Gary Clark Jr.- “Ain’t Messin’ Around”

Blak and Blue is dropping at the end of next month, 10/22, and should be pretty damn amazing, after all the hard work he’s been doing this year. He’s one of the greatest guitarists out there right now, and I recommend checking his other music out as soon as you have a chance.

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Live Music City, high hopes!

Bridge School Benefit Lineup 2012: Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Jack White, Guns N’ Roses and more

This October 20 and 21, at Shoreline Amphitheatre, in Northern California, The Bridge School Benefit will be hosting a number of amazing bands that will performing for the benefit. With Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Jack White, Guns N’ Roses, The Flaming Lips, Sarah McLachlan, Foster the People, Lucinda Williams, Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers, k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang, Gary Clark Jr. all to perform, it’s bound to be one of the best shows of the fall. Check out some of the bands below and become familiar with them before this amazing benefit.
Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon RangersGary Clark Jr.Flaming LipsFoster the People

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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!

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!

If you check out one new band for 2012, make sure it’s Gary Clark Jr.!!!

As we waited outside of the MtvU Woodie Awards Festival at SXSW, I could’ve sworn I was hearing a familiar voice, one that may have reflected the early years of legendary Jimmy Hendrix. Gary Clark Jr. was the band playing on stage when I entered the gates, and they immediately caught my attention, not wanting their set to end. They bring back that bluesy rock sound, with tons of ripping guitar solos. This is the type of music and band that one hopes to discover while making the trek around downtown Austin, TX., at SXSW. I highly recommend checking out these videos, and downloading more of Gary Clark Jr.’s music.

Felix the Hat,
Live Music City, high hopes!

Live Music City at SXSW- Lil Wayne, Birdman, Big K.R.I.T., Alabam Shakes, Andrew Bird

So much goes on at SXSW in Austin, TX., that it can seem overwhelming at times, but in a good way… After our 24 hour non-stop road trip across half of the country we safely arrived in the music capital of the world for the week of March 12-18. With over 400 concerts a day, ridiculous surprise appearances, good old Texas BBQ, and more opportunities for connections and networking than ever imaginable.
The first night we saw The Nice Guys, A.Dd+, Future, Hopsin, Danny Brown, and surprise guest Mobb Deep Prodigy. Mobb Deep definitely made the night, especially with some old hits like “Got it Twisted” and “Outta Control”.
Wednesday, made our way to Big K.R.I.T, and had a blast getting the chance to hear tracks from his new album live in concert. This dude has so much energy and puts on a great show. Later that night, the rest of the team got to see 2 Chainz, Big Sean, Slaughterhouse, and a huge surprise guest Kanye West.

Team Live Music City attended a once in a life-time event, experiencing an unforgettable session with keynote speaker “The Boss”, Bruce Springsteen himself. He shared his musical influences throughout his life and giving advice and inspiration to all attendees. With some words of wisdom “The Boss” emphasized to us to “Create your own equation and have some fun” and that there’s “No right way of doing it”. He closed the talk with having the entire audience sing “This Land Is You Land”, which brought tears to some.
Later, we enjoyed quite an array of performances from Machine Gun Kelly, Fun, Dev, Of Verona, Santigold, The Wallpapers, Walk, Chiddy Bang, Tom P, Kimbra, Gary Clark Jr., Walk the Moon, and DJ Pauly D.
The night continued with me winning a ticket to see Bruce Springsteen live in concert. Its like he’s never aged and ripped the stage apart. I met up with the rest of the team and got to see one of the best hip-hop shows yet, Lil Wayne, who brought out Chanel, Bow Wow, Cory Gunz, and to top it off Birdman.
Much more to come, so stay tuned….

Felix the Hat,
Live Music City, high hopes!