The fountain of youth burst open May 6 at the Bunkhouse Saloon when the Voodoo Glow Skulls took the stage. After a very aggressive, pleasantly violent start full of moshing and all-in-good-fun heavy pushing, the rowdy crowd was given a break to skank (ska dance style) with “Left for Dead.” As the show carried on, I felt not a day past 15. The fountain’s waters were rejuvenating. Classics such as “Charlie Brown,” “El Coo Cooi,” and “Love Letter” made the set list a fan-pleaser. Closing out the performance, they played with the same ferocity and intensity as the first time I saw them more than 10 years ago. Obviously, these guys bathe in the fountain of youth frequently. After singing my heart out to the final song, “Fat Randy,” I left feeling new, euphoric and a little wet.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.