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The All Ager Rager concert series rages on for June with a killer lineup of great local bands. The show is all ages so bring the whole family, but those under 16 need a parent or guardian. The House of Blues is located inside the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino and the concert will be held in the main concert hall. So reach out to a band playing the event for your tickets and keep supporting local music on the Las Vegas Strip!

Amarionette – https://www.facebook.com/Amarionettelv
Hyperions Horizon – http://hyperionshorizon.com/
T.O.D. – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Time-of-Destiny/1392846977593633
Dirty Pairadice – https://www.facebook.com/DirtyPairadice
D’VIR – https://www.facebook.com/DVIRlasvegas
Columbyne – http://www.columbyne.com/

Tickets are $12 with an advance ticket form one of the bands, or HOB box office, LiveNation.com or any ticketmaster outlet.

 

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Comments Off on Kicking off on St Pattys day!

Find more great events coming up on our website!

ST PATTY’S DAY: Ape Machine, The Young Rapscallions, The Solid Suns MON 3/17 at The Cheyenne Saloon http://holdmyticket.com/event/161113

SPIRIT CARAVAN (feat Scott WINO Weinrich of The Obsessed, Saint Vitus) w Pilgrm, Waxy TUE 3/18 at The Cheyenne Saloon http://holdmyticket.com/event/164772

Only The Finest, Oliver Trolley, Jonate of DAH, Serena & Joel of Viridian WED 3/19 at The Cheyenne Saloon http://holdmyticket.com/event/164790

The Absence, Infernaeon with From The Embrace, The Mirage Theory, Spiritual Shepherd 3/21 Cheyenne Saloon http://holdmyticket.com/event/157531

DESTRUCTION with Krisiun, Exmortus, In The Flesh, Deep Fried Orphanz FRI 3/28 at The Cheyenne Saloon http://holdmyticket.com/event/162188

ALL AGER RAGER featuring Asylum of Ashes, Substance, Pillars of Creation, Casket Raider, Scarlet FRI 4/11 at House of Blues Las Vegas https://www.facebook.com/HOBAllAgerRager

eNVy Showcase APRIL 12th at House of Blues Las Vegas – FREE with ticket from one of the bands playing, or $12 at the door 18+ ages – Paper Tigers, Happy Campers, Revolve, Crash Kit, Walk Off Hits, Meade Ave https://www.facebook.com/eNVyshowcase


SACRED REICH comes to Las Vegas for the first time 5/30 at The Cheyenne Saloon http://holdmyticket.com/event/167026 #vegas #metal #concert

MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT w/ DJ Toxic Rainbow, First Class Trash SAT 5/31 at The Cheyenne Saloon http://holdmyticket.com/event/166130 #vegas

 

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Napoleon just wants to be a big boy.

Do me a favor and pick one of your favorite bands that is still around. Look at their website and social media pages. Do you see their upcoming concerts listed? Do you see them actively pushing their latest music release or concert tour? More than likely. You will see a lot from the bands you know, mostly because they have a team behind them from graphic designers to PR firms to make sure their band is reaching their intended markets and their album and concert tours are a success. If they were played on the radio, you will see their songs start to play more as the concert date in that market gets closer. That is from a label or PR team. Hell even the DIY revolution, those bands are actually doing it all themselves from tour booking to promotion, but the thing is they are, is active and actually doing work. They don’t go to a town like Las Vegas and get a promoter to sign a contract to have them perform in town, then just stop pushing their band. ‘Oh its the promoters job to promote’ never comes out of their mouths. They know. as all people with their heads out of their assholes do, that they still need to make sure their unique network of fans and friends and family are reached to support their endeavors.  Large touring bands don’t like to play to empty rooms, and they do their part to ensure that doesn’t happen and work with the promoter to ensure a good turnout. But why the hell is so many Las Vegas local bands different? Why are they owed a crowd without efforts or a team behind them and getting known outside of the local scene? Why would a radio ad with a local bands name or a flier on the streets have any relevance to most people? Well its because that band actively promotes themselves and does their part to be heard on all levels, which is all too rare in Vegas. Bands have different fans, some just want to stream your music, some want to buy your music and some will do that and then come out to a live show, but at the local level, most are just there to support you directly, the friend, the family member or the co-worker. You have to cater to every type of fan and every way they like to listen to music, to get actual fans and then constantly grow that foundation, but that base from all bands is started with friends, family and co-workers. The more you are getting your music heard in the markets you are touring, or just locally the more relevance a bands efforts become. But here in Vegas, the mentality is that because they are the band and I am the promoter, its my job to reach their fans. Fuck you. Seriously. Who the fuck are you to arrogantly create music yourself on your own free time with your own terms, and expect me or any promoter or venue to bring people specifically to hear your hobby? I call it a hobby because there really isn’t a band in town that does original music for a living. Its all pushed around your real career’s time schedule, or your family life. And while that’s all well and good, that doesn’t translate into bodies into a venue, or should it reflect the fact that no one cares unless you make them by getting people to actually hear you in other medians. Live, local music takes each local band on the bill and the venue to push the show and reach out to the people only they can reach directly through the networking and experiences of past shows and releases. Guess what, its the same formula for national, known acts concerts as well, its all a team effort. I don’t have the phone number for that chick you fucked since way back when you worked at Subway, to make sure she comes out. I don’t have your senior class mates on my social media networks or have them over to my house randomly, but YOU DO. And as an original band its YOUR job to make your band relevant, a concert promoter pushes relevance, they do not establish bands, they only help by exposing you to their network, the other bands on the bills’ network and gives you the chance to engage new potential fans. But you sorry fucks that think that just because you spent some time creating your own music on your own free time and then playing when your shitty ass job allows you to, somehow entitles you to a crowd of people that want to see your sad shit, I’m sorry, the only people that truly care about most local music is the friends, family and co-workers of the band members themselves and of course the other bands of the scene. What you can expect from a promoter and venue is that they are using their network and marketing plans to promote their shows, venue and bands playing, but in no way does that make an unknown local band somehow a ‘must see’ event. You have to make that happen with your music, and hell half of the city doesn’t even have listenable music up so that I, the promoter, could actually have relevance in promotion. Stop thinking that you are in the same boat as the bands who pay people to do the work that you are expecting a local concert promoter to do. Concert attendance is the culmination of the efforts of all the bands involved and their day to day promotion and networking to establish themselves and have already heard your recorded music through, that’s right, promotion. And promotion for original bands NEVER ends. So until you pay someone to promote and establish your band outside of the local scene, you will just have to do your part, and that’s all that’s expected is your part… Guess for some that’s just too much to ask of your passion hobby project, isn’t it? I mean, you already created the music, now you have to get it heard too? ‘That’s not my job’

 

 

Comments Off on SACRED REICH is coming to Las Vegas for the 1st time ever 5/30/14

Thrash metal giants SACRED REICH has Raged through Europe and the US with the likes of almost every major metal band. They are 500 miles away from the City of Sin, but for 27 years the band just never played here in Las Vegas. They did come close with a tour featuring Danzig and Genitorturers in 1993 at the Huntridge, but they specifically were not allowed to perform. Why? Perhaps their political and social driven tunes were too much for the Casino man to take. Maybe one day I can track down the answer, but lucky for us they have decided to come to Las Vegas on May 30th, 2014 to The Cheyenne Saloon.

Tickets are on sale now and local support will be announced soon!

http://holdmyticket.com/event/167026

 

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Comments Off on eNVy Showcase for 4/12 is FREE with entry ticket and still 18+ ages!

eNVy Showcase for APRIL 12th is kicking off Spring Break in style by offering FREE entry with a ticket from one of the bands on the bill or us! Or $12 online or at the door day of show. This show is featuring some of the hardest working bands we have showcased on eNVy, so this should be HUGE! Show is still 18+ ages as well!

Paper Tigers
https://facebook.com/PaperTigersLV

Happy Campers
http://HappyCampers.org/

Revolve
https://facebook.com/RevolveRevolution

Crash Kit
https://facebook.com/Crashkitmusic

Walk Off Hits
http://walkoffhits.com/

Meade Ave
http://meadeave.com/

This show is 18+ ages (with valid ID) and FREE with an advance entry ticket available through any of the bands on the bill or FiggZilla Music. Show is $12 day of show and through the box office or online, so support the bands directly and get in FREE!

Local drink special options for 21+ at $6, $7 and $8!

House of Blues is located inside Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip.

 

 

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Comments Off on ALL AGER RAGER returns with all things METAL 4/11/14 at House of Blues

ALL AGER RAGER is back for another concert series kicking off Spring Break 2014 inside the House of Blues on the MAIN STAGE featuring all things METAL:

Asylum of Ashes – https://www.facebook.com/AsylumOfAshes
Substance – https://www.facebook.com/702substance
Excretory Engorgement – https://www.facebook.com/ExcretoryEngorgement
Pillars of Creation – http://www.pillarsofcreationband.com/
Casket Raider – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Casket-Raider/193479400723552
Scarlet – https://www.facebook.com/scarletblindfold

LIKE the ALL AGER RAGER page on http://facebook.com/hoballagerrager

and JOIN our event – https://www.facebook.com/events/380478448760519

 

Show is ALL AGES (under 16 must have parent or guardian over 18 with valid ID) and $12 through the bands on the bill directly, the House of Blues box office, LiveNation.com or any ticketmaster outlet.

Local drink special options for 21+ at $6, $7 and $8!

House of Blues is located inside Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip.

 

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Comments Off on ROAD TO LAS VEGAS DEATH FEST 666 Band Submissions

INTRODUCING THE ROAD TO LAS VEGAS DEATH FEST 666!

A battle to find the most brutal local or regional band to be added to this years fest (Downtown Las Vegas June 12-14), will be held at the old stomping grounds of The Cheyenne Saloon Saturday May 24th (depending on slot demands we may go a second day). Show will be $10 and local bands will be getting 50% of their advance sales. Any band located outside of the Las Vegas Valley will need to pay a submission fee of $25 to just be considered (submission fee will *not* guarantee you that you will be chosen).

Winner will be chosen based on best musical fit for the fest, we don’t need a boost in sales from this, we want to reward a local with a well earned slot on a Festival we are all very proud of.

Las Vegas Based local submissions: thecheyennesaloonlv@gmail.com
Regional Based submissions: BELOW





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Entering 10 years of booking and promoting, managing and supporting Las Vegas live music, I am at a crossroads of sort. One of the first venues to ever give me my first opportunities to book a show, I am now in charge of the entire calendar. It never was taken lightly, the ability to book a business to bring entertainment, customers and grow its awareness. It was always a privilege.
     Even my first entire show booked, the venue didn’t even schedule a sound person. Then the band I managed, the bass player forgot his bass across town. That douche isn’t even in a band now, and if he is, he sure as shit isn’t promoting it, letting me, the common person, know they even exist. That is the harsh truth many if not most local musicians will not face. A shocking majority all assume, especially in an entertainment driven town like Las Vegas, that because there is live music there is, and will be a crowd, and there is no mention of an evil promoter, unless there isn’t anyone there, then, obviously it must be the promoter or venues fault. Obviously. Right? Fuck no. It takes every entity and then-some for every show, on every level, to be successful. All national acts, and support should represent its shows, releases and going ons to their unique network, and 90% of successful bands do. It’s OBVIOUS, now, that most local and musicians in general assume that because a band they respect and love over years of distributed and radio-played music, that its magically all done for them, just because they wrote some fucking songs on their off work days. And most bands at the level that you find them at, actually do have everything done for them. From booking the show to the travel accommodations, to the very booking of studio time and the money to record the album with a credible producer. I guess that is all inclusive right? You make a song and everyone is demanding your band and throwing money at you… RIGHT?? Well FUCK, that is sure how most of you local musicians seem to feel and project that fantasy world onto your loyal girlfriends and family, the only people you are able to bring out on most occasions. Fact is, most of you band NEED a name attached to the show to get anyone to even bother with your status update or texts about your band. And that constant rejection, that constant reminder that you are NOT the bands you emulate, is very hard to overcome and bring that bright, shiny, positive promo machine to the faces that genuinely wont give two shits about what you are doing. I understand that. I Get it. Now, maybe instead of blaming a venue or promoter for your obvious faults, maybe you try and get passed the no’s. Get passed the people that don’t give a shit and find those that do. Is that too hard?? Then why the FUCK are you expecting people like me and the venues around the globe to cater to your fantasies that you wont even sacrifice for??? Look at any of my pages on social media. My websites. Pick up a local rag mag. I PROMOTE MY FUCKING SHOWS. The problem that no one wants to understand at the local level is that YOU are the reason people care for local music. NOT a promoter or venue, we are just the facilitators.
I know it is hard work to create music from scratch, get all your band members on the same pages, get things in order to do something with it. Again, I get these things. But those efforts behind closed doors do not translate into listeners or fans. The sacrifices you make to practice and make time to perform has to be accompanied by promotion and some kind of marketing structure. Its not a concert promoters job to find your fan base, they help you add onto it by exposing your band to other bands networks and the venues. All a local band needs to do is reach out to friends, family and co-workers. Period. That’s your foundation. Then keep social media and general band advertising consistent to gather new actual fans based on your music. BUT don’t forget to just focus on what you can control, which is a crowd, and the uber-majorty of live local music going people are there because they are friends, family or a co-worker of one of the bands playing.
     Location, location, location. Downtown and the Strip are neat with hundreds of random and regular people there, just to be there, enjoying the many bars and entertainment options in close proximity. And if your band is hip enough you can play there regularly and be successful, and that’s a good thing. But remember that the Vegas valley is huge. Try not to assume that all your ‘fans’ only want to see you at a centrally located venue by forgetting that most of us live far from there. Many locals do not want to pay for parking or walk a mile just to get to the venue with generic, trendy decor. What it boils down to is where do you want to take your music? Do you want to take it on the road? Do you want to hit new markets? Well Vegas is a perfect primer for that. Look at California, one city ends, another begins and you don’t even realize it being so bunched together. But each one of those areas are different markets with potential fans. If you want to build you band, start by reaching all corners of the valley and doing some general marketing in new areas of town. There is over two million people in Vegas that actually live here, and there is no reason why you cannot find a few hundred people to be interested in your music and what you are trying to accomplish. And how is the best way of doing that? Reaching out to your friends, family and co-workers for that foundation, and not getting discouraged with the constant no’s. It is a bitch of a business but if you work hard and take some chances, you get where you want to go, just its usually a completely different route than you originally plotted for.
     So enough bitch-fits, lets talk about Cheyenne Saloon. I know what I was getting into when I took the job, hell it took me two weeks to even start seriously thinking about doing it. I started making plans and structures and started to get excited about turning the venue around to at least a profitable level. The calendar was chaos, the social promo was weak and the advertising was limited to fliers on the streets. Many of you know that around Thanksgiving when I officially took over, we had to start the social media pages from scratch, create a new contact email and rebuild a lot of local, regional and national relations. It was a hoot! Even shit that I did wrong in the past with agents and locals came up, back when Area 702 shut down and I relocated shows instead of canceling them and bands thinking I am expecting the same amount of tickets as I do an HOB show (HA!). So my mistakes and the venues mistakes and mistakes mistakes mistakes were the first month. Clearing the nonsense of the calendar: bands listed but never contacted, bands booked but not listed, and only 1-2 national acts were on the books was the next issue. Now keep in mind we have 5 nights a week of booking entertainment there. That’s 20-30 bands a week. So we aim for 8-10 national/known acts, and the rest a combination of local original and cover band events. I tried a few reoccurring nights, but with both unable to take off due to poor attendance, there is many holes. In that position, you do what you can with what you have. Again there wasn’t much to work with. With so many new opportunities around town it truly has been an uphill battle, only to be compacted by the fact that locals aren’t drawing. National acts get fans in the door, but without the complementary crowd from the local support, the shows will continue to barely cover or fail totally. I’m not looking for any one local band to carry any show. But what I am EXPECTING is every band and person associated with the show to try harder than a status update twice a week. On local and regional shows I am just looking for 10-20 people to come out for each band, along with 10-20 regulars from the bar, all of a sudden we are at 75-100 people for a local show and all the bands have to do was reach out effectively to their network of people that only they can reach, you know, those friends, family and co-workers. I work hard from the time I wake up to the time I go to bed and rarely get a day off. I will continue to do that until I achieve my goals. Where’s the ambition for bands to get their music heard? I created the Cheyenne Saloon’s most recent Facebook page after the Thanksgiving holiday and now we are over 1000 likes in that short time, already more than the page we weren’t able to use anymore and more than a vast majority of local bands who have been around for years. Weird how pushing and posting everyday works out by getting new people interested and your network constantly grows.
     Moral of the story, if you are in a local band, all you figgin’ have to do is consistently push your show, your music and your band directly to your friends, family and co-workers and from that your foundation of actual fans will build, if you allow it to. If someone else if pushing your passions more than you, you cannot expect it to go farther than a monkey throws its shit in the zoo.
Comments Off on Las Vegas Deathfest 666 – 6/12, 6/13, 6/14 2014

LVDF_announce

IT’S BACK! And this year the Las Vegas Deathfest is taking over Downtown Las Vegas and the LVCS to make our 6th year the biggest and best yet. Here is our confirmed list of bands, order and days are coming soon!

DAY ONE – THURSDAY, June 12th 2014:

Pessimist (Reunion Show) – http://www.pessimist.com/
ROAD TO DEATHFEST WINNER – Opticleft
Amputated Genitals (Columbia) – https://facebook.com/pages/Amputated-Genitals/256675917751856
dismal lapse
Kataplexy – http://kataplexy.bandcamp.com/
Sexual Atrocities
Memory
Elbow Deep – http://elbowdeep.us/
Deformity
Delusional Parasitosis (US/Germany) – https://www.facebook.com/Delusionalparasitosis
Omnihility – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Omnihility/226909030653774
United By Hate – https://www.facebook.com/Unitedbyhate666
Embodied Torment – https://www.facebook.com/embodiedtorment
Abhorration
Desecrate The Faith – https://www.facebook.com/desecratethefaithofficial
Fetal Disgorge – https://www.facebook.com/FetalDisgorge.us
Malevolent Supremacy
Rutah – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rutah/442544779100745

FRIDAY – Day 2

Mortal Decay – https://www.facebook.com/mortaldecayusa
Lust of Decay – https://www.facebook.com/LustOfDecayOfficial
Devangelic (Italy) – https://www.facebook.com/devangelic.official
Unmerciful – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Unmerciful/347016405378181
Meshiha – https://www.facebook.com/Meshihaofficial
Inferia (Finland) – https://myspace.com/inferia
Euphegenia – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Euphegenia/318911998241415
Extinctionist (Germany) – https://www.facebook.com/extinctionist
Coathanger Abortion – https://www.facebook.com/CoathangerAbortionOfficial
Troglodyte – http://www.neandercore.com/
Solidification – https://myspace.com/solidification
Torn The Fuck Apart – https://www.facebook.com/tornthefuuckapart
Immortal Suffering – http://www.immortalsuffering.com/
Sadistic Butchering – https://www.facebook.com/JohnTheButcherT.X.D.M
Rott – https://www.facebook.com/ROTTOFFICAL
Visceral Throne
Intravenous Contamination (Germany) – https://www.facebook.com/IntravenousContamination
Apoplexy – https://www.facebook.com/APOPLEXY.LOSANGELES

SATURDAY Day 3

Gorgasm – https://www.facebook.com/AnalSkewer
Guttural Secrete
Corpsefucking Art (Italy) – https://www.facebook.com/pages/CORPSEFUCKING-ART/156818635582
Condemned
Cerebral Incubation – https://www.facebook.com/CerebralIncubation
Gortuary – https://www.facebook.com/GortuaryOfficial
Letum Ascensus – https://www.facebook.com/Letumascensusofficial
Interment – https://www.facebook.com/Intermenttx
Incinerate
Exhumer (Italy) – https://myspace.com/exhumer
Vomit God – http://vomitgodofficial.com/
Crepitation (UK) – https://www.facebook.com/crepitation
Composted – https://www.facebook.com/composted
Leprous Divinity
Splattered – https://www.facebook.com/splatteredofficial
!!!TENTACLES!!!
Logistic Slaughter – https://www.facebook.com/logisticslaughter
Cerebral Engorgement – https://www.facebook.com/Cerebralengorgement

Doors at Noon daily. Show is 21+ with proper I.D.

TICKETS ARE ON SALE BELOW
Single Day Pass: $30
Three Day Pass: $75

The LVCS (Las Vegas Country Saloon) is located at Las Vegas Blvd and Fremont Street on the second floor of the Worlds Largest Pint, Hennesseys.

Well there you go!!! LINE UP IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE!!!! Stay updated and LIKE the official page!

http://facebook.com/lasvegasdeathfest

TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE ONLY AT WILL CALL, they will NOT be mailed.

TICKETS OFF SALE – THANKS FOR COMING OUT AND MAKING THIS THE BIGGEST YEAR TO DATE!!

Comments Off on Layzie Bone of Bone Thugs N Harmony in Vegas February 1st, 2014

With Layzie Bone seemingly set to ship off from Bone Thugs after an announcement in September, and with the 10th BTNH album dropping a few months later, his obligations are done and he is ready to embark with his own album ‘Perfect Timing’ and tour of the same name and focusing on new label Harmony Howse Entertainment. You can catch him in Las Vegas on February 1st at the Cheyenne Saloon, tickets on sale now! Check out his latest video below and get ready!

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