Review Category : Images

Images: Jimmy Eat World, Beach Slang April 21, 2017 at the House of Blues

Jimmy Eat World, it’s been too long. Okay, so you played Holiday Havoc in December. And yes, there was the Life is Beautiful performance. But has it really been almost four years since you’ve headlined in Vegas? Thankfully, the band (who is based just a day trip away from Vegas in Mesa, Arizona) more than made up for their absence by kicking off their latest tour in support of new album Integrity Blues right here at the House of Blues in Las Vegas. “We love playing Vegas” giddily exclaimed frontman Jim Adkins at the start of the band’s set, and it really showed. I was first turned onto Jimmy Eat World’s brand of heartfelt emo rock through Clarity. That album is an absolute marvel in production, with soaring guitars, layered vocals and unique instrumentation. The band’s live show, by comparison, is absolutely minimal, but that’s not a bad thing. With ...

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