The Dirty Hooks’ debut CD, Electric Grit, possesses both high voltage and gravelly authenticity. The sexy, intertwined boy-girl vocals of front man Bobby McCall and drummer Jenine Cali are awesome by themselves. But add McCall’s ferocious guitar riffs and Tony Ratto’s whiplash bass, and we’re talking magic. Juke-joint-raising tunes such as “Moonshine Hustle” and “Kerosene Fire” are how you do bluesy rock ’n’ roll right. If you’re a fan of anything like the Black Keys, then this disc will snag and drag you by the gills—hard. ReverbNation.com/thedirtyhooks.
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.