Downtown Las Vegas

"Nobody judges you; you don’t have to dress up in a collared shirt. You just come and listen to music and dance."

Downtown's indie dance scene flourishes with new venues and fresh energy

August 25th, 2016

"Nobody judges you; you don’t have to dress up in a collared shirt. You just come and listen to music and dance."

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    Ghouls and goblins get the green light on Fremont East.

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    “We anticipate the lounge becoming a meeting spot, not just for our target demographic but to the population of Downtown in general.”

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    Converting that pivotal first block into a walkable streetscape could help the rest of the Downtown drag grow.

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    Find new sandwiches, toasts and other tempting dishes at Downtown's hippest restaurants.

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    Songs like “Fight the Power” and “911 Is a Joke” still echo loudly in today’s hot political climate.

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    “We want peace, we want justice, we want community. We can’t fight the police and then expect them to protect us.”

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    Some perspective to keep the Downtown glass half-full after news of The Beat Coffeehouse's impending closure.

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    As the building's owners prepare to swap in an imported eatery, the coffeehouse's impending closure warrants a reminder of its influence.

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    Wondering what's the deal with that big building at 8th and Fremont? There's a bar in there.

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    She's performed with Wayne Newton and Jersey Boys.

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    Also, Emergency Arts will be reduced to make way for chain Eureka!

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    "I don’t think anybody else offers the Twinkies like this. What are they going to do with all these people?"

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    Free shows—and even cheaper drinks—have begun at the Downtown dive.

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    “We didn’t ask artists to present their works, but to present themselves."

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