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Neon Reverb Saturday: Mark's journal

September 19th, 2010

Buster Blue, LoveLikeFire, A B & the Sea and more!

  • Weekly Managing Editor Spencer Patterson checks out Caravels, The Mad Caps and an Aruba snafu.

  • Brandon Flowers' first solo release, titled "Flamingo," is set for release in September.

  • See the country music star for free at The Joint.

  • Get your tickets to see the super group live at The Joint.

  • ETF fans will rock out. Barricades be damned.

  • Some things (cough, pop punk, cough) never change.

  • An interesting Extreme Thing intro from local band And She Whispered.

  • The Skooners’ set proved to be a great way to close Neon Reverb.

  • Jared Mees and the Grown Children brought its folk rock tunes, and love, to Neon Reverb.

  • Or, why you should always listen to an Elvis Costello-look-alike.

  • Imagine Dragons knows how to draw a crowd, but do they make you randy?

  • From big-name DJs to some awesome live music picks, how to get your party on this LDW.

  • From the attempted assassination of Bob Marley to post-Superstorm Sandy narratives, great reads to keep on your bedside table.

  • Dance past and present this season at the Nevada Ballet Theatre.

  • The punk icon talks Beauty & Ruin and remembers his favorite Vegas moments.

  • The best of the arts in galleries, on stages and even in the old Western Hotel.

  • The Hunger Games returns -- and so does Dumb and Dumber.

  • The Roots founder/drummer and Tonight Show bandleader brings his Soul Train-inspired dance party to the Linq this weekend.

  • Unlike its subject, who performed feats that people remembered their whole lives, the History Channel program is entirely forgettable.

  • The Martha Stephens and Aaron Katz directed flick is a ramshackle travelogue about two senior citizens taking a vacation to Iceland.

  • Do you remember when Henderson got its own Kwik-E-Mart? We do.

  • Bonus points for wearing a Milo Goes to College T-shirt.

  • Expect a zombie horde, clown army and possibly an epic helicopter entrance (pending FAA approval, of course).

  • “He was brutal when he had to be and beneficent when the opportunity arose."

  • A stoner comedy is the last thing you would expect from the creator of Mad Men.

  • Brosnan isn't James Bond, but the comparisons are unavoidable.

  • It's like Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory—with clothes.

  • Boise's indie veterans headline the Bunkhouse's reopening bash on August 25.

  • Do you know what phase of your cycle it is, Capricorn?

  • Your Face in Mine explores rebooting your genetic history.