Under The Streetlamp Brings Smooth Harmonies to The Orleans Showroom Oct. 15-16

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Under The Streetlamp Brings Smooth Harmonies to The Orleans Showroom Oct. 15-16

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Under The Streetlamp will perform throwback hits with tight harmonies and slick dance moves at The Orleans Showroom on Oct. 15 and 16.

Under The Streetlamp – a talented quartet featuring multi-talented artists Michael Ingersoll, Christopher Kale Jones, Brandon Wardell and Shonn Wiley – has performed for audiences all over the country. The group’s set list includes hits from the 50’s – 70’s from artists like Bobby Darin, Roy Orbison, James Brown, and Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

With smooth sounds and sleek suits, Under The Streetlamp has released three albums, two featuring their covers of timeless songs like “Burning Love,” “Blue Moon” and “Pretty Woman;” and one holiday album. The group recently starred in a PBS special, “Rockin’ Round the Clock,” which debuted in August.

Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are available starting from $29.95, plus tax and convenience fees, and can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office, by calling 702.284.7777, or visiting www.orleanscasino.com.

About The Orleans Hotel and Casino
Located just minutes from the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, The Orleans Hotel and Casino is a Boyd Gaming casino resort featuring more than 1,800 newly renovated guest rooms and suites, a diverse selection of remarkable dining experiences, and chart-topping entertainers performing weekly. With more than $30 million in renovations and enhancements now underway, The Orleans offers a rich resort experience with new dining experiences like Alder & Birch Cocktails and Dining and Ondori Asian Kitchen. The casino floor features all the hottest new slot machines and 60 table games, including Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat and more. Additional amenities include a 70-lane bowling alley, an 18-screen movie theater, a spa, a poker room, a keno lounge, and a race and sports book. More information on The Orleans Hotel and Casino can be found at http://www.orleanscasino.com, on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/orleanscasino), and Twitter (@orleanscasino). The Orleans Hotel and Casino is a property of Boyd Gaming. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 21 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at http://www.boydgaming.com.

Brooklyn Bowls Hosts Alabama Shakes, April 18

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ALABAMA SHAKES
Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas at The LINQ
3545 Las Vegas Blvd. South

SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2015 – 9:00 PM

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2015 at 10:00 AM PST!!!

Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, recently named “Best Live Music Venue” by Las Vegas Weekly and “Best New Venue” by Vegas Seven, is thrilled to announce Alabama Shakes live at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas.

Show: Alabama Shakes
Support: Allah-Las
Show Date: Saturday, April 18, 2015
Times: Doors 8:00 PM || Show 9:00 PM
Ages: 18+ with ID welcome
Ticket Prices: General admission tickets $36.50 advance // $40 day of show plus applicable service charges
Ticket Info: Tickets are available online at www.ticketfly.com, vegas.brooklynbowl.com, or to charge tickets by phone, call 702.862.2695. Tickets available also at the Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas box office open daily at noon.

ABOUT ALABAMA SHAKES:
The story of the Alabama Shakes begins in a high school psychology class in Athens, Alabama. Brittany Howard, who had started playing guitar a few years earlier, approached Zac Cockrell and asked if he wanted to try making music together. “I just knew that he played bass and that he wore shirts with cool bands on them that nobody had heard of,” says Howard.

They started to meet up after school and write songs sitting on Howard’s floor. “It had that rootsy feel, but there was some out-there stuff,” says Cockrell. “David Bowie-style things, prog-rock, lots of different stuff. We started to come across our own sound a little bit, though it’s evolved a lot since then.”

Steve Johnson worked at the only music store in town, and Howard knew he played the drums. She invited him to a party where, she says, “he met everybody from our side of the tracks.” The three young musicians began working together, further expanding their style and approach. “Steve is kind of a punk-metal drummer,” says Howard, “so we embraced that edge he brings to everything he does.”

The trio soon went into a studio in Decatur to record some of the songs they were working up, and this proto-demo found its way into the hands of Heath Fogg, with whom Howard had been familiar because he had been the lead guitarist in what she describes as “the best band in our high school.” Fogg, who by now had graduated from college, asked them to open a show for his band, which they agreed to do – on the condition that he play with them. The response was immediate: “That first show was really explosive,” says Howard.”

Though they had been focusing on original material (“It’s just more fun to write than to learn someone else’s music,” says Cockrell), as the band – newly christened the Shakes – began playing out, they added more cover songs. They played classics by James Brown and Otis Redding, but also by Led Zeppelin and AC/DC. “We had to find music we could all agree on and figure out how to play together,” says Howard, “and that had a lot of influence on how we play now.”

Attempting to record their songs with the honest sonic qualities they cherished, the Shakes bought a few microphones and a vintage Teac mixing board and set up in Howard’s house – which didn’t work, since she lived right next to some railroad tracks. They eventually found their way to a Nashville studio in early 2011, where the songs they cut included “You Ain’t Alone” and “I Found You.”

When they appeared at a Nashville record store, people started to take notice of the group’s relentless, hard-charging live attack, and Howard’s magnetic stage presence. One especially ardent fan raved about the band to his friends, which included Justin Gage, the founder of the Aquarium Drunkard blog. Gage wrote to Howard, asking if he could post one of the Shakes’ songs. She sent back the yearning, intense “You Ain’t Alone,” which he put up in late July, calling it “a slice of the real.” And, literally overnight, all hell broke loose.

“I woke up the next day to emails from record labels, managers, publishing companies,” says Howard. “At first I thought, everybody’s making a mistake!” Gage also emailed “You Ain’t Alone” to the Drive-By Truckers’ team. The band was immediately blown away and offered the Shakes an opening slot, sight unseen. (Patterson Hood of the Truckers later noted that the group “totally blew us off the stage in Winston-Salem.”)

Yet even as the attention and the pressure were mounting, the band – who by now had changed their name to the Alabama Shakes – continued to break new ground musically. Their first single, the hypnotic, show-stopping plea “Hold On,” grew out of an on-stage improvisation. “We threw out that riff,” says Cockrell, “and Brittany started singing along, and the crowd started singing with her like it was a song they already knew.”

In October, the Shakes gave a performance at the CMJ Festival in New York City that earned a glowing review from the New York Times. Jon Pareles described the band as “a thunderbolt dressed in bluejeans,” with music that’s “aching when it’s slow and growling and whooping when it’s fast.” NPR named them one of the best bands of 2011, while MTV called them one of the top bands to look for in 2012.

As word of mouth spread, more offers to tour came in, and the band members were finally able to quit their day jobs; until this point, all the writing, recording, and touring had to be done around such responsibilities as Howard’s work as a mail carrier and Johnson’s hours toiling as a night watchman at a nuclear power plant.

Now, with expectations at fever pitch, the Alabama Shakes have delivered Boys & Girls – six of the songs from that initial Nashville session, and another five recorded during the rest of the year. From the heart-rending title song to such stomps as “Rise to the Sun,” the album demonstrates the sense of groove and space the band learned from their idols, along with a blistering force and emotion that simply can’t be learned.

Overwhelmed by the response they’ve already received, there is one perception of the band that they want to challenge. “A lot of people think we’re a soul revival act,” says Cockrell. “That’s an honor to me, classic R&B is my favorite kind of music, but everybody has their own influences. Brittany is way more into rock and roll – she likes things pretty amped up most of the time.”

“Retro soul is not what we’re going for, though it’s understandable why people say it,” says Howard. “We take inspiration from that, but we all understand Black Sabbath, too. On the record, we left a lot of room for whatever we want to do in the future.”

The release of Boys & Girls marks the arrival of a major new rock and roll band. To the members themselves, though, what’s been most exciting has been the reaction they have felt on stage, whether tiny local dates or under the glare of the media.

“It seems like everyone can tell how into it we are,” says Cockrell. “Every show, people say they can feel how much we love what we’re doing.”

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ABOUT BROOKLYN BOWL:
Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas is the brand’s third location. With three levels spanning over 80,000 square feet, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas is one of the largest performance venues in America and is described by People Magazine as being “on the fast path to being Vegas’ über cool place.” Located at The LINQ, the open-air district in the center of the Las Vegas Strip, the multi-dimensional space boasts 32 lanes of bowling, five on-site bars and rockin’ comfort food by the world-renowned Bromberg Brothers’ Blue Ribbon Restaurants, including their iconic Fried Chicken celebrated on Food Network’s “The Best Thing I Ever Ate.” On any given night, more than 2,000 concertgoers can enjoy live music programming from the general admission area, the luxurious bowlers’ lounges adjacent to the lanes, or the private lounge boxes overlooking it all. Since opening in March 2014, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas has seen notable performances by Elvis Costello & The Roots, Jane’s Addiction, Phil Lesh & Friends, Primus, O.A.R. and 21 Pilots.

The original location opened in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn in 2009 in the former Hecla Iron Works building (built in 1882) and was the first L.E.E.D. certified bowling alley in the world. Brooklyn Bowl New York has hosted countless notable performances, including shows by Kanye West, Adele, Paul Simon, Moby and Guns N’Roses and has been named Zagat’s “Best Music Venue – New York City” for three consecutive years (as well as “Best Bowling Alley” and “Best Brooklyn Venue”) and one of the best clubs in America by Rolling Stone.  Eater described their menu as “epic,” while The New Yorker hailed the club’s unprecedented combination of top-flight music, beer, bowling, and food as “like nailing a spare on a four-ten split.” The second Brooklyn Bowl location opened in January 2014 at The O2 in London, and was hailed by The London Evening Standard as a “…wonderland of food, drink, music and pins”.

For additional information about Brooklyn Bowl, including the most up-to-date show lineup, visit www.brooklynbowl.com. If you would like to be added to our email list for first information about upcoming shows email LasVegasNewsletter@BrooklynBowl.com.

Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas is located at The LINQ, next to the High Roller Observation Wheel on the world-famous Las Vegas Strip.

Hotel California ‘A Salute to the Eagles’ Returns to the Suncoast Showroom October 25-26

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Hotel California ‘A Salute to the Eagles’ Returns to the Suncoast Showroom October 25-26
Hotel California will present ‘A Salute to the Eagles,’ reproducing the Grammy® Award-winning sounds of the legendary band, at the Suncoast Showroom, October 25 and 26.

For more than two decades, Hotel California has traveled the world and thrilled fans by replicating a showcase of Eagles megahits, including “Take It Easy,” “Heartache Tonight” and “Hotel California.” The band also pays tribute to the Eagles’ later studio recordings, including “Get Over It” and “Love Will Keep Us Alive.” The show includes select titles from the solo work of the celebrated band members Don Henley, Glenn Frey and Joe Walsh.

The members of Hotel California have shared billing or played with top artists, including Peter Frampton, Smokey Robinson, Van Halen, James Brown and Huey Lewis and The News. Through a blend of vocal mastery and authentic instrumentation with specialty instruments, Hotel California delivers a stage spectacle that brings the magic and mystique of the Eagles’ songs to life for fans of every generation.

Showtime each evening is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available from $15.95, plus tax and convenience fees. Tickets can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office, by calling 702.636.7075, or visiting www.suncoastcasino.com.

Hotel California A Salute to the Eagles

About Suncoast Hotel and Casino
Suncoast Hotel and Casino is a property of Boyd Gaming. Located at the corner of Alta Drive and South Rampart Boulevard, Suncoast Hotel and Casino features eight restaurants, a 16-screen movie theater, a 600-seat bingo room, a 500-seat state-of-the-art showroom and a newly renovated 80,000-square foot casino. For further information, visit www.suncoastcasino.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/suncoastcasino), and Twitter (@suncoastcasino). Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 22 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and New Jersey. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com.

Hotel California ‘A Salute to the Eagles’ Returns to the Suncoast Showroom January 4 and 5

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Hotel California ‘A Salute to the Eagles’ Returns to the Suncoast Showroom January 4 and 5

Classic rock fans can once again “travel down a dark desert highway and feel the cool wind in their hair” when Hotel California “A Salute to the Eagles” reproduces the Grammy® Award-winning sounds of the legendary band at the Suncoast Showroom, January 4 and 5.

For more than two decades, Hotel California has traveled the world and thrilled fans by replicating a showcase of Eagles’ megahits, including “Take It Easy,” “Heartache Tonight” and “Hotel California.” The band also pays tribute to the Eagles’ later studio recordings, including “Get Over It” and “Love Will Keep Us Alive.” The show likewise includes select titles from the solo work of the celebrated band members Don Henley, Glenn Frey and Joe Walsh.

The members of the band have shared billing or played with such artists as Peter Frampton, Smokey Robinson, Van Halen, James Brown and Huey Lewis and The News. Through a blend of vocal mastery and authentic instrumentation, including all specialty instruments, Hotel California delivers a stage spectacle that brings the magic and mystique of the Eagles’ songs to life for fans of every generation.

Showtime each evening is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available from $15.95, plus tax and convenience fees. Tickets can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office, by calling 702.636.7075, or visiting www.suncoastcasino.com.

Hotel California, A Salute To The Eagles

About Suncoast Hotel and Casino
Suncoast Hotel and Casino is a property of Boyd Gaming. Located at the corner of Alta Drive and South Rampart Boulevard, Suncoast Hotel and Casino features eight restaurants, a 16-screen movie theater, a 600-seat bingo room, a 500-seat state-of-the-art showroom and a newly renovated 80,000-square foot casino. For further information, visit www.suncoastcasino.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/suncoastcasino), and Twitter (@suncoastcasino). Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 22 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and New Jersey. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com.

Daryl Hall & John Oates Return To The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Friday, August 2 and Saturday, August 3

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DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES

FRI AUG 2 & SAT AUG 3 AT 9PM

Tickets on-sale Friday at noon!

The number-one selling duo in music history, Daryl Hall and John Oates, will return to The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for two nights of high energy and their greatest hits Friday, August 2 and Saturday, August 3. Tickets go on sale this Friday at noon.

Starting out as two devoted disciples of earlier soul greats, Daryl Hall & John Oates are soul survivors in their own right. They have become such musical influences on some of today’s popular artists that the September 2006 cover of Spin Magazine’s headline read: “Why Hall and Oates are the New Velvet Underground.” Their artistic fan base includes Rob Thomas, John Mayer, Brandon Flowers of the Killers, Ben Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie and MTV’s newest hipsters Gym Class Heroes who dubbed their tour “Daryl Hall for President Tour 2007.” One of the most sampled artists today, their impact can be heard everywhere from boy band harmonies, to neo-soul to rap-rock fusion.

Signed to Atlantic by Ahmet Ertegan in the 1970’s, Daryl Hall & John Oates have sold more albums than any other duo in music history. Their 1973 debut album, Abandoned Luncheonette, produced by Arif Mardin, yielded the Top 10 single, “She’s Gone,” which also went to #1 on the R&B charts when it was covered by Taveras. The duo recorded one more album with Atlantic, War Babies, (produced by Todd Rundgren) before they left and promptly signed to RCA. Their tenure at RCA would catapult the duo to international superstardom.

From the mid-’70s to the mid-’80s, the duo would score six #1 singles, including “Rich Girl” (also #1 R&B), “Kiss on My List,” “Private Eyes,” “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do) (also #1 R&B), “Maneater” and “Out of Touch” from their six consecutive multi-platinum albums—’76’s Bigger Than Both of Us, ’80’s Voices, ’81’s Private Eyes, ‘82’s H2O, ‘83’s Rock N Soul, Part I and ‘84’s Big Bam Boom. The era would also produce an additional 5 Top 10 singles, “Sara Smile,” “One on One,” “You Make My Dreams,” “Say It Isn’t So” and “Method of Modern Love.”

Daryl also wrote the H&O single “Everytime You Go Away,” which singer Paul Young scored a number-one hit with a cover of the song in 1985.

That same year, Daryl and John, participated in the historic “We Are the World” session as well as closing the Live Aid show in Philadelphia.

By 1987, the R.I.A.A. recognized Daryl Hall and John Oates as the NUMBER-ONE SELLING DUO in music history, a record they still hold today.

On May 20, 2008, the duo was honored with the Icon Award during BMI’s 56th annual Pop Awards. The award has previously gone to the Bee Gees, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Paul Simon, Brian Wilson, Willie Nelson, James Brown, Ray Davies, Carlos Santana and Dolly Parton.

In April of 2011, John Oates released his solo album, Mississippi Mile on Elektra RecordsPeople Magazine gave the album 3 out of 4 stars.  “[Mississippi Mile] has the opportunity to reach across the board – and that’s a winning formula.” – Nashville Lifestyles

Daryl released his solo album, Laughing Down Crying, on Verve Records on September 27th,  2011.  The album has received a lot of critical acclaim from the Huffington Post, Spinner and Pop Matters, who said: “With the songs that make up this fine collection of American soul and pop music, Hall proves that with the pen and at the mic, his voice is more than capable of reaching the depths and heights of emotional truth.”

Most recently as a duo, Daryl Hall & John Oates released their first box set, Do What You Want, Be What You Are: The Music of Daryl Hall & John Oates.  The box set marks the first comprehensive multi-CD, multi-label deluxe box set compilation ever assembled from their entire career’s work, four CDs containing 74 tracks (16 of them previously unreleased).

With the fortieth anniversary of their seminal second album, Abandoned Luncheonette, 2013 finds Daryl Hall and John Oates very much at the height of their powers making their own kind of soul, with a new generation of musicians recognizing not only their historic track record of success, but also their continuing influence and achievements.

Tickets, starting at $45 (plus applicable service fees), go on sale Saturday at noon at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, online at Ticketmaster.com or charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000.

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About The Joint
The Joint is a 4,000-person capacity venue that serves as a sophisticated, intimate and unparalleled entertainment destination.  The Joint features seven Luxury Suites, a VIP Studio Level, state-of-the-art sound system, superior video system and a production package tailor-made for artist comfort.  It has received numerous accolades including “Best Concert Venue” in Las Vegas Review – Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” awards 2010 – 2012, “Best Music Venue” in 2012 Las Vegas Weekly Awards, “No. 1 Hottest Club in America” award by Billboard Magazine in 2011, “Best Live Music Venue in Las Vegas” by MetroWize.com in 2011, “Best New Major Concert Venue” at the 2010 Pollstar Awards, and “Best Live Music Venue” in AOL City’s Best 2010 awards.  The Joint delivers unforgettable live music experiences with performances by both legendary and ground-breaking artists including Paul McCartney, The Killers, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Arcade Fire, Avenged Sevenfold, Rise Against, Paramore, Muse, Drake and No Doubt. The venue created the successful concept of rock ‘n’ roll residencies with Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits, Mötley Crüe in Sin City, Guns N’ Roses Appetite for Democracy and Def Leppard VIVA Hysteria! as well as Tiësto In Concert, featuring the world’s No. 1 electronic DJ and producer Tiësto. For additional information, visit www.thejointlasvegas.com or call 702.693.5583 or 702.693.5000.

 

About AEG Live
AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance.  AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues.  The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Taylor Swift, The Black Eyed Peas, Bon Jovi, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Justin Bieber, Leonard Cohen, Wisin & Yandel, Kenny Chesney, P!nk, Enrique Iglesias and Paul McCartney.  The company is also currently producing residency shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas including Celine Dion, Rod Stewart and Shania Twain and is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. AEG’s exhibition portfolio boasts the most successful exhibition of all time, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, which has attracted more than 8 million visitors since 2005. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. www.aeglive.com

 

 

Photos: Katy Perry Debuts Her Madame Tussauds Las Vegas Wax Figure

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KATY PERRY DEBUTS HER MADAME TUSSAUDS
LAS VEGAS WAX FIGURE

Pop star Katy Perry posed for photos with a Madame Tussauds Las Vegas wax figure of herself at Paramount Studios on Saturday afternoon (January 26).

“Whenever I have to go do something particularly that I don’t necessarily want to do, I’m just sending her cause she’s a great identical version of me,” remarked Perry.

The figure of Perry is featured in Madame Tussauds Las Vegas’ Music Room. Guests have the opportunity to get up close and personal with their favorite music icons.  Turn the volume to ten by interacting with figures such as Katy Perry, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg, Michael Jackson, Prince, James Brown and many more.  Guests can move like the King of Pop at a smooth criminal photo experience, get behind the turntable at an interactive DJ booth and channel their inner rock stars while enjoying a karaoke area.

Madame Tussauds Las Vegas offers guests the unique opportunity to “interact” with incredibly life-like iconic figures from the celebrity worlds of film, TV, music, sports and politics.  Only at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas can you “grab hold” of your favorite stars, with our many interactive experiences.  With more than 100 wax figures, Madame Tussauds Las Vegas allows you to take pictures, touch and get up close and personal in a themed setting.  Madame Tussauds Las Vegas is located on the Las Vegas Strip at The Venetian.  The attraction is open 365 days a year from 10AM.  For attraction hours and pricing, please call (702) 862-7800 or visit online at www.madametussauds.com/lasvegas.

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