Lineup Announced for Austin City Limits 2012

You may think to yourself that after the summer is over, all of the good festivals are gone too. Well 2012 is just a never-ending year of amazing concerts and music festivals. Today, the Austin City Limits Music Festival announced their lineup for the annual 3-day extravaganza set for October 12-14. Tickets are now selling at $90 for a single day-pass, click here to find out more and check out the full lineup below…

See ya there!
Felix the Hat,
Live Music City, high hopes!


Alabama Shakes on Jules Holland

Great live performance from the fast growing Alabama Shakes. Watch as they perform “Be Mine”.

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Live Music City, high hopes!

Alabama Shakes Announce Summer Tour Dates, California, New York, and the Mid-West

photo courtesy of Alabama Shakes

So if you missed the train, jump on now, you’re going to want to know Alabama Shakes when they come around to your city. I was ecstatic to find out this morning that they will be coming to California in mid August, which will mean I will get to see them at least 3 times this year. They have literally blown up after SXSW, and are being added to summer festivals and venues like wild-fire. Tickets are on sale today, so get yours while they last, and check out some music, I guarantee you’re gonna like it… and check out tour dates below…

July 29 – Syracuse/Baldwinsville, NY – Paper Mill Island
July 31 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue Theatre w/ Dry the River
Aug 2 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue w/ Dry the River
Aug 14 – Los Angeles, CA – The Music Box w/ Michael Kiwanuka
Aug 16 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues San Diego
Click here to find out more about tickets, they go on sale today, 10am PST.

Felix the Hat,
Live Music City, high hopes!


photo courtesy of Richmondsfblog

As if the lineup for Lollapalooza wasn’t good enough, San Francisco’s Outside Lands lineup is absolutely, ridiculously, amazingly, historically, one of the best lineups EVER in the history of man (ok, maybe Woodstock, could top it)!!!

Some many different genres, so many huge names, so many bands that are quickly rising, I feel a panic attack coming on. From Foo Fighters, to Stevie Wonder, to Metallica, to Neil Young, to Beck, to Jack White, to Alabama Shakes, to Fun, to Big Boi… and on and on… This year, Outside Lands will be held August 10-12. Check out the complete lineup below… and get pumped!

Last year at Outside Lands

Next tier of tickets goes on sale this Thursday, April 19, @12 PST, 3-day pass $195.

Felix the Hat,
Live Music City, high hopes!

Alabama Shakes with Video for “Boys and Girls” @ Guitar Center in Norhridge

photo courtesy of youtube

Thank you Alabama Shakes, for providing us with live coverage of your visit to Guitar Center and your always more than enjoyable performance. Today Alabama Shakes brings to you a very intimate performance of “Boys and Girls”, from their new album. You can listen to more of Alabama Shakes Here.

Felix the Hat,
Live Music City, high hopes!

Lollapalooza 2012 Full Lineup Announced, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Black Sabbath, Jack White, The Shins, and many many more…

photo courtesy of Daily Blog News

As if the summer festivals couldn’t get any better, Lollapalooza announces its 2012 lineup, which can almost make a person gasp for air as they read through the list of artists, bands, and names that will perform this year. The Souvenir and Early Bird Tickets have been sold out for some time now, with only the $230 3-day pass left. Pretty pricey, but if you get to go to one Lollapalooza in your life, this may be the one to splurge on. Make sure you block off August 3-5, and plan for transportation to Grant Park in the windy city of Chicago, IL. Check out the full lineup below…
Lollapalooza 2012 Lineup
Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Black Keys
Black Sabbath
Jack White
Florence + The Machine

 photos courtesy of tumblr 

At The Drive-In
The Shins
Alabama Shakes
Gary Clark Jr.
Passion Pit
Dr. Dog

Sigur Ros
The Weeknd
Miike Snow
The Big Pink
The Afghan Whigs
Bloc Party
Franz Ferdinand
Frank Ocean
J. Cole
The Growlers
The Gaslight Anthem
Hey Rosetta!
Amadou & Mariam
JEFF the Brotherhood
Band of Skulls
First Aid Kit
Tame Impala
The Walkmen
JJ Grey & Mofro
JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound
Milo Greene
Neon Indian
Los Jaivas
Dum Dum Girls
Kopecky Family Band
Washed Out
The Jezabels
Aloe Blacc
Trampled By Turtles
Bear in Heaven
Walk Off The Earth
Blind Pilot
Animal Kingdom
The Black Angels
The Sheepdogs
Childish Gambino
Yellow Ostrich
The Dunwells
Delta Spirit
DJ Mel
The Temper Trap
Bombay Bicycle Club
Kevin Devine
Sharon Van Etten
Dry The River
Die Antwoord
White Rabbits
Haley Reinhart
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Imaginary Cities
The Head & The Heart
The Devil Makes Three
Twin Shadow
The War on Drugs
DJ Zebo
The Tallest Man on Earth
Michael Kiwanuka
Chancellor Warhol
Toro Y Moi
O Rappa
Laura Warshauer
Red Oblivion
Of Monsters and Men
Orchard Lounge

Perry’s Stage
Skream & Benga
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
Little Dragon
Star Slinger
Calvin Harris
Porter Robinson
Sub Focus
DJ Nihal
The White Panda
Knife Party
Zeds Dead
Paper Diamond
Kid Color

See you there!
Felix the Hat,
Live Music City, high hopes!

Alabama Shakes Released New Album Today- “Boys&Girls”- Don’t Be Sorry, Get It Now!

photos on this page courtesy of Alabama Shakes new album booklet from Boys&Girls

Since I first heard of Alabama Shakes earlier this year,  have been anticipating the release of their new album, Boys&Girls, especially after seeing them live in concert, twice this year at SXSW.
They are seriously, by far, one of the best bands to come around in a long time, as well as one of the best live bands I have ever seen. I believe this to hold truth because you can so feel the passion and love that they bring to the stage and the energy that they protrude through their instruments, voice, and music.
Recognition for Alabama Shakes should arise very quickly throughout the world, just how it did in Austin, during and post SXSW this year. Listen to a few songs below from the new album Boys&Girls.
“Be Mine”


“Heavy Chevy” (Bonus Track)

Hope you enjoy!
Felix the Hat,
Live Music City, high hopes!