Tag Archives: Mayer Hawthorne

Now Playing: Tuxedo – “Wonderful Christmastime” and “Do It”

9 Dec

Time to bust out your favorite tuxedo t-shirt! My latest music obsession is courtesy of Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One who together make up the duo TUXEDO! It’s time to get a little bit funky and for the holiday season check out their rendition of Paul McCartney’s “Wonderful Christmastime” but really you need to listen to “Do It.” If you thought Chromeo brought the funk back to mainstream in 2014, give a listen to this and get ready for the debut album from Tuxedo on March 3.

Life is Beautiful Single Day Lineups and Tickets

3 Sep

You’ve been waiting and now you have it, Life is Beautiful Single Day Lineups! Single Day Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. Visit www.lifeisbeautiful.com to grab yours!

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LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL 2014 LINEUP IS HERE!

23 Jun

I’ve had to keep this under wraps for some time now but I’m happy to finally share the 2014 lineup for Life is Beautiful. Hope you can join me and the team in Downtown Las Vegas October 24-26 to rock out with the artists listed below.

Life is Beautiful 2014 Lineup Poster

New Music: Mayer Hawthorne – “Her Favorite Song” ft. Jessie Ware

15 May

Check it out…..new music from Mayer Hawthorne “Her Favorite Song” featuring UK sensation, Jessie Ware. Give a listen and let me know what you think.

@MayerHawthorne Wants to Replace Nickelback in the Lions’ Halftime Show

9 Nov

Ha! This is awesome and I sure hope it happens.  Mayer Hawthorne campaigning to replace Nickelback as the Thanksgiving Day halftime performer during the annual Turkey Bowl in Detroit where he just so happens to be from (well Ann Arbor).  I mean how can you have a Canadian band play Thanksgiving in the United States?  If they were playing halftime of a CFL game during Thanksgiving in Canada, okay, totally fine.  Better question may be, who’s bright idea was it to book Nickelback for this in the first place?

Check out THIS article from PASTE Magazine with the campaign video from Mayer himself.

If you decide to get in the campaign spirit, tweet @MayerHawthrone and use the hash tag #MayerForDetroit.

 

 

Just Released: Lollapalooza 2011 Line-up

26 Apr

Lollapalooza released the 20th anniversary line-up today and while there are definitely a handful of artists making the summer festival rounds, I think they did a great job when you look at the line-up from top to bottom.  Eminem, Foo Fighters, Coldplay and Muse as your headliners are definitely four big ones you can’t argue.  Now personally as I contemplate making the trip, I’m excited about so many of these bands and quite frankly too many to list but (and trying to take out the artists I’m planning to see at Bonnaroo) Ween, Crystal Castles, Local Natives, The Kills, White Lies, Two Door Cinema Club, Delta Spirit, Sleigh Bells and Chicago’s own Smith Westerns.  Plus Fitz & The Tantrums, Noah & The Whale, Tinie Tempah, The Vaccines, Foster The People, The Naked and Famous, Friendly Fires, Young The Giant, The Joy Formidable, Afrojack, Collie Buddz, Pretty Lights and a whole lot more.  August 5-7 in one of the greatest cities in the world should be quite the music scene.  At $215.00 for three days of an insane amount of music, seems like a heck of a deal to me.

Full line-up below.

REVISITED: Mayer Hawthorne at The Cosmopolitan

20 Dec

Over the weekend I found myself returning to the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas to check out Mayer Hawthorne & The County performing at The Book & Stage.  First off let me just say that this may be the coolest thing that any hotel & casino has ever done, offer free live entertainment of bands that you would normally be paying at least $10-$40 to see.  At the same time I was on property to see Mayer Hawthorne do his thing, Nervo (smoking hot Australian sisters Liv and Mim) were performing just down the way at the Chandelier Bar and Beats Antique were performing at Bond and all you had to do was just show up to hear great music.

Back to Mayer Hawthorne; from the minute he took the stage, the energy in the lounge skyrocketed and a swarm of people from the casino floor started building around the venue.   His soul sounds  were captivating as he pumped out an hour set filled with his hits, “Just Ain’t Gonna Work Out” and “Maybe So, Maybe No” as well as handful of covers including Snoop Dogg’s “Gangsta Luv” and The Isley Brothers’ “Work To Do.”  Overall it was easily the best free lounge entertainment I’ve experienced in Las Vegas and hopefully Hawthorne will return soon as his sound and energy were a perfect fit.

Also I’m really stoked about a handful of acts Cosmopolitan has booked in January including Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears (January 26-29), Fitz & The Tantrums (January 13-16) and Best Coast (January 5-8).  Four night runs at The Book & Stage and all non-ticketed events so just show up and you’re golden.

Here are a few photos from the show, next time I’ll bring a real camera to snap some quality images.

 

Live Music Tonight at Cosmopolitan Opening in Vegas

15 Dec

Excited for the grand opening of Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas tonight for many reasons and the success of friends but also how live music is a part of the evening.  Stoked to see Brandon Flowers perform poolside (it’s quite warm in Las Vegas so no worries on the show being outside) and hearing some of his solo stuff live.

Also Mayer Hawthorne and The County begin a four night stint performing two sets each evening at The Book & Stage.  MH&TC shows are free so come one, come all!

Mile High Music Festival

9 Aug

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Mile High Music Festival is finally here! Ok well a five long days away but man am I stoked about two days of amazing music.  After booking tickets months ago the flight to Denver is oh so close and I can’t wait.  On Saturday, August 14 and Sunday, August 15 The Fields at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park will be home to over 40 music performances and definitely over a handful of acts I can’t wait to hear. 

The toughest part over the two days will be agonizing over which performances are a must see and which I’ll sadly have to take a pass on.  I do know that Saturday will get started with Donavon Frankenreiter’s performance and I’m definitely in to see ALO, Nas & Damian “Jr Gong” Marley, Slightly Stoopid and Jack Johnson.  The rest of Saturday is a toss-up.  As for Sunday, Drive-By Truckers and Ozomatli are shoe-ins for the early side with Jimmy Cliff, Z-Trip, Weezer, My Morning Jacket following and Dave Matthews Band wrapping up the festival.

So much good music in one place over two days and add in what a city Denver is and you can’t ask for much more.  DoyouHearTheMusic.com will mostly be devoted to my preview of Mile High Music Festival artists the rest of the week aka a way for me to talk about some of my favorites.  If you’re reading this my hope is that you find some new music to listen to along the way and if you want to throw in your two cents, please do!

Peace + Love + Music