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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>Illustration by Aaron McKinney</p>

Broken record: It’s the same ol’ song in our otherwise prospering nightlife scene

Updated: Dec 12, 2012 5:00pm
Be careful what you wish for. Even an industry of control-freaks like local nightlife might just give it to you. Sort of.It happened once before. Many in the nightclub scene clamored for electronic...

Veteran lounge act The Lon Bronson All-Stars team with Steve “Doc” Kupka of Tower of Power

Nov 28, 2012 4:09pm
IF, BY SOME ACT OF GOD, Las Vegas were swept up in a blockbuster-inspired natural phenomenon, and in the Treme-style aftermath, while people were mourning their losses and contacting next of kin and...
Jesse Amoroso of The Loud Pipes goes airborne during the Double Down's 18th Anniversary show.

Double decade: The Double Down turns 20, and its past and present performers look back fondly on the dive bar’s most memorable music moments

Updated: Nov 28, 2012 3:47pm
We’re a little surprised the Double Down is still around 20 years later. Not because it’s a doomed business — one of the only real-deal punk rock dives in town, it’s a beacon of pukey light — but...

Music for motion pictures: They love live-soundtrack band Cinemetric in France

Nov 14, 2012 4:05pm
Sometime in the past month, a group of kids from the valley became the most recent local band to say they’ve toured internationally. They did this before getting a record deal, or even recording an...

Looking homeward: Is leaving Vegas to be a musician elsewhere all it’s cracked up to be?

Updated: Nov 14, 2012 3:40pm
Mark HuffNashvilleI have been here in Nashville for nine years now, and I have found it to be not so much easier to forward my career, but a lot more opportunity and more work. Nashville being an “...

Bring the Noise: Guns N’ Roses, Nov. 2, The Joint

Nov 07, 2012 3:18pm
During the onslaught of promotion for Guns N’ Roses’ 12-date run at The Joint, members liked to say the band would be doing things it hadn’t done before. I’ve only seen GNR once before, but the show...

Bring the Noise: Eddie Vedder, Nov. 1, The Pearl

Nov 07, 2012 3:09pm
There are too many great moments to recount from the second night of Eddie Vedder’s two-date solo stand at The Pearl, which has our vote for best rock show of 2012 so far. These ones stick out in...

Teenage wasteland

Oct 31, 2012 5:15pm
Two months before its members meet us to write this story, we saw Bear With Me for the first time. They were loose, baby-faced, by all accounts bushy-tailed as they sweat through an un-air-...

The Wolf closes

Oct 31, 2012 5:10pm
After almost two years of operation, Black Camaro’s Brian Garth has decided to close his Chrome Werewolf Studios in the Arts District. Originally opened as a way to complete his band’s long-awaited...
<p>Tribal Seeds/ PHOTO: BILL HUGHES</p>

Reggae’s prominence in Las Vegas continues to rise. But why does it vibe so well with locals?

Updated: Oct 31, 2012 4:09pm
You can hear it from Henderson’s sleepy Water Street, the up-stroke of a wah-pedaled electric guitar, the off-beat skank of a keyboard, the rah-dah-dah-dat slaps of the congas, the calls of “Jah!”...