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DoYouHearTheMusic.com – Favorite Albums of 2015

18 Dec

They saying time flies when you’re having fun and that must apply to me with music because it took me a bit to remember just how much great music was released this year. With the countdown to 2016 just a couple weeks away I wanted to put together some of my favorite songs, albums, concerts, and moments in music this past year.

Today I wanted to share a list of albums I have been digging throughout the year.  I know I’ve forgotten some but this list gives

Albums (in alphabetical order)

Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color
BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah – Sour Soul
Beirut – No No No
Big Grams – ST
Brandon Flowers – The Desired Effect
Bully – Feels Like
Chris Stapleton – The Traveller
Circa Waves – Young Chasers
Courtney Barnett – Sometime I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
Dan Deacon – Gliss Riffer
Deerhunter – Fading Frontier
Django Django – Born Under Saturn
EL VY – Return To The Moon
Ella Eyre – Feline
Elle King – Love Stuff
Family and Friends – XOXO
Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear
Florence + The Machine – How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
Foals – What Went Down
G-Eazy – When It’s Dark Out
Grimes – Art Angels
Halsey – Badlands
Houndmouth – Little Neon Limelight
Hudson Mohawke – Lantern
Ibeyi – ST
Imagine Dragons – Smoke + Mirrors
James Bay – Chaos and The Calm
Jamie xx – In Colour
Jason Isbell – Something More Than Free
Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly
Kip Moore – Wild Ones
Kurt Vile – B’lieve I’m Goin Down
Leon Bridges – Coming Home
Lower Dens – Escape from Evil
Madeon – Adventure
Major Lazer – Peace is the Mission
Mark Ronson – Uptown Special
Mikal Cronin – MCIII
Modest Mouse – Stranger to Ourselves
Mumford & Sons – Wilder Mind
Royal Headache – High
Rudimental – We The Generation
San Fermin – Jackrabbit
Shamir – Rachet
Tame Impala – Currents
The Decemberists – What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World
The Fratellis – Eyes Wide, Tongue Tied
The Maccabees – Marks To Prove It
The Vaccines – English Graffiti
The Wombats – Glitterbug
Tobias Jesso Jr. – Goon
Twenty One Pilots – Blurryface
Twerps – Range Anxiety
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi-Love
Vetiver – Complete Strangers
Viet Cong – ST
WATERS – What’s Real
Waxachatchee – Ivy Tripp
Wolf Alice – My Love Is Cool
Years & Years – Communion
Zac Brown Band – Jekyll + Hyde

What I’m still devouring:
Christopher Owens – Chrissybaby Forever
Dilly Dally – Sore
Ducktails – St. Catherine
Empress Of – Me
Everything Everything – Get To Heaven
FIDLAR – Too
Girlpool – Before The World Was Big
HEALTH _ Death Magic
Heartless Bastards – Restless Ones
Justin Townes Earl – Absent Fathers
Kamasi Washington – The Epic
Kehlani – You Should Be Here
Lord Huron – Strange Trails
Majical Cloudz – Are You Alone?
Matthew E. White – Fresh Blood
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – ST
Son Lux – Bones
St. Germaine – ST
The Charlatans – Modern Nature
U.S. Girls – Half Free

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The Killers’ annual Christmas song has arrived, “Dirt Sledding”

1 Dec

Vegas’ own, The Killers, are back with the 10th installment of their annual Christmas tune with the 2015 addition, “Dirt Sledding.” More words can be found HERE via Rolling Stone.

Countdown to Life is Beautiful: 5 Days – Duran Duran

20 Sep

I don’t think they need any intro, Duran Duran are performing in less than a week in Downtown Las Vegas at Life is Beautiful. Just wow! Fun fact, back in 2008 Duran Duran played Vegas they brought out a special guest, Brandon Flowers of The Killers! Perhaps lightning will strike twice? I sure hope so!

Life is Beautiful 2015 Single Day Lineups are here!

12 Aug

Party People! If you haven’t already, you better move quick and snatch up your tickets to attend Life is Beautiful 2015, September 25-27 in Downtown Las Vegas. The single day lineups have dropped and while single day tickets go on sale Thursday, look at the below and I can’t find a way for you not to want to attend all three days!

Need a little more inspiration? Click HERE to listen to the Life is Beautiful 2015 Radio Station on Pandora.

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Life is Beautiful 2015 Linep Is Here!!

21 May

I’m very happy and proud to share with you the 2015 Life is Beautiful Festival lineup! We released the lineup earlier this week and the feedback has been tremendous. I truly hope you like this year’s collection and find both artists you love and artists to discover. While putting together the lineup I usually go a bit silent on DoYouHearTheMusic.com but now I’m ready to unleash a fury of new music for your ears, get some posts up of some of the baby bands on the Life is Beautiful lineup and a whole bunch of other fun things!

Tickets to Life is Beautiful are on sale now! I hope ou pick up a pair and make plans to head to Downtown Las Vegas for what is going to be an amazing weekend of peace, love and music!

P.S. we have more to announce 🙂

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New Music: Brandon Flowers – “I Can Change”

4 May

Happy Music Monday! This morning brings “I Can Change,” another new track released off Brandon Flowers’ upcoming album, The Desired Effect, which drops May 18.

DoYouHearTheMusic.com April 2015 Playlist

24 Apr

It’s Friday, the jump off and before we race into May next week here’s a playlist to get your through to the weekend! Many artists you have heard of with fresh materials, a few newbies and a couple surprises. Hope you enjoy!

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New Music: The Killers – “Runaways”

10 Jul

Here you go, dropped today: “Runaways,” from the upcoming album, Battle Born, out in the fall.  Enjoy!

 

And for those of us in Las Vegas, let’s hope for some secret shows or something to try out some of the new material! Hey, you never know.

New Music: The Killers – “The Cowboys’ Christmas Ball”

30 Nov

For the sixth consecutive year, The Killers, have recorded a holiday tune with this year’s titled “The Cowboys’ Christmas Ball.”  All profits from the sale of the Christmas Single go to Product(RED) to help fight AIDS in Africa.

LYRICS:

Way out in Old Nevada, where the Truckee’s waters flow,
Where the cattle are “a-browzin’,” an’ the Spanish ponies grow;
Where the Northers “come a-whistlin'” from beyond the Neutral Strip;
And the prairie dogs are sneezin’, as if they had “The Grip”;
Where the cayotes come a-howlin’ ’round the ranches after dark,
And the bluebirds are a-singin’ to the lovely “meadow lark”;
Where the bighorns are a-grazin’ and the lonely plovers call—
It was there that I attended “The Cowboys’ Christmas Ball.”
(whoo!)

The boys had left the ranches and come to town in piles;
The ladies—”kinda scatterin'”—had gathered in for miles..
The room was togged out gorgeous-with mistletoe and shawls,
And candles flickered frescoes, around the airy walls.
The women folk looked lovely-the boys looked kinda treed,
Till the leader got to yellin’: “Hey! fellers, let’s stampede,”
And the music started sighin’, an’ awailin’ through the hall
As a kind of introduction to “The Cowboys’ Christmas Ball.”

Their leader was a feller that came from Swenson’s ranch,
They called him “Windy Billy,” from “little Deadman’s Branch.”
His rig was “kinda careless,” big spurs and high-heeled boots;
He had the reputation that come when “a fellers shoots.”
His voice was like a bugle upon a mountainous height;
His feet were animated an’ a mighty, movin’ sight,
When he commenced to hollerin’, “Now, fellers stake your pen!
“Lock horns with all them heifers, an’ russle ’em like men.
“Saloot yer lovely critters; now swing an’ let ’em go,
“Climb the grape vine ’round ’em—all hands do-ce-do!
“You Mavericks, join the round-up- Just skip her waterfall,”
Huh! It was gettin’ happy, The Cowboys’ Christmas Ball

Don’t tell me ’bout cotillions, or germans. No sire’ee!
That whirl at Carson City just takes the cake with me.
I’m sick of lazy shufflin’s, of them I’ve had my fill,
Just Give me a frontier break-down, backed up by Wild Ol’ Bill.

McAllister ain’t nowhere, when Windy leads the show,
I’ve seen ’em both in harness, and so I sorta know—
Oh, Bill, I sha’n’t forget ya, and I’ll oftentimes recall,
That lively gaited sworray—”The Cowboys’ Christmas Ball.”

Oh, Bill, I sha’n’t forget ya, and I’ll oftentimes recall,
That lively gaited sworray—”The Cowboys’ Christmas Ball.”

OMG Coachella 2011 Line-up

18 Jan

Ok so now the planning can officially begin getting underway as the 2011 Coachella line-up has been announced. I am so stoked about this line-up and definitely finding my way to Indio this spring.

At first glance, Day One is top priority.  As much as a fan I am of Kings of Leon, The Black Keys, Lauren Hill, Cut Copy, Brandon Flowers and all the other top billing acts, I’m more jacked about Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, Here We Go Magic, Klaxons, !!!, The Drums, Afrojack,  Ozomatli, The Morning Benders and Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti to name a few.

Day Two is going to be a dance party bonanza with Steve Angello, Empire of the Sun, Paul van Dyk, Fedde Le Grand, Laidback Luke, Joachim Garraud, Chuckie and more plus, Raphael Saadiq, Two Door Cinema Club, Foals, the Kills, Mariachi El Bronx plus Arcade Fire, Mumford & Sons and so much more!

Day Three has a ton more great artists but I am not as high on it as Days 1 & 2.  The return of the Strokes, The National, Duran Duran, Duck Sauce, Eliza Doolittle, Tinie Tempah, and Ben Harper’s Fistful of Mercy should all be insane performances.

All I can say is WOW and while some may start chiming in saying this isn’t the best Coachella line-up in the 12 years I would argue that when we recap the festival later this spring it will go down in the record books as featuring one of the finest collections of music we have ever seen over the course of three days.

Coachella 2011

Three-day weekend passes, along with camping passes for Coachella go on sale Friday, Jan. 21 at 10:00 AM (PT) through Ticketmaster.com, by phone at (800) 745-3000  and at http://www.coachella.com. Three-day weekend passes are $269.00, plus surcharges, and camping passes are $75.00. More details on layaway, camping options and up-to-the minute information, can be found at http://www.coachella.com.