This morning Bottlerock dropped its 2016 lineup and nice one for Napa Valley. Three big headliners in Stevie Wonder, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Florence + The Machine. The return of The Lumineers will be welcomed along with big names like Death Cab For Cutie, Lenny Kravitz and younger bands like Walk The Moon, Grouplove and Misterwives. Michael Franti is back and is a great show for Bottlerock, Cold War Kids should be received well like Cage The Elephant in 2015 and smaller acts like Houndmouth, X Ambassadors, The Suffers, San Fermin, Coleman Hell, Langhorne Slim, Son Little, etc. Congrats to the Latitude 38 Ent team on another solid lineup for Napa Valley.
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!
Party People! If you haven’t already, you better move quick and snatch up your tickets to attend Life is Beautiful 2015, September 25-27 in Downtown Las Vegas. The single day lineups have dropped and while single day tickets go on sale Thursday, look at the below and I can’t find a way for you not to want to attend all three days!
Need a little more inspiration? Click HERE to listen to the Life is Beautiful 2015 Radio Station on Pandora.
I’m very happy and proud to share with you the 2015 Life is Beautiful Festival lineup! We released the lineup earlier this week and the feedback has been tremendous. I truly hope you like this year’s collection and find both artists you love and artists to discover. While putting together the lineup I usually go a bit silent on DoYouHearTheMusic.com but now I’m ready to unleash a fury of new music for your ears, get some posts up of some of the baby bands on the Life is Beautiful lineup and a whole bunch of other fun things!
Tickets to Life is Beautiful are on sale now! I hope ou pick up a pair and make plans to head to Downtown Las Vegas for what is going to be an amazing weekend of peace, love and music!
P.S. we have more to announce 🙂
TGIF and to lead you into the weekend here is a new playlist to crank up and listen up! Hope you enjoy it.
To help make sure you don’t get a case of the Monday’s, here’s a little Monday Happiness playlist for you! Hope you enjoy and find a few good reasons to smile, dance, laugh, daydream, have fun and get this week started off in a positive way.
Wow, I can’t believe it’s already December! This year sure has flown by. It’s been a crazy good year for DoYouHearTheMusic.com and 2013 is lining up to be a musically filled 12 months! But before we get there, here is a little Winter Wonderland playlist to make the final days of 2012 filled with peace, love and music!
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
Check it out. I’m trying something new at DoYouHearTheMusic.com with a Five For Friday post. The Triple F is five nuggets of musical goodness to get you through the weekend. In other words, the soundtrack to your weekend begins right here!
- Passion Pit – yes some “mental health” issues of Michael Angelakos have forced the band to cancel some July dates but next week their new album Gossamer drops and boy oh boy should you be excited. If you haven’t yet given a listen, hop on over to NPR to stream the album.
- The Gaslight Anthem – the Jersey Boys are back with another rocking album, Handwritten, which will also be released next Tuesday. Their fourth album may very well prove to be their best as the fellas once again bring that Springsteenesque rock and roll but with a more refined conviction. This album can also be streamed via NPR, HERE.
- Slightly Stoopid – Miles and Kyle are back with “Top of the World,” the title track off their seventh studio album which drops August 14, 2012. Give a listen HERE.
- Firefly Music Festival in Delaware began today and you better believe if I still lived on the east coast, I would be there right now. Fantastic line-up which includes headliners The Killers and The Black Keys as well as some of my favorites, Michael Franti, Allen Stone, Lupe Fiasco, GROUPLOVE, Walk The Moon, CULTS, The Head and The Heart.
- Earlier this week I had the opportunity to guest blog for my friend Dayna Roselli. Check out the post HERE.
I couldn’t be more excited today for the fellas of Walk The Moon as they release their self titled debut album on RCA Records. Having had the pleasure of meeting the guys, interviewing them and seeing them in concert at Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza and here in Las Vegas I feel like I’ve kind of been along for the ride a little. I’m beyond stoked that they are now getting heavy airplay, being tabbed by MTV as a Push artist, Esquire.com adding them to the songs of the summer (for a second year in a row) and more. These guys are still ascending and it’s one of those things that just makes me smile; plus I think everyone should be digging their music and right in time for summer it’s perfect tunes to enjoy three months of sunshine. Added bonus, tune in to David Letterman tonight where the guys will be the special music act.
2.) Lisa Baby
3.) Next In Line
4.) Anna Sun
7.) Shiver Shiver
11.) I Can Lift A Car