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Music / Events / Entertainment / Las Vegas Country Saloon / Downtown / Downtown Vegas / Fremont Street / Fremont East / → All Tags
Music fans, we wonder how this will play out. A battle for the hearts, minds and wallets of concert-goers might be in the air. Ever heard of LVCS on Fremont Street? The Las Vegas Country Saloon is a music venue and bar opposite Heart Attack Grill and on the second floor in the same complex as Hennessey’s Tavern. We’ve been taking note of their booking schedule for a while and they’ve really stepped up their game. Big time.
Despite the country in their name, they schedule all kinds of acts. Hip-hop, hardcore punk, rockabilly. Some months back, we noticed a listing that 80s goth heroes, The Mission UK, were playing the venue. We thought it a misprint. In the U.K., the Mish can book 5,000 seat venues. LVCS? Bit smaller. We later discovered another 80s goth hero Peter Murphy was playing there on July 24. And, guitar destroyers Helmet set up on May 5. These are acts that can play House of Blues or Hard Rock, but are coming downtown. Check out their listings. For the committed music fan, there will be acts you’ll have heard of.
Openings / Music / Entertainment / VegasChatter Reviews / Bars / Drinking / Fremont / Fremont Street / Fremont East / Downtown / Downtown Vegas / Fremont Country Club / → All Tags
As a recent transplant to the wonderful city of Las Vegas, this writer immediately noticed the lack of live original music in this town. Sure, you can see the biggest acts in the world here. Muse, Celine, and the Biebs pack the arenas that the larger casinos offer. For the hundreds of midsize acts that crisscross the country in battered vans, though, there is virtually no place in Las Vegas to play. Yes, we have Hard Rock on the Strip, which is a first-class venue. And, Hard Rock Hotel has opened a great little venue in Vinyl, but has underutilized it by mostly booking local cover bands. And, back on the Strip, The Cosmopolitan has stepped up its game by booking several wonderful acts (The Postal Service, The XX, Of Monsters and Men) this spring.
All of that is supposed to change, however, with the opening of downtown's Fremont Country Club. Carlos "Big Daddy" Adley and his wife/muse, Ava, have spent quite some time designing and building a 1,000 capacity music venue/radio station/recording studio that is connected to a pool hall (Backstage Bar and Billiards) and located across the street from El Cortez in the amazing Fremont East part of town. This writer couldn’t have been more excited to attend the grand opening. On March 6, we got our chance and Louis Prima Jr. was scheduled as the opening night entertainment.
Openings / Twin Peaks / Boyz II Men / PIN UP / CeeLo Green / Loberace / Radio City Pizza / Fremont East / Fremont Country Club / Downtown / Downtown Vegas / Music / Entertainment / Shows / Rachel's Kitchen / Starbucks / Coffee / → All Tags
Thought your Vegas to-do list was all set? Maybe. Maybe not. There are eight new dining and show options to explore. Some on The Strip, some downtown. Some recommended. One decidedly not. Listed below are the venues and acts hoping for your consideration:
Open: Now (Full lunch/dinner service begins on March 6)
This chain restaurant has official put out the
breasts welcome mat. The first Vegas locale of Twin Peaks opened at 5 p.m. in Harmon Corner (next to Planet Hollywood) tonight. Head here for cold brews, rock climbing walls, and scantily clad LumberJills.
VegasChatter Reviews / CeeLo Green / Planet Hollywood / Shows / Entertainment / Music / Loberace / → All Tags
Yes, karaoke. Your favorite lumbering, mumbling, castrato, wanna-be muppet CeeLo Green has begun his Loberace show residency at Planet Hollywood, complete with balloon animals and a lip-syncing, drag queen, Boy George. Confused? You won't be, after this week's episode of Vegas Strip follies.
Before the proceedings began, a semi-comatose CeeLo devotee projectile vomited in row two. Destroying a poor woman’s handbag. And, creating a toxic shock for the first three rows. The Planet Hollywood staff handled the procedure with startling ineptness and lack of skill or grace. A portend. Consider this: A section of the front three rows of a premiere, Saturday night show, could be evacuated and seats could be immediately found for everyone inconvenienced. As media invites, who didn't have to pay for our ticket, we thought it sad for the paying customers.
The show wishes to invoke the associated luxury lifestyle and name of Liberace. Done right, a winking at old Vegas, uber-cool CeeLo would be great entertainment. But, this is simply pop cultural necrophilia. Liberace was a live musician. There are none on the Loberace stage. During one of his audience walkabouts, Cee professes to love the "shock" and "surprise" of those who inspired him. So, he features lip sync covers of their songs. That shocked and surprised us. Not exactly moving the ball forward.
Mandarin Bar is known for its fab views of The Strip, but for a while, it was also known for its swingin' jazz sessions. That, sadly, came to an end for a spell, but now we're happy to share that Mandarin Oriental is jazzing things back up again. And, not just in the bar.
Every Sunday, a live jazz duo can be found in MOzen Bistro during brunch ($58), from noon to 2:30 p.m. And, later in the evening, live jazz can also be enjoyed in Mandarin Bar from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. with no cover charge. Previously, live jazz was held on Wednesday nights, and only in the bar.
Scary Vegas / Goretorium / Eli Roth / Valentine's Day / Music / Entertainment / Lounges / → All Tags
Trust Goretorium to do something different for Valentine's Day. We recently puzzled over the lack of V Day theming at the year-round horror haunt. Other than the ability to get married by a vampire, or dressed as a zombie. You know, the usual stuff. But, we received word that they will be celebrating today with a couple of additions to the Goretorium experience.
Tonight will be the first night of a new, bi-monthly DJ event called Stereo Love. Held in the Baby Dolls Lounge, the bar with the million dollar view of the Vegas Strip, the twist is all the tune spinners will be female. And, out in force. For tonight's Valentine reveal, DJ Miss Joy, DJ Miyuki, DUWOPRose The Vinylist and DJ Crykit will kick off the series. You still have time to make plans. It runs from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. Tickets are $5 and free for locals. And, they will announce future dates in the series soon.
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As we first revealed earlier this week, LVH is bringing a rockin' new show to their theater that drops way more heavy metal thunder than you'll find at The Venetian's Rock of Ages. Raiding the Rock Vault includes songs from 1948 to 1989 played by a "super-group" of folks who actually lived the rock-god lifestyle. The show will roll out nightly at 9 p.m., except for Fridays, starting Saturday, March 9.
Events / Dean Martin / Ricci Martin / Suncoast / Music / Shows / Entertainment / → All Tags
Looking for a Rat Pack fix? We have a lead on a performer who was born into that storied world and is heading back to Vegas. While you can trek to the Rio for a Rat Pack tribute show, at the Suncoast Casino Showroom on March 16-17, Ricci Martin will present “An Evening of Dean Martin - Music & More," a singing tribute to his father, sharing stories and even taking questions from the audience.
Ricci Martin is the sixth of Dean Martin’s eight children and has been performing professionally since the mid-1970s. So he knows about that part. And, he wrote a well-received book about his father, so he's got the anecdote factor down, too.
Vegas Moves / Bally's / Paris Las Vegas / Taylor Hicks / Shows / Entertainment / Vegas Residencies / Music / → All Tags
He didn't make our list of hunkiest headliners (despite an unsubtle lobbying attempt by yours truly), but Taylor Hicks still has reason to brag. He's being
rescued promoted from Bally's to Paris Las Vegas.
Music / Events / Gold Coast / Sam's Town / Downtown Vegas / Punk Rock / Festivals / Bowling / Downtown / → All Tags
Punk Rock Bowling has become a staple of summers in Las Vegas and it returns late May in full force. Punk Rock Bowling is part bowling event for punk rockers and concerts for anyone. The bowling portion will take place at Sam's Town and the Gold Coast. Registration begins for returning bowlers on January 14 and continues through February 15. There is a waiting list available for new teams of bowlers.
The 15th annual edition of Punk Rock Bowling will take place May 25-27. This is Memorial Day Weekend so if you plan to attend expect slightly higher hotel rates unless you book well in advance.
Openings / Vegas Moves / Recycled Percussion / Music / Shows / Entertainment / The Quad / → All Tags
Despite trying to mindfreak us, Recycled Percussion really will head to The Quad as one of newly renamed, erm, resort's headliners. Rumors of the move have made headlines since November. While no official announcement has been made, The Quad sent out an email earlier today announcing presale tickets and also added the group to its website.
Best known from their almost winning run on America's Got Talent which showcased their unique 'junk' rock (basically, turning anything into an instrument), Recycled Percussion will make their Quad debut on January 26. Presale tix are available here (use code TRRP) now through January 11 at 10 p.m. PST. General public tickets will go on sale the next day, January 12. Seats will start at an eyebrow-raising $65.98.
Music / Events / Shows / Entertainment / Jeff Bridges / Santa Fe Station / Red Rock Station / → All Tags
It's not quite a residency. But, it is suitably almost inscrutable. For the first time, Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges will be singing and playing his music in Las Vegas this April. And, has chosen to go way off Strip, playing the Red Rock and Santa Fe Station.
We're kind of surprised a well-known star would navigate that far away from The Strip, but Bridges has always seemed to move to the beat of his own drum. The two gigs are in support of his first solo album, Jeff Bridges, released last year.