His talent is bigger than the small venues that contain him, which is a win for music fans on a budget. Franky Perez, the barrel-voiced singer-songwriter-guitarist and Las Vegas native has just begun two free residencies, at Quinn’s Irish Pub at Green Valley Ranch and at Jacks at Palace Station (9 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, respectively). If you’ve never heard of him, blame past substance-abuse issues, which slowed his career but, in retrospect, have given his musicianship extra depth. Perez was signed by Atlantic Records and has performed with Slash, Camp Freddy and Scars on Broadway. Now performing as Franky Perez and the Truth, the 37-year-old will soon debut his third album, Addict. With a new level of health and focus, we can’t wait to see what Perez will do.
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 2017
Our eighth annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best casino comebacks to irresistible pot products