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Road to Life is Beautiful Battle of the Bands was a success and then some. Thank you, Las Vegas!

11 Jul

The last few weeks have been some of the most rewarding since being in my position with Life is Beautiful. In year one we held Downtown Las Vegas Music Showcases to highlight local bands and a handful ended up on the lineup. Last year we partnered with First Friday and delivered an evening of music across double digit venues and stages in Downtown Las Vegas. This year we raised the stakes, took a gamble and it was simply beautiful. Somewhere I got another crazy idea that we should do a Battle of the Bands and turn it into March Madness bracket-style tournament. We started with 16 bands being selected, Brooklyn Bowl on the Las Vegas Strip was the host site and as the weeks carried on we scaled down to the Final Four which was held last night at Brooklyn Bowl. Four killer, 30-minute performances which ended with Brittany Rose emerging victorious and now added to the 2016 Life is Beautiful lineup.

The crowds were impressive, the performances were great and all in it’s a good time to be involved with the local music scene in Las Vegas. I encourage everyone in town to get out and discover some homegrown music because we have a new crop of musicians waiting for you to discover them.

At the beginning I mentioned that these have been some of the most rewarding weeks for me and that’s because of the 16 bands/artists who graced the stage at Brooklyn Bowl. All of the performers carried themselves in a professional manner, rallied to support one another during their performances and we’re genuinely stoked for the opportunity. It was truly special to see the care and excitement they had for one another even though they were all in competition with each other. That’s what a community is about and I’m proud to be a part of it.

To All Night Visitors, Brittany Rose, Chop808, Daniel Park Band, Echo Stains, Ekoh, Glasspools, Jessica Manalo, Moonboots, O Wildly, Silversage, The American Weather, The Musket Vine, The Noir Movement, Walk Off Hits and We Are Pancakes, thanks for letting me be part of the ride.

Peace, Love + Music

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Tonight Vegas! A Life is Beautiful preview with The London Souls at Brooklyn Bowl

2 Jun

Come one come all and meet me at Brooklyn Bowl tonight for The London Souls! Not only do you get to catch a kick ass rock and roll show but you get a preview of a band that will be at Life is Beautiful and the show is FREE! Added bonus, tell me you’re coming and I might just have one of the new Life is Beautiful snapbacks or a t-shirt for you.

Check out this video from the guys performing with our good friends at Jam In The Van.

Revisited (Video): Shakey Graves | “Dearly Departed” | Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas | 5.22.15

22 May

Here’s a complete video of “Dearly Departed” from last night’s Shakey Graves show at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas. Killer show, great energy and fun crowd. Shout out to my buddy Max for lighting up this show (that disco ball/moonshine number!), it was fun one!

Vegas tonight, Shakey Graves at Brooklyn Bowl

21 May

Okay Vegas, here we go again. Tonight at Brooklyn Bowl is going to be a great show. I know, Thursday night, right before MDW and you’re resting up, saving money, etc. but do yourself a favor and scoop up a ticket to this show, you won’t be disappointed.

Fun Fact: Alejandro Rose-Garcia aka Shakey Graves was an actor on the TV show ‘Friday Night Lights’

Hope to see you there tonight! Now check out this video of Shakey Graves performing “Dearly Departed” live from the Pandora House at SXSW.

Sturgill Simpson – Vegas Baby! Tomorrow night!

22 Apr

Vegas, Vegas, Vegas – don’t sleep on tomorrow night at Brooklyn Bowl. Do you like country, alt-country and Americana? Heck if you like music in general you need to join me at the Sturgill Simpson show on Thursday night. Dude put out one of the top albums in all of 2014, Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, is absolutely crushing crowds all over the country and between Coachella and Stagecoach he’s making a stop in our city. Having seen him a couple weeks ago I can attest that you will have a great time. Sturgill and his band JAM and you’ll want to be there to witness it. Oh and The Lone Bellow open so for every person who kept asking to add them to Life is Beautiful in the past, here’s your chance to see them in Vegas, you have no excuses now. Two great acts, one show! Hope to see you there!

Hey Vegas, YOU + ME @ Brooklyn Bowl the next three nights for O.A.R.

24 Apr

Okay Vegas, anyone who was in high school or college circa 1999 should be joining me at Brooklyn Bowl the next three nights as O.A.R. comes to town for a stopover!

C’mon be honest with yourself, you know you’ve spent plenty of college nights and fraternity/sorority parties rocking out to “That Was A Crazy Game of Poker,” “Hey Girl,” “City On Down,” and if you’re a little younger chances are you’ve grown up with “Shattered,” “This Town,” “Heaven” and now their new single, “Peace.”

Regardless of anything I’ve said above if you’re into music, the next three nights are simply ones you won’t want to miss.  Perhaps I’m biased but a live O.A.R. show is an event and more importantly a damn good time.  So come on, drive yourself over to the Linq, marvel at the High Roller, stroll up to Brooklyn Bowl and come see some killer music in one of the best live music settings.  Oh and if you think it’s going to be a late one, shows are at 7:30, you have no excuse.

Now back to the music…….

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Video: Phil & Friends | “Franklin’s Tower” | 4.20.14 | Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas

23 Apr

Last weekend was one for the ages as Phil Lesh descended upon Las Vegas and played three nights at the brand new Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas with an all-star lineup which included Jackie Greene, John Scofield, John Medeski, Stu Allen and Joe Russo.  How’s that for a powerhouse lineup?!  And boy did it live up to the billing.  It was definitely an honor to watch these guys on stage and the chemistry was just ON.

Here’s a video of “Franklin’s Tower” from night three of the run.  Apologies in advance as it’s only four minutes since I wasn’t prepared for them to play one of my favorite Dead songs and I cut it short because frankly, my arm was tired.  Regardless, I think you’ll enjoy it!

 

And since today is a great day, I’ll do you one better. You can click the links below to download all three shows from Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas!

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Now Playing: Big Gigantic “The Night Is Young” ft. Cherub

5 Feb

Play. Repeat. Play. Repeat. Give a listen to this new track from Big Gigantic featuring Cherub, “The Night Is Young.” Their new album which bares the same name drops February 11. If you’ve ever seen Big G live, you know how amazing these guys are live and I can’t wait to see them perform this track at Brooklyn Bowl here in Vegas and out at Coachella! And hopefully you caught them at Life is Beautiful in 2013!