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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.

  • The crowd felt restrained, as if holding out for a moment to really let loose. For some, it never came.

  • The space where Little Buddha once thrived finally gets filled.

  • Plus the Violent Femmes and Train—on the same bill.

  • MGM Resorts International and Live Nation announced this morning their new music festival: Route 91 Harvest. Originally known as Route 91, the three-day country music extravaganza takes its name from Las Vegas Boulevard.

  • The new Downtown hot spot's menu was a collective effort among Andrews, Kerry Simon and Cory Harwell.

  • Planes: Fire & Rescue is dull, predictable and flat, with decent animation but lifeless characters.

  • If any reviewer ever deserved to have a documentary made about his life, it’s Roger Ebert.

  • Timing and characterization are critical—but both are lacking across the board.

  • The Sheffield singer and bassist talks playing the U.S., comparisons to The Smiths and more.

  • Don't let your fine mind become a liability, Virgo.

  • Made official this morning with a release from the show’s host hotel, the Cosmopolitan, is that “Vegas Nocturne” indeed played its last shows Saturday night at the restaurant, lounge and entertainment fortress Rose. Rabbit. Lie. ...

  • Considering Las Vegas' sexy Sin City image, how provocative can performance be on Las Vegas Boulevard?

  • As great nights with old friends tend to, it flew by, leaving the audience buzzing but also a bit bummed.

  • Amid chatter about the unsteady future of “Vegas Nocturne” at Rose. Rabbit. Lie. in the Cosmopolitan, an online report posted today says the show is effectively being put to sleep. The same story said the show might surface at the soon-to-open SLS. ...

  • The Weekly's Spencer Patterson points you to Carla Bozulich, Morgan Delt, Innercity Ensemble and more.

  • From fireworks shows to community events to nightclub parties, how to celebrate America's big 238.

  • Cosplay costumes, a role-playing game called DrunkQuest and more.

  • Plus live music at Lavo, a Kickstarter and upcoming releases from Vegas locals.

  • The Fun. guitarist's new project comes to Vegas on June 26.