Things are looking up and up for Shamir, the North Las Vegas-based singer-songwriter who graced the cover of Vegas Seven’s Intriguing People issue in January (Read it at VegasSeven.com/intriguing-people-2015). He pretty much owned South by Southwest (“…Like Sylvester fronting LCD Soundsystem,” enthused Imran Ahmed in The Guardian). His 2014 hit “On the Regular” is being used in an Android watch ad. And just last month, he received a sure sign of bigger things to come: a massive billboard in the heart of Times Square. Shamir’s latest single, “Call It Off,” is out now (complete with a bizarre and kinda wonderful puppet video), and his debut album Ratchet drops this May.
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.