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Now Playing: Jungle cover Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars -“Uptown Funk”

10 Mar

Click play below and check out Jungle’s rendition of Mark Ronson’sUptown Funk” ft. Bruno Mars from BBC Radio 1 earlier today. Jungle live is one of the more fun shows I can remember seeing in the last year and if you read the blog you know how big of a Mark Ronson fan I am. This version I can dig and I hope they start performing this on tour.

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DoYouHearTheMusic.com Fall 2014 Playlist Vol. 1

14 Nov

TGIF and to lead you into the weekend here is a new playlist to crank up and listen up! Hope you enjoy it.

New Music: Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk!”

11 Nov

Dad! I know you’re reading this post so you have to listen to this track! Instantly thought of you when I first heard this.

Anyone who know me understands what a huge Mark Ronson fan I am (if you think he’s an incredible musician/producer you should hear one of his DJ sets) and while yesterday I posted his latest single “Daffodils” ft. Kevin Parker of Tame Impala, this track, “Uptown Funk!” ft. Bruno Mars is getting me so much more excited for the album Uptown Special to be released on January 27.

My initial thoughts on the 2013 GRAMMY Awards

11 Feb

Another year of GRAMMY Awards have come and gone.  So much great music highlighted from the past year and of course a ton of great performances.  I’m also a fan of LL Cool J as the host, hopefully they bring him back for a third year.  So how about some ramblings from the show.

  • If you’ve ever seen Bruno Mars live you know what to expect from him and his band but their performance was just sick.  Sting singing a verse to “Locked Out of Heaven,” finally a tip of the hat to the Police influenced track and Rihanna joining the party with Ziggy and Damian Marley for a great tribute to Bob Marley. My favorite performance of the night.
  • Wow, what a great way to pay tribute to the late, great Levon Helm.  Elton John, Mumford & Sons, Mavis Staples, Zac Brown, Alabama Shakes singer Brittany Howard and T Bone Burnett, wonderful performance.
  • Justin Timberlake with the band and orchestra, a tip of the hat and that I have to say overshadowed Jay-Z guesting for me.
  • How cool was the rain during the fun. performance? So stoked to see those guys jump to stardom but every time I see Nate Ruess I am reminded of The Format, man do I miss that band.
  • Mumford & Sons, well at least the escalated from that rickety little stage from a couple years ago.
  • The Lumineers I sure hope they are the Mumford of two years ago and just reach new heights after the GRAMMY Awards. Let’s see how many units they move in the next week.
  • The Black Keys with Dr. John and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band was just simply rocking. Seen Dan Auerbach and Dr. John together but that collection of musicians, whoa.
  • Ed Sheeran getting to share the stage with Elton John, well done young man.
  • Jack White, a tip of the hat to you!
  • Frank Ocean, wish they would have had him perform earlier in the show.
  • LL Cool J, Chuck D, Z-Trip and Travis Barker – I’d love to see an entire concert with these four.
  • Was there an over/under on how many times they would show Taylor Swift?  And is there one song she didn’t sing along to?
  • Is it odd that I thought of The Hunger Games when they showed Carrie Underwood’s dress?  All it needed to do was catch fire!
  • Anyone else think John Mayer in the purple tux belonged in Alice in Wonderland and could have fit in the Taylor Swift performance?
  • I guess people know who Miguel is now.  A tip of the hat to @TonyDasco who’s been all about Miguel for two plus years.
  • Prince, he’s got to be up to something if he made an appearance.  I just wonder what.  I remember when he had his residency in Vegas, he would show up to one of the nightclubs I worked with an then have the curtains closed around him.  Odd then, odd now but still one of the greatest musicians/performers ever.
  • Did Kimbra and her ‘I’m not sure what she was wearing’ rival Bjork and her swan dress?
  • The other performances, meh. Or did I miss a great one?

Oh and the awards.  Here you go.

Now Playing: Bruno Mars – “Locked Out Of Heaven” – Major Lazer Remix

18 Dec

Awww yeah! not only did Diplo help produce tracks on Bruno Mars’ Unorthodox Jukebox but now comes the Major Lazer remix of the lead single “Locked Out Of Heaven.” Check it out.

Now Playing: Bruno Mars – “Show Me”

10 Dec

Time to make it a great week! Let’s get it started with a little Bruno Mars who’s Unorthodox Jukebox drops tomorrow. Below is “Show Me” which right now is my favorite track off the new disc from the mighty talented musician. Makes me wish I was relaxing on an island right now.

 

DoYouHearTheMusic.com – Jump Into Fall Vol. III – Playlist

7 Nov

Oh man, already seven days into Movember and all I can think about is Thanksgiving, UNLV Runnin’ Rebel Basketball and a whole lot of good music to keep every day rocking and rolling.  So here we are, the final installment of the Jump Into Fall playlists!  Hope you like this one, definitely some new bands for you to check out and some new songs from well established musicians.

 

My New Music: Bruno Mars – “Locked Out Of Heaven” and my two observations

29 Oct

I’m a Bruno Mars fan, I really am.  If you’ve seen him live you know what kind of entertainer he is and how talented his band is as well.  I’m looking forward to his new album dropping this winter and digging his first single “Locked Out Of Heaven” but a couple observations.  When I listen I hear two distinct things besides his vocals; the first that he had to have gotten inspiration for the beat from The Police and second is that he took a sample from Foster The People’s own remix/updated intro for “Pumped Up Kicks” (if you don’t believe me, listen here and fast forward to the 1:40 mark).  I’ll still listen to the track and it’s most likely going to make it onto the next playlist.  And if you haven’t heard the song yet, check it out below.

Revisited: My week that was in music

20 Feb

Wow, wow, wow what a week of live music last week was.  It was intense, fun, full of surprises and I got to see a few of my favorite bands/musicians.

Monday, Feb 13 – AG Jeans party at Marquee Nightclub with Foster The People.  Having seen these guys six times previous in the last calendar year, I still don’t’ miss the chance to catch them live.  With a powerhouse sound system and coming off their GRAMMY performance the evening before, it was a solid show and they added “Warrant” to the setlist after nixing it during their October gig at the Cosmo.

Tuesday, Feb. 14 – Out to support the buddies at CRSVR Las Vegas for a DJ Vice x Jason Markk shoe cleaning kit release party.  The one and only DJ Fashen was on the decks as Vice played host for the evening.

Wednesday, Feb. 15 – As part of the Sports Illustrated Beauty & Beats Music Festival at The Cosmopolitan I was all giddy to finally see Delta Spirit live!  Fantastic 90 minute set that culminated with a real life Animal House moment when lead singer, Matthew Vasquez jumped into the crowd and got everyone low before getting “a little bit louder now” and everyone jumping to their feet and Vasquez climbing on the bar to finish out the show.

Thursday, Feb. 16 – A continuation of the Beauty & Beats Music Festival this night with White Denim, a band I have been digging for some time and WOW can they jam! Can’t wait to see these guys at Bonnaroo.  Following it was upstairs to catch the Black Lips before heading to PURE Nightclub for the final Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue soiree of the week where Bruno Mars took the stage and for 30 minutes with his band, played a mash-up melody of hits both old and new before finishing with two of his own songs.

Friday, Feb. 17 – Glam rock at its finest as The Darkness hot on their comeback trail rocked the House of Blues and reignited my love of this band.  Justin Hawkins, my hat off to you.

Sunday, Feb. 19 – Look for my review in the upcoming issue of Vegas SEVEN, Lenny Kravitz show where not only did he serenade Muhammad Ali for his 70th birthday but he was joined by Quincy Jones as well as Slash and Joe Perry.  Terrance Howard also made a brief appearance leading the crowd in a ‘Lenny’ chant during the encore break.

Phew, I’m exhausted just from writing this.  Just another week in Vegas…..

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April 2011 Playlist

19 Apr

Here is a playlist for April.  I’m going to try and make a new one each month so be on the lookout.  These selections are a mix of the artists I’ve been listening to lately.  Let me know what you like, don’t like, want to hear more of.  Weather is getting nicer out so the need for driving and pool music is a necessity!

Cheers!

Craig

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April 2011

The Asteroids Galaxy Tour – “The Golden Age

Old Crow Medicine Show – “Wagon Wheel

The Avett Brothers – “I and Love and You

Angus & Julia Stone – “Paper Aeroplane

G. Love – “50 Ways To Leave Your Lover

Freelance Whales – “Generator^First Floor

Mumford & Sons – “Lover Of The Light

Fleet Foxes – “Helplessness Blues

Brett Dennen – “Dancing At A Funeral

Donavon Frankenreiter – “Dance Like Nobody’s Watching

Anthony B – “Never Wanna Lose You” ft. Gyptian

Gyptian – “Take Me Higher

Kings of Leon – “Back Down South

Middle Brother – “Portland

Jenny & Johnny – “Big Wave

Bruno Mars – “Count On Me

Jack Johnson – “From The Clouds

The Beautiful Girls – “Running

Graffiti6 – “Free