Billy Joel won’t talk to me. And I can’t blame him, really. I’d probably just bore him with stories about how the very first 7-inch single that I got for my plastic Fisher-Price record player as a kid, that wasn’t a Disney recording, was Joel’s “Allentown.”
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See who’s bringing in the dollars, from Britney to Donny & Marie.
You don’t even have to see the label of the beer that Eric “Lando” Hagen has to make a pretty good guess as to where it was brewed.
Music critic Jason Bracelin offers up his favorite songs and albums of the year so far.
Listen up for new CDs from Brooklyn’s Parquet Courts, Chicago wastrels The Orwells and Toronto punks F!@#ed Up.
Sammy Hagar is a fitting choice to kick off the Soundwave summer concert series at the Hard Rock pool, whose first shows have been announced.
Next month, a documentary on the Electric Daisy Carnival, “Under the Electric Sky,” will open here in Vegas. And it looks like another EDC-related movie — on Insomniac founder Pasqualle Rotella — may soon be in the works.
Backstreet’s not back because they never left. At least not when we’re talking about the hearts of millennials who harvested the beloved boy band’s pictures from the pages of Tiger Beat magazine like a pubescent cash crop.
There are 10 million paying subscribers to the streaming music service Spotify, but for the many people who use it there’s a catch: the knowledge that the artists whose music is available receive little payment from having their songs played.
Three recommended new CDs released this week:
Superstar DJ-producers on EDC lineup include Calvin Harris, Tiesto, Kaskade, Avicii, Afrojack and many more.
Punk Rock Bowling defies the sound barrier, the passage of time and the withering heat of the asphalt-covered festival grounds downtown. For punk, time has passed, things have changed, but plenty has remained constant.
Quote of the day: Masked Intruder singer/guitarist Intruder Blue trying to drum up sales for the band’s new album at their merch booth: “Buy our record, or we’ll rob you. I’m serious.”
Some thoughts on the first day of the festival stage at Punk Rock Bowling.
Underscoring just how big a national draw Punk Rock Bowling has become, every show has sold out in advance. Really though, the bands are only half the attraction of PRB. With fans flocking to downtown Vegas from around the country, the fest has the feel of a particularly debauched family reunion.
There’s a number of shows this weekend that will cater to the punk infusion that hits Las Vegas this time every year, and seeing as how both the Punk Rock Bowling festival and clubs shows are all sold out, here’s five ways to still get in on the fun.
The lighting is low, the walls are covered in red velvet and the jazz that plays in the background is smooth — just in case you’re not.
Check out new CDs out Tuesday: Jolie Holland’s “Wine Dark Sea,” Haley Bonar’s “Last War” and Castle’s “Under Siege.”
Pennsylvania concert offers hints at what could be GNR’s set list for Las Vegas shows.
What can be the most frustrating thing about a Guns N’ Roses gig is the very same thing that can make it great. Unpredictability.
The Las Vegas group will have new, original music featured prominently in the latest “Transformers” movie.
Beer in hand, Lafe Kartchner’s breaking down the psychology of the Wolf Man.
Check out an homage to Lou Reed from Joseph Arthur, swampy metal from Down and a super effort from the supergroup Killer Be Killed.
Both will hit The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and tickets go on sale Friday.
From tequila rants to “The Fish Pack” … thoughts on the Jane’s Addiction show at Brooklyn Bowl on Friday (the band returns to the venue on Saturday).