Tag Archives: The Vaccines

DoYouHearTheMusic.com – Favorite Albums of 2015

18 Dec

They saying time flies when you’re having fun and that must apply to me with music because it took me a bit to remember just how much great music was released this year. With the countdown to 2016 just a couple weeks away I wanted to put together some of my favorite songs, albums, concerts, and moments in music this past year.

Today I wanted to share a list of albums I have been digging throughout the year.  I know I’ve forgotten some but this list gives

Albums (in alphabetical order)

Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color
BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah – Sour Soul
Beirut – No No No
Big Grams – ST
Brandon Flowers – The Desired Effect
Bully – Feels Like
Chris Stapleton – The Traveller
Circa Waves – Young Chasers
Courtney Barnett – Sometime I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
Dan Deacon – Gliss Riffer
Deerhunter – Fading Frontier
Django Django – Born Under Saturn
EL VY – Return To The Moon
Ella Eyre – Feline
Elle King – Love Stuff
Family and Friends – XOXO
Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear
Florence + The Machine – How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
Foals – What Went Down
G-Eazy – When It’s Dark Out
Grimes – Art Angels
Halsey – Badlands
Houndmouth – Little Neon Limelight
Hudson Mohawke – Lantern
Ibeyi – ST
Imagine Dragons – Smoke + Mirrors
James Bay – Chaos and The Calm
Jamie xx – In Colour
Jason Isbell – Something More Than Free
Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly
Kip Moore – Wild Ones
Kurt Vile – B’lieve I’m Goin Down
Leon Bridges – Coming Home
Lower Dens – Escape from Evil
Madeon – Adventure
Major Lazer – Peace is the Mission
Mark Ronson – Uptown Special
Mikal Cronin – MCIII
Modest Mouse – Stranger to Ourselves
Mumford & Sons – Wilder Mind
Royal Headache – High
Rudimental – We The Generation
San Fermin – Jackrabbit
Shamir – Rachet
Tame Impala – Currents
The Decemberists – What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World
The Fratellis – Eyes Wide, Tongue Tied
The Maccabees – Marks To Prove It
The Vaccines – English Graffiti
The Wombats – Glitterbug
Tobias Jesso Jr. – Goon
Twenty One Pilots – Blurryface
Twerps – Range Anxiety
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi-Love
Vetiver – Complete Strangers
Viet Cong – ST
WATERS – What’s Real
Waxachatchee – Ivy Tripp
Wolf Alice – My Love Is Cool
Years & Years – Communion
Zac Brown Band – Jekyll + Hyde

What I’m still devouring:
Christopher Owens – Chrissybaby Forever
Dilly Dally – Sore
Ducktails – St. Catherine
Empress Of – Me
Everything Everything – Get To Heaven
FIDLAR – Too
Girlpool – Before The World Was Big
HEALTH _ Death Magic
Heartless Bastards – Restless Ones
Justin Townes Earl – Absent Fathers
Kamasi Washington – The Epic
Kehlani – You Should Be Here
Lord Huron – Strange Trails
Majical Cloudz – Are You Alone?
Matthew E. White – Fresh Blood
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – ST
Son Lux – Bones
St. Germaine – ST
The Charlatans – Modern Nature
U.S. Girls – Half Free

Advertisements

Revisited: My SXSW 2015

26 Mar

For the past three years I have been fortunate enough to attend SXSW. It’s kind of like summer camp when you think about it. In many cases (and mine) you are staying with friends, sometimes too many for the apartment you are in, you see people you haven’t seen in a year and you run around like kids going to see the next big thing, an artist you’ve been dying to see and bands/musicians who are playing massive underplays. All in, SXSW is what you make of it and this past year was no exception. Of course I didn’t get to see everyone I had hoped to but I did have a handful of new discoveries and a grip of new memories to carry with me.
In five days I logged 63 miles on my feet traversing the city and it was worth every step.

Who I saw:

Monday: The Vaccines, Ryan Hemsworth, Run The Jewels, Kaleo, Cathedrals, Spoon and Portugal. The Man

Tuesday: VÉRITÉ, BØRNS, Ryn Weaver, Gorgon City (Live), The Delta Riggs, Passion Pit, San Fermin, Milo Greene, Odesza, Spoon

Wednesday: The Cribs, Sam Hunt, Ryn Weaver, Leon Bridges, Robert DeLong, GRiZ, The War On Drugs, Future Islands

Thursday: smallpools, Twerps, Sam Dew, Raury, SZA, Dry The River, Colony House, Robert DeLong, Kero Kero Bonito, GRMLN, House Music, The Stone Foxes, California Honeydrops, CRUISR, T. Hardy Morris, Frank Turner, Migos, Wyclef Jean

Friday: Son Lux, Skylar Spence, Wolf Alice, Blank Range, Jack Ladder, Natalie Prass, Gorgon City (live), George Maple, Poor Me, The Covz, Slow Caves, Madisen Ward and The Mama Bear, Kari Faux, Seinabo Sey, Years & Years, Rae Sremmurd

NOTES:

  • There were hands down an overabundance of great performances but for me the best shows of the week were Leon Bridges, The Delta Riggs, The War On Drugs and Future Islands.
  • Yes I saw Run The Jewels where the fight broke out. The show was packed with energy and too much fn besides that brief interruption.
  • Seeing Frank Turner acoustic on the back patio of Red7 with maybe 100 people was a true treat.
  • Wyclef as always delivered a fun and crowd participation show well worth the wait.
  • Skylar Spence (FKA Saint Pepsi) is putting together a band for this summer’s festival season so be on the lookout for that!
  • If you have a chance to see the California Honeydrops, do it!Robert DeLong keeps getting better and better.
  • San Fermin, my how much this band has grown in a year. Sounding excellent.
  • I became a fan of Sam Hunt.
  • Kaleo sound nothing like you’d expect and that’s a good thing.
  • Spoon was ripping through shows all week and sounded great as expected but I can’t wait for Britt Daniel to go back out as Divine Fits.
  • Jack Ladder, seek them out this year.
  • Despite saying it was their last song, anyone who stayed for The War On Drugs show at YouTube was treated to 30 more minutes of rip roaring jamming and it was flat out crushing!
  • I’d been dying to see George Maple and she lived up to it. Her new track with What So Not, fire!
  • And again, LEON BRIDGES. I sincerely hope you all start listening to this soulful human being who is going to make his mark this year. If you’re lucky enough to catch Leon and St. Paul and The Broken Bones at the same festival (Outside Lands) these two are quickly ascending to a level of fame that I hope makes them the stars of tomorrow.

Mumford & Sons – Gentlemen of the Road Stopover Returns

2 Mar

Fresh off the news that Mumford & Sons’ new album, Wilder Mind, is due out May 4, the fellas have even more exciting news to share!  One of my favorite “tours” in recent years has been Mumford & Sons’ Gentlemen of the Road Stopovers and it’s back! Not only is it back but just look at these lineups, stacked with a ridiculous amount of great artists. Plus stoked to see Blake Mills on here. He’s in the spotlight right now for producing the Alabama Shakes sophomore effort and has a storied music career already but give a listen to his solo stuff, I think you’ll dig it.

Gentlemen of the Road Stopovers:

Seaside Heights, New Jersey, USA
June 5th + 6th – Mumford & Sons, The Flaming Lips, Alabama Shakes, The Vaccines, The Maccabees, Dawes, The Very Best, Jenny Lewis, Little May, JEFF The Brotherhood, Blake Mills + more TBA

Waverly, Iowa, USA
June 19th + 20th – Mumford & Sons, The Flaming Lips, My Morning Jacket, Dawes, Jenny Lewis, The Maccabees, The Very Best, Rubblebucket, JEFF The Brotherhood, Blake Mills + more TBA

Aviemore, Scotland, UK
July 31st + August 1st – Mumford & Sons, Primal Scream, Simian Mobile Disco, Ben Howard, Lianne La Havas, The Maccabees, Jack Garratt, Honeyblood + more TBA

Walla Walla, Washington, USA
August 14th + 15th – Mumford & Sons, Foo Fighters, The Flaming Lips, The Vaccines, Dawes, Jenny Lewis, TuneYards, James Vincent McMorrow, JEFF The Brotherhood, Blake Mills + more TBA

Salida, Colorado, USA
August 21st + 22nd – Mumford & Sons, The Flaming Lips, Dawes,
Jenny Lewis, The Vaccines, TuneYards, James Vincent McMorrow, JEFF The Brotherhood, Blake Mills + more TBA

2013 Lollapalooza Lineup officially out today

1 Apr

If you read the blog last week you’ve already seen who’s playing at Lollapalooza this August but if not, below is the lineup poster.  Should be another solid three days/nights in the Windy City and I have to say, nice to see The Dunwells on here again as their set was washed out in 2012.

2013_4_1_lolla_poster

And thanks Chicagoist for the below breakdown by day.

FRIDAY, AUG. 2
The Killers, Nine Inch Nails, New Order, Queens Of The Stone Age, Steve Aoki, Thievery Corporation, Imagine Dragons, Lana Del Rey, Flux Pavilion, Band Of Horses, Hot Chip, Crystal Castles, Frightened Rabbit, Dillon Francis, Smith Westerns, Disclosure, Father John Misty, Ghost B.C., Modestep, Emeli Sande, Jessie Ware, Atlas Genius, Timeflies, Theophilus London, Monsta, IO Echo, Icona Pop, Chance The Rapper, Lance Herbstrong, Robert DeLong, Deap Vally, Twenty One Pilots, San Cisco, Hey Marseilles, Keys N Krates, The Neighbourhood, Pacific Air, American Authors, Houndmouth, Brick + Mortar, D-Pryde, Brite Lite Brite

SATURDAY, AUG. 3

Mumford & Sons, The Postal Service, The National, The Lumineers, Kendrick Lamar, Eric Church Steve Angello, Ellie Goulding, Azealia Banks, Local Natives, Dada Life, Matt & Kim, Foals, Death Grips, Court Yard Hounds, Adventure Club, Ben Howard, GriZ, Charles Bradley, Heartless Bastards, Baauer, HAIM Unknown Mortal Orchestra, St. Lucia, Shovels & Rope, Little Green Cars Family of the Year, 360 The Bright Light Social Hour, Reignwolf, Pujol, Planet Hemp, Cole Plante, Lukas Nelson & P.O.T.R., Blondfire, Frontier Ruckus, Wheeler Brothers, The Dunwells, Supreme Cuts, Cherub, Wild Cub Brooke Waggoner, Beast Patrol

SUNDAY, AUG. 4
The Cure, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, Knife Party, Grizzly Bear, Major Lazer, Dog Blood, Two Door Cinema Club, Tegan and Sara, Beach House, Cat Power, 2 Chainz, Alt-J, The Vaccines, DIIV, Alex Clare, Baroness, Lianne La Havas, Wild Nothing, Angel Haze, Wavves, Alvin Risk, Jake Bugg, Wild Belle, Art Department, MS MR, Guards, Kill the Noise, Skaters, The Orwells, Palma Violets, Astro Machines Are People Too, Yawn, Half Moon Run, The Mowgli’s, Wake Owl, Bear Mountain, O’Brother Makeshift Prodigy

 

Lollapalooza Lineup sorta announced

28 Mar

Earlier today the Lollapalooza lineup was leaked and the Chicago Tribune put together another post following their item last week regarding the headliners.  Once again, another stacked lineup for the Chicago based festival.  Sure the big acts are powerful and pack a punch but it’s the up and comers which fans are going to be stoked about.  Now the question is, do I make a return for a third straight year…..

The Lineup:

Mumford & Sons, The Killers, Vampire Weekend, The Cure, Nine Inch Nails, The National, Postal Service, Phoenix, Queens of the Stone Age, the Lumineers, Kendrick Lamar, New Order, Eric Church, Knife Party, Steve Aoki, Steve Angello,  Ellie Goulding, Thievery Corporation, Grizzly Bear, Lana Del Rey, Flux Pavilion, Band of Horses, Major Lazer, Hot Chip, Azealia Banks, Local Natives, Two Door Cinema Club, Crystal Castles, Dada Life, Tegan & Sara, Imagine Dragons, Beach House, Cat Power, Frightened Rabbit, 2 Chainz, Matt & Kim, Alt-J, Foals, Death Grips, Dillon Francis, Court Yard Hounds, Smith Westerns, Disclosure, Adventure Club, Ben Howard, The Vaccines, Griz, Father John Misty, Ghost, Modestep, Charles Bradley, DIIV, Alex Clare, Heartless Bastards, Baauer, Baroness, Lianne La Havas, Emeli Sande, Wild Nothing, Jessie Ware, Atlas Genius, Haim, Angel Haze, Timeflies, Theophilus London, Monsta, Wavves, Io Echo, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Icona Pop, Alvin Risk, Chance the Rapper, Lance Herbstrong, Jake Bugg, Wild Belle, Art Department, MS MR, St. Lucia, Shovels & Rope, Guards, Kill the Noise, Robert Delong, Little Green Cars, Deap Vally, Family of the Year, 360,  the Bright Light Social Hour, Twenty One Pilots, San Cisco, Hey Marseilles, Skaters, The Orwells, Palma Violets, Reignwolf, Astro, Pujol, Machines Are People Too, Planet Hemp, Yawn, Keys N Krates, the Neighbourhood, Cole Plante, Half Moon Run, The Mowgli’s, Pacific Air, Lukas Nelson & P.O.T.R., Wheeler Brothers, Wake Owl, American Authors, O’ Brother, the Dunwells, Houndmouth, Supreme Cuts, Brick + Mortar, Cherub, Makeshift Prodigy, Wild Cub, D-Pryde, Brooke Waggoner, Brite Lite Brite, Beast Patrol.

GLASTONBURY 2013 Lineup is here. WOW!

27 Mar

My jaw is still on the floor scouring this lineup and seeing the insane amount of talent performing at Glastonbury this June 28-30. I mean just read through this thing a bunch of times.  Sure The Rolling Stones, Mumford & Sons, Arctic Monkeys, Dizzee Rascal, Primal Scream, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Vampire Weekend, Elvis Costello, The Vaccines, Kenny Rogers, Ben Howard, Rita Ora, Rufus Wainwright, Jake Bugg, Haim, First Aid Kit all on the Pyramid Stage is enough to get most anyone to buy a ticket but just look at the Other Stage and the John Peel Stage.

Just take it all in.

glastonbury-lineup-2013

Governors Ball 2013 Lineup

22 Jan

Hello New York! Take a look at the lineup for the 2013 Governors Ball on Randalls Island in NYC and they still have another headliner to announce! June 7-9.

Kanye West, Kings of Leon, (Additional Headliner TBA) , Nas, Pretty Lights, The Avett Brothers, Grizzly Bear, The xx, Cut Copy, Beach House, Kendrick Lamar, The Lumineers, Animal Collective, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Young the Giant, Feist, Thievery Corporation, Bloc Party, Beirut, Of Monsters and Men, DFA 1979, Crystal Castles, Azealia Banks, Yeasayer, Local Natives, Gary Clark Jr, Best Coast, Dirty Projectors, Portugal. the Man, Miguel, Dinosaur Jr, Holy Ghost!, Divine Fits, Twin Shadow, Japandroids, Alt-J, Deerhunter, The Vaccines,  Polica, Steel Pulse, TEED, Dillon Francis, Paper Diamond, Fucked Up,Wild Nothing, Icona Pop, The Knocks, MS MR, St. Lucia, Freddie Gibbs, Robert DeLong, GRiZ, Solid Gold, Bear Mountain, Pacific Air, Cherub, The Revivalsists, Swear & Shake, Roadkill Ghost Choir, Ruby Velle & the Soulphonics, Moon Hooch, ON AN ON, Haim, Reignwolf

New Music: The Vaccines – “No Hope”

31 May

Yes! New music from The Vaccines! Give a listen to “No Hope” off their second studio album, The Vaccines Come Of Age which will be released on September 4th.  Been digging these Brits since my buddy from London turned me on to them and now I just need to seem them live!

 

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

Coachella 2012 Line-Up & My Initial Thoughts

10 Jan

Another year of anticipation has come and gone as the 2012 Coachella line-up was released and while it’s pretty awesome they secured all the acts for back-to-back weekends on April 13-15 and April 20-22 I have to say my initial reaction was meh.  Don’t get me wrong, there are a ton of phenomenal musicians slated to play the festival but I personally feel they lacked in the bigger acts category but did a stellar job with the smaller ones.

Headliners: Radiohead, great score and definitely one of the most sought after acts this year, The Black Keys love ‘em but bumping them up one slot from last year into the headline act…., Dre and Snoop, ok I get it and Cali kids will probably love this but is this how you really want to close out three days of music (I’ll probably be eating my words as this may end up being the most talked about performance)?

Also this year has so much more EDM and on the main stages, I know its music of the present but I wonder if/how it will influence and change the dynamic of the festival since it’s thrust to the top.  I’m a big fan of EDM and these artists but Swedish House Mafia, David Guetta, Avicii, Kaskade, Afrojack, Justice, Sebastian Ingrosso and Madeon all as “main acts” it could get interesting just look at how many other EDM acts are booked.

Now what really excites me about Coachella:

Friday: M83, Jimmy Cliff & Tim Armstrong (oh wow this is going to be awesome), GIRLS, The Rapture, Madeon, Yuck, Dawes, WU LYF, GIVERS, Wolf Gang, Ximena Sarinana, Band of Skulls, honeyhoney

Saturday: Miike Snow, St. Vincent, Manchester Orchestra, AWOLNATION, Azealia Banks, Kaiser Chiefs, The Head and The Heart, Laura Marling, tUnE yArDs, The Black Lips, Childish Gambino, The Vaccines, Grouplove, Gary Clark Jr., We Are Augustines

Sunday: Beirut, The Weeknd, The Hives, Real Estate, Wild Flag, Fitz & The Tantrums, araabMUZIK, Lissie, Gardens & Villa

Something else that I love and hope is a trend for all the festivals this year is the addition of acts from outside the United States.  Bands like WU LYF, Wolf Gang, M83, The Vaccines, The Hives and others that are extremely talented will get introduced to so many new fans.

All in will it be fun, heck yeah but what else will be fun is Coachella East aka Las Vegas.  With a week in between you better believe Las Vegas is going to be a mid-week retreat with acts popping up for DJ sets in clubs and concerts peppered all over the Las Vegas Strip.