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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

[‘TIS THE SEASON]

THURSDAY, DEC. 26

Suicide Sirens

Attractive women with tattoos play with fire and power tools. They’ve settled into a montly residency at this venue. With Thee Swank Bastards and Ivana Blaize. 9 p.m., Backstage Bar and Billiards, 601 Fremont St., $5.

[PUNK]

FRIDAY, DEC. 27

Stagnetti’s Cock, etc.

What’s Christmastime without obnoxious punk rock? Four bands for five bucks, you can’t go wrong. With Bloody Ale, Machine Gun Kelly’s, The Pluralses. 8:30 p.m., The Dive Bar, 4110 S. Maryland Parkway, $5.

[THREE CHORDS AND A GIRL]

FRIDAY, DEC. 27

The Bitters

The Bitters combine classic garage chords with girl-group influences and are one of the best, largely overlooked rockers in this darned town. Check them out and celebrate Rake’s birthday. With Three Rounds and Thee Swank Bastards. 10 p.m., Double Down Saloon, free.

[OH NO]

SATURDAY, DEC. 28

Green Jelly aka Green Jellö

Erupting like a burst pustule from Kenmore, New York, but lately from Hollywood, for more than 30 years Green Jelly has terrorized American music while dodging thrown food and lawsuits and learning to play their instruments. Expect colorful mayhem. With Vegas’ own The Mapes, Fat Dukes of Fuck, Blood Ale, IDFI and Someday Broken. 9 p.m., The Dive Bar, 4110 S. Maryland Parkway, $10.

[AND THEN THERE WERE FOUR]

SATURDAY, DEC. 28

Moksha

Incorporating elements of funk, soul and progressive rock, Moksha is a jam band with grooves. This is also a going away sendoff for vocalist Sam Lemos, who is leaving the band after four years. 9 p.m., Las Vegas Country Saloon, 425 Fremont St., $5.

[STILL SWINGING]

SUNDAY- MONDAY,

DEC. 29-30

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Remember zoot suits and fedoras, pegged pants and poodle skirts? Now approaching their 25th anniversary, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy helped move punk rockers into the 1940s with an explosive mix of big-band jazz, jump blues and swing. 8 p.m., Orleans Showroom, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., $22.

[LARFS]

MONDAY,

DEC. 30

The Dan Band

The Dan Band knows every celebrity in the world and has been in every comedy movie made in the last decade and is on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Also, there’s a lot of filthy swearing and such. They have a Christmas album out. 9 p.m., House of Blues, Mandalay Bay, $30.

[LOCAL KIDS MAKE GOOD]

MONDAY, DEC. 30

Imagine Dragons

Like ‘em or not like ‘em, Imagine Dragons has followed the trail of some earlier folks (you know who they are) and helped put a spotlight on Las Vegas music and stages. You know when they’re asking, with a straight face, $275 for a good seat, the band has arrived. With The Mowgli’s, a rambunctious and fun jam band who are about as different from ID as you can get on the same stage, and Parade of Lights. 8 p.m., The Joint at the Hard Rock Casino, $75-$275.

[MUSICAL VARIETY]

TUESDAY, DEC. 31

Black Camaro

I don’t care if they are doing a show co-sponsored by Las Vegas Seven, Black Camaro is still one of Las Vegas’ best bets. Notice the price. With the Beau Hodges Band and Ekoh. 9 p.m., Backstage Bar and Billiards, 601 Fremont St., free.

[POP]

TUESDAY, DEC. 31

Kirsten Chenoweth

She’s won an Emmy and a Tony and appeared as an attractive blonde person named Annabeth Schott in The West Wing teevee show working for President Bartlet’s chief of staff Leo McGarry. Chenoweth sings and dances, too! 7:30 p.m., Smith Center, $49-$175.

[PUNK]

TUESDAY, DEC. 31

The Psyatics

Where better to end the year then in the smelly and cramped confines of Las Vegas’ Happiest Place on Earth? The Psyatics, fresh from opening last week for Missing Persons and who remind this aged correspondent of Gun Club and other 1970s’ era primitive punk rock, will headline. Count on a number of bands. With Agent 86, others. 10 p.m., Double Down Saloon, free.

[NYE]

NEW YEAR’S EVE

Fremont Street Experience Downtown Countdown/The Strip

Fremont Street Experience will feature 9 hours of non-stop entertainment with performances by Papa Roach, Blues Traveler, Loverboy, Vince Neil, Adelitas Way, Arena, The Blackjacks and others. And Mayor Carolyn Goodman will lead the midnight countdown. The Strip will have the usual fireworks and drunken revelry. 6 p.m.-3 a.m., Fremont Street Experience, $40/The Strip, free.

[FOOTBALL]

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 1

Heart of Dallas Bowl Game

The UNLV Rebels will face North Texas on New Year’s Day. It’s not a national championship, but it’s the first time since 2000 the Rebels have made it to any bowl. The Rebels are a 6.5 point underdog, which we think is easy money. It will be broadcast on ESPNU. 9 a.m., televised on ESPNU, free.

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