Archive | May, 2013

EDC Vegas 2013 Official Trailer

30 May

Electric Daisy Carnival | June 21-23 | Las Vegas Motor Speedway

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The lineup is coming……….

27 May

It’s time to get “Happy”…….with Pharrell

26 May

While all the attention (and rightfully so) for Pharrell has been on him guesting on Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky,” check out this tune which is on the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack, “Happy.” So do you want to be happy?!

Getting Tuesday started off with some good tunes

21 May

Ok, it’s not Monday but we’ll continue the Monday Happiness into this Tuesday. Here’s a little playlist to crank up as you work away the day. This one is all over the place and spans a bunch of different genres but I hope you enjoy!

Time To Go Back To College? New Music Courses At NYU and USC Thanks To Steven Van Zandt, Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre

17 May

These days I wish I was back in college but not for the reasons you might be thinking. To be a student at NYU or USC is pretty special right now.

On the east coast, NYU with the assistance of Steven Van Zandt’s Rock and Roll Forever Foundation in partnership with the GRAMMY Museum are introducing Rock and Roll: An American Story (RRAAS), an interdisciplinary middle and high school curriculum that explores Rock and Roll from its roots in blues, country music, gospel, and R&B to its latest incarnations today.

Out west at USC, the university announced plans with Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre to develop an Arts Academy after a $70 million donation from the music heavyweights.  The money will be used to create the USC Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation will enroll 25 students beginning in 2014.

New Music: Mayer Hawthorne – “Her Favorite Song” ft. Jessie Ware

15 May

Check it out…..new music from Mayer Hawthorne “Her Favorite Song” featuring UK sensation, Jessie Ware. Give a listen and let me know what you think.

A little Monday happiness for you….. #MusicMonday

13 May

Trying to keep this thing going and get a new little playlist going each Monday to get the week off on the right foot. Hope you enjoy today’s tunes.

BottleRock Here I Come

9 May

I’m missing the first day of BottleRock Napa Valley today but stoked to be heading up to Napa tomorrow morning with my brother to catch a couple days of the first year, four-day festival. A stacked lineup, plenty of great food and wine in addition to plenty of friends making the trek should make for a fun weekend.

Tomorrow it’s all about The Black Keys, The Shins, Alabama Shakes, Vintage Trouble, The Flaming Lips, Dirty Projectors, Andrew Bird, Matt Nathanson, Blues Traveler and more.  Saturday is definitely a power packed day/night of music with Kings of Leon, Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Iron & Wine, Jackson Browne, Jane’s Addiction, Donavon Frankenreiter, Allen Stone, Dwight Yoakam, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Sharon Van Etten and more!  Sunday brings it with Zac Brown Band, Michael Franti, Grouplove, Cake, Mavis Staples, Train, The Wallflowers, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Brandi Carlile and more.

My New Music: Manchester Orchestra & Grouplove – “Make It To Me”

7 May

Hells yeah, came out on Record Store Day but how about this little collab from Manchester Orchestra and Grouplove – “Make It To Me.” Give a listen below.

2013 ACL Festival Lineup – Oct. 4-6, 11-13

7 May

Deep in the heart of Texas……in case you missed it at 12 a.m. CST/10 p.m. this morning/last night, Austin City Limits dropped their 2013 lineup. Expanding to two weekends this fall, October 4-6 and 11-13, Festival goers should have plenty of debating of who to see when the schedule comes out.

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The lineup: The Cure, Depeche Mode, Thom Yorke’s Atoms For Peace, Kings of Leon, Muse, Phoenix, Wilco, Lionel Richie, Kaskade, The National, Queens of the Stone Age, Vampire Weekend, Arctic Monkeys, Kendrick Lamar, D’Angelo, Passion Pit, Franz Ferdinand, Tame Impala, Local Natives, Portugal. the Man, Neko Case, Grimes, Jimmy Eat World, Dawes, The Joy Formidable, Purity Ring, Divine Fits, Toro Y Moi, The Shouting Matches, Haim, Smith Westerns, Savages, FIDLAR, Parquet Courts, Autre Ne Veut, Phosphorescent, Wild Belle, Hundred Waters, Silversun Pickups, Grouplove, The Black Angels, Okkervil River, Shuggie Otis, Wild Nothing, Pinback, Foxygen, Reignwolf, Deap Vally, Bright Light Social Hour, Lissie, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, White Denim, The True Believers, Mona, Roadkill Ghost Choir, JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound, Typhoon, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Dan Croll, Shovels & Rope, Electric Guest, Valerie June, The Band of Heathens, Red Baraat, Jacuzzi Boys, Widowspeak.