Listening to such megabands as Coldplay is frustrating when Las Vegas boasts an act just as, if not more, talented: Imagine Dragons. Given the right label push, this could be a platinum-selling band that packs stadiums. Don’t believe it? Listen to the Dragons’ It’s Time EP, an exquisite gathering of eight perfect synth-pop tunes, from the deranged and disturbing kiss-off of “Leave Me” (“I give up/You gotta get a gun/To make a woman run”) to the chill wave-meets-R&B groove of “Tokyo” (“Where do I have to go/To find a honey with a little soul”). It’s Time, indeed.
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.