Tag Archives: Kelley James

New Music: @YourBoyKJ – The Pattern Transcending

2 Oct

Super excited that my friend, Kelley James is back with some new tunes for all of us to enjoy. His new album, The Pattern Transcending, just dropped. Click HERE to read more about it, watch the video below and do yourself a favor and see Kelley live!


Revisited: My Last Week in Live Music – Santana, Kelley James, Ozomatli (Video)

7 May

Last week was a whirlwind of a music one for me.  It started last Wednesday with the opportunity to see Carlos Santana’s new residency at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay. Not only is Santana a living legend that I encourage everyone to see, his band is truly amazing.  The show was about two hours and spanned his whole career of hits.  With a brand new sound system in place, HoB was rocking and the perfect venue to capture the iconic guitar work of Santana.

On Friday it was off to a semi-private show with the mighty talented, Kelley James.  If you are not familiar with Kelley’s sound/style, you’re sorely missing out.  In addition to a bunch of his own songs, he busted out some Sublime and Neil Diamond.  Plus he is one of the most gifted freestyle artists which added to the fun and entertaining evening.

For Cinco de Mayo it was time for Ozomatli.  I can’t even remember how many times I’ve seen these guys live and the shows are always a blast.  This time the venue was Body English inside the Hard Rock Hotel and not only do I love and miss the former nightclub but it served as practically a private concert venue.  Intimate and in close quarters with the fiesta faithful, it was one wild dance party that I wish everyone could have experienced.  Check the video below of a little Latin cover of Depeche Mode’s “Just Can’t Get Enough.”

Santana images courtesy of Erik Kabik.

DoYouHearTheMusic.com Spring 2012 Playlist Vol.II

19 Apr

Alright, alright. I got anxious and decided to put together the Spring 2012 Vol. II playlist a bit earlier than expected.  It’s a mix of artists I’ve featured on previous playlists and/or the blog as well as well as some new ones.  And this one IS Spotify friendly so you can click HERE to access it from the music site.

Most of all, I hope you find this collection as some good tunes to listen to.  And if you missed Spring 2012 Vol. I playlist, click HERE.


Sleeper Agent – “Get Burned

Mark Foster, Kimbra, A-Trak – “Warrior

The Cads – “Lanterns”

The Temper Trap – “Need Your Love

Antonio Paul – “Sweet Wine”

Burning Hotels – “Sound City”

Champions – “Don’t Tell Me”

The Lonely Forest – “We Sing In Time”

Dr. Dog – “These Days”

Civil Twilight – “Fire Escape”

The Big Pink –“Hit The Ground (Superman)”

Dispatch – “Broken American”

Kelley James – “All My Life”

Dark Mean – “Happy Banjo”

The War On Drugs – “Brothers”

Vintage Trouble – “Blues Hand Me Down”

Company of Thieves – “Tallulah”

Allen Stone – “Nothing To Prove”

Michael Kiwanuka – “Tell Me A Tale”

Of Monsters and Men – “Mountain Sound”

First Aid Kit – “Emmylou”

The Sudden Passion – “Successful Friends”