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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>Bloc Party</p>

Bring the Noise: Bloc Party and Santigold, Aug. 11, The Boulevard Pool

Aug 15, 2012 4:53pm
Bring the Noise: Bloc Party and Santigold, Aug. 11, The Boulevard PoolYes, even Las Vegas needs a rain contingency plan. A massive throng waited more than two hours before English quartet Bloc Party...

Even rappers get the blues: Exploring the emotional mechanics of James “The Machine” Shahan

Updated: Aug 15, 2012 4:23pm
Beneath a tent skeleton of string lights on a small stage outside the Arts Factory, sweat and pomade mix to varnish James Shahan’s forehead. Half his audience sits in cliques of plastic lawn chairs,...

The ongoing evolution of Gipsy and the Fruit Loop

Aug 08, 2012 5:37pm
The relocation of Krave from the Strip to downtown begs the question: So what’s happening with Gipsy?The veteran LGBT club, which opened in the late 1970s and has welcomed everyone from international...
Bob Cane of Rhyme N Rhythm performs during “The Elements” hip-hop showcase at the House of Blues. PHOTO: BILL HUGHES

Passion pits: a review of mosh-lite music shows

Updated: Aug 01, 2012 4:16pm
Rhyme N Rhythm:The Elements ShowcaseJuly 19 at House of BluesRhyme N Rhythm celebrated another successful “The Elements” hip-hop showcase. For the unfamiliar, the show is named for this sort of earth...
<p>DJ OB-One, left, of HavocNdeed</p>

Creating Havoc: DJ OB-One’s new band project

Jul 18, 2012 5:49pm
In the late ’90s, the Vegas electronic music scene was a different climate than it would become in a decade and some change. The megaclub/celebri-DJ relationship wasn’t yet a glimmer in pop culture’s...
<p>Tom Miller, left, and Brian Garth record Melissa Marth on keyboards for Black Camaro&#8217;s new album at Chrome Werewolf studio.</p>

Behind the scenes with Black Camaro’s new album

Jul 13, 2012 5:52pm
All things considered, Melissa Marth looks collected. She’s sitting at a sparkle-coated Rhodes adding the final touches to Black Camaro’s unreasonably tardy sixth album, Black Camaricans. Through her...

Meet the band And the Wolf

Jul 06, 2012 4:33pm
When we tracked down And the Wolf, a new local band closing the Artifice debut of L.A.’s Hell & Lula last week, all we found was a sparse Facebook page with a couple quiet songs, more often than...
<p>Seth Troxler</p>

For your radar: Seth Troxler

Jul 06, 2012 4:24pm
The big-room dance-music mainstream isn’t the only place a giant youthquake is going on. It’s been happening in the Berlin-focused hipster underground for the past few years as well. Take Seth...
<p>Mark Farina</p>

DJ Mark Farina booted at Marquee

Jul 06, 2012 4:18pm
When people say “house music,” they’re talking about one of two things. Either they’re referring to the largely underground, groove-heavy electronic music subgenre infused with R&B, funk, world...

Getting Hot in here

Jul 06, 2012 4:03pm
Sitting in his tiny home studio, The Hot Club of Las Vegas guitarist and bandleader Mundo Juillerat picks wildly on a Holo guitar, a replica of the early 20th-century oval-sound-holed versions Gypsy...