GIVE TO CHARITY, CHILDREN.
Mostly-hair-metal charity concert The Fundraiser to Benefit Brennan Rock & Roll Academy ($100, 8:30 p.m.) goes down at the Orleans Arena tonight with a strong roster of ’80s metal vets. And also Kip Winger. Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and the two replacement members of KISS headline, along with Alice Cooper, Vince Neil, ROb Zombie, Dee Snider, Tom Keifer of Cinderella, Stephen Pearcy of Ratt, Jack Blades of Night Ranger and two guys you’ve never heard of from Europe. The band, not the continent. There are likely many more guys on the continent you’ve never heard of, but none of them recorded “The Final Countdown.” Click for more words and pictures »
We don’t like the implication of a Seattlite Keeping New York Everywhere with Cano in negotiations with the Mariners.
Seattle native DJ Scene started out his career as a drummer in grunge bands (you know, because Seattle) before turning his attention to the turntables. Now he’s a regular resident at Haze, where he’ll be spinning tonight (and the next two Thursdays).
He’s also racking up downloads on his new track with JayCeeOh, “Damn.” Just in time to make an appearance in this week’s DJ Power Rankings. Click for more words and pictures »
It puts the Christmas dress on its skin.
Living Hallmark store Kelly Clarkson was at The Venetian yesterday to tape part of her NBC holiday special, Kelly Clarkon’s Cautionary Christmas Music Tale–we swear we’re not making that up–that airs 10 p.m. on December 11.
Clarkson teamed up with Blake Shelton, Trisha Yearwood and Reba McEntire to lay down some Xmas jams for the special, a musical comedy reimagining of A Christmas Carol. Eh, you know what? We’re good with George C. Scott. Or possibly Bill Murray.
You don’t even get to call a 900 number to make reservations.
Hope it’s not too early for disappointment, but we’re about to spread some around.
SLS is adding an outpost of Chef Danny Elmaleh’s Cleo to its restaurant lineup. Named for Cleopatra. Fine, fine, you dream-ruiners. Set us up like that, get us all excited that someone, somewhere, finally is doing a Miss Cleo’s Psychic Jerk Chicken concept, and then drop your stupid Egyptian hammer.
Cleo currently has a spot in The Redbury in Los Angeles. It will join Katsuya, Umami Burger, 800 Degrees, The Griddle Cafe and Jose Andres’ The Bazaar. Because bazaars are the hot new thing right now, apparently.
This is why you don’t settle on an iconic hairstyle in your early 20s.
Hey! Wayne Static is at Vinyl. Wait. Does that mean Static-X broke up? Huh. Static-X broke up. We always kind of dug any band that could deliver a faithful “Burning Inside” cover. Tonight’s your chance to catch the frontman rolling solo with The Defiled and Madlife ($25-$35, 7:30 p.m.). Click for more words and pictures »
Check the warehouse, maybe there’s a full set of used law books in there somewhere. (Photo by Scott Harrison | Retna)
Well. At least it’s not a tragically unfortunate porn parody.
Pawn Shop Live! sets up shop in the Golden Nugget’s Gordie Brown Showroom afternoons starting January 1. Derek Stonebarger of Atomic Liquors and Theatre7 created the show with co-writer Tony Heard. In it, Slick, Chump, Lil Boss and a puppet Old Fart will team up to lampoon History Channel’s unstoppable cash cow.
Originally slated for Theatre7, the Harrisons got involved in April and helped position it at the Nugget. It’s slated for a six-month run and tickets will be $24.95-$39.95. We’re predicting it will do considerably better than Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.
Here, have this vaguely appropriate Canadian metal song.
Malls! All of a sudden we can’t get enough of them. Now joining the mall fray: Bally’s. With its Grand Bazaar Shops coming next fall, giving “Las Vegas its first truly urban shopping scene.” Except, you know, for Downtown.
It’ll be a two-acre spread with 150 shops and the requisite bars, restaurants and whatnot. They’ll also be featuring a Swarovski starburst tower “with a midnight spectacle of lights and music that will make every night feel like New Year’s Eve at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip,” because that is in no way depressing.
Tenants will include Superdry, Havaianas and Campo Marzio crammed into shops ranging from 150 to 2,000 square feet. Closet-sized square footage: Because Container Park was too spacious, we guess?
It’s the most Wonderland time of the year.
When first we heard news of Yuletide elfin village Wonderland, there was a measure of skepticism as to whether the project could be completed in time for its purported December 14 launch. Now co-founder Mara Spector says the Strip-facing, 18-acre pop-up will make its debut December 20.
Spector says that the project faced unavoidable delays but that once begun this weekend, it will be filmed for a 14 Days to Wonderland documentary. It’s unclear at this time if the production would be broadcast on television or streamed online.
She also says that the project is negotiating with “A-list performers” and will announce an entertainment lineup within five days. Initial promotional material for the project also called for a stunt motorcycle jump over a 747, so there are a lot of moving parts to get in place if this is all going to come together in time.
Conceived as a Victorian, you know, wonderland, the village was expecting 5,000 visitors a day, had a charity component and a snow play yard. The county permit that approved construction of the pop-up said that construction couldn’t start until two weeks from the opening date, which would put it at Friday.
Will it Tuesday blend?
Hip-hop mash-up extraordinaire The Tuesday Blend Project is back at the Hard Rock Cafe tonight (10:30 p.mm., $15). Tuesday Blend mixes up art, fashion, dance, music and all that. It’s like being in the Bronx in the ’70s, without the overpowering urine smell. Click for more words and pictures »