Tag Archives: OutKast

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.

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Countdown to Life is Beautiful 2014: M4SONIC

2 Oct

22 days until the second Life is Beautiful festival in Downtown Las Vegas, October 24-26. In anticipation, at DoYouHearTheMusic.com I’ll be running down an artist or two on the lineup! If you haven’t gotten your tickets, do so at www.lifeisbeautiful.com and if you have, awesome and I can’t wait to see you!

It’s time to introduce you to a DJ you must see at Life is Beautiful, M4SONIC.  Hailing from Australia, M4SONIC, is a classically trained pianist, producer turned DJ who has mastered Launchpad/Ableton.  With a crazy knack for beautiful mash-ups, his YouTube videos rack up ridiculous numbers (in the millions) and now he’s taking his show on the road.  Beyond being excited for M4SONIC to drop a massive set in Vegas and thanks to the great team at Sol Republic, we thought we’d help give you a sample of what you can expect; check out this mash-up video M4SONIC made for Life is Beautiful in anticipation of his performance.

 

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

Festival Lineup Pandemonium Today

15 Jan

Quite the Wednesday in the festival world as Governor’s Ball, Hangout, Mountain Jam, Shaky Knees, CounterPoint and Big Guava all announced their lineups. With the exception of CounterPoint and Mountain Jam what do they all have in common besides being on the east coast? OutKast as a headliner.

Want the full lineups for each? Follow the links below.

Governors Ball – Randall’s Island, NY | Headliners: OutKast, Jack White, Vampire Weekend, The Strokes

Hangout Music Festival – Gulf Shores, AL | Headliners: The Black Keys, The Killers, OutKast, Jack Johnson

Mountain Jam – Hunter Mountain, NY | Headliners: Bob Weir & Rat Dog, Gov’t Mule, Pretty Lights, TBD

Shaky Knees – Atlanta, GA | Headliners: The National, Modest Mouse, TBD

CounterPoint – Kingston Downs, GA | Headliners: OutKast, Pretty Lights, Foster The People

Big Guava – Tampa, FL  | Headliners: OutKast,Vampire Weekend, Foster The People

 

Festival News: Coachella 2014 Lineup Is Here!

8 Jan

Just dropped this evening, the 2014 Coachella lineup. Take a look and maybe I’ll see you out in Indio this April.  Pretty strong from top to bottom and boy oh boy are there some gems in the tiny font.

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New Outkast, well sort of….”Pink Matter” Frank Ocean ft. Andre 3000 remix ft. Big Boi

12 Jan

Been going crazy about this for the last couple days. I mean it’s as close to an Outkast song as we’ve got right now. Thanks Frank Ocean! So check it, Big Boi just dropped the remix of Frank Ocean’s “Pink Matter” which already featured Andre 3000. What more can I say but listen, love and repeat.

New Music: “DoYaThing” – Gorillaz, Andre 3000, James Murphy

23 Feb

It’s finally here, the official release of “DoYaThing” featuring Gorillaz, Andre 3000 and James Murphy.  As part of Converse’s three artists, one song campaign in conjunction with a limited edition Check Taylor Gorillaz collection, the track is a powerhouse of talent and a good one!  Bonus: click HERE to download the song courtesy of Converse.

 
Until the official video is released, here is a behind the scenes look at the making of it.

 

Trying to guess the Bonnaroo 2012 lineup (well at least some of the artists)

11 Feb

Naturally my excitement is hitting a peak in anticipation of the lineup for Bonnaroo XI being announced next week.

I keep debating, who, who are they going to book since Bonnaroo tends to differ from the other festival line-ups.  So here’s my best guess at some.

Let’s start with the headliners: At first I was thinking Red Hot Chili Peppers were an option but now that they are headlining the Hangout Festival I doubt this will happen but you never know.  It may be time to bring DMB back but again, they are also headlining Hangout and I just don’t see it happening.  Radiohead seems to be an obvious consideration and maybe I’m the only one but another I just don’t see happening.  More realistic at this point would be a Phish, the Police or Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Jay-Z and Kanye (I know, the Kanye late late show….).

Some artists that have been quasi radio silent who could be good fits as top billing acts: Phoenix, Jack Johnson and dare I even try to imagine the return of Outkast, The Killers.

More thoughts:  Mumford & Sons (again), Dispatch, The Eagles, Lenny Kravitz, The Roots, Drake, Lupe Fiasco, Zac Brown Band, Allen Stone, Clement Marfo & The Frontline, The Avett Brothers, John Butler Trio, The Civil Wars, GROUPLOVE, Little Hurricane, Alabama Shakes, Ryan Adams, Donavon Frankenreiter, Middle Brother, Paul Simon, Jimmy, Cliff, Steve Winwood, Young The Giant, Foster The People, Frank Turner, U.S. Royalty, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Raphael Saadiq, Mariachi El Bronx, Of Monsters & Men, Lana Del Rey, Bon Iver, Bruno Mars, Dawes, Diamond Rugs, GIVERS, OK Go, Graffiti6, Robert Randolph, Mac Miller, Cage The Elephant, Gary Clark Jr., Walk The Moon, The Belle Brigade, We Are Augustines, AraabMuzik, Bahamas, Gardens & Villas, Here We Go Magic, White Denim, White Lies, Ruby Coast, Tennis, Ingrid Michaelson, Two Door Cinema Club, Galactic, Trombone Shorty, Matt & Kim, Christina Perri, fun., Eric Hutchinson, The Gaslight Anthem, Brett Dennen, Delta Spirit, ALO, The Big Pink, Laura Marling, WU LYF, Wolf Gang, James Morrison, Chali2na, Vintage Trouble, Noah and the Whale, The Vaccines, Tallahassee, IAMDYNAMITE, Janelle Monae, The Lumineers , Avalanche City, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Blackalicious, Blitzen Trapper, honeyhoney, Kaiser Chiefs, The War on Drugs, Kids These Days, Girls

DJs/Electro(nic): Justice, M83, Miike Snow, Steve Aoki, Madeon, RAC, Rye Rye, Super Mash Brothers

Bonnaroo Clues Solved (from the message board): Fruit Bats, tUnE yArDs, Battles, Mogwai

Chances are I’m not even close but it would be nice to see a bunch of the above at Bonnaroo.  Excited to let the countdown begin!  Get ready!

REVISITED: The Black Keys – 2 20 11 – Las Vegas

21 Feb

Last week was a musical bonanza for me beginning and ending with the Black Keys.  Having not seen the guys live before, getting a chance to see them twice in seven days was quite a treat.  The first show was a corporate event so while it was a phenomenal show it was tame and all business.  I much preferred last night’s performance, full of energy and getting the chance to see a real rock show (something seems to be lost nowadays).  I was also mad excited as Big Boi was the opener last night and he definitely didn’t disappoint.  The 45 minute set featuring numerous Outkast classics and some off his highly acclaimed Sir Lucious Left Foot… The Son of Chico Dusty, Big Boi had the packed house bouncing their heads and breaking into several sing-a-longs during “B.O.B.,” “Ms. Jackson” and “I Like The Way You Move.”  Primed and ready for the Keys, it was fast paced and electric once Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney hit the stage.  Running through a gamut of tracks including “Chop and Change” and “Tighten Up,” I personally have to say my favorite of the night was hearing “Howlin’ For You” live.

At first I was skeptical of seeing them perform in a modified ballroom but it actually sounded good.  And check out the gallery of photos from last night’s show courtesy of Erik Kabik of Retna/ErikKabik.com.