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My initial thoughts on the 2013 GRAMMY Awards

11 Feb

Another year of GRAMMY Awards have come and gone.  So much great music highlighted from the past year and of course a ton of great performances.  I’m also a fan of LL Cool J as the host, hopefully they bring him back for a third year.  So how about some ramblings from the show.

  • If you’ve ever seen Bruno Mars live you know what to expect from him and his band but their performance was just sick.  Sting singing a verse to “Locked Out of Heaven,” finally a tip of the hat to the Police influenced track and Rihanna joining the party with Ziggy and Damian Marley for a great tribute to Bob Marley. My favorite performance of the night.
  • Wow, what a great way to pay tribute to the late, great Levon Helm.  Elton John, Mumford & Sons, Mavis Staples, Zac Brown, Alabama Shakes singer Brittany Howard and T Bone Burnett, wonderful performance.
  • Justin Timberlake with the band and orchestra, a tip of the hat and that I have to say overshadowed Jay-Z guesting for me.
  • How cool was the rain during the fun. performance? So stoked to see those guys jump to stardom but every time I see Nate Ruess I am reminded of The Format, man do I miss that band.
  • Mumford & Sons, well at least the escalated from that rickety little stage from a couple years ago.
  • The Lumineers I sure hope they are the Mumford of two years ago and just reach new heights after the GRAMMY Awards. Let’s see how many units they move in the next week.
  • The Black Keys with Dr. John and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band was just simply rocking. Seen Dan Auerbach and Dr. John together but that collection of musicians, whoa.
  • Ed Sheeran getting to share the stage with Elton John, well done young man.
  • Jack White, a tip of the hat to you!
  • Frank Ocean, wish they would have had him perform earlier in the show.
  • LL Cool J, Chuck D, Z-Trip and Travis Barker – I’d love to see an entire concert with these four.
  • Was there an over/under on how many times they would show Taylor Swift?  And is there one song she didn’t sing along to?
  • Is it odd that I thought of The Hunger Games when they showed Carrie Underwood’s dress?  All it needed to do was catch fire!
  • Anyone else think John Mayer in the purple tux belonged in Alice in Wonderland and could have fit in the Taylor Swift performance?
  • I guess people know who Miguel is now.  A tip of the hat to @TonyDasco who’s been all about Miguel for two plus years.
  • Prince, he’s got to be up to something if he made an appearance.  I just wonder what.  I remember when he had his residency in Vegas, he would show up to one of the nightclubs I worked with an then have the curtains closed around him.  Odd then, odd now but still one of the greatest musicians/performers ever.
  • Did Kimbra and her ‘I’m not sure what she was wearing’ rival Bjork and her swan dress?
  • The other performances, meh. Or did I miss a great one?

Oh and the awards.  Here you go.

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DoYouHearTheMusic.com December 2012 Winter Wonderland Playlist Vol.I

3 Dec

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!

Five For Friday: @LIB_Festival, Wiz Khalifa, 50 Cent, The Heist, Tyler Bryant

16 Nov

Wow, what a crazy week in the best way possible!  This week’s Five For Friday is extra special.

  1. Earlier this week we announced the Life Is Beautiful Festival which will be coming to Downtown Las Vegas in fall of 2013.  Aurelian Marketing Group, Another Planet Entertainment (Outside Lands and Treasure Island music festivals), Downtown Project and MAKTUB Marketing.  I’m beyond excited about this and can’t wait to share this experience with everyone! Stay tuned for more info!
  2. Wiz Khalifa, caught his concert at Thomas & Mack Arena last evening.  Wiz is easily one of my favorite hip-hop acts today and this being the third time I’ve seen him live, he’s come a long way in terms of his over performance.  For 90 minutes it was nonstop Wiz and he kept the crowd engaged the entire time while even breaking out some new tunes off the new album due out December 4.  And of course the show was complete with guest spots but his opening acts Juicy J, Chevy Woods, Lola Monroe and more including a very special guest, 50 Cent!
  3. Speaking of 50 Cent, he made the sports section here in the LVRJ today as he applied for a boxing promoters license in Nevada.  Look out for his first promoted event out here in December if all goes well.
  4. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – if you haven’t listened to The Heist yet, what are you waiting for!  Get on it now.  Special guest spots from Schoolboy Q and Allen Stone among others.
  5. Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown, still can’t get this kid’s guitar skills out of my head.  Check it out, you’ll thank me.

 

Oh Hell Yeah: BlakRoc2

2 Sep

Thanks to the fine folks at Paste Magazine for bringing this to my attention, BlakRoc2. Click HERE to read the story and just who The Black Keys have lined up for the record and watch the video below.

And please if you don’t have the original BlakRoc record, go buy it NOW because you’ve been missing out for quite some time.

 

 

It’s here! Your Summer Playlist

1 Jul

First day of July and heading into a festive holiday weekend, what a perfect time to unveil the DoYouHearTheMusic.com Summer Playlist.  If you are a frequent visitor to the blog you should be familiar with a lot of the selections and quite candidly, these are the songs you should be listening to this summer.  Without further adieu, the Summer Playlist:

The Dirty Guv’nahs – “Baby We Were Young

GROUPLOVE – “Don’t Say Oh Well

GIVERS – “Up Up Up

Walk The Moon – “Anna Sun

Young The Giant – “My Body

The Apache Relay – “Lost Kid

Mazes – “Summer Hits

Friendly Fires – “Hawaiian Air

Foster The People – “Warrant

The Belle Brigade – “Where Not To Look For Freedom

CULTS – “Go Outside

O.A.R. – “Heaven

Mat Nathanson – “Faster

The Civil Wars – “Barton Hollow

Fleet Foxes – “Grown Ocean

little hurricane – “Get By

DAWES – “Time Spent In Los Angeles

Brett Dennen – “Can’t Stop Thinking

Pepper – “Wake Up

Sublime with Rome ft. Wiz Khalifa – “Can You Feel It

New Music: Sublime with Rome ft. Wiz Khalifa – “Can You Feel It”

29 Jun

Putting the finishing touches on what should be a killer summer playlist and I figure why not tease it a little with this new track, “Can You Feel It” from Sublime with Rome featuring Wiz Khalifa. Also Sublime with Rome are getting set to drop their album Yours Truly, July 12.

Bonnaroo X Schedule Released Today

13 May


Finally the Bonnaroo schedule has been released! Click HERE to take a look. As expected when the schedule came out, there are  many many conflicts and overlaps with artists and set times. Of course for me there are the staple artists that are marked as must sees (Widespread Panic, String Cheese Incident, Buffalo Springfield, Mumford & Sons, Gregg Allman, Robert Plant, G. Love, The Black Keys, Warren Haynes, etc.) and after that, time to figure out the rest. Who knows, my ideal schedule today may end up being completely different when I arrive. All I know is there is a ton of great music and I can’t wait to be surrounded by 90,000 of my new closest friends.


Bonnaroo Artist Additions

7 Apr

Today Bonnaroo announced artist additions and the comedy line-up for this summer.  I know some people were hoping for bigger names but really, you couldn’t expect more headlining acts to be announced.  Could it have been better, sure but either way I for one am stoked as two of my favorite artists we added, G. Love and Black Joe Lewis.  Add in Galactic, Black Uhuru and Daniel Lanois’ Black Dub and Superfly definitely added some great talent.  DJ line-up should be coming soon too.

Artists Additions

NOFX
Galactic
G. Love & Special Sauce
Black Uhuru
Shpongle Presents Shpongletron Experience
Daniel Lanois’ Black Dub
Allen Toussaint (w Dr. John and The Original Meters)
Anthony B
Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears
Ben Sollee
Graveyard
Dennis Coffey
Forro in the Dark
The Knux
Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens
Futurebirds
Hangaii

Comedy Lineup!

Lewis Black
420 Comedy Blaze hosted by Cheech Marin featuring Ralphie May, the stars of Workaholics and more
John Waters
Henry Rollins
Henson Alternative’s Stuffed & Unstrung
The League (Paul Scheer, Nick Kroll, Jon Lajoie, Stephen Rannazzisi)
Donald Glover
The Gregory Brothers
Kathleen Madigan
Eugene Mirman
Ted Alexandro
Tim Minchin
Tig Notaro
Hannibal Buress
Craig Baldo
Nate Bergatze

Say Hello to BONNAROO 2011

15 Feb

The Coachella lineup is pretty damn sick but after seeing the initial announcement of artists slated to perform at Bonnaroo, I am now torn and thinking I should look into heading to Tennessee this summer.  I mean at Bonnaroo you have the return of Buffalo Springfield and Widespread Panic celebrating 25 years, String Cheese Incident, Warren Haynes and Gregg Allman which I can all but see some fun little guest appearances in the works, Mumford & Sons are thrust to the big time stage, Ray Lamontagne and Iron & Wine finally out of the tiny print on the line-up, just knowing Primus is going to be there leaves me wondering what Les Claypool has up his sleeve, Sleigh Bells, Portugal the Man, The Drums, Wavves, Ryan Bingham!  Plus Smith Westerns, Beats Antique and STS9, Hayes Carll, Amos Lee, Deer Tick, Matt & Kim, Grace Potter and so many more great acts and that’s not even including the headliners, Eminem and Arcade Fire.

Here’s the line-up as of today:

You Know “Black & Yellow,” What About “Pink & Purple”

12 Jan

I got a good laugh watching this video, a remake of Wiz Khalifa’s “Black and Yellow” called “Pink and Purple” by 9 or 10 year old Lyrikkal.