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 | Black Coffee Live @ Mixmag TV 11/21

Black CoffeeThis week in The Lab, Mixmag is delighted to finally welcome one of the biggest South African house music artist Black Coffee. The Soulistic Music label boss is one of Mixmag’s favorite names in the game and has been championing the house music genre in S.A. for over a decade.  Start your weekend by catching this icon kicking off at 8:30 a.m. PT / 4 p.m. GMT on Friday by tuning in via MixmagTV.

Source: Mixmag TV on Friday, November 21, 8:30 a.m. PT

Spotlight | The Motet Live @ Phoncert 11/21

the motetThe Motet is a world-class improvisational funk band.  The group has dedicated over a decade to the ultimate powers of funky dance music by way of an organic collection of strong interlocking parts and melodies that sounds like nothing else on this planet.  An infectious dance party everywhere they go, tomorrow night at The Brooklyn Bowl will be no different.  Listen live via Phoncert at 4:30 p.m. PT.

Source: Phoncert on Friday, November 21, 4:30 p.m. PT

Spotlight | Rock The Gate @ Enmore Theatre 11/22

rock the gateUPLIFT, in association with Lock the Gate, presents Rock The Gate concert at Sydney’s historic Enmore Theatre to support rural communities uniting to protect their farmlands from fracking and unconventional gas mining. Artists set to perform include Pete Murray, The Herd, Ash Grunwald, Tex Perkins and more coming on board to pledge support.  Tune in on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. PT.

Source: Enmore Theatre on Saturday, November 20, 7:00 p.m. PT

Spotlight | Lady Gaga’s artRave: The ARTPOP Ball Tour @ Live Nation 11/24

GagaLady Gaga—one of the top global touring acts of our time, having sold nearly 4 million concert tickets on her previous tours—has sold out dates all over Europe, making Lady Gaga’s artRave: The ARTPOP Ball Tour one of the biggest tours to hit the continent in this year.  Tune in on November 24 at 10:45 a.m. PT to watch Lady Gaga live on Yahoo Screen in partnership with Live Nation from Paris, France.

Source: Live Nation on Monday, November 24, 10:45 a.m. PT

Spotlight | Trentemøller Live @ KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic 11/26

moller1416442242For Anders Trentemøller, 2014 has been dedicated to touring with his live band – the one thing the Danish electronic musician enjoys equally as much as creating music in the studio to take to the stage. On Wednesday, the Copenhagen based artist will bring a cinematic tone during an intimate set for KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic. Catch Trentemøller live in-studio on Wednesday at 11:15 a.m. PT.

Source: KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic on Wednesday, November 26, 11:15 a.m. PT

Live Show Review | Field Report brings delicate performance to The Bing Lounge


Live from The Bing Lounge and 101.9 in Portland: Field Report.

The trio from Milwaukee has done it. On Tuesday, in a few quick songs they renewed my love for that art of lyrical-narrative songwriting without the overly ladled ‘folky’ cliches. Field Report showcased musical craftsmanship and classic midwestern beauty softly spoken through the mundane. Lulling sounds and incensing stories, Chris Porterfield has emerged as a songwriting master with a tractor beam of a voice all his own. Home (Leave the Lights On) off their new album “Marigolden,” has the snapping-but-soft drums that are gripping, demanding of your attention. Versatile bass lines and electronic undertones are earthy but looking up to the stars.

Porterfield ignored his journalism degree to pursue music, and his ability to capture moments of soft meaning in photographic detail through poetry and day-dreamy sounds really draws the audience to listen intently. They do not scream or thrash around on stage; it is a more delicate performance.

I’ll be tripping to Milwaukee the next time these guys come home, after they are finished dazing the West Coast. The homesick anxiety and loss of identity tied to home really stream through Porterfield’s stories of melancholy.  It’s evident while on the road playing smaller gigs and the loneliness lashed to that journey. Neil Young really echoes through the repetitiously subtle guitar and bass progressions, and in the narrative structure and careful voice. The whole “Marigolden” album is deserving of a whole listen all-at-once, because it is, and they are, that good.

Latest News | Samsung Electronics reveal virtual reality 3-D camera capable of live streaming

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Have you ever imagined a 360-degree camera that can capture images in 3-D while delivering a live stream video of said camera views to a virtual reality headset?

Samsung Electronics has demonstrated this in their latest camera product called Project Beyond.

Positioned around the edges of the spherical device, there are 16 high-def cameras that capture panoramic viewpoints.  Those views are then stitched together into a continuous shot that can be seen through Samsung’s virtual reality headset Gear VR, which is powered by the Galaxy Note 4 smartphone by Samsung.

Although there is no announcement on when Project Beyond will become available for purchase, Samsung Electronics President Won-Pyo Hong believes that virtual reality will change how people interact with technology and the world in which we live.

Latest News | AXS TV partners with AEG to broadcast festivals in 2015

Concert crowd at live music festival

“Nothing compares to a live music event,” said Mark Cuban, founder of AXS TV.

Digital cable and satellite television network AXS TV has announced a partnership with AEG, one of the leading sports and entertainment presenters in the world, to broadcast footage from multiple major music festivals beginning in 2015.

The two forces will join together beginning in April when AXS TV broadcasts weekend two of Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.  The other festival properties included to be shot are Stagecoach, Jazzfest, Rock on the Range, and Firefly Music Festival, ultimately amounting to over 70 hours of content.

“AXS TV is committed to delivering the best in live music, and we’re proud to continue that legacy with this groundbreaking lineup,” noted Cuban.

Latest News | Live Media Group announces Virtual Wristband technology

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Premiere full service entertainment production and media company Live Media Group recently announced a newly developed technology built to give people access to live pay-per-view concerts, music festivals and other entertainment events via their connected devices.

“The value of Virtual Wristband to the consumer is immeasurable, allowing them to ‘virtually attend’ events and concerts that they otherwise might not be able to travel to or get tickets to when the event sells out,” said Brad Sexton, President and CEO of Live Media Group.

Sexton’s company powers some of the largest online entertainment events through their multi-bitrate, white label, embedded NowLive player where viewers can create their personal experiences individually by selecting camera angles geared to their interests, participate in live social conversations, and preview photos through their live photo stream.

By adding Virtual Wristband and this pay-per-view feature to the Live Media Group offering, they provide their clients with a brand new revenue stream while giving fans an exclusive opportunity to watch live concerts, music festivals and other entertainment events from around the world.


Top 10 Most Watched | Terra Live Music, VH1 You Oughta Know, The Black Keys and more


LUIS_FONSISprint & Terra Live Present Luis Fonsi @ Terra Live Music


you oughta knowVH1′s You Oughta Know Live Concert @


dso leonard#DSOLive Classroom Edition Live @ Detroit Symphony Orchestra


14. JosÈ Carreras Benefiz-Gala - Anne-Sophie MutterAnnie-Sophie Mutter performs Bach @


sci1414607615The String Cheese Incident @


mordMord Fustang @ Twitch TV


black keysThe Black Keys @ Austin City Limits Live


growlersThe Growlers + Pins @ Living Indie


porterGregory Porter @ Blue Note Festival


ruben-bladesRuben Blades @ Jazz at Lincoln Center 


Spotlight | Shakey Graves @ The Bing Lounge 11/14

shakeyBorn and raised in Austin, this songwriter is not only known as a gentlemen, his music is infectious. Alejandro Rose-Garcia, who goes by “Shakey Graves”, has been from the Newport Folk Festival to Pickathon to Los Angeles and beyond.  Pay this southern fellow and his guitar some attention when he performs live at The Bing Lounge in Portland, OR on Friday at 2 p.m. PT.

Source: The Bing Lounge on Friday, November 14, 2:00 p.m.

Spotlight | O.A.R. @ Live Nation 11/15

OARO.A.R. (Of A Revolution) is taking over The City of Boca Raton’s Mizner Park Amphitheater, in Boca Raton, FL on Saturday for a live concert as they participate in Yahoo and Live Nations 365 days of live streaming concerts.  Having been around since 1996, this 5-piece band from Maryland is on tour in support of the their latest album named after their hometown, Rockville, and the live shows are not to be missed.

Source: Live Nation on Saturday, November 15, 6:00 p.m.