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The 17th Annual X96 Toyota Big Ass Show (RECAP) Magallanes90 | Promotion Director
08/14/2013 | Filed In: X96 | Big Ass Show | Neon Trees | The Used | AWOLNATION | Imagine Dragons | Grouplove | Eve 6 | The Wombats |

The 17th Annual X96 Toyota Big Ass Show (RECAP)

"The 17th Annual Toyota Big Ass Show! If You Weren't There, Start Crying Now..."

Written by Ami Chopine

Because you missed the biggest party of the year. It included scary face painting from Castle of Chaos, food, skater and biker tricks, food, man sized plastic runabout balls on water, beer, and of course food. Even Waldo made an appearance. But what we were really there for was the music and meeting the bands. Buying an album from Graywhale guaranteed a meeting. Here is a quick recap of the bands that played.

I caught Shrink the Giant before when they were competing for the BASH 2012 opening spot at Battle of the Bands in Graywhale, and they did equally as well in the bigger venue. If I want to be a rock star, I think need to grow my hair down to my waist for epic hair flipping. Wow. That takes a lot of energy, and the music wasn't half bad either. Their lyrics are fun and their music shows sophistication beyond their youth.

The secret to weight loss is to buy a guitar, rock it with a couple of thousand people, and then smash it. This workout works best if you do it several times a week. But seriously, as one twitterer put it, Dead Sara was siiiick. Emily Johnston has skills and a fantastic voice. It's good to see a woman powering it up.

Life tastes sweeter when it's wrapped in accents from Liverpool. I think every girl's heart beat a bit faster with every word The Wombats spoke or sang. But it wasn't just words that moved the crowd. This band played their instruments with passion and owned the stage, giving us a set with clean sound and a great show.

A crew cut, some colorful arms, and a voice to match. It was a Situation Infatuation with Eve 6. I didn’t get to see these guys much, but a lot of people did.

Imagine Dragons is a band that knows what it means to be men. Real men. The kind of warriors that aren't just wearing shining armor. They're living it. They've been to the bleak battlefield, wielded their instruments with power, and raised the standard. And then, when I watched them with their fans at a meet and greet they were totally sweet and kind. Like I said. Real men. But there's a problem with watching Imagine Dragon's in concert. Their albums are just shadows of the real thing, tiding their audience over until they can catch another live show.

Sadly, I missed Grouplove's set, but I did get to see them at the meet and greet. Besides having great fun on stage (or so I'm told) and in their videos, these artists are full of class. In an environment where they have the time, they really talk with and engage their fans. Before they came in, when my mustached husband asked if I wanted a pic with the band, I shrugged a non-committal no. Whatever. And yet, after seeing the band, yeah. I wanted to be Itchin' on a Photograph with them. Dude. Corny. Sorry.

Who knew that Orem could generate such an emo band like The Used? With a sound and lyrics that scrape out a hollow in the soul whether they're shreaking or crooning (and they do both equally well), The Used have turned anger and pain into a reason to jump in the air, pump some fists, and lay down some money for a CD.

Neon Trees gave us the grand finale. I’d been looking at those neon animal print balloons all day. They were delivered at the end of a set full of intense glitz with a more epic rock sound than their recorded music. Tyler has some serious charisma. He’s blond this month with an amazing studded leather jacket, and Chris Allen had purple hair that matched the atmosphere of their stage show. Orem's music scene appears to be some kind of primordial soup, with all the right stuff to generate some great music.  

Two stages of live music featuring:

 

Neon Trees The Used Grouplove Awolnation Imagine Dragons Eve 6 The Wombats Dead Sara And more… READ MORE | COMMENTS

LISTEN to Blue October's new album, "Sway" Magallanes90 | Promotion Director
08/12/2013 | Filed In: X96 | Blue October | Sway | Album Stream

LISTEN to Blue October's new album,

BIO

BLUE OCTOBER, the San Marcos, TX-based band known for shimmering rock songs and haunting lyrics on albums such as 2009’s Billboard Top 15 debut, Approaching Normal, 2011’s Billboard Top Ten debut Any Man In America and the Platinum-selling Foiled, makes a triumphant return with Sway (Up/Down Records), the band’s first album in two years.

With lush, atmospheric songs such as “Bleed Out,” “Angels In Everything” and “Fear,” and the edgy rocker “Put It In,” the Texas four-piece comes back strong with a revitalized energy and a positive outlook. As singer Justin Furstenfeld puts it: “This album is about why life is so beautiful. It’s about facing fears and recognizing miracles every day. It’s about enjoying yourself and realizing that life is not something you can half-ass.”

The band began writing the album after coming off a series of tour dates in 2012. Drummer Jeremy Furstenfeld echoes his brother’s attitude. “, “The band is in a really great space now, everyone is healthy, happy, and doing well. That’s changed our point of view, and you can hear that new perspective on the album.”

click here to download the full bio

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Fall Out Boy interview with Todd Nuke'Em Magallanes90 | Promotion Director
06/24/2013 | Filed In: X96 | Fall Out Boy | Todd Nuke'Em | Pete Wentz | Joe Trohman | Interview

Fall Out Boy interview with Todd Nuke'Em

Todd Nuke'Em hung out backstage to chat with Pete Wentz & Joe Trohman (of Fall Out Boy) before their SOLD OUT show at In The Venue.

Photos from the Meet & Greet, CLICK HERE! Photos from the show at In the Venue, CLICK HERE!

Check out the interview:

- Anthony

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - October 26th - Maverik Center Magallanes90 | Promotion Director
06/24/2013 | Filed In: X96 | United Concerts | S&S | World Tour | Mackelmore & Ryan Lewis | Talib Kweli | Big K.R.I.T. | Maverik Center | October

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - October 26th - Maverik Center

Check out Macklemore & Ryan Lewis when they bring their world tour with special guest Talib Kweli and Big K.R.I.T. to the Maverik Center on October 26th!

Date: 2013-10-26 Time: 7:00 PM Ticket Price: TBD

Special Information: On Sale: Friday, June 28 @ 10am. All ages show!

For tickets: CLICK HERE!

 

 

 

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June 19th - 22nd events in Ogden! Magallanes90 | Promotion Director
06/19/2013 | Filed In: X96 | Ogden | Events | indie ogden utah

June 19th - 22nd events in Ogden!

Summer is in full swing and there is still a ton to do before it’s all over. There is so much to do and see in Ogden that you really don’t have to go far to have an adventure. Get out there and enjoy Ogden!

Wednesday 6/19

Marshall White events- More info: CLICK HERE! Bellydance basics-This class will teach you the fundamental basics of bellydance. Isolations, proper posture and good practice habits. More info: CLICK HERE! Hack Ogden meetup-Hack Ogden is a weekly co-working meetup for the Ogden tech community where we’ll meet, work, and interact. Hack Ogden happens every Wednesday from Noon – 4pm at Grounds for Coffee located on Historic 25th St. in downtown Ogden. More info: CLICK HERE! Yoga at the Front-At The Front You’re exactly where you’re supposed to be. Every class at The YogaLoft is for student with diverse levels of experience. In our practice space each student is encouraged to work at their own pace, to discover and explore their own edge. You are welcome as you are…brand new to yoga or with years of practice behind you. Bring your breath, and open heart, and a willingness to leave self-expectation behind. More info: CLICK HERE! Science in the Parks, activities for kids, directed by WSU at Ogden School District summer lunch programs. Fun includes making rainbows, playing with magnets, floating aluminum boats and creating slime. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. weekdays. June 10-14 at Lorin Farr Pak, 769 Canyon Road; June 17-21 at Liberty Park, 751 21st St.; June 24-28 at Monroe Park, 850 30th St.; July 1-3 at Jaycee Park, 2564 Fillmore Ave.; July 8-12 at Mount Ogden Park, 3144 Taylor Ave.; and July 15-19 at West Ogden Park, 751 W. 24th St., Ogden. Free. 801-626-7711, More info: CLICK HERE! Arts in the Parks, creative activities, directed by Weber State University at Ogden School District’s summer lunch programs. Mondays, visual arts; Tuesdays, music and dance; Wednesdays, puppets and theater; Thursday-Friday, writing. Activities noon-1 p.m. weekdays. June 3-7 at Lorin Farr Park, 769 Canyon Road; June 10-14 at Liberty Park, 751 21st St.; June 17-21 at Monroe Park, 850 30th St.; June 24-28 at Jacee park, 2564 Fillmore Ave.; July 1-3 at Mount Ogden Park, 3144 Taylor Ave.; and July 8-12 at West Ogden Park, 751 W. 24th St., Ogden. Free. 801-626-6782, More info: CLICK HERE! ‘Slimy, Gooey, Gross,‘ kids age 5-7 learn about worms, icky smells and more. 9 a.m.-noon June 19, or July 31. Utah Botanical Center, 850 S. 50 West, Kaysville. $30. 801-544-3089, More info: CLICK HERE! Carver’s Cove Petting Farm, features Baby Days during month of June. See farm animals including pigs, goats, ducks, chickens, rabbits, sheep, llamas, cows; children 12 and younger get to ride a horse. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, weather permitting, May 1-Sept. 28, and by appointment Monday-Tuesday. Carver’s Cove Petting Farm, 2329 N. 5025 East, Eden. $7. 801-745-3018, More info: CLICK HERE! Gary Stoddard, noon June 19. Ogden Amphitheater, 343 Historic 25th St., Ogden. Free. More info: CLICK HERE! ‘Lincoln,’ 2012, PG-13; part of “Fight for Freedom” series. 7 p.m. June 19. Weber County Library Pleasant Valley branch, 5568 S. Adams Ave., Washington Terrace. Free. 801-337-2690. Fusion, 8 p.m. June 19. Ogden Amphitheater, 343 Historic 25th St., Ogden. Free. More info: CLICK HERE! Art house 502 Ogden’s premier art house cinema showing first run films from art movies to foreign to documentaries to local shorts along with far-from-center features at our weekend late night screenings. Join us for candy, popcorn, and a cold Coke in our small intimate theatre with limited seating with a personal touch on historic 25th Street in Ogden. Address 158 Historic 25th St, Ogden, UT 84401, Phone 8019174502 , More info: CLICK HERE! The Union country dance-Union Station Browning Theater, 2501 Wall Avenue, Ogden, UT 84401.Dance instruction from 8:30-9. Open dance from 9-11:3. More info: CLICK HERE! Rockin’ karaoke at the sandtrap with Jackson, More info: CLICK HERE!

Thursday 6/20

Marshall White events- More info: CLICK HERE! Yoga at the Front-At The Front You’re exactly where you’re supposed to be. Every class at The YogaLoft is for student with diverse levels of experience. In our practice space each student is encouraged to work at their own pace, to discover and explore their own edge. You are welcome as you are…brand new to yoga or with years of practice behind you. Bring your breath, and open heart, and a willingness to leave self-expectation behind. More info: CLICK HERE! Science in the Parks, activities for kids, directed by WSU at Ogden School District summer lunch programs. Fun includes making rainbows, playing with magnets, floating aluminum boats and creating slime. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. weekdays. June 10-14 at Lorin Farr Pak, 769 Canyon Road; June 17-21 at Liberty Park, 751 21st St.; June 24-28 at Monroe Park, 850 30th St.; July 1-3 at Jaycee Park, 2564 Fillmore Ave.; July 8-12 at Mount Ogden Park, 3144 Taylor Ave.; and July 15-19 at West Ogden Park, 751 W. 24th St., Ogden. Free. 801-626-7711, More info: CLICK HERE! Arts in the Parks, creative activities, directed by Weber State University at Ogden School District’s summer lunch programs. Mondays, visual arts; Tuesdays, music and dance; Wednesdays, puppets and theater; Thursday-Friday, writing. Activities noon-1 p.m. weekdays. June 3-7 at Lorin Farr Park, 769 Canyon Road; June 10-14 at Liberty Park, 751 21st St.; June 17-21 at Monroe Park, 850 30th St.; June 24-28 at Jacee park, 2564 Fillmore Ave.; July 1-3 at Mount Ogden Park, 3144 Taylor Ave.; and July 8-12 at West Ogden Park, 751 W. 24th St., Ogden. Free. 801-626-6782, More info: CLICK HERE! Carver’s Cove Petting Farm, features Baby Days during month of June. See farm animals including pigs, goats, ducks, chickens, rabbits, sheep, llamas, cows; children 12 and younger get to ride a horse. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, weather permitting, May 1-Sept. 28, and by appointment Monday-Tuesday. Carver’s Cove Petting Farm, 2329 N. 5025 East, Eden. $7. 801-745-3018, More info: CLICK HERE! Ogden Valley Open Market, 5:30 p.m. June 20. Ogden Valley Farmers and Artists Market, 2628 N. State Road 162, Eden. Free. More info: CLICK HERE! ‘Aladdin, Jr.,’ various dates and times, June 20-22. Browning Center’s Allred Theater, WSU, 3848 Harrison Blvd., Ogden. $10/adults, $7/children. More info: CLICK HERE! Kristin Andreassen, 7 p.m. June 20. Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th St., Ogden. $20, $12/Ages 12 and under. More info: CLICK HERE! ‘Spamalot,’ various dates and times, June 14-July 13. The Ziegfeld Theater, 3934 S. Washington Blvd., South Ogden. $12-$15. More info: CLICK HERE! Art house 502 Ogden’s premier art house cinema showing first run films from art movies to foreign to documentaries to local shorts along with far-from-center features at our weekend late night screenings. Join us for candy, popcorn, and a cold Coke in our small intimate theatre with limited seating with a personal touch on historic 25th Street in Ogden. Address 158 Historic 25th St, Ogden, UT 84401, Phone 8019174502 ,Website for movie listings More info: CLICK HERE!

Friday 6/21

Marshall White events- More info: CLICK HERE! Yoga at the Front-At The Front You’re exactly where you’re supposed to be. Every class at The YogaLoft is for student with diverse levels of experience. In our practice space each student is encouraged to work at their own pace, to discover and explore their own edge. You are welcome as you are…brand new to yoga or with years of practice behind you. Bring your breath, and open heart, and a willingness to leave self-expectation behind. More info: CLICK HERE! Science in the Parks, activities for kids, directed by WSU at Ogden School District summer lunch programs. Fun includes making rainbows, playing with magnets, floating aluminum boats and creating slime. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. weekdays. June 10-14 at Lorin Farr Pak, 769 Canyon Road; June 17-21 at Liberty Park, 751 21st St.; June 24-28 at Monroe Park, 850 30th St.; July 1-3 at Jaycee Park, 2564 Fillmore Ave.; July 8-12 at Mount Ogden Park, 3144 Taylor Ave.; and July 15-19 at West Ogden Park, 751 W. 24th St., Ogden. Free. 801-626-7711, More info: CLICK HERE! Arts in the Parks, creative activities, directed by Weber State University at Ogden School District’s summer lunch programs. Mondays, visual arts; Tuesdays, music and dance; Wednesdays, puppets and theater; Thursday-Friday, writing. Activities noon-1 p.m. weekdays. June 3-7 at Lorin Farr Park, 769 Canyon Road; June 10-14 at Liberty Park, 751 21st St.; June 17-21 at Monroe Park, 850 30th St.; June 24-28 at Jacee park, 2564 Fillmore Ave.; July 1-3 at Mount Ogden Park, 3144 Taylor Ave.; and July 8-12 at West Ogden Park, 751 W. 24th St., Ogden. Free. 801-626-6782, More info: CLICK HERE! ‘The Pirates of Penzance,’ Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera. 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays, May 31-July 6 (except June 1 and June 15). Also 2 p.m. Saturdays, June 1-8 and June 26-July 6. Playbills’ Theater, 455 W. 1700 South (Antelope Drive), Clearfield. $10, some $8 tickets for Monday and matinee shows. 801-382-7875. Sunshine Breakfast Benefit, friendraiser for the Ogden Nature Center. Adults invited to enjoy a catered breakfast while learning about the center and the programs offered to bring people closer to nature. 7:45 a.m. June 21; reservations due June 14. Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th St., Ogden. Free; donations appreciated. 801-621-7595. Carver’s Cove Petting Farm, features Baby Days during month of June. See farm animals including pigs, goats, ducks, chickens, rabbits, sheep, llamas, cows; children 12 and younger get to ride a horse. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, weather permitting, May 1-Sept. 28, and by appointment Monday-Tuesday. Carver’s Cove Petting Farm, 2329 N. 5025 East, Eden. $7. 801-745-3018, More info: CLICK HERE! ‘Musicals Marathon,’ June 21: 10 a.m. – “The Wizard of Oz,” 1939, G; 12:30 p.m. – “The King and I,” 1956, G; 3 p.m. – “The Sound of Music,” 1965, G. Weber County Library Pleasant Valley branch, 5568 S. Adams Ave., Washington Terrace. Free. 801-337-2690. ‘Wreck-It Ralph,’ 2012, PG; part of Children’s Summer Film Festival. 2 p.m. June 21. North branch, Weber County Library, 475 E. 2600 North, North Ogden. Free. 801-337-2650. ‘Aladdin, Jr.,’ various dates and times, June 20-22. Browning Center’s Allred Theater, WSU, 3848 Harrison Blvd., Ogden. $10/adults, $7/children. More info: CLICK HERE! ‘The Curious Savage,’ 7:30 p.m., Friday, Saturday and Monday, June 14-July 27. Terrace Plaza Playhouse, 99 E. 4700 South, Washington Terrace. $10-$12/adults, $7-$9/children, discounts for seniors and students. 801-393-0070. ‘The Pirates of Penzance,’ Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera. 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays, May 31-July 6 (except June 1 and June 15). Also 2 p.m. Saturdays, June 1-8 and June 26-July 6. Playbills’ Theater, 455 W. 1700 South (Antelope Drive), Clearfield. $10, some $8 tickets for Monday and matinee shows. 801-382-7875. Art house 502 Ogden’s premier art house cinema showing first run films from art movies to foreign to documentaries to local shorts along with far-from-center features at our weekend late night screenings. Join us for candy, popcorn, and a cold Coke in our small intimate theatre with limited seating with a personal touch on historic 25th Street in Ogden. Address 158 Historic 25th St, Ogden, UT 84401, Phone 8019174502 , More info: CLICK HERE! Rovalis live music-174 Historic 25th Street, Ogden, Utah 84401. Entertainment has always been part of the Rovali’s experience. We bring in live music every Friday and Saturday night from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for your enjoyment. We have some of the best local artists and our talent pool keeps growing Kamikaze karaoke with Jackson at kamikazes, More info: CLICK HERE! Free line dancing lessons to live music at the outlaw saloon.The Outlaw Saloon is the hottest country night club in Utah. We have it all! With our friendly staff, live entertainment every weekend and great concerts by some of nation’s top recording artists. Come down for the best party in town! More info: CLICK HERE!  

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Creator of indie Ogden and lover of all things O-town. A crafty mama and collector of shiny things. Loves whales, chasing her toddler, and family bike rides around town. Catch her at the park lounging in the sun or on her many adventures with her tot around town.

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