If you haven’t been listening to smallpools yet, you need to stat before they become all the rage on the radio. Alt Nation on SiriusXM even just started giving these guys some spins. I came across these guys when I learned they were going on tour this summer with one of my Australian favs, San Cisco, so if you get a chance to catch this show, don’t miss out! For now, enjoy, play and repeat.
Happy Thursday y’all!
Miss their performance last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live? Click play on the video below to see Empire of the Sun perform “Alive,” the first single off their new album Ice On The Dune which was released yesterday.
If you haven’t had a chance to listen to this just yet, do it now! I totally dig this, Avicii gone country (yes those who went to Ultra it wasn’t a joke). Give a listen to “Wake Me Up” which features the soulful Aloe Blacc. This is going to crossover so many different radio formats; I’d so love to see this hit number one on multiple ones.
And if you haven’t spent time listening to Aloe Blacc, sure get over to itunes, Spotify, to get his music and go see one of his shows; you owe it to yourself. Trust me.
Right in time for summer, here is another installment of Junes Tunes! The 2013 edition dives into Life is Beautiful. If you missed the playlist we put out right after announcing the lineup, click HERE. Featuring performers who will appear at the inaugural Life is Beautiful Festival, this list includes everyone from The Killers and Kings of Leon, Beck, Imagine Dragons, Pretty Lights, Empire of the Sun and Jurassic 5 down to Cayucas, HAIM, Family of the Year, Poolside, twenty one pilots and more! I hope you enjoy!
A little bittersweet start of the day for me as Bonnaroo 2013 is getting underway. That place in Manchester, Tennessee is home to four of the greatest days of the year. And personally I think Thursday is the best day of them all; some of the best performances happen the first day, not everyone has rolled into the grounds, it’s like the first day of school for first time Roovians and a reunion for veterans of Bonnaroo. As much as I’d love to be there right now, putting together a little Festival called Life is Beautiful headlined by The Killers and Kings of Leon has taken up my time! Hopefully next year I’ll be back on the farm enjoying the four day pop-up city of happiness in the middle of nowhere. Until then, looks like Bonnaroo 365, Twitter feeds and Facebook updates are what I’m going to be living vicariously through. If you are making the trek to Bonnaroo, enjoy the amazing lineup and say hello for me.
If you’re at all like me, sometimes it’s not just about the band or artist you are going to see in concert but rather the venue may be the bigger draw. When you get the holy grail of venues and your favorite band together, it quite possibly can be the best show you’ve ever seen. And with that, here are 8 amazing outdoor music venues complied by CNN Travel.
I can’t, won’t and will never argue with the first one on the list, Red Rock Amphitheatre. I’ve seen shows in all different places, spaces, countries, etc. but nothing compares to Red Rocks. I recall driving up to the venue with my head out the window like a little kid pulling up to Disney World. It truly is a magical place and I hope everyone gets to experience a show there at least once.
If you haven’t had a chance to hear it already, below is the official video for “Ways To Go,” the first single off Grouplove’s upcoming album Spreading Rumours due out September 17. You can snag yourself “Ways To Go” tomorrow on iTunes.