Locals Shotguns N Gasoline Lead Family Punk Night in Henderson

Eagle Aerie Hall, Jan. 24

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Photo by Glenn Brogan

I’d never heard of the Fraternal Order of Eagles before arriving at a cozy lodge that borders a railroad crossing in outer Henderson. I was there to check out an all-ages set by local punk trio Shotguns N Gasoline, fully expecting a volatile mosh pit. To my delight, the pit was ferocious—as in ferociously adorable—since the moshers were all grade-schoolers. It was apparently family punk night! Watching little kids dance around to SNG sing-alongs like “Hookers and Blow” (the lyrics inaudible thanks to the tiny, tinny sound system) is, so far, my musical highlight of 2014. My attention drifted when the band performed some boring NOFX covers. Otherwise, SNG, and the entire evening, were unexpectedly enjoyable and surprise-laden. Which is how underground rock should be in Las Vegas. I even relished being randomly called an asshole in the parking lot by a geriatric punker who couldn’t believe I’d never heard of ’80s hardcore act Battalion of Saints. Henderson, you’re a special pleasure.★★★✩✩

Photos by Glenn Brogan

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