Latest Jason Bracelin Stories

2008-10-10 06:00:24

By Jason Bracelin Her voice shot through the shadows, like a match struck in a dark room. It was thick with emotion, yet resolute, a velvet glove wrapped around a clenched fist.

2008-10-07 06:00:31

review-journal Review-Journal music critic Jason Bracelin and feature writer Corey Levitan received national first-place awards in the 2008 Excellence-in-Feature-Writing Competition sponsored by the American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors.

2008-09-26 06:00:23

By Jason Bracelin Rage-addled metalheads, rap cutups and, uh, Wayne Brady lead the way in this month's roundup of Vegas releases.

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.

2008-09-12 06:00:27

By Jason Bracelin They call themselves facilitators, not promoters. There's a difference, you know. "I try to make that clear to everybody," Thirry Harlin says between bites of his lunch at The Strip Sandwich Shop on a recent Tuesday afternoon.

2008-09-05 06:00:08

By Jason Bracelin Do they make Kevlar boots? If not, someone ought to fashion a couple hundred pairs and send them to the various music industry powers that be, for once again, they're shooting themselves in the feet. This time, it's over Internet broadcasting.

2008-08-22 06:00:26

By Jason Bracelin The pickets never seem to relent, and neither does the heat. Outside the Wal-Mart on East Lake Mead Drive they march - day in, day out, sometimes in 115 degree temperatures - protesting the hiring of nonunion workers to build the store.

2008-08-22 06:00:17

By Jason Bracelin By JASON BRACELIN REVIEW-JOURNAL The Yeller Bellies' hellacious, 100-proof foot stomp is more fun than an open bar. Well, almost. Singer/mandolinist Rob "Yeller" Bell sounds off on true country and the best places in Vegas to get loaded.

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.

2008-08-08 06:00:40

By Jason Bracelin Solar-powered pop and death you can dance to top this month's roundup of local releases: THIS ROMANTIC TRAGEDY, "Like Drama, Like Karma" (myspace.com/ thsromantictragedy): It sounds like a dance party thrown in an abattoir, a mix of concussive, butt quakin' beats and the anguished screams of the dying.

Word of the Day
  • The abrogation of a law by a higher authority; annulment.
  • In music, during the eighteenth century, a song or an instrumental piece similar to the serenade, intended for performance in the open air.
The word 'cassation' comes from the French 'cassation', from Latin 'casso' ("destroy, annul").