Sin City Presents Magazine February 2017 Volume 4 Issue 2 - Page 20

New Years Eve 2016

It was the end of an era on December 31, when the Hard Rock Cafe restaurant outside of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino shut its doors for good, but not before one final musical extravaganza headlined by sleaze-rock legend Brent Muscat and a host of the city's most talented rockers!

Billed as “Brent Muscat & Friends” the event was sponsored by Dirty Tequila, Rode'o Raggz, Pussykat Tattoo, Sin City Presents, and Sound Solutions.

The six hour extravaganza kicked off with two highly energetic, up and coming bands, Until The Eclipse and The Black Tapes. Fronted by lead guitarist Ian Rollwitz, Until the Eclipse is one to watch out for with their seamless delivery of classic rock and metal songs that guarantees they will soon be a well known name on the Vegas rock scene.

The Black Tapes, comprised of musicians whose average is probably about 16, stunned the sold out show with a blistering set that included classics by Led Zeppelin and others. Upon the completion of their set, the youngsters received a standing ovation from the impressed audience.

Not long after The Mayor of All Things Rock & Roll Brent Muscat and a who's who of the Vegas rock scene took the stage. Guests included David Reed Watson, Sin City Sammy, Jason Constantine (who pulled double duty as stage manager, also), Nadir D'priest, Ronee Pena, Leona X, Mary Kryah, Kimberly Barnhill, Danny Robert, Merry Adin, David Karr, Dirk Vermin, David Cooper, Duane Falconer, and members of Muscat's own band, The Saints of Las Vegas, Rob Cournoyer, Fritz O'Hara, and Anthony Serrano.

There wasn't an empty seat in the house, and it was a great ending to a historic venue.

Special thanks to Leah Burlington for the great photos!