Archive | March, 2013

Lollapalooza Lineup sorta announced

28 Mar

Earlier today the Lollapalooza lineup was leaked and the Chicago Tribune put together another post following their item last week regarding the headliners.  Once again, another stacked lineup for the Chicago based festival.  Sure the big acts are powerful and pack a punch but it’s the up and comers which fans are going to be stoked about.  Now the question is, do I make a return for a third straight year…..

The Lineup:

Mumford & Sons, The Killers, Vampire Weekend, The Cure, Nine Inch Nails, The National, Postal Service, Phoenix, Queens of the Stone Age, the Lumineers, Kendrick Lamar, New Order, Eric Church, Knife Party, Steve Aoki, Steve Angello,  Ellie Goulding, Thievery Corporation, Grizzly Bear, Lana Del Rey, Flux Pavilion, Band of Horses, Major Lazer, Hot Chip, Azealia Banks, Local Natives, Two Door Cinema Club, Crystal Castles, Dada Life, Tegan & Sara, Imagine Dragons, Beach House, Cat Power, Frightened Rabbit, 2 Chainz, Matt & Kim, Alt-J, Foals, Death Grips, Dillon Francis, Court Yard Hounds, Smith Westerns, Disclosure, Adventure Club, Ben Howard, The Vaccines, Griz, Father John Misty, Ghost, Modestep, Charles Bradley, DIIV, Alex Clare, Heartless Bastards, Baauer, Baroness, Lianne La Havas, Emeli Sande, Wild Nothing, Jessie Ware, Atlas Genius, Haim, Angel Haze, Timeflies, Theophilus London, Monsta, Wavves, Io Echo, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Icona Pop, Alvin Risk, Chance the Rapper, Lance Herbstrong, Jake Bugg, Wild Belle, Art Department, MS MR, St. Lucia, Shovels & Rope, Guards, Kill the Noise, Robert Delong, Little Green Cars, Deap Vally, Family of the Year, 360,  the Bright Light Social Hour, Twenty One Pilots, San Cisco, Hey Marseilles, Skaters, The Orwells, Palma Violets, Reignwolf, Astro, Pujol, Machines Are People Too, Planet Hemp, Yawn, Keys N Krates, the Neighbourhood, Cole Plante, Half Moon Run, The Mowgli’s, Pacific Air, Lukas Nelson & P.O.T.R., Wheeler Brothers, Wake Owl, American Authors, O’ Brother, the Dunwells, Houndmouth, Supreme Cuts, Brick + Mortar, Cherub, Makeshift Prodigy, Wild Cub, D-Pryde, Brooke Waggoner, Brite Lite Brite, Beast Patrol.

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GLASTONBURY 2013 Lineup is here. WOW!

27 Mar

My jaw is still on the floor scouring this lineup and seeing the insane amount of talent performing at Glastonbury this June 28-30. I mean just read through this thing a bunch of times.  Sure The Rolling Stones, Mumford & Sons, Arctic Monkeys, Dizzee Rascal, Primal Scream, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Vampire Weekend, Elvis Costello, The Vaccines, Kenny Rogers, Ben Howard, Rita Ora, Rufus Wainwright, Jake Bugg, Haim, First Aid Kit all on the Pyramid Stage is enough to get most anyone to buy a ticket but just look at the Other Stage and the John Peel Stage.

Just take it all in.

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Now Playing: Deap Vally x Winston Marshall (Mumford & Sons)

26 Mar

This is what happens when artists I love get together and throw it down. Check out this video of Winston Marshall of Mumford & Sons joining Deap Vally (who’s opening for Mumford & Sons on the current European leg of the tour) to perform “Walk of Shame” in Florence.

RANDOM ACCESS MEMORIES

25 Mar

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Five For Friday: Prince, Lollapalooza, Neon Reverb, American Eagle x Wild Cub and more

22 Mar

TGIF, March Madness edition only because MUSE’s “Madness” is the official song for the NCAA coverage of the basketball pandemonium.

  1. Did you see that Prince is going on tour?  Dropped in the evening a couple nights ago, dates appeared and if you live in Las Vegas, get set for four show opportunities (early and late show each night) April 26-27 at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel.
  2. The Chicago Tribune leaked out a handful of acts/headliners for Lollapalooza this summer which includes Mumford & Sons, The Killers, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, The Postal Service and The National.
  3. Neon Reverb is going on this weekend in Las Vegas!  Make sure to check out the schedule and head to Beauty Bar and The Bunkhouse for some awesome music.
  4. Shout out to American Eagle for using Wild Cub’s “Thunder Clatter” in their new video.  Those fellas are about to blow up!  Stoked for that to happen.
  5. Excited for Record Store Day?  You should be.  Check out all these releases that are coming on 4/20.

 

 

Video: Student plays piano with Billy Joel (MUST WATCH)

13 Mar

I love this. Click here to read the story on NPR but check out the video below of Vanderbilt student, Michael Pollack performing “New York State Of Mind” with his idol, Billy Joel. A chance Q&A opportunity made this happen and instantly became the greatest moment of Michael’s life.

Video: Allen Stone – “Celebrate Tonight”

12 Mar

Check it out, brand new official video from Allen Stone for “Celebrate Tonight.” If you’ve never seen Allen Stone live, you need to get on it like yesterday. If you haven’t watched Live From Daryl’s House , you need to do that (start with the episode with Allen Stone).  Also be sure to check him out on tour this summer with O.A.R.!

Video: Mumford & Sons – “Whispers In The Dark”

11 Mar

Check out the new music video for Mumford & Sons’ “Whispers In The Dark.”  You may need to video it four times to get it all down :).

Five For Friday: Gold Fields, A Slient Film, Royal Teeth, SXSW, O.A.R., Allen Stone, Andrew McMahon and more

8 Mar

Back with a Five For Friday that you should really pay attention to.

  1. If you are in Las Vegas tonight there is a rocking show set to take place at the Hard Rock Cafe on The Strip.  Gold Fields, A Silent Film and Royal Teeth share the billing.  Local band, American Cream opens the show at 8:30 p.m.  If you want to hear some of the rising bands in music today, I highly encourage you to check this show out.
  2. Speaking of shows, there are a ton of SXSW artists rolling through town on their way to Austin.  Beauty Bar has a solid lineup which includes David Wax Museum on Saturday evening.  Also downtown tomorrow night is the Vegas Streats two-year anniversary party.  Going to be a fun one!
  3. O.A.R. dropped dates on their upcoming summer tour which includes a powerful set of opening acts in Allen Stone and Andrew McMahon (Jack’s Mannequin and Something Corporate).
  4. Hangout Music Festival quietly added their third headliner, Stevie Wonder
  5. Mark your calendars for Sunday, April 7 as the next Life Is Beautiful Downtown Las Vegas Music Showcase takes place at Commonwealth.

MUST WATCH: The Avett Brothers on Jimmy Fallon

7 Mar

Last night the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon episode (from February 22) featuring The Avett Brothers was re-aired and if you didn’t catch it either time on the tube, you must watch this killer performance.  And if you’ve never seen them live I highly suggest you change that in 2013.