Brandon Flowers

Love him or hate him, give credit where credit is due – when the rest of The Killers decided to take time off, hardworking frontman Brandon Flowers released his first solo effort and kept touring. Resulting in a bizarre, mostly jumbled mix of Mormon imagery and a Sam’s Town-redux of Las Vegas lessons, Flowers’ experimental Flamingo only occasionally (“Only the Young,” “Hard Enough,” “Crossfire”) reaches the heights his band have scaled. Still, a ticket to see The Killers is really a ticket to see the eccentric Flowers perform every song like it’s his last. In a smaller venue, this is your chance to get more up close and personal with the always-thrilling egomaniac. With Fran Healy. BRYDEN MCGRATH

Sun., Nov. 14, 7 p.m., 2010