This New Music Tuesday brings us the anticipated release of WZRD from the duo of Kid Cudi and Dot da Genius. Taking a slight detour from his hip-hop focus, Cudi teams with Dot da Genius to put out an “alt rock” album that still has me wondering is that how to really categorize it and why for some reason I like it. Give a listen and judge for yourself.
A little late but still in time for Music Monday. Today’s tune courtesy of Ball Park Music – “It’s Nice To Be Alive” off the album Happiness and Surrounding Suburbs.
Now get out and make the most of this week!
It’s finally here, the official release of “DoYaThing” featuring Gorillaz, Andre 3000 and James Murphy. As part of Converse’s three artists, one song campaign in conjunction with a limited edition Check Taylor Gorillaz collection, the track is a powerhouse of talent and a good one! Bonus: click HERE to download the song courtesy of Converse.
Until the official video is released, here is a behind the scenes look at the making of it.
The latest from B.o.B – “So Good” off his upcoming sophomore effort, Strange Clouds due out May 1.
Wow, wow, wow what a week of live music last week was. It was intense, fun, full of surprises and I got to see a few of my favorite bands/musicians.
Monday, Feb 13 – AG Jeans party at Marquee Nightclub with Foster The People. Having seen these guys six times previous in the last calendar year, I still don’t’ miss the chance to catch them live. With a powerhouse sound system and coming off their GRAMMY performance the evening before, it was a solid show and they added “Warrant” to the setlist after nixing it during their October gig at the Cosmo.
Tuesday, Feb. 14 – Out to support the buddies at CRSVR Las Vegas for a DJ Vice x Jason Markk shoe cleaning kit release party. The one and only DJ Fashen was on the decks as Vice played host for the evening.
Wednesday, Feb. 15 – As part of the Sports Illustrated Beauty & Beats Music Festival at The Cosmopolitan I was all giddy to finally see Delta Spirit live! Fantastic 90 minute set that culminated with a real life Animal House moment when lead singer, Matthew Vasquez jumped into the crowd and got everyone low before getting “a little bit louder now” and everyone jumping to their feet and Vasquez climbing on the bar to finish out the show.
Thursday, Feb. 16 – A continuation of the Beauty & Beats Music Festival this night with White Denim, a band I have been digging for some time and WOW can they jam! Can’t wait to see these guys at Bonnaroo. Following it was upstairs to catch the Black Lips before heading to PURE Nightclub for the final Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue soiree of the week where Bruno Mars took the stage and for 30 minutes with his band, played a mash-up melody of hits both old and new before finishing with two of his own songs.
Friday, Feb. 17 – Glam rock at its finest as The Darkness hot on their comeback trail rocked the House of Blues and reignited my love of this band. Justin Hawkins, my hat off to you.
Sunday, Feb. 19 – Look for my review in the upcoming issue of Vegas SEVEN, Lenny Kravitz show where not only did he serenade Muhammad Ali for his 70th birthday but he was joined by Quincy Jones as well as Slash and Joe Perry. Terrance Howard also made a brief appearance leading the crowd in a ‘Lenny’ chant during the encore break.
Phew, I’m exhausted just from writing this. Just another week in Vegas…..
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Last week I had the pleasure of attending a fun and energetic performance by Vintage Trouble over at Book & Stage inside The Cosmopolitan. See below for my review which appears in the February 16 issue of Vegas SEVEN.