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Nicole Alvarez

An Open Letter to 2016

Although you tried 2016, you did not break us.


Watch The Lumineers Perform “Angela” + Discuss New Album ‘Cleopatra’

Watch The Lumineers perform their new song “Angela” from their show in the Red Bull Sound Space at KROQ, plus KROQ’s Nicole Alvarez talks to the band about their album ‘Cleopatra.’


Foo Fighters Perform Show In Italy In Response To 1,000 Musician Viral Video

Tonight the Foo Fighters played the small town of Cesena, Italy, honoring their commitment and making good on their word.


Win Tickets To Incubus & Deftones At Irvine Meadows + A Signed Incubus Guitar

Listen to KROQ Friday night for your LAST CHANCE to score tickets to see Incubus and Deftones at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre Saturday night, plus score a guitar signed by Incubus!


Furious 5 @ 9, March 16, 2015: “Crystals” — Of Monsters And Men

Prize: A pair of 3 day passes to Musink, March 20th-22nd at The OC Fair and Events Center in Costa Mesa. Tickets available now. Tonight’s Furious 5 at 9: 5. Alabama Shakes — “Don’t Wanna Fight” […]


Furious 5 @ 9 – February 17, 2015 – “What Kind Of Man” – Florence + The Machine

This week get on board KROQ’s World Tour 2015 – Destination #5: Fall Out Boy in Tokyo. Listen for the #1 song to play each night and win your way in to the Hollywood Bowl […]


Nicole Alvarez Calls Into Kevin & Bean From The 2014 Winter Olympics In Sochi

Привет. That might look like gibberish to the average reader, but that’s an informal hello in Russian, which KROQ’s Nicole Alvarez taught Kevin and Bean this morning. Alvarez was calling in from the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia because her brother, Eddy Alvarez, is an Olympic speedskater for the US team.


Nicole Alvarez’s Brother Eddy Is Headed To The 2014 Olympics In Sochi

Nicole Alvarez is one incredibly lucky sister. Her brother Eddy will be competing in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, representing the U.S. in Short Track Speed Skating.


Nicole Alvarez’ Top 5 Favorite Weenie Roast Memories

I was thinking about my top 5 favorite Weenie Roasts of all time, or at least since I’ve been here, and although every single show has had its very own reason for being the best […]


Furious 5 @ 9 – April 23, 2013 – “Get Lucky” Daft Punk

All week long listen for your chance to see Depeche Mode at The Troubadour this Friday at a free KROQ show. Tonight’s Furios 5 at 9: 5. New Politics – “Harlem” 4.Depeche Mode – “Soothe […]


Alt-J Recall Being Insanely Nervous During First Live Gig

  Members of Britain’s Alt-J found time to stop by the KROQ Party House at Coachella for a stripped down performance and interview with Nicole Alvarez. During the post-performance interview, Alvarez asked them what they […]


Furious 5 @ 9 – April 2, 2013 – : “Up In The Air” 30 Seconds To Mars

All week we are hooking you up with tickets to see Depeche Mode in the first 5 rows. Tonight row 4 and tomorrow row 3. Good luck! Here is tonight’s Furious 5 at 9: 5. […]


Furious 5 @ 9 – February 20, 2013 – Imagine Dragons “Radioactive”

Only one day left to qualify to see the Red Hot Chili Peppers in Mexico City, Mexico. Kevin and Bean do the drawing Monday morning at 7:30am. You could win a trip for two to […]


Furious 5 @ 9 – February 12, 2013 – Fun “Carry On”

Not only did Fun make their mark at The Grammy’s over the weekend, but they are back to claim the top spot on the Furious 5 at 9 on KROQ. Listen tomorrow night for another […]


Furious 5 @ 9 For January 31 – Capital Cities “Safe And Sound”

Capital Cities beat out Depeche Mode for the #1 spot tonight. Check out the video for “Heaven” below. Here’s tonight’s Furious 5 @ 9. 5 – Muse “Panic Station” 4 – Family of the Year […]


Furious 5 @ 9 For January 30 – Depeche Mode “Heaven”

Today we premiered a brand new Depeche Mode song and I am assuming that Depeche Mode fans are a bit excited. “Heaven” came in at #1 on it’s first day on The World Famous KROQ. […]


Furious 5 @ 9 For January 29 – Capital Cities “Safe And Sound”

Your only homework is to have a kick ass weekend and then come Monday, we’ll have to see what we can muster up for you. Here’s tonight’s Furious 5 @ 9: 5. The Airborne Toxic […]


Furious 5 @ 9 For January 25 – Capital Cities “Safe And Sound”

Your only homework is to have a kick ass weekend and then come Monday, we’ll have to see what we can muster up for you. Here’s tonight’s Furious 5 @ 9: 5. Paramore- “Now” 4. […]


Furious 5 @ 9 For January 16 – Family Of The Year “Hero”

I just got over the worst cold/flu/virus/zombie sickness I have had in years. I mean I thought I was a goner for a minute. It is very nice to be back. This week on the […]


Furious 5 @ 9 For January 16 – Family Of The Year “Hero”

Well, well, well, it’s the little band that could! A huge congrats! to Family of the Year for making their mark on the Furious 5 at 9 this week. Here’s tonight’s Furious 5 @ 9: […]


Furious 5 @ 9 For January 14 – Family Of The Year “Hero”

Here’s tonight’s Furious 5 @ 9: 5. Capital Cities- “Safe and Sound” 4. Alabama Shakes – “Hold On” 3. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis- “Thrift Shop” 2. No Doubt – “Push and Shove” 1. Family of […]


Furious 5 @ 9 For January 10 – Atlas Genius “Trojans”

I’ll let you in on a little secret, every night,  during the Furious 5 at 9, we have secretly been putting people on standby to go see Linkin Park in Sydney, Australia. We haven’t been […]


Furious 5 @ 9 For January 8 – Alabama Shakes “Hold On”

I don’t think anyone who hears Alabama Shakes could ever NOT fall instantly in love with the sound they create. It’s a modern spin on a throwback style that just resonates from the soul. Alabama […]


Furious 5 @ 9 For January 3 – Alabama Shakes “Hold On”

Now THIS is how I like to start off a new year, with Alabama Shakes at #1. I have been a huge fan of Alabama Shakes for a long time and it pleases me greatly […]


Furious 5 @ 9 For December 27 – Atlas Genius “Trojans”

It’s starting to hit me hard that 2012 is almost over. I know that most people can’t wait to start a new year, but for all the ups and downs, 2012 was still very epic […]


Furious 5 @ 9 For December 26 – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis “Thrift Shop”

I hope all of you had a great Christmas. I just hate the fact that it’s over, or is it? Just because the date is gone, I feel like e have reserved the right to […]


Nicole Alvarez Visits Snoop Dogg, Sons Of Anarchy Cast: “This Was One Of The Most Surreal Days Of My Entire Life”

Nicole Alvarez tells us about her visit to see Snoop Dogg and the cast of Sons Of Anarchy at Snoop’s studio.


Furious 5 @ 9 For December 19 – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis “Thrift Shop”

We are less than 1 week away from Christmas and guess how much I have been able to get done? Go ahead, guess! Nothing. The overabundance of people out shopping is almost too much for […]


Furious 5 @ 9 For December 17 – Dropkick Murphys “The Season’s Upon Us”

I hope you are all having a pleasant holiday season with all the people you love the very most in this world. Here’s tonight’s Furious 5 @ 9: 5. Alabama Shakes –  “Hold On” 4. […]


Furious 5 @ 9 For December 11 – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis “Thrift Shop”

Christmas is right around the corner and since it is the season of giving, all week long for you on the Furious 5 at 9 we have not 1, but 2 great prizes! – A […]



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