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 | Daryl’s House Presents: Hall-oween & Oates @ Live Nation 10/31

hall-oweenLegendary performers Daryl Hall & John Oates team up with Live Nation and Yahoo to live stream their sold out Halloween night concert live from Daryl’s House in Pawling, NY.  The event is officially titled “Daryl’s House Presents: Hall-oween & Oates” and marks the public opening of Daryl’s House, where “Live from Daryl’s House” is filmed. Tune in on October 31, 2014 at 6 p.m. PT for this legendary live stream.

Source: Live Nation on Friday, October 31, 6:00 p.m. PT

Spotlight | Halloween in Vegas with moe. @ Live Downloads 10/31

moehalloweenmoe. is set to stream live on Halloween from the Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas via Live Downloads! All kinds of treats are in store for .rons during this HD multi-camera shoot of the band’s “Big Lebowski” themed show, featuring Bill Payne of Little Feat, and Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman of the Trey Anastasio Band. Tune in from Midnight on Halloween until 4 a.m. for a night of tricks from moe.

Source: Live Downloads on Friday, October 31, 12:00 a.m PT

Spotlight | Phil Lesh & Friends @ The Capitol Theatre 10/31

phil capPhil Lesh & Friends begin a ten-show residency at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York with performances on October 31 and November 1. If you can’t make it in person, Nugs.TV is serving up webcasts of each show. Join Phil from the couch along with Joe Russo, Dan Lebowitz, Rob Barraco and John Kadlecik for the two shows, plus special guests.

Source: Nugs TV on October 31 & November 1, 4:30 p.m. PT

Spotlight | Phish 3-nights in Vegas @ LivePhish 10/31

phish 3For the first time since 1998, Vermont-based group Phish will celebrate Halloween in Las Vegas along with a pair of other sold-out shows from the MGM Garden Arena.  LivePhish has you covered if you can’t make it to Sin City by offering live pay-per-view webcasts of all three nights beginning at 7 p.m. PT. Head over to LivePhish to order digital tickets, webcast+T-Shirt bundles, and webcast+MP3 bundles.

Source: LivePhish from 10/31 - 11/2, 7:00 p.m. PT nightly

Spotlight | Pitchfork Music Festival Paris @ 10/30

pitchfork parisPitchfork Music Festival Paris is going down from October 30 to November 1 at Grande Halle de La Villette in Paris. Starting Thursday, will have a live video stream of most of the performances that include Mogwai, Four Tet, Caribou, Jungle, Future Islands, Belle and Sebastian and more.  Tune in to the festival live thanks to Culturebox from 1:30 p.m. ET daily.

Source: Thursday - Sunday, 1:30 p.m. ET daily

Latest News | YouTube brings live broadcasting to third-party app developers


On the heels of the news that YouTube will be potentially rolling out their streaming service “before the end of the year”, TechCrunch reported that YouTube has introduced a new open source project called “YouTube WatchMe for Android”.  This move ultimately brought live broadcasting capabilities to app developers.

Basically, YouTube is opening up yet another flood gate for live streaming possibilities.

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The app allows you to broadcast your video live to the world on YouTube using a Sony Xperia Z2. The app, provided by Sony Mobile and powered by YouTube, lets you share exciting moments live with the world or share private moments with selected friends in private mode. A verified YouTube account in good standing is required to use this app and you’ll need to turn on the live feature in your YouTube account here

Latest News | The Concert For Valor to stream live via Ustream and Twitter

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A first-of-its kind concert on Veterans Day set to honor the courage and sacrifice of America’s veterans and their families, The Concert For Valor will take place live from the National Mall in Washington, D.C. and will be hosted by HBO Starbucks and Chase on November 11.

For those unable to make the journey to D.C. or are not subscribed to the premium HBO cable channel, you can watch online.  A live stream will be available beginning at 4:00 p.m. PT / 7:00 p.m. ET to online audiences thanks to social media partner Twitter and one of the largest live video streaming platforms, Ustream, enabling those to show their support and access the concert.

“As a veteran, I take great pride in supporting this holiday with so many great musical artists and offering a live concert experience for fans around the world,” said Brad Hunstable, a West Point graduate who served for the U.S. Marine Corps and is the founder of Ustream. “We started Ustream based on my experiences in the military as a way for soldiers to share important moments with friends and family, so it’s nice to see that idea come full circle and support our troops in the process.”

The concert will feature a broad array of talent from the worlds of music and entertainment, including Jack Black, The Black Keys, Bryan Cranston, Eminem, Jamie Foxx, Dave Grohl, Jennifer Hudson, Jessie J., George Lopez, Metallica, John Oliver, Rihanna, Bruce Springsteen, Carrie Underwood, Bob Woodruff and Zac Brown Band, as well as special appearances by Tom Hanks, Will Smith, Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep, Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon among many others.

An audio feed of the concert will also be simulcast live on nearly 70 iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide and on a customized “Concert for Valor” digital station on iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s digital radio service.

In addition, the American Forces Network will deliver the concert to American servicemen and women, the Department of Defense and other US government civilians and their families stationed abroad via their worldwide radio and television broadcast networks.

Tune in for The Concert For Valor on November 11 at 4 p.m. PT / 7 p.m. ET and show you support for our one nation at

Latest News | Cheerwine and Avett Brothers partner with Yahoo for cause-driven concert

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The Legendary Giveback 3 is set to take place on Saturday, December 13 at the House of Blues Myrtle Beach in North Myrtle Beach, S.C.  The annual cause-driven concert created by the iconic soft drink brand Cheerwine along with Americana folk-rockers The Avett Brothers will present the concert at 9 p.m.

This year’s highly anticipated event will get the live stream treatment as it will be live streamed on Yahoo Live in partnership with Live Nation as part of the year-long partnership that features music superstars and emerging artists across all genres of music.

“With this year’s Legendary Giveback streaming on Yahoo Live, which is part of one of the world’s most-visited websites, we are sure to create widespread support for our charity partners,” added Tom Barbitta, senior vice president of marketing and sales for Cheerwine. “While we’re far from being the largest soft drink company in America, our purpose is resolute: to demonstrate that everyone can make a difference – even the little guy.”

Set your reminder today for the Legendary Giveback 3 event and tune in from anywhere via the Yahoo Screen app on iOS, Android, mobile web, desktop and smart TV platforms including Apple TV, Roku and Xbox 360.

Top 10 Most Watched | Taylor Swift, Life Is Beautiful, Umphrey’s McGee, Alt-J and more



TS_sky_learnmore_640noyahooTaylor Swift 1989 Secret Session @ iHeartRadio / Yahoo Live


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Umphrey's McGeeUmphrey’s McGee @ Live Nation / Yahoo Screen


altjAlt-J @ Red Bull Sound Space at KROQ


LangLangLang Lang @ The Greene Space


TIPT.I @ The Honda Stage / iHeartRadio


kaytrayKatranada @ Mixmag Live


Jimmy BuffettJimmy Buffett @


GeorgeClinton1414008598Between The Lines with George Clinton @ The Schomburg Center




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 | 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.