Written by Matthew O’brien
To the delight of music junkies, Neon Reverb is back for its second straight year. The critically adored indie-music festival will be held March 9 through 12 in downtown Las Vegas. This year’s headliners include New York’s the Drums, LA’s Chicano Batman, Mexico’s Le Butcherettes and England’s Temples. Local acts include the Big Friendly Corporation, Same Sex Mary and Black Camaro.
Shows in the Fremont East area will be held at the Bunkhouse Saloon, Backstage Bar & Billiards, Beauty Bar and 11th Street Records. Shows in the Arts District will be at Velveteen Rabbit and the Inside Style warehouse. (The Inside Style show, which begins at 2 p.m. on March 11, is all ages and will showcase female musicians.)
Neon Reverb debuted in 2008. It has featured established acts like Melvins, Ty Segall and the Walkmen, but specializes in mid-tier acts that have a chance to make it big. It also aims to showcase the local music community and promising local acts.
Single show ($15) and festival passes ($60) are now on sale. For more info, visit www.neonreverb.com.