We assume they’ll be using more pyro than Coldplay. Hopefully. (Photos by Erik Kabik)
The chart-busting behemoth that is the iHeartRadio Festival kicks off tonight at MGM Grand Garden Arena, and with it, the farewell-tourin’ Motley Crue. It could be your last chance to see the Crue in Vegas, discounting all those future times Vince Neil gets arrested here. Or when they set up with another post-tour Joint residency. Still! It’s also your only chance to see any kind of rock music on the iHeart bill. No, we’re not counting Train, you asshole. Also on the bill? Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift, Usher, the Zac Brown Band, the sad realization that taking your own life might be your best option, Coldplay. (more…)
For the children.
Brooklyn Bowl goes to the slums of Shaolin tonight ($61-$66, 8 p.m.). If only they could get Celine to come out of her hiatus to do the ODB parts, then we’d truly have a Wu Tang lineup for the ages. (more…)
Can you tell it’s from the ’90s?
The Seven Essential Films series is back at Inspire Theater tonight, following last week’s stone-cold classic Casino with a stoner colder classicier: Showgirls. It’s the movie that made a generation of boys men, and a generation of girls into conflicted Saved by the Bell fans. It all starts at 7 p.m. with the pre-film Q&A featuring burlesque dancer Kalani Kokonuts. There, square, etc. (more…)
Tiesto: Definitely not a reverse vampire.
Congratulations, everyone who hates Spanish colonialism. To celebrate Grito de Delores, Tiesto is doing the first-ever iteration of Wet at Night–conveniently held at Wet Republic. Well-played, Mexico. No one wants Spaniards hanging around, telling them when to siesta and when to have dinner. (What if we want to eat before midnight, Spain?) It was such a good call, we had an entire war under false pretenses just to mess with the Spaniards. William Randolph Hearst would have fit right in in Mexico. (more…)
They just come at the booth ass first. (Photo by Danny Mahoney | SPYONvegas.com)
It’s fight weekend, which means the whole world is about to explode in what might be the busiest couple of days until Halloween. And right there in the thick of it is Diplo at Surrender tonight. “Been seeing this cuban chick I call her Guantanamo bae.” Never change, Diplo. Never change. (more…)
We assure you, they’re an actual band and this is not a meeting of the Dave Grohl Appreciation Society.
Criminally underrated thrash act Prong saddles up for the Las Vegas Country Saloon tonight (8 p .m., $15). You might remember them from the Strange Days soundtrack where they covered the title Doors track with Ray Manzarek, if you were into a lot of ’90s cyberpunk and metal. (So, just us, then?) But really, start out with brutal masterpiece “Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck.” Or if that’s too intense, here’s an 8-bit cover, if there was ever a Prong game for the NES.
Hit me. WAIT. BAD CHOICE OF WORDS.
Sister site DTLV.com kicks off its Seven Essential Movies series tonight at Inspire Theater at 7 p.m. with a screening of 1995 Scorsese bombtrack Casino, wherein movie-appearer Oscar Goodman and UNLV Center for Gaming Research director David Schwarz break down the game film. Or, just regular film, we guess. Joe Pesci would be there too, but he had business. His business is crackin’ your fuckin’ head wide-open in front of everybody in the bank. And just about the time that he’s comin’ out of jail, hopefully, you’ll be coming out of your coma. And guess what? He’ll split your fuckin’ head open again. ‘Cause he’s fuckin’ stupid. He don’t give a fuck about jail. That’s his business. (more…)
J-Trick, seen here on the set of Tony Basil’s “Mickey” video.
Drai’s spends another Tuesday night sailing. Taking you away from … where you’re going. (Boom! You just got Christopher Crossed, son.) On the decks tonight (the turntable ones, not the boat-y ones) is J-Trick, coming to you straight outta Australia. Nice to see someone other than a Swede get a turn at the crossfader. (more…)
Top-notch DJ or Metallica roadie: You decide! (Photo by Danny Mahoney | SPYONvegas.com)
Tommy Trash is back at XS tonight. DJ Protip: Name yourself DJ Madame Trash Heap or DJ ILoveTrash if you want an easy route to opening for Tommy. There might even be other non-Jim Henson related names you could use or something, but, you know, why bother? (more…)
There won’t be any guns on stage. It’s Kevin Hart, not Katt Williams.
Omnipresent comedian Kevin Hart takes a victory lap around Las Vegas tonight with his Hartbeat Weekend at The Chelsea ($65, 9 p.m.). That gets followed up with a Kendrick Lamar concert tomorrow night and Hart and friends hanging out at Marquee. If you’re really nice to him, there’s a pretty good chance he can put you in a buddy cop movie this year. There’s no way he can make it to all of them. (more…)