Boogie Knights, Metal Elvis and more set to perform at The Lounge at Palms Casino Resort


Boogie Knights, Metal Elvis and more set to perform at The Lounge at Palms Casino Resort

Lounge inside Palms Casino Resort continues to offer guests affordable and intimate entertainment, including various performances from all genres of entertainment. Performances are open to the public, but guests must be 21 years of age and older. Some ticketed events listed may have additional fees. The Lounge is on Twitter @loungeatpalms.


Date: Saturday, Feb. 25
Artist: Fans of Jimmy Century
Time: 10 p.m.
Cost: $19 for general admission; $34 for VIP seating
Description: Now calling Las Vegas home, Fans of Jimmy Century (FOJC) bring their avant-garde /dance rock /indie disco sounds to the valley. The group originated in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2007 and after penning the song “Mr. Las Vegas,” felt a strong and sudden urge to grow permanent roots in the city.
FOJC hit a fast start with the success of their first 2008 single, “Hot Sahara,” which climbed the dance and radio charts. Both “Hot Sahara” and its accompanying album, Twist of the Banshees, were on the initial ballot in the Electronic Dance category for the Grammy Awards in the same year.
“Hot Sahara,” and additional tracks have been consistently selected for key placements in several popular television shows such as The L Word, Gossip Girl, Melrose Place, The Real Housewives of NYC, Running Russell Simmons, Community, Ugly Betty, The Hills, The Listener and Samantha Who?
Popular 2011 major feature film releases including Columbia Pictures’ Bad Teacher starring Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake, and Warner Bros.’ Hall Pass starring Owen Wilson featured “Hot Sahara,” “Lola Like This” and “Your Crying Game” in the DVD bonus features of both films this past summer. Popular brands and advertisers such as Roxy Europe, Forever 21 and Zippo Lighters have also used FOJC songs in commercial campaigns. In 2010, FOJC collaborated for LucasArts, assisting composer Mark Griskey with the new Star Wars video game.
Fans of Jimmy Century’s exciting and theatrical live performances have made them a favorite on the West Coast festival circuit, sharing the stage with artists such as Lady Gaga, Robyn, Cyndi Lauper, Shiny Toy Guns, The English Beat and Berlin. FOJC’s fans known as “Hotheads” have also been instrumental in social work, raising money for Haiti Earthquake relief, and gathering together through FOJC music purchases to assist future programs in need.
Date: Sunday, Feb. 26
Artist: Vegas Poetry Lounge featuring Barry Black & The Senzuals
Time: 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. performances
Cost: $20 General Admission; $30 VIP (priority entry and seating)
Description: The Vegas Poetry Lounge is an unparalleled experience of poetry, live Neo-Soul, R & B music, comedy and spoken word. While the Vegas Poetry Lounge will have a lasting impact, it will create a new love affair with contemporary, urban poetry. The mix of local and national emerging and established poets will ensure a great experience.
Barry Black is a young acoustic singer/songwriter highly influenced by the sounds of the classic soul era. Despite his respect for the past, his live performances are a mixture of every genre, from New Jack Swing to Classic Country. A feel-good party vibe follows him wherever he goes and here in Las Vegas (or wherever he travels to perform); his journey to bring real soul music back will never end.
Date: Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3
Artist: Metal Elvis
Time: 11 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Description: Guests can expect to rock out to their favorite Elvis songs with a metal twist. Metal Elvis takes the range of The King’s songbook and kicks it even further by adding some flare of the 1980s hair band. Pairing the lyrics from classic Elvis songs mashed-up with some of the craziest rock tunes of the ’80s, Metal Elvis’ unique blend is certain to make a memorable, rocking night.
Metal Elvis has been touring across America since 2005. Inspired by Elvis’ fearlessness to push himself into many styles throughout his career, Metal Elvis wondered what would have happened if The King had made it to the wild, rocking 1980s. Using the music of metal bands like Guns N’ Roses, Ozzy Osbourne, Led Zeppelin, Motley Crue and Poison, Metal Elvis guarantees to knock off your blue suede shoes.
Date: Friday, March 9
Artist: Planet LA Records SXSW Tour Stop
Time: 11 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Description: Planet LA Records returns as part of a tour stop en route to SXSW 2012. The headliner is Planet LA recording artist Native June, a party rock band which recently launched a new album Ocean to Sunset, produced by multiple-Grammy winner Tony Maserati. Supporting artists include The Grey Area, Thomas King Band and Lost in Atlantis, with emcee Gabe Kubanda who was recently featured in VH1’s Rock N’ Roll Fantasy Camp Season 2.
Planet LA Records artist Native June is a grit rock band with Midwestern roots. The band is featured in a nationwide ad campaign by Rev7 gum and has toured nationally, including recent showcases at the Gibson Guitar showrooms in L.A. and New York City.
Gabe Kubanda has performed with many industry veterans and music legends including Paul Stanley (Kiss), Marky Ramone (The Ramones) and Sammy Hagar. He has recorded with world-renowned engineer Eddie Kramer (Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin. His sound is described as an acoustic blend of Death Cab for Cutie meets Maroon Five. D.C.’s jaunty, high-energy duo The Grey Area has exploded onto the scene with a unique blend of cleverly-constructed power rock, blues and pop. Nominated for New Artist of the Year by the Washington Area Music Association, the duo creates a room-filling robust sound that makes it easy to forget there are only two musicians on stage.
Lost In Atlantis’ lead singer hails from Romania and brings a danceable, upbeat, synth-oriented pop rock sound to the show case. Hailing from Vienna, Austria, Thomas King was recently named one of the “Hot 100 Unsigned Artists” by Music Connection magazine. He draws vocal and stage influence from Robbie Williams, Michael Jackson, Prince, Billy Idol and The Killers.
Date: Saturday, March 17
Artist: Boogie Knights
Time: 11 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Description: With the curtains pulled back, guests can stop in and hit the dance floor during the high energy set by The Boogie Knights. Fans can expect to hear all the hits of the disco era from artists including, KC and The Sunshine Band, Sister Sledge, Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor and more.
The Boogie Knights originally formed in October of 1992 as a Halloween gag in Los Angeles, Calif. Almost over night, Boogie Knights took the live music scene by storm and began a buzz that has continued for nearly two decades. The Boogie Knights have inherited a worldwide reputation, performing on various national television programs, during major sporting events and with their live shows across the world. Complete with choreography, afro hair-dos, bell bottoms and a lot of polyester, the Boogie Knights are heralded as “The greatest disco revival show in the world” and the group was recently on tour with George Lopez.


Artist: Santa Fe and the Fat City Horns
Time: 10:30 p.m.
Cost: $7
Description: Santa Fe and the Fat City Horns, one of Las Vegas’ crown jewels, perform their seamless blend of funk, Latin, rock and jazz. This super-band is made of the most talented musicians currently performing in Las Vegas.
Artist: Rick Faugno
Time: 10 p.m.
Cost: $10
Description: In Faugno’s new self-titled one-man show, audiences will experience a combination of the upbeat New Classic Vegas styles of Blues, Jazz, Soul, Pop, Rock, and Latin genre. His journey of self-expression includes music by innovative performers such as James Brown, Sammy Davis, Jr., Michael Jackson, and Frank Sinatra, as well as original tracks Faugno wrote himself.
Rick Faugno has been performing professionally since the age of 12 when he played Will Rogers, Jr. in “Will Rogers Follies” on Broadway. Faugno went on to study acting and theatre, and earned a bachelor of fine arts degree from New York University. Since, his career has included such memorable shows as “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” “Fosse,” “Wonderful Town,” and “Conversations with My Father” on Broadway, as well as national tours of “The Boy Friend,” directed by Julie Andrews and “Jersey Boys,” in the critically acclaimed role of Frankie Valli. In 2010, Faugno showcased a standards-influenced songbook in “Songs My Idols Sang (and Danced)” and is currently the star of his own new classic Vegas one-man show. Fans can join Rick Faugno’s Fan Page on Facebook and follow on Twitter.
The Lounge inside Palms Casino Resort
4321 W. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, Nev. 89103

Tickets can be purchased at 702-944-3200, or at the Palms Box Office. The Box Office is open daily from noon until 7 p.m. with extended hours on select event days. The Lounge is now on Twitter, follow @loungeatpalms for updates.

About Palms Casino Resort:
Palms Casino Resort, heralded as one of Las Vegas’ hippest resorts, is an all-encompassing, one-stop destination. The boutique property boasts three distinct towers and a diverse mix of bars and restaurants across a 95,000-square-foot casino. Amenities include the legendary Playboy Club; ghostbar; Rain Nightclub; Pearl Concert Theater; Moon Nightclub; N9NE Steakhouse; Nove Italiano; Little Buddha; Simon Restaurant & Lounge; The Palms Pool & Bungalows; Palms Spa and AMP Salon; Drift Spa & Hammam; Brenden Theatres, a 14-theatre Cineplex; the Fantasy Suites, including the Hardwood Suite, the only hotel room in the world with its own basketball court; and over 60,000 square-feet of meeting space. The Palms has played host to MTV’s Video Music Awards, Real World: Las Vegas and Bravo’s Celebrity Poker Showdown, and E!’s Girls Next Door feature the resort on a regular basis.

Palms Casino Resort is located just west of the Las Vegas Strip and I-15 on Flamingo Road. For reservation information, call toll free at (866) PALMS-RES, (866) 725-6773, or visit . For groups of 15 rooms or more, contact the Sales Department at (866) PALMS-MTG or (866) 725-6768.


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