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  • Nightlife

    Thursday, July 9, 2009

    A few possible outcomes to the Panic! at the Disco break-up announced on July 6.

  • Music

    Thursday, July 9, 2009

    Electric Dirt injects serious juice into the wide-ranging collection of originals and choice covers.

  • Music

    Thursday, July 2, 2009

    Day-to-day micro-narratives are, for Spektor, far more interesting aspects of the human condition, with the giddily off-kilter, domestic-bliss bounce of opener “The Calculation” and clap-happy “Folding Chair” serving as par for the course.

  • Music

    Thursday, June 25, 2009

    "I grew up in hard times. I got into reading, I got into reggae, and it completely changed what I felt. People always said, ‘Oh, you should make music.’ It wasn’t until I noticed the sad condition that I felt hip-hop was in that I really did want to start making music."

  • Comedy

    Thursday, June 25, 2009

    "I had a bad cocaine problem in the ’90s. The last five years have been heroin. Opiates and booze. I think I’ve gotten to the point probably where I got with coke."

  • Local Music

    Thursday, June 18, 2009

    Vegas-based Epitaph band The Higher has chugged along as The Little Engine That Just Might for seven-plus years now.

  • CineVegas 2009

    Tuesday, June 16, 2009

    Betrayal, unconditional love, decay and the disparate lots in life (and death) doled out by chance make for implicit yet meaty themes.

  • CineVegas 2009

    Tuesday, June 16, 2009

    Palermo is a visually stunning meditation on living life to the fullest. It’s also refreshingly dark, brooding and a little disorienting, though nearly to the point of self-indulgence.

  • Monday, June 15, 2009

  • Monday, June 15, 2009

    A tiger, an old lady, Jon Voight and the MGM Grand...

  • CineVegas 2009

    Sunday, June 14, 2009

    Who is the man behind the madness of the viral video "Winnebago Man," and how has the clip full of four letter words affected his life?

  • Sunday, June 14, 2009

    Local film "Thor at the Bus Stop" showcased not only the talents of filmmaking brothers Jerry and Mike Thompson but also the talents of local indie artists.

  • CineVegas 2009

    Saturday, June 13, 2009

    For such colorful subject matter—twin underground filmmaking legends George and Mike Kuchar—former George pupil Jennifer Kroot presents a surprisingly straightforward and nearly subdued documentary portrait.

  • CineVegas 2009

    Saturday, June 13, 2009

    Addiction, ethics and the law? Check? A peek inside a card factory? Naturally. Housewives in church halls? But of course.

  • CineVegas 2009

    Saturday, June 13, 2009

    There’s a lot about this trippy, reverse-reveal of a World War II period piece that’s lost in the woods.

  • CineVegas 2009

    Saturday, June 13, 2009

    Don’t mistake this for a mere movie about surfing. The twisted ode to ocean idyllism also showcases drug smuggling, foiled kidnapping, the Quiksilver company, retired pirates, Bill Murray, salvaged chinaware and trained ants.

  • CineVegas 2009

    Saturday, June 13, 2009

    Despite the title, Vegas isn’t really about Vegas. It’s about the personal yen to drink, smoke and take shortcuts, and about gullibility and addiction and obsession.

  • Saturday, June 13, 2009

    It’s no news flash that post-screening Q&A panels can be hit-and-miss, but put a reluctant, salty star on the phone and we're all ears.

  • CineVegas 2009

    Saturday, June 13, 2009

    Ah, those nutty hipsters, what with their halting speech, their pinhole cameras and their single-minded missions to take their cancer-riddled dwarf hamsters on coastal bike tours of upstate California before they must be put to sleep.

  • CineVegas 2009

    Friday, June 12, 2009

    Beautiful Darling is gritty and original and, like its subject, “has an aura.” But it maintains distance and even pokes fun at the core dreamer.

  • Music

    Thursday, June 11, 2009

    The third album from the endearingly sullen U.K. neo-psychedelics features co-production courtesy of Gorillaz’s Dan the Automator, a duet with actress Rosario Dawson and an overall reining-in of the band’s too-cool-for-the-dance-floor, lispy ambivalence.

  • Music

    Thursday, June 4, 2009

    The drama-plagued alt-emo breakouts’ fourth album opens with a plea disguised as a statement of declaration: “I am ready to be new again/I’m ready to hear you say who I am is quite enough.”

  • Music

    Thursday, May 28, 2009

    Credit longtime bassist Twiggy Ramirez with stoking the creative hellfires necessary to bring Manson’s brand of full-throttle glam, industrial metal and social and political commentary to full boil.

  • Music

    Thursday, May 21, 2009

    On his 2008 self-titled “solo” album, Bright Eyes mastermind Conor Oberst (and a ragtag band of wandering indie-folk minstrels) sought out south-of-the-border trails less traveled.

  • Music

    Thursday, May 7, 2009

    Whether or not ska is dead remains debatable, but for Vegas’ foremost feel-good septet, the question is nearly irrelevant.

  • Music

    Thursday, May 7, 2009

    It’s an original concept, to be sure: Somewhere between a covers, tribute and greatest-hits album lies the latest endeavor by pop pianist Ben Folds.

  • Music

    Thursday, April 16, 2009

    Twenty-five minutes before his band takes the stage, Patrick Trout is still promoting the gig. Barreling out of the side entrance of the Box Office, a stack of fliers in his sizable fist, he greets the door guy, the security guard and the two sullen high-school girls gaining entry.

  • Music

    Thursday, April 2, 2009

    Firebrand frontwoman Karen O’s coos and squeals remain as sex-soaked as ever, and not far into the ride it becomes clear that no matter what manner of “trendy” territory is explored, her vocals are the uniting, identifying glue.

  • Music

    Thursday, March 26, 2009

    It’s no real surprise that the poet, painter, model and celebrated experimenter in the opioid arts would have such eclectic tastes. But that his current project would be so personal and understated, well, that’s Doherty’s latest out-and-out shocker.

  • Local Music

    Thursday, March 19, 2009

    Yes, Searchlight is singing about zombies.

  • Business

    Thursday, March 19, 2009

    The Comedy Stop wasn’t really an ideal comedy room, with its boxy shape, dark hike to the bar and lengthy rectangular tables better suited for holding church suppers aloft.

  • Music

    Thursday, March 19, 2009

    The former grunge-god frontman of Soundgarden and more recent fourth of Audioslave kicks off his third solo album with a volley of horns, which gives way to the mumbled, hip-hop-inspired boasts of a computerized demon growling over sitar and Middle Eastern chanting.

  • Sunday, March 15, 2009

    The return of Love Pentagon

  • Saturday, March 14, 2009

    Neon Reverb rock quiz

  • Saturday, March 14, 2009

    >Perhaps in honor of The Action Design frontwoman Agent M gracing Beauty Bar's outdoor stage with her presence, a circling blimp scrolled the message, "Buffet Discounts for the M Resort...Entertainment Nightly." Or, you know, perhaps not.

  • Friday, March 13, 2009

    Band memo: Always spring for the girl-on-girl art action.

  • Music

    Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009

    Zooey Deschanel, the larger-eyed half of M. Ward’s high-profile indie-pop duo She & Him, appears on two of the comparatively sunnier tracks on her cohort’s sixth album.

  • Music

    Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009

    It was supposed to be a one-off thing: guitarists Mike Johns and Richard Burnett and drummer Brian Smith—one-time members of Vegas metal band-made-good Hemlock —joining bassist/vocalist Chad Smith onstage at Henderson’s JJ’s Bar for a handful of songs last November.

  • Music

    Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009

    The Jersey sextet that helped establish the screamo movement ultimately valued artistic merit over creative compromise, allowing scores of also-rans’ careers to rise and fall around them.

  • Music

    Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009

    Having already made the transition from grunge wunderkind, Ben Kweller infuses his old-school indie-pop with a restless spirit that has yet to abate.

  • Music

    Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009

    With his second solo effort, The New Pornographers prolific songwriter and multi-instrumentalist merely demonstrates that in terms of output, less can be more.

  • Music

    Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009

    With the first release from his mad-as-hell side project Leathermouth, Frank Iero returns to his unruly roots with a nod to such precursors of social and political protest as Black Flag.

  • Music

    Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009

    Derek Trucks has been personally and professionally shaped by his uncle Butch’s Allman Brothers; it befits the perpetual wunderkind more than any other modern-day guitarist—while eschewing the mic in favor of leading with licks.

  • Comedy

    Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009

    His is an uneven comedy equation, yet the net sum is that Jimmy Fallon has scored himself the infinitely plum gig as Conan O’Brien’s replacement on Late Night, his boyishly likeable mug soon to be grinning behind the desk that’s helped launch so many other comedy careers.

  • Comedy

    Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008

    Kathleen Madigan boasts Midwestern upbringings, an arsenal of biting impressions, highly personal storytelling and a defiantly codependent relationship with alcohol.

  • Comedy

    Thursday, Dec. 25, 2008

    A whole year of laughs boiled down to 10 seriously funny CDs and DVDs. Take note.

  • Comedy

    Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008

    Here’s the thing about local comedians in Vegas: You’ve got to leave to succeed.

  • Comedy

    Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008

    It’s like he came out of nowhere; one minute earning a Ph.D. at UCLA, the next not only touring with four Middle Eastern comedians under the Axis of Evil banner, but headlining the whole media-savvy thing as well.

  • Music

    Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008

    The All-American Rejects’ evolution over six years, from Alternative Press cover boys whipping emo-punks into a pogoing frenzy with “Swing, Swing” to multiplatinum-selling MTV Video Music Award-winners, proves that bigger isn’t always better.