The man born as Noah Lennox seems less a musician than a naturally occurring element. His best works—among them Animal Collective’s “My Girls,” his 2011 solo effort “Friendship Bracelet” and his recent single “Boys Latin”—seem somehow airborne, intangible to the grip. You don’t listen to them so much as you ingest them through your lungs and skin. As Panda Bear, he comes to the Bunkhouse on April 10 ($20, 702-854-1414) on his way to Coachella. And if you ask me, we’re getting the better deal. Music as personal as Panda Bear’s belongs in a club setting. Anything bigger and you run the risk of some of that genius escaping into the atmosphere, unconsumed, unappreciated.
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.