City Cast

5 Great Places to See Local Music

Scott Dickensheets
Scott Dickensheets
Posted on September 14
Photo of a nondescript building in Henderson, Nevada.

This unassuming joint — operated by a local fraternal order — doubles as one of the hardest-rocking venues in the valley. (Scott Dickensheets/City Cast Las Vegas)

Supporting local music is a great way to participate in the valley’s cultural life. But where do you go to see it? We asked Eric Duran-Valle, a writer (check out his website!) who coordinates music content for local events site TheList.Vegas, for a few suggestions:

“A swanky and impressive venue nestled within an unsuspecting warehouse district just west of the Bellagio and CityCenter,” he says. Check out local bands Pure Sport, The Dollheads, Elevated Undergrounds, and Elephante King on Oct. 7.

“Laid back, roomy venue located next to everyone's favorite East Fremont brunch spot, PublicUs.”

It really is a Fraternal Order of the Eagles joint — and an oft-used venue, Duran-Valle tells us: “This grungy, DIY space in Henderson is popular with punk rockers and hardcore acts. One of the few all-ages spots in town.”

Also in Henderson, part of the burgeoning Water Street district, this venue “focuses on classic rock, blues, and country,” he notes. Check out Heroine Honey and Lennon Roach on Saturday, and Second Echo on Sept. 30.

The original, on Spring Mountain Road, mostly has recurring blues/roots acts, Duran-Valle says — catch local outfits Until the Eclipse on Saturday or The Smokestacks next Tuesday.

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