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Golden sound: VGK music director spins soundtrack to a winning season

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=” Image”/ > Patrick Ruhilg Vegas Golden Knights Music Director Jake Wagner is shown at T-Mobile Arena.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018|2 a.m.

During the first round of the playoffs versus the Kings, the Beach Boys struck “Surfin’ U.S.A” played over the mammoth stereo at T-Mobile Arena. The audience did the wave in time to the music and Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury took part with the crowd, making for a remarkable moment.

Golden Knights Music Director Jake Wagner has many memories from the team’s debut season, however the Fleury-wave is among his favorites. That and the Oct. 10 house opener. “I still get chills considering it,” Wagner states.

” It’s been truly special, like soundtracking a movie in real time,” Wagner states about picking the music for the Knights’ astronomical increase. He likewise plays organ/keyboard, books several DJs throughout the arena and aids with production material when needed. “( It’s) among the best stories in the history of sports.”

So how does he choose music for video games? It’s an art that happens in genuine time.

Jake Wagner’s favorite tunes to play at Golden Knights’ video games

Arcade Fire, “Signs of Life”

Avicii, “The Nights”

ASAP Rocky & & Skrillex, “Wild For The Nights”

Greta Van Fleet, “Highway Tune”

Tiesto + The Chainsmokers, “Split (Only U)”

The Black Keys, “Gold On The Ceiling”

Papa Roach, “Born For Achievement”

Gizzle, “Get Loud For Me”

Alice Merton, “No Roots”

Steve Aoki, “Delirious (Boneless)”

Envision Dragons, “Whatever It Takes”

John Wick Mode, “Le Castle Vania” (group entryway track)

DJ Shadow ft. Run The Jewels, “No one Speak (important)” (team walk-off track)

WWE Introduction Styles (Bobby Roode, Shinsuke Nakamura, AJ Styles and more)

Penguin Jail, “All Night Long” (Lionel Richie cover)

Welshly Arms, “Famous”

Thirty Seconds to Mars, “Hail To The Victor”

Jax Jones, “Yeah Yeah Yeah”

Wolfmother, “Victorious/The Joker and The Burglar”

J Balvin, “Mi Gente (remix)”

Ball game, “Unstoppable”

Junior Senior Citizen, “Move Your Feet”

Major Lazer, “Light It Up (remix)”

Poolside, “Do You Believe” (intermission track)

Classic anthems by artists such as DJ Casper, DJ Kool, Queen, House of Pain, Led Zeppelin, The Bee Gees, The Ramones, Michael Jackson, The Isley Brothers, Kanye West, Black Sabbath, The Clash, ACDC, The Village Individuals and Lil Jon.

” I attempt my finest to match the in-game scenarios and love informing a lyrical story when possible,” Wagner states. “You definitely desire tunes that have a lot of energy and make you move. The main objective is to leave everyone with a favorable experience, regardless the outcome of the game.”

Some tunes are already tradition. When the Knights score an objective, expect to hear Panic! at the Disco’s “Vegas Lights.” When the Knights win, naturally it’s Elvis’ classic ode to Sin City: “Viva Las Vegas.” And when Fleury makes a fantastic save, “The Guy” by Las Vegas’ own The Killers helps fans commemorate.

On video game days, Wagner takes demands via Twitter (@jakewagnermusic), attempting to work a couple of fan selects into each game.

” It’s actually cool to see exactly what everyone wants to hear,” Wagner says. The “timeless stadium stompers” are most requested, however other favorites consist of Black Sabbath’s “Neon Knights,” Kiss’ “Crazy Nights” and Scorpions’ “Big City Nights.”

The Golden Knights are known for their deep connection to the regional neighborhood, and the video game music is no exception. A variety of local artists have actually been played: Trade Voorhees, The Dirty Hooks, Mercy Music, Chop 808, Sober Junkie, Silversage and more. Throughout pregame warmups, local DJ Joe Green spins.

For Wagner, the very best part of this dream gig is seeing the delight on the faces of young fans.

” It’s so cool to understand they might grow up and end up taking their kids to a Knights game,” Wagner states. “It’s constructing a custom that’ll be felt in the neighborhood for years to come.”

In the ’90s, Wagner was one such young fan. He discovered how to like hockey from enjoying the now-defunct Las Vegas Thunder play. He states it’s the factor he ended up being interested in soundtracking live sports. “They ‘d play ‘Thunderstruck’ each time the team took the ice and it blew my mind,” Wagner says.

His path to the Golden Knights has been a life-long journey. He learned piano and guitar in school and played in local bands around town. He worked as a stage manager for the Taxi and was the music organizer for the Life is Stunning celebration in its early years. Thanks to his enthusiasm for sharing brand-new music and artists, he has actually dealt with the radio station KUNV as well as with Nevada Public Radio’s music discovery channel in Reno (NV89). Before the Knights, Wagner curated music for the Las Vegas 51s baseball team and he will likewise be soundtracking the Las Vegas Aces’ WNBA basketball video games for their 2018 season.

What music can we expect to hear throughout the rest of the brief season? “I can’t state much about the final playlist,” Wagner says. “Each video game has an unique feel and I do not usually select music ahead of time. I can state that we’ve got a few surprises in store.”

Best Choices: Bruno Mars, ‘Charm & & the Beast,’ ‘Soundtrack’ and more for your Las Vegas weekend

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Matt Sayles/ Assocaited Press Bruno Mars and Cardi B perform” Finesse “at the 60th yearly Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in New York.

Friday, Feb. 16, 2018|2 a.m.

. There are many fascinating alternatives worth mixing into your well balanced Vegas home entertainment diet plan this weekend, including Latin music and dance for an excellent cause, a new show from two names you know and the Nevada Ballet Theatre’s take on a classic.

RISING: An ADVANTAGE FOR PUERTO RICO Acid Rock Live Las Vegas– the Hard Rock CafĂ© on the Strip throughout from the Park– turns its monthly Latin music night into a fundraising concert to benefit post-hurricane Puerto Rico thanks to the Stardust Foundation and acclaimed Puerto Rican pop artist Melissa Otero. Signing Up With Otero are 15-year-old vocalist Adiel Torres and entertainers from Long Island’s Martinez Dance Studio. Feb. 16, info at < a href="

http://www.hardrock.com/live/locations/lasvegas/calendar.aspx?category=-1&date=2/16/2018&display=event&eventid=760457″ target=” _ blank “> hardrock.com. BRUNO MARS Bruno goes back to his Park Theater residency this weekend a little heavier than the last time he played Vegas; the 6 Grammy Awards he won in January are a lot to bring. Feb. 16-17 and 19, details at mgmresorts.com.” SOUNDTRACK “The most recent and most main collaboration in between 2 of the best-known performers in Las Vegas– Clint Holmes and Earl Turner– opened on Valentine’s Day. This high-energy show provides ample space to this set of diverse entertainers to pay tribute to their greatest influences like Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Prince, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. And because “Soundtrack” is presented in the renowned International Theater at the Westgate, anticipate an Elvis number, too. The show performs at 7 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. Feb. 16-17, info at westgatedestinations.com. Associated content

HENDERSON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA For more than 25 years, the Henderson Chamber orchestra has actually thrived as a growing group of volunteer artists, board members and donors. This weekend’s event consists of a pre-show supper, a meet-and-greet with conductor Alexandra Arrieche and a performance of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherazade” at the Grand Occasions Center at Green Valley Cattle Ranch Resort. Feb. 17, information at stationcasinoslive.com.

BEAUTY AND THE MONSTER With music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky and choreography by Lew Christensen, the Nevada Ballet Theatre premiere of “Appeal and the Beast” will exist at The Smith Center’s Reynolds Hall at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday plus an evening performance at 7 p.m. Saturday. This promises to be one of NBT’s most aesthetically magnificent pieces yet. Feb. 17-18, info at nevadaballet.org.

Vegas veterans Clint Holmes and Earl Turner team up for brand-new show ‘Soundtrack’.

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Christopher DeVargas Clint Holmes and Earl Turner are co-headliners a brand-new program called Soundtrack which opens at Westgate on Feb. 14.

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KUNV Radio’s Got a Soundtrack for Rebels

Prepare yourself to place on those earphones, strut down UNLV’s Academic Mall, and dance like no one is looking in Pida Plaza– courtesy of the specially curated UNLV Back to School playlist on Spotify.

KUNV Radio’s trainee DJs assembled the mix of hip hop, indie, classic rock, and pop to catch the state of mind of campus, impart some knowledge to fellow Rebels, or honor our history. Obviously, The Killers’ “Mr. Brightside” is a nod to UNLV alumnus Ronnie Vannucci, who utilized to sneak his band into Ham Fine Arts for practice before they achieved global success.

DJ Monserrath Hernandez chose Blink 182’s “Disappearing to College,” to send a message to incoming students. It’s a 1999 tune about a sweetheart writing to his girlfriend at the end of high school. “I thought it was a great way to start the term. It’s my in 2015 here so the tune is bittersweet,” stated Hernandez, a journalism major who handles KUNV’s The Rebel-HD2 station and hosts the show “Los Punks.”

She completed the playlist with the last song, “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses because she hopes trainees know “everything will be OKAY” whenever they deal with difficulties.

Isaiah Thomas, a junior journalism major, selected “Commitment” by Kendrick Lamar featuring Rihanna. Thomas is the host of “Rebel Rebound” on The Rebel-HD2 and values Lamar’s talent to tell stories through his lyrics and calls him the “best in the video game.”

“I close my eyes and I can feel the bass of the music,” Thomas stated. He likewise picked Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” for anybody travelling to school. (Write’s note: please exercise safe owning steps if choosing to start carpool karaoke to “Bohemian Rhapsody” or anything by Queen– simply stating).

Laurents Banuelos-Benite, a graduate student in journalism, selected New Found Splendor’s “My Buddies Over You,” from the album “Sticks and Stones.”

“It’s one of my favorite songs, preferred bands. It’s my go-to- album for a great deal of things,” Banuelos-Benite said. “It’s about sticking to individuals who came up with you, who have existed to support you.”

The student DJs also asked Greenspun College of Urban Affairs Dean Robert. R. Ulmer to choose a song. Bruce Springsteen’s “Thunder Roadway,” he said, “has to do with setting out on a new course in life and the chances, and the uncertainties that feature it.” In other words, it has to do with making your method as a Rebel.