After a couple months of anticipation I am excited that Brett Dennen rolls into Las Vegas tonight and takes the stage over at the Silverton. I’ve seen Brett Dennen perform a handful of times but never as the headliner so definitely interested to see how he stretches the set from the usual opener time of 45 minutes. Currently in support of his new disc Loverboy, a disc that I am addicted to, Dennen should run the gamut and blend a nice mix of old with the new . It should be a great show and tickets are only $15 which means any music lover would be foolish to miss this. An added bonus, DAWES is opening.
It took a week but I was finally able to put my Bonnaroo 2011 photos into a video slide show. Everything is in sequential order from the moment we arrived until the final show. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to capture every band I saw but hope you enjoy what I did capture. Can’t wait until Bonnaroo 2012. Let the countdown begin.
A band I recently started listening to and also had the opportunity to see live at Bonnaroo was The Apache Relay. The roots-rock quartet hailing from Nashville, Tennessee is a band everyone needs to check out, especially if you are a fan of The Avett Brothers, John Butler Trio and The Boss, Bruce Springsteen. On their latest record, American Nomad, the band’s energetic grooves and vocals of Michael Ford Jr. come together to unleash a sound that is contagious from start to finish; bouncing between soft, melodic sing-alongs and upbeat jams. I will also say that while I dig the disc, seeing them live is where it’s at.
And one more reason to love and listen to The Apache Relay, they have already been on the road with one of my favorite artists, G. Love.
The Head and The Heart are one of the bands I am most excited to check out next month at Bonnaroo. After selling more than 10,000 copies of their self titled debut album by word of mouth alone (we’re talking self burned copies), the disc was re-mastered and released last month. Hailing from Seattle and having already opened for DMB, Vampire Weekend and The Decemberists, The Head and The Heart are definitely one of the rising bands that are sure to strike it BIG very soon.
Sunday 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – The Other Tent