Nearly two years ago, these Seattle rockers crash-landed on the local music scene. The band’s dark, epic sound places them somewhere between The Cult and Velvet Revolver, but with a little less cowbell. Guitarist Alan Dreher, a local who joined the lineup, displayed some wicked fretboard handiwork while lead vocalist Steven “Crash” Parsons channeled his inner Ian Astbury as Jupiter Crash rocketed through one driving rock song after another. Vocalist Mary Kryah (another local recruit) sang lead on the intro of their recently penned “Holy Mountain,” which received praise from the audience and hinted at a new, heavy-blues direction for the band. Jupiter Crash ended their cosmic set with a stellar cover of T. Rex’s “20th Century Boy.” Get in the band’s orbit on Nov. 26 at Gold Mine Tavern in Henderson when they perform in KOMP 92.3-FM’s Home Grown Showcase.
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.