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Life Is Beautiful Festival

Sunday, Oct 27, 2013 12:00p
Downtown Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV

Big Gigantic is the brainchild of Boulder, Colorado’s saxophonist/producer Dominic Lalli, and drummer Jeremy Salken. Conceived in 2008 the two-man sound machine found their niche in the electronic music scene by combining vibrant jazz melodies over pulsating dance beats. As a testament to their timeliness and unique sound, Big Gigantic has made a profound impact on the jamtronica landscape.

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Neil Young
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Rock star Neil Young has been onscreen both as himself and in occasional dramatic roles from the '70s. ~ Rovi
The Killers
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Las Vegas band whose inspired retro-rock earned them a lasting following in the 2000s. ~ Rovi
Elvis Costello
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An influential figure in new wave rock, Elvis Costello also occasionally appeared in a few feature films such as Alan Cox's bizarre Straight to Hell . Costello has also appeared in concert in documentary films....
Crosby, Stills & Nash
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The definitive folk-rock supergroup, led by David Crosby's surreal lyrics, Graham Nash's poetic nuance, and Stephen Stills' muscular playing. ~ Rovi
Heart
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Sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson are the creative spark behind Heart, a hard rock group who initially found success in the mid-'70s, only to reach greater heights after engineering a major comeback a decade later....
Living Colour
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Since Jimi Hendrix's death in 1970, there were very few black rock bands to hit the mainstream--until Living Colour. Merging socio-political lyrics with music that touched upon a variety of different styles (metal, funk, fusion, etc....
Tom Waits
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In the 1970s, Tom Waits combined a lyrical focus on desperate, low-life characters with a persona that seemed to embody the same lifestyle, which he sang about in a raspy, gravelly voice....
Andrew McMahon
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Chicago bassist who worked extensively with Howlin' Wolf's band before stepping out front as a vocalist with an album for the local Dharma label, Blueblood. ~ Bill Dahl, Rovi
The Dig
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The Dig's sound has been developing ever since the band's two singers Emile Mosseri and David Baldwin started making music together when they were eleven years old. After meeting California native Erick Eiser, the three songwriters have been writing tunes and playing in different bands since they were 16 years old....
Beck
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His grandfather, Al Hansen, helped found the Fluxus art movement of the 1960s; his mom, Bibbe Hansen, acted in Andy Warhol movies and performed in punk-rock bands; and his dad, David Campbell, is a session player-string arranger who's worked with Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones....
Diana Krall
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Contemporary jazz singer and pianist who took the pop world by storm in the 1990s, often echoing early swinging simplicity in her work. ~ Rovi
Dreamers
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DREAMERS founder Ryan Walker, gave his life to music and music gave back. Now touring the world and living the dream as Imagine Dragons keyboardist and guitarist, he hasn’t forgotten his roots....
Jurassic 5
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Though there's actually six of them, Jurassic 5 got everything else right on their self-titled debut EP. Part of the new rap underground of the late '90s (along with Company Flow, Mos Def, Dr....
Queens of the Stone Age
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Highly acclaimed hard rockers from the California desert who update old-school riff rock without overloading irony or slavish imitation. ~ Rovi
Wallpaper
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Wallpaper. is a band with a radical new pop-soul sound and sensibility that's the antipodean opposite of 'wallpaper' music (in the classic Muzak sense). Wallpaper.'s major label debut on Epic Records is a uncompromising declaration of intent....
Poolside
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Poolside began in early 2011 as the recording project of Los Angeles musicians Filip Nikolic and Jeffrey Paradise. Nikolic was a Danish-born producer and DJ who spent some time as the bass player in Junior Senior before relocating to LA and Paradise lived in San Francisco playing out as a DJ and as the frontman of hardcore band the Calculators before also moving to LA....
My Morning Jacket
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Although they first presented themselves as devotees of Neil Young's country-tinged classic rock, My Morning Jacket widened their sound throughout the early 2000s, embracing everything from neo-psychedelia to Americana, funk, prog, and reggae....
Jordan Kate Mitchell
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"Jordan Kate Mitchell will not only drink you under the table but her witty, yet heartfelt lyricism packs enough charm to win anybody over. It's a little bit folk, a little bit poppy and just a tad bit serious....
STS9
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Founded in Georgia in the late '90s, Sound Tribe Sector 9 (later STS9) quickly refined a style of dub-influenced, breakbeat-infused psychedelic music with a heavy emphasis on group improvisation, comparable to the work of jam band peers such as the Disco Biscuits and the New Deal....
Jenny Lewis
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Born in Las Vegas in early 1977, singer/songwriter Jenny Lewis is one of indie rock's most popular ingénues, known for her work as the primary vocalist of Rilo Kiley as well as her solo albums, guest appearances, and duo with boyfriend Johnathan Rice....
Kings of Leon
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Initially embraced as "the Southern Strokes" for their resurrection and reinvention of Dixie-styled rock & roll, Kings of Leon steadily morphed themselves into an experimental rock outfit during the 2000s....
Janelle Monáe
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Growing up, Janelle Monáe (born Janelle Robinson) felt constrained by the limited resources offered to her in her greater Kansas City, KS, home. When she finished high school, she moved to New York to attend the American Musical and Dramatic Academy with the intention of pursuing musical theater, but in 2004, after performing in a couple of off-Broadway shows and realizing there weren't the roles available to her that she wanted, she moved to Atlanta to try her luck there....
Portugal. The Man
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Wasilla, Alaska-born, Pacific Northwest-relocated group that grew from the ashes of Anatomy of a Ghost. ~ Rovi
Nico Vega
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Nico Vega are a Los Angeles-based alternative rock trio consisting of singer Aja Volkmann, guitarist Rich Koehler. and drummer Michael Pena. One of the first acts signed to MySpace Music when the popular online social network formed its own record label, the trio debuted with the EP NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND in 2007....
HAIM
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Hailing from the San Fernando Valley, HAIM consists of, "Three sisters, and a mister" that has been shaking things up in the city of Los Angeles for the past four years. It is truly a family affair for the band which prides themselves on being able to switch from instrument to instrument with complete confidence and ease, and all while singing in three part harmony....
Alpine
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Alpine features the dual vocals of frontwomen Phoebe Baker and Lou James, Christian O'Brien on guitar, Ryan Lamb on bass, Tim Royall on keys and Phil Tucker on drums. This Australian 6-piece make bold, twinkling, sexy and sophisticated pop music....
Vampire Weekend
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Hyper-literate, versatile indie rock band formed at Columbia University; created a furor with its debut in 2008. ~ Andrew Leahey, Rovi
Pretty Lights
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A Colorado-based musician/producer whose material flitted between moody downtempo and upbeat, densely layered material geared more for clubs. ~ Rovi
Danny Brown
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Danny Brown is a Detroit MC who embraced his unique hood/hipster personality, took full advantage of social media, and -- fueled by his experiences with drug dealing and drug taking, as well as a wicked sense of humor -- delivered some of the most vivid and side-splitting rhymes of his era....
Empire of the Sun
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Electro-pop duo containing members of the Sleepy Jackson and Pnau. ~ Rovi
Dawes
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California-based roots rock band Dawes consists of brothers Taylor and Griffin Goldsmith (lead vocals/guitar and drums, respectively), Wylie Weber (bass), and Alex Casnoff (guitar). Formed in the Los Angeles suburb of North Hills, the unit was heavily influenced by the gentle, acoustic-based trappings and rich vocal harmony of the Laurel Canyon sound (Crosby, Stills & Nash, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell), as well as by the shambling, romanticized Americana of the Band....
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Following the Format's breakup in 2008, frontman Nate Ruess took his songwriting skills to Steel Train's Jack Antonoff and Anathallo's Andrew Dost, both of whom shared a similar affinity for vintage pop music and quirky, melodic hooks....
Big Gigantic
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Big Gigantic, whose blend of mind-bending beats, thunderous bass, and frenetic melodies has developed a rabid following since forming in 2008, took their sound to yet another dimension with the release of 2011's 'Nocturnal,' which solidified Big Gigantic as a key player in the worlds of electronic, dance, and hip-hop....
Family of the Year
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Sunny Los Angeles-based indie pop outfit Family of the Year formed in 2009 around the talents of Welsh brothers Joseph and Sebastian Keefe, Florida native James Buckey, and Orange County, California denizen Christina Schroeter....
The Joy Formidable
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After spending several years with the post-punk outfit Sidecar Kisses, vocalist/guitarist Ritzy Bryan and bassist Rhydian Dafydd left the lineup and launched the Joy Formidable, drawing heavily from shoegaze and noisy alt-rock to create their new group's sound....
Smith Westerns
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Chicago's the Smith Westerns are a band looking for some teenage kicks with their home-brewed mixture of garage, glam, and punk, and they come by their youthful energy honestly -- none of the group members were old enough to buy a beer when they released their first album....
Capital Cities
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Fusing the sentiments of early hardcore and the sounds of D.C. post-punk, the Capitol City Dusters started off originally as the Dusters in 1996. Guitarist/vocalist Alec Bourgeois and drummer Benjamin Azzara got together when their respective Washington bands, Severin and Delta 72, split up....
Allen Stone
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Singer and songwriter Allen Stone describes himself as "a hippie with soul," and his music reflects both sides of this formula; his vocals and melodic style show the clear influence of classic soul and R&B of the 1960s and ‘70s, while his lyrics reveal an idealism and passion that recall the folk-inspired singer/songwriters of the same era....
Cults
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Cults' twinkling experimental pop arrived in a shroud of mystery early in 2010, when the group posted three songs on its Bandcamp page. One of those songs was "Go Outside," which mixed dream pop haze with girl group harmonies (and, fittingly, samples of Jonestown leader Jim Jones) and earned the band acclaim from publications including Pitchfork and NME....
Twenty One Pilots
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In its purest form music acts as a conduit of self-expression that's free from the conventions of society and that spirit of fearlessness lies at the core of twenty one pilots, a group whose musical vision is completely their own....
DJ88
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DJ88 (n'e Bree DeLano) a Los Angeles native/Las Vegas transplant ' has been DJing for nine years.
The Kingston Springs
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"From the depths of the backwoods of Middle Tennessee, along a railroad stop where the likes of Jessie James came to wind down, comes a band from the dried hot springs of a classic town....
Kid Meets Cougar
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Kid Meets Cougar is an 'electro-organic' A/V collaboration between Las Vegas couple, Brett Bolton and Courtney Carroll. During live performances, Courtney and Brett multitask on multiple instruments, trade vocal duties, and trigger home-made projection mapped videos to accompany their special brand of tuneful, loop-friendly electro-pop....
Imagine Dragons
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In a dark kitchen in the middle of a sweaty night in Las Vegas, all 6’4” of Dan Reynolds is hunched over a laptop, slapping beats on the table and crooning lyrics into a tiny microphone....
Most Thieves
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All it takes is an open door and leap of faith. For Most Thieves that open door was a chance reunion of friends at a small coffee house in downtown Las Vegas. In two days the band was in a room, ....
Purity Ring
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The chilly electro-pop project of Corin Roddick and Megan James, Purity Ring began when the two were in Canadian indie rock act Gobble Gobble (which later became Born Gold). While the band was on tour, Roddick and James grew increasingly inspired by the sounds of contemporary R&B and wanted to make music reflecting that....
Earl Sweatshirt
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Born Thebe Kgositsile, Earl Sweatshirt is a Los Angeles-based rapper and member of the Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All (OFWGKTA) crew. Following in the footsteps of Eminem, Natas, and Esham, his languid style is a blend of highly personal alt-rap and morbid horrorcore....
Alabama Shakes
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Muscle Shoals-inspired, Athens, Alabama-based quartet the Alabama Shakes formed in 2009 around the talents of Brittany Howard, Zac Cockrell, Steve Johnson, and Heath Fogg. Originally simply called the Shakes, the band’s not-so-subtle blend of fiery blues-rock and hard-hitting Southern soul has drawn comparisons to the Black Keys, the Drive-By Truckers, the Detroit Cobras, and even Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings....
Childish Gambino
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Childish Gambino released his Glassnote Records debut album CAMP on November 15th, 2011 and has emerged as one of the most exciting young talents in music. Landing at #11 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart and #2 on the Billboard Hip-Hop charts, CAMP has received critical acclaim from publications such as The Source, XXL, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, NPR and more....
Youngblood Hawke
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Sometimes, you'll shine the brightest during your darkest hour. That's exactly what longtime friends multi-instrumentalist Simon Katz and singer Sam Martin came to realize when they commenced writing songs for what would become Youngblood Hawke's self-titled debut EP....
Zedd
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Zedd started with music in his daily routine from early childhood on. Born Anton Zaslavski and raised in Kaiserslautern, Germany by two classically trained musicians, he began playing the piano at the age of four and built up his knowledge of the Classical repertoire throughout his childhood, at times writing a song a day....
Passion Pit
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The Boston, Massachusetts-based Passion Pit began as a one-man project of singer and songwriter Michael Angelakos to produce a Valentine's Day gift for his girlfriend. The gift, an EP entitled Chunk of Change, soon wound up in the hands of friends and acquaintances, who were enthralled with the work....
Joey Bada$$
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Joey Bada$$ is an 18-year old artist from Brooklyn, NY with a unique vision and perspective that seems to be going extinct in the modern musical landscape. A member of the burgeoning hip hop collective Pro Era, Joey and his fellow crew of teenage visionaries are leading one of the most compelling cultural movements to come out of NYC today....
Cayucas
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The sunny pop project of Santa Monica-based songwriter Zach Yudin, Cayucas pays tribute to the seaside town of Cayucos, California as well as the lighthearted sounds of the early to mid-'60s (for live shows, the project includes his twin brother Ben, Banah Winn, Casey Wojtalewicz, and Christian Koons)....
ZZ Ward
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with: The Wild Feathers, & James BayAlternative blues-soul singer ZZ Ward continues her trek across North America behind her acclaimed full-length debut, Til The Casket Drops, with her newly announced The Down and Dirty Shine Tour....
Charli XCX
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"Before, it felt finished. Now, it feels perfect. It feels like a proper thing." The proper thing on the mind of 20-year-old shooting star Charli XCX is an album long in the making, one which finally sees the light of day in 2013....
Robert DeLong
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Robert DeLong, raised in the suburbs of Seattle, headed south to Los Angeles with a toolbox of Wii-motes, keyboards, and drums to develop a live rock show that CMJ Magazine claims worthy of "an 8-bit warrior, seamlessly creating danceable electro beats with his Wii Remote and Sega Genesis controller on par with the Chemical Brothers....
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Aug 23, 2010 - RickAlaska on Crosby, Stills & Nash
These guys still rock (and good covers)

(Ravinia 8/22/10) Stephen Stills was blazing on leads, the harmonies still work, and the vocals of Crosby and Nash in particular were surprisingly strong. The best originals: Long Time Gone, Wooden Ships, Guinevere, and hold on -- Almost Cut My Hair (brought the house down - so to speak) and rightfully so. The covers were decent to very good with the Allman's "Midnight Rider" coming in the strongest.

I was a little let down by the Buffalo Springfield tune "Bluebird," which I had anticipated eagerly. I was looking for the wild abandon of the original (within reason), and there was no banjo. This one came across as formulaic. This was odd - as mentioned earlier - songs that would not normally match "Bluebird" for intensity surpassed it by a great deal.

Nice sing-alongs on Our House and Teach Your Children (which can bring tears to your eyes).

In summary - CSN did an excellent retro show. And they managed to give it a current feel. Most of that up-to-dateness was very good. The chords and harmonies on Guinevere were amazing. And the solos on Deja Vu were inspiring. Kudos to Crosby's son on keyboards. He sounds like a 60s guy. And the bass player was stellar.

(no rating) Jul 21, 2008 - kbieber on Crosby, Stills & Nash
CSN @Meadowbrook, Auburn Hills, MI

I was left wanting more, more more! I forgot how amazing these guys are. They didn't disappoint. Crosby and Nash's vocals are as strong as ever. I'm hoping to see them again ASAP.

Apr 25, 2008 - think on Kings of Leon
Kings Rock!

Great Band and some feel good music. Live performance is awesome.

Apr 07, 2008 - supermatt on Kings of Leon
Huge Fan!

Tried to see them in LA with Bob Dylan but got lost and missed them. I would reccommend them to anyone.

Mar 05, 2008 - jimmyh on Beck
Original

I've enjoyed Beck's music since he first became well-known in the 90's, and he continues to create interesting music in a style of his own. In the early days he was not afraid to experiment, and his unique ideas yielded ear-opening results. These days he seems to be struggling to keep up his momentum, but he is still a talented musician who is good at his craft.

Nov 21, 2007 - rde on The Killers
Somebody told Mr. Brightside

The Killers are one of my currently overplayed iTunes selections. There is something about their "fast paced-narrative" music that just keeps my attention for some reason. I love it!

Nov 15, 2007 - josh on Neil Young
A Rock Icon

Neil Young has been cranking out great rock 'n roll since the 1960s. He's mellowed in his later years, but what do you expect?

Nov 14, 2007 - nuggetwheat on My Morning Jacket
A must see!

This is one of those bands that delivers an emotional intensity that must be experienced live. Highly recommended.

Aug 19, 2007 - AntiCowJuice on The Killers
Electronica or Rock?

Listen to them and find out... Either way, they might be a bit over played sometimes, but they still manage to keep their own unique sound.~

Jul 18, 2007 - mmelmon on The Killers
Maybe they try too hard...

...but it sure is fun to sing along.

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