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Sonic Drive-In Battle of the Bands

X96 presents the Sonic Drive-In Summer Concert Series. This is a battle of the bands type event, with a Live & Local type feel. Sonic Drive-In wants to put your band on the Vans Warped Tour. Enter your Band by July 11th for your chance to compete in the Sonic Drive In battle of the bands summer concert tour. Submit…

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Pepsi Ride Scooter Giveaway

Enter to Win 1 of 3 Honda Metropolitan Scooters from Pepsi and Monarch Honda valued at $2000 each Smart. Practical. Stylish. Looking for the smartest way ever to get around town? Then check out the Honda Metropolitan. This sleek little two-wheeler combines super-cool style, brilliant fuel economy and unmatched practicality and wraps it all up in a sharp package that…

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Celebrity News – Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Ben Affleck And Jennifer Garner Split After 10 Years Of Marriage Hollywood golden couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have called it quits after 10 years of marriage, TMZ reports. Read Story Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner Tell People They’re Getting Divorced The actors Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announced today, one day after their 10-year wedding anniversary, that they…

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Boner Candidates for Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Boner Candidate #1 I WAS LEBRON JAMES BEFORE LEBRON JAMES Image by Jeff Kern Let’s not get it twisted: There’s only one LeBron James. He’s the only player who can single-handedly carry his team to the brink of a championship, travel a whole bunch and get away with it and receive comparisons to Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan — an…

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Modest Mouse Goes To Garbage Westeros in New Vid

I am a huge fan of the new Modest Mouse album, “Strangers to Ourselves.” Hands down the most memorable song is “The Ground Walks, With Time in a Box.” It’s a barn burner and the video follows suit. It’s something akin to “Labyrinth” dropped into Westeros’ garbage dump. Try not to trip to hard on this video, buddy.

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Oregon Legalizes It

As of today it’s now legal to use marijuana recreationally in Oregon. They join Washington, Alaska, Colorado and D.C…5 out of 50 ain’t bad, right? Residents can possess 8 ounces and grown four plants, which must be out of sight, without having to worry about the Oregon fuzz kicking their door in. The feds, well, that’s another story. Oregon residents voted 56%…

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13 Or So Songs Oregon is Listening to Today

As you may have read, Oregon legalized recreation marijuana today. We couldn’t help ourselves but to call our buddy, Cal, who lives in Portland and as what everyone is listening to as they celebrate…and they are not all what you may think they are. Here is what he came back at us with: 1. Sublime “Smoke Two Joints” 2. 311…

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Geek News on the Radio July 02 2015 Michael Keaton and JK Simmons have exited Legendary Pictures’ Kong: Skull Island.

Michael Keaton And JK Simmons Exit Legendary’s ‘Kong: Skull Island’ Michael Keaton and JK Simmons have exited Legendary Pictures’ Kong: Skull Island. Read Story James Gunn Talks About Ant-Man Ant-Man may just be my favorite Marvel film since Jon Favreau’s Iron Man (well, maybe excluding one film to which I’m partial). Read Story Terminator Genisys director had ‘unpleasant’ talks over trailer…

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Celebrity News – Thursday, July 2, 2015

MILEY CYRUS MAKIN’ OUT With Hot New Chick Miley Cyrus has bagged herself a Victoria’s Secret model … and during a break from filming a new music video Tuesday night in Los Angeles … they locked up in a heavy make-out session. Read Story Taryn Manning’s stalker thrown in jail again The obsessed woman who has been relentlessly harassing “Orange is the…

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Boner Candidates for Wednesday, July 2, 2015

Boner Candidate #1: SOMEBODY’S DOING THE RAPING Speaking to America’s other self-appointed rape expert named Don on Wednesday, Donald Trump doubled down on his assertion that immigrants from Mexico are mostly rapists, citing an irrelevant article before confidently declaring, “Somebody’s doing the raping.” Read Story Boner Candidate #2: NO GAYS ALLOWED An East Tennessee hardware store owner decided to express…

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Movies With Opening This Friday – July 03, 2015

Terminator Genisys (PG-13) 119. Min James Cameron’s sci-fi classic gets rebooted in this Paramount production designed as the first installment in a new trilogy. Director: Alan Taylor Starring: Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, Jai Courtney, Arnold Schwarzenegger Magic Mike XXL (R) 115 Min. Picking up the story three years after Mike bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game, “Magic Mike XXL”…

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Live and Local Spotlight: Folk Hogan

(Note: Refresh if you can’t see all 5 videos) The X96 Live and Local Spotlight band for July 2015 is Folk Hogan. If first saw this band by accident. A few years ago I was on my weekly billiards outing at X-Wive’s Place when the usual sound of cigarette smoking, hipster shrugging and cornhole bean bags landing on pavement was…

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X96 Shuffle Weekend!

  We’re celebrating our independence by pressing the X96 Shuffle Button! What does that mean to you? Well, we like to think that we’re providing a kick-ass soundtrack for your July 4th festivities. You’ll hear everything from Talking Heads, U2, The Cure, Depeche Mode, and REM to Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Alice in Chains, to The Used, Muse, and whatever…

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Win! See Marvel’s Ant-Man Before Anyone Else

X96 is hooking you up with passes to the Advanced, 3-D, IMAX screening of Marvel’s “Ant-Man” starring Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas and more. The screening will be at the Megaplex in Valley Fair Mall on July 13th at 7:30p. Enter to win your passes below.

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I Survived Cannibal!

(Photo courtesy of @VerticalBlog) I’ve been waiting for over a year for the opening of Lagoon’s Cannibal. Last week, they started running it and I got there as soon as I could. Lagoon says it is currently a limited opening and there may be delays as maintenance and adjustments are being made to their huge new $20 million ride. In…

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Real Monarchs Ticket Deal for X96 Fans

Come out and enjoy a night of soccer at Rio Tinto Stadium this Saturday, July 11th at 7 PM! We have a special deal for X96 fans: $7 tickets! Saturday’s match will welcome back former RSL assistant coach Paul Dalglish and the rest of Austin Aztex as they come to Salt Lake for the first time. During the match you…

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Dave Grohl rocks from his throne! (with video!)

It sucks that all my favorite bands are getting older.  It sucks even worse that they keep breaking bones to remind me.  In the past 12 months we’ve seen Chester Bennington break his ankle, Bono broke his arm, and Scott Weiland is just plain broken.  But Foo Fighters honcho Dave Grohl isn’t letting his broken leg stop him from rocking his ass off…

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Win Tickets to the 6th Annual Reggae Rise Up

X96 welcomes the 6th Annual Reggae Rise Up Music Festival to the USANA Amphitheatre on Saturday August 29th featuring Snoop Dogg with special guests Atmosphere and many more artists to be announced soon! As they aim to spread the love and positive vibes that the festival brings, Reggae Rise Up is opening the festival to other genres of music for…

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Scott Aukerman interviewed by Richie T

Scott Aukerman is a chap from Los Angeles.  He got his start as a writer and performer on the HBO cult classic Mr. Show with Bob and David, for which he was Emmy-nominated.  He is the host of Comedy Bang Bang: The Podcast, which has been downloaded over ten million times, and has been called “one of the ten best comedy…

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