Last weekend I had the opportunity to check out Moondog Matinee during Neon Reverb in Las Vegas and below is my review which appeared in the March 17-23 issue of Vegas SEVEN. While this may be short and sweet, let me preface by saying this was stepping into uncharted waters for me and now I can officially cross another item off the bucket list. Music is one of my favorite things in the world (obviously) and by starting to keep a blog about it I never actually thought it would lend itself to something like this coming from it. Check it out and let me know what you think.
This is by far one of the coolest music performances ever; last night on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Kenny Rogers performed “The Gambler” with The Roots! Click HERE to watch this amazing performance.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Jimmy Fallon is the best evening talk show around. With The Roots as his house band, the most magical music performances occur.
I love new music Tuesday and today is an extra special one as Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears drop their sophomore effort, Scandalous. I need to grab the disc and will report back with some thoughts but this should be another winner from the Austin group. Check out “So Scandalous” below. And if you’re at SXSW be sure to swing on through and see the guys live.
Last Saturday night was music mania. Besides being at music festivals I have never experienced so much live music in one night. The night started across the street from Luxor where The Ting Tings and Cee Lo went back and forth rocking out as part of the Red Bull Sound Clash event. Very cool concept and both acts ran the gamut on their hit songs as well as performing a handful of covers including The Clash’s “Should I Stay or Should I Go” and “Rock The Casbah.” What was definitely the highlight of the night was watching the entire crowd go ballistic when Cee Lo ended the show with “Fuck You.”
From Sound Clash the race was on to make it over to the Cosmopolitan for The Strokes concert. Thankfully they were 30 minutes late hitting the stage so I only missed the opener. Playing their first show to support the new album, Angles, they sounded solid and definitely had all rocking the entire show (you could seriously feel the floor shaking throughout). Being my first time seeing The Strokes live, they exceeded my expectations and put on one of those shows you’ll never forget.
Next up was racing downstairs to catch the last set of Foster the People over at Book & Stage. Seriously those who were able to catch at least one of the eight sets they played over their four day stint, consider yourself lucky. It was great to see how much fun the guys were having and exuding an energy that had the packed house appreciating what the next big thing were rocking out with. While their EP featuring only three songs “Pumped Up Kicks,” “Houdini,” and “Helena Beat” sounded absolutely magical and have netted them sold out shows on their current tour, I can’t wait for the debut album TORCHES to drop in May. Look up the song “Kids” and you’ll know what to look forward to from the band that’s about to become the darlings of SXSW and Coachella.
After Foster The People it was time to take a hard left and hit up Marquee and the end of Kaskade’s set to keep the night of music going.
Get off your couch, change your plans, don’t crawl into bed and get over to Book & Stage to see Foster The People at least one of the next three nights if not all three. Set times are 10 p.m. and midnight and we have FREE shows to see one of the fastest rising bands around. To let you know how lucky we in Las Vegas are, their current tour (Vegas is stop #2) is practically sold out already and includes dates at SXSW and Coachella.
The only disappointment will be you not showing up to see the show.
Let the games begin! A plethora of live music events this weekend in Vegas and leave it to Red Bull to pull off one of the best events, Sound Clash with this installment featuring The Ting Tings & Cee Lo going back and forth on Saturday, March 12. The events get underway tonight and run through the weekend; check the below for the full schedule.
I still must be living under a rock but have crawled out from under to see one of my favorite bands have reunited and are going out on tour again!! Summer 2011 of music is officially going to be amazing. Here we go…….