The Dillinger Block Party Arrives on May 13th

Once a year The Dillinger shuts down a couple blocks in the heart of Boulder City's picturesque downtown and throws a big block party. This year the 6th annual Dillinger Block Party will be on Saturday, May 13th.  Along with free entry, the event is all all-ages with bands starting at 4pm.

Here now is a quick preview of some of the bands that are set to perform.




Lenguas Largas has been hailed as a "Dreamy Garage-pop from Tucson, AZ," by Maximum Rock & Roll. While Nate from Weekly Tape Deck has called their music "gloom/psych rock from Arizona. Lo-Fi minimal tracking fill these tunes with a graveyard like spooky haze." They have previously performed at  The Flycatcher and The Rebel Lounge in Arizona and at the Monarch in El Paso.








Photo by Catasco

Photo by Catasco

Black Camaro is an American indie rock band that formed in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2001. The band's founding members are guitarist and vocalist Brian Garth and keyboardist and vocalist Tom Miller. In 2001, Garth and Miller began recording Black Camaro’s first album, White People Fucked up the Blues in a living room in North Las Vegas on a 16 track digital recorder. In 2003, the two members self-released the album in a handmade run of 300 CDs, which were eventually discovered by music journalist Jarret Keene in Balcony Lights, a local record store the duo frequented. Soon after the release, Las Vegas CityLife alternative-weekly newspaper published an album review, written by Keene, exposing the music to a larger fan base.







 Sander L. "Sandy" Nelson is an American drummer. Nelson, one of the best-known rock drummers of the early 1960s, had several solo instrumental Top 40 hits and was a session drummer on many other well-known hits, and released over 30 albums. He lives in Boulder City, Nevada, and continues to experiment with music on keyboards and piano.






Phto Credit: Andrew Rigby

Phto Credit: Andrew Rigby

 Same Sex Mary is an independent rock band from Boulder City, Nevada formed by James Howard Adams with Tsvetelina Stefanova, and are well known members of the Las Vegas indie music scene. In early 2013 the inaugural Life Is Beautiful Festival held auditions in Las Vegas, with Same Sex Mary rounding out the final chosen lineup that included locals Rusty Maples, and Coastwest Unrest. At that time, the band was undergoing a successful crowdfunding campaign to aid in releasing Sex Cells on vinyl 12". Sex Cells was released in March 2013, with all Kickstarter donors receiving a vinyl copy of the album. In July 2013, the band won a Las Vegas Weekly Award for Best Indie-Scene Mainstay before performing in the inaugural Life Is Beautiful Festival the following October.





 The Dirty Hooks is an Indie/Blues/Rock band formed in Las Vegas, Nevada in June 2010. The band features singer/baritone guitarist Bobby McCall, guitarist/keys Anthony Ratto and drummer/vocalist Jenine Cali. Creating a sound influenced by bands from The Dead Weather, The Kills, The Raveonettes to The Beatles and The Pixies, this trio still manages to create their own sound. Max Plenke of Las Vegas Citylife Magazine was called The Dirty Hooks "bare-knuckled and remarkably erotic. You know, sex rock." 






With many years of experience in various music projects between the 6 members of Dogyear, there is an eclecticism & balance not often heard. Bringing sweeping harmonies, layered guitars & a dynamic rhythm section, Dogyear hits a lot of sweet spots. In their short time together, these 6 musicians have cultivated a solid following based on their tight, yet moving live performances.  The band recently played at the Artisan's Amplified with The All-Together's and Shayna Rain Band.



Back in march of 2001...The Bargain DJ Collective set out to break up Las Vegas' monotonous club routine, and rebel against the top 40, techno-crap that fills every single club in town. Originally started by former KUNV DJ, Rex Dart(the eskimo spy) and longtime pal Larry Bird, the Collective began hosting a DJ event at Vegas’ quaint Champagne’s Cafe. They called it "This is Hardcore." Featuring everything from Radiohead to Run DMC, Built To Spill to James Brown, and the Descendents to Depeche Mode, The Bargain DJ Collective’s events became the “anti-club.” Dart and Bird enlisted the Drizzle, and former KUNV DJ and Music Director Ryan Kinder (DJ Tiger) to help out. The Collective have been going strong ever since



For more info and to RSVP:

Check out the full festival lineup announcement video:

Jorge Lara