Getting ready to rock out at Reverb
Fri, Aug 24, 2012 (11:45 a.m.)
In case Spencer Krug’s first-ever Las Vegas performance wasn’t reason enough to hit the Beauty Bar on September 15, Neon Reverb has announced that local favorites A Crowd of Small Adventures—remember them?—will support the ex-Wolf Parade man’s current project, Moonface, that night.
A Crowd of Small Adventures, playing its first show in over a year, is set to unveil a six-musician lineup featuring a new rhythm section, along with several songs written since the release of 2010’s A Decade in X-Rays.
Also on that Saturday-night bill: Jagjaguwar records art-pop duo Foxygen and Denver rockers The Knew, the latter of whom filled the Bunkhouse with sound (and smoke) in March.
And, we’re excited to add, the show will double as the Las Vegas Weekly showcase at next month’s Neon Reverb Festival, which will serve up tunes from September 11 through September 16.
You’re probably looking at those dates thinking, That’s a lot of music; I’ll probably just wait for the weekend stuff, but that would mean missing another show we’ve had circled on our calendar for weeks: the Tuesday, September 11 kickoff party. A trio of high-powered touring acts—Long Beach’s Tijuana Panthers and Bay Area buddies Thee Oh Sees and Ty Segall—will parade onto the Bunkhouse’s big outdoor stage before your very eyes … assuming you show up.
A few more highlights from Neon Reverb’s still-developing schedule:
* A Spotify Tour Bus showcase on Thursday, September 13 spreading six bands across both Bunkhouse stages, including locals Same Sex Mary, Dreaming of Lions and Dusty Sunshine and Arizona’s Dry River Yacht Club.
* Another big, indoor/outdoor Bunkhouse show on Friday, September 14, which will bring together Vegas stalwarts The Clydesdale, Rusty Maples, Coastwest Unrest and Zach Ryan and the Renegades.
* The Sunday, September 16 festival wrap party and cookout at the Bunkhouse, featuring a four-band lineup highlighted by a pair of Oakland acts, Shannon and the Clams and Hunk and His Punx.
$50 all-festival Neon Reverb passes and day passes ($10-$18) are on sale now through at neonreverb.com. Individual show tickets run from $5 to $15 and will be available at the door.
Find a full schedule at neonreverb.com.
(Full disclosure: The Weekly is a Neon Reverb sponsor.)