Erik Kabik Band of Horses performs at the Chelsea on May 26.
Tuesday, Might 30, 2017|2 a.m.
. The Band of Horses concert at the Cosmopolitan’s Chelsea Friday night might very well have actually gotten lost in Las Vegas’ largely packed Memorial Day weekend, but nobody in the room was wanting they ‘d made other plans.
In spite of the reality that the Southern-ish indie rock band lost two members of the group less than a month earlier, it has actually soldiered on in style, carrying on the summer season portion of its tour behind in 2015’s well-known album Why Are You OK. After the powerhouse show at the Chelsea, they wrapped their holiday weekend at BottleRock restival in Napa Valley.
The last time Band of Horses was at the Cosmo, it performed a rollicking and favored set outdoors at the Boulevard Pool. This time, the Chelsea’s exceptional sound and staging paved the way for an uplifting experience, a completely paced show from a band that clearly likes playing its music. Maybe its current newbies, Matt Gentling on bass and Richie Kirkpatrick on guitar, help to bring bold energy to recent programs. Anchored by the secrets, guitar and balancing vocals of Ryan Monroe and guitar, vocals and beauty of frontman Ben Bridwell, the group started a slow burn with some older tracks prior to dipping into newer material, keep the crowd’s attention all the while. Favorites like “The Great Salt Lake” and “No One’s Going to Love You,” and “Exists a Ghost,” stood apart, culminating in the quiet-loud anthem “The Funeral,” a tune which is tough to beat performed live. “The General Specific” acted as a proper encore, unleashing a pleased audience to make the most of the weekend.