Contest: Jonas Brothers Lifesize Poster of Their Album Cover


The Jonas brothers have an new album coming out on Tuesday and Hollywood Records has given us some amazing swag, that is if you are a JB fan.

We have 2 big foam mounted posters which are copies of the new album cover. They are exclusive promos direct from the record label and you can’t buy them in any store.

Send us an email to info (at) and tell us which Jonas Brother is your favorite and why! Include your address so we can send you the poster if you win. Winners will be chosen on 9-15.

The Book-The Rock Star Stories


So they say if you have written a book, you should blog about it before it comes out…’s our first attempt at telling you about our book.

Swept Away Tv began in 2000 with some very funny interviews and very humorous interviewers!    The one thing they all had in common was that they all loved music.  We had Nicole Shevloff and Michelle Nash, Travis Sheft, Zac Rich and Jeff Hendler just to name a few.   Over the years Kiersten Koppel and Kelly Blanco, Alison Sikes, Brittany Rich, Tommy Monger, Brittany Reeber and a host of others have been featured online and on air.  If I’ve left out your name, feel free to yell about it!!!

The Rock Star Stories  book is a compilation of interviews from our favorite bands:  bands like The Academy Is, Jack’s Mannequin, My Chemical Romance, New Found Glory, Against Me, The Rocket Summer, Rooney, Metro Station, The Starting Line, Eisley, The All American Rejects, Ace Enders, Cobra Starship, CKY, Gym Class Heroes, Dave Melillo and more. It should be out sometime next summer, about July 2009.
The book is being edited by Aaron Burgess (Alternative Press, Spin magazine and More.  Feel free to check his blog out here and you’ll be impressed because we were!!   The publisher of the book is Orange Avenue Publishing and Zest Books who published the book Indiegirl among others.  Their editorial intern staff help select the interviews and gave additional input into exactly what should be in the book.  We’re pretty confident it will be a winner.

Over the next school year, we’ll keep you up to date with what is happening with the book so you can share in the excitement.  Thanks for being a part of this.

One to check out!


Check out  singer/songwriter Jason Reeves, who was named one of Top Indie Singer-Songwriters of 2007 by iTunes, saying “Jason Reeves has one of those disarmingly soulful voices that makes you want to break down and cry or get married.” Jason was the No. 1 MySpace Folk artist (unsigned) for nine months and made him a fixture in the Top 5 Acoustic (unsigned) and Top 20 Overall (unsigned) categories.

He co-wrote 10 tracks on Colbie Caillat’s platinum-selling breakthrough album “Coco” including hits “Bubbly” and “Realize.” His music has also been featured on One Tree Hill and A Shot At Love With Tila Tequila. His album The Magnificent Adventures of Heartache (and Other Frightening Tales) will be released on Warner Bros. Records digitally on August 12, and in stores on September 9th.

Be an Intern This Fall-Mandatory meeting 8-27 at 7pm


So you want to film interviews, be on camera, edit, meet rock stars or work on the website? Any or all of these jobs are available to our Fall interns.

Mandatory meeting Wednesday evening August 27th at the new Boca Raton Library Conference Room

1501 NW Spanish River Road, Boca Raton 33431 near the back entrance to FAU.

For more info: email us at info (at) the rock Bring your school paperwork if you have any. Also check out for an idea of the kinds of stories you’ll be working on!

Empires Tour with Mark Rose


Mark Rose (formerly of Spitalfield) and Empires are heading out on an sponsored tour in just a few days. For each date of the tour, Mark will be giving away guest list spots to select lucky players. Contest details are located here. Tour Dates
8-07-08 – Aurora, IL @ Doug’s Rockhouse
8-08-08 – St Louis, MO @ The Bluebird
8-09-08 – Hammond, IN @ Studio 13
8-10-08 – Toledo, OH @ Frankies
8-11-08 – Dayton, OH @ Pearl Nightclub (18+)
8-12-08 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Garfield Artworks
8-13-08 – Altoona, PA @ Jaggard UMC
8-14-08 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fire
8-15-08 – Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s
8-16-08 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
8-17-08 – Amityville, NY @ Village Pub South
8-18-08 – Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop