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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...
Courtesy Steve/Eastside Cannery

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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Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes (COURTESY: EDISON GRAFF)

Review: Alabama Shakes, Lord Huron show enthusiasm for traditionalism

Updated: Jul 24, 2013 6:24pm
You can hardly fault this generation of musicians for reaching back into the history of American popular music to find inspiration. The breed that preceded it certainly didn’t offer an abundance of...

CD review: Pet Shop Boys’ ‘Electric’

Jul 24, 2013 4:39pm
Pet Shop BoysElectric (X2)This has been the year for second (and third) acts in the U.K., as heard on album triumphs by David Bowie, My Bloody Valentine and Suede. Pet Shop Boys join that parade of...

Introducing: Wax Pig Melting

Jul 17, 2013 4:47pm
Members: Brian Gibson (guitar, vocals), Aaron Wilhauer (guitar, vocals, percussion), Minnie Kern (bass, vocals), Daniel Williams (drums)From: Pahrump and Las VegasDo they play in brothels all the...

Local punkers to debut TV show in August

Updated: Aug 01, 2013 2:11pm
It’s official: Dirk Vermin and Rob Ruckus are going to be television stars.The premiere of A&E’s new buddy-comedy show Bad Ink — centered on Vermin, the Pussykat Tattoo Parlor proprietor/artist...

The Killers push Huntridge campaign make its goal

Jul 17, 2013 4:23pm
We might’ve bet that a certain well-heeled downtown booster would have been the one to put the first Save the Huntridge fundraising campaign over the top. But instead, it appears that four other...
<p>Lando, who goes by one name, of the band Lotus performs at TheDive Bar at 4110 S. Maryland Parkway in Las Vegas on Saturday, July 13, 2013.</p>

The revived Dive Bar offers music fans a destination beyond downtown

Updated: Jul 24, 2013 2:44pm
The Dive Bar is pristine. The walls are freshly painted and dark. The gothic-looking chandelier over the bar isn’t hung from neglected and unstable-looking chains. Even the above-stage sign boasting...
<p>Kill the Noise at Rehab pool (COURTESY: CHASE STEVENS)</p>

Bass music promoter Frequency hits casino payoff

Updated: Jul 11, 2013 12:48pm
Since 2010, Frequency Events has been a logo, a “presented by” or “partnered with” in the corner of a growing number of DJ event posters across the valley. But Joe Borusiewicz and his Frequency...

CD review: Jay-Z’s ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’

Jul 10, 2013 5:02pm
Jay-ZMagna Carta Holy Grail (Universal)I want to love Magna Carta Holy Grail, Jay-Z’s 12th studio album, following the grandiose Kanye West-collaboration album Watch the Throne from 2011. But it’s...
<p>Laurie Steele hosts the &amp;#8220;Homegrown Show&amp;#8221; at the KOMP 92.3 FM studios at 8755 W. Flamingo Road in Las Vegas on Sunday, July 7, 2013.</p>

Laurie Steele’s The Homegrown Show turns 15 with a new CD compilation

Updated: Jul 17, 2013 5:09pm
On July 12, KOMP 92.3-FM DJ Laurie Steele will finally celebrate the 15th anniversary of her weekly local rock program, The Homegrown Show, with a four-band concert that also acts as the release...

The doomsday playlist

Jul 03, 2013 6:11pm
THERE’S NO SHORTAGE of tunes dedicated to the end times — and we’re burned out on at least half of them (see: “1999,” “It’s the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine),” “All Along the...
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