Top Local Rock Bands In Las Vegas

August 8, 2013 5:00 AM

Las Vegas is the entertainment capital of the world. That title affords new talent many opportunities to hone their craft. There are dozens of bars and clubs where bands of all types can perform in front of live audiences. As a result, Las Vegas residents have the privilege to listen to talented bands singing live any day of the week. From small bars to concert venues, you’ll find great local rock bands playing classic hits as well as their own new material.

Check out this list of local rock bands and our previous list of the Best Local Rock Bands In Las Vegas.

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Next Generation Rising

Next Generation Rising is the most successful rock band in Las Vegas whose members are all in high school. The members of Next Generation Rising are all students at Las Vegas Academy of the Arts, a performing arts magnet school in downtown Las Vegas. What started as a fun afternoon diversion, turned into a band that has opened for national acts. The group’s punk rock style is influenced by bands like Green Day, Blink 182 and Brand New. To download free singles, visit and follow the band’s Facebook page for show dates.

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Outta The Black

Outta The Black is a classic rock and metal band putting its own spin on old classics. The members of Outta The Black are great musicians that concentrate on performing the best show possible for the audience. If you love bands like Motley Crue, Dokken and Black Sabbath, an Outta The Black show is a can’t miss. Find the band at Las Vegas venues like Counts Vamp’d and the famous Pioneer Saloon. For details and show dates, follow the group on Facebook.

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Bluff Control

Bluff Control is a rock band that covers classic rock bands like ZZ Top, Aerosmith and The Doors but also adds in classic 80’s music from Robert Palmer, INXS, The Cars and more. The talented members of Bluff Control are dedicated to pleasing crowds and were the winners of Club Fortune Casino’s “2011 Battle of the Bands.” To find out where to catch the next performance, visit the group’s website.

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Rok Of Ages

Rok of Ages brings together four musicians with experience playing all over the world. The group specializes in rock hits from the ’70s and ’80s and was a featured band at downtown’s Fremont Street Experience. Catch the band at JC Wooloughans Irish Pub and the Eastside Cannery, or book this talent for your own private show. For details and dates, visit

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Christa Emmer is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in broadcast journalism. She has experience as a news writer, editor and producer in television news. Christa has been a Las Vegas resident for more than 20 years. Follow her on twitter @ChristaEmmer. Her work can be found at

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