My latest song on repeat , “Shine,” courtesy of English singer-songwriter Benjamin Francis Leftwich off his debut album Last Smoke Before The Snowstorm which was released over the summer.
Pretty excited that today marked the release of Room To Run, the debut album from States. Definitely looking forward to giving the record a few spins over the next days but so far totally digging Mindy White’s vocals and the track “As Good As It Gets.” The rock outfit is sort of a hybrid of two bands consisting of White (formerly of the band Lydia) and three members from the band, Copeland.
States – “As Good As It Gets”
Recently I had the chance to catch up with Mark Pontius of Foster The People to preview their October 20 concert at The Cosmopolitan. Take a look below or click HERE to read the interview as it appeared in the October 13 issue of Vegas SEVEN.
Prior to the concert check back at DoYouHearTheMusic.com for my full interview with Pontius.
It was another music filled weekend in Las Vegas and I had the chance to catch shows at three of my favorite venues in town. First up was Young The Giant at The Joint where the Cali kids rocked it and sounded fantastic during their 40 minute set. Opening for Incubus put them in front of a great crowd and I’d say garnered them a heap of new fans.
Next up was ditching Incubus to race up the road to The Cosmopolitan to catch the Smashing Pumpkins, a band I had never seen live until Saturday night. They sounded good but it was all new material so not hearing the hits I had grown up listening to was a disappointment but good friends and hanging out made the evening complete.
However last night was the highlight of my weekend as I ventured over the Pearl at Palms to catch the main man, Lupe Fiasco. The Chicago MC tore through his catalog of hits including: “Words Out Of My Head,” “Show Goes On,” “All Black Everything,” “I Gotcha,” “Kick, Push,” “Go Go Gadget Flow,” “Superstar,” “Daydreammin’, “Hip-Hop Saved My Life” and a whole lot more. The only disappointment on my end was not hearing “Paris, Tokyo,” my favorite Lupe jam. Also Ashanti Floyd, his violinist was off the hook and really left his mark not just on me but the entire crowd.
First two Young The Giant photos by Scott Harrison of Retna, Smashing Pumpkins photos by Erik Kabik of Retna (@Erik_Kabik on Twitter).
If you follow the blog you know I am a huge fan of GROUPLOVE and I wanted to share the official video for “Lovely Cup” which is my favorite song off Never Trust A Happy Song. Love that the video showcases the band during an array of gigs to capture the energy and excitment they bring to each and every show.
Awww yeah, looking forward to an exciting night ahead as Furthur rolls into town for what will be a fun filled evening of music at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel. After jamming Red Rocks in Colorado for three nights last week, we shall soon see what the fellas have up their sleeves for tonight’s shindig. It has been a little over a year since Furthur last graced the stage at The Joint and if it’s anything like that show, tonight should be another special one. Curtain goes up at 8 p.m.