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PopRocks
Hosted by Evan Bieber. PopRocks explores the artists, bands, and songs of today’s biggest hits in pop, rock, dance, and hip hop. Listen to the top songs and learn about the inspiration behind them. We will dissect pop radio together, review new music, and explore pop and rock music through the years.
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Category: 80s, Dance, Hip Hop, Local Music, Music, R&B, Rock, Talk


About Evan Bieber

Music enthusiast Evan Bieber currently lives in Bushwick, Brooklyn. He grew up on 90’s alternative and R&B, pop, and pop/punk emo music. His favorite concerts of all time have included Something Corporate, Fleetwood Mac, and Lady Gaga. Evan is also a high school math teacher for students with disabilities. He also lives at home with a cute boxer/lab mix puppy named Willow.



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  • Ep 34 - MILKK
    by PopRocks on July 15, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    On this episode, we talk to lead singer/songwriter guitarist/keyboardist Pat Kiloran from the indie-pop band MILKK. We listen to their entire EP If You're Reading This, I Love You. Pat explains his relationship that they've built with their fans, the inspiration behind their music, and excitement for their upcoming tour. He also answers some questions from his fans. Check out our 90 Second Countdown: MILKK Edition, where Pat tries to name the most popular milk products! Can he name them all? Follow MILKK on all social media outlets @wearemilkk or check out their website wearemilkk.com for information about how you can see them on tour. PopRocks explores the artists, bands, and songs of today’s biggest hits in pop, rock, dance, and hip hop. Tune in live every Tuesday at 7PM (EST) on Radio Free Brooklyn. radiofreebrooklyn.com/poprocks Listen →

  • Episode 33 - Edward, Roxanne, and Amy, oh my!
    by PopRocks on July 8, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    Co-hosted by Edward, we listen to some new music by 5 Seconds of Summer, Panic! At The Disco, Florence + The Machine, Charli XCX, Lizzo, and more! Play along with our drinking game and drink every time The Police sings "Roxanne!" Even though he's one of Gaga's little monsters, he cracks under the pressure of the 90 second countdown. Follow Edward on Instagram and Twitter @Eddiemonsterrr 5 Seconds of Summer - Youngblood (R3hab Remix) Nicki Minaj ft Ariana Grande - Bed Panic! At The Disco - One Of The Drunks The Police - Roxanne Charli XCX - No Angel Amy Winehouse - Valerie Charlie Puth - BOY Lizzo - Boys Florence + The Machine - Patricia New Hope Club - Medicine Lana Del Rey - National Anthem Listen →

  • Episode 32 - Matt Talley
    by PopRocks on July 1, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    On this episode, we chat with Baltimore-based alternative rock musician Matt Talley. We learn about what inspired him to write his EP The In Between. If you want to learn more about Matt Talley, visit his website at https://www.matttalleymusic.com/ or follow him on social media @MattTalleyMusic Panic! At The Disco - Dancing's Not A Crime Matt Talley - Let Go UNBLOOM - I Followed Relient K - Who I Am Hates Who I've Been Matt Talley - Burn Away Matt Talley - Excommunicate Switchfoot - Meant to Live Anberlin - Paperthin Hymn The Dangerous Summer - Where I Want To Be Ghostly Times - Trace Your Steps PopRocks explores the artists, bands, and songs of today’s biggest hits in pop, rock, dance, and hip hop. Tune in live every Tuesday at 7PM (EST) on Radio Free Brooklyn. radiofreebrooklyn.com/poprocks Listen →

  • Episode 31 - June 19, 2018
    by PopRocks on June 26, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    Troye Sivan ft Ariana Grande - Dance To This Betty Who - Just Thought You Should Know Hayley Kiyoko ft Kehlani - What I Need King Princess - 1950 SOPHIE - Ponyboy Jack Antonoff ft MO - Never Fall In Love Aly & AJ - Good Love Lily Allen - Come On Then Taylor Swift - Delicate (Seeb Remix) 5 Seconds of Summer - Lie To Me MILKK - Forever 17 Shawn Mendes ft Julia Michaels - Like To Be You Maroon 5 ft Cardi B - Girls Like You Matt Talley - Burn Away Listen →

  • Episode 30 - Heartracer
    by PopRocks on June 17, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    On this episode, we chat with Chris Cosby from the band Heartracer! Heartracer is an electro/pop act formed by brothers Chris and Chip Cosby that combines influences from synthpop and indie rock. We talk about how Chris and Chip began playing music together, their musical inspirations, and some of their new material that they recorded at Sunset Sound Studio in LA. Heartracer will be performing at The Broadberry on June 15 and Knitting Factory on June 17. Heartracer - All At Once The 1975 - Give Yourself A Try The Killers - Shot At The Night WALK THE MOON - Avalanche New Order - Age of Consent Heartracer - Summer Gold Heartracer - Diamond Sea Miike Snow - Genghis Khan Heartracer - Dream Girl PopRocks explores the artists, bands, and songs of today’s biggest hits in pop, rock, dance, and hip hop. Tune in live every Tuesday at 7PM (EST) on Radio Free Brooklyn. radiofreebrooklyn.com/poprocks Listen →

  • Episode 29 - Pride!
    by PopRocks on June 11, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    On this episode, we are celebrating Pride Month! Diana Ross - I'm Coming Out Lady Gaga - Born this Way Ariana Grande - No Tears Left to Cry Troye Sivan - My My My! Spice Girls - Spice Up Your Life Christina Aguilera - Come On Over Baby (All I Want is You) Madonna - Material Girl Cher - Believe Robyn - Dancing on my Own Mariah Carey - Emotions Nicki Minaj - Super Bass Fifth Harmony ft Ty Dolla $ign - Work From Home Village People - Y.M.C.A PopRocks explores the artists, bands, and songs of today’s biggest hits in pop, rock, dance, and hip hop. Tune in live every Tuesday at 7PM (EST) on Radio Free Brooklyn. radiofreebrooklyn.com/poprocks Listen →

  • Episode 28 - Artists You Should Know
    by PopRocks on June 3, 2018 at 3:42 pm

    This episode is all about artists you should know! We have some new songs by indie alternative rock bands that you may not have heard of yet, but will know of them soon. Bands include HalfNoise, Wallows, Mainland, The Voodoo Children, COIN, EXNATIONS and UNBLOOM, Jet Black Alley Cat, SHE'S A SPY, Maggie Rogers, THRILLCHASER and MILKK. Panic! At the Disco - High Hopes CHVRCHES - Get Out HalfNoise - She Said Wallows - These Days Mainland - Villains The Voodoo Children - Tangerines & Daffodils COIN - Are We Alone? EXNATIONS - Can't Get Hurt (UNBLOOM Remix) Jet Black Alley Cat - Miami Baby SHE'S A SPY - Back to You Maggie Rogers - Fallingwater THRILLCHASER - A Lot Like Love MILKK - Leaving PopRocks explores the artists, bands, and songs of today’s biggest hits in pop, rock, dance, and hip hop. Tune in live every Tuesday at 7PM (EST) on Radio Free Brooklyn. radiofreebrooklyn.com/poprocks Listen →

  • Episode 27 - May 22, 2018
    by PopRocks on May 27, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    On this episode, we listen to some of today's best new pop and rock music. We have brand new songs by Jennifer Lopez, Cardi B, Pharrell, Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes, John Mayer, and more! Jennifer Lopez ft Cardi B and DJ Khaled - Dinero Pharrell Williams ft Camila Cabello - Sangria Wine Sia, Diplo, Labrinth, LSD - Audio Selena Gomez - Back to You Ariana Grande - One Last Time John Mayer - New Light Shawn Mendes - Where Were You in the Morning? MILKK - Secret's Out lovelytheband - these are my friends James Bay - Stand Up Bastille - Quarter Past Midnight Khalid ft Normani - Love Lies SZA - Garden (Say it like Dat) Camila Cabello - Never Be The Same PopRocks explores the artists, bands, and songs of today’s biggest hits in pop, rock, dance, and hip hop. Tune in live every Tuesday at 7PM (EST) on Radio Free Brooklyn. radiofreebrooklyn.com/poprocks Listen →

  • Episode 26 - Paramore After Laughter
    by PopRocks on May 20, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    On this episode, we listen to songs from Paramore’s album After Laughter! We also listen to the 1980’s new wave synth-pop songs that inspired the sonic direction of this record. We talk about the common themes expressed through the album, which contrasts the upbeat and vibrant sound. Music includes: Talking Heads, Fleetwood, Mac, Blondie, and more. PopRocks explores the artists, bands, and songs of today’s biggest hits in pop, rock, dance, and hip hop. Tune in live every Tuesday at 7PM (EST) on Radio Free Brooklyn. radiofreebrooklyn.com/poprocks Listen →

  • Episode 25 - Clever Girls
    by PopRocks on May 15, 2018 at 1:49 pm

    On this episode, we talk to Diane from the indie-rock band, Clever Girls! We chat about their new album, Luck, and their upcoming touring schedule. Can you guess the inspiration for their band name?? Listen to find out! Clever Girls will be performing at Knitting Factory on Tuesday, May 15! Tickets can be purchased at bk.knittingfactory.com Jukebox the Ghost - Everybody's Lonely lovelytheband - broken Florence + The Machine - Hunger Foster the People - Sit Next to Me Vinyl Theatre - New Machines Clever Girls - Catch Release Clever Girls - Loom Clever Girls - Get Out Clever Girls - Heavy PopRocks explores the artists, bands, and songs of today’s biggest hits in pop, rock, dance, and hip hop. Tune in live every Tuesday at 7PM (EST) on Radio Free Brooklyn. radiofreebrooklyn.com/poprocks Listen →

  • Episode 24 - May 1, 2018
    by PopRocks on May 6, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    Welcome to the party! On this episode, we jam out to some of today's biggest hits! We listen to new songs by Ariana Grande, Cardi B, Nicki Minaj, Post Malone and more! We check out Drake's new song "Nice for What," which samples Ms. Lauryn Hill's classic, "Ex-Factor." We also debut new songs by the band Drive!Drive!, MILKK, and more. Ariana Grande - No Tears Left to Cry Calvin Harris ft Dua Lipa - One Kiss Cardi B ft Bad Bunny & J Balvin - I Like It Ms. Lauryn Hill - Ex-Factor Drake - Nice for What Nicki Minaj - Chun-Li Post Malone - Better Now Lewis Watson - congratulations Drive!Drive! - Feels MILKK - Sad Girls ROLE MODEL - not a fan Gordi - Can We Work it Out Avicii - Waiting for Love David Guetta ft Sia - Flames Clever Girls - Loose Tooth PopRocks explores the artists, bands, and songs of today’s biggest hits in pop, rock, dance, and hip hop. Tune in live every Tuesday at 7PM (EST) on Radio Free Brooklyn. radiofreebrooklyn.com/poprocks Listen →

  • Episode 23 - Stop Light Observations
    by PopRocks on April 29, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    On this episode, we speak with the lead singer of the band Stop Light Observations, William Blackburn. We discuss the band's sound, their songwriting process, and learn about their newest Volume series of digital 45's. They'll be performing at Rockwood Music Hall on 4/27 Follow them on Instagram and Twitter: @stoplightobs http://www.stoplightobservations.com/ PopRocks explores the artists, bands, and songs of today’s biggest hits in pop, rock, dance, and hip hop. Tune in live every Tuesday at 7PM (ET) on Radio Free Brooklyn. radiofreebrooklyn.com/poprocks Listen →

  • Episode 22 - Boy Willows
    by PopRocks on April 22, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    Los Angeles based artist Boy Willows joins us in the studio to talk about his upcoming concerts for SoFarSounds and Rockwood Music Hall. We listen to some of his previously released tracks, and he performs two brand new songs live! Boy Willows will be releasing his EP in early June. Follow him on Instagram and Twitter: @boywillowsmusic James Blake ft Bon Iver - I Need a Forest Fire Boy Willows - Flawlessa Boy Willows - I'm Good José González - Open Book Boy Willows - Autumn Gray Still Woozy - Goodie Bag ROLE MODEL - girl in new york Mk.Gee - I Know How You Get with special performances of Boy Willows' songs "Lunette" and "Shallow Hot Springs" PopRocks explores the artists, bands, and songs of today’s biggest hits in pop, rock, dance, and hip hop. Tune in live every Tuesday at 7PM (ET) on Radio Free Brooklyn. radiofreebrooklyn.com/poprocks Listen →

  • Episode 21 - Emo Night Brooklyn
    by PopRocks on April 15, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    Today we are hanging with Ethan and Alex from Emo Night Brooklyn! We talk about how they formed ENB, which started from a small party in Williamsburg and turned into traveling the world playing some of the greatest emo tracks to sold out shows. We talk about some of their guest DJ's, and some of their all-time favorite emo bands. We played a game of This or That: Emo Album edition. They also played a game of Kill Off A Song, where Ethan and Alex had to kill off one song from an artist. We also listened to some classic emo hits, including songs by: New Found Glory, My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, Taking Back Sunday, and more! Check out emonightbk.com to see when Emo Night Brooklyn will be in your city! Twitter and Instagram: @EmoNight_BK Listen →

  • Episode 20 - Nashville
    by PopRocks on April 8, 2018 at 10:15 pm

    On this episode, we listen to rock music based out of Nashville. Co-Hosted by Edward Gallegos, We talk about our last Nashville trip, some of our favorite experiences there, and the music. There is also an interview with Nashville resident and friend Sarah Funke, as she tells us about her favorite restaurants, coffee shops, and venues for live music. We also play a game of This or That with country singers and bands. Listen →

  • Episode 19 - EXNATIONS
    by PopRocks on April 1, 2018 at 11:00 am

    On this episode, we speak to Taylor Hughes from the indie pop band EXNATIONS. We talk about their recent release, "Can't Get Hurt" and listened to their song "Never About the Money." We talk about some of their musical inspirations, their unique recording process, and even about the evolution of millennials! If you like Bleachers, WALK THE MOON, The Wombats, Passion Pit... you'll want to check out EXNATIONS! exnations.com Twitter: @EXNATIONSBAND Instagram: @exnations Listen →

  • Episode 18 - Winter Mix
    by PopRocks on March 26, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    On this episode, we celebrate the end of the snow by listening to songs that remind us of winter. Music by M83, Ellie Goulding, Coldplay, The Postal Service, Kanye West, Bon Iver, and more. Listen →

  • Episode 17 - March 13, 2018
    by PopRocks on March 22, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    On this episode, we listen to music by Fifth Harmony, Dua Lipa, SZA, Maggie Rogers, James Bay and more! Listen →

  • Episode 16 - Women's Empowerment
    by PopRocks on March 20, 2018 at 3:21 pm

    Tonight's episode is in honor of women for International Women's Day, which is celebrated on March 8. This episode includes female anthems by Beyonce, Cyndi Lauper, Aretha Franklin, Alicia Keys, and more. Listen →

  • Episode 15 - Acoustic Sunset
    by PopRocks on March 7, 2018 at 3:54 pm

    On this Acoustic Sunset episode, we listen to acoustic sessions from some of today's biggest artists including John Mayer, Justin Bieber, Troye Sivan, Amy Winehouse, and more. We also have some covers by Ed Sheeran, Miley Cyrus, Harry Styles, and more artists. Listen →

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