VIVA LAS VEGAS!: DESERT DRAGON TO ROCK THE ROOF OFF DOWNTOWN GRAND HOTEL & CASINO /SATURDAY, MAY 17TH
(LAS VEGAS, NV) – Just as U2 did at Rockefeller Center during their recent Tonight Show appearance, L.A. band Desert Dragon will rock the roof off the Downtown Grand Las Vegas during the hot quintet’s upcoming show there, Saturday, May 17, 2014. 10:45 p.m.-11:45 p.m. Free. Info: (855) 384-7263 or https://www.facebook.com/DowntownGrandLV.
Known for their fiery live shows (no pun intended!), Desert Dragon recently took to the road for a six-city SXSW Tour that included a date at Shakespeare’s Pub in Austin, TX. KESHA keyboardist Jenna Stone joined Desert Dragon for the tour.
In January Desert Dragon recently performed with iconic rock band Blue Oyster Cult at The Canyon Club, to great reviews. Vintage Rock’s James Shelley wrote, “before I get started on BOC’s performance I must shout from the mountain about the opening band, Desert Dragon. In a word, dynamite! These guys rocked! They definitely have the old school sound: heavy on guitars, thick bass lines, dynamic percussion, keyboards and great vocals. Percussionist Nicholas Mason held everything together. No fancy moves, just solid rock drumming. Singer Ross Petraca demonstrated a set of pipes that, head to head, would compete with a list of established vocalists, some having been around for greater than fifty years.”
National publication Music Connection opined, “(Desert Dragon’s) rhythm section is tight…Double-duty DeCario plays deep, sludgy grooves on the bass and atmospheric synthesizers, one of the highlights of the set…the twin guitar attack of Greg Patnode (who also wrote “Darkness Shines”) and Thiago Straioto show the kind of balance expected from Judas Priest’s K.K. Downing and Glen Tipton, if not with harmonized solos, then definitely with their distinct styles. Lead singer Ross Petraca has some quality pipes.”
In a just-published review, the L.A. Music Examiner calls Desert Dragon’s recent EP release Desolation, “Miles Away from the competition.” Writer Will Phoenix goes on to say, “Darkness Shines” is an energetic introduction to their signature sound…”Miles Away” is yet another song that works well live…every band needs a song like closing cut “Bring Back The Life.” Read the entire review here: http://www.examiner.com/article/desert-dragon-s-desolation-is-miles-away-from-the-competition?CID=examiner_alerts_article.