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Road to Life is Beautiful Battle of the Bands was a success and then some. Thank you, Las Vegas!

11 Jul

The last few weeks have been some of the most rewarding since being in my position with Life is Beautiful. In year one we held Downtown Las Vegas Music Showcases to highlight local bands and a handful ended up on the lineup. Last year we partnered with First Friday and delivered an evening of music across double digit venues and stages in Downtown Las Vegas. This year we raised the stakes, took a gamble and it was simply beautiful. Somewhere I got another crazy idea that we should do a Battle of the Bands and turn it into March Madness bracket-style tournament. We started with 16 bands being selected, Brooklyn Bowl on the Las Vegas Strip was the host site and as the weeks carried on we scaled down to the Final Four which was held last night at Brooklyn Bowl. Four killer, 30-minute performances which ended with Brittany Rose emerging victorious and now added to the 2016 Life is Beautiful lineup.

The crowds were impressive, the performances were great and all in it’s a good time to be involved with the local music scene in Las Vegas. I encourage everyone in town to get out and discover some homegrown music because we have a new crop of musicians waiting for you to discover them.

At the beginning I mentioned that these have been some of the most rewarding weeks for me and that’s because of the 16 bands/artists who graced the stage at Brooklyn Bowl. All of the performers carried themselves in a professional manner, rallied to support one another during their performances and we’re genuinely stoked for the opportunity. It was truly special to see the care and excitement they had for one another even though they were all in competition with each other. That’s what a community is about and I’m proud to be a part of it.

To All Night Visitors, Brittany Rose, Chop808, Daniel Park Band, Echo Stains, Ekoh, Glasspools, Jessica Manalo, Moonboots, O Wildly, Silversage, The American Weather, The Musket Vine, The Noir Movement, Walk Off Hits and We Are Pancakes, thanks for letting me be part of the ride.

Peace, Love + Music

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New Music: Tycho – “Division”

1 Jul

Here’s something awesome to lead into the holiday weekend with, brand new music from Tycho! Click play below to give a listen to “Division” and go for an adventure! Travel safe!

Tunes for Memorial Day Weekend and all summer long

26 May

Hitting the road this weekend, hosting a BBQ or just chilling by the pool for MDW? Here’s a playlist for you to listen to, the Life is Beautiful 2016 mixtape courtesy of our friends at Pandora! Enjoy and rock out! http://pdora.co/LIBFestival

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New Music: Peter, Bjorn and John – “What You Talking About?”

11 Mar

PBJ are back! After teasing new music for over a year, give a listen to “What You Talking About?” from Peter, Bjorn and John. The Swedish trio will drop their first album in five years on June 10th with the arrival of Breakin’ Point. Read more at RollingStone.com and give a listen below!

Now Playing: Boulevards – “Got To Go”

15 Jan

It’s Friday so time to get a little funky. 2015 was a big year for Boulevards (listen to “Sanity” and google it) and if the last 12 months were a sign of what’s to come, his debut album is sure to funk shit up in music in 2016.

Your instructions, click play below, repeat. Then give a listen to his EP and repeat.

Peace, Love + Music

Now Playing: Blossoms – “At Most A Kiss”

8 Jan

Digging into some new music early on in 2016 and one of the acts I’ve been really getting into is the UK outfit, Blossoms. Earlier this week they released a new track, “At Most A Kiss,” give a listen and if you like what you hear dig deeper and listen to Charlemagne.

I’m all in on Big Grams

20 Oct

After seeing Big Grams’ debut public performance at Treasure Island Music Festival last weekend, not only am I convinced it was the best set of the weekend but man this show is only going to get better! Get ready to see them on nearly every festival lineup in 2016 and for good reason. While Big Boi and Phantogram have chopped it up for years, getting on stage to perform their self titled debut album you would think may take some work but man it was tight and on point even down to the production. Bringing out Run The Jewels for “Born To Shine” was a nice touch, “Put It On Her” sounds like classic OutKast and the “Ms. Jackson”/”Mouthful of Diamonds” mashup was perfect and the crowd was eating up the whole set. As for me, I’ve been listening to the album on repeat for the last two days and falling in love with it more and more every spin.

DoYouHearTheMusic.com – October 2015 Playlist

9 Oct

Happy new music Friday! And with such, here is a new playlist for you to dive into. Hope you like this month’s collection of tracks which features new music from some household names like Ellie Goulding, SIA, !!!, JR JR (fka Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr), Rudimental and a brand new track from The 1975 as well newer acts like EL VY, firekid and Empress Of. A couple of the songs I’m most excited about on the playlist this month are “Born To Shine” by Big Grams (Big Boi and Phantogram – catch them at Treasure Island Music Festival next weekend!) and “Lose Control,” the collaboration of Glass Animals and Joey Bada$$.

 

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Countdown to Life is Beautiful: 16 Days – Kygo

8 Sep

The first time I ever saw Kygo live there were maybe 50 people there and he was opening for Dash Berlin (I’m still confused by this). Fast forward 18 months and Kygo has quickly become a festival favorite all across the globe. And just over two weeks from now he’ll take the stage in Downtown Las Vegas during Life is Beautiful for a BIG set. If you’ve never seen him live and worried that his chilled out, island-vibe house music will be a bit too mellow, don’t be. You’ll be dancing and singing along the entire time.

Plus you gotta be there to hear his new release “Here For You” ft. Ella Henderson. This is going to be a smash hit and Ella Henderson is a star in the making.

New Music: G-Eazy – “Oh Well”

13 Jul

Music Monday from the Bay! Give a listen below to a brand new track from Life is Beautiful 2014 alum, G-Eazy.