Punk Rock Bowling has just announced a string of nighttime Downtown club shows to complement its three-day outdoor festival. Among them, highlights include the first-ever Vegas appearance of NYC punk pioneers Television (May 26, Bunkhouse, $25), Philadelphia-based melodicists The Menzingers (May 27, Bunkhouse, $20) and Gotham rawkers The Casualties (May 27, Fremont Country Club, $20). All shows go on sale Saturday, March 11 at 1 p.m. For more shows and info, visit here.
Indefatigable Philly soul-pop duo Hall & Oates return to Las Vegas on July 21, this time co-headlining with English alt-pop stalwarts Tears For Fears (and fellow blue-eyed soulster Allen Stone also in tow), to play T-Mobile Arena for the first time. Tickets range from $40 to $150 and go on sale noon Friday, March 10 at axs.com.
Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals will play Las Vegas for the first time in nearly six years when he hits the Brooklyn Bowl stage on May 25. Tickets range from $45 to $75 and go on sale 10 a.m Friday at ticketfly.com.
Other new Brooklyn Bowl shows going on sale Friday at Ticketfly: Prince’s former band The Revolution (June 21, $30-$60), Electro-rockers Phantogram (April 19, $30-$50) and soul/groove crews Orgone and Monophonics (April 23, $15-$22.50).
Japanese punk-pop act Shonen Knife have honored us with a song called “Las Vegas,” and it ought to play it during its just-announced May 25 Beauty Bar show. Tickets are $15 at ticketbat.com.
The Bunkhouse is set to host a couple of 1990s indie rock heavyweights: former Sunny Day Real Estate frontman Jeremy Enigk (March 28, $12) and ex-Pedro the Lion singer/songwriter David Bazan (April 9, $10). Both shows are on sale at Ticketfly.
Speaking of the 1990s, punk favorites Rancid and Dropkick Murphys (along with openers The Selecter and Kevin Seconds of Reno punk-icon act 7 Seconds) will play August 25 at Downtown Las Vegas Events Center. Tickets are $35 and go on sale midnight Friday at ticketmaster.com.
Another co-headlining—and distinctly Southern-flavored—show, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and St. Paul and the Broken Bones, lands August 26 at the Chelsea inside the Cosmopolitan. Tickets range from $35 to $55 and go on sale 10 a.m. Friday at Ticketmaster.
For Spanish-language music fans: Veteran Argentinian rock trio Enanitos Verdes will perform May 18 at House of Blues. Tickets are $35 and go on sale 10 a.m. Friday at concerts.livenation.com. And Spanish singer/actor Miguel Bosé is slated to perform at the Pearl inside the Palms on September 15. Tickets range from $69 to $179 and go on sale 10 a.m. Friday at Ticketmaster.
And reggae-fusion acts Dirty Heads and SOJA take to the stage at Mandalay Bay Beach on July 15. Tickets range from $45 to $85 and go on sale 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 14 at Ticketmaster.