Psycho Las Vegas Festival brings the noise
Psycho Las Vegas Festival returns for a three-day celebration of organized noise that’s one of the summer’s hottest tickets. The bands overtake just about every stage at the host property, and for festivalgoers, this is a coup. They don’t have to spend all day in the hot sun. They can eat at the resort’s restaurants. And they can go back to their rooms to nap during downtime so they can give their well-rested souls over to the lords of metal.
This year’s lineup presents all the sonic fuzz one could want. Shoegaze psych rockers The Brian Jonestown Massacre might either be brilliant or lead singer Anton Newcombe might try to fight other band or audience members throughout their performance. It’s a win either way. Danish black metal act King Diamond brings his impressive vocal scale to the U.S. for his only listed show this year. Black metal band Abbath, pictured, promises an unsettling set, but in a very, very good way.
Add in at least 80(!) other voraciously loud acts and it all equals one of the city’s most rewarding festivals.
Hard Rock Hotel, 11 a.m. Aug. 18-20, starting at $99 plus tax and fee. 888.929.7849