Tag Archives: Summer

Playlist: Endless Summer 2014

12 Sep

The official end of summer is drawing oh so close and since I know I’m not alone in wishing this wasn’t the case, here’s a playlist to keep your ears filled with tunes that made my summer one of the best one’s yet. Hope you enjoy it.

Peace + Love + Music

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Revisited: Dave Matthews Band – 7.15.14 – Jacksonville, FL (Video)

16 Jul

I sure hope if you weren’t there you were watching online. I have seen the Dave Matthews Band dozens of times live but this was the first time getting a chance to see the special summer two set tour, an evening of acoustic and electric. I for one loved it. Thanks to modern technology and Yahoo, fans had the chance to stream the entire concert live as part of the company’s initiative with Live Nation to broadcast 365 concerts in 365 days on Yahoo Screen. This show was numero uno! And as luck would have it, I somehow managed to get from Vegas to Jacksonville overnight to attend!

The acoustic set was ridiculous at least for my DMB taste. Unless you’ve been fortunate to catch a Dave & Tim show, chances are you’ve never heard these songs live or acoustic. With just Dave & Tim on stage, the show opened with Bartender (I swear more than half the shows I’ve been to have opened with this song) before the whole band joined for Two Step, Snow Outside, Satellite, Stolen Away On 55th and 3rd, #27, Sweet, Tripping Billies and What Would You Say. The guys sounded great, looked like they were having an absolute blast and the set was a great balance to get the crowd all warmed up and feeling good before breaking into the electric set.

After heading back into the arena following a set break, it felt like you were JUST heading into the show. I mean seriously, it was like two separate DMB concerts. Oddly enough I don’t think the venue knew what to prepare for as the great beer shortage of 2014 may have occurred at the arena last night! Haha. On to set two! Dave returned solo to open with Minarets before having the whole band return to break into One Sweet World. From the second set the highlights for me were the Seven > Belly Belly Nice > Crush (what a jam), Warehouse, the always amazing cover of Peter Gabriel’s Sledgehammer and the tour debut of Belly Full. All in another great DMB show with some old, some new, some fast, some slow.

Here’s a video of “Sledgehammer” I shot.  Hope you like it.

 

 

:::: SETLIST ::::

ACOUSTIC SET

Bartender

Two Step

Snow Outside

Satellite

Stolen Away on 55th & 3rd

#27

Sweet

Tripping Billies

What Would You Say

ELECTRIC SET

Minarets

One Sweet World

Seven

Belly Belly Nice

Crush

Save Me

If Only

Warehouse

You & Me

Sledgehammer (Peter Gabriel cover)

You Might Die Trying

Everyday

Grey Street

_Encore_

Belly Full

Good Good Time

Why I Am

 

As for the Yahoo Live Concert series on Yahoo Screen, DMB was just the beginning and I know if I’m not at a show, I’ll most likely be couch concerting with Michael Franti on July 18,  KISS July 19, Common July 21, Jurassic 5 July 23, Wiz Khalifa July 25, Panic! At The Disco July 30 and OK Go August 14.  Can’t wait to see the other 300+ shows Yahoo will be announcing.

 

Now Playing: smallpools – “Dreaming”

20 Jun

If you haven’t been listening to smallpools yet, you need to stat before they become all the rage on the radio. Alt Nation on SiriusXM even just started giving these guys some spins. I came across these guys when I learned they were going on tour this summer with one of my Australian favs, San Cisco, so if you get a chance to catch this show, don’t miss out! For now, enjoy, play and repeat.

Happy Thursday y’all!

DoYouHearTheMusic.com End of Summer Playlist

24 Aug

Can’t believe it’s already the end of summer?  Neither can I but the good news is it doesn’t really have to end.  So since I put up Summer Playlist Vol.I back in June, here are a bunch more songs and bands that have been powering me through the summer.  Once again this is available via my Spotify profile so unfortunately some songs and bands have been left off (blame them, not me).  Hope you enjoy and find some good tunes to really make this an endless summer!

Click HERE to access End of Summer Playlist.

Milo Greene – “Don’t Give Up On Me”

Family of the Year – “St. Croix”

The Kingston Springs – “Tennessee Moon”

The Weeks – “The House We Grew Up In”

Diamond Rugs – “Hightail”

Viva Viva – “Dial Tone”

The D.A. – “Big Woman”

The Gaslight Anthem – “Too Much Blood”

Passion Pit – “Constant Conversations”

Walk The Moon – “Tightrope”

The Dunwells – “I Could Be A King”

LP  – “Into the Wild”

Dry The River – “Shield Your Eyes”

The Lumineers – “Classy Girls”

St. Lucia – “Closer Than This”

The Killers – “Runaways”

Slightly Stoopid – “Just Thinking” ft. Chali 2na

 

New Music: Jukebox The Ghost – Safe Travels

26 Jul

Three words: Jukebox The Ghost

Who? An amazing band from DC that you need to be listening to ASAP if you are not already

What?  A trio who has been together for nearly a decade but has recently found success in the last few years and especially this summer with Safe Travels

Why you should listen? Their new album brings a contagious indie-pop sound through your speakers and will have you tapping your feet in no time

A reason you’ll be excited?  Listen to the songs “Somebody” and “Say When” and it will all make sense and if you are heading to Outside Lands in a couple weeks, the fellas are playing on Friday

Why I’m excited: Because it’s just flat out awesome music and I put them on my Summer Playlist Vol.I last month

If you like to listen to: Jack’s Mannequin, Sleeper Agent, The Lonely Forest, Ben Folds, GROUPLOVE, and why not, Billy Joel.

Final thoughts:  For the last month plus I have been kicking myself for not even realizing they were performing at Café Where at Bonnaroo this year!  I can’t believe I missed this one, especially since I started listening to them the week following and haven’t been able to stop since

DoYouHearTheMusic.com Guest Blogs on DaynaRoselli.com

18 Jul

Music fans, check it out. My friend Dayna asked me to be a guest blogger on her new blog and without hesitation I said yes and of course wrote about music!  I’ve known Dayna for years, going all the way back to my days working with nightclubs and the countless red carpets.  She was was most recently the Morning News Co-Anchor at KLAS-TV (CBS) in Las Vegas, Nevada and has more than 15 years of experience reporting and anchoring local, national, and world news and entertainment.  Big things are to come for her in the future and I’m just happy to call her my friend.

As for my post which you can read HERE, it includes my thoughts on Frankie Moreno’s show at the Stratosphere and some summer tunes you need to be listening to.

 

DoYouHearTheMusic.com Summer Playlist Vol.I

25 Jun

The first full week of summer is here and to help celebrate I give you the DoYouHearTheMusic.com Summer Playlist Vol.I.  To make this playlist available via Spotify I had had to kick out a few tracks (for now) but I hope you enjoy this little soundtrack to begin summer with.

Click HERE to access the playlist.

Baywood –  “I Can Breathe Again”

Jukebox The Ghost –  “Somebody”

White Arrows – “I Can Go”

Theme Park – “Wax”

San Cisco – “Awkward”

Electric Guest – “This Head I Hold”

Jump Jump Dance Dance – “Do It For Love”

Passion Pit – “Take A Walk

Between Borders – “Free”

Satchel Grande – “Put Up A Fuss”

Gentlemen Hall – “All Our Love”

Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds – “Untie My Shoelaces”

King Charles ft. Mumford & Sons – “The Brightest Lights

Vintage Trouble – “You Better Believe It”

John Mayer – “Queen of California”

The Lumineers – “Big Parade”

Dawes – “If I Wanted Someone”

Bag of Toys – “Eternal Optimist”

The Dirty Heads – “Spread To Thin

Donavon Frankenreiter – “Shine”

 

 

 

Mumford & Sons Present: Gentlemen of the Road

29 May

I swear Mumford & Sons are geniuses.  Last time out it was the Railroad Revival Tour and this year it’s Gentlemen of the Road.  Straight from the fellas:

Join us this summer for a series of Gentlemen of the Road Stopovers at handpicked locations around the world. Each Stopover is a day-long event, celebrating the music, food and people of the places we’re visiting. We’ll be bringing a full lineup of some of our favorite bands from around the world, and curating events that combine a music festival and local gathering into one epic party. We plan to start early, and go late, taking the party from the stage to the town.

Please come join us if you can. It’ll be a whole lot of fun.

Mumford & Sons

 

Excited?  I know I am so here we go, and yeah let your jaw drop……now

 

Huddersfield, UK Stopover, 2nd June, 2012 – Greenhead Park

Mumford & Sons, Michael Kiwanuka, Nathaniel Rateliff, Moulettes, The Correspondents, Slow Club, Willy Mason, The Rag Tags

Galway, Ireland Stopover, 9th June, 2012 – Salthill Park

Mumford & Sons, The Vaccines, Zulu Winter, Nathaniel Rateliff, The Correspondents, Willy Mason, Moulettes, King Charles

Portland, Maine, Saturday August 4, 2012, Eastern Promenade

Mumford & Sons, St. Vincent, DAWES, The Maccabees, Apache Relay, Simone Felice, Haim

Bristol, Virginia/Tennessee, Saturday August 11, 2012, Downtown Bristol

Mumford & Sons, DAWES, Justin Townes Earle, JEFF The Brotherhood, The Very Best, Apache Relay, Simone Felice, Haim

Dixon, Illinois (A Camping Stopover), Saturday August 18, 2012, Page Park

Mumford & Sons, Gogol Bordello, DAWES, Abigail Washburn, The Very Best, Apache Relay, Haim

Monterey, California, Saturday August 25, 2012, Monterey County Fairgrounds

Mumford & Sons, Gogol Bordello, Two Gallants, GROUPLOVE, The Very Best, Apache Relay, Haim

It’s here! Your Summer Playlist

1 Jul

First day of July and heading into a festive holiday weekend, what a perfect time to unveil the DoYouHearTheMusic.com Summer Playlist.  If you are a frequent visitor to the blog you should be familiar with a lot of the selections and quite candidly, these are the songs you should be listening to this summer.  Without further adieu, the Summer Playlist:

The Dirty Guv’nahs – “Baby We Were Young

GROUPLOVE – “Don’t Say Oh Well

GIVERS – “Up Up Up

Walk The Moon – “Anna Sun

Young The Giant – “My Body

The Apache Relay – “Lost Kid

Mazes – “Summer Hits

Friendly Fires – “Hawaiian Air

Foster The People – “Warrant

The Belle Brigade – “Where Not To Look For Freedom

CULTS – “Go Outside

O.A.R. – “Heaven

Mat Nathanson – “Faster

The Civil Wars – “Barton Hollow

Fleet Foxes – “Grown Ocean

little hurricane – “Get By

DAWES – “Time Spent In Los Angeles

Brett Dennen – “Can’t Stop Thinking

Pepper – “Wake Up

Sublime with Rome ft. Wiz Khalifa – “Can You Feel It

New Music: Sublime with Rome ft. Wiz Khalifa – “Can You Feel It”

29 Jun

Putting the finishing touches on what should be a killer summer playlist and I figure why not tease it a little with this new track, “Can You Feel It” from Sublime with Rome featuring Wiz Khalifa. Also Sublime with Rome are getting set to drop their album Yours Truly, July 12.