Since 2010, Rock Paper Photo has been an online gallery for rock ’n’ roll and fine-art photography hounds to track down limited-edition, hand-signed, archival-quality prints of musical icons. In May, a storefront gallery opened in the Hard Rock next to Culinary Dropout. While the physical shop only displays framed prints (80, by my count) on the walls, you can order virtually any rock-related image—I’m talking thousands—through the online gallery through an in-store touch-tablet. Prices range from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. Rock Paper Photo represents 250 photographers (including married Las Vegans Maryanne Bilham and Robert Knight), and the store images aren’t restricted to heyday portraits of dinosaurs like ABBA and Led Zeppelin. There are current bands, too—Crystal Castles, the White Stripes. The store nicely complements the numerable photos exhibited all over the hotel. Now, if I could just scrounge up $3,400 for a framed sliver gelatin of an Andrew Kent-shot Ozzy Osbourne—sandaled, frizzy-haired, wickedly smiling on the shitter with a lit cigarette in one hand and beer in the other—I could die content. 483-4777, RockPaperPhoto.com.
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.