If you’re a fan of local music, Mohave County’s local music scene won’t disappoint you. This week’s featured band is Lakeside, a 5 piece pop-punk hardcore band out of Bullhead City, AZ. The band is fronted by Carlos Lopez and Josh Float and is influenced by “A Day To Remember”, “Chunk! No Captain Chunk!”, “Four Year Strong”, “Yellowcard”, and “All Time Low”. I was able to check out some of their music on their facebook page (www.facebook.com/lakeside928), can definitely say that I’m excited to see them live on Thursday, September 11th at the Mohave County Fair’s Battle of the Bands, which begins at 4:30 p.m., where they will face off against Dank, Texas Travelers, Bulletville, and Safewerd. The winner of the Battle will go on to play Friday at 6:40 p.m. on the main stage of the Fair. Other live music shows this weekend include: Tom Shackleford will be playing at Lisa’s Bistro in Bullhead City, Friday, from 6-9 p.m. Russell and Stepanie Stryker will be appearing at The Cellar Door in Kingman on Friday at 8 p.m. The Emerald River Band will be playing The Cellar Door Saturday, beginning at 8 p.m. Littletown will appear at the Regency Casino in Laughlin on Friday from 9p.m. to 1 a.m. One Eyed Romeo is playing Monkey Butt Bar in Kingman, Friday, from 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. and at Topock 66 Spa and Resort on Saturday from 1-5 p.m. River Road will play the Flying X Saloon in Havasu on Friday and Saturday beginning at 8 p.m. Planting Seedz will be playing a free, all ages show at Liquid Chicken Smokeshop in Kingman for Reggae Saturday from 7-9 and then again for the after party at Monkey Butt Bar. Chuckie Bumps will be playing McKees in Havasu on Saturday beginning at 9 p.m. Krissy Thompson will appear at the Tropicana Laughlin on Sunday from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. If you are a local Mohave County or Tri-State area band, send your bands music schedule to Nikki Reagan at email@example.com or call 702-493-0781 to be included in this column. Nikki Reagan is the former publisher of the RockThis.Net Local Music Zine and is currently a real estate agent with Cinque Terre Realty in Bullhead City, AZ. “This Week In Local Music” will be published weekly on Wednesdays at JustSayNews.com and BullheadCityArizona.net.