Monday, April 14, 2014

Mashup Monday - Mrs. Vanderbilt Told Me (Big Boi vs Paul McCartney and Wings)

Today's Mashup Monday song is definitely one of the more interesting ones we've come across. The song is called Mrs. Vanderbilt Told Me and is a mashup of Mama Told Me off of Big Boi's "Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors" album and the Paul McCartney & Wings hit Mrs. Vanderbilt. The mix was done by a member of Big Boi's Dungeon Family Raymon Murray, who calls himself Dungeoneze. You can find some of his other mixes here, which mostly feature Big Boi. Enjoy and let us know what you think!

Weekly Musical Spotlight ::: Late Night Television

Monday 04/14/2014 
Conan ::: MGMT
Fallon ::: U2
Kimmel ::: 
 John Legend
Letterman ::: The Strypes
Meyers ::: Kanye West

Daly ::: The Flaming Lips

Tuesday 04/15/2014 

Conan ::: no Musical Guest
Fallon ::: Lady Gaga
Kimmel ::: Chuck E. Weiss
Letterman ::: Lady Gaga
Meyers ::: Ilana Glazer & Abby Jacobson

Daly ::: Jonathan Wilson


Wednesday 04/16/2014 

Conan ::: Bastille
Fallon ::: Tim McGraw
Kimmel ::: Schoolboy Q
Letterman ::: Ledisi
Meyers ::: Two Door Cinema Club

Daly ::: Iggy Azalea


Thursday 04/17/2014 

Conan ::: Broken Bells
Fallon ::: Arcade Fire
Kimmel ::: Scandalabra
Letterman ::: Liz Warfield
Meyers ::: Karmin

Daly ::: 
Sirah


Friday 04/18/2014 

Fallon ::: Justin Timberlake
Kimmel ::: Chuck E. Weiss
Letterman ::: Birds of Tokyo
Meyers ::: Sarah Lewis

Daly ::: Jake Bugg


PALLADIA HIGHLIGHTS
Tuesday 04/15/2014
12p: Nirvana - Live at the Paramount
1p: Live From The Artist Den - Soundgarden
2p: Jane's Addiction - Live
3p: Red Hot Chili Peppers - Live
7p: Live From The Artist Den - Robert Plant
8: Doors - Live at the Hollywood Bowl 

Wednesday 04/16/2014
9a: Paul McCartney - Something NEW
3:30p: The Live Room - Gary Clark, Jr. 
7p: Live From Daryl's House - Amos Lee
8p: Live From The Artists Den - Mumford & Sons
9p: Live From The Artist Den - The National
10p: World Stage - Arcade Fire

Thursday 04/17/2014
3p: Grouplove - I'm With You
4p: World Stage - Thirty Seconds to Mars
5p: Muse - A Seaside Rendezvous

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

LIVE MUSIC SPOTLIGHT ::: CHILDISH GAMBINO AT THE MASQUERADE MUSIC PARK



For the writers of this blog, this was a show that we could not have been more excited for. Donald Glover is one of the most talented people in entertainment today. From writing for 30 Rock at age 25 to starring on Community to having a great stand-up comedy following, Glover was already more accolmplished than most people his age, but that wasn't enough. His first love was music and he took that step in the form of Childish Gambino. From seeing him at Bonnaroo in 2012 fresh off the release of his first real album Camp, we really wanted to see if his live show had evolved as much as his songwriting and production had. That question was answered very quickly at this show. Because the Internet showed just how much he had evolved as a rapper from mostly rapping about girls and how everybody doubted him to asking meaningful questions about life, existence, and how the hype surrounding the internet has turned people into followers and sheep at times. He still leaves some time to rap about girls, but on a much more sophisticated level that shows how much he has matured as an artist.




The first thing that we noticed about this show was the production value. The tour is called the "Deep Web Tour" and attendees can download the Deep Web app that only works onsite and turns the show into an interactive experience. As you can see in the picture to the right, there was one part of the show that allowed app users to vote on "how they were feeling." Another really cool aspect of this show was how it tied in to the concept of the album. Because the Internet is a concept album that Glover wrote an accompanying screenplay for. In the screenplay, Childish Gambino is "The Boy", a young adult living in a mansion with his friends, dealing drugs, and trolling people on the internet. At the show, the stage had a large screen where an image of the inside of a mansion was projected onto. There were also people in the background sitting on couches and just acting like they were hanging out. At one point (during the song The Party), "The Boy" gets fed up with everything and kicks everyone out of his house. At the end of the Because the Internet portion of the show, Gambino performed the song Earth: The Oldest Computer (The Last Night). While the song is going on, the "mansion" in the background starts to crumble and fall to the ground. This is one (of MANY) of the instances where the production value was amazing. 
(Crawl)

(WORLDSTAR)

(Shadows)
 

(The Party)
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

#TicketStubTuesday ::: Of Monsters and Men - Lollapalooza Aftershow

Of Monsters and Men
w. Yellow Ostrich
Lollapalooza Aftershow
Saturday 08/04/2012
House of Blues
Chicago, IL

The YouOughtToHearThis trio made it's first trip the Windy City for Lollapalooza in the Summer of 2012. One of the driving forces behind this trip was the chance to catch Of Monsters and Men, as they has yet to venture a tour to the Southeast. After hearing of the Icelandic indie folk band in Fall of 2011 we, like many people instantly fell in love. The catchy lyrics, well interlaced instrumentals, and amazing sound of their first EP In the Woods were completely infectious. 
One of the best perks of Lolla is their aftershow played all over the city after the festival shuts down nightly. Admission price is separate from your festival wristband and are also extremely difficult to obtain, they sell out in mere minutes. The aftershows allow patrons to catch artists they couldn't during the day due to conflicts or in the case of this concert, see an amazing band twice in a 24 hour span. Note: Atlanta's Shaky Knees Festival has increased their number of aftershows this year and we highly encourage attendance as the atmospheres are typically electric. We also hope that Music Midtown adopts this tradition!

Lucky enough to nab tickets to this show after catching Red Hot Chili Peppers at the Red Bull Stage (far end of Grant Park) we rushed out of the park to walk the 1.3 miles to Chicago's House of Blues. Getting their a few songs into Yellow Ostrich, the crowd had already thickened. 

Taking the stage soon after Of Monsters and Men confirmed put on a show that was every bit worth the wait. The group's performance dripped with charm inviting the audience on multiple occasions to join in. It was one of our fears that after making such an immediate impact of the music landscape coupled with their seemingly calm nature that they wouldn't have the stage presence or confidence to rise to the occasion. Moments into the sold out show the worry subsided.

Having only produced on LP album, their setlist was slightly predictable, but that was the only grip to be had. The crowd, minus one drunk guy who openly admitted to trying to ruin the show for people (we took care of him), was lightning focused and involved throughout the entire night.
Friends made after 'saving the show' from the drunk jerk

Overall the show, venue, and artist was an amazing experience. If you make the trek to Chicago for Lolla, make sure there's an aftershow on your to-do list.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Mashup Monday - Diamond Thrones (Rihanna vs Game of Thrones)

In honor of last night's season premiere of Game of Thrones, today's Mashup Monday is worthy of the Iron Throne itself. The song is a mashup of Rihanna's Diamonds and the themes song from Game of Thrones. It comes courtesy of The White Panda, a duo out of Chicago and Los Angeles. You can find most of their stuff here , and most of it can be downloaded from that page as well. Enjoy the mix, and remember... Winter is Coming.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Weekly Musical Spotlight ::: Late Night Television

Monday 04/07/2014 
Conan ::: James Smith (Comedian)
Fallon ::: Nas
Kimmel ::: Chuck E. Weiss
Letterman ::: Gary Allan
Meyers ::: 
New Politics
Daly ::: Band of Skulls

Tuesday 04/08/2014 

Conan ::: Bad Suns
Fallon ::: Yusuf
Kimmel ::: Birds of Tokyo
Letterman ::: London Grammar
Meyers ::: No Musical Guest
Daly ::: Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion

Wednesday 04/09/2014 

Conan ::: Ingrid Michaelson
Fallon :::  Nirvana
Kimmel ::: Neon Trees
Letterman ::: Real Estate
Meyers ::: Fitz and the Tantrums
Daly ::: Jake Bugg

Thursday 04/10/2014 

Conan ::: Chris Fairbanks (Comedian)
Fallon ::: Alan Cumming
Kimmel ::: Sam Smith
Letterman ::: No performer listed
Meyers ::: Nikki Glaser
Daly ::: The Crystal Method

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Live Spotlight ::: April '14 Area Shows

Here are all the Atlanta and Athens area shows you need to know about for the month of April. It is a packed month in Atlanta for live shows and concerts with some incredible bands! Check out the concert list complete with links to each artists' facebook page as well as direct links to ticket pages and the corresponding Atlanta or Athens concert venue.  We've also added in our recommendation rating for each live show based on artist, ticket price, venue, and other variables!

Television
w. Shannon Wright (Solo)
Wednesday 04/02/14
Atlanta, GA
Recommendation Rating: 7.5
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Thursday 04/03/14
Masquerade (Music Park)
Tickets $43.35 (SOLD OUT)
Atlanta, GA
Recommendation Rating: 10
You Ought To Hear This love for artists covers many musicians, but Atlanta's own Childish Gambino is near the top of the list for all of us. We've seen him before in Atlanta, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Athens, and even at one of his mansion parties. The mix of Childish Gambino's lyrics, passion, live band, and presence make him on of the best hip hop artist to see live, especially in Atlanta. 
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Thursday 04/03/14
Athens, Ga
Recommendation Rating:10
This will definitely be one of the last chances to see the xx in an intimate venue.  Their stripped down shows in NYC have been drawing rave reviews and now they are taking that show on the road. The xx brings their minimalist awesomeness to little ole Athens, from England. This proves to be a great show!
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Thursday 04/03/14
Tickets $15 ($16)
Atlanta, GA 
Recommendation Rating: 8.5
This LA all smiles rock group makes it impossible to leave a venue not feeling good about the world. Their energy, high spirits and overall talents will leave you satisfied. We've caught the group a few times before including last year's Music Midtown
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Cancelled Moved to May
Grouplove
w. MS MR & Smallpools
Thursday 04/03/14
The Tabernacle
Tickets
Atlanta, GA
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Thursday 04/03/14
Masquerade (Hell Stage)
Tickets $19.15
Atlanta, GA
Recommendation Rating: 8.5
After the cancellation of the concert they were to play in support of Grouplove with Smallpools, MS MR is making the most of being in Atlanta! In my opinion the best band from the originally scheduled Tabernacle show, we brought many of you your first glimpse at this duo nearly a year and a half ago.
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Friday 04/04/14
Tickets $15 ($17.50)
Atlanta, GA
Recommendation Rating:
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Friday & Saturday 04/05-06/14
Tickets $30.10
Atlanta, GA
Recommendation Rating: 7.75
Variety Playhouse is a perfect venue to catch this newgrass band at. Railroad Earth always seems to play at VP and this time you have TWO chances to catch them.
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Saturday 04/05/14
Tickets $8 ($10 day of show)
Atlanta, GA 
Recommendation Rating: 7.25
This is a collection of Atlanta/Athens stand outs. Even if you cannot make it to The Earl to see these local bands than are garnering national attention, check them out on your own.
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Tuesday 04/08/14
Tickets (SOLD OUT)
Athens, GA
Recommendation Rating: 8
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Radio 105.7 Birthday Party
Thursday 04/10/14
Tickets $29
Atlanta, GA
Recommendation Rating: 7.5
We're still waiting on twenty one pilots to grow on us, honestly. What better way to see them live. With an undercard of Hunter Hunted and NONONO that's enough of a reason to check out this show.
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Thursday 04/10/14
Tickets $20
Atlanta, GA
Recommendation Rating: 7.75
It seems like it has been some time since Ben Kweller has toured. The rarity makes it a little more inciting to get out and see him.  
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Thursday 04/10/14
Tickets 
Atlanta, GA
Recommendation Rating: 7
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Monday 04/14/14
Tickets $16
Atlanta, GA
Recommendation Rating: 8.5
This is one of the shows that will fly under the radar for 90% of music lovers in Atlanta.  YOTHT_B literally stumbled into seeing the sounds a few years ago at the Masquerade.  Having gone to see their opener the Limousines YOTHT_B stuck around and was completely floored by what came next.  Insane amounts of energy and showwomanship make this a true diamond in the rough show.  Blondfire is also a wonderful opener, really a great combination for the price.
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Wednesday 04/16/14
Tickets $12 ($15)
Atlanta, GA
Recommendation Rating: 8.25
We're are super excited to check out this group of Korean-Americans bringing some of the best new folk music you will hear this year. If you haven't heard their latest self-titled album, do yourself a favor and give it a listen...You Ought To Hear It
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Thursday 04/17/14
Tickets $10 ($12)
Atlanta, GA
Recommendation Rating: 9
One of the bands that it never seems to fit in our schedule to catch, Wild Child is a must see.
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Thursday 04/17/14
Atlanta, GA
Recommendation Rating: 8.5
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Friday 4/18/14
Athens, GA
Recommendation Rating: 8
A band that has really grown up in front of our eyes.  Attack on Memory is one of the top albums from the past few years and they put on an equally awesome show.
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Friday 04/18/14
Tickets $21.45
Atlanta, GA
Recommendation Rating: 7.75
This show is a reserved seating event.
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Friday 04/18/14
Tickets $15
Atlanta, GA
Recommendation Rating: 7.5
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Saturday 04/19/14
Tickets $18 ($20)
Atlanta, GA
Recommendation Rating: 8
Due to high ticket sales this show was moved from Vinyl to the Loft. This Atlanta concert should allow us to hear a lot of their upcoming album.
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Saturday 04/19/14
Tickets  $19.15
Atlanta, GA
See above
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Saturday 04/19/14
Athens, GA
Recommendation Rating: 7.25
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Sunday 04/20/14
Tickets $15 ($18)
Atlanta, GA
Recommendation Rating: 
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w. $2 Fabo, Two-9, Scotty ATL, Goldyard
Red Bull Sound Select
Sunday 04/20/14
Tickets $3 (with RSVP)
Atlanta, GA
Recommendation Rating: 7
All gold everything?
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Wednesday 04/23/14
Tickets $15
Atlanta, GA
Recommendation Rating: 7.5
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Counter.Point Music Fest
Friday 04/25 - Sunday 04/27/14
Kingston Downs
Rome, GA
Recommendation Rating: 8.5
Great EDM lineup with a few surprises
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Bastille
Tuesday 04/29/14
Buckhead Theatre
Atlanta, GA
SOLD OUT
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The Men
w. Nude Beach, Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires, Shaved Christ
Wednesday 04/30/14
Tickets $10 ($12)
Atlanta, GA
Recommendation Rating: 7


Which live shows in the Atlanta area are you most looking forward to???