The 11-year-old local Irish folk-rock band gained possession of the night with a broad spectrum of cover songs (including Flogging Molly, Pat Benatar and Mumford & Sons) and a few unforgettable originals, such as “I Got So Drunk (I Crapped Meself).” Vocalist and fiddler Tristan Moyer (a.k.a. Nancy Whiskey) offered fierce yet effortless vocal articulation. She was accompanied by front man Andy Morris (a.k.a., Darby O’Gill) and the busking spells of accordionist Joseph Brailsford (a.k.a. Ringo Malarkey). In this packed house, the audience also became the show. No one could ignore the whiskey toasts between each song and the guzzling of stouts throughout the evening. The five-piece band (their name inspired by a 1959 Disney movie) couldn’t have done a better combination of true Irish tunes and sarcastic comedic comments. ★★★★☆
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.