Archive | April, 2012

Now Playing: The Naked and Famous – “Young Blood” Tiesto and Hardwell Remix

30 Apr

Oh what a glorious Music Monday it is. Time to get the week started with a remix of a great song from last year, “Young Blood” by The Naked and Famous courtesy of Tiesto and Hardwell. Yep, you are not misreading that. Give a listen and download by clicking below if you like it.

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Revisited: My review of Florence + The Machine in Vegas SEVEN (4 26 12 Issue)

29 Apr

A week ago I had the chance to see Florence + The Machine at the BLVD Pool at The Cosmopolitan. This was the second time I have seen Florence and I have to say this time was a whole lot better. See below for my review which appears in the April 26 issue of Vegas SEVEN or click here for a link to the story online.

Kenny Rogers to perform at Bonnaroo and more artist additions!!!

25 Apr

That’s right, The Gambler was just added to the ever-growing lineup at Bonnaroo! (and a list that still says more to be announced)

Also added that I’m super excited about Hey Rosetta!, We Are Augustines, The Silent Comedy, Pujol, LP, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, Honey Island Swamp Bands, Cherub, Caitlin Rose.

 

And the full list of Cafe Artists:

Art vs. Science, By Lightning!, Caitlin Rose, Cat Martino, Chappo , Chuck Mead, Clare & The Reasons, Cherub, Cosmic Suckerpunch, Deep Dark Woods, Fly Golden Eagle, Glossary , Hey Rosetta!, Honey Island Swamp Band, Jukebox the Ghost, Katie Herzig, LP, Machines Are People Too, Matt Sucich , Marina Orchestra, Monstro, Paladino, Pujol, Robert Ellis, Rubblebucket, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Shahidah Omar, Tauk, The Main Squeeze, The Staves, The Silent Comedy, Trixie Whitley, Valiant Thorr, WE ARE AUGUSTINES, Wild Cub, Yuna

Want tickets to see Cage The Elephant this Thursday in Vegas?

25 Apr

Like DoYouHearTheMusic.com on Facebook and leave a comment for your chance to win a pair of tickets to see Cage The Elephant This Thursday at the BLVD Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

New Music: Zach Heckendorf – “All The Right Places”

25 Apr

Let’s chalk singer-songwriter Zach Heckendorf as a name to keep an eye on.  He has played to thousands at Colorado’s legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater and has shared stages with John Butler Trio, Rodrigo y Gabriella, Brandi Carlile, Guster, Mat Kearney, Barenaked Ladies, and is slated to open for Michael Franti this summer! Plus his record, The Cool Down, he recorded with Brett Dennen.  Not too shabby for a 19-year old.

 

The Black Keys & John Fogerty Perform “The Weight” In Honor Of Levon Helm

23 Apr

How rad is this, to honor the late, great Levon Helm, The Black Keys welcomed John Fogerty to the stage during their Coachella Weekend 2 set to perform The Band’s “The Weight.”

In music we trust!!

Music Monday: Emeli Sandé

23 Apr

It is Music Monday and what a day it is going to be.  If you are not familiar with Emeli Sandé consider this your notice.  The Scottish singer-songwriter has one amazing voice and should become a household name in the States pronto.  Besides rising to acclaim in the UK as a solo artist, Sandé has written songs for the likes of Leona Lewis, Susan Boyle, Tinie Tempah and is featured on Wiley’s “Never Be Your Woman.”

Her album, Our Version Of Events is slated for US release on June 5 but if you pop over to the UK iTunes site you should be able to get your hands on the album!

She’s got shows in NYC (April 24, June 4) and Chicago (May 30) before supporting Coldplay on their Summer Tour.  Get your tickets and don’t miss the chance to see this talent!

Here’s “Next To Me” a song that I’m guessing will be a heatseeker on the Billboard charts very soon.

 

Revisited: JUSTICE | 4 19 12 | Las Vegas | (Photos)

20 Apr

Back in 2008 I had the chance to see JUSTICE perform at House of Blues in Las Vegas and I was just too exhausted to go (living in Las Vegas and the line of work I was in can do that to you) so I gave up my ticket .  Not a day went by I didn’t kick myself for missing that show.  Finally last night I got the opportunity to redeem myself as the duo of Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay took the stage in front of a amped crowd at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.  I’ve often said I love concerts out at the BLVD Pool because one, it’s outdoors and two, the there is something about being surrounded by the neon glow of The Strip that just makes these shows better.

As for the show itself, AWESOME.  I know, I know it’s an experience and the lighting rig was impressive (LED piano was sweet, LED orbs adorning the backdrop were intense) but I really just wanted to hear them live.  For me the highlight was “On’n”On,” my favorite track off Audio, Video, Disco which along with “We Are Your Friends” was teased before bringing both back during the encore.   Plus when they played “D.A.N.C.E.” I don’t think you could find one person standing still which brings me to the wide eyed crowd; wow, it was an intense group right in front of the stage!

At the end of the day I can count on one hand the electronic acts I would go out of my way to see and sure enough, JUSTICE is right there.  See you in August at Lollapalooza!

 

Photos courtesy of Scott Harrison

DoYouHearTheMusic.com Spring 2012 Playlist Vol.II

19 Apr

Alright, alright. I got anxious and decided to put together the Spring 2012 Vol. II playlist a bit earlier than expected.  It’s a mix of artists I’ve featured on previous playlists and/or the blog as well as well as some new ones.  And this one IS Spotify friendly so you can click HERE to access it from the music site.

Most of all, I hope you find this collection as some good tunes to listen to.  And if you missed Spring 2012 Vol. I playlist, click HERE.

 

Sleeper Agent – “Get Burned

Mark Foster, Kimbra, A-Trak – “Warrior

The Cads – “Lanterns”

The Temper Trap – “Need Your Love

Antonio Paul – “Sweet Wine”

Burning Hotels – “Sound City”

Champions – “Don’t Tell Me”

The Lonely Forest – “We Sing In Time”

Dr. Dog – “These Days”

Civil Twilight – “Fire Escape”

The Big Pink –“Hit The Ground (Superman)”

Dispatch – “Broken American”

Kelley James – “All My Life”

Dark Mean – “Happy Banjo”

The War On Drugs – “Brothers”

Vintage Trouble – “Blues Hand Me Down”

Company of Thieves – “Tallulah”

Allen Stone – “Nothing To Prove”

Michael Kiwanuka – “Tell Me A Tale”

Of Monsters and Men – “Mountain Sound”

First Aid Kit – “Emmylou”

The Sudden Passion – “Successful Friends”

R.I.P. Levon Helm

19 Apr

Today the world lost an incredible musician. R.I.P. Levon Helm.