Latest Beauty Bar Stories

2008-09-19 06:00:21

By Jason Bracelin It began with a series of high fives in a dark room, delivered by a group of dudes beaming like teen boys after one of them had just lost his virginity. And in a way, a seal had been broken. It was Thursday night at the Beauty Bar, and Vegas indie rockers The Novelty Act had christened the four-day Neon Reverb downtown music fest with a strong set of dissonant, yet tuneful pop cluster bombs punctuated by bursts of tenor sax and a guitarist who played from his knees...

2008-08-15 06:00:27

By Jason Bracelin He held his guitar over his head, like a trophy, like he should have. It was the end of a fuzz-drenched set of stoner rock thunder, and Torche frontman Steve Brooks had earned the right to a triumphant pose, glistening with perspiration like a sweaty diamond. Driven by a drummer who swung his arms so hard it was as if he had anvils for fists, Torche's set was equally hooky and heavy, a victory lap for the power of the almighty riff. The band brought the first full...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.