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Father’s Day Sounds Fantastic With Dads Who Rock

Dads Who Rock

What do Snoop Dogg, Johnny Cash, Fela Kuti, and Neil Young have in common? They’re some of the coolest fathers the music business has ever seen, and we love to pay tribute to them and other Dads Who Rock with our new Father’s Day playlist. Press play for a manly mix covering a ton of sonic territory ranging from rock and metal to rap and soul. Oh, and don’t forget to call dear ol’ pops this Sunday!

∞  June 13, 2013 — 1:00PM


Hear That? That’s The New Sound of Gay Pride

New Sound Of Gay Pride

June is here which means it’s Gay Pride Month! We’re celebrating love and equality for all by breaking out some festive tunes from queer-friendly artists and bands once again. This year’s edition of our annual New Sound of Gay Pride 2013 playlist has five hours of party tunes with strong beats and positive messages from artists such as Pet Shop Boys, Little Boots, Tegan and Sara, Robyn, and Disclosure.

We've got more fun playlists for Gay Pride Month every week but for now, familiarize yourself and fellow Pride pals with our New Sound of Gay Pride playlist.

∞  June 13, 2013 — 10:00AM


Hans Zimmer Scores the Soundtrack for Man of Steel

Man Of Steel

It took nothing less than a Superman of a composer to take on the music for the summer blockbuster Man of Steel. Luckily Hans Zimmer, who has scored more than 100 films including The Dark Knight and The Lion King and won big at the Academy Awards, Golden Globes and GRAMMYs, was up for the challenge. Listen to his heroic soundtrack below and get ready for Man of Steel, which flies into theaters on June 14.

∞  June 12, 2013 — 10:00AM


Have a Bonnaroo Listening Party on Rdio


Bonnaroo takes place this year on June 13-16 in Manchester, Tennessee, and we’ve got a fresh 2013 lineup playlist of music from artists expected to steal the show this year, like R. Kelly, Bjork, Wu-Tang Clan, Pretty Lights, and Wilco. Press play and hear some examples of how this acclaimed annual festival brings together diverse and talented artists in a grand celebration of the most important sonic genre: Good music!

∞  June 10, 2013 — 1:00PM


Free People Tailors the Sounds of Sasquatch to You

Sasquatch 2013

This year’s Sasquatch Festival takes place on Memorial Day Weekend at the picturesque Gorge in central Washington state and features acts such as Mumford & Sons, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, The xx, Vampire Weekend, and Imagine Dragons, just to name a very few. Our stylish friends at Free People have weaved together this Sasquatch Festival 2013 playlist of their favorite artists from this year’s lineup to get you ready to experience the event in person or simply in spirit. Thanks to them, Sasquatch starts... now!

∞  May 23, 2013 — 1:00PM


Mother’s Day Sounds Sweet With Our Dear Mama Playlist


Everyone from Ozzy to Kanye has expressed appreciation for their mother through music, and Dear Mama - A Musical Tribute explores a wide range of love. The playlist includes songs of acknowledgement and adoration for the near and dear mamas by such diverse voices as 2Pac, Dolly Parton, and Taylor Swift. Is your mom more into Danzig or Justin Bieber? Play her this set and let the lyrics speak for themselves.

∞  May 8, 2013 — 1:00PM


Celebrating Willie Nelson's 80th Birthday

Willie Nelson

The incomparable music star and activist Willie Nelson turns a glorious 80-years-old today. The occasion is marked by the recently released album, Let’s Face The Music And Dance recorded by Willie and the Family, his touring band (started with sister Bobbie in 1973) for the past 40 years.

Play this album of 20th century classics and standards of pop, rock, jazz, and country loud and light a birthday candle for the man who takes a licking and keeps on ticking.


Saddle Up For Country Music At Stagecoach


This year’s two consecutive weekends of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival just came to a triumphant close last Sunday. That means it’s time for Stagecoach, California’s premiere country music festival taking place on April 26-28 at the same location, Empire Polo Club in Indio, near Palm Springs.

The same majestic desert views and air — and perhaps some of the same beer — will greet a whole different audience of music lovers with a lineup that features artists such as Lady Antebellum, Toby Keith, Zac Brown Band, Dierks Bentley, and Hank Williams, Jr. Our Stagecoach 2013 playlist features these artists and even more talent slated to perform at the festival. Whether you’re headed out to brave the heat in person or just appreciate an occasion to celebrate a shining moment for country music, these songs can be your faithful companion.


Party With Free People’s Coachella Playlist

The annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is set to take Southern California (and, with the help of online streaming, the world) on two consecutive weekends, April 12-14 and April 19-21.

Our stylish friends at Free People are helping us to get ready for the hot event with this cool Coachella playlist. Whether you’re actually going to be on the polo fields or plan on enjoying Coachella through its YouTube channel (a pastime we like to call “Couchella”), press play to start feeling the spirit now with the help of artists like Grimes, The Stone Roses, The xx, Blur, New Order, and Grizzly Bear.

∞  April 11, 2013 — 10:00AM


Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan and Other Country Stars Vie for ACM


Hosted by country stars Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, The Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM) will take place this Sunday, April 7. Our Academy of Country Music Awards: The 2013 Nominees playlist gathers up highlights from the recently-announced group of hopefuls. The television broadcast on CBS will provide at least one can’t-miss highlight as the two handsome hosts go head-to-head for the honor of being crowned the Male Vocalist of the Year.

To decide for yourself who should emerge victorious and to hear more of this year’s nominees, just press play.

∞  April 4, 2013 — 10:00AM