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If You Missed Out On Phish Tickets, You Can Turn To The Web

October 21, 2014 at 7:33 PM | by | Comments (0)

Come Halloween, it may be unclear if folks are dressing up in costume or just supporting their favorite jam band as Phish begins a sold-out, three-night run at MGM Grand Garden Arena October 31-November 2. It’s been a decade since the band performed in Vegas and five years since their last album, but now you’ll have multiple ways to catch their upcoming performances.

In addition to attending one or more nights in person, fans can also watch the concerts via webcast at LivePhish.com. Three-night webcast passes are available or individual as well. There are even webcast and T-shirt bundles so you’ll really feel like you got the concert experience. Three nights are $62.97. Just October 31 is $29.99 while November 1 and 2 are both $19.99.

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A Conversation With Life Is Beautiful Performer And Vegas Native Sabriel

October 21, 2014 at 1:10 PM | by | Comments (2)

With just a few days left until Life Is Beautiful rocks Downtown Vegas October 24-26, we caught up with DTLV native and up-and-coming songstress Sabriel about the big gig.

Sabriel (pronounced shaw-bree-el) first popped up on our radar during the 2013 Life Is Beautiful fest, playing a semi-private show on the roof of Commonwealth. In an event loaded with top talent, her performance was this writer's favorite set. In an email exchange, I was able to ask her a few questions:

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Rock In Rio's City Of Rock Begins To Arise

October 20, 2014 at 2:45 PM | by | Comments (0)

Less than seven months from the US arrival of Rock in Rio, its City of Rock at the MGM Resorts Festival Grounds (a.k.a., that currently still desert lot at the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Sahara) has begun to arrive.

The popular mega-concert event will come to America for the first time next year, holding two weekends of events in Las Vegas May 8-9 and 15-16. Six stages will host a myriad of big names from across the world of pop and rock, including No Doubt, Linkin Park, Taylor Swift, the Deftones, Metallica and John Legend. Some 85,000 are expected to be in attendance each day.

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Celebrate New Year's Eve Just Like Animals At Mandalay Bay

Where: 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S. [map], 89109
October 6, 2014 at 8:20 PM | by | Comments (5)

Snoop at TAO, Tony and Gaga at Cosmo and Adam at Mandalay. New Year's Eve in Vegas will, once again, require a Magic 8 ball when it comes to deciding whether you should grab tickets for a specific event now, or wait to see what else is in store.

This afternoon it was announced that Maroon 5 will ring in 2015 with not one, but two concerts at Mandalay Bay on Tuesday, December 30 and Wednesday, December 31. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, October 11 at 10 a.m. PT and range from $99.50 to $224.50 (tax and fees, of course, not included.) M Life members will be able to snatch up their tickets before anyone else with a pre-sale running Wednesday, October 8 at 10 a.m. til Friday, October 10 at 10 p.m.

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Tony Bennett And Lady Gaga: Cheek-To-Cheek At Cosmo This NYE

Where: 3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
October 6, 2014 at 2:42 PM | by | Comments (4)

Is it a Bad Romance or the perfect New Year’s Eve pairing? Lady Gaga will share the stage with Tony Bennett at Cosmopolitan's Chelsea venue. It’s not the first time the duo has paired up, but it still seems a little odd, to this writer at least. Perhaps it’s “just the right amount of wrong.”

This announcement is hot on the heels of the release of the duo's new album, Cheek to Cheek. Tony might want to be careful about getting cheek-to-cheek with Mother Monster as her costumes often have sharp spikes. Wonder what Lady Gaga will be sporting on NYE: classy or campy?

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Rock In Rio, Headed To Vegas May 2015, Announces First Wave Of Performers

September 26, 2014 at 8:14 PM | by | Comment (1)

Still just a dirt lot, the site of the inaugural US presentation of Rock in Rio may require some imagination when it comes to the reality of the rendering above, but now we know who to picture ourselves rockin' out to come May 2015.

At 3 p.m. PT, Rock in Rio reps announced their first official acts for the mega-concert fest that will span two weekends next year, May 8-9 and 15-16. Those artists are Metallica, Linkin Park, John Legend, No Doubt, Deftones, and Taylor Swift. More performers are still to be announced.

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New Details On Route 91 Harvest And Rock 'N Roll Wine Festivals

Where: 3901 Las Vegas Blvd. S. [map], 89119
September 26, 2014 at 7:51 PM | by | Comments (0)

An outline of the Rock 'n Roll Wine Amplified Festival setup.

So, the Rock ‘n Roll Wine Amplified Festival moves itself from Mandalay Bay Beach across the street to MGM Resorts Village only to decide to haul in 125 tons of sand, palm trees and a waterslide. Makes sense. No really, we get why the expanding festival needs a larger venue, but it’s pretty amusing the hoops it will jump through to recreate part of the venue it outgrew.

This new beachy environment will feature recently announced acts like New Beat Fund, Magic Giant, Van Lady Love, Pet Tigers, Avalon Landing, The Dirty Hooks, Almost Normal, Jordan Mitchell, Ryan White Mahoney and The Perks. The two-day festival (October 10-11) also will feature main stage music from Train, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Better than Ezra, Of Verona and Ayron Jones & The Way as well as Blink 182, Violent Femmes, Magic!, The Mowgli’s, and Mystic Roots Band.

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Ri Ra Attempts Guinness Record (Surprisingly, Not THAT Guinness)

Where: 3930 Las Vegas Blvd. S. [map], 89109
September 25, 2014 at 3:36 PM | by | Comments (0)

See, it says "music room" right on the front!

If you’re looking for a spot to grab a pint or a bite on The Strip, why not witness a Guinness World Record attempt while you’re at it? Irish pub and restaurant Rí Rá Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay's Shoppes at Mandalay Place will host a 16-day concert in hopes of breaking the world record for the longest concert by multiple artists. The current record holder is a group from a Michigan café who held a 360-hour concert in April 2011.

Visit Rí Rá October 1-17 to watch the marathon event featuring The Black Donnellys, John Windsor, Dirk Vermin, Paul Cray, Louise Barry, Sharon O’Brien, Eugene Quinn, Roy Buckley, Dave Rafferty, Dave Hughes, The American Diddley Idols, Clare Peelo, Gavin Carpenter, Na Cairde, Darby O’Gill and the Little People, and more. Ireland’s getting in on the action, too, as Liam Reilly of renowned Irish rock band Bagatelle and Derek Warfield of the Wolfe Tones will fly across the pond to join in on the attempt.

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Rock In Rio Pre-Sale Begins September 19

September 17, 2014 at 11:48 AM | by | Comments (0)

There's still no official word on any of the acts (oh, but the whispers), but if you're going to the US debut of Rock in Rio here in Vegas in May 2015 no matter the names the pre-sale begins Friday, September 19.

Folks who signed up for first chance at the (expected) $295 per weekend tickets began receiving emails alerting them to the pre-sale earlier this week. Those eager beavers will have from September 19 to the 25th to lock in up to two general admission weekend passes or one VIP day pass. On September 26, the general public will get their first go at tickets with what's being termed as a "limited pre-sale" for them as well. That will begin at 5 p.m. PT.

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Die Antwoord Coming To The Cosmopolitan

Where: 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. S. [map], 89109
September 12, 2014 at 1:46 PM | by | Comments (7)

Quite possibly one of the strangest musical acts in pop culture since Ozzy ate a bat, Die Antwoord is difficult to describe. The facts are: They are South African, they are ghetto fabulous, and they are coming to the Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan September 28.

Since their explosion on to the scene in 2009, Die Antwoord (which translates into "the answer") has popularized the niche genre of "zef-rave rap." (Zef is named after the Ford Zephyr which became synonymous with the African working class and is considered derogatory slang.) The group makes themselves into a parody of over-the-top "commodity rap" braggadocio while still sending their message about how absolutely bizarre it is live and be raised in South Africa.

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Bellagio Fountains To Leap To The Sound Of Oontz

Where: 89109
September 11, 2014 at 12:57 PM | by | Comments (0)

From the alternate universe files: Bellagio will dive into The Strip's obsession with superstar DJs (albeit a few years late) with the debut of a new fountains production featuring an "exclusive three-song medley" by Tiësto.

The new show will premiere September 17 at 7 p.m. As a press alert details:

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First Sheryl Crow, Now Travis Tritt Is Coming To Downtown's Container Park

Where: 707 Fremont St. [map], 89101
August 28, 2014 at 9:42 PM | by | Comments (2)

Editor's Note: This event was cancelled.

The outdoor stage at Downtown's Container Park is usually home to local and regional talent. The first exception was earlier this year when Sheryl Crow held a concert there with proceeds going to charity. The next exception will be September 4 when award-winning country music star Travis Tritt follows in her footsteps.

Tritt is counted as part of the “Class of ‘89” which saw the music debuts of Tritt, Garth Brooks, Clint Black, Alan Jackson and Mary Chapin Carpenter. He marks his 25th anniversary in the industry this year.

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