Nevada, Meet Uber

Nevada, Meet Uber Here’s what you need to know about the car-sharing service, which launched statewide this morning

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Band Preview: Tycho

Sacramento post-rocker Scott Hansen, who records under the name Tycho, doesn’t consider himself an ambient musician—at least not anymore. Sure, his just-released fourth album, Awake, shares qualities with music that could be deemed ambient—for instance, stretches of introspective, synth-driven textures that evoke lonely desert highways. Read More

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Six Artists Not To Miss

You’ve already determined which mega headliners you must see under the Life Is Beautiful lights. You’ve also mapped out an early-afternoon plan to check out your local favorites. That leaves you with the meat of the festival—all those about-to-break newbies and dedicated career musicians. Read More



You try to be Omnia to everyone. The wrapper isn’t even off the Omnia-nee-Pure at Caesars Palace, but Hakkasan Group is already pushing westward. Coming this spring, Hak is overhauling its just-acquired Stingaree club in the Gaslamp as another Omnia. Stingaree’s last night of operation is November 2, and the second Omnia will Read More

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Oppressed Revolutionary Showdown: Pussy Riot vs. Kanye West

Two of Life Is Beautiful’s marquee names are known for far more than their music. Kanye West has called himself “the next Nelson Mandela” and says he is “on a track to do something even bigger” than the legendary civil rights leader. Meanwhile, Pussy Riot, who will appear at LIB as part of the Learning Series, has always used their music to support their political message. Read More