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Neon Reverb Friday: Leslie's journal

March 12th, 2011

The Vibrant Sound gets it on

  • The Beat, the Bunkhouse and a childlike finale

  • Enthusiasm and technical difficulties mark the short film fest.

  • Local band Imagine Dragons had a little public band practice to start off their year.

  • Don't worry. The bassist is still tweeting, and the band plans to reschedule its London dates.

  • The outdoor Sevendust concert has been canceled due to a band emergency.

  • Nobody likes a bunch of pissed off musicians simply walking off stage.

  • It wasn’t a lack of swagger that failed to draw a sizable crowd for N*E*R*D at the Joint on Saturday night.

  • It makes perfect sense for a video game set in post-apocalyptic Las Vegas to celebrate its release with the help of indie darlings.

  • To be part of this experience defies description; suffice it to say nothing like this is ever likely to happen in our lifetime again.

  • That’s a wrap: A surreal night at Beauty Bar

  • Julie checks out the Beat, Las Vegas County Saloon, the Aruba and Boomers.

  • Sharing the stage for a production with live camels from a nativity scene? All in a (holi)day's work for a showgirl.

  • Weekly film critics pick their 10 favorite movies of the year.

  • Weekly music critics pick their favorite live shows of the year.

  • Weekly's art critic picks her five favorite shows of the year.

  • Weekly's book critic picks his favorite reads of the year.

  • From Electric Daisy Carnival to Kinky Boots, the last 365 days in Vegas A&E.

  • Weekly's theater critic picks his favorite shows of the year.

  • Weekly's film editor Josh Bell picks his favorite TV shows of the year.

  • Plus: Robin Williams, finding Vivian Maier and thirty years after Purple Rain.

  • Half of the long-running and market-topping KXMB 94.1 “The Mix” morning radio team has announced a departure. Mark DiCiero, who teamed with Mercedes Martinez for 18 years ...

  • Ryan North has been thinking about King Midas for a while.

  • Plus new material from Love Vendetta and a SquidHat Records showcase

  • Time to start a few new traditions that don't involve Bing Crosby or Andy Williams.

  • Las Vegas’ nerd-out capital, the Sci Fi Center, has done it again.

  • Hakkasan Group initiated a major shakeup of the Strip’s nightlife business today with plans to acquire another prominent nightlife company, The Light Group, for $36 million. Morgans Hotel Group ...

  • All I wanted for Christmas were some new Imagine Dragons tracks, which didn’t seem unreasonable.

  • Extreme Thing attracted the high school and early-20s sets, who have taken to Facebook demanding answers.

  • Also: Bass Drum of Death at Beauty Bar, Zola Jesus and The Growlers at Bunkhouse.

  • Everyone knows about 2014's Zeppelin, Dylan and Springsteen sets. Here are three others you might have missed.