Trust Us: Slaughter, the Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Theater and more

Up all night: Strum, left, and Slaughter, back in the day.
Dana Mark


Slaughter Last month, the first multi-platinum-selling album released by a Las Vegas band, 1990’s Stick It to Ya, turned 25. Celebrate the local-music landmark by helping the quartet—featuring original members Mark Slaughter and Dana Strum—belt out the words to “Up All Night” and “Fly to the Angels.” You know you still know them. With Great White. February 7, 8:30 p.m., $16-$30, Eastside Cannery.

Bass Drum of Death This Mississippi garage-rock outfit sounds exactly the way you’d expect Mississippi garage rock to—gritty, reckless and destined to have the Beauty Bar faithful banging into one another by set’s end. With The Singles, Leather Lungs, Warblood. February 5, 9 p.m., $8-$10, Beauty Bar.

Doomtree’s All Hands “Welcome to the future; rap won’t save you,” Mike Mictlan warns in 2008’s “Game Over,” but Doomtree’s January 27 album, All Hands, proves otherwise. The Minneapolis hip-hop collective’s latest songs are anthemic, imposing and, as always, inspiring. Listen and be saved.


Frank Cullotta Book Signing If reading the jaw-dropping exploits of the infamous Hole in the Wall gang further piques your interest in Vegas’ underworld history, stop by La Casa Cigars and Martini Lounge and hear the tales from the crew leader himself, Frank Cullotta. February 6, 6:30 p.m., free entry, Tivoli Village.

Dam Short Film Festival Boulder City’s annual celebration of short films continues through Saturday, including Friday night’s popular showcase for local filmmakers. Through February 7, times vary, $9 per screening, Boulder Theatre, damshortfilm.org.


Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Theater Under the direction of Bernard Gaddis, former principal with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the multicultural and multi-age LVCDT presents a performance speaking to the African American diaspora. February 6, 7 p.m., & February 7, 1 p.m., free, West Las Vegas Library Theater.

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