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Countdown to Life is Beautiful: The Head and The Heart

19 Sep

The home stretch towards the second Life is Beautiful festival in Downtown Las Vegas, October 24-26. In anticipation, at DoYouHearTheMusic.com I’ll be running down an artist or two on the lineup! If you haven’t gotten your tickets, do so at www.lifeisbeautiful.com and if you have, awesome and I can’t wait to see you!

The Head and The Heart head back to Vegas only for the second time and I couldn’t be more excited to have this band on my lineup. Their first time was back in December 2010 opening for Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds and well before they had released their debut album. It should be quite the show and if you’ve been lucky enough to catch them on tour or at a festival this summer you know they are sounding ridiculously amazing right now.

Fun fact, “These Days Are Numbered” off the album Let’s Be Still was used in the 2014 Life is Beautiful lineup announcement video.

You can catch The Head and The Heart on Friday, October 24 at Life is Beautiful.

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Five For Friday: @RRTFB, Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel, #DMB, @MumfordOfficial & more

21 Sep

Late night edition.

  1. Robert Randolph once again rocked the house last night at Vinyl inside the Hard Rock Hotel in Vegas.  Look out for my show review in the 9.27 issue of Vegas SEVEN.
  2. Keeping on the Hard Rock and Vinyl, besides The Smith Center, I think the best sounding room in Vegas may be the brand new, intimate venue.  Definitely looking forward to catching more shows at Vinyl.
  3. Still find myself listening to the DMB Away From The World disc nonstop.  Can’t get enough, it keep bringing me back to the great years.  Thank you Steve Lillywhite.
  4. New Music Tuesday is going to be a great one as Mumford & Sons drop Babel! But before that, tune into Saturday Night Live!
  5. Get ready for a fun, fun, fun post of My New Music next week.  All I’ll hint at is get ready for a little Thunder Clatter!

Photos:Dave Matthews Performs at 9th Annual John Varvatos Stuart House Benefit

13 Mar

I wanted to share some really awesome photos Erik Kabik (www.erikkabik.com) was able to capture over the weekend at the 9th Annual John Varvatos Stuart House Benefit at John Varvatos in Los Angeles, CA on March 11.  The event which Dave Matthews was on hand to provide the entertainment, was co-chaired by Leslie Mann & Judd Apatow and brought together the entertainment, arts, fashion and philanthropic communities in Los Angeles to raise funds for Stuart House. For those who are unfamiliar, Stuart House provides free, 24-hour emergency medical care, state-of-the-art forensic services, professional counseling, advocacy, Court School and other services to help child victims and their families recover from the trauma of sexual abuse.

Also pictured: Alice Cooper, James Van Der Beek, Ricky Schroeder, Matt Sorum, Adrienne Harper, Steven Tyler

 

Trying to guess the Bonnaroo 2012 lineup (well at least some of the artists)

11 Feb

Naturally my excitement is hitting a peak in anticipation of the lineup for Bonnaroo XI being announced next week.

I keep debating, who, who are they going to book since Bonnaroo tends to differ from the other festival line-ups.  So here’s my best guess at some.

Let’s start with the headliners: At first I was thinking Red Hot Chili Peppers were an option but now that they are headlining the Hangout Festival I doubt this will happen but you never know.  It may be time to bring DMB back but again, they are also headlining Hangout and I just don’t see it happening.  Radiohead seems to be an obvious consideration and maybe I’m the only one but another I just don’t see happening.  More realistic at this point would be a Phish, the Police or Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Jay-Z and Kanye (I know, the Kanye late late show….).

Some artists that have been quasi radio silent who could be good fits as top billing acts: Phoenix, Jack Johnson and dare I even try to imagine the return of Outkast, The Killers.

More thoughts:  Mumford & Sons (again), Dispatch, The Eagles, Lenny Kravitz, The Roots, Drake, Lupe Fiasco, Zac Brown Band, Allen Stone, Clement Marfo & The Frontline, The Avett Brothers, John Butler Trio, The Civil Wars, GROUPLOVE, Little Hurricane, Alabama Shakes, Ryan Adams, Donavon Frankenreiter, Middle Brother, Paul Simon, Jimmy, Cliff, Steve Winwood, Young The Giant, Foster The People, Frank Turner, U.S. Royalty, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Raphael Saadiq, Mariachi El Bronx, Of Monsters & Men, Lana Del Rey, Bon Iver, Bruno Mars, Dawes, Diamond Rugs, GIVERS, OK Go, Graffiti6, Robert Randolph, Mac Miller, Cage The Elephant, Gary Clark Jr., Walk The Moon, The Belle Brigade, We Are Augustines, AraabMuzik, Bahamas, Gardens & Villas, Here We Go Magic, White Denim, White Lies, Ruby Coast, Tennis, Ingrid Michaelson, Two Door Cinema Club, Galactic, Trombone Shorty, Matt & Kim, Christina Perri, fun., Eric Hutchinson, The Gaslight Anthem, Brett Dennen, Delta Spirit, ALO, The Big Pink, Laura Marling, WU LYF, Wolf Gang, James Morrison, Chali2na, Vintage Trouble, Noah and the Whale, The Vaccines, Tallahassee, IAMDYNAMITE, Janelle Monae, The Lumineers , Avalanche City, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Blackalicious, Blitzen Trapper, honeyhoney, Kaiser Chiefs, The War on Drugs, Kids These Days, Girls

DJs/Electro(nic): Justice, M83, Miike Snow, Steve Aoki, Madeon, RAC, Rye Rye, Super Mash Brothers

Bonnaroo Clues Solved (from the message board): Fruit Bats, tUnE yArDs, Battles, Mogwai

Chances are I’m not even close but it would be nice to see a bunch of the above at Bonnaroo.  Excited to let the countdown begin!  Get ready!

STREAM LIVE NOW: Bridge School Benefit Concert

22 Oct

Click the video below to stream the 25th Bridge School Benefit LIVE today and tomorrow. Performances by Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Arcade Fire, Foo Fighters (Sunday only), Eddie Vedder, Los Invisibles, featuring Carlos Santana, Cindy Blackman Santana & Guests, Beck, Mumford & Sons, Tony Bennett (Sunday only), Devendra Banhart, Norah Jones with The Little Willies and MC Jimmy Fallon.

Now Playing: Dave Matthews Band – “Stay”

8 Jul

One of my favorite songs in honor of the DMB Caravan kicking off in Chicago today. Oh how I wish I was there.

New Music: O.A.R. – “Taking On The World Today”

7 Jul

Less than a month until O.A.R. releases King and August 2 can’t come soon enough.  Here’s another track off the upcoming album, “Taking On The World Today” which has now become my latest music obsession.  I also listened to the live version the band played at the Dave Matthews Band Caravan a couple weeks ago in Atlantic City and yeah, WINNER!

Dave Matthews Band Caravan: Atlantic City June 24-26 Line-up

9 Mar

So the June 24-26 Dave Matthews Band Caravan line-up for Bader Field in Atlantic City was just released and all I can say is, SICK as in what a group of artists as I start day dreaming about how great these three days will be. Tickets go on sale for Warehouse members March 14 and to the public on March 25. Check out the below for all the artists. I don’t know who to be most excited about, such an amazing group of musicians.  What I do know is From Good Homes will be playing at the festival, love seeing the Jersey rockers on the bill as they just reunited in recent years after a decade hiatus.

Save The Dates: Dave Matthews Band – 2011 Show Dates

23 Feb

Received an email yesterday and it’s posted on the Band website http://www.DaveMatthewsBand.com check out the below:

Dave Matthews Band will host four three-day music festivals across the US this summer. The multi-stage events will feature a wide array of diverse musical talent with Dave Matthews Band performing a headlining set each night. Exact locations, lineups, ticketing and lodging info will be announced soon.

JUNE 24-26…North East/Mid Atlantic

JULY 8-10…Midwest

AUGUST…coming soon!

SEPTEMBER…coming soon!

This gets me excited as the 20th Anniversary plans are starting to come together and officially knowing DMB will not be taking the whole year off is something to look forward to.  Can’t wait to see the exact locations (Atlantic City has been a good rumored location for the East Coast and you can pretty much guarantee that September will be The Gorge) and bands who sign on to partake (guessing Red Light Management, ATO Records and probably Brushfire Records artists will make up a bulk of the acts).  Summer of Music is getting better and better!

NOW PLAYING: Brett Dennen – “Sydney (I’ll Come Running)”

26 Jan

Brett Dennen is one of those artists who seems to be able to just pen a great song time and time again.  Right now I really love his new tune “Sydney (I’ll Come Running)” which is set to appear on his new album Loverboy due out later this year.  I’ve had the pleasure to hear him jam this a couple times while he was on tour with Dave Matthews Band last summer and this song has hit written all over it.  Give a listen and let’s here what you think.