Archive | January, 2013

ESPN NBA Song Reimagined via The Mowgli’s, Ozomatli, The Heavy and more

31 Jan

Ok, this is simply awesome and a must listen. Props to ESPN for gathering up eight musicians/bands to remix the long standing NBA theme song that goes along with the broadcast on the sports mothership. Click HERE to access the link and view remixes which includes The Mowgli’s, Ozomatli (always fun to hear them do sports remixes, search “Take Me Out To The Ballgame”) and The Heavy. You vote and the winner gets their version played during the NBA All Star Game this year.


Revisited: Street Drum Corps at Vinyl Las Vegas

27 Jan

Last night I had the chance to check out Street Drum Corps inside Vinyl at the Hard Rock Hotel.  If you don’t know, Street Drum Corps is a high energy, drum and percussion show from Los Angeles. Last night they had some special guests including Tommy Lee of Motley Crue, Stephen Perkins of Janes Addiction and Adrian Young of No Doubt.

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Now Playing: Bastille – Pompeii”

26 Jan

Heading across the pond for this one.  Give a listen to “Pompeii” by Bastille.  Bad Blood the debut album from the London quartet comes out in March and they are currently on tour with Two Door Cinema Club. February 2013 Playlist

25 Jan

I was going to wait until February actual started but why wait?! Without further ado, the February 2013 Playlist. Hope you enjoy!!

Coachella 2013 Lineup Is Here!

24 Jan

Here we go, Coachella released the 2013 lineup tonight! Give a look and see who made it this year.  Will be dropping some more thoughts later but take a look at the smaller acts, some real gems set to perform.  And can we just say J U R A capital S another S I  C Five MCs in the flesh…… Jurassic 5 on the lineup!


Life Is Beautiful Festival: Downtown Las Vegas Music Showcase

23 Jan

I’m super proud and excited that this morning we announced the Downtown Las Vegas Music Showcase curated by Life Is Beautiful.  Below is information on the first Showcase which will be held on Wednesday, February 6 at Artifice and you can read the press release here.

Also you can click here to read about yours truly discussing the monthly Downtown Las Vegas Music Showcase in the Las Vegas Weekly.  Our first Showcase has a great lineup of bands including Rusty Maples, American Cream, Same Sex Mary, Coastwest Unrest, Play For Keeps and The Perks!   Local Las Vegas bands I hope you visit and submit for a chance to perform at future Showcase and potentially at the Festival in the fall!



Now Playing: New Vampire Weekend – “Arms”

23 Jan

Give a listen, “Arms” a brand new track from Vampire Weekend.  A tip of the hat to Consequence of Sound for the tip.

Governors Ball 2013 Lineup

22 Jan

Hello New York! Take a look at the lineup for the 2013 Governors Ball on Randalls Island in NYC and they still have another headliner to announce! June 7-9.

Kanye West, Kings of Leon, (Additional Headliner TBA) , Nas, Pretty Lights, The Avett Brothers, Grizzly Bear, The xx, Cut Copy, Beach House, Kendrick Lamar, The Lumineers, Animal Collective, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Young the Giant, Feist, Thievery Corporation, Bloc Party, Beirut, Of Monsters and Men, DFA 1979, Crystal Castles, Azealia Banks, Yeasayer, Local Natives, Gary Clark Jr, Best Coast, Dirty Projectors, Portugal. the Man, Miguel, Dinosaur Jr, Holy Ghost!, Divine Fits, Twin Shadow, Japandroids, Alt-J, Deerhunter, The Vaccines,  Polica, Steel Pulse, TEED, Dillon Francis, Paper Diamond, Fucked Up,Wild Nothing, Icona Pop, The Knocks, MS MR, St. Lucia, Freddie Gibbs, Robert DeLong, GRiZ, Solid Gold, Bear Mountain, Pacific Air, Cherub, The Revivalsists, Swear & Shake, Roadkill Ghost Choir, Ruby Velle & the Soulphonics, Moon Hooch, ON AN ON, Haim, Reignwolf

Video: The Lumineers do Saturday Night Live

21 Jan

In case you missed it, check out The Lumineers performing on Saturday Night Live this past weekend. They absolutely killed it!  Thrilled to see that they are continuing to rise (album is in Billboard Top 10) and that “Stubborn Love” is finally getting the airplay and attention it deserves.  Nearly a year ago I first featured them on the blog and here we are just a few weeks away from seeing if they can take home a GRAMMY Award!


Revisited: My Review of Gregg Allman in Vegas SEVEN

18 Jan

The Allman Brothers Band, one of the bands that made me love music the way I do (also the band that sings my favorite song of all time).  Last week it was Gregg Allman who descended upon Las Vegas and setup shop at Pearl at Palms for a night.  I can honestly say that the show was fantastic and a tip of the hat to Allman for delivering a heck of a performance for everyone in attendance.  Check out my review in the new issue of Vegas SEVEN.

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