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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After helping Steven and Aaron film a Stripped Down Session with the singer from Fenix TX, talking to the Rayner guys, and grabbing some dinner at Pizza Rock, I made my way to Backstage Bar and Billiards in time to catch the first band of the night, locals The Leather Bound Crooks. ...

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My first time seeing Authority Zero was close to two years ago at the Hard Rock Pool with NOFX, and I remember leaving the show pleasantly surprised by a band with whom I was only moderately familiar. Mid-way through their most recent Las Vegas stop at Backstage Bar and Billiards (and my 3rd Authority Zero show) I realized that the punk/reggae group have become one of my favorite live bands. ...

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