Last week, a friend and I were recapping rock and roll in the 00s as the decade winds its final weeks down, and she argued that the Killers, proudly from Las Vegas, are the best and most relevant band to debut in this decade. I wouldn't go as far as saying they're the finest we've seen, but as far as relevance is concerned I'd place my chips on the Killers over Coldplay or Linkin Park, who strike me as the other serious contenders.
Up and coming they ain't, but the Killers put Vegas on the map as a source for music, not just a destination. "The World We Live In" is their latest single from Day and Age.
Every Monday night, C&L's Late Nite Music Club showcases an act from every state, alphabetically by state, as part of LNMC's 50 State Strategy. Know a band or artist that you think is the best in their state? Email suggestions to latenitemusicclub [at] gmail.com. Next week: New Hampshire.