Mixing melodic pop-rock with grooving almost-dance beats, the Las Vegas ensemble delivered a high-energy performance that had every teenage girl screaming at the top of their lungs … the entire time. This was The Cab’s first headlining show in a while, and lead vocalist Alexander Michael DeLeon exclaimed to a packed house, “They said no one would show up.” The band played a lot of material from its August release, Symphony Soldier, including “Endlessly,” a song penned with Bruno Mars. The very sexual “Animal” featured a chunky guitar groove and a sweet solo by lead guitarist, Frank Sidoris. DeLeon sang a few stripped-down songs with best friend/band mate, Alex Marshall on the piano. After an encore, The Cab closed with their new single “Bad,” and the entire room sang along. ★★★★☆
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.