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Fuzz Solow playing his cigarbox guitar (photos by Max Plenke)

The new normal: Neon Reverb, Sept. 13, The Bunkhouse

I spent a good chunk of last night watching headliner AgesandAges trying to figure out what they sounded like. And after polling most people around me, I had no luck. New Pornographers? Not for...

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Natural Child (photo by Max Plenke)

Local band upstages headliner: Neon Reverb, Sept. 12, Beauty Bar

And on the second night of Neon Reverb, Beauty Bar gave to us its headliner second. At least, that’s what you might’ve thought right after Crazy Chief played its debut gig (we’ll get to that),...

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John Dwyer of Thee Oh Sees (photo by Bill Hughes)

Wily kickoff: Neon Reverb, Sept. 11, The Bunkhouse

People getting trashed on a Tuesday. Falling over on other attendees. Fighting. Pissing in the corner. Getting kicked out (girls, too). Tossing beer cans. Losing their shoes. Punching show...

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The Black Keys

Concert announcements: Black Keys, Green Day, Perfect Circle, Dylan

Lots of concert news this Monday morning, as a handful of noteworthy shows go on sale this weekend.

Ohio blues-rock duo The Black Keys, who once played the diminutive Cooler Lounge a decade-...

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D'Angelo performs at The Pearl at The Palms (photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)

Concert review: D'Angelo, Sept. 7, The Pearl

To watch Michael "D'Angelo" Archer live is to understand why his hiatus devastated an entire musical movement. The purveyors of that neo-soul movement, they sit here in The Pearl at The Palms,...

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John Earl takes a harmonica solo during a set with The Boogiemen at the Sand Dollar Blues Lounge (file photo by Bill Hughes)

Sand Dollar Blues Lounge to return

Blues-headed hep cats rejoice: The Sand Dollar Blues Lounge is returning, according to a manager of The Bikini Bar, the short-lived, decidedly-non-blues-themed replacement joint for the longtime...

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Aesop Rock brings out the strangers at LVCS

Nothing brings a smile to our collective faces like a sardine-packed hip-hop show. Last night, trying to get from the rear of LVCS to front and center for Aesop Rock's headliner set was like...

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Mad Caps (photo by Bill Hughes)

Vegas bands take over the Cosmopolitan pool

Boy, when there's silence at The Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan, you really hear it. And while it’s weird to say, you don’t hear those silences when a national band plays. The Shins' James...

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Zola Jesus

Zola Jesus, Escort: When MAGIC parties are worth it

Afterparties for the biannual MAGIC convention can be some of the most insufferable events you'll ever attend in Las Vegas. Usually, the blame falls squarely on MAGIC conventioneers themselves. I'...

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Ministry of Love

Fear notes: Ministry of Love to continue with big show despite singer's illness

If you've thus far held off on seeing Ministry of Love play, or include yourself among its fans, its Friday show is a must-attend.

The Las Vegas alt-rock band's Aug. 17 headlining show at...

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