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FAIL: Survivor doesn’t live up to its name in Las Vegas

August 21st, 2008

Get a good look at this Eye of the Tiger. It’s as much as you’re going to get, now that this weekend’s Survivor concert at the House of Blues Las Vegas has been canceled. Yep, if you were among those who purchased tickets to see ’80s hair rock band Survivor play their hits, um — did they have another hit besides “Eye of the Tiger?” — on Sunday, Aug. 24, go back to the box office and get your wastedhard-earned money back. Of course, if there were any ticket holders, I guess the HOB wouldn’t have canceled, huh?

That now makes four HOB August shows that have been canceled or rescheduled. Maybe our local blogging friend Mr. Davis was right — maybe rock is dead in Las Vegas!

The Outlook: Bands coming to Las Vegas in September

August 18th, 2008

bob dylan
Bob Dylan, or Adam Sandler in 20 years? You decide!

Hmm, let’s see: One classic folk legend, a few ‘90s holdovers, some groundbreaking hip-hop artists and two nights of overpriced Foo Fighters shows that will probably be worth it anyway – yep, this must be the live music coming to a few of the better Las Vegas casino venues next month:

Monday, Sept. 1
The Joint (Hard Rock Hotel): Bob Dylan at 8 p.m., $65 and up.

Thursday, Sept. 4
House of Blues (Mandalay Bay): Motorhead, Misfits, Airbourne, Valient Thorr and Year Long Disaster at 7 p.m., $32-40.

Friday, Sept. 5
The Joint (Hard Rock Hotel): Billy Bob Thornton and the Boxmasters at 8 p.m., $20.
Poolside, Hard Rock Hotel: Collective Soul at 7 p.m., $30.25 or free at
House of Blues (Mandalay Bay): Shinedown, Red and Jet Black Stare at 5:30 p.m., $19-25.

The Outlook: Bands coming to House of Blues Las Vegas in August

July 28th, 2008

Be kind, rewind.

Hell yeah, Mos Def is playing a late-night show at the House of Blues Las Vegas on Friday, Aug. 22! And he’s bringing Whosane and Anwar. That slice of hip-hop should be enough for you, but in case you’re curious who else will be performing at the Mandalay Bay’s concert hall in August, here you go:

Friday, Aug. 1: Cavalera Conspiracy with The Dillinger Escape Plan, Throwdown, Bury Your Dead, and
Incite at 5 p.m., $24-26. All ages.

Saturday, Aug. 2: Hot 97.5’s Get Silly Summer Takeover featuring V.I.C, Hot Styles, Mishon & Karina Pasian, 2 p.m., $19.75. All ages.

Tuesday, Aug. 5: Rehab with One Pin Short at 7:30 p.m., $10.75-12.75. All ages.

Wednesday, Aug. 6: Chris Cornell with Adelitas Way at 7:30 p.m., $39-55. 21-over.

Friday, Aug. 8: Nas with special guests Talib Kweli, Jay Electronica and DJ Green Lantern at 7:30 p.m., $37-55. 21-over.
On Sale

Friday, Aug. 15: Robin Thicke at 8 p.m., $35-42. 21-over.CANCELED

Saturday, Aug. 16: The Verizon VIP Tour Starring Bow Wow at 7:30 p.m., $32-35. All ages.RESCHEDULED (Nov. 3)

Friday, Aug. 22: An Evening with Tokio Hotel at 7 p.m., $22-25. All ages. Followed by Mos Def with Whosane and Anwar at midnight, $32-47. 21-over.

Saturday, Aug. 23: Extreme with Kings X at 7:30 p.m., $30-35. 21-over.

Sunday, Aug. 24: Survivor at 7:30 p.m., $25-$35. 21-over.CANCELED

Wednesday, Aug. 27: Charlie Zaa at 8 p.m., $30-32. 21-over.

Thursday, Aug. 28: Eddy Grant at 7:30 p.m., $20-22. 21-over.CANCELED

Friday, Aug. 29: Ramon Ayala with Sueno Norteno at 9 p.m., $40-55. 21-over.

Saturday, Aug. 30: Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers with
Mother Truckers at 7 p.m., $25. 21-over. Followed by Ice Cube at midnight, $30-40. 21-over.

Sunday, Aug. 31: Toad the Wet Sprocket at 8 p.m., $30-35. 21-over.

Bands coming to House of Blues Las Vegas in July

June 23rd, 2008

Bullet for my Valentine
Bullet for My Valentine performs with Bleeding Through and Cancer Bats on July 26.

Whether your preferred mode of dancing is skanking, pogoing or moshing, the House of Blues inside Mandalay Bay has something for you in the coming month. Check out these choice selections:

  • Thursday, July 3: Rancid, The Aquabats and Urchin, 5:30 p.m., $20.
  • Thursday, July 10: Rooney, Locksley and The Bridges, 6 p.m., $14.
  • Thursday, July 17: Mastodon, Machine Head and Black Tide, 6 p.m., $22.
  • Wednesday, July 23: Scary Kids Scaring Kids, Finch, Foxy Shazam and Tickle Me Pink, 5 p.m., $15.
  • Thursday, July 24: Less Than Jake, Goldfinger, Big D and the Kids Table and Suburban Legends, 6 p.m., $20.
  • Friday, July 25: Alkaline Trio, American Steel and The Fashion, 6 p.m., $14.50.
  • Saturday, July 26: Bullet for My Valentine, Bleeding Through and Cancer Bats, 6 p.m., $23.
  • Thursday, July 31: Kottonmouth Kings, Tech 9, hed PE, Sen Dog and Xclan, 4:45 p.m., $32.50.

Peter Murphy wants your ticket sales … or blood, whatever

June 3rd, 2008

peter murphy
We’re not saying Peter Murphy is a vampire, but he does keep coming back from the dead.

It must be Tuesday again, because the House of Blues just let us know what tickets are going two-for-one in its weekly “2-for-Tu” promotion. And we’re pretty sure no matter what kind of alternative music lover you are, there’s something good and cheap for you in the next week or two at House of Blues Las Vegas (inside the Mandalay Bay).

Fans of cartoon metal (not to be confused with cartoonish metal such as KISS) might want to pick up tickets for Dethklok on Friday, June 7, only $23 for two. And those of you wandering around in black trench coats in the middle of a Las Vegas summer will undoubtedly find two-for-$22 Peter Murphy tickets for Saturday, June 8 appealing. Last up on this week’s “2-for-Tu” list is Sevendust, growling its way into your hearts for about the same price on Thursday, June 12.

As always, these specially-priced tickets are available only via, and only until 10 p.m. Tuesday night. Enjoy, kiddies.

Metal up yours at House of Blues

May 27th, 2008

Hatebreed totally aced metal shop.

If there’s metal in your blood – and we don’t mean the usual iron and whatnot – then you might be interested in the House of Blues Las Vegas‘ “2 for Tu” offers today, whereupon you can score two-for-one tickets to upcoming HOB shows, but only until 10 p.m. tonight.

Today’s selections include Saturday night’s Jagermeister Music Tour, featuring Hatebreed, Type O Negative and 3 Inches of Blood, only $22 for two head-banging tickets. Also up for grabs is the June 4 Nonpoint/Exies/Deepfield/Under the Flood show, practically a steal at $16 for two. These are internet-only specials, so head to – not the box office.

Other shows of note coming up soon at the HOB worth checking out: Dethklok, Metalocalypse and Chimaira on June 7, Peter Murphy on June 8, Rancid on July 3, and just announced today, Mastodon, Machine Head and Black Tide on July 17.

Get your Revenge half-price at House of Blues this Friday

May 6th, 2008

She Wants Revenge
No, I’ve never seen Justin or Adam smile, either.

Guess what today is? OK, yes, I guess it is the day you’re nursing a wicked hangover from far too much tequila consumption on Cinco de Mayo. But it’s also Tuesday, which means the House of Blues is offering two-for-one tickets over at starting at 10 a.m. Sadly, these tickets are typically offered at half-price because the shows haven’t been selling particularly well. And sadly, one of those shows is Friday night’s Nylon Music Tour featuring She Wants Revenge, Be Your Own Pet, The Virgins and Switches at House of Blues Las Vegas inside the Mandalay Bay.

That’s a hell of a line-up. Seriously. We’ve seen She Wants Revenge three times, and have never been disappointed. The group’s last album, This Is Forever, is seriously good. Go get it. Now. Be Your Own Pet is a crazy punk band from Nashville barely out of their teens led by a super-adorable chick who sings about zombies and food fights. How can you miss that? And both The Virgins and Switches should be rad. Yes, rad.

Today only, between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m., you can get two tickets for $22. Come on, $11 bucks a pop? How can you pass that up? You can’t. Last time we bought “Tu-for-2” tickets, it was for Lupe Fiasco. And guess what? That show was sold out, packed to the rafters. Don’t make the same mistake.

Lyrics Born postpones Vegas concert

May 2nd, 2008

Lyrics Born
May 2: The day the lyrics died. Or canceled. Or postponed. Whatever.

A few days ago we mentioned underground hip-hop legend Lyrics Born as one of the “2-for-Tu” shows worth checking out at the House of Blues Las Vegas this week. Well, for those of you who would have actually wanted to see and hear his late-night performance tonight, you’re out of luck — the show has been postponed indefinitely. Both Lyrics Born’s management and record label, Epitaph, were contacted but have not replied as of this posting.

What’s up with the House of Blues and show cancellations anyway?

Good deals for all types of music lovers at House of Blues this week

April 29th, 2008

the breeders

If you’re a member at, then you already know this, and if you’re not, then now’s your chance to sign up and get in on the deals: Tickets to three concerts at House of Blues Las Vegas (inside the Mandalay Bay) are going two-for-one today at 10 a.m. as part of’s weekly “2-for-Tu” promotion.

First up is The Breeders, featuring one of the elder stateswomen of indie rock, Kim “yes, from the Pixies” Deal. If you haven’t ever seen this group best known for its 1993 alternative radio hit, “Cannonball,” then you can quickly grab some indie cred by doing so, though first you may want to pick up its newest album, Mountain Battles. Tickets for the May 2 show are two for $20 — so yes, $10 a piece. That’s Huntridge Theatre prices!

For you classic rock nuts out there, the original lineup of Asia is back in action, and you can get into the “Heat of the Moment” on May 3 with a pal for $35 — yep, $17.50 a pop to witness the 25th anniversary tour of this legendary super group. (more…)

Hank III: Just kiddin’

April 18th, 2008

Hank 3
Hank III is going straight to hell. And taking you with him. Whenever he actually tours again. (Photo courtesy

Careful readers may have caught in our preview of the House of Blues Las Vegas’ upcoming offerings, we mentioned Hank III & Assjack was coming later this spring to countrify your punk asses (specifically, May). Well, looks like as quickly as that was announced, it was unannounced: That concert, as well as any other May tour dates for the raucous son of Hank Williams, Jr. have been postponed.

Why? We’re not sure. We asked Hank III’s booking agent about it, and he just sent us the same notice posted on Hank III’s official website: “All dates that have been released by various web sites for May have been postponed. If you recently purchased tickets, consult the location where you did so for information regarding their policy. Many outlets and venues may honor those tickets when the next tour does kick off – which we hope to be very soon.”

Hold on to your hats, we guess, for more information.