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Neon Reverb Friday: Leslie's journal

March 12th, 2011

The Vibrant Sound gets it on

  • The Beat, the Bunkhouse and a childlike finale

  • Enthusiasm and technical difficulties mark the short film fest.

  • Local band Imagine Dragons had a little public band practice to start off their year.

  • Don't worry. The bassist is still tweeting, and the band plans to reschedule its London dates.

  • The outdoor Sevendust concert has been canceled due to a band emergency.

  • Nobody likes a bunch of pissed off musicians simply walking off stage.

  • It wasn’t a lack of swagger that failed to draw a sizable crowd for N*E*R*D at the Joint on Saturday night.

  • It makes perfect sense for a video game set in post-apocalyptic Las Vegas to celebrate its release with the help of indie darlings.

  • To be part of this experience defies description; suffice it to say nothing like this is ever likely to happen in our lifetime again.

  • That’s a wrap: A surreal night at Beauty Bar

  • Julie checks out the Beat, Las Vegas County Saloon, the Aruba and Boomers.

  • Face-melting Turkey Day meals, carols with Liberace and a drive to the North Pole (Experience)—it's time to shake your holiday season up!

  • Opulence, decadence, excessive ornamentation and extreme wealth.

  • The most common mistake they make is thinking bigger equals better.

  • The program places local youth from single-parent and low-income homes on skate teams, pairing them with adult skate mentors.

  • "That seemed to be the right thing to do. Let’s do an album dedicated to all of our drunk, dead friends."

  • Macaulay Culkin’s pizza-themed Velvet Underground cover band handed out pizza. #MetaMoment

  • Plus David Sedaris at Smith Center and secret pot stickers.

  • Black celebrates his first EP with a release party on November 21.

  • And there's still time to donate! But seriously, check out her donation reminder videos. You won't be disappointed.

  • The stars align and just when you think it’s never going to happen, it happens ... to someone else.

  • The gaming machines of the future are built by teams of video-game caliber animators and artists—and they’re hitting casino floors today.

  • Also, Hot Water Music at Fremont Country Club and Death From Above 1979 at Brooklyn Bowl. Find all the details here!

  • From Pleasantville to I Love You Phillip Morris, a look back at the strongest work from Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels.

  • TV and star chef and restaurateur Brian Malarkey (“Top Chef,” “The Taste” and “Guy’s Grocery Games”) is bringing Searsucker to Caesars Palace in the spring. “Las Vegas is the big stage,” the animated Malarkey says.

  • Whatever you do can and will be used against you in a court of public opinion.

  • It’s similar to the magic trick where the woman is sawed in half, except in this trick, she is known as the Zig-Zag Girl.

  • "It took me 20 years to finally 'get' Kate Bush, so maybe one day I’ll truly, actually like Twin Peaks."