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iHeartRadio Music Festival Las Vegas 2012 Lineup

9 Jul

iHeartRadio Music Festival is returning to Las Vegas and the lineup has been revealed.  Taking place September 21-22 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, the iHeartRadio Music Festival will feature Taylor Swift, Aerosmith, Rihanna, Usher, Bon Jovi, Lil Wayne, Green Day, Swedish House Mafia, No Doubt, Brad Paisley, Pitbull, deadmau5, Miranda Lambert, Enrique Iglesias, Linkin Park, Jason Aldean, P!nk, Mary J. Blige, Calvin Harris and Shakira with more to be announced in the weeks prior to the event.

Clear Channel definitely has a wide range of artists set to perform and it should be interesting to see who else they announce as we get closer to the September dates. And remember, you have to tune in to win so listen to your favorite station and we may just see you out here in Las Vegas.  iHeartRadio Music Festival.
I will say that having No Doubt on this lineup is by far tops for me.  Their new album is due out just a few days later and it’s strategic, I get that but more than anything I’m just excited that an incredible band with a career that has spanned more than four decades is going to be performing together again and be front and center in the music scene.

Revisited: My week that was in music

20 Feb

Wow, wow, wow what a week of live music last week was.  It was intense, fun, full of surprises and I got to see a few of my favorite bands/musicians.

Monday, Feb 13 – AG Jeans party at Marquee Nightclub with Foster The People.  Having seen these guys six times previous in the last calendar year, I still don’t’ miss the chance to catch them live.  With a powerhouse sound system and coming off their GRAMMY performance the evening before, it was a solid show and they added “Warrant” to the setlist after nixing it during their October gig at the Cosmo.

Tuesday, Feb. 14 – Out to support the buddies at CRSVR Las Vegas for a DJ Vice x Jason Markk shoe cleaning kit release party.  The one and only DJ Fashen was on the decks as Vice played host for the evening.

Wednesday, Feb. 15 – As part of the Sports Illustrated Beauty & Beats Music Festival at The Cosmopolitan I was all giddy to finally see Delta Spirit live!  Fantastic 90 minute set that culminated with a real life Animal House moment when lead singer, Matthew Vasquez jumped into the crowd and got everyone low before getting “a little bit louder now” and everyone jumping to their feet and Vasquez climbing on the bar to finish out the show.

Thursday, Feb. 16 – A continuation of the Beauty & Beats Music Festival this night with White Denim, a band I have been digging for some time and WOW can they jam! Can’t wait to see these guys at Bonnaroo.  Following it was upstairs to catch the Black Lips before heading to PURE Nightclub for the final Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue soiree of the week where Bruno Mars took the stage and for 30 minutes with his band, played a mash-up melody of hits both old and new before finishing with two of his own songs.

Friday, Feb. 17 – Glam rock at its finest as The Darkness hot on their comeback trail rocked the House of Blues and reignited my love of this band.  Justin Hawkins, my hat off to you.

Sunday, Feb. 19 – Look for my review in the upcoming issue of Vegas SEVEN, Lenny Kravitz show where not only did he serenade Muhammad Ali for his 70th birthday but he was joined by Quincy Jones as well as Slash and Joe Perry.  Terrance Howard also made a brief appearance leading the crowd in a ‘Lenny’ chant during the encore break.

Phew, I’m exhausted just from writing this.  Just another week in Vegas…..

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Music Is The Answer Labor Day Weekend At Wet Republic!!

26 Aug

One week away from today begins Labor Day Weekend music mayhem in Las Vegas and I can tell you I’ll be visiting one of my favorite spots, Wet Republic!  Between MDW and LDW I’ve spent my fare share of holiday weekends (and birthdays) at this pool and always have the best time.  From Swedish House Mafia and Deadmau5 to Afrojack and David Guetta, you name the DJ and chances are good they’ve performed at Wet Republic.  This LDW brings a solid four day line-up (see below) but I’m actually most excited for daytime partying on Sunday because of Avicii and Sultan & Ned Shepard spinning the weekly F*** Me I’m Famous party. Plus I still can’t get Avicii’s “Fade Into Darkness” out of my head.

Video: Zac Brown & James Taylor – “Colder Weather”

5 Apr

I know I’m late on this but since I didn’t watch the ACM Awards I just got around to watching the Zac Brown/James Taylor performance of “Colder Weather” into “Sweet Baby James.” Great duet and definitely worth watching if you haven’t caught it yet either.

Revisited: Aerosmith – July 31, 2010

5 Aug

July 31, 2010 – MGM Grand Garden Arena – Las Vegas, Nevada

I made a spur of the moment decision to head on down to MGM Grand and scalp some tickets to the Aerosmith show.  I have seen Steven Tyler solo but it’s no Aerosmith and had tickets to see Aerosmith/KISS years ago before the show was cancelled due to Tyler getting laryngitis so I knew I really wanted to make sure I’d see one of the iconic rock & roll bands of the last 40 years (I have a thing where I try to see all of my favorite artists in concert before it’s too late – kind of like a bucket list for music). Within minutes tickets were in hand and I was going to finally see Aerosmith!  Besides being in an fantastic location to people watch (I swear it was like a time warp with the concert goers), the entire show was a greatest hits concert.  While they may not be the same band as 30 years ago, they can still rock out and put on a damn show. Personally being able to hear “Sweet Emotion” and “Dream On” live was enough for me.  Plus besides Mick Jagger I don’t know another rocker who could sport sequined costumes they way Steven Tyler does.  The only downer of the evening was Joe Perry’s Guitar Hero interlude which I can only imagine how much money they paid to have him take five minutes to endorse the game.  All in a well played last minute decision and being able to cross another band off the bucket list.

Here’s the set list:

Train Kept A Rollin’
Love In An Elevator
Fallin’ In Love
Eat The Rich
Living on the Edge
What It Takes
Mama Kin
Last Child
Drum Solo
Lord of the Thighs
Guitar Hero Joe
Stop Messin’
Miss A Thing
Sweet Emotion
Baby Please
Draw The Line

Dream On
Walk This Way
Toys In The Attic