Archive | February, 2013

Marcus Mumford and Justin Timberlake Record Together

26 Feb

From RollingStone.com:

Justin Timberlake, Marcus Mumford Collaborate on Coen Brothers’ Soundtrack

Justin Timberlake and Mumford & Sons frontman Marcus Mumford collaborated on a song that will appear in the upcoming Coen brothers’ film Inside Llewyn Davis, MTV UK reports.

Timberlake – who appears in the movie, along with Mumford’s wife, Carey Mulligan – revealed the news during an interview with the UK radio station Capital FM, saying: “Marcus and myself, we all kind of worked on the music together and I don’t know any other world where we would have the opportunity to collaborate like that but it was so much fun.”

 

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Revisted: (Photos) Rival Sons and Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown – 2.23.13 Las Vegas

24 Feb

Last night was one of those nights of live music you wish you could experience on a nightly basis. If you happened to be one of the roughly 500 people inside Vinyl at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, you were treated to an evening of real rock and roll. Beware of Darkness, Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, great to see these two perform again and wow some new fans. Rival Sons, seriously brought it last night, 10 minutes shy of two straight hours. A tip of the hat gentlemen on a great show! My review of Rival Sons will be in the next issue of Vegas SEVEN but until then, check out these photos from my friend, Erik Kabik.

 

Deap Vally cover Jake Bugg’s “Lightning Bolt”

22 Feb

Deap Vally, a duo that if you haven’t listened to before, you better get on ’em because they are going to become a household name very soon.  Give a listen to the Cali duo’s “Gonna Make My Own Money” and you’ll get an idea why!  Anyways, they’re over in the UK and performed live last night on BBC Radio 1 and here’s a video of them covering Jake Bugg’s “Lightning Bolt.”

 

Five For Friday: Rival Sons, Bonnaroo, Firefly, Elvis Costello and The Roots, #DTLVMS and more

22 Feb

Another weekend and another Five For Friday.

  1. This Saturday at Vinyl inside the Hard Rock Hotel, Rival Sons, take the stage but add in Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown and Beware of Darkness and you’ve got a ridiculous night of music for $12.
  2. Bucket List For Music Fans – check THIS out.
  3. If you missed them earlier this week, check out the initial lineups for Bonnaroo and Firefly (they just added Jim James)
  4. Elvis Costello and The Roots to drop an album on April 20, Record Store Day.  Thanks Jimmy Fallon for making this happen!
  5. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 6 and join me at Downtown Cocktail Room for a great night of music and the second installment of the Life Is Beautiful – Downtown Las Vegas Music Showcase!  Show starts at 7 p.m.

2013 Bonnaroo Lineup is here!

19 Feb

Well the wait is over and after nearly an hour of Weird Al’s telethon style releasing on Bonnroo365, here is the first portion of the Bonnaroo 2013 lineup.  Get ready for the Farm, June 13-16.  and a word to the wise, head in as early as you can because you don’t want to miss a full Thursday.

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2013 Firefly Festival Lineup has arrived

19 Feb

That Festival in Delaware, yeah Firefly has done it again with another solid lineup. From top to bottom fans should be jacked up about this one. Lots and lots of great up and coming bands. This is the week after Bonnaroo (which drops its lineup today too) so expect to see many similar artists.

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If you want to watch the video, check it out below but just a warning, it is looooong.

New Music: Phoenix – “Entertainment”

18 Feb

Everyone’s been waiting and finally here is something to dive into.  Check it out, today, Phoenix dropped “Entertainment,” the first track off the upcoming album, Bankrupt!

Five For Friday: Phoenix, Hangout Music Festival, Bonnaroo, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Foxygen and more!

15 Feb
  1. Monday, February 18 tune into BBC Radio 1 and give a listen to the first track off the new Phoenix album, Bankrupt!
  2. Festival lineups are coming fast and furious.  This week saw the drop of the Hangout Music Festival and next Tuesday comes the behemoth, Bonnaroo.
  3. If you’re in Vegas, make sure you head to Beauty Bar on Saturday night to catch Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Foxygen. Going to be an insane show and if you’ve never heard of either of these bands, you are in for a treat.
  4. My buddy Dan just started his own music blog, The System of Sound.  I hope you check it out, he’s doing exactly what I did two and half years ago.  Love seeing this!
  5. Tune in to Saturday Night Live tomorrow, Alabama Shakes!

 

 

 

2013 Hangout Music Festival Lineup Released Today

13 Feb

Just released today, the lineup for the Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shoes, Alabama taking place May 17-19.  Take a look (and one headliner still to be announced).

My initial thoughts on the 2013 GRAMMY Awards

11 Feb

Another year of GRAMMY Awards have come and gone.  So much great music highlighted from the past year and of course a ton of great performances.  I’m also a fan of LL Cool J as the host, hopefully they bring him back for a third year.  So how about some ramblings from the show.

  • If you’ve ever seen Bruno Mars live you know what to expect from him and his band but their performance was just sick.  Sting singing a verse to “Locked Out of Heaven,” finally a tip of the hat to the Police influenced track and Rihanna joining the party with Ziggy and Damian Marley for a great tribute to Bob Marley. My favorite performance of the night.
  • Wow, what a great way to pay tribute to the late, great Levon Helm.  Elton John, Mumford & Sons, Mavis Staples, Zac Brown, Alabama Shakes singer Brittany Howard and T Bone Burnett, wonderful performance.
  • Justin Timberlake with the band and orchestra, a tip of the hat and that I have to say overshadowed Jay-Z guesting for me.
  • How cool was the rain during the fun. performance? So stoked to see those guys jump to stardom but every time I see Nate Ruess I am reminded of The Format, man do I miss that band.
  • Mumford & Sons, well at least the escalated from that rickety little stage from a couple years ago.
  • The Lumineers I sure hope they are the Mumford of two years ago and just reach new heights after the GRAMMY Awards. Let’s see how many units they move in the next week.
  • The Black Keys with Dr. John and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band was just simply rocking. Seen Dan Auerbach and Dr. John together but that collection of musicians, whoa.
  • Ed Sheeran getting to share the stage with Elton John, well done young man.
  • Jack White, a tip of the hat to you!
  • Frank Ocean, wish they would have had him perform earlier in the show.
  • LL Cool J, Chuck D, Z-Trip and Travis Barker – I’d love to see an entire concert with these four.
  • Was there an over/under on how many times they would show Taylor Swift?  And is there one song she didn’t sing along to?
  • Is it odd that I thought of The Hunger Games when they showed Carrie Underwood’s dress?  All it needed to do was catch fire!
  • Anyone else think John Mayer in the purple tux belonged in Alice in Wonderland and could have fit in the Taylor Swift performance?
  • I guess people know who Miguel is now.  A tip of the hat to @TonyDasco who’s been all about Miguel for two plus years.
  • Prince, he’s got to be up to something if he made an appearance.  I just wonder what.  I remember when he had his residency in Vegas, he would show up to one of the nightclubs I worked with an then have the curtains closed around him.  Odd then, odd now but still one of the greatest musicians/performers ever.
  • Did Kimbra and her ‘I’m not sure what she was wearing’ rival Bjork and her swan dress?
  • The other performances, meh. Or did I miss a great one?

Oh and the awards.  Here you go.