Silversun Pickups, Bastille and FIDLAR Bring the Holiday Havoc

This week's must-see A&E events

Silversun Pickups | Photo by Marie Vogel

Silversun Pickups | Photo by Marie Vogel

Thursday, December 10

Eli Young Band

The “Drunk Last Night” country quartet sings the blues in an appropriate venue. $21, House of Blues, 8 p.m., 702-632-7600;

Friday, December 11

Science Fiction Book Club

A discussion of Pierce Brown’s Red Rising, a novel about a dystopian Martian society. Free, the Writer’s Block, 6 p.m., 702-550-6399;

Santa Got My Mom Pregnant

Do you hear what I hear? It’s a local band showcase featuring Zom Sawyer, Avenews and many more. $10, Backstage Bar & Billiards, 8 p.m., 702-382-2227;

Chicano Batman

This band dishes up a delicious plate of bossa nova, samba and psychedelic rock. $12, Beauty Bar, 8 p.m., 702-598-3757;

Saturday, December 12

Shanda and the Howlers

The soulful roots rockers play a free show with DJ Cromm Astaire. Why? Because they like you. Free, Bunkhouse Saloon, 10 p.m., 702-854-1414;

Sunday, December 13

Light Up the Night with Liberace

“Mr. Showmanship” inspires a Las Vegas Philharmonic fundraiser. $85, Thriller Villa, 2710 Palonino Ln., 5 p.m., 702-858-9311;


Temecula post-hardcore band shows you What It is to Burn via acoustic and electric sets. $18, Backstage Bar & Billiards, 8 p.m., 702-382-2227;

Holy Grail and Night Demon

Two heavy metal powerhouses take a dive. $10, The Dive Bar, 8 p.m., 702-586-3483;

Nevada Chamber Symphony’s Holiday Favorites

Local stringheads remind you why it’s the most wonderful time of the year. Free, Clark County Library, 3 p.m., 702-507-3400;

Monday, December 14

John Brown’s Body

The seven-piece reggae outfit from Ithaca, New York, plays through two decades of upbeats. $15, Brooklyn Bowl, 8 p.m., 702-862-2695;

Frankie Moreno

Frankie Moreno

Tuesday, December 15

Frankie Moreno: Under the Influence

The “Headliner of the Year” performs music that inspires him, including Rat Pack classics. $25 The Smith Center, 8 p.m., 702-749-2000;

X107.5’s Holiday Havoc

Bastille, Silversun Pickups, FIDLAR and The Moth & Flame demonstrate why you should consider adding a guitar to your Christmas wish list. $40, The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel, 7 p.m., 702-693-5000;

Agnostic Front

New York Hardcore legends give us a lesson in “Blind Justice.” $12, Beauty Bar, 8 p.m., 702-598-3757;

Wednesday, December 16

EKOH with Almost Normal, Avalon Landing and Gregory Michael Davis

A local music showcase, in a venue fit for the big leagues. $5, Vinyl in Hard Rock Hotel, 7 p.m., 702-693-5000,