Tag Archives: Hard Rock

Contest: Win Tickets To See @WidespreadPanic in #Vegas

5 Jun

Ain’t life grand?! Widespread Panic is returning to Vegas and performing at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino July 2-4!  Even better, if you’re reading this you have a chance to WIN two tickets to see Panic perform July 2 with Greensky Bluegrass! All you have to do is leave a comment below and tell me your favorite Widespread Panic song or memory and I’ll pick one lucky winner!  The contest is open until the first day of summer, June 21!

Regardless if you win or not you should plan on heading to these shows as it’s going to be quite a three night run as Panic also welcome Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe on July 3 and Dirty Dozen Brass Band on Independence Day! Click HERE to purchase tickets.

 

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Five For Friday: Prince, Lollapalooza, Neon Reverb, American Eagle x Wild Cub and more

22 Mar

TGIF, March Madness edition only because MUSE’s “Madness” is the official song for the NCAA coverage of the basketball pandemonium.

  1. Did you see that Prince is going on tour?  Dropped in the evening a couple nights ago, dates appeared and if you live in Las Vegas, get set for four show opportunities (early and late show each night) April 26-27 at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel.
  2. The Chicago Tribune leaked out a handful of acts/headliners for Lollapalooza this summer which includes Mumford & Sons, The Killers, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, The Postal Service and The National.
  3. Neon Reverb is going on this weekend in Las Vegas!  Make sure to check out the schedule and head to Beauty Bar and The Bunkhouse for some awesome music.
  4. Shout out to American Eagle for using Wild Cub’s “Thunder Clatter” in their new video.  Those fellas are about to blow up!  Stoked for that to happen.
  5. Excited for Record Store Day?  You should be.  Check out all these releases that are coming on 4/20.

 

 

Five For Friday: Gold Fields, A Slient Film, Royal Teeth, SXSW, O.A.R., Allen Stone, Andrew McMahon and more

8 Mar

Back with a Five For Friday that you should really pay attention to.

  1. If you are in Las Vegas tonight there is a rocking show set to take place at the Hard Rock Cafe on The Strip.  Gold Fields, A Silent Film and Royal Teeth share the billing.  Local band, American Cream opens the show at 8:30 p.m.  If you want to hear some of the rising bands in music today, I highly encourage you to check this show out.
  2. Speaking of shows, there are a ton of SXSW artists rolling through town on their way to Austin.  Beauty Bar has a solid lineup which includes David Wax Museum on Saturday evening.  Also downtown tomorrow night is the Vegas Streats two-year anniversary party.  Going to be a fun one!
  3. O.A.R. dropped dates on their upcoming summer tour which includes a powerful set of opening acts in Allen Stone and Andrew McMahon (Jack’s Mannequin and Something Corporate).
  4. Hangout Music Festival quietly added their third headliner, Stevie Wonder
  5. Mark your calendars for Sunday, April 7 as the next Life Is Beautiful Downtown Las Vegas Music Showcase takes place at Commonwealth.

Revisted: (Photos) Rival Sons and Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown – 2.23.13 Las Vegas

24 Feb

Last night was one of those nights of live music you wish you could experience on a nightly basis. If you happened to be one of the roughly 500 people inside Vinyl at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, you were treated to an evening of real rock and roll. Beware of Darkness, Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, great to see these two perform again and wow some new fans. Rival Sons, seriously brought it last night, 10 minutes shy of two straight hours. A tip of the hat gentlemen on a great show! My review of Rival Sons will be in the next issue of Vegas SEVEN but until then, check out these photos from my friend, Erik Kabik.

 

Five For Friday: Rival Sons, Bonnaroo, Firefly, Elvis Costello and The Roots, #DTLVMS and more

22 Feb

Another weekend and another Five For Friday.

  1. This Saturday at Vinyl inside the Hard Rock Hotel, Rival Sons, take the stage but add in Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown and Beware of Darkness and you’ve got a ridiculous night of music for $12.
  2. Bucket List For Music Fans – check THIS out.
  3. If you missed them earlier this week, check out the initial lineups for Bonnaroo and Firefly (they just added Jim James)
  4. Elvis Costello and The Roots to drop an album on April 20, Record Store Day.  Thanks Jimmy Fallon for making this happen!
  5. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 6 and join me at Downtown Cocktail Room for a great night of music and the second installment of the Life Is Beautiful – Downtown Las Vegas Music Showcase!  Show starts at 7 p.m.

Revisited: Street Drum Corps at Vinyl Las Vegas

27 Jan

Last night I had the chance to check out Street Drum Corps inside Vinyl at the Hard Rock Hotel.  If you don’t know, Street Drum Corps is a high energy, drum and percussion show from Los Angeles. Last night they had some special guests including Tommy Lee of Motley Crue, Stephen Perkins of Janes Addiction and Adrian Young of No Doubt.

Photo credit courtesy of © Erik Kabik/ erikkabik.com.

 

My Review of Paper Route in Vegas SEVEN

2 Nov

For the last year at least I had heard my buddy talk and talk about Paper Route and how they are his favorite band so when they came to town, I figured it was only right I check out the show. I’m sure glad I did and can’t wait to see them again. Here’s my review which appears in the November 1 issue of Vegas SEVEN.

My inerview with Jimmy Cliff as it appears in Vegas SEVEN (6 14 12 Issue)

14 Jun

Next week Jimmy Cliff will take the stage and perform poolside at the Hard Rock Hotel here in Las Vegas. A few weeks ago I had the honor of speaking to him for a feature in Vegas SEVEN to preview the show. Before you read the below I have to tell you, not only is Jimmy Cliff an amazing musician but personally I believe he is an even better human being. He has such a beautiful outlook on life and is someone who we can all learn something from. Without further adieu, my interview with Jimmy Cliff. Hope to see everyone out at the pool next week.

Revisited: Last Weekend In Words and Photos

10 Oct

It was another music filled weekend in Las Vegas and I had the chance to catch shows at three of my favorite venues in town.  First up was Young The Giant at The Joint where the Cali kids rocked it and sounded fantastic during their 40 minute set.  Opening for Incubus put them in front of a great crowd and I’d say garnered them a heap of new fans.

Next up was ditching Incubus to race up the road to The Cosmopolitan to catch the Smashing Pumpkins, a band I had never seen live until Saturday night.  They sounded good but it was all new material so not hearing the hits I had grown up listening to was a disappointment but good friends and hanging out made the evening complete.

However last night was the highlight of my weekend as I ventured over the Pearl at Palms to catch the main man, Lupe Fiasco.  The Chicago MC tore through his catalog of hits including: “Words Out Of My Head,” “Show Goes On,” “All Black Everything,” “I Gotcha,” “Kick, Push,” “Go Go Gadget Flow,” “Superstar,” “Daydreammin’, “Hip-Hop Saved My Life” and a whole lot more.  The only disappointment on my end was not hearing “Paris, Tokyo,” my favorite Lupe jam.  Also Ashanti Floyd, his violinist was off the hook and really left his mark not just on me but the entire crowd.

First two Young The Giant photos by Scott Harrison of Retna,  Smashing Pumpkins photos by Erik Kabik of Retna (@Erik_Kabik on Twitter).

TONIGHT: Furthur at The Joint

4 Oct

Awww yeah, looking forward to an exciting night ahead as Furthur rolls into town for what will be a fun filled evening of music at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel. After jamming Red Rocks in Colorado for three nights last week, we shall soon see what the fellas have up their sleeves for tonight’s shindig. It has been a little over a year since Furthur last graced the stage at The Joint and if it’s anything like that show, tonight should be another special one.  Curtain goes up at 8 p.m.