The precise, locomotive rhythms of electronic dance music, which reverberate through this city’s nightclubs from the fingertips of the DJs who have become some of Vegas’ biggest stars, can be traced all the way back to Dusseldorf, Germany, some four decades ago.
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Shahab Zargari’s clicking an invisible camera. Sitting at a small table at The Beat Coffeehouse and Records on a recent Tuesday evening, the founder of Vegas-based label GC Records mimes taking a picture as he discusses an upcoming compilation featuring local acts.
Comedian Kevin Hart’s box-office hit “Think Like A Man Too” is set in Vegas. He’ll return to the scene Sept. 5-6, bringing his “Hartbeat Weekend” with comedy shows, a performance by Kendrick Lamar and even a blackjack tourney at The Cosmopolitan.
Here are three new CDs you need: Mastodon’s melodic “Once More ‘Round The Sun,” Strand of Oaks’ feel-good “HEAL” and Jad Fair & Danielson’s smily “Solid Gold Heart.”
A few thoughts on day two of the Electric Daisy Carnival.
With the Electric Daisy Carnival back this weekend, so is Dada Life. Since the success of the Swedish DJ duo at EDCs past, Dada Life has been on a quest to one-up themselves at each EDC appearance.
Kaskade or Avicii?
An album years in the making tops the latest roundup of Vegas music releases:
Four recommended new CDs released this week:
For the first time, the Electric Daisy Carnival will be broadcast live online via the website for promoter Insomniac Events.
With the Electric Daisy Carnival just days away, just how big an undertaking is the three-day event? Here’s a look at the numbers.
Guns N’ Roses is doing well during its second residency at The Joint at the Hard Rock, according to Billboard’s Boxscore. Here’s a look at the numbers for G N’R and other Las Vegas shows.
In a little over a month, Chris DeMakes of Less Than Jake will have spent one full year of his life playing the Warped Tour.
What’s in a name? Lots of shredded corpses, in this case. When it comes to awesomely over-the-top band monikers, few genres of music can compete with death metal.
Four recommended new CDs out this week:
What’s so great about being an early bird? Mostly, it just gets you a beak full of worms. But, alas, there are other, more savory benefits, namely, discounted tickets to one of Vegas’ biggest music attractions: The Life Is Beautiful food, music and arts festival.
Kiss is the latest seminal hard rock band to book a residency at The Joint at the Hard Rock.
Forty years ago, he predicted that he’d be long forgotten by now, considering the circumstances.
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.”
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.