Erik Kabik / Retna / ErikKabik.com
Sunday, April 20, 2014 | 11:56 p.m.
The Valley to Vegas: Spring Concert Series continued Thursday evening with indie-rock outfit Haim bringing its three-part harmonies to Boulevard Pool in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
After an opening set by Ms. Mr., Haim kicked off the evening with “Falling.” “How magical is this?” bassist Este said aloud in reference to Boulevard Pool perched above the Strip.
The San Fernando Valley, Calif.-based quartet comprised of “three sisters and a mister” (although there were technically two misters onstage Thursday night), delivered a high-energy setlist that included “The Wire,” “Let Me Go,” “Honey & I” and covers of Fleetwood Mac’s “Oh Well” and Beyonce’s “XO.”
Halfway through the concert, frontwoman Danielle switched spots with Dash Hutton on the drums, demonstrating her musical talents, as well as each member’s ability to play multiple instruments.
Haim is the second-to-last performance in the Valley to Vegas: Spring Concert Series, an eight-day entertainment experience that offers music fans the chance to see buzzed-about artists at Boulevard Pool and the nearby Chelsea.
The Valley to Vegas: Spring Concert Series wrapped Friday night with Foster the People, whose frontman, Mark Foster, watched Haim from the VIP area.
Thanks to contributing photographer Erik Kabik of Retna for his photo gallery of Haim.
Don Chareunsy is senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.
Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas dares to be different. From the hotel’s red reservations desks to fine art found throughout the resort, The Cosmopolitan’s signature style is helping to pave its own path on the Las Vegas Strip.
Upon entering the resort, you’re greeted by pillars of video boards playing video art by Digital Kitchen and David Rockwell Studio exclusively produced for The Cosmopolitan. Just beyond that, you’ll find all your favorite casino games on the resort’s 100,000-square-foot casino floor.
The Cosmopolitan’s rooms standout as the resort’s most unique feature. About 2,220 of The Cosmopolitan’s 2,995 rooms have 6-foot deep terraces that span the length of the room, a first at a modern Strip hotel. Other in-room amenities include soaking tubs, kitchenettes and quirky accessories like artsy coffee table books.
The dining experience at The Cosmopolitan isn’t something you’ll find at other Strip resorts, either. All of The Cosmopolitan’s 13 restaurateurs are new to the Las Vegas market. You’ll find American steakhouse fare in a modern setting at STK, top-notch sushi at Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill and the freshest fish flown in from the Mediterranean daily at Estiatorio Milos.
Whether the sun is up or down, Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub is the place to find the party at The Cosmopolitan. The venue is a dayclub/nightclub, complete with a pool and cabanas outside and three different rooms with three different vibes inside.
If nightclubs aren’t your thing, you can grab a drink at one of The Cosmopolitan’s five other bars, like The Chandelier, which is encased in 2 million dripping crystals.