With the huge number of performers and artists who got their start in Las Vegas, it’s clear that the bright lights and buzzing atmosphere of the city encourage creative expression in a way that no other place ever will.

Here are five bands who took Sin City by storm before going on to dominate the rest of the world.

1. The Cab

The Cab

This rock band started off with two members – friends who would play music together at Liberty High School in Henderson. Initially signed on by the local label, Olympus Records, the group broke out nationally in the late 2000s with their third single, “Bounce,” which peaked at No. 69 on the Billboard Pop 100 chart.