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Jan 29, 2014 3:41pm

You have probably seen the billboards, the blogger posts, the banner ads, the news spots, and maybe even the TV commercials (apparently people still watch TV?). Even a faux demonstration of grammarians protesting the gross...

PIZZA MAKING ART

Jan 08, 2014 2:19pm
<p>Michael Schenker and guitar</p>

Michael Schenker and guitar

[SHRED]

THURSDAY, JAN. 9

Michael Schenker

The German metal god, a founding shredding guitarist with the Scorpions, UFO and the eponymous Michael Schenker Group, among many other projects, brings his signature Dean V axe downtown. Recent reviews have commented positively on the guitar legend’s performances, which for a period suffered from equally legendary substance abuse. With Gundiver, Doogie White, Tod, A Slight Return, Brad Bailey. 8 p.m., Las Vegas Country Saloon, 425 E. Fremont St., $25.

[LESS SHRED]

THURSDAY, JAN. 9

Las Vegas State of the City Address

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman, in her third SotC address, will discuss successes, hand out awards, brag about successes, discuss education, spotlight successes, and briefly allude to challenges in the annual talk that has in recent years been a platform to talk about successful development of, in and near downtown, as well as provide a platform for Mayor Goodman’s support of charter schools, Teach for America and other controversial changes to the public education system. 5 p.m., Las Vegas City Hall Council Chambers (also broadcast live on Cox Cable Channel 2), free.

[HARDCORE]

FRIDAY, JAN. 10

Beyond the Surface

Las Vegas’ BTS, not to be confused with the late rock and roll warhorse Slow to Surface, celebrate the release of their debut EP. With We Gave It Hell, Terrestrial, Full Fledged, Greater Depths, Take Me Strong. 5 p.m., UltraViolet Studios, 4544 W Russell Road, Suite B, $12.

[POWER POP]

FRIDAY, JAN. 10

Dramarama

Thirty years ago, French rock enthusiasts helped propel a song from a New Jersey band onto FM radio in Los Angeles. That power-pop, garage-influenced single, “Anything, Anything,” remains a staple of pop radio, and forged a career for Dramarama’s John Easdale. It should be noted that Dramarama had several very strong and critically, if not commercially, well-received follow-up LPs, so can’t really be called a one-hit wonder, but that first single still defines the band. With Leaving Springfield, Midnight Clover, Missing Blind. 9 p.m., Las Vegas Country Saloon, 425 E. Fremont St., $20.

[NU METAL]

FRIDAY, JAN. 10

Linkin Park

In the mid 1990s, metal and rap collided and produced a whole lot of stupid. One of the few bands to escape that crapocalypse was Linkin Park, which moved beyond the frat-friendly antics of beer-sodden, lesser groups and explored the musical world around them with sometimes surprising subtlety and tunefulness (demonstrated in songs like “Shadow of the Day”) while holding on the energy that helped spark the Nu Metal wave in the first place. With Redlight King. 9 p.m., The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel, $85.50.

[RUNAWAY]

FRIDAY, JAN. 10

Lita Ford

This member of the Runaways, with band mates including Joan Jett, helped tear down the walls between mainstream rock and power punk in the late 1970s. Ford leaned towards the mainstream rock. She went on to some success with power ballads in the 1980s. With London. 9:30 p.m., Vinyl at the Hard Rock Hotel (the one on Paradise), $30.50.

[LARFS]

FRIDAY, JAN. 10 – SUNDAY, JAN. 26

Barefoot in the Park

The Las Vegas Little Theatre presents the Neil Simon classic about young newlyweds, oddball neighbors, and life in the big city. 8 p.m., Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m., Sunday, Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive, $24.

[DRAMA]

FRIDAY, JAN. 10 – SATURDAY, JAN. 25

RED

John Logan’s Tony Award-winning play is a study of abstract painter Mark Rothko and his relationship both to his art and a young assistant in 1958. Jan. 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 24 and 25 at 8 p.m., Jan. 19, 2 p.m., Onyx Theatre, 953 East Sahara Ave., $20.

[MITZVAH]

SATURDAY, JAN. 11 – SUNDAY, JAN. 25

Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival

The annual film festival (billed as the longest-running and most popular in Nevada) celebrates its bar mitzvah with its 13th program in Las Vegas. Movies will be screened at the Adelson Education Complex in Summerlin, with one screening, of the movie Bethlehem, at the South Point Casino on Friday, Jan. 23. Films include documentaries, satires, young-adult movies, and dramas from throughout the world. Screenings include the Zigzag Kid, a Dutch film suitable for younger audiences; Blumenthal (U.S.); The Heart of Auschwitz (Canada); Brave Miss World (International); Hannah Arendt (Germany); and Cupcakes (Israel), among others. The festival is produced by the Desert Space Foundation and the Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada, with numerous other supporters. Various times; www.lvjff.org, $10 (individual ticket), $50 (festival pass).

[GIRL TROUBLE]

SATURDAY, JAN. 11

iRie

iRie is a 75 percent female funk/alt rock band from Las Vegas, celebrating a new EP release. The band weaves metallic guitar leads in with jazzy beats and passionate vocals. With Shifting Sails, T.H.E.M., Kaahblar, Beauty In The Darkness, Made for Marvels, more. 5:30 p.m., UltraViolet Studios, 4544 W Russell Road, Suite B, $12.

[EMO]

SUNDAY, JAN. 12

A Lot Like Birds

Sacramento’s A Lot Like Birds are touring to support their third album, No Place, released in October. With Sianvar, Stolas, The Venetia Fair, Azalea, Amarionette, Alaska. 5 p.m., UltraViolet Studios, 4544 W Russell Road, Suite B, $15.

Upcoming:

The Blasters, the missing link between country, rockabilly and punk rock, play the LVCS on Jan. 17… Also Jan. 17, the English Beat will play the Café at the Hard Rock Hotel (the one on Paradise)…Rock ‘n’ roll suffragette Joan Jett will rock the Eastside Cannery Jan. 18…the Las Vegas Philharmonic celebrates Nevada’s Sesquicentennial (that’s 150 years) Jan. 18 at the Smith Center…a benefit to support food critic Max Jacobson will be Jan. 19 at the TX Boiler Room. Call 702-632-9305 for details… the RJ’s Hashtags &Headlines lunch w/ talk will spotlight the proposed high(ish) speed train to California, at Texas Station Jan. 20.

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