Down on the Bayou VI will feature a legendary musical lineup that includes Dr. John, Jojo Hermann, Col. Bruce Hampton, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, John Bell, Al Schnier, Jimmy Herring, Ivan Neville, New Orleans Suspects, Dave Schools, Oteil Burbridge, Duane Trucks, Bonerama Horns & more. Could you dream up a better lineup? This is the best New Orleans has to offer on Thursday, April 30.

Head over to to snag your digital pass today and get those couch cushions ready!

Latest News | WWOZ spreads Jazz Fest far beyond New Orleans with live broadcasts

nola jazzWWOZ 90.7 FM will once again bring fans unable to make it to New Orleans live audio broadcasts from the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival presented by Shell, continuing their tradition since 1993 that started first with the station’s over-the-air signal at FM-90.7, and most recently by live Internet stream at

The broadcasts will run daily from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. on WWOZ 90.7, as well as and several partner stations in Oregon, Colorado, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Mississippi and California will air live and taped Jazz Fest performances as well as album tracks by Jazz Fest artists, interviews and feature stories about various other aspects of the festival.

Confirmed artists so far for this year’s live broadcast of Jazz Fest are listed below, with more definitely on the way.

Friday, April 24
Snarky Puppy
Maurice Brown
Kenny Neal

Saturday, April 25
Vieux Farka Toure
Wee Trio
Cassandra Wilson

Sunday, April 26
Tribute to Jelly Roll Morton with Dr. Michael White
Young Pinstripe Brass Band

Thursday, April 30
Trumpet Mafia
Free Agents Brass Band
Pat Casey & the New Sound
New Orleans Nightcrawlers
Monty Alexander

Friday, May 1
Delfeayo Marsalis
Christian Scott
Colin Lake
Reverend John Wilkins
Jarekus Singleton

Saturday, May 2
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Royal Southern Brotherhood

Sunday, May 3
Courtney Bryan
Khari Allen Lee & Gregory Ajid
Topsy Chapman
Jason Marsalis
Kermit Ruffins

The broadcasts will also include artist interviews, produced pieces, impromptu Mardi Gras Indian and brass band performances, and much more!  For more information, visit

Latest News | Live Alliance to produce webcasts of all five ‘Fare Thee Well’ shows

fare the well

For Grateful Dead fans who haven’t been able to score tickets to the “Fare Thee Well” shows in Santa Clara or Chicago, you now have another yet another, more comfortable option to enjoy the final gigs. All five nights will be available online via live webcast, while the Chicago shows will be broadcast live via pay-per-view throughout North America.

This recent announcement confirmed rumors that began rollin in soon after last week’s news that Fathom Events would be broadcasting all three nights of the July 3-5 residency at Chicago’s Soldier Field in select movie theaters across the country.

According to Pollstar, Chicago’s high-definition Pay-Per-View special will air on Live Alliance and be distributed by MultiVision Media to both satellite and cable providers. Fans are invited to take part in the historic concert events, as long as you have access to a screen in some format, whether it’s in your home, on your mobile device or in participating clubs, music venues, bars and/or movie theaters nationwide. The Chicago shows will air worldwide via an online streaming platform and the Santa Clara performances will be broadcast live through an online webcast.

Fans can buy the webcast for all five nights for $79.95 during a pre-sale that begins May 1 and runs through May 15.

The “Fare Thee Well” shows features surviving Grateful Dead members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh and Bob Weir joined by Phish frontman Trey Anastasio on guitar, Bruce Hornsby on piano and Jeff Chimenti on keyboards.

Details about accessing the broadcast will be posted on Stay tuned for more information.

Top 10 Most Watched | Global Citizen Earth Day, A$AP Riot Rave, ACM Awards, Alabama Shakes + more


earthGlobal Citizen Earth Day 2015 @ Global Citizen (YouTube)


riot rave 300A$AP Riot Rave @ Boiler Room London


BlakeShelton50th annual American Country Music Awards @ CBS All Access


shakesKCRW Presents: Alabama Shakes @ NPR Music / KCRW


Nick-JonasNick Jonas @ Hilton@Play (Periscope)


jordiJordi Savall’s Carnegie Concert @ NPR Music: Live In Concert


nea mastersNEA Jazz Masters Awards and Concert @ Jazz at Lincoln Center


iratorsIration @ Live Nation on Yahoo Screen


rmbRyan Montbleau Band Reunion @ RMBLive



Spotlight | Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day @ Global Citizen (YouTube) 4/18

earthMarking the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day comes during a pivotal time to protect the planet and ensure that world leaders address key issues facing the next generation. Watch Global Citizen Earth Day live from the National Mall in Washington, DC. hosted by and Soledad O’Brien, featuring headliners No Doubt, Usher, Fall Out Boy, Mary J. Blige, Train, and My Morning Jacket.

Source: Global Citizen on Saturday, April 18, 9:00 a.m. PT

Spotlight | Ryan Montbleau Band @ 4/17

rmbIndependent musician, singer, songwriter Ryan Montbleau is gearing up to hit the road to celebrate the release of his latest album Growing Light. Bringing the original members back to kick things off with a sold-out show, Ryan could not be happier to share the new material. He’s ready. He’s excited. And he’s streaming it live on RMBlive. Tune in Friday at 5:00 p.m. PT to enjoy the Ryan Montbleau Band live.

Source: RMBLive on Friday, April 17, 5:00 p.m. PT

Spotlight | A$AP Riot Rave London @ Boiler Room 4/18

riot rave 300Boiler Room and the A$AP Mob are joining forces to throw what will go down as a legendary rave in a London warehouse. What’s being dubbed as a Riot Rave will feature some of Boiler Room’s favorite DJs and crews from both sides of the Atlantic. It’s sponsored by Stussy, kicks off late, goes until early morning, and will surely have A$AP Yams smiling down from above. Tune in at 2pm PT on Saturday to get live!

Source: Boiler Room on Saturday, April 18, 2:00 p.m. PT