Tag Archives: David Letterman

Video: St. Paul & The Broken Bones – “Call Me” on Letterman

21 Jan

If you watch anything today, let it be this video. Earlier this month St. Paul & The Broken Bones were the musical guest on the Late Show with  David Letterman and boy did they deliver.   Besides their soul shaking performance, what struck me as just a sheer bit of awesome was how Letterman didn’t just introduce the band but rather did a whole shtick with Paul Janeway and what he wanted to see out of the band.  And he then followed that up with requesting an encore, he needed to hear more!  Just watch the below.  I for one had not seen Letterman do either of these in all the years watching the program and two, couldn’t be more excited for these fellas who I had perform at Life is Beautiful in 2014.  Countless friends have told me St. Paul & The Broken Bones were their favorite performance and discovery at the festival and I hope that in 2015 more and more discover the greatness of this band and get the opportunity to see them live.  It’s a religious experience!

Video: Foo Fighters ft. Zac Brown cover Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs” on Late Show with David Letterman

14 Oct

Check it out, the Foo Fighters kicked off their week long residency on the Late Show with David Letterman last night and brought along a special guest in Zac Brown to cover Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs.” Can’t wait for the Foo Fighters to close out Life is Beautiful 2014 on Sunday, October 26!

VIDEO: @_SLEEPERAGENT Perform “Waves” on Late Show with David @Letterman

10 Jul

Check it out, Life is Beautiful 2014 artist, Sleeper Agent, rocked Late Night with David Letterman last night performing their hit single “Waves.” Can’t wait to welcome them back to Vegas in October!

Video: Mick Jagger – Late Show with David Letterman ‘Top 10’

12 Dec

Last night Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman last evening to read the nightly “Top 10” list.

 

New Music – Lollapalooza Edition: Milo Greene

31 Jul

Lollapalooza Week on DoYouHearTheMusic.com continues with another rising act you should most definitely be listening to.

Two words: Milo Greene

Who? Not just one person as you may imagine (and some people really thought) but rather a five-piece band from Southern California

What?  “a collection of voices that live and breathe simultaneously with the breadth of an omniscient, collective consciousness”

Why you should listen?  You ever have that moment when you just need to chill out and disappear from the world? Tune into this when that happens

A reason you’ll be excited?  Listen to the tracks “1957” and “Silent Way”

Why I’m excited: These guys are brilliant.  How else do you explain them creating an alias, “Milo Greene,” while in college to serve as their booking agent/manager?  Fast forward as they morphed into literally, Milo Greene.  Musically, I love how these five individuals have found a way to craft a whole bunch of music styles under one roof through each of their own unique strengths.  When listening to the self titled album I feel like I’m being taken on an adventure and I like it.

If you like: Of Monsters and Men, The Lumineers, Vacationer, The Apache Relay

Final thoughts: I really dig Marlana Sheetz’s voice, stunning. Check out their performance on Letterman earlier this summer. And at Lollapalooza, Milo Greene pulled an early time slot but for those of you going, this is a great way to start your Saturday.  Bring a blanket and just chill out on the grass as you watch this rising band take you on your own adventure.

My recommendation, arrive early and stop at the Google Play stage to a couple songs from the Kopecky Family Band and then continue moving to the Playstation Stage for Milo Greene.

Saturday, August 4, noon

News: @WalkTheMoonband Self Titled Album Drops Today!

19 Jun

I couldn’t be more excited today for the fellas of Walk The Moon as they release their self titled debut album on RCA Records. Having had the pleasure of meeting the guys, interviewing them and seeing them in concert at Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza and here in Las Vegas I feel like I’ve kind of been along for the ride a little. I’m beyond stoked that they are now getting heavy airplay, being tabbed by MTV as a Push artist, Esquire.com adding them to the songs of the summer (for a second year in a row) and more. These guys are still ascending and it’s one of those things that just makes me smile; plus I think everyone should be digging their music and right in time for summer it’s perfect tunes to enjoy three months of sunshine. Added bonus, tune in to David Letterman tonight where the guys will be the special music act.

Track listing
1.) Quesadilla
2.) Lisa Baby
3.) Next In Line
4.) Anna Sun
5.) Tightrope
6.) Jenny
7.) Shiver Shiver
8.) Lions
9.) Iscariot
10.) Fixin’
11.) I Can Lift A Car

My Thoughts On Some Of The GRAMMY Performances

14 Feb

The Grammy’s were well the Grammy’s, filled as usual with a ton of fantastic performances but I have to say that Mumford & Sons v. The Avett Brothers v. Bob Dylan was the highlight of the night for me.  Not only did M&S rock out on that tiny little rectangle of a stage that somehow didn’t break to perform “The Cave,” they cemented themselves as the next great band from the UK.  If 2010 was a huge step for the folk rock foursome in terms of crossing the pond and selling out small concert venues, 2011 is going to be one hell of a wild ride.  The Avett Brothers continue to amaze me and I dug their performance which gained steam midway through and probably netted them a ton more fans following.  And no matter how old Bob Dylan gets and how mumbled he may sound, I can never get enough of the musician who made me love music.

Also did Mick Jagger rock the Grammy’s or what?  His cover of Solomon Burke’s “Everybody Needs Somebody To Love” with Raphael Saadiq was sensational.  What a tribute it was, filled with energy and spunk that no doubt must have had Burke smiling down from up above.

Eminem, Rihanna, Dre I’d say was as you’d expect, a great, energetic performance but the real winner seems to be Skylar Grey who practically stole the show with her vocals on “I Need A Doctor.”  And you know what, I’m sure the Eminem, Dre and Alex da Kid are grinning from ear-to-ear knowing they just hit the jackpot yet again.

B.o.B, Bruno Mars and Janelle Monae – three of todays most talented definitely didn’t disappoint and 2011 should continue to be huge for all three.

Arcade Fire, wow!  The Suburbs propelled them to another level in 2010 and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for the Canadians after their performances brought rock back to the Grammy’s.  My only question is did they know they were going to win that they were set to play a second song?  I hope not but just curious….

Cee Lo dressed as a ginormous parrot was a bit scary.  Was he trying to be Koko B. Ware?  The Gwyneth Paltrow part, did I miss something?  And The Muppets, loved them!

Drake and Rihanna was just ok.  Anyone else think it wasn’t that great?  I just wonder if Chris Brown was watching and what he must have been thinking about RiRi’s outfit.

Some other notes:

Trombone Shorty!  Let’s hope he gets his due eventually

The Aretha Franklin tribute was a nice touch

Props to Esperanza Spalding and her big win!

John Mayer, Norah Jones and Keith Urban paying tribute to Dolly Parton was pretty cool

How many times do we have to see Lady GaGa and Katy Perry perform at awards shows?  Talented they may be but again?

Barbra Streisand, would have been cool if Duck Sauce was a special guest during the performance.  Hey we can all dream, right?

Do J. Lo and Marc Anthony tell award producers we’ll only present if we appear together?

Can Lady Antebellum officially be considered not country since their crossover to mainstream is now cemented?

And one more note because I just can’t leave it out, what the heck was up with Puffy and his gold teef?