Finally, the headlining band of the night, the Interrupters, launched into “A Friend Like Me” with little delay. The sudden energy from the band and the crowd proved to be more than a short burst, as it continued throughout the rest of their set. I saw The Interrupters at Viva Ska Vegas last year, where they were awesome, but seemed kind of like “Aimee Interrupter and her back-up band.” ...

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As I stepped out of the elevator, and into the lobby of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, I found myself lost in a turmoil of slot machines and cigarette smoke. I hadn’t been in a casino in almost five years, let alone Vinyl. ...

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The lineup for the 6th annual Summer Bummer has been announced, taking place on Aug. 21 at Vinyl Las Vegas (inside the Hard Rock Hotel) and bringing together a strong variety of local talent, including punk rockers Anti-Vision, pop punkers Tonight We Fight and ska/punks The CG’s. ...

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Like a punk rock Sacagawea, we wanted to help you navigate through the, at last count, 7.4 million bands playing this weekend. So before we go dark for a bit, team PIV compiled this list of our favorites, displayed here in fabulous alphabetical order. ...

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