Life is …
And now for a little Life is Beautiful counter-programming: The well-curated Life is (S—-) fest pairs a dozen sweet local bands (including Headwinds, Same Sex Mary, Alaska) with former Las Vegan Jack Evan Johnson, L.A.’s SadGirl and more at 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Dive Bar. Donations of $5 to $10 are encouraged (www.facebook.com/divebarLV).
Here’s a show to, uh, die for: The doomy Lord Dying throwing down with thrashers Black Fast, quirky ragers Child Bite and Vegas’ own Demon Lung at 9 p.m. Saturday at Dive Bar. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 day of show. (www.facebook.com/divebarLV).
The Dirty Hooks
Vegas rockers the Dirty Hooks will definitely get their hooks in you when they light up The Bunkhouse at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $10 (www.bunkhousedowntown.com).
Todd Dammit & The Anti-Stars
See Slash’s bass player lead his own band when Todd Dammit & The Anti-Stars take over Count’s Vamp’d at 9 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $5 (www.vampdvegas.com).
“Say Amen” with heady hip-hopper Brother Ali at 8 p.m. Sunday at Backstage Bar & Billiards. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 day of show (www.backstagebarandbilliards.com).