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From brooding country to sunny psychedelia, dancey R&B to matte-black punk, local artists that will make you sit up and listen.

The next wave of Vegas music: 10 acts to hear this year

January 22nd, 2015

From brooding country to sunny psychedelia, dancey R&B to matte-black punk, local artists that will make you sit up and listen.

  • Music

    It’s all so good that you likely won’t fixate on how removed it sounds from the calculated, baroque and wistful Belle and Sebastian of old.

  • Music

    The album sounds massive from a recording standpoint, with layer upon layer of sounds and styles piled within each song in a way that would ...

  • Music

    Bingham is a world-weary journeyman, playing roots music that’s equally comforting and fragile.

  • Music

    Like every Sleater-Kinney album, No Cities to Love sounds like nothing else that came before it in the band’s catalog.

  • Music

    The local record label celebrates with a two-day weekend showcase at the Double Down.

  • Music

    Also, Bounty Hunter Brothers and Jack and the B-Fish perform to support new records.

  • Music

    Backstage Bar & Billiards hosted a country-punk jam on January 15.

  • As We See It

    Is Mariah on top, or did Elvis or Celine churn out more No. 1 hits?

  • Nightlife

    The crew hosts a disco-themed Funk Winter party this weekend. Get the deets here!

  • Music

    Fresh off Guster Day in Boston, the band visits the House of Blues with Kishi Bashi on January 22.

  • Music

    I didn’t plan on spending Friday night pressed against the Bunkhouse stage, but nothing else made sense.

  • Music

    The House of Blues show had one fan longing for the Smith Center.

  • A&E

    Animal Collective member Noah Lennox' latest is more accessible than his previous works.

  • Music

    On the Vegas music festival spectrum, Rock in Rio USA falls closer to the iHeartRadio pop weekender than the more archetypal Life is Beautiful.

  • Featured15 to WatchMusic

    The producer/DJ twosome scores an iTunes hit thanks to a collaboration with Madonna and Diplo.

  • FeaturedArts & Entertainment15 to Watch

    15 to Watch in 2015: Rock in Rio's executive VP and chief organizer prepares a different kind of music experience for the Strip.

  • Music

    "There’s a lot of things I would have no idea about if it weren’t for the five of us meeting up in a garage to ...

  • Music

    It's an album that is more than deserving of attention.

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  • Dining

    Dinner at “Top Chef” contestant Shirley Chung’s new Restaurant 28 in Irvine, Calif., is worth every moment of the journey. The former Las Vegas chef ...

  • Dining

    Dine in Paris without leaving Las Vegas, courtesy of Michael Mina.

  • Music

    From brooding country to sunny psychedelia, dancey R&B to matte-black punk, local artists that will make you sit up and listen.

  • Breaking News

    Duke University canceled its plan to use a chapel tower for a weekly call to prayer for Muslims after getting bombarded with calls and emails ...

  • Dining

    We didn’t know deep-fried scallops were a thing, but we're glad they are.

  • Nightlife

    The crew hosts a disco-themed Funk Winter party this weekend. Get the deets here!

  • As We See It

    Catherine Borg's Scouted aims to present a more dimensional view of Las Vegas.

  • Reviews

    There’s something special about the food you grew up with.

  • Dining

    Uncommonly big flavors help Tom's Urban stand out in the crowd.

  • As We See It

    Art and arugula and maybe a little Bloomberg money.

  • A&E

    All it takes to keep the weight off for good is that one dreaded time where you are bigger than your fellow showgirl.

  • News & Notes

    The upcoming Caesars club released its roster today. Plus, underground sound party After celebrates its first anniversary early next month.

  • As We See It

    You know you’ve been dying for some homemade, organic sex butter, don’t be shy ...

  • As We See It

    “I guess, because I was winning, they let a lot of it slide, and there haven’t been complaints so far, as far as I know.”

  • Stage

    Troy Heard, theater rebel: The man generates material at a ferocious rate, and seems fearless when it comes to experimenting with old and new. Right ...

  • Nightlife

    The beat-slinger takes the booth at Marquee this weekend.

  • As We See It

    There’s no science here. Just silliness. But tell us we’re wrong about the mantis.

  • As We See It

    Just to be sure, sleep with one eye open

  • Stage

    From Super Summer Theatre to Las Vegas Little Theatre, and everything in between.