Those who don’t know Marco Barbieri, he’s big time. Ran Century Media in the US for a number of years and then left to start up Salem Rose Music and apparently put together this new Doom in June fest in Las Vegas. I’m always interested to see who’s a stoner rock fan, and clearly Barbieri qualifies. And no, I wasn’t insulted not to be asked to sponsor. No more than ever, anyway. $20 is a good deal for this many bands. One just hopes the bar is well stocked.
Quoth the PR wire:
Salem Rose Music Presents has teamed up with Vegas Star Bookings to bring a different kind of music festival to Las Vegas. Doom in June fest, which will be held Sat. June 5 at The Cheyenne Saloon (3103 N. Rancho Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89130), is intended to be an annual event every June that will kick off the summer with some of the best names in doom and stoner rock. The musical styles are held near and dear to those dedicated to the cause and Marco Barbieri, owner of Salem Rose Music, is a longtime fan and supporter of the underground music scene and wanted to put his own spin on things.
“With only a handful of doom and stoner rock fests around the world we’ve decided to support these genres by throwing our own party to be held every year in June in Las Vegas. June 5th marks the inaugural Doom in June fest and we’re preparing for a special day showcasing some of the finest emerging bands in the styles.”
Fifteen out-of-town bands will be coming to Las Vegas to perform, including Fireball Ministry, Black Cobra, Slough Feg, The Gates of Slumber, Radio Moscow, Sasquatch, House of Broken Promises, Ride the Sun, Supergiant, Behold! the Monolith, Green & Wood, Aranya, Salvador, Lead Burns Red and Dirt Communion. Sponsors for the event include Doom Metal Alliance, All That’s Heavy Shop, Foundry of Doom Radio and Hellride Music. The event starts at 2pm and goes for 12 hours. Advance tickets are available now for $20 from brownpapertickets.com.
Tags: Doom in June, Las Vegas, Salem Rose Music