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  • Music

    Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010

    Get ready to say a fond farewell to a local favorite.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010

    Members of The Petals, Rubiks Hotel and A Crowd of Small Adventures have formed a local-supergroup-of-sorts.

  • Music

    Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010

    The Avett Brothers perform at the Silverton on September 2.

  • Music

    Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010

    It’s not every day you get your eardrums blown out by psychedelic reverb, heckled by an over-the-top rock star and soaked in a sweat shower, all in just three hours time.

  • Music

    Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010

    “We have great bands in this town, and [we want] to put them in a venue that really shows them off."

  • Music

    Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010

    The Las Vegas Shakedown, a three-day punk, garage and rockabilly festival, returns after a nine-year hiatus this weekend.

  • Music

    Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010

    One door closes, another one opens.

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010

    In conjunction with the title of the band's new album Champ, fans are challenging them to various competitions.

  • Music

    Wednesday, July 28, 2010

    The band embarks on what's (probably) their last tour and makes a stop in Vegas with handmade merch.

  • Music

    Wednesday, July 28, 2010

    “This is like trying to follow the Goonies’ treasure map."

  • Art

    Thursday, July 22, 2010

    The funny, thinky work of eccentric creator Jesse Smigel merges art and novelty... but is it art?

  • Music

    Wednesday, July 21, 2010

    Who says an acoustic night needs to have only acoustic performances?

  • Music

    Wednesday, July 21, 2010

    Already earning respect from Metallica fans, Early Man's “More to Me than Meat and Eyes” was featured on the Aqua Teen Hunger Force film soundtrack. Rock on.

  • Music

    Wednesday, July 14, 2010

    “It’s a typical Las Vegas turnout.”

  • Music

    Wednesday, July 14, 2010

    The Grammy-nominated self-proclaimed non-planners hit the road for their headlining tour.

  • Music

    Wednesday, July 7, 2010

    The Weekly breaks it down.

  • Music

    Wednesday, July 7, 2010

    It’s been months in the making -well, three to be exact -and it’s officially upon us: the first studio recordings by bluesy rock ’n’ rollers The Rooks.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, June 30, 2010

    The Weekly breaks it down, by the numbers

  • Music

    Wednesday, June 30, 2010

    “It’s our last show, so you might as well stand up!”

  • Music

    Wednesday, June 30, 2010

    If Devendra Banhart and Gogol Bordello had a love child, it’d be frontman Alex Ebert.

  • Music

    Wednesday, June 23, 2010

    Who’s Charlie Adams? Longtime drummer for new-age giant Yanni, of course.

  • Music

    Wednesday, June 23, 2010

    Saturday’s local-band showcase goes down outdoors. Breathe some fresh air and listen to eight acts of varying genres.

  • Local Music

    Thursday, June 17, 2010

    In honor of Fathers’ Day, some local-music dads stopped by the Weekly offices with their biggest fans.

  • Music

    Wednesday, June 16, 2010

    "It's way better than karaoke.”

  • Music

    Wednesday, June 9, 2010

    What qualifies a band as local?

  • Music

    Wednesday, June 9, 2010

    The Chipmunks have The Chipettes, and apparently The Skooners have a female counterpart as well: The Ladyboys.

  • Music

    Wednesday, June 9, 2010

    The Las Vegas Country Saloon is about to get a little less country.

  • Music

    Wednesday, June 2, 2010

    The once-a-month underground electro-house party known as Say What?! is saying farewell.

  • Music

    Wednesday, June 2, 2010

    For June’s First Friday, the arts district welcomes the inaugural 18b Music Festival.

  • 2010 Vegas' Best Nightlife

    Thursday, May 27, 2010

    It's a three-way tie! Double Down, Dispensary and Champagnes Cafe.

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday, May 26, 2010

    OK Go bassist Tim Nordwind, on his band’s viral video successes and injuries in the line of action.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, May 26, 2010

    Five bands from Bamboozle Roadshow you could be hearing a lot more from soon.

  • Mandalay Bay

    Thursday, May 20, 2010

    Minus the Bear's set at the House of Blues was full of fan favorites, with a few new tracks thrown in.

  • Music

    Wednesday, May 19, 2010

    Jesus meets metal with songs that offer a solution to the problems of the modern world.

  • Music

    Wednesday, May 12, 2010

    Thoughts on the scene, the banter and the bands at Punk Rock Bowling.

  • Noise

    Thursday, May 6, 2010

    Who needs Indians when you can have cowboys and gypsies?

  • Music

    Wednesday, May 5, 2010

    The Weekly breaks it down for you.

  • Music

    Wednesday, May 5, 2010

    “Even though the sound wasn’t great, and it wasn’t the biggest crowd, it was nice to do our part by coming and playing a show."

  • Noise

    Thursday, April 29, 2010

    Deer Tick showed some love for more than just its fans Wednesday night.

  • Music

    Wednesday, April 28, 2010

    When you’re playing for a good cause, relief from the heat comes before rules and regulations, right?

  • Music

    Wednesday, April 21, 2010

    The tunes they are a-changin’ at Mocha Joe.

  • Noise

    Thursday, April 15, 2010

    Andy Rourke of The Smiths spinning his way into Daddy Mac's on Saturday.

  • Music

    Thursday, April 15, 2010

    Ever feel like the entire local scene came through Green Valley?

  • Music

    Wednesday, April 14, 2010

    Vancouver's garage-rock duo come to town Thursday at Beauty Bar.

  • Entertainment

    Saturday, April 10, 2010

    Discreetly tucked away at the corner Tropicana Ave. and Sandhill Rd. lurks a teahouse like no other in town.

  • Nightlife

    Friday, April 9, 2010

    New web series 'Vegas Summer Crew' is looking for a few good pool-hoppers.

  • Music

    Wednesday, April 7, 2010

    Sometimes you have to put on a happy face.

  • Music

    Wednesday, April 7, 2010

    Who is Devilcar? And what's with their name?

  • Music

    Wednesday, April 7, 2010

    Avid Dragons fans will rejoice, but what about the casually interested?

  • Local Music

    Friday, April 2, 2010

    A Sasquatch may seem like a strange creature for a band to identify as, but The Mad Caps explain the comparison well.