Archive | July, 2014

Now Playing: Jon Batiste and Stay Human – “Express Yourself (Say Yes)”

30 Jul

Just listen to the track….. Currently No.1 on the iTunes Jazz Chart. And check out their performance on the Colbert Report last night HERE.

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Now Playing: @TheWeeknd – “Often” @KygoMusic Remix

30 Jul

A month ago The Weeknd dropped new music and now I can’t help but keep hitting repeat on this remix of The Weeknd’s that new track, “Often” by the one and only Kygo! Give a listen for yourself and I think you’ll be like me, on repeat. So stoked to have The Weeknd performing at Life is Beautiful in Vegas this October! His first festival in over two years!

Now Playing: G-Eazy – “Say” ft. French Montana

29 Jul

What do you do after your album debuts No.3 on the Billboard 200 Chart, No.1 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Chart? In G-Eazy’s case, you drop a new track. Just a few weeks after These Things Happen was released, G put out today (and available for free download) a new track not on the album titled “Say” featuring French Montana. Give a listen below.

Can’t wait to have G-Eazy perform at Life is Beautiful this October in Vegas. Yeee.

WOW! @AsgeirMusic covers @MilkyChance “Stolen Dance”

25 Jul

1. To me, Asgeir is a star in the making. This Icelandic singer-songwriter is absolutely brilliant. He has an incredible voice, beautiful songs and is flawless live.

2. Milky Chance’s song “Stolen Dance” is easily one of my favorite songs of 2014. Quite frankly I’ve fallen in love with the track and listen to it on repeat.

3. Asgeir just covered “Stolen Dance” for triple j and the segment “Like A Version.” Give a listen below and hear for yourself.

4. Come see Asgeir at Life is Beautiful, October 24-26 in Downtown Las Vegas.

Happy Friday!

Now Playing: Lorde – “Tennis Court (Diplo’s Andre Agassi Remix)”

22 Jul

Listen to this remix by Diplo of Lorde’s “Tennis Court.”

New Music: Kimbra – “Miracle”

22 Jul

New Music – “Miracle” | New Album – The Golden Echo, out August 19| New Kimbra Tour Date including Life is Beautiful Festival – October 24-26 in Las Vegas.

NEW ARTIST ADDITIONS to Life is Beautiful Festival

22 Jul

This morning we announced six new artist additions to the Life is Beautiful Festival 2014 lineup! Stoked to keep making this lineup stronger with the additions of Little Dragon, Baauer, Kimbra, Nahko and Medicine For The People, Echosmith and Bear Hands!

Little Dragon – have never played Las Vegas

Baauer – throws down some of the best DJ sets I’ve ever experienced at festivals let alone quickly becoming one of the best nightclub DJs around

Kimbra – is back after close to a three year absence where she was working on her new album The Golden Echo which drops August 19.  Her new single, “Miracle” just dropped and Life is Beautiful is her only festival this year

Nahko and Medicine For The People – get ready to get a little spiritual and dance away with these Portlandians

Echosmith – if you haven’t listened to the song, “Cool Kids” I sure hope you know all the lyrics by October

Bear Hands – oh baby, this is going to be a great show.  Check out their latest single “Agora”

7.22.14 - Artist Additions

7.22.14 - Show Poster_Final

 

 

 

R.I.P. Johnny Winter

17 Jul

I was saddened to hear about the passing of legendary blues guitarist Johnny Winter. Yet another amazing and talented musician who has left us this year. Personally I’m thankful that a spontaneous last minute trip to Jazz Fest this past May provided me the opportunity to hit the late night (and what became legendary) Gov’t Mule and Special Guests show at the Saenger Theatre where Johnny Winter sat in for a few songs.  In what would become one of his final live performances, that was special regardless but now it has a whole new memory for me.

 

Check out this photo of Warren Haynes and Johnny Winter from Dino Perrucci Photography which amazingly captures that special moment on the evening of May 2, 2014.

Revisited: Dave Matthews Band – 7.15.14 – Jacksonville, FL (Video)

16 Jul

I sure hope if you weren’t there you were watching online. I have seen the Dave Matthews Band dozens of times live but this was the first time getting a chance to see the special summer two set tour, an evening of acoustic and electric. I for one loved it. Thanks to modern technology and Yahoo, fans had the chance to stream the entire concert live as part of the company’s initiative with Live Nation to broadcast 365 concerts in 365 days on Yahoo Screen. This show was numero uno! And as luck would have it, I somehow managed to get from Vegas to Jacksonville overnight to attend!

The acoustic set was ridiculous at least for my DMB taste. Unless you’ve been fortunate to catch a Dave & Tim show, chances are you’ve never heard these songs live or acoustic. With just Dave & Tim on stage, the show opened with Bartender (I swear more than half the shows I’ve been to have opened with this song) before the whole band joined for Two Step, Snow Outside, Satellite, Stolen Away On 55th and 3rd, #27, Sweet, Tripping Billies and What Would You Say. The guys sounded great, looked like they were having an absolute blast and the set was a great balance to get the crowd all warmed up and feeling good before breaking into the electric set.

After heading back into the arena following a set break, it felt like you were JUST heading into the show. I mean seriously, it was like two separate DMB concerts. Oddly enough I don’t think the venue knew what to prepare for as the great beer shortage of 2014 may have occurred at the arena last night! Haha. On to set two! Dave returned solo to open with Minarets before having the whole band return to break into One Sweet World. From the second set the highlights for me were the Seven > Belly Belly Nice > Crush (what a jam), Warehouse, the always amazing cover of Peter Gabriel’s Sledgehammer and the tour debut of Belly Full. All in another great DMB show with some old, some new, some fast, some slow.

Here’s a video of “Sledgehammer” I shot.  Hope you like it.

 

 

:::: SETLIST ::::

ACOUSTIC SET

Bartender

Two Step

Snow Outside

Satellite

Stolen Away on 55th & 3rd

#27

Sweet

Tripping Billies

What Would You Say

ELECTRIC SET

Minarets

One Sweet World

Seven

Belly Belly Nice

Crush

Save Me

If Only

Warehouse

You & Me

Sledgehammer (Peter Gabriel cover)

You Might Die Trying

Everyday

Grey Street

_Encore_

Belly Full

Good Good Time

Why I Am

 

As for the Yahoo Live Concert series on Yahoo Screen, DMB was just the beginning and I know if I’m not at a show, I’ll most likely be couch concerting with Michael Franti on July 18,  KISS July 19, Common July 21, Jurassic 5 July 23, Wiz Khalifa July 25, Panic! At The Disco July 30 and OK Go August 14.  Can’t wait to see the other 300+ shows Yahoo will be announcing.

 

Now Playing: @atrak & @GLADIATOR Remix of @FosterThePeople – “Best Friend”

11 Jul

Hot! Click play below to hear the brand new remix of Foster The People’s – “Best Friend” by A-Trak and gLAdiator. Happy Friday indeed!