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Jarret Keene

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    Punk Rock Bowling Made Easy

    By Jarret Keene

    Punk Rock Bowling is back again, and the musical lineup looks superb. There’s plenty of classic testosterone-fueled punk on hand (Agnostic Front, The Damned, D.R.I.), sure. But there’s also more diverse, quirkier fare this time around. Case in point: new-wave pop radicals Devo, and a group comprising former members of hardcore icons Black Flag called, […]

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    See Snake. See Snake Rattle Rattle Snake at the Fifth Street School

    By Jarret Keene

    Denver indie-rock band Snake Rattle Rattle Snake slithers into Centennial Plaza at the Historic Fifth Street School (401 S. Fourth St.) at 6:30 p.m. April 27. (Local act American Cream opens.) If the school seems an odd venue to host a free rock show, that’s because it is. How did it happen? Turns out the Las Vegas Cultural Affairs department was […]

  • Downtown News

    Jennifer Kleven Opens Up Over Closing Her Gallery

    By Jarret Keene

    For the past two years and four months, Kleven Contemporary hosted many of the best contemporary art exhibits in Las Vegas. The micro gallery, housed in Emergency Arts, drew emerging artists who worked in a diversity of media and styles, from Andrew Sea James’ photography of quirky Valley landscapes to a paper installation by Andreana Donahue to Kyla […]

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    The Best of Neon Reverb

    By Jarret Keene

    EDITOR’S NOTE: If you want to know what’s worth seeing at Neon Reverb this week, ask Vegas Seven’s local music expert Jarret Keene. Here are his picks for the homegrown Downtown music festival, which begins March 20. National Acts One of the best touring lineups is at 8 p.m. March 22 at Beauty Bar’s two (indoor/outdoor) […]

  • Downtown News

    Get Ready for a Leaner, Tighter Neon Reverb

    By Jarret Keene

    Since 2008, Neon Reverb, Downtown Las Vegas’ beloved indie-rock festival—set to return on March 20—has hosted many of the best up-and-coming touring bands. As the festival grew, Neon Reverb founders James Woodbridge and Thirry Harlin grew more ambitious, offering music in all genres—blues, metal, hip-hop, rockabilly. Shows took place in a sprawling assortment of Downtown venues. The […]

  • Downtown News

    Richard Hooker Brings Zest to the Arts District

    By Jarret Keene

    For 13 years, Richard Thomas Hooker served as senior cultural specialist for the City of Las Vegas. During that time, he played an instrumental and collaborative role in a series of projects that transformed Downtown. He co-chaired the Vegas Valley Book Festival; spearheaded the Aerial Gallery (which stretched along Las Vegas Boulevard); secured the first […]

  • Downtown News

    Downtown and Local Music: A Wish List for 2013

    By Jarret Keene

    Dear Vegas Music Scene, I’ve come up with a few New Year’s resolutions on your behalf. Keep the following in mind as you work toward developing into a real live-music destination instead of a stop tacked on between gigs in Oakland, Calif., and Tempe, Ariz. The scene’s first motion? For someone to please do something […]