Archive | July, 2011

Countdown to Lollapalooza: 5 Days – Boy & Bear

31 Jul

Sunday, Aug. 7 – BMI Stage, 5:00 p.m.

Boy & Bear, I can’t get enough of this band.  Beyond stoked to see the kids from Down Under bring it in front of a huge crowd in Chicago.  I wrote about them a couple weeks ago and featured their single “Feeding Line” off their upcoming debut album Moon Fire which get this, drops August 5 (August 9 in the states) when Lollapalooza begins.  How’s that for a way to celebrate!




Countdown to Lollapalooza: 6 Days – Two Door Cinema Club

30 Jul

Friday, Aug. 5, Sony Stage, 5:00 p.m.

Another band I’ve been dying to see live, Two Door Cinema Club.  I love their indie-pop/electro/rock combination.  From their thieving guitar sound and Alex Trimble’s vocals, you just have to say to yourself, ‘wow.’

Not that this should be what you base it on but TDCC are part of the incredible growing line-up on Glassnote Records (Phoenix, Mumford & Sons, GIVERS, Temper Trap, etc.), not bad company for the Irish Trio to be associated with.


Countdown to Lollapalooza: 7 Days – Walk The Moon

29 Jul

Saturday, Aug. 6, Music Unlimited Stage, 12:45 p.m.

This is one show you’ll want to get to the festival early for.  Hands down one of the top performances at Bonnaroo earlier this summer, Walk The Moon, put on an energetic, electric set from start to finish. Riding high on the release of i want! i want! and the lead single “Anna Sun,” the quartet from Ohio are primed and ready to break it big.

And get the face paint ready (you’ll figure it out!).

Revisited: G. Love & Special Sauce (Vegas SEVEN – July 28 Issue)

29 Jul

Check it out, I had the opportunity to review G. Love & Special Sauce last week at the Silverton.  My review appears in the July28 issue of Vegas SEVEN. Hope you enjoy it!

Countdown to Lollapalooza: 8 Days – The Joy Formidable

28 Jul

Sunday, Aug. 7, Bud Light Stage, 1:00 p.m.

Another rising act in the States that I’m excited to see, The Joy Formidable. The Welsh trio tore up SXSW earlier this year and if all the hype I’ve heard surrounding their live shows is true, they should do the same at Lollapalooza.


Video: Pearl Jam Twenty – Documentary Trailer

27 Jul

Check it out, the trailer for Cameron Crowe’s Pearl Jam Twenty documentary. More words and details from Paste Magazine HERE.

Countdown to Lollapalooza: 9 Days – Portugal. The Man

27 Jul

Now that we are single digit days away from the 20th Anniversary of Lollapalooza I’m going to highlight some artists I’m excited to see and try to keep it different from artists who were on the Bonnaroo countdown but that may be a little too hard with a few of them.

Here’s “Got It All (This Can’t Be Living Now)” by Portugal. The Man off the new record In the Mountain in the Cloud.

Music Monday: Brett Dennen – “Comeback Kid (That’s My Dog)” Official Video

25 Jul

Music Monday and what better than Brett Dennen’s new video for “Comeback Kid (That’s My Dog)” shot at the home of his favorite baseball team, the Oakland A’s as well as from shows on tour this summer!

Want to know more about Dennen’s love for the A’s and why it was shot at Oakland Coliseum?  Click HERE and read my friend Alyssa’s piece on Page 2. And if you don’t have Dennen’s new album Loverboy, go get it now!


“Comeback Kid (That’s My Dog)” Official Music Video from Brett Dennen on Vimeo.

New Music: Red Hot Chili Peppers – “The Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie”

23 Jul

I don’t know about anyone else but I can’t wait for I’m With You to be released in August. Here’s a little of what we can look forward to.

New Music: “Otis” – Jay-Z and Kanye West

22 Jul

Almost time for Watch The Throne to drop.  Have you heard “Otis” yet? Love the Otis Redding sample and what else can you say about J and Yeezy, royalty indeed.