Both Blink-182 and Fall Out Boy have signed on to appear at this year's Riot Fest in Chicago. The event is set to take place at the city's Humboldt Park and will run from September 13 through the 15. This year, the fest has enlisted a host of top rock and punk acts including Rancid, Motörhead, Dinosaur Jr., Blondie, Yellowcard, Gwar, Say Anything, Maps and Atlases, the Devil Wears Prada, Atmosphere, Pierce the Veil, Guided by Voices, All Time Low, Bob Mould, Sublime with Rome, Against Me!, Violent Femmes, Taking Back Sunday and Brand New. Tickets for Riot Fest are available through the event's official website. Three-day passes are currently listed for $99, and single day passes are also available. Copyright(c) 2013 RTTNews.com. All Rights Reserved
The Black Keys' drummer Patrick Carney and Delta Spirit will perform during a series of Rolling Stones tribute shows, known as Stones Fest, set to take place in New York and Los Angeles later this month. Carney and Spirit are among the musicians set to play tunes from the Stones' catalog at the NYC edition of the event, which takes place May 22-23 at the Bowery Ballroom. The West Coast edition of Stones Fest is set for a week later on May 30 at The Fonda Theatre. The lineup includes performances by ex-Guns N' Roses drummer Matt Sorum, Dead Sara frontwoman Emily Armstrong, the Lemonheads singer Evan Dando, and members of the Eagles of Death Metal. All of the proceeds from tickets sales go toward the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, a charity that provides financial assistance to musicians facing illness or disability. Copyright(c) 2013 RTTNews.com. All Rights Reserved
By X Intern: Lauren Fusco
This week’s Cover Song Sunday features a piano cover of the Lumineers song “Stubborn Love” done by the southern sweet heart, Sara Skinner. Take a listen and let us know what you think!
“It was a “light bulb moment”. I was miserable, this accounting stuff was not for me. It was like -ding!- and I was off to be a DJ.” - John DeSantis
In high school: John was the public address announcer over the loudspeakers
John DeSantis goes on air Monday through Friday from 3pm to 7pm. DeSantis has been doing radio for over 20 years, and he knew since a young age that the industry was his calling. When he's not at the station, he enjoys being a family man. John also enjoys spending time with the other jocks at the X, which he believes sets them apart from other stations.
A Typical Day at the X:
John comes into the station every weekday between 10 and 11 AM, “with his Program Director hat on”, which entails scheduling music and working with the Director of Marketing and Promotions. Then at 3PM, he begins his show which incorporates great giveaways and X favorites like HAPPY HOUR filled with games like “Match the Mouth”, and “John’s Jukebox”.