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Kendrick Lamar, surprise Killers set, Halsey and Death Cab for Cutie cap off Life is Beautiful

Kendrick Lamar The third-annual Life is Beautiful Festival in downtown Las Vegas saved some of their best tricks for last. Kendrick Lamar topped off a weekend that included many memorable performances. Perhaps it was perfectly fitting that Kendrick — perhaps the hottest thing in rap today — would close out a festival that is clearly […]

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2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival lineup announced: Janet Jackson, Duran Duran, Kanye West, The Killers and more

The Weeknd The iHeartRadio Music Festival has announced its 2015 lineup. Making its annual trip to the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas for its 5th year in a row, the star-studded event will take place on September 18 and 19. This year’s lineup will feature the following acts: Janet Jackson, Duran Duran, Kanye West, The Killers, The Who, The Weeknd, Hozier, Diplo, Coldplay, Disclosure, […]

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Punk Rock Bowling 2015 Complete Lineup Annouced

The 17th Annual Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival has announced its complete lineup for its 2015 dates. As previously reported, this year’s three-day music fest will be headlined by Rancid, Dropkick Murphys and Refused. The entire lineup includes: The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Murder City Devils, Conflict, Discharge, Turbonegro, Bad Manners, and Sick Of It All, Jello […]

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Rancid, Dropkick Murphys and Refused to headline Punk Rock Bowling 2015

Put your bowling shoes and yolk up those liberty spikes, the 17th Annual Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival is back with newly announced headliners Rancid, Dropkick Murphys and Refused. The three-day raucous fest returns to downtown Las Vegas, kicking off the first day of late night club shows on May 22nd with the outdoor […]

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Foo Fighters close final day of Life is Beautiful on an ultimate high

“We haven’t played here in a long f*cking time,” Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl said early on in the final performance of Life is Beautiful’s three-day festival in downtown Las Vegas. “So you know what that means? We are about to play a bunch of songs we normally don’t get to play. And we’re going […]

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Life is Beautiful day two ruled by rap, balanced by Lionel Richie, and blown away by Flaming Lips

Outkast hadn’t played Las Vegas in more than a decade when they headlined Saturday’s Life is Beautiful smorgasbord on the second day of the downtown Las Vegas festival. Outkast had made the festival rounds on their reunion this year, to mixed results. Their week one Coachella set was knocked for being a bit shaky, but […]

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Life is Beautiful day one capped by — what else — a Kanye rant

Downtown Las Vegas’ second-year music festival Life is Beautiful kicked off Friday capped by a typically awesome and rant-filled Kanye West set. Now three days after being just two in its inaugural year, the festival has grown in more than just length of time. The festival grounds felt like they have doubled in size and […]

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2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival to Feature Lorde, Coldplay, Iggy Azalea, Usher & More

Lorde at Coachella — Photo by Monique Hernandez The 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival has revealed its lineup! Making its way back to the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas for it’s 4th year on September 19 and 20, this year’s performers confirmed for the main stage feature: Lorde, Coldplay, Usher, Bastille, Iggy Azalea, […]

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Punk Rock Bowling 2014: a chaotic musical playground for punks

Punk rock has always been a counter culture for kids that were uninterested in the common recreational activities of youth. Something real and raw compared to the politically correct phoniness of the traditional adolescent social scene. It was a place where you could release all your anger and frustration at the farce the American dream […]

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Bombay Bicycle Club bombards Hard Rock Vinyl with bombastic melodies

Photo by Benjamin Gordon of Hard Rock Hotel Just a day after they rocked Coachella weekend one, British rockers Bombay Bicycle Club had things moving and shaking at the Hard Rock Vinyl in Las Vegas on Sunday night. I chose to see the band that night as a way to help make my Coachella conflict […]

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