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Crowd in front of Boulevard Pool stage waiting for arrival of headlining band The XX (photo by Mike Prevatt)

The XX get rained off the stage at Cosmopolitan

It was too good to be true. Thousands packed into the fourth-story Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan to see London trio The XX Wednesday night, a massive showing for an indie rock concert on the...

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Peter Gabriel (photos courtesy of Erik Kabik/www.erikkabik.com)

'So' good: Peter Gabriel, Oct. 5, Planet Hollywood

For his introduction to Las Vegas, Peter Gabriel couldn't have seemed more at home. Upon casually strolling out onstage — house lights on — he explained the structure of the show. Then, he and...

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Astronautalis at the Hard Rock Cafe (photo by Max Plenke)

Astronautalis: Sept. 26, Hard Rock Cafe

Tonight I watched Astronautalis, a Florida-cum-Minnesota rapper I've seen once previously at SXSW, who was soon thereafter added to iPod playlists that include P.O.S., Poliça and most if not all...

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The Clydesdale

Valley bands to highlight Block Party in Boulder City

Need last minute plans for the weekend? Done. 

A good handful of local bands will help The Dillinger bar and restaurant in Boulder City celebrate its one-year anniversary with a free, all-...

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The Killers (courtesy photo)

The Killers and Most Thieves to play Cosmopolitan on NYE weekend

The big news today is that The Killers have announced its local comeback shows: Dec. 28-29 at the Chelsea Ballroom at The Cosmopolitan.

But for local music fans, the news gets sweeter: our...

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Hunx and his Punx (photo by Max Plenke)

Grand finale: Neon Reverb, Sept. 16, The Bunkhouse

We were a little bummed to see Bonaventures at The Bunkhouse last night. Not because they’re bad. In fact their debut EP, El Gato Fuego, is a nice little chunk of local lo-fi surf pop with a...

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The Witch Was Right (photo by Max Plenke)

They can't all be winners: Neon Reverb, Sept. 15

Saturday night was a little disappointing, especially if you chose to patronize Tequila Azul and Bunkhouse instead of Beauty Bar or The Joint, and especially especially if you don’t like teen pop...

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A Crowd of Small Adventures at Beauty Bar (photo by Bill Hughes)

The force of charm: Fiona Apple, Neon Reverb, Sept. 15

Despite the exhaustion of Neon Reverb week further settling in — anyone know a good masseur? — last night's marathon of music may have been one of the best live-performance nights of the year,...

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Silversun Pickups at the Joint (courtesy of Erik Kabik)

Rock marathon: Silversun Pickups and Neon Reverb, Sept. 14

Can there be such a thing as too much rock 'n' roll? Maybe if you peak out too early.

Last night, the ongoing Neon Reverb music fest had the initial misfortune of competing with L.A. guitar...

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Gallo at Artifice (photo by Mike Prevatt)

No wave: Neon Reverb, Sept. 13, Artifice and Beauty Bar

After pondering my Neon Reverb assignments for last night, I realized I signed up for the last thing I currently want to hear: facsimiled New Wave. I'm over it, finally, and I now relate to those...

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