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Same Sex Mary (photo from band's Facebook page)

Fear and Lounging News and Notes: Life is Beautiful local showcase, Caravels' new album, more

Some music notes for the week:

Organizers for the fall-slated Life is Beautiful music/arts festival promised the inclusion of local talent upon announcing the two-day downtown event last...

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Local music: Who to look for in 2013

If 2012 left consumers of local music a little hungry, these upstart acts suggest a more fulfilling 2013. From electronic to hardcore, punk-pop to prog instrumental, hip-hop to jazz, the following...

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Local theaters to broadcast 12-12-12 benefit concert live

We're over the 12-12-12 posts already. But there's one aspect of it we're morbidly curious about, and that involves the heavily rumored, not-denied teaming of Paul McCartney and at least one...

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Ryan Pardey plays Santa (again) for The Killers

It may be The Killers' song, but Ryan Pardey is the star of the video.

Today, the multiplatinum Vegas band releases "I Feel It In My Bones," its seventh holiday single and the sequel to 2007...

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Nick Littlemore at Zarkana Theater (COURTESY PHOTO: TOM DONOGHUE)

Nick Littlemore: Empire of the Sun member reinvents both Cirque and Elton John

Just hours after this post went up, Elton John finished a concert in Sydney that included a mini-set with Australian pop duo Pnau. Those two musical forces joined on an album this summer, Good...

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Columbyne strikes deal with SONY's RED Distribution

Another Las Vegas outfit snags national distribution. In light of their new single and music video for "Slow Your Roll," rap metal quintet and local Warped Tour multi-player Columbyne scores a...

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A mugshot of Ronnie Radke after an August arrest (Glendale Police Department photo)

Metal singer Ronnie Radke busted again

Ronnie Radke, the former Las Vegas musician who used to front local metal act Escape the Fate before starting Falling in Reverse, cannot stay out of trouble. 

The Asbury Park Press is...

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Mikey Francis of Black Boots

Local act signs to major dance label

In January, CityLife reported the emergence of an electronic music act called Black Boots, comprised of local producer/DJs Mikey Francis and Pedi Amiri (aka Lightknife). Eight months later, the...

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The Killers

The Killers to work with film pioneer Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog is a German cinema pioneer, and a generally audacious presence in the cinema world. He has made movies about Antarctica, caves, and men who lived among (and were later eaten by)...

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Jens Lekman sings about Vegas

Swedish troubadour Jens Lekman has an album coming out Sept. 4, and it has a song about Las Vegas. Well, OK, Las Vegas plays a marginal role in a song about heartbreak and doesn't even get a...

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