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Jan 08, 2014 2:19pm

[FORUM]

THURSDAY, NOV. 21

Does Reputation Help to Control Corporate Misconduct?

Hmmm. We’re tempted to opine that jail terms might be more effective, but the College of Liberal Arts is hosting the talk by Jonathan Karpoff, finance professor at the University of Washington, who will argue that a favorable reputation reduces the cost of business and discourages naughty behavior. Karpoff suggests that the invisible hand of the free market imposes penalties that dwarf those imposed by regulators. (Or often, not imposed by regulators, but perhaps that’s another lecture.) The University Forum Lecture is co-sponsored by the Lee Business School. 7:30 p.m., Marjorie Barrick Museum/Harry Reid Center, UNLV, free.

[DINOSAURS ROCK]

FRI-SAT, NOV. 22-NOV. 23

Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band

Ringo Starr is, of course, best known as the narrator of the animated children’s feature about an anthropomorphic train, Thomas & Friends, but the multi-talented performer has played with some of the real giants of pop and rock music during the last 40 years in his traveling All-Starr Band: Joe Walsh, Levon Helm, Billy Preston, Randy Bachman, Peter Frampton, Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce… the list goes on and on and on. Starr also was a drummer with a band from Liverpool in the 1960s. 8 p.m., The Pearl at the Palms, $70.

[GARAGE PUNK]

SATURDAY, NOV. 23

The Obits

The Obits are pure, unadulterated, garage punk from Brooklyn, New York. They just released a very good album, Bed & Bugs, on the Sub Pop label that we really like here at CityLife’s master control. With Gloomy Place. 9 p.m., Beauty Bar, $10.

[INDIE]

SATURDAY, NOV. 23

The Llamadors

“Harry Belafonte meets the Strokes,” this San Diego band says on their Twitter page. Throw some ska and/or Luna influences in there, too. With Late Night Racket. 10 p.m., Double Down Saloon, free.

[POSITIVELY PUNK]

SATURDAY, NOV. 23

Pennywise

Pennywise has produced punk-rock commentary on society and politics for 25 years. It seems like just yesterday they were saying mean things about George Bush during hardcore shows in Hermosa Beach. Time flies. They may not be snotty young kids anymore, but they still rock. With the Adolescents, Unwritten Law, Survive. 8 p.m., House of Blues at Mandalay Bay, $28.

[MAD SKILLS RAP]

SATURDAY, NOV. 23

R.A. The Rugged Man

For those who know the rap game, there is no need to explain who R.A. is. Having dropped tracks alongside Notorious B.I.G., Talib Kweli, Wu-Tang Clan and Mobb Deep, R.A. is supporting his 2013 sophomore release Legends Never Die, an album nine years in the making and one of the best of the year. California’s Potluck and local phenom EKOH will help open the show. 5 p.m., Ultra Violet Studios, 4544 W. Russell Road, $15.

[TALKING ART]

MONDAY, NOV. 25

Art from a New Generation in Japan

Dr. Aya Louisa McDonald, UNLV associate professor of art history and Art Department chair, will discuss contemporary Japanese art. Attendees are encouraged to view the exhibit, “Passage to the Future: Art from a New Generation in Japan,” before the talk. 7 p.m., Majorie Barrick Museum/Harry Reid Center, UNLV, $5.

[INDIE ROCK]

TUESDAY, NOV. 26

Built to Spill

For good or ill, Built to Spill, from Boise, Idaho, have done more to put their imprint of the kind of polite but potent pop produced in the Northwest of the United States in the last two decades than any other single band. The band is also famous, or notorious, for doing rapturously clever and loving covers from the rock and roll canon. They are touring with a new lineup. 8 p.m., Vinyl at the Hard Rock Casino, $22.

[FORUM LECTURE]

TUESDAY, NOV. 26

Interpreting the History of U.S. Foreign Relations Since the 1960s

Making sense of the tortured challenges and changes to U.S. foreign policy over the last 50 years is no easy task, but Joseph Fry, UNLV professor of history, will give it a shot. He will discuss the dramatic changes to America’s place in the world since World War II and how historians have interpreted those changes. 7:30 p.m., Majorie Barrick Museum/Harry Reid Center, UNLV, free.

[ROCK]

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 27

Alice Cooper

The name Alice Cooper once was synonymous with the most depraved, shocking and scary excesses of rock and roll. Now, we have Slipknot and Cannibal Corpse, and Alice is a Republican who wears plaid slacks to play golf. Nonetheless, his contribution to the canon of album-oriented guitar rock should never be overlooked. 8 p.m., The Pearl Theater at the Palms, $49.

[INDIE ROCK]

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 27

The Meat Puppets

Along with perhaps the best band name in rock music, the Meat Puppets are just one of the best bands, period. Although we were supposed to have an interview with them for this issue and that didn’t happen (twice), we still recommend that you go see them. 9 p.m., Beauty Bar, $15.

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