LA MADNESS, Whiskey Southern Band, Stickman Shadow and Dinosaur Hypnosis At Counts Vamp’d Rock Bar and Grill- Thursday December 5th



La Madness Marks Vegas Debut Kicking Off West Coast Tour

Minneapolis Based Band Headlines Thursday, December 5 at Count’s Vamp’d

Minneapolis-based La Madness is set to make their mark on Las Vegas on Thursday, December 5 as they bring their “indie-grind-blues” to the local music scene at Count’s Vamp’d (6750 W. Sahara Ave.). Admission is free and is a 21 and over show.

Local musicians Dinosaur Hypnosis, Stickman Shadow and the Whiskey Southern Band are also scheduled to perform beginning at 9:00 p.m. with La Madness taking the stage shortly after 11:00 p.m.

La Madness includes Kurt Vatland, vocals; Riggs Kessler, guitar; David Kittleson, bass guitar and Aaron Willey, drums. La Madness/Kurt Vatland is licensed BMI and a member of the Record Artists Guild of Los Angeles, Calif.

“This is the first time we’ve been able to rock Vegas,” said frontman Kurt Vatland. “We are so excited to bring our music to the local scene and build a local following so we can keep adding shows as we hit the Western United States.”

With a signature style and live-show reputation that exudes high energy, Minneapolis-based La Madness is forging the “indie grind blues” genre with talent and conviction. Their debut album, “Chances Are” was released summer 2013 and produced/engineered by Bryan Mengy (New Medicine) and mixed/mastered by Colt Leeb (Soul Asylum). La Madness is currently expanding throughout the nation and recently internationally garnering a loyal fan base and critical acclaim with a new breed of indie rock, blues and alternative/grunge. “Chances Are” and the supporting independent tour are being backed by supporting airplay from major radio stations like KROQ and in Los Angeles, 93X in Minneapolis, KPRI in San Diego. In October of 2013 the band released Episode #1 of their Rockumentary Series “Going Mad” and their first music video “Got Me Wrong (radio edit)” was selected as Minneapolis-based alternative weekly, City Pages, as a “Top 10 Must See Minnesota Music Video.” La Madness recently won an international competition to perform with Papa Roach in Saarbrucken, Germany on Nov. 23, 2013. While touring internationally, the band also added dates in Paris and Amsterdam to their roster before returning to the states to embark on their winter tour.

Highlighted performances include Whisky A Go Go and Club Moscow in Hollywood, Calif.; House of Blues and 710 Beach Club in San Diego, Calif.; Herman’s Hideaway in Denver, Colo.; as well as top hometown venues First Avenue-7th Street Entry, The Cabooze, Fine Line Music Cafe, Triple Rock Social Club, Varsity Theater and the Pourhouse in Minneapolis, Minn.
Kurt Vatland (Vox.Guitars)
Riggs Kessler (Lead Guitar)
Aaron Willey (Drums)
David Kittelson (Bass)


About Count Vamp’d
COUNT’S VAMP’D ROCK BAR & GRILL Rock & Roll Restaurant & intimate concert venue with high quality professional sound, stage & lights! Excellent food, drinks & staff! Great patio seating! Everyone agrees it’s the best live music atmosphere in Las Vegas. C’mon down EAT DRINK ROCK!

6750 West Sahara, Las Vegas, NV 89146
1 702.220.8849
[email protected]

Open until 4:00 am. Mon – Sun: 11:00 am – 4:00 am
LAS VEGAS PREMIER ROCK BAR & GRILL! OPEN 11am-4am 7 DAYS A WEEK! *HAPPY HOUR DAILY 3PM- 7PM FULL MENU 11AM UNTIL CLOSING Takes Reservations Walk-Ins Welcome Good For Groups Take Out Catering Waiter Service Outdoor Seating

It seems Danny Count Koker has the Midas touch when everything he touches turning to gold. The truth is that Danny and his wife Korie work very hard at everything they do and that is what brings them their success. Whether you’re wetting your whistle and listening to awesome live music at Counts Vamp’d, getting your chopper restored at Counts Kustoms, some new ink at Counts Tattoo Company, or watching Counting Cars on the History Channel, you can always Count on a good time and getting your moneys worth.

Counts Kustoms
Count’s Kustoms is a licensed dealer of kustom choppers and hot rods. We are your one-stop shop for in-house paint, upholstery, frame-up builds and service. Our custom hot rods and choppers exceed expectation with creativity and die-hard quality, not to mention incredible handling and rideability. Metal on metal, mild to wild, the Count’s Kustoms builders take great pride and care into every one of the kustom bikes and hot rods fabricated in our shop. Using only professional-grade parts in the industry, we forge our vehicles to fit the particular tastes of our customers, and then some. With razor-sharp attention to detail, from the bodywork to the final paint fit and finish, every custom embodies individuality and forward thinking, with a nod to the retro.
Count’s Kustoms has been gaining media attention in the last 5 years, having appeared on high-profile television shows such as MTV, VH-1, Discovery Channel, and most recently, History Channel’s Pawn Stars, as their resident auto expert.
2012 marks an incredible year for Danny “The Count” Koker and his team as he promises to make “this year Count.” We can only imagine the best is yet to come.

Counts Tattoo Company
Count’s is a state of the art facility operating four stations and a VIP room for privacy, Count’s is not your typical hotel and casino tattoo shop. At Count’s we provide our artist’s with flexibility in areas of creativity and pricing, much like you would find in a local tattoo shop. This is just one example that truly sets Count’s apart from the competition, our shop by design is to focus on the local market as well as guests of Las Vegas. Each of our artist’s are selected based on their talent and styles. Count’s also provides piercing, body jewelry, after care products, men’s and women’s retail merchandise. Now exclusive to Las Vegas and Count’s is SYC FUK and SYC LUV clothing line designed by Bucky Bakes. For appointments call 702.221.2711, or visit our website at
3700 W FlamingoRd
Las Vegas, Nevada 89103

Phone (702) 221-2543
Email [email protected]

Counts Desert Moon Productions
Counts Desert Moon Productions is a state of the art Audio and Video Production facility in Las Vegas Nevada. We offer the highest quality Audio and Video production available.

The facility is headed up by the team of Jason Froberg and Jason Constantine.

Jason Froberg is a graduate of The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences and has over 10 years in the recording and live sound industry.

Jason Constantine has been recording and producing artists for the last 20 years, and has a great reputation with all of the artists he has worked with. Jason has become one of the the most in demand producers in Las Vegas.

The facility boasts an A and B room with 24 simultaneous tracks of recording on the latest ProTools HDX Systems. We also feature equipment by BAE Audio, Focusrite, Sure, Samson, Furman, and Universal Audio. We offer the best prices in Las Vegas for professional sounding recordings.

Give us a call today to schedule your session.
2716 South Highland
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109

Today 9:00 am – 11:45 pm

Phone (702) 582-6895
Email [email protected]

Counting Cars
Most people in Las Vegas bet with chips, but Danny “The Count” Koker bets with cars. Known from his numerous appearances on Pawn Stars, this Sin City legend walks, talks and breathes classic American muscle cars. When he sees a car he wants, he will do whatever it takes to get his hands on it—including making on-the-spot cash offers to unsuspecting owners. On the HISTORY series Counting Cars, Danny and his team restore, customize and sell cars in a hurry, scrambling to keep their Las Vegas shop in the black. From vintage Thunderbirds to classic Corvettes, toy cars to souped-up sidecar motorcycles, Danny and the crew of Count’s Kustoms will stop at nothing to find and flip the greatest rides of all time.


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