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Hey Vegas, YOU + ME @ Brooklyn Bowl the next three nights for O.A.R.

24 Apr

Okay Vegas, anyone who was in high school or college circa 1999 should be joining me at Brooklyn Bowl the next three nights as O.A.R. comes to town for a stopover!

C’mon be honest with yourself, you know you’ve spent plenty of college nights and fraternity/sorority parties rocking out to “That Was A Crazy Game of Poker,” “Hey Girl,” “City On Down,” and if you’re a little younger chances are you’ve grown up with “Shattered,” “This Town,” “Heaven” and now their new single, “Peace.”

Regardless of anything I’ve said above if you’re into music, the next three nights are simply ones you won’t want to miss.  Perhaps I’m biased but a live O.A.R. show is an event and more importantly a damn good time.  So come on, drive yourself over to the Linq, marvel at the High Roller, stroll up to Brooklyn Bowl and come see some killer music in one of the best live music settings.  Oh and if you think it’s going to be a late one, shows are at 7:30, you have no excuse.

Now back to the music…….


This one’s for @AdamTaj: One City, One Summer Pt. 3

18 Aug

Here’s the deal.  My music blog started as a way to just write about and share music with my friends.  Quickly it took off in a strange but amazing way and became a part of my every day life.  Little did I know how many of my friends also shared the passion of music and writing which brings me to my buddy, Taj (the original tour manager!).  I can’t even begin to tell you about how many concerts and music moments we’ve had in this crazy place we reside, Las Vegas.  Taj is probably the biggest music aficionado I know and this summer he got linked up with some of his friends from North Carolina who own and operate a menswear/lifestyle site, Ole Mason Jar.  He became their resident blogger and this summer documented many musical moments here in Sin City.  So perfect for the individual Taj is.  Below is an excerpt from the Ole Mason Jar blog and I highly encourage you to click the link at the bottom to recount his One City/One Summer.

Peace + Love + Music

ONE CITY / ONE SUMMER is the documented summer tour of Las Vegas by our resident music expert, Taj Simpson, that will feature some of the hottest concerts / DJ’s / events in one of the most happening cities in the world.  Over the course of the summer, Taj will be submitting regular updates on his experiences, so check back often.  For a real time update on Taj and the ONE CITY / ONE SUMMER Tour, follow him at @adamtaj.



Mixtape Monday: DJ Peter Shalvoy – 1.2.12 Live Mix

9 Jan

That’s right kids, new year and new things happening at DoYouHearTheMusic.com.  Thanks to good friend DJ Peter Shalvoy we are adding Mixtape Monday to the repertoire and will be featuring a bunch of his sets including this first one of the year from SUMO Mondays at Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill on January 2, 2012 out here in Vegas. Click play below and listen to some good tunes while you work away the daily grind.

Want the track listing? Click HERE.

My Interview with Foster The People Featured in Vegas SEVEN

17 Oct

Recently I had the chance to catch up with Mark Pontius of Foster The People to preview their October 20 concert at The Cosmopolitan.  Take a look below or click HERE to read the interview as it appeared in the October 13 issue of Vegas SEVEN.

Prior to the concert check back at DoYouHearTheMusic.com for my full interview with Pontius.

Revisited: Brett Dennen and DAWES – 6 23 11 – Las Vegas

24 Jun

Last night was one of those concerts you really appreciate, intimate venue and musicians who you could tell were genuinely having fun.  Plus the venue, Veil at the Silverton, is a really great place in Vegas to catch a show.

I was super excited not only to see Brett Dennen in concert once again but also the opening act DAWES and let’s just say neither disappointed.  DAWES ripped through a 45 minute set playing a handful of songs off their new album Nothing Is Wrong, which came out two weeks ago, and work off their debut album North Hills including the crowd favorite “When My Time Comes.”  Two little side notes, last night bassist Wylie Gelber could have been mistaken for the Treme character Sonny played by Michiel Huisman and please if you haven’t already, check out Taylor Goldsmith’s side project Middle Brother which I still can’t get enough of.

A quarter after 9 p.m. Dennen took the stage in Las Vegas for the first time.  He definitely had the crowd dancing throughout while jamming on both his acoustic and electric guitars to deliver a 90 minute set that spanned his catalog and also included a couple sing-a-longs.  As expected, he performed a lot of new material off his latest disc, Loverboy including “Dancing at a Funeral,” “Comeback Kid,” and “Sydney (I’ll Come Running).” The highlight of the show however was the four song encore which began with Dennen playing “Heaven” and “Ain’t No Reason” acoustically before being joined by his band and DAWES for a rocking cover of Steve Miller Band’s “Swingtown.”  Closing with “Blessed” the song that put him on the musical map was a perfect way to cap the night.