The Bacon Brothers at Rocks Lounge
Just like Billy Bob Thornton & The Boxmasters—playing the same Red Rock Casino Resort venue this month—The Bacon Brothers are a band with a long history and solid catalog, rejecting the celebrity side-gig label. Movie star Kevin and composer Michael have recorded eight albums, including last year’s eponymous collection, and they have enough new songs right now, including new single “Play,” to put together a ninth.
“We haven’t worked them up live and that’s what we’re doing now,” says Michael, who focuses on film scores when he’s not touring with little bro and the band or teaching and lecturing. “There are a lot of unknowns, but it’s an exciting place to be because we’re really happy with the writing. We live and die on the writing.”
Both Bacons have been writing songs since they were kids, bolstered by parents who provided “a really rich cultural background,” Michael says.
“I can’t really figure out when or why a song comes or where it comes from, but I do know that every time I finish a song, I think that’s the last song I’m ever going to write,” says Kevin, currently starring in Showtime’s City on a Hill. “But when we write, we really want to play them out and figure out arrangements and record them. That’s what keeps us going.” August 3, 8 p.m., $43-$63. –Brock Radke.
G-Eazy at KAOS
Gerald Earl Gillum, aka G-Eazy, has been all over the news recently. The rapper dropped a three-song B-sides collection in June, then went to bat for fellow MC A$AP Rocky, who’s currently imprisoned in Sweden. Will he make headlines at KAOS on Saturday? August 3, $20-$30, 10:30 p.m. –Leslie Ventura
Sin City Opera 10th Anniversary at Summerlin Library
Themed Women in Opera with excerpts from The Marriage of Figaro, The Breasts of Tiresias and Cunning Little Vixen, Kate St-Pierre directs, with opera camp students and the Voices of Women library series. August 3, 7:30 p.m., free. –C. Moon Reed
Hiking and Yoga at Red Rock Canyon
Enjoy the great outdoors with a Calico Basin outing—hiking and yoga followed by a picnic. The event is organized by Geo Fit, a wellness company that aims to promote a healthy lifestyle through social activities. August 3, $5, 10 a.m., geofit.us. –Genevie Durano
Buddy Guy at House of Blues
How many living bluesmen have direct connections to Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf and Sonny Boy Williamson? Catch a legend—who turned 83 on July 30—while you still can. With Tom Hambridge. August 3, 7:30 p.m., $50-$100. –Spencer Patterson
The Dirty Hooks at Bunkhouse Saloon
After touring with Stone Temple Pilots, Bush and The Cult last year, the Vegas blues-rock trio has kept a relatively low profile in 2019. In other words, don’t sleep on this rare hometown gig. With Two Man Riot, Black Monarch. August 3, 9 p.m., $7. –Spencer Patterson
Rattlesnakes at Majestic Repertory Theatre
Do you dare watch this pulp thriller? Recently made into a feature film, the story follows three jealous husbands who seek revenge on gigolo Robert McQueen. But is he sleeping with their wives? And will violence prompt a true confession? Joe Hammond of HootieCat Fine Plays produces this Tarantino-esque play written by British playwright Graham Farrow. August 3-18, days & times vary, $25. –C. Moon Reed
"Weird Al" Yankovic at Reynolds Hall
Somewhere between “Another One Rides the Bus” and “First World Problems,” this accordion-slinging comic genius became a national treasure—and to see him in front of a band, backup singers and full orchestra in a grand concert hall doesn’t seem like overkill. The Smith Center “dares to be stupid.” August 7, 8 p.m., $43-$63. –Brock Radke
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