Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010 | 12:34 p.m.
- What: The Avett Brothers
- When: 8 p.m. Thursday
- Where: Silverton; 263-7777
- Cost: $35
So you're finally playing Vegas ...
I think it's the one major city we haven't played in the country. I'm excited to finally play there; that's going to be interesting because you know, Vegas is kind of a notorious place, right? I don't know what to expect — what we've seen in movies and what not.
How was it working with producing legend Rick Rubin on latest album I and Love and You?
It was an honor, simply put. Rick moved in organically, naturally — he's not big on getting in the way. He knows how to lead a situation by subtly controlling [it]. I'd [also] be lying not to say that it didn't have some sort of validating feeling to it, that somebody of his experience would want to share some with us.
I read that the title track is actually about your relationship with your fans.
We started touring in 2002, and we played in very small places for very small crowds. We were very, very close to the people we played with — we hung out with them before and after shows and we knew everybody. As years passed, as crowds grew, we learned that we couldn't maintain the same relationship. So there's been a growing distancing between us and those fans, [but] at the same time, a growing closeness, as we make more music and touch more people with it.
Reminiscent of a rustic lodge, this off-the-Strip casino offers something for everyone, including affordable rooms, an array of dining options and family friendly features.
Silverton Casino Hotel is decorated in earth tones, stone and wood, and accented with amber-tinted lighting. The 90,000-square-foot casino includes more than 30 tables games, 1,900 slots, a high-limit lounge, a newly renovated poker room and the Cantor Gaming Sports Book.
One of the resort's most unique features is its 117,000-gallon saltwater aquarium, which houses more than 4,000 sharks, stingrays and tropical fish — and an occasional mermaid. Just steps away from the aquatic wonderland is the flagship 165,000-square-foot Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, with everything from hunting, boating, fishing and camping gear.
Surrounding the casino floor is a vast array of dining options, such as the upscale-steakhouse Twin Creeks or the unique Mexican restaurant Mi Casa Grill Cantina.
— Originally published in Las Vegas Weekly