Florence Welch of the band Florence + The Machine performs at the Official Bing Bar After-Party at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, in 2011
SoundDiego is tipping its hat to this year’s batch of Grammy nominees --especially those artists who toured through town.
Taking it to the big stage is always quite a feat for emerging artists and popular favorites alike. This year’s fierce competition is no exception, as the star-studded nominee list spans the likes of The Black Keys, Drake, Carly Rae Jepsen and virtually everything in-between. 2012 was certainly a fine time to be a music fan, and Sounddiego was lucky enough to spend some quality time with some the artists that made it all happen.
SoundDiego TV captured a handful of Grammy caliber gems last year, the first of which -- and maybe the most exciting of us -- was a pair of Sessions at the Casbah with the breakthrough folk group and double nominee the Lumineers (Best New Artist and Best Americana Album). Our cameras also caught up with West Coast rap legend Snoop Dogg (Best Rap Song), who played a pair of shows at the Belly Up in December. At about the same time, we got a front row seat to Rick Ross (Best Rap Album) at Viejas Arena; we shot Steve Aoki (Best Pop Duo/Group Performance) at the Valley View Casino.