June 19, 1995 that was the first and last time I would see the Grateful Dead. Bob Dylan opened, I was with my childhood best friend and his Father (who took us) and what an experience it was…..at 13! Thanks Mom and Dad for letting me go to the show!
Fast forward 20 years and one week later and after losing count of the amount of The Dead, Furthur, Rat Dog, Phil & Friends, Mickey Hart Band, Dark Star Orchestra, etc. shows I’ve been to, it’s just shy of 24 hours until I board a plane to San Francisco to catch the two Fare Thee Well shows at Levi’s Stadium. While it won’t be the Chicago experience, it will be an amazing experience that I can’t wait to be a part of and perhaps even better given that it’s a short distance from the origin of the Grateful Dead.
Peace + Love + Music
Summer is officially arriving this Sunday and what better than a new playlist to get you moving and grooving. Hope you enjoy this month’s tracks.
Peace + Love + Music
All my Vegas peeps and friends who are looking to make a trip out to Vegas this summer I have your Saturday nights planned for you! Behind the scenes I’ve been working with my good buddy, Mike Henry of The Bunkhouse to put together a summer concert series lineup for the Foxtail Pool at SLS Las Vegas. We’re talking a fireworks worthy show with MSTRKRFT, reggae on a hot Vegas night with Matisyahu, an old school hip-hop show with Sir Mix A Lot, Naughty by Nature, Shock G, Young MC and Tha Alkaholiks, Hoobastank with POD and Alien Ant Farm, Matt & Kim back in Vegas for their first time since destroying their set at Life is Beautiful last fall, the Las Vegas debut for Mystikal with Fiend and KLC, Plain White T’s and more to be announced! All these shows (except for one) are on a Saturday night, booze will be flowing, the pool will be available for open swim and we’re going to have a fun time partying to the lineup below. That’s the key, FUN, and these shows are all about it! Tickets go on sale Thursday, hope you can make it! Also the most killer deal of all, you can get a “season pass” which will grant you entry to each show throughout the summer. We’re going to be adding more shows so this is a killer deal.
See you on July 4 for a rocking set by MSTRKRFT!
It’s Monday and why not crank it up and rock out to brand new music from Beck with the funky track, “Dreams.”
What did you miss over the weekend? How about a whole lot of sheer awesomeness from some of the biggest stars in music.
Earth Wind and Fire bringing out Kendrick Lamar and Chance The Rapper during their late night set at Bonnaroo. Fast forward to the 1:14 mark to see the magic unfold.
James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett of Metallica performing the National Anthem at Game 5 of the NBA Finals.
Mumford & Sons bringing out the calvelry to cover The Beatles’ “With A Little Help From My Friends” to close out their headlining set at Bonnaroo. Guests included My Morning Jacket, Hozier, Dawes, Ed Helms and photographer-musician Danny Clinch.
Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters breaks his leg during a show in Sweden. Finishes the concert like you knew he would, then posts the x-ray image. Rock on! Read more about it HERE.
In a good way, I’ve listened to this song almost too much in the last couple of days. Press play and listen to “No No No” the title track from Beirut’s new album set for release on September 11.