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by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted Apr 25 2016 11:37AM

99Rock:  15 Greatest Punk Bands of All Time



In this Loud List, we’re counting down our picks for the 15 Greatest Punk Bands of all time!

Along with metal, punk rock is arguably the most important subgenre of music to come out of the ‘70s. The decade was incredibly rich with the raw style thanks to the Stooges kicking off the proto-punk wave with their self-titled album in 1969. 

As the ‘70s came around, the classics Fun House and Raw Power were unleashed, greatly influencing perhaps the first pure punk band, the Ramones.

Though punk remained fairly underground in the U.S., music from the Ramones, the Sex Pistols and the Clash illuminated mainstream culture overseas, most notably in England. Along with the Pistols and Clash, a unique British act called the Buzzcocks would put their spin on punk.

The ‘80s is all about hardcore. A heavily American phenomenon, hardcore punk reached its peak in the ‘80s thanks to Washington D.C. virtuosos like the Bad Brains and Minor Threat. On the other side of the country, the Dead Kennedys, Black Flag and the Descendents pioneered the fastest style of aggressive punk.

Even ‘90s and 21st century acts have kept punk alive. Few bands were more influential on the new generation of punk than Green Day during the band’s early years, while Rancid seemingly resurrected gritty punk in the mainstream.

 


Check out our picks for the 15 Greatest Punk Bands in the video Loud List above!


Read More: 15 Greatest Punk Bands of All Time | Story courtesy Loudwire
by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted Apr 23 2016 11:56AM

99Rock:  10 Awful Songs by 10 Amazing Bands



These 10 bands are some of the greatest in music history, but even they’ve written a dud here and there. It’s our Loud List of 10 Awful Songs by 10 Amazing Bands.

Any act worth a damn is going to experiment. Even the Beatles experimented quite a bit, and had a few misses in their otherwise stellar discography No matter how phenomenal the talent, a song can become a masterpiece or a clunker.

The world was abuzz in 2003 when Metallica announced St. Anger, the iconic thrash band’s first album in six years. Unfortunately, it wasn’t exactly what longtime fan were expecting. There was a massive lack of guitar solos, poor production standards and a snare sound that’s now become legendary for all the wrong reasons. Despite solid record sales, the test of time hasn’t been kind to St. Anger or its title track.

Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple probably embody the spirit of diverse hard rock more than any other act, but they’ve taken some left turns in the past. To many, the antithesis of rock is country music. Both Zeppelin and Purple have taken dives in that direction with “Hot Dog” and “Anyone’s Daughter,” respectively, which caused many fans to turn up their noses.


 


Check out these tracks and many more in the Loud List above!


Read More: 10 Awful Songs by 10 Amazing Bands | Story courtesy Loudwire.
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by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted Apr 22 2016 12:05PM

99Rock:  10 Unforgettable Prince Moments



April 21, 2016, is a tragic day for music. At the age of 57, legendary singer and guitarist Prince passed away. In remembrance of the man in purple and suede, here are 10 Unforgettable Prince Moments.

As a guitarist, Prince was extremely underrated in terms of public perception. In this compilation, you’ll see Prince’s masterful shredding abilities and his unique gift for soul. Along with his own works like “Purple Rain,” Prince ripped his guitar for an incredible star-studded performance of George Harrison’s “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” shortly after the Beatles legend died. We also added some footage of Prince jamming “Superstition” with Stevie Wonder.

Prince rarely made media appearances, but when he did, they were always memorable. In his later years, Prince became a devout Jehovah’s Witness. He spoke about his faith multiple times in television interviews, but behind the stoic and soft-spoken musician there was also a fun side. He briefly showed that side of himself on The Arsenio Hall Show, where he helped a fan break up with his girlfriend.

We finish this tribute video with Prince’s breathtaking live rendition of Radiohead’s “Creep” from Coachella 2008. Prince put his own energy into the classic indie gem, injecting crushing emotion into this version.



 


Check out 10 Unforgettable Prince Moments in the Loud List above.


Read More: 10 Unforgettable Prince Moments | Story courtesy Loudwire
by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted Feb 24 2016 7:10AM

99Rock:  School Closings And Delays



Updated on Facebook.com/99Rock and Facebook.com/TheRockAndGoMorningShow

2/24/16 WEDNESDAY:  

School Delays for today as of 7:10am...(Next update coming up)

 

#‎BREAKING‬: School Cancellations as of 7:10am:

New Hampshire Cheshire Alstead Primary School Closed
New Hampshire Cheshire Fall Mountain Regional High School Closed
New Hampshire Cheshire North Walpole School Closed
New Hampshire Cheshire Sarah Porter School Closed
New Hampshire Cheshire Vilas School Closed
New Hampshire Cheshire Walpole Elementary School Closed
New Hampshire Cheshire Walpole Primary School Closed

New Hampshire Grafton Canaan (NH) Elementary School Closed
New Hampshire Grafton Enfield Elementary School Closed
New Hampshire Grafton Indian River School Closed
New Hampshire Grafton Lebanon NH Schools Closed
New Hampshire Grafton Mascoma Valley Regional High School Closed
New Hampshire Grafton Montessori Discovery School Closed
New Hampshire Grafton Plymouth State University Closed

New Hampshire Sullivan Acworth School Closed
New Hampshire Sullivan Charlestown Middle School Closed
New Hampshire Sullivan Charlestown Primary School Closed
New Hampshire Sullivan Goshen-Lempster Cooperative School Closed
New Hampshire Sullivan Grantham Village School Closed
New Hampshire Sullivan North Charlestown Community School Closed
New Hampshire Sullivan Plainfield Elementary School Closed
New Hampshire Sullivan River Valley Community College Delayed one hour

Vermont Orange Orange County Parent Child Ctr. Closed

Vermont Windham Bellows Falls Middle School Closed
Vermont Windham Bellows Falls Union High School Closed
Vermont Windham Central Elementary School Closed
Vermont Windham Flood Brook Union School Delayed two hours
Vermont Windham Grafton Elementary School Closed
Vermont Windham Halifax School Closed
Vermont Windham Readsboro Elementary School Closed
Vermont Windham Saxtons River Elementary School Closed
Vermont Windham The Grammar School Closed
Vermont Windham The Inspire School Closed
Vermont Windham Twin Valley Elementary School Closed
Vermont Windham Twin Valley Middle/High School Closed
Vermont Windham Westminster Center School Closed
Vermont Windham Westminster West School Closed
Vermont Windham Windham N. E. Early Ed. Center Closed

Vermont Windsor Hartford School District Delayed two hours
Vermont Windsor Mid Vermont Christian School Closed
Vermont Windsor The Family Place Delayed two hours
Vermont Windsor Upper Valley Waldorf School Delayed two hours
Vermont Windsor Vermont Adult Learning Hartford Delayed two hours

by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted Feb 16 2016 7:15AM

99Rock:  School Closings And Delays



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2/16/16 TUESDAY:  

School Delays for today as of 7:15am...(Next update coming up)

New Hampshire Grafton Bath School Closed
New Hampshire Grafton Daisey Bronson Middle School Delayed two hours
New Hampshire Grafton Haverhill MS Closed
New Hampshire Grafton Hugh G. Gallen Voc. Center Delayed two hours
New Hampshire Grafton Littleton High School Delayed two hours
New Hampshire Grafton Mildred C. LaKeway Elementary Delayed two hours
New Hampshire Grafton Monroe Consolidated School Delayed two hours
New Hampshire Grafton North Country Charter Academy Lancaster AM Closed
New Hampshire Grafton North Country Charter Academy Littleton AM Closed
New Hampshire Grafton Piermont School Closed
New Hampshire Grafton Plymouth State University Closed
New Hampshire Grafton Warren (NH) School Closed
New Hampshire Grafton Woodsville Elementary School Closed
New Hampshire Grafton Woodsville High School Closed

New Hampshire Sullivan Croydon School District Closed
New Hampshire Sullivan Claremont School District Delayed Two hours
New Hampshire Sullivan Newport (NH) School District Closed

Vermont Orange Blue Mountain Union School Closed
Vermont Orange Bradford Elementary Closed
Vermont Orange Braintree Elementary School Closed
Vermont Orange Brookfield Elementary School Closed
Vermont Orange Brookhaven Treatment and Learning Center Closed
Vermont Orange Chelsea Public School Closed
Vermont Orange Connecticut River Academy Closed
Vermont Orange East Valley Academy Closed
Vermont Orange Newbury Elementary School Closed
Vermont Orange Orange Center School Closed
Vermont Orange Orange County Parent Child Ctr. Closed
Vermont Orange Orange Southwest Supervisory Union Closed
Vermont Orange Oxbow High School Closed
Vermont Orange Randolph Community Preschool Closed
Vermont Orange Randolph Early Ed. Closed
Vermont Orange Randolph Elementary Closed
Vermont Orange Randolph Tech Career Center Closed
Vermont Orange Randolph Union HS Closed
Vermont Orange Rivendell Academy Closed
Vermont Orange River Bend Career & Technical Center Closed
Vermont Orange Samuel Morey Elementary Closed
Vermont Orange The Newton School Closed
Vermont Orange Thetford Academy Closed
Vermont Orange Thetford Elementary School Closed
Vermont Orange Tunbridge Central School Closed
Vermont Orange Valley Cooperative Preschool Closed
Vermont Orange Waits River Valley School Closed
Vermont Orange Washington Village School Closed
Vermont Orange Watch Them Grow Bradford Delayed two hours
Vermont Orange Watch Them Grow Newbury Delayed two hours
Vermont Orange Westshire Elementary Closed
Vermont Orange Williamstown Elementary School Closed
Vermont Orange Williamstown High School Closed

Vermont Windsor Bethel Elementary Delayed two hours
Vermont Windsor Magic Mountain Children's Center Closed
Vermont Windsor Pine St. Preschool Child Care Closed
Vermont Windsor Pine Street Preschool Closed
Vermont Windsor Rochester School Closed
Vermont Windsor Sharon Elementary School Closed
Vermont Windsor South Royalton Elem./High School Closed
Vermont Windsor Stockbridge Central School Closed
Vermont Windsor The Sharon Academy High School Closed
Vermont Windsor The Sharon Academy MIddle School Closed
Vermont Windsor Vermont Adult Learning Springfield Closed
Vermont Windsor Vermont Law School Delayed 90 Minutes
Vermont Windsor Whitcomb Jr./Sr. High School Delayed two hours

by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted Feb 9 2016 6:00AM

99Rock:  School Closings And Delays



Updated on Facebook.com/99Rock and Facebook.com/TheRockAndGoMorningShow

2/9/16 TUESDAY:  

School Delays for today as of 6am...(Next update coming up)

School Delays and cancellations as of 6am:


Just a couple delays, and one closing this morning! We will update if we get any more!  
-Chris Garrett


Acworth School
Alstead Primary School
Charlestown Middle and Primary Schools
Fall Mountain Regional High School
Goshen-Lempster Cooperative School
North Charlestown Community School
North Walpole School
Sarah Porter School
Vilas School
Walpole Elementary and Primary Schools-All delayed 2 hours.
by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted Jan 11 2016 5:54AM
#BREAKING:  David Bowie has died at age 69, according to his official Facebook page and The Hollywood Reporter.

The cause of death given was cancer, following an 18-month battle. His 25th studio album, Blackstar, was released just three days ago, on the singer’s 69th birthday. Bowie’s official Facebook page says:


January 10 2016 - David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer. While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief.


"That great gig in the sky keeps getting better and better."   
‪#‎RIP David Bowie.  -Chris Garrett



Related.  99Rock Alums on David Bowie:  
Priscilla Huff (class of 1991)  Eric Wellman (class of 1991).

11th January - the American legacy of David Bowie

 
The artistic legacy of David Bowie is being celebrated around the world, from his music to his acting.
 
The the multi-talented musician actor died at age 69 from cancer, shortly after releasing his latest album, Blackstar.
 
Our U.S. correspondent Priscilla Huff '91 spoke with Eric Wellman '91, the program director of Q104.3 FM, New York City's classic rock station.
 
IN: "On your tweet...
OUT: ...tremendous experience."
DUR: 4:00
 

Courtesy: Feature Story News Monday January 11th, 2016



by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted Oct 29 2015 9:45PM
99Rock WFRD-FM picks up 4 first place wins at this year's ceremony in Concord NH!!


Once again, hard work pays off. Thank you Rockaholics for keeping it locked and congratulations team 99Rock for all you do every second of every day to make one of the greatest radio stations in New Hampshire broadcast history and beyond!! 
2015
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by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted Oct 20 2015 6:39PM
In the Studio with Presidential Candidate Governor George Pataki..


Speaks with Dartmouth Broadcasting's Dartmouth Election Network and Valley Voices correspondent Natasha Maldi '16 in studio 308 about his time as Governor of New York, welfare, healthcare, environmental protection, international development, and much more.



 
 


*video credit - Alexander Moushey '16
 
by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted Sep 1 2015 3:19PM
Battle of the Brews is back!!


Over 30 breweries are set, live entertainment, food and prizes for Saturday September 19th at Visitor's Center Green in Claremont NH!  

Keep It Locked to WIN big this week with the Rock Station, 99Rock WFRD!!
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