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DoYouHearTheMusic.com – Top 10 Concerts of 2013

28 Dec

I lost track of how many shows I’ve seen this year.  Needless to say that it was a lot over the past 365 days and I’m not even done yet! Closing out 2013 with oh sweet music but before then, here are ten of my favorite concerts from the past year (including festival shows).

10. Two Gallants at Beauty Bar (June 8, Las Vegas)

9.  Allen Stone at Bottle Rock (May 11, Napa)

8.  Madeon at EDC (June 21, Las Vegas)

7. Phoenix at Outside Lands (August 11, San Francisco)

6. The Black Crowes at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (December 14, San Francisco)

5.  The Killers at Life is Beautiful (October 27, Las Vegas)

4. Chvrches at Hype Hotel at SXSW (March 14, Austin)

3. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros at BLVD Pool (August 1, Las Vegas)

2. Vampire Weekend at Life is Beautiful (October 27, Las Vegas)

1. Paul McCartney at Outside Lands (August 8, SF)

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2013 Hangout Music Festival Lineup Released Today

13 Feb

Just released today, the lineup for the Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shoes, Alabama taking place May 17-19.  Take a look (and one headliner still to be announced).

Five For Friday: NYE, The Black Crowes, Top 21 Songs of 2012

28 Dec

Well here we go, the final Friday in 2012!

 

  1. NYE Weekend in Las Vegas is always crazy but this year it is filled with an incredible line-up of music both in nightclubs and concert halls. Tonight it’s all about The Killers performing at The Cosmopolitan for me. Tomorrow, I’ll double-down on them. Sunday I’m heading to see The Black Keys – I’ve seen them in front of 400 people, 80,000 people and everything in between and the duo have yet to disappoint. Not a bad way to end the year with a few stellar shows.
  2. The Black Crowes announced a return from hiatus and will head out on tour next year!! And with that sadly comes the departure of lead guitarist Luther Dickinson but in his place comes the incredibly talented Jackie Greene who Chris Robinson had been touring with along with Bob Weir.
  3. Get ready for Festival line-up announcements which should start coming out in early January (Coachella) and February (Bonnaroo).
  4. Check out some of my music favorites from 2012 HERE.
  5. Lastly, I know there are a ton of Top XYZ lists on best albums, songs, newcomers, reissues, etc. so while there are just too many out there for me to list, here are 21 songs (hey that’s blackjack where I’m from) that I feel either a) defined the year in music or b) flew under the radar from the masses. In no particular order:
  • Fun. – “Some Nights”
  • The Lumineers – “Ho Hey”
  • Of Monsters and Men – “Little Talks”
  • Baywood – “I Can Breathe Again”
  • Hospitality – “It’s Too Late”
  • Wild Cub – “Thunder Clatter”
  • Mumford & Sons – “I Will Wait”
  • Chvrches – “The Mother We Share”
  • Night Terrors of 1927 – “Dust and Bones”
  • The Mowgli’s – “San Francisco”
  • Frank Ocean – “Thinkin Bout You”
  • San Cisco – “Awkward”
  • Family of the Year – “The Stairs”
  • Japandroids – “The House That Heaven Built”
  • Kendrick Lamar – “Swimming Pools”
  • Ghost Beach – “Miracle”
  • Gorillaz ft. Andree 300 and James Murphy – “DoYaThing”
  • Passion Pit – “I’ll Be Alright”
  • Haim – “Forever”
  • Alabama Shakes – “Hold On”
  • Lord Huron – “Time To Run”

REVISITED: The Black Crowes – 12 10 10 – The Joint – Las Vegas, NV

11 Dec

Last night was the eighth TBC show I’ve seen and quite frankly I’m not sure I’ve ever heard them sound that good!  They were firing on all cylinders and the crowd was definitely soaking in one of the last remaining shows.  From the get go with “Movin on Down the Line,” “Jealous Again,” and Twice as Hard” the tone for the evening was set and it was a memorable one for sure.  Chris Robinson sounded alive as usual but to me the man who stole the show was Luther Dickson (also lead guitarist for North Mississippi Allstars) so crisp and spot on all night.  Also the trio of “I Ain’t Hiding,” “Soul Singing” and “Remedy” before the encore break definitely made me a happy camper.

While there were numerous songs I would have loved to hear live one last time, I have zero gripes about the show except last night really sunk in how much I’m going to miss The Black Crowes, true purveyors of rock and roll.

Also I was thrilled to see so many people at The Joint early for Truth & Salvage Co. Those boys can rock and definitely have a bright future ahead of them.

And check out the gallery of photos from last night’s show courtesy of Erik Kabik of Retna/ErikKabik.com.

Set List

MOVIN ON DOWN THE LINE
JEALOUS AGAIN
TWICE AS HARD
BALLAD IN URGENCY ->
WISER TIME
BY YOUR SIDE
THORN IN MY PRIDE
OH SWEET NUTHIN
I AIN’T HIDING
SOUL SINGING
REMEDY
– encore –
DON’T DO IT

 

TONIGHT: The Black Crowes – The Joint – Las Vegas

10 Dec

Just hours away from rock and roll heaven as The Black Crowes farewell tour invades Las Vegas and The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel. Each time I’ve seen the Crowes at The Joint it has been a wild good time and I expect nothing but the same if not better tonight. Also really excited about Truth & Salvage Co. opening. Chris Robinson signed these guys to his label in 2009 and everyone should take note because they are going to be big one day. Anyways, off to the show and to see true icons of rock perform one last time.

Viva Las Vegas – A Plethora Of Live Music This Week

6 Dec

It’s only Monday and I’m really excited about the music week ahead in Las Vegas.  One of my favorite bands of all time, The Black Crowes, is returning to Las Vegas on Friday evening to play The Joint.  I’ve seen the fellas more than a handful of times live and this one is going to be bittersweet as it’s also part of their farewell tour.  More than anything I’m thrilled about going to a real rock and roll concert filled with two sets of damn good music. This is also a show that I know I’ll be getting there for the opening act as Truth & Salvage Co. will be gracing the stage and they are definitely a band you want to be listening to.

While The Black Crowes are my top music priority for the week in Las Vegas, Passion Pit plays the House of Blues, Temper Trap invades the Hard Rock Café on The Strip and Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds return to Planet Hollywood for two nights of acoustic euphoria. The only damper on the insane week of live music is scheduling and knowing shows overlap and I won’t get to all of them.

Here’s one of my favorite Crowes songs.  Going to miss seeing these guys live.