Today's SOTD goes to a favorite of mine, Breezeblocks by Alt-J. Formed in 2007, Gwil Sainsbury (guitar/bass), Joe Newman (guitar/lead vocals), Gus Unger-Hamilton (keyboards/vocals) and Thom Green (drums), debuted their first album An Awesome Wave just 5 years later. Sainsbury left the band in early 2014 right before the release of their second album This Is All Yours. The combination of their unique Indie rock, "folktronica" and rock sound make Alt-J stand out from the rest (these guys are awesome live too!!). If you haven't already, check out what they have to offer (new or old). You won't regret it!
SECOND WEEKEND OF ACL IS CURRENTLY GOING ON! If you are one of the lucky ones and are already in Austin, then good for you. Enjoy the music and food! If you are like me and couldn't make it, check out the official ACL website for live streams all weekend of your favorite artists. Any Sirius XM subscribers out there? If you are, There is an official live stream channel as well connected to ALT Nation (great for rockin out in the car).
Wine Amplified is still going on as well right here in Las Vegas! Across from The Mandalay Bay Hotel and Luxor, you'll find great food and even better music (I believe tonight's headliner is Blink-182?!).
Rock Star Beer Festival is coming up a week from today! Get your tickets, head over to The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, and enjoy all things beer and music!
Las Vegas Foodie Fest is next weekend! Food from all over the U.S. will be right in our backyard. Come out to The Linq parking lot and for a small fee ($10 I believe at the gate?) you can get food and drinks as far as the eye can see!
Life Is Beautiful Music Festival is right around the corner. The festival will be in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas for the second year in a row! See performances from The Foo Fighters and Kanye West and experience the best, culinary wise, that Vegas has to offer. The festival is an awesome experience, you don't want to miss this one. Tickets still on sale!
And Finally, Fleetwood Mac is going on a reunion tour!? and in the works on a new album?!!? (This is all too much for me to handle). Beginning about a week ago, with returning keyboardist who left the band in 1998 Christine McVie, the band headed out on the beginning of a 34 show 33 city tour. Their tour titled On With The Show will hit all parts of North America. Unfortunately there are no stops here in Nevada but a bunch in California! The band will be able to play songs they haven't played together in 20 years! In an interview with Rolling Stone, McVie explains, "Being back is really a time warp, the tour is going to be great fun. I feel like a pig in poo right now."