“Seen Most Thieves?” is a common query in local-music chats, for good reason. This indie-rock quintet hits like a cross between Arcade Fire and U2 and knows its way around an anthemic pop tune. Sure, the Thieves essentially comprise the Killers’ road crew (Rob Whited is Ronnie Vannucci’s drum tech; Bobby Lee Parker is Dave Keuning’s guitar man). But they don’t steal from employers. Check out the rich guitar textures and singer Eric Koch’s heartfelt vocals on “Muscle Memory.” The Killers should be working for these guys!
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.