These may or may not be the greatest records of the past year — who’s to say? — but they are my favorites.
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What Vegas band might you be hearing on the radio in the near future? Read on and find out in the latest roundup of local music releases.
Vegas’ music scene this year was pretty crazy. Here are 14 things to be thankful for in 2014.
Vegas’ Sounds of Threat release intense, bracing debut. “Creature of Habit” sounds like a violent reaction to their surroundings, a way of blowing off steam lest it scald them raw.
No one would confuse the downtown-based Vegas Music Summit with the massive South By Southwest music industry gathering. But then again, this is part of the appeal of the two-day conference, which begins Thursday.
Imagine Dragons played a surprise three-song acoustic set that doubled as a benefit for the music programs of various local schools.
Las Vegas group has ended its five-year hiatus for a reunion show Saturday at Artifice, which will commemorate the band’s 15th anniversary.
A few thoughts on King Diamond’s fantastic show at the House of Blues on Saturday.
Halloween came to loud, visceral life Friday night at the fingers of Trey Anastasio and his fellow free-range musos in Phish, who soundtracked the occasion with a soundtrack.
Vegas indie rockers Candy Warpop release bristling new E.P.
With audience members clutching balloons adorned with smiley faces, surrounding signs that saluted their beauty, Kanye West’s fierce, flammable performance initially seemed tonally incongruous in such a buoyant setting.
Vegas’ Strange Mistress come hard with their second record.
Who better to give the lowdown on some promising, up-and-coming Las Vegas acts than their peers?
Crazy Chief leads the latest roundup of Vegas music releases.
The country crowd is like no other in a festival setting. A big portion of the audience brought their own folding camping chairs, which dominated the area in front of the main stage.
New Vegas punk rock supergroup The Sonic Saints debuts. Veterans get together for kicks and come up with some seriously tight and catchy tunes.
Katy Perry’s show was about two different types of suspension: from the venue’s rafters, via a harness that the singer used to soar high above the crowd on several occasions, and from the eye-rolling demands of being a grown-up.
Cash Colligan, former member of pop rockers The Cab, tries his hand at hip-hop —with a twist.
The iHeartRadio Festival continued the energy of the first day on Saturday with a mix of performances.
Promising Vegas rockers are ready to debut.
Allan Carter risked his retirement fund to start a record label in Las Vegas. Crazy thing is, it’s working.
In honor of Wu-Tang Clan’s visit, we rank the nine MCs of the pioneering hip-hop group.
Old Crow Medicine Show flies high with high-energy Americana.
Every bro should be allowed to display his sweet tribal arm tattoos and nerd-crushing pecs when Godsmack and Limp Bizkit are in town.
The self-titled third album by Vegas punks Surrounded By Thieves is a grown-man kind of record, reflective of the concerns of veteran, working-class musicians, guys who’ve been around the block, who have to juggle careers and families with the demands of playing shows until the early morning hours in a steadily gigging band.
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