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From brooding country to sunny psychedelia, dancey R&B to matte-black punk, local artists that will make you sit up and listen.

The next wave of Vegas music: 10 acts to hear this year

January 22nd, 2015

From brooding country to sunny psychedelia, dancey R&B to matte-black punk, local artists that will make you sit up and listen.

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  • Catherine Borg's Scouted aims to present a more dimensional view of Las Vegas.

    Catherine Borg's Scouted aims to present a more dimensional view of Las Vegas.

  • Just to be sure, sleep with one eye open

    Just to be sure, sleep with one eye open

  • Questions abound as nightlife’s trade season continues.

    Questions abound as nightlife’s trade season continues.

  • You know you’ve been dying for some homemade, organic sex butter, don’t be shy ...

    You know you’ve been dying for some homemade, organic sex butter, don’t be shy ...

  • Is Mariah on top, or did Elvis or Celine churn out more No. 1 hits?

    Is Mariah on top, or did Elvis or Celine churn out more No. 1 hits?

  • “I guess, because I was winning, they let a lot of it slide, and there haven’t been complaints so far, as far as I know.”

    “I guess, because I was winning, they let a lot of it slide, and there haven’t been complaints so far, as far as I know.”

  • Will the Mob Museum start to expand its reach beyond Las Vegas?

    Will the Mob Museum start to expand its reach beyond Las Vegas?

  • Not all great ideas see the light of day.

    Not all great ideas see the light of day.

  • Also, Sweater Beats at Beauty Bar.
  • The beat-slinger takes the booth at Marquee this weekend.

    The beat-slinger takes the booth at Marquee this weekend.

  • The upcoming Caesars club released its roster today. Plus, underground sound party After celebrates its first anniversary early next month.

    The upcoming Caesars club released its roster today. Plus, underground sound party After celebrates its first anniversary early next month.

  • The crew hosts a disco-themed Funk Winter party this weekend. Get the deets here!

    The crew hosts a disco-themed Funk Winter party this weekend. Get the deets here!

  • The King or Costello? You don't have to choose at the Bunkhouse this weekend.

    The King or Costello? You don't have to choose at the Bunkhouse this weekend.

  • Fresh off Guster Day in Boston, the band visits the House of Blues with Kishi Bashi on January 22.

    Fresh off Guster Day in Boston, the band visits the House of Blues with Kishi Bashi on January 22.

  • The immersive exhibition at Brett Wesley modulates light and space before the eyes.

    The immersive exhibition at Brett Wesley modulates light and space before the eyes.

  • And with a sly sense of humor even in its darkest moments, the show isn't all horror.

    And with a sly sense of humor even in its darkest moments, the show isn't all horror.

  • A Serial nod, reused material and a Vegas tribute. But did he dance?!

    A Serial nod, reused material and a Vegas tribute. But did he dance?!

  • “English is becoming a universal language such as humans have never known before,” Mizumura argues in The Fall of Language in the Age of English.

    “English is becoming a universal language such as humans have never known before,” Mizumura argues in The Fall of Language in the Age of English.

  • The local record label celebrates with a two-day weekend showcase at the Double Down.

    The local record label celebrates with a two-day weekend showcase at the Double Down.

  • It’s a wonder they didn’t call it My Husband’s Completely Gay and He Won’t Shut Up About It.

    It’s a wonder they didn’t call it My Husband’s Completely Gay and He Won’t Shut Up About It.

  • Like every Sleater-Kinney album, No Cities to Love sounds like nothing else that came before it in the band’s catalog.

    Like every Sleater-Kinney album, No Cities to Love sounds like nothing else that came before it in the band’s catalog.

  • The album sounds massive from a recording standpoint, with layer upon layer of sounds and styles piled within each song in a way that would make Queen jealous, yet never feels like overkill.

    The album sounds massive from a recording standpoint, with layer upon layer of sounds and styles piled within each song in a way that would make Queen jealous, yet never feels like overkill.

  • It’s all so good that you likely won’t fixate on how removed it sounds from the calculated, baroque and wistful Belle and Sebastian of old.

    It’s all so good that you likely won’t fixate on how removed it sounds from the calculated, baroque and wistful Belle and Sebastian of old.

  • Bingham is a world-weary journeyman, playing roots music that’s equally comforting and fragile.

    Bingham is a world-weary journeyman, playing roots music that’s equally comforting and fragile.

  • Also, Bounty Hunter Brothers and Jack and the B-Fish perform to support new records.

    Also, Bounty Hunter Brothers and Jack and the B-Fish perform to support new records.

  • Backstage Bar & Billiards hosted a country-punk jam on January 15.

    Backstage Bar & Billiards hosted a country-punk jam on January 15.

  • You will start going creatively crazy very soon, Libra.

    You will start going creatively crazy very soon, Libra.

  • If you're looking for a movie so bad that it's funny, this is your Boy.

    If you're looking for a movie so bad that it's funny, this is your Boy.

  • Despite Jennifer Anniston's notable performance, this listless indie drama goes nowhere.

    Despite Jennifer Anniston's notable performance, this listless indie drama goes nowhere.

  • He's TV's latest misanthropic jerk who solves mildly interesting cases.

    He's TV's latest misanthropic jerk who solves mildly interesting cases.

  • His crowdfunded remake of a cult vampire movie confounds.

    His crowdfunded remake of a cult vampire movie confounds.

  • There’s something special about the food you grew up with.

    There’s something special about the food you grew up with.

  • We didn’t know deep-fried scallops were a thing, but we're glad they are.

    We didn’t know deep-fried scallops were a thing, but we're glad they are.

  • Uncommonly big flavors help Tom's Urban stand out in the crowd.

    Uncommonly big flavors help Tom's Urban stand out in the crowd.