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<p>Joan Jett duckwalking during her show Saturday at the Eastside Cannery on Boulder Highway. The veteran rocker played through a set that included old hits and selections from her new recordings.</p>


Jan 22, 2014 10:08am
Many people, casual listeners, will immediately recognize her signature song, asking for one more...
<p>Nick Lowe, <em>Quality Street</em></p>


Dec 12, 2013 9:11am
Fueled by eggnog, we slogged through a host of new holiday albums dripping in seasonal...


Nov 27, 2013 5:23pm
CATE LE BONMug Museum (Witchita)Time has a way of changing your frame of reference.If...
<p><em>NO BLUES</em> by LOS CAMPESINOS!</p>


Updated: Dec 05, 2013 5:27pm
LOS CAMPESINOS!No Blues (Turnstile/Wichita)The life of a Los Campesinos! fan is as...

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<p>Eric Camacho, aka Wizdumb, left, and Shane Hays, aka B-Radical, man the DJ booth during &amp;#8220;Gravity&amp;#8221; at The Griffin. PHOTO: BILL HUGHES</p>

Sounds from the underground: The future of electronic dance music in Las Vegas

Updated: Jan 23, 2013 4:28pm
The bass drops. It’s the first dubstep song of the night, emerging from a sludge of mashups and reappropriated soul breaks. The crowd cheers, boozy perspiration rising to varnish The Griffin back...

Someone Sent Us This: Chandelle’s ‘Cheatgrass Prison’

Jan 09, 2013 5:00pm
ChandelleCheatgrass Prison (Devil’s Tower)Chandelle Gleed’s solo project is a big step forward from her work with Vitamin Overdose. Whereas the latter was dirty, intentionally dragging and lo-fi duo...

Anywhere but here: Is touring the answer for ambitious local bands?

Updated: Jan 10, 2013 4:35pm
We’re going to drop some brain bombs right now. No band becomes an internationally touring sensation by never leaving Las Vegas. That isn’t to say it won’t be known. Weirder things have happened than...

Review: The Killers exhibit performance chops, excessive zeal at Cosmo show

Jan 02, 2013 6:01pm
The Killers have evolved into a well-oiled, intuitive and assured live act and, gripes aside, its sold-out Cosmopolitan debut inside the awkwardly laid-out Chelsea Ballroom on Dec. 28 was the Vegas...

Review: The Black Keys lack energy in NYE show

Jan 02, 2013 5:54pm
Maybe I was expecting too much of the show, this Black Keys performance at The Joint on New Year’s Eve. As if they’d somehow top Stevie Wonder’s barn-burner at The Cosmopolitan last year. But neither...

Music headlines we hope to write in 2013

Jan 02, 2013 4:41pm
Daft Punk to headline Electric Daisy CarnivalCity, county relax restrictions on all-ages venue licensesNeon Reverb gets stage at Life is Beautiful festA Crowd of Small Adventures signs with Sub...

Someone Sent Us This: The Burning Symphony

Jan 02, 2013 4:07pm
The Burning SymphonyDelusions of Sexual Grandeur (National Southwestern)For background, The Burning Symphony is Wyatt McKenzie’s noticeably heavier, straightforward three-piece rock project with...
<p>Dude City performs at the Cosmopolitan Pool. PHOTO: BILL HUGHES</p>

The best local performances and albums of 2012

Updated: Dec 26, 2012 5:10pm
It was a less noisy Vegas music scene in 2012. Bands broke up or gigged too sporadically. Musicians moved. Albums got shorter. Neon Reverb downscaled. But there were some bright spots for sure.LOCAL...

Not the Last Call just yet

Dec 12, 2012 6:54pm
Back in July we spoke with heavy-hearted Last Call frontman Austin Jeffers, during which he laid out one of the most depressing stories of a band totally screwed out of what should have been an easy...

Jamey Johnson’s real country

Dec 12, 2012 6:48pm
We Las Vegans bemoan the absence of certain cultural institutions. Take authentic country (also see: traditional, outlaw, alt-country, Americana, bluegrass), for instance. Its acts usually bypass...