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Music Video: “This Life” by Vampire Weekend

20 May

Okay let’s call it what it is, Father of the Bride, one of the best albums of 2019! Vampire Weekend went ahead and created a masterpiece. First release in six years, re-upped with Ariel Reichstad to produce the record, some slick guest appearances, etc. but what excites me more than anything so far, the music video for “This Life” which was directed by Emmett Malloy!  Also the director for “Harmony Hall!”  Selfishly I’ve loved all the Malloy Brother films (Thicker Than Water and A Brokedown Melody, specifically) and they’ve directed some videos of some legendary songs so not surprising I love this video below. Give a watch and see how they also celebrated Passover in Palm Springs.

Peace + Love + Music

LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL 2019

20 May

Year Seven, you read that right! Year seven of LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL in Downtown Las Vegas is back!! Now the lineup has been out for just about a month and taking a step back, what a heater we are in store for! Can’t wait to see all the smiling faces September 20-22!  Give a listen to the official playlist via Spotify, HERE!

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DoYouHearTheMusic.com – January 2019 Playlist

28 Jan

New Year, old me? Okay but really here is a playlist to kickoff the year so maybe the old me is back? Either way hoping to fill your ears with some good tunes for 2019 and I for one am excited about a grip of new music that seems to be dropping by the day. Click play, find a new artist, discover your new favorite song and more than anything, Peace + Love + Music!

VIDEO: 2013 Life is Beautiful Festival MUSIC Recap

22 Jun

Oh man, just 24 hours from the 2014 Life is Beautiful lineup! I cannot wait to share this year’s lineup with everyone. Each minute we get closer to releasing it the more excited I get. I hope my enthusiasm and love for the talent assembled for year two of the festival is shared by you as well after tomorrow.  I hope that as you watch this video below which recaps the music portion of Life is Beautiful 2013, you get pumped to create a whole new set of beautiful memories that will last a lifetime.

“A music festival is a gathering of a lot of strangers but I must say that music by the end of the night it always makes me feel like I know everybody that I shared that experience with and there’s nothing else in the world that can do that like music.” – Dan Reynolds, Imagine Dragons at Life is Beautiful Festival

 

 

Festival Lineup Pandemonium Today

15 Jan

Quite the Wednesday in the festival world as Governor’s Ball, Hangout, Mountain Jam, Shaky Knees, CounterPoint and Big Guava all announced their lineups. With the exception of CounterPoint and Mountain Jam what do they all have in common besides being on the east coast? OutKast as a headliner.

Want the full lineups for each? Follow the links below.

Governors Ball – Randall’s Island, NY | Headliners: OutKast, Jack White, Vampire Weekend, The Strokes

Hangout Music Festival – Gulf Shores, AL | Headliners: The Black Keys, The Killers, OutKast, Jack Johnson

Mountain Jam – Hunter Mountain, NY | Headliners: Bob Weir & Rat Dog, Gov’t Mule, Pretty Lights, TBD

Shaky Knees – Atlanta, GA | Headliners: The National, Modest Mouse, TBD

CounterPoint – Kingston Downs, GA | Headliners: OutKast, Pretty Lights, Foster The People

Big Guava – Tampa, FL  | Headliners: OutKast,Vampire Weekend, Foster The People

 

Now Playing: Vampire Weekend – “Step” REMIX ft. Danny Brown, Heems, Despot

10 Jan

In 2013 Vampire Weekend put out in my opinion one of if not the best album of the year, Modern Vampires of the City. How does 2014 start? With a dope remix of “Step” featuring Danny Brown, Heems and Despot. I cannot get enough of this remix, been listening to it nonstop this week and hopefully you do too.

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)

DoYouHearTheMusic.com – Top Tracks of 2013 (well a good amount of them)

2 Dec

Thanksgiving gave me a minute to sit back and have a little fun putting together a Top Tracks of 2013 playlist.  This clearly doesn’t include all of the great music that has filtered our ears this year but it is a collection of music that has been on rotation for me in 2013.   I tried not to duplicate artists (I could have gone on for days with whole albums from the likes of Vampire Weekend, Cayucas, White Denim, Bastille, etc.) so I hope you like this playlist which should keep you going for hours and perfect for some holiday road trips.

 

Cheers!

 

 

Countdown to @LifeIsBeautiful: 10 Days – @VampireWeekend

15 Oct

You can count them on two hands finally, 10 days until Life is Beautiful! I can promise you that if you’ve ever visited downtown Las Vegas, it’s going to look massively different in the next 10 days. I hope you’re as excited as I am. Today we dropped the festival map and schedule, let the planning begin! Also the perfect day to feature one of the bands who’ve put on a couple of the best concerts I’ve seen in 2013, Vampire Weekend.

Countdown to @LifeIsBeautiful: 21 Days – twenty one pilots

4 Oct

Figure now is as best a time as any to start a little countdown to Life is Beautiful. I can’t believe how fast the last year has gone and here we are just three weeks away from the festival kicking off with our Grills & Guitars party with music by Dawes and Todd Rundgren. But in honor of 21 days from the festival, here’s a little music from twenty one pilots who will be performing on October 27. Hope to see you in Downtown Las Vegas and join me for what’s going to be an epic weekend.

Peace + Love + Music

Craig