Lead singer Beau Hodges describes the sound of his Henderson band as “red dirt rock,” which is to say it’s a mix of Texas country storytelling and classic rock with an edge. The nine-song set consisted of heartfelt highlights, such as opener “Ole Slide” and two new offerings: “Take Your Tix” and “Boogity.” When singing “Semper Fi,” Beau explained the song’s meaning, thanked all who have served and got the crowd to chant the military cadence. The five members who make up Beau and the Outfit have been together for almost a year, and their three singers harmonize as if they have been around much longer. Tyler Williams plays banjo on some tracks while still singing and playing drums. The Outfit plans on recording a five-song EP in October, and will be supporting the release by playing locally as much as they can. It’s worth your time to catch their next show. ★★★☆☆
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.