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Jan 29, 2014 2:57pm
Van Halen. Guns ‘n’ Roses. Oasis. Some of history’s most notable rock bands have been filled to the...
<p>Local band The Peccadillos will perform Friday at the Double Down Saloon as part of a two-night celebration of the second anniversary of SquidHat Records, a Las Vegas-based music label.</p>

SQUIDHAT TURNS 2

Jan 22, 2014 10:09am
SquidHat Records, the Las Vegas-based record label with 10 punk and indie bands on its...
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JOAN JETT KEEPS ROCKING

Jan 20, 2014 1:18pm
Many people, casual listeners, will immediately recognize her signature song, asking for...
Topics: PUNK
Courtesy Steve/Eastside Cannery

JOAN JETT KEEPS ROCKING

Jan 20, 2014 1:17pm
Many people, casual listeners, will immediately recognize her signature song, asking for...
Topics: PUNK

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<p>Former Las Vegas band 12 Volt Sex performed with Killers drummer Ronnie Vannuci Jr., left, sitting in for the late Gary Wright during a celebration of life on Jan. 13. The remaining band members are, from left, Matt Gucu, Jason Coleman and Michael Stratton.</p>

REMEMBERING GARY WRIGHT

Jan 15, 2014 12:43pm
The drumming has stopped but the memories live on.Friends and family gathered Jan. 13 for a celebration of life for Gary Robert Wright, drummer for various area rock bands including 12 Volt Sex,...
<p>Zac Brown Band, which won the Grammy Award for Best Country Album this year, will pay The Joint and the Hard Rock Hotel &amp; Casino on Saturday and Sunday. The band is finishing a project with Foo Figthers frontman and Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl which should be released later this year.</p>

PUSHING OUT BARRIERS

Jan 08, 2014 2:22pm
Coy Bowles is living proof that you can be part of one of the biggest bands in America, the winners of multiple Grammy and other Country music awards, have two Billboard 200-topping albums, eight...
<p>Visitors enter Container Park in November in the shadow of a praying mantis sculpture that breathes fire from the Burning Man festival. The writer argues &amp;#8220;it seems disingenuous to me when Container Park tries to capitalize on underground culture&amp;#8221; while embracing corporate culture and pushing away teens.</p>

BURNS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT

Jan 08, 2014 2:17pm
Last month U.S. District Senior Judge Robert C. Jones attacked lawyers representing both the Burning Man Festival and Pershing County where the festival is held.He said the legal arrangements they’d...
<p>Janelle Monae, seen performing during the Life is Beautiful festival Oct. 27, has had her album The Electric Lady named to the top 10 of the year by our critics.</p>

TOP 10 CDS OF 2013

Updated: Jan 15, 2014 10:18am
Our music critics didn’t hear all 70,000 albums released in 2013. But they spent a couple thousand hours listening to a few hundred of the most notable ones to compile CityLife’s favorite albums of...
<p>Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons performs during the Life is Beautiful festival in Las Vegas Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. The band will headline a show at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel &amp; Casino on Monday night.</p>

YEAR OF THE DRAGONS

Updated: Jan 09, 2014 10:03am
It has been a hell of a year for Imagine Dragons.Their debut full-length album, Night Visions, was certified platinum and is well on its way to reaching double-platinum status; their Night Visions...
<p>R&amp;amp;B group Savage Rose was one of the bands that performed at a recent music showcase in hopes of being seen by a talent scout.</p>

ROUGH START

Dec 12, 2013 9:11am
The Legends Bar & Grill is a bit off the beaten path (Boulder Highway, past Tropicana Avenue) and its clientele primarily consists of neighborhood residents coming by after work to watch the game...
<p>Dick Dale with wife Lana at Regina Pizza in his hometown Boston. The King of Surf Guitar will play the Hard Rock Cafe on the Strip on Friday.</p>

RETURN OF THE SURF ROCK KING

Dec 10, 2013 9:27pm
Living guitar legend, Dick Dale, refers to Jimi Hendrix casually in conversation as “Jim”, and recollects having taught him a thing or two about playing slides on his guitar. As a child, Liberace...
<p>The Black Crowes appear at the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Dec. 13.</p>

BLACK CROWES HITTING VEGAS AGAIN

Updated: Dec 12, 2013 12:08pm
The Black Crowes stormed out of Atlanta in the late 1980s, conquering the declining empire of album-oriented rock while simultaneously aiding the rise of the long-haired jam bands that, decades later...

MUSIC REVIEWS

Updated: Dec 12, 2013 4:19pm
Billie Joe + NorahForeverly (Reprise)It seems like a left-field idea: pair the prince of pop-punk with the queen of adult alternative to cover an Everly Brothers album from a half-century ago. But...
<p>courtesy</p><p>"Direct Hits" album cover.</p>

IS ANY LOVE LEFT FOR THE KILLERS?

Updated: Dec 05, 2013 5:28pm
The release of The Killers’ collection Direct Hits is as good a time as any to raise two questions regarding the most commercially successful rock band to emerge from Las Vegas.What, exactly, does “...

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