Huntington Beach where you at?! The countdown to Life is Beautiful 2016 rolls on and pretty perfect for today! Check out this stripped down version of “Moon Tower” by Dirty Heads off their self titled, fifth album which dropped earlier this summer. Getting stoked to have the fellas perform at Life is Beautiful on Saturday, September 24. More here from Relix.
Vegas, time to wake up, set your alarm and make sure you get tickets to see the man, Ray LaMontagne, on September 16 at the Pearl at Palms. Normally I wouldn’t be this excited about a show (okay, who are we kidding, I freaking love Ray LaMontagne) but this one is going to be a special one as LaMontagne will be joined by his backing band consisting of Tommy Blankenship, Carl Broemel, Bo Koster, and Patrick Hallahan … aka the gents from My Morning Jacket (another band I love) minus Jim James. As a music fan you have to be salivating at the prospect of what this show will be like! Add in that the Pearl’s acoustics are off the charts amazing and that this is a big underplay and you have something special.
Tickets go on-sale Friday, March 4th at noon.
I don’t think they need any intro, Duran Duran are performing in less than a week in Downtown Las Vegas at Life is Beautiful. Just wow! Fun fact, back in 2008 Duran Duran played Vegas they brought out a special guest, Brandon Flowers of The Killers! Perhaps lightning will strike twice? I sure hope so!
“I’ve seen the future of riff rock and it’s name is #RoyalBlood” – Tom Morello
And you know what, he’s right! The UK duo of Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher absolutely destroy it on stage together. If you are a rock and roller, this is the one show of Life is Beautiful you cannot miss. And bring your earplugs because it’s going to be loud, in your face and righteous!
Hellooooooo Vegas! Run The Jewels = if you’ve never seen Killer Mike and El-P live, you’re missing out. Good thing we’re going to fix that for you on Sunday, September 27 at 7:55pm on the Ambassador Stage at Life is Beautiful. The duo just appeared last night on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, last weekend performed in the UK at Banksy’s Dismaland Bemusement Park (p.s. Banksy is coming to the festival!) and for the last two years have been simply, on fire!
To give you a taste of what to expect, here’s their performance from Bonnaroo this past summer.
Here’s a photo I snapped at SXSW this year. So good!
Yep, 10 days out! It’s the homestretch and today’s featured artists are Rebelution, SOJA and The Green because this is the first year we have featured reggae at Life is Beautiful! As a reggae fan I’m stoked on this and definitely going to be feeling the good vibes when these three bands take the stage at the festival.
It’s gonna be hot, the sun will (hopefully) be shining and the drinks will be flowing.
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!