The local quartet introduced the audience to their style of rock with “The Flight,” a sweeping ballad that transitioned tempos from slow to fast and back again. Heavily influenced by late ’90s radio rock, Aurea Verba filled the rest of the set with instrumentals galore. Bassist Mason Ian and guitarist Eli Southard played with enthusiasm and skill. “Sibyl Vane,” a song about past deeds with a pop punk rhythm, ended the set. The guys performed with a lot of energy and heart. Despite being together less than a year, there’s certainly a lot of chemistry between the bandmembers, and it shows in the music.
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.