It all started in a church I grew up playing music in churches and stuff. That’s where I got my start, where I found equipment that was good enough to play on…I taught myself piano and guitar and then started writing songs at like 13. I met our drummer Hayden doing that stuff and then we met Jason because we were looking to be able to produce some songs. That quickly turned into us all writing music together once we were a little bit older. So Jason produces all of the stuff, he mixes all of it, and we work together on writing all the stuff together.
“Ghost” I think that was kinda the breakthrough for us of incorporating a lot of our other - a lot of the influences we had as far as electronic music goes. Some of the beats that you hear in there are from the hip-hop inspiration that I grew up with. So it was kind of a drawing of those influences. It was the first time that we felt free to explore all of the options we had in one kind of song.
Family Support My mom always wanted to be a writer though, so it was one of those, it was a classic case of she never totally got to do what she wanted to do professionally, I think. So she was also very supportive and I think the same thing happened with my dad. I grew up with him being an appliance repair man...all my family have always really liked music that I’ve made so I think it makes it a lot easier.
The Entity, Sir Sly 8:30 I wrote the name down on a piece of paper and it felt like - the way we talk about it now - is that it feels like this person that isn’t any of us but we’re kind of aspiring to be. Like you hear the name and it makes you think of the kind of music that we want to be playing, how hard we wanna be working to make the best music we can and do things that we’re proud of and I think that’s why the name stuck. It felt like something that wasn’t us but something that we wanted to become…It basically sounded like the name of a person, or the name of an entity, that we thought worked out. The word, “sly”, was a nickname but it’s also an adjective and it kind of describes a little bit of those darker sensibilities of the music.
All the bass sounds and stuff, the way we would listen to it and move to it in the studio, it always had a little bit of that slinky kind of vibe to it.
“Gold” I think I was driving from Starbucks, from my job at Starbucks to the studio that day. And I had that first line bouncing around in my head, that repetition line of, “my mouth is made of metal”. And that turned into kind of a play on that repetition. And then the lyrics are inspired by a lot of the stuff that you see around today, whether
Imagine Dragons tickets are becoming harder to obtain as the band progressively/aggressively becomes more popular! I recently saw tickets for the show on May 20th at UCCU Center in Orem for $350 per ticket! But, you're in luck! I'm starting a local scavenger hunt for a pair of tickets to the show! Here's how to play...
Get fimiliar with this face...
"Hi, my name is Anthony Magallanes. Promotions Director for KXRK - X96, 96.3 FM in Salt Lake City!"
I'll carry a pair of tickets in my wallet everywhere I go...
"Promotion Directors carry less than $20 in their wallet at all times."
I'll randomly post on X96's Facebook where I'm at. If you're there as well, find me!
"Don't be shy, say "hi"! It could win you a pair of tickets to the SOLD OUT Imagine Dragons show! I wouldn't recommend leaving from where you currently are at the time I post to try and find me, I might be gone by the time you show up."
If you do find me, I'll hand over the tickets! Couldn't be easier!
Imagine Dragons perform "Radioactive" during a private acoustic set for X96 listeners before their SOLD OUT show at The Complex later that night. This event took place March 22, 2013 at Wiseguys Trolley Square in Downtown Salt Lake City, UT. Filmed by Lexi Chopine and edited by Vladimir Chopine (http://geekatplay.com/)
Also, please read and review these simple rules. An X96 public event/live broadcast doesn't count and PLEASE no stalking at the station or home :) Let's have fun! - Anthony Magallanes
Offical Rules! Please read and review:
Contest Dates: Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 – TBD
1. These are the specific contest rules for the “Imagine Dragons Tickets Scavenger Hunt” on KXRK-FM. 2. These rules are in addition to the General Contest Rules of KXRK-FM. 3. Complete copies of all contest rules are available at Simmons Media Group, 515 S. 700 E. #1C, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84102 9 am to 5 pm. 4. To participate in the “Imagine Dragons Tickets Scavenger Hunt”, participants must be 16 years of age or older. 5. The contest will start immediately and end when tickets are claimed 6. On random occasions, during the flight dates of the contest, X96 (Anthony Magallanes) will announce where they are currently located via web postings on X96's Facebook and Twitter. Contestants who participate will then have approx. 15-30 minutes to find X96. If a contestant does find X96 and is at least 16 years of age, they will win a pair of tickets to the SOLD OUT Imagine Dragons concert on May 20th at the UCCU Center. 7. Total value of prizes at/around $80
Senses Fail will perform their explosive new post-hardcore tunes live when their tour in support of their latest release, "The Fire," hits In The Venue April 27th. Don't miss this one!
Date: 2013-04-27 Time: 7:30 PM Ticket Price: $15 Adv/$18 Day Of
Special Information: On Sale: January 18 @ 12pm. All ages show.
For tickets: CLICK HERE!
The Neon Trees are performing on TONIGHT at The Depot (SOLD OUT) with Chain Gang of 1974. Neon Trees stop by the X96 studio before their show to do an interview with Sean Demery!
And you can also buy there new album by clicking the cover below:
Video After The Jump
The 15 minutes of fame Detroit rapper T-Baby received when her video was shown during a recent episode of Beavis & Butt-Head, has turned into a nightmare.
T-Baby's video "It's So Cold In the D" first gained fame 3 years ago when it was uploaded to youtube, but it wasn't until the Beavis & Butt-Head episode aired did it take off nationally. Since then the rapper says she's been receiving threatening racist text messages.
Now she is afraid for her safety and that of her son.
"I feel in a lost situation because I have no one but my son ... but I refuse to stop," she said. "Only way I can show how I am here to stay is keep doing my thing."
T-Baby refuses to go to police because she says she's not a snitch.
What would you do in her situation? Check out the clip from Beavis and Butthead for yourself: CLICK HERE!
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