When I saw Daniel Bedingfield perform last July at M Resort, I expected a little self-aware contrition from the “Gotta Get Thru This” singer, something in his demeanor that would acknowledge that although the BRIT Award winner has sold 4 million albums since 2001, the world has moved on from his brand of highly calculated pop. But he was none of these things, and instead delivered an earnest, engaging performance, wooing the ladies and climbing on furniture to win the room over. It worked. Oh, sure—when Bedingfield performs songs from his EP, Stop the Traffik—Secret Fear, at the Lounge in the Palms at 11 p.m. April 27 (free), we’ll get that hit and maybe even “If You’re Not the One.” But now that he’s let the pop ghost go, he’s sure to entertain no matter what comes out of his mouth.
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.