I am Las Vegan, looking for the sound of the city. Not the sounds of the plentiful tribute or cover bands on the strip, but of original modern music of the city. Yes, there has been some big players coming out of the Vegas music scene. Such as the Killers, Imagine Dragons and Panic! at the Disco. But what about us little people, working the daily grind, trying to get a chance to make and play more music. What is our sound.
We come in 6 in the nation for bars per capita as stated on http://www.haveanight.com. Wow that’s a lot of bars in Las Vegas. So, there must be a lot of music, right? With an emerging art scene and the First Friday arts festival Las Vegas has been livening up for locals. Also, the huge music festival “Life is Beautiful” in late September, could Las Vegas be turning its wheels from the pinch of the all-powerful casinos into a creative mecca?
I have been a little anti-social and withdrawn lately, I don’t know if it’s my age, this town or just a phase but it sucks. So here is my attempt to break out of my shell. I am making a “Las Vegas Local Bands” Spotify collaborative playlist. This way all of us Las Vegans can get to know each other and our music. If you’re a Las Vegas band and want to add your song, please follow first, then add one song. You can go here to add or listen: Las Vegas Local Bands Spotify Link
Las Vegas Local Bands
Here is a good little read about the different Spotify Playlists types from CD Baby
Jake Wagner spins local Las Vegas bands on The Nightshift 91.5 KUNV FM 9-11PM