It’s that time of year again where things get loud and fuzzy and full of distortion and darkness. You know, rock ’n’ roll on the fringes. Psycho Las Vegas has been a welcome addition to Sin City’s busy festival offerings since its inception. Where other fests zig, Psycho zags. First off, it all takes place in one location, the concert-ready Hard Rock Hotel. This gives festgoers the chance to move from stage to stage with ease, relax, shower and change in their rooms, and watch some of their favorite acts in the comfort of air-conditioned venues that were built for live music. It’s an ideal way to spend a hard-rockin’ few days.

The buzz isn’t just in the speakers but also in the air as fans from all over await to see Psycho 2018’s main attraction, Danzig, pictured, performing his seminal album, Danzig III: How the Gods Kill, front to back. Other appointment-viewing acts including Swedish garage rockers The Hellacopters with their revived original lineup, Norwegian symphonic black metal–talk about a subgenre–standouts Dimmu Borgir, Pennsylvania skate punk crew CKY and the always-huggable metalcore quintet All Pigs Must Die.

Psycho Las Vegas promises to build on what they’ve done right in the past to continue to deliver one of the most worthwhile festivals in the United States.

Hard Rock Hotel, noon Aug. 17-19, starting at $99 plus tax and fee. 888.929.7849 AXS