Started in 2007 by Faster Pussycat‘s Brent Muscat as a “just for fun” jam, Sin City Sinners have turned into one of Las Vegas’s must-see attractions for rock fans. They’ve played all over town with special guests from bands like AC/DC, Aerosmith, Guns n’ Roses, Tesla, Skid Row, Whitesnake, Velvet Revolver and …Tiffany? Clearly, they’re having fun, and it comes across on their new CD, Let It Burn.
Before we get to their new CD, here are a few notable facts about Sin City Sinners:
- They’ve raised more than $1 million for charities in the Las Vegas area.
- They’ve won the “Best Rock Band in Vegas” award from the Las Vegas Review-Journal three times and the 2015 “Best in Vegas” award for Las Vegas Weekly.
- They’ve set a world record by playing 24 sets in 24 hours.
- They’ve played more than 1000 shows.
Let It Burn is the sixth release by the band and second full-length CD of all original music. The current lineup includes original member Michael “Doc” Ellis on guitar joined by Slaughter‘s Blas Elias on drums, L.A. Guns‘s Scotty Griffin on bass and vocalist Joshua Alan.
Let It Burn has elements of hard rock and punk, but keeps things light and lively. While there are some great tongue-in-cheek lyrics in songs like “So Yeah!“, “Glad To Say Goodbye” and “If Mary Wanna“, the band really shines on their more serious, straight-forward rockers. “Livin’ Like a Sinner” reminds me of Thin Lizzy, while “Higher Than High“, “Get Over You” and “Let It Burn” show they’re more than just a party cover band.
For those of us that aren’t in Vegas nearly as often as we’d like (it’s been over a year!) and can’t see the band play live, this CD will help fill the void. Although I’ll warn you, it’ll also make you want to catch their live show that much more. That’s a win-win for the Sin City Sinners, which anytime you can get a “can’t lose” in Vegas, you’ll take it!