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X96 Presents Green Day's American Idiot Broadway Musical Magallanes90 | Promotion Director
09/04/2013 | Filed In: X96 | Green Day | Broadway Musical | Special Pre-Sale

X96 Presents Green Day's American Idiot Broadway Musical

X96 Presents Green Day's American Idiot

The Front Row seats X96 Fan Seat have SOLD OUT! Don’t let procrastination keep you from getting tickets to this awesome Broadway Musical. We are giving you another great opportunity. Pre-sale begins Tuesday, September 10th at 10AM before tickets go on sale Friday. You can buy your tickets before the tickets go on sale to the public by calling 801.581.7100, at the box office and online: Click here! Use the promo code X96.

December 3-5, 2013 Kingsbury Hall

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A critical smash on Broadway and in London, the two-time Tony Award® winning hit musical AMERICAN IDIOT tells the story of three lifelong friends, forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. Their quest for true meaning in a post 9/11 world leads them on the most exhilarating theatrical journey of the season.

Based on Green Day's GRAMMY® Award-winning multi-platinum album, AMERICAN IDIOT boldly takes the American musical where it's never gone before. The result is an experience Charles Isherwood of The New York Times declares "thrilling, emotionally charged, and as moving as any Broadway musical I've seen this year!"

Featuring the hits "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," "21 Guns," "Wake Me Up When September Ends," "Holiday" and the blockbuster title track, AMERICAN IDIOT features the music of Green Day and the lyrics of its lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong, direction by Tony Award® winner Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening), choreography by Olivier Award winner Steven Hoggett (Black Watch), music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Pulitzer Prize winner Tom Kitt (Next to Normal), Tony Award® winning set design by Christine Jones and Tony Award® winning lighting design by Kevin Adams.  

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Stone Linkin Pilots? jon | Mid Day
08/29/2013 | Filed In: stone temple pilots | linkin park | chester bennington | x96 | alternative rock | new music

Stone Linkin Pilots?

Usually when a band gets a new lead singer it's bad news.  Just ask Alice In Chains how they've enjoyed the last ten years.  But in THIS case, I think it's an improvement.  Chester Bennington from Linkin Park has been hanging out with a de-heroined STP for the last few months, and now it looks like we're getting an album!  Or at least an EP.

The band says their first EP with Linkin Park's Chester Bennington will be called "High Rise," and is scheduled to hit stores on October 8th. The collection will feature five new tracks, including their previously released single "Out of Time" and another new song called "Tomorrow." But before fans get their hands on "High Rise," they can catch the Stone Temple Pilots on the road. The band kicks off a U.S. tour September 4th in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. 

 

10 bucks says it's at a fair.

 

XOXOXOX

JONSMITH

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Jon Smith has a blog! jon | Mid Day
08/28/2013 | Filed In: x96

Jon Smith has a blog!

Hey lookit that!  I have a blog now.  Well, technically I had one when I first started but I didn't know the password.

 

Thanks to Ritchie T I can now log in, and post about all sorts of things!  I'd like to think that I'll post about music news, and X96 events.   But chances are I'll just blog about donuts.  Mmmm Donuts.

 

Happy Wednesday!

 

JON SMITH

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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.”

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