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My New Music: Bruno Mars – “Locked Out Of Heaven” and my two observations

29 Oct

I’m a Bruno Mars fan, I really am.  If you’ve seen him live you know what kind of entertainer he is and how talented his band is as well.  I’m looking forward to his new album dropping this winter and digging his first single “Locked Out Of Heaven” but a couple observations.  When I listen I hear two distinct things besides his vocals; the first that he had to have gotten inspiration for the beat from The Police and second is that he took a sample from Foster The People’s own remix/updated intro for “Pumped Up Kicks” (if you don’t believe me, listen here and fast forward to the 1:40 mark).  I’ll still listen to the track and it’s most likely going to make it onto the next playlist.  And if you haven’t heard the song yet, check it out below.


New Music: Dancing With Avicii (Avicii vs. The Knocks) – Captain Cuts Mix

3 Nov

Fresh new from Captain Cuts, “Dancing With Avicii” – Avicii vs. The Knocks remix . Back in August I put up their hot remix of Foster The People’s “Pumped Up Kicks.”  How does this one compare? Give a listen and see…

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.

Foster The People on SNL This Weekend!

7 Oct

Set your DVR so you don’t miss Foster The People performing this weekend on Saturday Night Live! Ben Stiller is hosting so it should be a great show all around.

Two things to note. Watch the preview video below and you’ll learn that FTP will be performing “Houdini” and there will be a special guest joining the band tomorrow night.

Countdown to Lollapalooza: 1 Day – Foster The People

4 Aug

Friday, August 5 – Sony Stage, 3:00 p.m.

I don’t care what you are doing at 3 p.m. on Friday, cancel it and make your way to the Sony Stage to see Foster The People. Back in March when they literally had just a three-song EP out, I got to see these guys four nights in a row at Book & Stage at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas and each show was better than the last. In the months since, their debut LP Torches was released and debuted at #8 on the Billboard 200 Chart, “Pumped Up Kicks” is still riding high 18 or so months after it initially surfaced, they tore apart SXSW, Coachella, Glastonbury and more top festivals, the video for their second single “Helena Beat” dropped, “Houdini” was featured in the premiere episode of Entourage and did I mention that these guys were selling out shows long before any of this occurred?  Trust me when I tell you, if you have tickets to Lollapalooza, you better not miss this show.

Here’s my personal favorite off Torches, “Warrant.”



New Music: Foster The People & GROUPLOVE Remix Swap

1 Aug

How can I not share this, two of my favorite bands are now remixing each others’ songs.  You’ve got Foster The People’s remix of GROUPLOVE’s “Colours” and GROUPLOVE remixing Foster The People’s “Pumped Up Kicks.”  Give a listen to both below and visit www.RCRDLBL.com for some great fresh remixes.

GROUPLOVE – “Colours” (Foster The People Remix)

Foster The People – “Pumped Up Kicks” (GROUPLOVE and Captain Cuts Remix)

New Music Tuesday: Foster The People – TORCHES

24 May

Today is a special day and not just because it is Bob Dylan’s 70th birthday.  Today Foster The People officially released their debut album, TORCHES. Before I go on, please get this album because I promise you won’t be disappointed.

From beginning to end this disc is simply, awesome.  While “Helena Beat,” “Pumped Up Kicks” and “Houdini” are the only tracks many have heard, would you believe it if I told you none of those are the best songs on the CD? While I do indeed love those songs, “Call It What You Want,” “Miss You” and “Warrant” could all be considered the top track.

I compare TORCHES to Maroon 5’s Songs About Jane for the simple fact that I can’t recall a debut album having so much potential for hit after hit since.

Also I’ve been fortunate enough to see these guys four times already and if you can somehow swindle your way into one of their shows (just about every date is sold out), you’ll really see what these fellas are made of; talented musicians on the rise.

Check out their performance of “Helena Beat” on Jimmy Kimmel last night.

New Music: Foster The People – “Pumped Up Kicks – The Highweights Remix”

15 Apr

It’s no secret I am a huge fan of Foster The People so naturally if I hear something new, I’m going to share it.  Check out The Highweights’ remix of “Pumped Up Kicks.”

And if you are some of the lucky ones heading to Coachella this weekend, be sure to check the guys out Sunday at 6:50 p.m. in the Gobi tent. You won’t be disappointed, I can guarantee that.

Revisited: A Musical Saturday Night In Vegas

14 Mar

Last Saturday night was music mania.  Besides being at music festivals I have never experienced so much live music in one night.  The night started across the street from Luxor where The Ting Tings and Cee Lo went back and forth rocking out as part of the Red Bull Sound Clash event.  Very cool concept and both acts ran the gamut on their hit songs as well as performing a handful of covers including The Clash’s “Should I Stay or Should I Go” and “Rock The Casbah.”    What was definitely the highlight of the night was watching the entire crowd go ballistic when Cee Lo ended the show with “Fuck You.”

From Sound Clash the race was on to make it over to the Cosmopolitan for The Strokes concert.  Thankfully they were 30 minutes late hitting the stage so I only missed the opener.    Playing their first show to support the new album, Angles, they sounded solid and definitely had all rocking the entire show (you could seriously feel the floor shaking throughout).   Being my first time seeing The Strokes live, they exceeded my expectations and put on one of those shows you’ll never forget.

Next up was racing downstairs to catch the last set of Foster the People over at Book & Stage.  Seriously those who were able to catch at least one of the eight sets they played over their four day stint, consider yourself lucky.  It was great to see how much fun the guys were having and exuding an energy that had the packed house appreciating what the next big thing were rocking out with.  While their EP featuring only three songs “Pumped Up Kicks,” “Houdini,” and “Helena Beat” sounded absolutely magical and have netted them sold out shows on their current tour, I can’t wait for the debut album TORCHES to drop in May. Look up the song “Kids” and you’ll know what to look forward to from the band that’s about to become the darlings of SXSW and Coachella.

After Foster The People it was time to take a hard left and hit up Marquee and the end of Kaskade’s set to keep the night of music going.

One Show Not To Miss This Weekend: Foster The People

10 Mar

Get off your couch, change your plans, don’t crawl into bed and get over to Book & Stage to see Foster The People at least one of the next three nights if not all three. Set times are 10 p.m. and midnight and we have FREE shows to see one of the fastest rising bands around.  To let you know how lucky we in Las Vegas are, their current tour (Vegas is stop #2) is practically sold out already and includes dates at SXSW and Coachella.

The only disappointment will be you not showing up to see the show.

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