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Coachella 2016 lineup is here

5 Jan

Late Monday night Coachella dropped its 2016 lineup. With Guns n’ Roses and LCD Soundsystem as headliners (and both reuniting) leaked early on, the anticipation was only building for the remainder of the lineup. My hats off to the Goldenvoice team for putting together yet another massive lineup for music fans to salivate at. This year is clearly very dance heavy (as expected) and obviously there is going to be more electro(nic) incorporated into the Coachella Stage and Outdoor Theater stage. Also with Calvin Harris drawing the largest crowd in Coachella Stage history in 2014 it’s no surprise to see him headlining as well this year. I’ll get to may favorite small line artists below but I think the most interesting part of the lineup is at the bottom which states “DESPACIO All Weekend Long;” and should get every LCD Soundsystem (and music) fan excited because if you aren’t familiar, DESPACIO is a side project of James Murphy and 2manydjs! It’s so rad, see for yourself, HERE.

The top line artists speak for themselves but let’s get into the fun stuff, discovery. Here are my quick hits to the artists you may not know but should by April. If I had to name just one of the below for your to really get lost in, Gallant.  Oh baby!

Friday: Ibeyi, Black Coffee, Years & Years, HEALTH, Mavis Staples, Goldroom, Gallant, HAELOS, Miami Horror

Saturday: Chronixx, AlunaGeorge (who dazzled in 2014), Shamir, Moon Taxi, Ex Hex, Mr. Carmack, Alvvays, Algiers, Cloves, Phases

Sunday: HudMo, Kamasi Washington, Melody’s Echo Chamber, Anderson .Paak, Nosaj Thing, Epik High, Tensnake, Alessia Cara, Crystal Fighters, PRAYERS, Young Fathers, the Heavy, Girlpool, AC Slater




DoYouHearTheMusic.com – September 2015 Playlist

1 Sep

WHOA! September is here! Where have the first 8 months of 2015 gone. In honor of us heading into the fall season and with Labor Day Weekend just a handful of days away, here’s a new playlist for you to dive into! Once again it has a little bit of everything, bands you know like Tame Impala, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros and Halsey to current buzz act Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and Australian wonder Meg Mac. Hope you dig this month’s mix and find some new music to love and rock out to.

Peace + Love + Music

Countdown to Life is Beautiful: 24 Days – Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros

31 Aug

“Ahh Home. Let me come home
Home is wherever I’m with you.
Ahh Home. Let me go ho-oh-ome.
Home is wherever I’m with you.”

Home is across 18 city blocks of Downtown Las Vegas, September 25-27 for Life is Beautiful. It’s no secret to my friends that I love Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros. Their live show is uplifting, high energy and one gigantic singalong dance party. I can truthfully say that I’ve wanted to have ESATMZ on the lineup from day one and in year three we finally do! They are the perfect band for this festival as they exude a positive energy and will do everything they can to make sure everyone in attendance is grinning from ear to ear during their set. Come sing and dance on Friday, September 25 at Life is Beautiful because we’re going to have a party!

One good thing about music….. thank you @EdwardSharpe for the reminder

2 Aug

It is the universal language.  It unites people.  It makes people forgive, forget, heal, rejoice, smile, etc.  It’s a part of why I believe the festival culture in America is so coveted now.  You name it and music really can be the most powerful thing we have.   And I challenge anyone to find a band out there today that better epitomizes spreading joy and happiness than Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros.  Last night in Vegas I had the chance to once again see the band in concert but this was the first time out of a festival setting.  What I can tell you is there was not one person in the crowd without a smile on their face.  Last night was truly an example of how powerful music can be and put a positive influence on people, even if only for that evening.  What Alex Ebert and crew do is a sheer masterpiece.  They make the crowd feel as one with the band, radiate positivity and bring a crowd of strangers together.   #ThatsWhatsUp.

Add in spending the evening and experiencing the concert with some great friends and there’s not much more that could have made a Thursday night much better.

Happy Friday!

#Vegas 8.1.13

#Vegas 8.1.13

DoYouHearTheMusic First Day of Summer Playlist

21 Jun

Summer summer summertime! Yes, today is the first day of summer so with that here’s a 21 track playlist to get the good vibes going. Happy Friday!

2013 Firefly Festival Lineup has arrived

19 Feb

That Festival in Delaware, yeah Firefly has done it again with another solid lineup. From top to bottom fans should be jacked up about this one. Lots and lots of great up and coming bands. This is the week after Bonnaroo (which drops its lineup today too) so expect to see many similar artists.


If you want to watch the video, check it out below but just a warning, it is looooong.

Five For Friday, Band of Skulls, Grammys, Mumford & Sons, Dizzy Wright, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Foxygen and more

8 Feb

TGIF and I’m back with a Five For Friday. Been a crazy start to the year and I’ve slacked on getting out some awesome nuggets of music news, new music, concerts and general info.

  1. This weekend in Vegas is going to be rocking with live music. If you had your sights set on the Imagine Dragons show, and feeling bummed since it’s sold out; head over to Vinyl at the Hard Rock Hotel where Band of Skulls will be raging in the intimate room. I promise they will bring it and so should you.
  2. The Grammy Awards are this weekend, don’t miss out as there are going to be some amazing performances. If you recall a couple years ago Mumford & Sons, The Avett Brothers and Bob Dylan all jammed together and look at what that did to propel M&S and TAB to the next level. This year all eyes are on fun. and The Lumineers even though there are countless other amazing musicians performing.
  3. Speaking of Mumford & Sons, did you see the announced this year’s Gentlemen of the Road tour? Catch the US dates and see performances by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Alabama Shakes, fun., Those Darlins, The Vaccines, Half Moon Run, Bear’s Den, Willy Mason and Old Crow Medicine Show.
  4. Monday, February 11 head over to ghostbar at Palms where Vegas’ own, Dizzy Wright will be performing as part of Red Bull’s Red Monday presents. If you want to see the next big thing in hip-hop, you’ll be there.
  5. Next Saturday, February 16 if you are in Las Vegas make sure you head to Beauty Bar where Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Foxygen will be jamming. This is definitely a show you do not want to miss. Trust me.

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

6 Oct

Here we go, time for another little playlist to help you Jump Into Fall! For October here are a bunch of tracks that are on constant rotation for me. Hope you enjoy and find some new tunes you like.

Thanks to the nifty little Spotify playlist button you can listen right here!

My New Music: Family of the Year

22 Aug

Wow, I can’t believe I haven’t put these guys below on the blog after their album has been on repeat for me the past month plus.  Without further adieu, your music for today.

Four words: Family of the Year

Who? A four-piece indie outfit from LA with ties to different parts of the country and across the pond.

What?  A kickass, highly talented band throwing you a bit of indie-rock and pop, folk, island vibes and more in a way that works and will have you hand clapping and boot stomping in no time.

Why you should listen? Just play their new album, Loma Vista, and you’ll understand exactly why.

A reason you’ll be excited?  If you like GROUPLOVE, you’re going to really dig these guys as they feature an array of vocals and variety of instruments to craft a fun, uplifting sound.

Why I’m excited: This band has been around since 2009 but I only recently discovered them and can’t wait to dive into earlier works but am more impressed with their most recent album which is seriously on repeat a few times a week.

If you like: GROUPLOVE, The Belle Brigade, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, The Lumineers, GIVERS.

Final thoughts: It’s just some damn good music so listen up.

Video: Big Easy Express Trailer

7 Feb

I remember when I first read about the Railroad Revival Tour last year, I kept wishing I could attend one of the shows and just how much loved the concept of Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros and Old Crow Medicine Show traversing the west coast by train.  Even cooler was learning the whole journey was being filmed for a documentary which bring us to the below.  Enjoy!


Big Easy Express Official Trailer from S2BN Films on Vimeo.