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It’s a black and white issue, in the most literal sense. Iggy Azalea. She’s a white girl indebted to black culture.
It’s a bit past 3 on a Saturday afternoon, and Country Chuck is comparing himself to household cleaning supplies and perspiration-absorbing skin care products.
Friends, not-so-friendly rivals, retiring rockers, an outlaw country cuss and more are among the acts highlighting the iHeartRadio Music Festival, whose lineup has been announced.
The show is being billed as a “seven-hour beer-topia.”
Currently on the road with Kiss, Def Leppard have signified their intent to return for a second residency at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel in the wake of their tour mates recently announcing their own extended engagement at the venue.
The veteran rockers will take over the MGM Grand Garden arena from Oct. 31-Nov. 2.
The three-day music and food festival, which returns to downtown for a second year Oct. 24-26, has announced a handful of additions.
The folks at Insomniac Events, which puts on the Electric Daisy Carnival, have released a cool series of videos chronicling this year’s festivities, featuing performances by the likes of Laidback Luke, Arty and Boregore.
Gardens & Villa is one of those bands that’s at once of the moment and of the past.
Mac Miller’s first full-length, 2011’s “Blue Slide Park,” has become the first independently distributed debut to top the Billboard album chart in 16 years.
We’ve looked to Lady Gaga’s latest album, “Artpop,” for inspiration on how to get the most out of each and every day.
Route 91 Harvest festival headliners include Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton. The festival is scheduled Oct. 3-5 near the Luxor.
Sand Dollar looks to recapture its reputation of providing consistent, quality, live blues by local bands. “That’s what people wanted it to be. And we wanted to go back to that,” says owner Brooke Alexander.
The Bunkhouse is back, and the small club is returning with some big names. The venerable downtown music venue, which reopens Aug. 25 after closing last summer for renovation, has officially announced its first batch of shows.
The annual wine and music event expands to two days, will feature pop punks Blink-182, Violent Femmes, Train and more.
After weeks of speculation, hard rockers Kiss have officially announced their residency at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel, Kiss Rocks Vegas, which takes over the venue from Nov. 5-23.
The Summer Slaughter Tour, the (accurately) self-anointed “most extreme tour of the year,” is skipping Las Vegas again. Boo! But two of the best bands on the bill — Goatwhore and Morbid Angel — are coming here en route to the tour’s launch in California. Yay!
The iHeartRadio music festival returns to MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sept. 19 and 20 and so far only the only announced performer is Ed Sheeran. Who else do you want to see on stage?
“Walk Like An Egyptian.” It became the definitive hit for The Bangles. Thing was, though, didn’t really define them.
It’s a statement that can forever damn a punk band, five little words with much larger implications. And Tom Carr has just uttered them. “My parents love that song.”
Some Las Vegas concerts by the numbers courtesy of Billboard’s Boxscore
Back in April, we hit the studio with Vegas rockers Otherwise as they tracked their sophomore album, “Peace At All Costs,” with producer David Bottril, who has worked with platinum-selling rockers such as Tool, Mudvayne, Rush, Muse and others.
He sang from his back on a gold-trimmed couch that was almost as gilded as the man draped upon it, flesh and fabric practically indivisible from one another.
Strangely soothing and abrasive at once, Ringo Deathstarr distill the dissonant charms of shoegaze down to the last detail: loud guitars that only get louder; distortion pedals that are likely hot to the touch from overuse; entrancing, benumbed vocals that frequently sound as if they were phoned in from the furthest recesses of the Milky Way.