These may not be the best albums of the year, but they are my favorite:
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Emotion and beer both flow freely in the latest roundup of Vegas music releases:
On this day of expressing gratitude, here are some of the things that I’m most thankful for, musically speaking, from the past year:
Josh Rabenold describes the room in which he currently sits as his band’s embassy.
Forget the slasher flicks and haunted houses. If you want a truly frightful night, crank these tunes and have a fresh pair of BVDs handy.
The Killers celebrated their hometown in the Life Is Beautiful finale on Sunday, even performing “Viva Las Vegas.” This was downtown’s moment, and it was a great one.
A t 9 a.m. on a Friday morning in January 1978, Las Vegas’ first punk rock show took place in a garage during an assembly at nearby Western High School.
Sitting in the control room at The Tone Factory Recording Studio, Patrick Vitagliano’s rapping his knuckles against his partially shaved head, which is crowned by a close-cropped mohawk.
Spotify has become a game-changer for music fans and bands alike in recent years, allowing access to a massive reservoir of tunes for a nominal monthly fee for premium subscribers.
Shawn Zyvoloski’s band, Survive This!, recently signed with Epitaph Records and has a record coming out soon, a big step forward after four long years.
A tutorial in Vegas punk rock, “The Matrix”-inspired hip-hop and some garage rock raunch highlight the latest roundup of Vegas music releases:
It’s raining steady and traffic is snarled. The devil’s work, obviously.
Even someone as brilliant as yourself can get even more brilliant-er. With this in mind, I thought I’d provide a handy glossary of terms often used in these parts to further sharpen your musical vocabulary.
It’s that special time of year when class is back in session.
It seems counterintuitive to question the impulse that has erected billion-dollar properties in this city, that has put roller coasters on rooftops and waterfalls in nightclubs.
Get funky and/or dead with this latest roundup of Vegas music releases.
He beat cancer. Now, Clay Heximer’s conquering his second cocktail.
Their sound is as eclectic as the room in which they sit, where a Christmas tree topped by a gas mask in a Santa hat sits adjacent to a large piece of framed art and a wooden bookshelf stuffed with everything from Clive Barker novels to Leonard Cohen’s biography.
Sitting in his car outside a death metal house show on a recent Wednesday evening, Brett Kasden is pondering how many people he’s inadvertently sprayed with saliva at his band’s gigs in recent years.
He called it “R&B 101,” and he boiled it down to a single utterance voiced with syllables elongated, testing the elasticity of the word like a boulder dropped onto a trampoline.
Kelly TigerSex is recalling the moment when it clicked, when singing in front of people felt as natural to her as singing in the shower.
He equates it to downing a million shots of espresso.
At long last, you can be a winner at the game of life by checking out these two righteous new EPs in the latest roundup of Vegas releases:
And now for a little advice on how to properly rock a keytar, the spork of musical instruments.
Today, we celebrate our independence from the onerous yoke of nonrepresentational government — that, along with sobriety, the 9-to-5 and perhaps a finger or two of thanks to those M-80s you bought from a makeshift fireworks stand behind the gas station.