SEA LIFE Two years after releasing third full-length Famous Monsters, Vegas rock band The Psyatics are set to officially drop album No. 4 Saturday, March 31 at the Double Down Saloon. On Much Worse Things Happen at Sea, the trio—bassist/vocalist Rob Bell, guitarist Jack Ball and drummer Mark Bäertschi—continues perfecting its wild and genre-defying sound, doubling down on a myriad of influences to deliver something loud, funky and ferocious.
Garage, surf, rockabilly, no-wave, psych, blues—it’s all present on these 13 tracks. Moments of raw power surge in and out, while discordant punk basslines and jazzy saxophone riffs leap over one another as if competing for the same space. The result is smart, brash and energetic—the culmination of six fearless years rocking and rolling in the Nevada desert. thepsyatics.bandcamp.com
NO MERCY Mercy Music has paired with infamous art collective Indecline on the music video for latest single “Song For.” The campy, gory and very NSFW video opens with the three-piece playing Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” to a bored audience at a wedding before the devilish “Chester” makes an appearance, turning the wedding into a demonic, blood-and-guts soaked spectacle (which includes a vignette of Donald Trump getting, er, defaced). Watch it on the band’s YouTube page, Mercymusicforyou.
HELP ON THE WAY You know him as the friendly doorman as the Bunkhouse Saloon, and there’s no doubt Douglas Seitsinger—musician, photographer, poet—is also a well-loved mainstay in Las Vegas’ tight-knit music scene. Seitsinger suffered a heart attack on March 4 and was treated at University Medical Center. A GoFundMe campaign (gofundme.com/g-douglas-seitsinger-needs-us) has been set up to assist Seitsinger with his medical bills and to supplement his income while he recovers, surpassing the goal of $5,000 in under a week. A donation-based benefit show will be held at the Bunkhouse on Friday, March 16, featuring local artists The Rhyolite Sound, Indigo Kidd, Blair and Chani and Brendan Scholz. “Not to quote an old Styx song title, but I am,” Seitsinger wrote in an update on his GoFundMe page. “‘Quick Is the Beat of My Heart’ for you all.”
THE LAST PANCAKE Local rock outfit We Are Pancakes played its final show during Neon Reverb over the weekend at the Bunkhouse. After three years of performing, the members will “be pursuing other ventures and projects,” according to a post on the band’s Facebook page.
ALSO The Quacks, the Vegas garage-rock band led by Shelley Moth and Linsey Dinner, will release debut album Get Addicted! on March 31, with a free show to celebrate at Starboard Tack. … Sonia Seelinger, aka Sonia Barcelona, released a new video for her Warpaint-inspired single “Whatever,” at the end of February. Watch it on her YouTube channel or listen at soniabarcelona.bandcamp.com.