Thunder and Blazes!
Clinton Sparks is no stranger to the Vegas turntables. Going way back, he was a Body English fixture for Smashtime with E! Daily 10 hosts Sal Masekela and Ben Lyons. Then he handled business at Moon for My Awesome Party.
Now he’s back, setting up shop at 1 Oak for the Greatest Party on Earth, wherein he’ll play ringmaster, complete with marching band and sexy clowns. Which seems like an oxymoron to us, because, you know. It kicks off tonight and runs monthly, with the next one returning April 8. But first, he slides in his picks in this week’s DJ Power Rankings. Click for more words and pictures »
Sneaky little bastard. (Photos by Erik Kabik)
Skrillex just up and decided to drop his new album, Recess on iTunes, ahead of its original March 18 bow.
He also announced a tour to go with the album, but fortunately for you connoisseurs of dubstep and guys with half a shaved head, you’ll only have to wait until March 22 to see Skrillex here, when he’s spinning at Light.
Somewhere, DJ Jazzy Jeff is scrambling to find a belt buckle like that.
The Artisan returns its XXX Nights tonight, where you’ll be partying with porn star Jazy Berlin. God, if there’s one thing we don’t want in a porn name it’s one that conjures images of Germany. We suppose it’s better than Jessica Kabul or Sarah Mogadishu, but still. Click for more words and pictures »
This feels like the start of a particularly kick-ass spy show.
Oh, look at Austin, all smug with its SXSW. “Oooh, we’re the cultural center of the pop culture and technological worlds for a week in March.”
But the joke’s on Austin. They’re getting a dose of Las Vegas, when Life is Beautiful brings five bands to the Austin Ale House Thursday to rock it out from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Showcasing Downtown’s eatin’-est, drinkin’-est, muralin-est music festival are staples Dusty Sunshine, The All-Togethers, American Cream, Ekoh, SXSW showcaser Rusty Maples and Sabriel. Now you have an excuse to go to Austin. Other than, you know, all the culture, nightlife and barbecue.
Larry King, meanwhile, used to visit Queen Victoria. (Photo by B.J. Allen)
Everyone’s favorite daytime talk show host who once recorded a song called “Coochie Bang,” Queen Latifah, will showcase everyone’s favorite musical based on a band that had to deal with the Mob as an actual fact of life.
Cast members from the Paris production of Jersey Boys will appear on The Queen Latifah show tomorrow at 2 p.m. on KTNV. During which they’ll perform a four-part-harmony, a capella rendition of “Coochie Bang.” Hopefully. If there’s anything remotely resembling some kind of cosmic righteousness.
Tiny dog on the red carpet feels delightfully retro now, doesn’t it?
It’s been five years since Terry Fator took up the headliner mantle at The Mirage, bringing a new, puppety zeitgeist to the property. On Friday night, he marked the milestone with a selection of local talent including Mac King, George Wallace, Rick Harrison, Ricardo Laguna, Murray Sawchuck and George Wallace. Also swinging through were Marty Allen, Pia Zadora and dad on the new Review, Fred “When’s the next Christopher Guest movie so we can get more of him” Willard.
Awfully fancy clothes for the situation. You might almost say they went … (Photo by Danny Mahoney | SPYONvegas.com)
Ducking into Hakkasan tonight are Above & Beyond. If you’re lucky they’ll play some of their acoustic album. You know how DJs are always going on and on about “energy?” Gotta keep up the energy. Got to get that energy. Need more energy than a sack full of batteries. Nothing says energy like quite like twinkly piano.
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Hope you weren’t waiting too late. (Photo by Erik Kabik)
All VIP and general admission tickets to Electric Daisy Carnival June 20-22 are already in the hands of the fur boot-waring, angel-wing-sporting ravers who are go long-term planners.
The 18th edition of EDC is, according to Insomniac, sold out as of today. They haven’t even announced a lineup yet. Which proves that people love carousels so much that they don’t care which DJs are going to show up at all. Seriously, carousels are the best, aren’t they?
Last year’s sellout didn’t happen until the end of April. Seriously, how are these people this organized? We can’t schedule drinks with friends more than 14 minutes ahead of time.
Will you finish him please, if he opens his doors, in cars?
Everybody has hard choices to make about how they’re going to spend their weekend. Some choices are harder than others. This week’s showdown: A creepy, minimalist, synthpop New Wave pioneer vs. good old-fashioned ‘Murican racing. FIGHT! Click for more words and pictures »
OM NOM NOM DELICIOUS CLUB.
David Guetta, the man that could be in a large part praised/blamed for the mainstreaming of EDM, is doing a residency at XS. We knew that already. What we didn’t know was that he was bringing a sleeping bag and a suitcase with him, because he’s apparently moving into the club.
His first show is tonight, with dates to follow on March 14, 21, 26, April 5 and April 12. More shows are forthcoming, just as soon as XS figures out how to keep Guetta chained to the DJ booth, but give him enough freedom to move his hands around his laptop.