Archive | September, 2011

News: 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees

28 Sep

Quite a list of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees up for induction in 2012.  Secretly I’m hoping for the Beastie Boys, RHCP, The Cure, Eric B &Rakim and seriously Donna Summer.  Plus how can Freddie King not be in already I’m mean:
 

The nominees are:

 

  • Beastie Boys
  • The Cure
  • Donovan
  • Eric B. & Rakim
  • Guns ‘N Roses
  • Heart
  • Joan Jett and The Blackhearts
  • Freddie King
  • Laura Nyro
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Rufus with Chaka Khan
  • The Small Faces/The Faces
  • The Spinners
  • Donna Summer
  • War

New Music: J Cole – Cole World:The Sideline Story

27 Sep

The loooooong awaited debut album by J Cole, Cole World: The Sideline Story has finally arrived.  Currently number one on iTunes, check out this article from the Wall Street Journal on the first artist signed to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation record label.  After an endless summer that saw the rising artist tour nonstop and introduce himself to new groups of fans at major festivals, today he can celebrate as the album has dropped.

 

DoYouHearTheMusic.com Fall Playlist

23 Sep

First day of Fall which means it’s time for another DoYouHearTheMusic.com Playlist.  Hope you enjoy the selections below and they help keep your spirits up beat as the temperature drops.

 

Young The Giant – “Cough Syrup

The Cinema – “Kill It

SuperHeavy – “Beautiful People

Ximena Sarinana – “Different

GROUPLOVE – “Lovely Cup

Kassidy – “I Don’t Know

Deer Tick – “Miss K

Walk The Moon – “Tightrope

O.A.R. – “Taking On The World Today

Childish Gambino – “Bonfire

J Cole – “Nobody’s Perfect” ft. Missy Elliot

Chancellor Warhol – “Wings

NewVillager – “Rich Doors

M83 – “Ok Pal

The Rapture – “Miss You

Girls – “Honey Bunny

Maps & Atlases – “Israeli Caves

 

Happy Birthday Bruce Springsteen!!

23 Sep

Happy Birthday to The Boss who turns 62 today. Jersey Pride running wild today!

Video: GROUPLOVE on Conan

22 Sep

In case you missed it last night, click HERE to check out GROUPLOVE deliver a rocking performance of “Colours” on Conan last night.  Go grab their debut album Never Trust A Happy Song and if you have a chance to see them live, DO IT.  You can thank me later.

New Music: fun. – “We Are Young” ft. Janelle Monae

21 Sep

Who doesn’t like fun.? Seriously how can you not, especially my AZ peeps who loved The Format back in the day. Here’s one more reason to love fun., their new track “We Are Young” featuring the insanely talented Janelle Monae.  I heard them perform this the last show I attended but damn does it sound great now.

 

New Music: The Cinema – “Kill It”

20 Sep

New discovery for me, The Cinema and their debut disc My Blood Is Full Of Airplanes which dropped last week.  Still getting into the album but so far so good.  Give a listen to “Kill It” and decide for yourself.

Video: Young The Giant – “My Body” at Austin City Limits

19 Sep

All I could think while watching the online stream of Young The Giant performing at ACL was, damn I wish I was there.  Wow, what a performance and crowd for the now it rockers.  Big congrats to them for making it big and drawing an insanely huge crowd that now knows how much fun their live shows are.  I’ve been lucky to see them in an intimate setting (Book & Stage at Cosmopolitan in Vegas) and a massive setting (main stage at Lollapalooza) and both have been solid, energetic shows.  Now I just  can’t wait until the next time I get to see them live.

If you missed the online stream, check out this video of YTG performing “My Body.”

 

New Music: Childish Gambino – “Bonfire”

19 Sep

He was one of my favorite performers at Bonnaroo and now that he just signed to Glassnote Records, Childish Gambino aka Donald Glover is already dropping some new tracks.  Give a listen to “Bonfire” and hear for yourself.  Also I don’t know if it’s just me but at times the beat sounds like Lil Wayne’s “6 Foot 7 Foot.” Can’t wait for the album!

 

Austin City Limits This Weekend (Live Stream)

16 Sep

If you’re like me and not in Austin for ACL, you’re probably not a happy camper right now.  However ACL is streaming live via YouTube and you can click HERE to check in on the festival.

Also here are some of my picks for shows if I was down in Tejas.

Stevie Wonder – really, no chance I’d miss seeing him perform

Arcade Fire – I don’t care what anyone says, these guys effen rock the festival crowds

My Morning Jacket – they won me back over this summer at Lollapalooza

Nas & Damian – nuff said

Empire of the Sun – can never get enough EofS

Cut Copy – been a fan since randomly seeing these Aussies perform six years ago

Ryan Bingham – one of my favorite performances of the summer and if you know him from “The Weary Kind” oh you have so much more to discover

Randy Newman – seriously just to hear THIS

Fitz & The Tantrums – should be one of the more fun shows of the festival

Delta Spirit – huge fan and only seen them live once

Foster The People& Young The Giant – their rises to stardom this summer, wowsa and both put on hell of performances

Smith Westerns – trust me; go see these kids from Chicago

The Belle Brigade – brother and sister duo that will blow your mind

Aloe Blacc – one of the best voices I have ever heard and quite a showman as well

Mariachi El Bronx – go have some fun with Mexican Independence Day this weekend

James Blake – see what this UK wonder is all about, legit!

Gary Clark Jr. – dude’s got mad talent, up and comer for sure

The Head and The Heart – if you are part of the folk rock movement, check em

North Mississippi Allstars – need no explanation

City and Colour – definitely worth your time

Cults – yeah, they could very well be the next big thing

Alexander – take a seat in the park and enjoy this performance

little hurricane – gritty blues that you’ll dig and Tone & CC are two of the nicest people in the world

Graffiti6 – chances are you’ve never heard of them but after seeing their set, you’ll be craving more and more

Electric Touch – I’ve been dying to see them perform, please someone go for me

Bobby Long – amazingly talented musician

Seth Walker – great singer, songwriter

Chancellor Warhol – one of my favorite performances at Bonnaroo, go check out this Tennessee kid

MilkDrive – just getting into these guys

The Lee Boys – if you want to get down with your bad self, check this show