Las Vegas is not known for its indie music, but there are a few venues in town that bust it out with the independent tunes. Venues like The Beauty Bar, The Bunkhouse Saloon and the Double Down Saloon bring it with the local and national indie acts on a regular basis.
When indie shows hit the Las Vegas music scene, they are often affordable or free to compete with the ample entertainment Las Vegas has to offer.
Here are three indie music shows you don't want to miss this November:
Melt Banana - Friday, Nov. 25, 2011 at the Bunkhouse Saloon
If you are into hyper-fast, loud music that you can only dance to by jumping around and freaking out, Melt Banana might just be your thing. Though it is usually pricey to see this Japanese punk band in other cities, at the Bunkhouse Saloon this November, the show is only $10 presale and $12 at the door, which is a steal compared to their other shows. As far as experience goes, Melt Banana is a sure thing for indie fans who love it loud.
Thrashgiving: The Thanksgiving Charity Show - Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011 - The Cheyenne Saloon
The Cheyenne Saloon has held a yearly benefit show for Thanksgiving for the past couple years, and 2011 is no different. Highlights of the show include Evil Dead, Exmortus and Blessed Curse. Tickets are $13.
Between the Buried and Me - Wed., Nov. 23, 2011 - The House of Blues Mandalay Bay
Fans of hard-played metal that's fast and skilled on the execution will want to hit the House of Blues for Between the Buried and Me. Tickets for this show are $20 plus fees.