February, 2008

Buckethead delights crowd at secret performance in Las Vegas

February 10th, 2008

Buckethead, the lanky, white-masked, bucket-wearing virtuoso guitarist — who has performed with such artists as Les Claypool and Guns N’ Roses — used Rox Club (5285 Dean Martin Drive) as a warm-up venue for his current U.S. tour on Friday, Feb. 8.

Prior to starting his tour in Flagstaff, Ariz. on Saturday, the artist formerly known as Brian Carroll played to an invited crowd of about 140 people at the small, off-Strip rock club, taking the stage alone, surrounded only by his iPods, amplifiers and guitar pedals.

Despite a few technical glitches — including blowing the head of one of his amplifiers about three songs into the set — Buckethead ably rocked the enthusiastic crowd for about an hour. The audience included a number of Las Vegas musicians, journalists and diehard Buckethead fans.

We were on the scene to capture video and photos from the concert. Click here to check out the gallery from the show.