This is what Brooklyn sounds like
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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  • 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. 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 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! 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 →

  • Episode 14 - Rihanna
    by PopRocks on February 28, 2018 at 5:25 pm

    Happy Birthday Rihanna! Today we celebrate Rihanna's birthday by listening to some of her songs including We Found Love, Umbrella, Pon de Replay, and more! We also listen to some of Rihanna's inspirations, including Mariah Carey, Madonna, Bob Marley, Grace Jones, Janet Jackson, Brandy, and more. Listen →

  • Episode 13 - Amanda K
    by PopRocks on February 28, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    On this episode, we have pop artist Amanda K in the studio to talk about her song "Summer Nights" and release the premiere of her new song, "If We Run." We talk about some of her music background and music inspirations, including Robyn, Lorde, Erik Hassle, and Lady Gaga. Instagram: @amandakongshaug Website: Listen →

  • Episode 12 - Super Bowl Halftime Show
    by PopRocks on February 13, 2018 at 9:55 pm

    Host Evan Bieber and fellow music enthusiast Tanzanite recap some of the best Super Bowl Halftime Shows of all time. Lady Gaga - Bad Romance Justin Timberlake ft Timbaland - SexyBack Michael Jackson - Black or White Diana Ross and The Supremes - You Can't Hurry Love Run DMC ft Aerosmith - Walk this Way Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation Prince - Let's Go Crazy Tom Petty - I Won't Back Down Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run Beyonce - Run the World (Girls) Justin Timberlake - Mirrors Listen →

  • Episode 11 - Bruno Mars / The Grammys
    by PopRocks on February 5, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    On the 60th Grammy Awards, Bruno Mars won 6 awards, including song of the year, record of the year, and album of the year for his album 24K Magic. On this episode, we listen to Bruno Mars and some of the musical artists that inspired him. Artists include: Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, Little Richard, James Brown, Prince, Jimi Hendrix, and New Edition. There is also an interview with music enthusiast, Tanzanite, about the Grammy Awards. We discuss our favorite performances of the evening, as well as all of the snubs of the night. Bruno Mars - 24K Magic Michael Jackson - Bad Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock Little Richard - Long Tall Sally (The Thing) James Brown - Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine Bruno Mars - Perm Michael Jackson - P.Y.T (Pretty Young Thing) Prince - Kiss Jimi Hendrix - All Along the Watchtower Bruno Mars - Treasure New Edition - Cool it Now Bruno Mars - Versace on the Floor Listen →

  • Episode 10 - IndiePopAlt
    by PopRocks on January 28, 2018 at 6:10 pm

    On this episode, we rock out to some indie/pop/alternative rock music. Bands include The Killers, Mumford and Sons, The 1975, and more! M83 - Midnight City The Killers - All These Things That I’ve Done The 1975 - The City Kings of Leon - Supersoaker Mumford and Sons - The Wolf Bleachers - Rollercoaster Florence and the Machine - Shake it Out Paramore - Grow Up Fall Out Boy - Church Panic! At the Disco - Hallelujah Imagine Dragons - I Don’t Know Why The Cure - Just Like Heaven Cold War Kids - First Modest Mouse - Lampshades on Fire My Jam - Fall Out Boy - Church Throwback - The Cure - Just Like Heaven Listen →

  • Episode 9 - New Music 2018
    by PopRocks on January 21, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    On today's episode, we listen to some new music released in the past few weeks! Artists include: Bruno Mars ft Cardi B, Camila Cabello, Justin Timberlake, Kendrick Lamar ft SZA, Troye Sivan, and more! Current jam: Lizzo - Good As Hell Throwback: The Cranberries - Linger Listen →

  • Episode 8 - David Bowie
    by PopRocks on January 14, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    Today we are honoring David Bowie's life and his legacy. We listen to some of David Bowie's biggest hits throughout the years, as well as covers and tributes by other artists. We also listen to other rock songs from the 70's and 80's. We also discuss how Bowie's music has inspired the music of today. Listen →

  • Episode 7 - January 2, 2018
    by PopRocks on January 7, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    Happy New Year! Today we are celebrating with a dance party. We are jamming out to Charli XCX, Taylor Swift, Fifth Harmony, SZA, and more! We also started two new segments: my current jam and a throwback song of the week. Listen →

  • Episode 6 - Christmas Special
    by PopRocks on December 30, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    Welcome to the PopRocks Christmas special! We play some of our favorite pop Christmas tunes, including Mariah Carey, Michael Buble, Justin Bieber, and more! We also have a very special guest. Happy holidays and happy new year! Listen →

  • Episode 5 - Favorite Albums of 2017
    by PopRocks on December 18, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    Check out some of my favorite albums of 2017! Including Lorde, SZA, Sam Smith, Bleachers, and more! Listen →

  • Episode 4 - December 5, 2017
    by PopRocks on December 12, 2017 at 3:05 pm

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  • Episode 3 - GRAMMY Nominations
    by PopRocks on December 4, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    Today we are listening to the artists nominated for the 2018 GRAMMY Awards! Listen to songs nominated for: Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best New Artist, and Best Pop Vocal Album. Listen →