Flyleaf Brings Angst To Vegas With ‘Unite And Fight Tour’

Flyleaf
Hard Rock Pool – Las Vegas, NV
May 7, 2010

Flyleaf Hard Rock Pool Las Vegas

On what turned out to be a really nice night, Flyleaf brought their Unite And Fight Tour to the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino’s Friday Night Live concert series which are held at the venue’s famous outdoor pool. Though not the most ideal space to see a concert, the band completely captivated the fairly decent sized audience. Flyleaf hit the stage under minimal lighting for the aptly named “In The Dark” from their sophomore release Momento Mori. Lead singer Lacey Mosely lead the group through an evening of equally powerful and haunting songs.

Since their inception, Flyleaf has toured what some would say endlessly. It is evident from the moment the show began that Flyleaf loves being on stage in front of their fans. Band members Sameer Bhattacharya (guitar), Pat Seals (bass), Jared Hartmann (rhythm guitar), and James Culpepper (drums) exude boundless energy.

Flyleaf kept the crowd’s attention focused on their performance by keeping chatter to a minimum while blasting through an 18-song set. As compelling as the tunes sound on record, I recommend checking out Flyleaf live in concert when they come to your town.

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Photographed by: George Nieves

Boys Like Girls Rock Nevada with Cobra Starship

Boys Like Girls & Cobra Starship
Henderson Pavillion – Henderson, NV
10/25/2009

Boys Like Girls Henderson Pavilion

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Boys Like Girls

I will admit I hadn’t heard much about either of the two bands, Cobra Starship and Boys Like Girls, which played last night at the fairly new venue, the Henderson Pavilion, in Henderson NV. Cobra Starship and Boys Like Girls marks them as the biggest artists to have graced the stage at the new venue thus far. It was a shame that the bill, which also included A Rocket to the Moon and Versa Emerge, was scheduled for a Sunday. Judging by the crowd of mostly teens the fact that there was school the next day may have kept the crowd size down. Yet as the house lights dimmed, Cobra Starship and Cobra Starship hit the stage, the kids rushed to the front of the stage giving the feeling that there was a decent size crowd.

Photos from Boys Like Girls and Cobra Starship after the jump…

Boys Like Girls Henderson PavilionBoys Like Girls Henderson PavilionLead singer Gabe Saporta quickly got the crowd going with “While the City Sleeps, We Rule the Streets” from the band’s debut album of the same name. What followed was a swift set of the bands brand of catchy pop/electro/punk that the crowd gladly absorbed complete with hand signals of a Cobra for the bands song from the movie “Snakes on a Plane”. Finishing up with the hit “Good Girls Go Bad” from their current album “Hot Mess”, with keyboardist Victoria Asher filling in for “Gossip Girl’s” Leighton Meester on the female vocals, the band managed to make what could be a rather large venue when filled to capacity into a nice club venue for the night.  After a speedy set change it was time for Boy’s Like Girls to hit the stage.

Boys Like Girls Henderson Pavilion



Boys Like Girls Henderson Pavilion

Singer Martin Johnson approached the mic and as the flashbulbs from the screaming teen bathed the stage, he launched into the song “Lovedrunk” from the band’s latest release. The bands blend of pop/punk easily kept the crowd in a frenzy and judging by the crowd singing every lyric they were “lovedrunk” with adoration for the band.

Johnson, and other bandmates John Keefe (drums), Bryan Donahue (bass) and Paul DiGiovanni (lead guitar) were appreciative. The night closed with the hit “Great Escape”. Hopefully this is just a precursor of the bands that will soon be filling this nice new venue and from the reaction of tonight’s show if you book them they will come. Just maybe not on a Sunday!!

Boys Like Girls Henderson Pavilion

 

Setlist:

Into
Lovedrunk
Five
Boyfriend
Shot
Hero
Two is Better
Contagious
Heartbreak
Heels
Thunder
Great Escape

Cobra Starship in Photos:

Boys Like Girls & Cobra Starship Henderson Pavillion - Henderson, NV 10/25/2009

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Boys Like Girls & Cobra Starship Henderson Pavillion - Henderson, NV 10/25/2009

Setlist

Intro/The City is at War
Smash it up
Nice Guys Finish Last
Smile for the Paparazzi
Summertime
Bring It (Snakes on a Plane)
Guilty Pleasure
Hot Mess
Good Girls Go Bad