The Mad Caps and Dude City perform at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas’ Boulevard Pool

The Mad Caps
On Thursday, Aug. 30, local bands The Mad Caps (above) and Dude City showed the crowd at BLVD Social Club – Thursdays Live at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas that the city has no shortage of local talent (Photo credit: © Francis Shiroma / SpyOnVegas)

The Mad Caps
The Mad Caps

Photo credit: © Francis Shiroma / SpyOnVegas.

Dude City rocked the crowd with numbers including “Vampire Boy,” “Railroad Pass” and “Nuclear Fusion.” The Mad Caps then introduced the audience to hybrid grunge-blues tracks such as “Rosie and the Wolf Man,” “Baby Man” and “Tube Top.”

The Mad Caps
The Mad Caps

Photo credit: © Francis Shiroma / SpyOnVegas.

Dude City has come a long way since their debut self-titled album recorded in the winter of 2008. With a new album, Leavin’, cross-country gigs and changes to the band’s original lineup, Dude City is churning out the rock and roll love like never before. Backed by Devil’s Tower Records, this quartet of three men and one Bulgarian woman have found a refined, dynamic and character-driven way to convey music that some of today’s mainstream artists have not yet mastered.

Dude City
Dude City

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The Mad Caps bring a stripped-down, revved-up brand of bluesy rock and roll with an appeal crossing many generational and musical barriers. Due to singer/guitarist Ted Rader’s powerful vocals and raunchy fret-work, and drummer Jon Real’s infectious, dance-worthy grooving, The Mad Caps offer a little something for everyone. They were voted “Best Original Local Rock Band” by the staff of the Las Vegas Review-Journal in 2012.

Dude City
Dude City

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Next up at BLVD Social Club – Thursdays Live is Little Hurricane on Thursday, Sept. 6. and The Hives on Thursday, Sept. 13.

Dude City
Dude City

Photo credit: © Francis Shiroma / SpyOnVegas.

Full Thursdays Live 2012 Lineup

  • September 6: Little Hurricane
  • September 13: The Hives
  • September 20: Ryan Leslie
  • September 27: Barcelona
  • October 4: GROUPLOVE

BLVD Social Club – Thursdays Live is a sophisticated yet offbeat, original yet contemporary exclusive poolside nightlife experience unlike any other in Las Vegas. Featuring an eclectic mix of up-and-coming bands along with resident DJ M!keAttack, this is the premier venue for emerging artists on the cusp of the music movement. Taking place Thursday evenings at the Boulevard Pool, guests can enjoy every amenity at the one-of-a-kind venue from poolside billiards to unparalleled views from the North Bar along with exciting live music from a new wave of talent amidst a vibrant social scene overlooking the heart of The Strip. Guests are encouraged to use the venue’s three pools but will only be permitted to do so with proper swim attire.