Tag Archives: Stage

Countdown to Life is Beautiful: 11 Days – Walk The Moon

13 Sep

This one is special to me and I’ll champion Walk The Moon for as long as I can because they are a great group of guys and their music is fantastic. I only wish for good things to happen to good people. I was a fan of Walk The Moon the first time I ever heard “Anna Sun” and wrote about them on the blog back in May of 2011. I first saw them on the Sonic Bids Stage at Bonnaroo later that year and was enamored with their live show. At the time I was writing concert reviews for Vegas Seven and was asked to start interviewing bands for some upcoming columns. The first ask was to Walk The Moon. I ended up meeting the guys in the Lollapalooza media village where we proceeded to sit Indian style in a circle underneath a tree so I could conduct the interview. It was so bizarre yet worked beautifully. Since those days the guys have exploded and are riding an all time high to stardom and I couldn’t be more excited. They put out as much energy as any band on stage and what they receive from the crowd is tenfold. It’s a sight to witness and on Sunday of Life is Beautiful, I cannot wait to see thousands of screaming fans singing and dancing. Get your face paint ready, pull out your dancing shoes and let’s go!

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What you missed over the weekend: Earth Wind & Fire, Kendrick, Chance, Mumford & Sons, Metallica and more

15 Jun

What did you miss over the weekend? How about a whole lot of sheer awesomeness from some of the biggest stars in music.

Earth Wind and Fire bringing out Kendrick Lamar and Chance The Rapper during their late night set at Bonnaroo. Fast forward to the 1:14 mark to see the magic unfold.

 

James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett of Metallica performing the National Anthem at Game 5 of the NBA Finals.

 

Mumford & Sons bringing out the calvelry to cover The Beatles’ “With A Little Help From My Friends” to close out their headlining set at Bonnaroo. Guests included My Morning Jacket, Hozier, Dawes, Ed Helms and photographer-musician Danny Clinch.

 

Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters breaks his leg during a show in Sweden. Finishes the concert like you knew he would, then posts the x-ray image. Rock on! Read more about it HERE.

Countdown to Life is Beautiful 2014: Skrillex

19 Oct

Yes I am well aware Skrillex DJs in Vegas a lot but that’s inside of nightclubs and without his real production. If you want to see a spectacle, head to the Ambassador Stage on Sun. Oct. 26 at 10:15 p.m. and witness one of the best shows around. Skrillex is bringing the SPACESHIP to Life is Beautiful!

Check out this documentary from Red Bull fittingly titled “Let’s Make A Spaceship”

Countdown to Life is Beautiful 2014: Girl Talk

13 Oct

He was our surprise guest performer at the Life is Beautiful 2014 Lineup Party we held in June at Brooklyn Bowl and rocked a packed house for nearly two hours. In less than two weeks the mash-up maestro will bring the party to Downtown Las Vegas and take the stage for what will surely be a memorable set filled with confetti, balloons, streamers and a whole lot of sweaty dancing fanatics! Girl Talk prior to The Weeknd and Kanye West, yes please!! To add a little bit more ammo to this celebration, Girl Talk will also be celebrating his birthday at the festival. P A R T Y ! ! !

Girl Talk |Downtown Stage |Friday, October 25 | 6:50 – 7:50 pm

Countdown to @LifeIsBeautiful: 4 Days – @EmpireOfTheSun

21 Oct

“Loving every minute ’cause you make me feel so alive, alive.” Indeed this is so true this week! Here we go, it’s officially festival week! Just days away from Empire of the Sun taking the stage to blow people’s minds with their spectacle! You can catch them close out the Ambassador Stage on Sunday evening at Life is Beautiful!

See you all soon!

Peace + Love + Music

Countdown to @LifeIsBeautiful: 6 Days – @KingsOfLeon

19 Oct

So exactly one week from now the gates will swing open, fans will rush in and the inaugural Life is Beautiful Festival will be underway. The excitement is building, the footprint is really taking shape and today our main stage will start to be assembled! And next Saturday night, Kings of Leon will mark their return to Las Vegas and take the stage as our Saturday headliner! So come one, come all and join our family tree!

New Music – Lollapalooza Edition: The Dunwells

30 Jul

So this week it’s all about Lollapalooza on DoYouHearTheMusic.com. Most everyone is familiar with a lot of the acts performing this weekend so I’m going to throw some info out there on some artists and bands you may not be up to speed on.  Today’s group is actually a band I cannot wait to see, one of the must see shows for me.

Two words: The Dunwells

Who? Two brothers, two cousins and one more mate from Leeds, England.

What?  A five piece band destined to make it across the pond in America.  Check out their debut album, Blind Sided Faith.

Why you should listen?  Their indie-folk sound is full of beautiful harmonies any music fan will love – plus they add a little slice of Americana to their music.

A reason you’ll be excited?  These boys are now on a mini US Tour so get out and see them at a venue near you.

Why I’m excited: These guys just bring it and I can’t wait to see them perform live.  From their folk to blues and rock to soul, they are all over the place but in a unique way that blends together perfectly.

If you like: Mumford & Sons

Final thoughts: At Lollapalooza these guys have to compete in the same time slot as Alabama Shakes, The Temper Trap, fun. and B.o.B – how’s that for being relative nobody’s right now? I’ve seen every act but The Dunwells and I cannot wait to see them rock the BMI Stage this weekend.  I promise that for anyone opting to check these guys out, you will be thankful and have one heck of a story to tell when they break it big.

My recommendation, catch the top half of Alabama Shakes and make your way to The Dunwells.

Saturday, August 4, 4:30-5:10 p.m.

Countdown to Bonnaroo: 1 Day – Artist of the Day: Dispatch

6 Jun

Why is Dispatch my choice for this slot? Simple, I never thought I’d have the opportunity to see one of my favorite bands live.  When they broke up I was crushed as a music fan and having not seen them live before.  When the announcement came they had reunited and were going back on tour last year, I was elated. And now I will finally have the chance to see the fellas live; everything else going on at the festival stops for me when Dispatch takes the stage.

To tell you the impact this band has had on my generation, Dispatch recorded a documentary “The Last Dispatch” to turn the final two shows into a DVD/CD.  Expecting 10,000-30,000 fans, 110,000 showed up! That doesn’t just happen!  Three guys from the east coast redefined independent music and a legion of fans followed.  There were a few one off shows here and there (MSG, look it up) and each had side projects but nothing can signify what it means (at least to me) how thankful and happy I am to see this band back together.

Now on the biggest stage, Dispatch, will bring that musical joy and I hope everyone comes over to hear this special show.

Saturday June 09, Which Stage, 08:30 PM

Countdown to Bonnaroo: 2 Days – Artist of the Day: Phish

5 Jun

I think everyone would agree that Phish has played a monumental role in both the music industry and festival circuit, and with a legion of fans all over the globe, it should be quite the special performance closing out Bonnaroo XI.  Slated to play two sets, it should be four hours of bliss on the farm as the festival comes to a close for another year.

I remember the first time seeing Phish was in 1996 at America West Arena in Phoenix (part of my DoYouHeartheMusic.com ticket stub background image) and how excited I was to finally see them live.  The last Phish show I saw was a decade ago, way too long but what is also making seeing them at Bonnaroo that much more special for me.

Sunday June 10, What Stage, 08:00 PM

Countdown to Bonnaroo: 5 Days – Artist of the Day: The Avett Brothers

2 Jun

And here we are the home stretch. Can you feel the excitement?
“I and Love and You” seriously so looking forward to hearing those words belted out by everyone at Bonnaroo. Yes, The Avett Brothers are extremely talented and yes, they have released some incredible albums but nothing compares until you have the opportunity to see them live. I remember being in awe of how amazing their live show was. Be careful of pigeonholing them as a “folk” band, these boys shred and rock out like there is no tomorrow. It is as energetic of a performance as you can get and impossible to find anyone around you without a smile on their face and dancing, jumping, singing along.

Friday June 08, What Stage, 05:00 PM