The reggae/hip-hop act rolled into the neon oasis with a set fit for a bonfire party on the beach. The SoCal beach boys—playing one of their final fall tour stops and second Vegas date within four months—had the lively crowd bopping to “Neighborhood” and “Taint” before breaking out some new material. A sweet, chilled-out reggae cover of the Rolling Stones’ “Paint It Black” was a highlight of the evening, but it bewildered the all-ages crowd, which, for the only time all night, stood frozen. Dirty J soon lifted everybody’s spirits by selecting a fan to sing the “Buenos Noches” verse of “I Got No Time.” Following a quick encore break, Duddy B returned for his acoustic track, “Crazy Girls,” before the band put the finishing touches on the show with its new single, “Believe,” and crowd-favorite “Lay Me Down.” For one night in November, it felt like summer at the beach.
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.