Saturday, March 2, 2013
Imagine Dragons w/ Atlas Genius and Nico Vega
Las Vegas alt-rockers aren’t much for humility. On their 2012 debut Night Visions they opted to bypass seedy rock clubs and aim directly for arenas with huge, ultra-polished songs that cribbed the most grandiose elements of The Killers, Coldplay and Kings of Leon. To ensure success, they employed pop producer Alex da Kid, who’d crafted overblown hits for Dr. Dre, B.o.B and Eminem. That bigger-is-better strategy seems to have worked; Night Visions was one of last year’s best-selling alternative albums, and its single “Radioactive” is currently sitting at the top of the Billboard alternative chart.