FACT: Dwight Yoakam’s eyes are actually two smaller cowboy hats.
We’re right in the middle of National Finals Rodeo-mania, and if you’re inclined to go get your yee-haw on, the Golden Nugget has Dwight Yoakam ($109-$142, 10 p.m. ) tonight. Which just makes us think of Maynard’s lovely ode to sexing up Mr. Guitars and Cadillacs. Click for more words and pictures »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Not pictured: Jake.
Ska…ites? … istas? Skatomatons (we’re going with Skatomatons) Less Than Jake is at the Hard Rock Cafe tonight along with Anti-Flag, Masked Intruder and Get Dead (5 p.m., $25). For those of you whose December was woefully skanking-free. Click for more words and pictures »
Booze and people from non-cold climates trying to handle ice? Oh, this is a grand time. (Photo by Tony Tran | SPYONvegas.com)
Why wait ’til tomorrow to start your holiday festivities? The Boulevard Pool’s Ice Rink is in full force tonight for Industry Skate, where DJ Miss Joy will supplement your several cups of holiday cheer with beats. (Also completely awesome tonight? The Meat Puppets are playing Beauty Bar. So many choices!)
Go, enjoy that, and then go enjoy your family (or at least your family’s mountain of food). We’ll see you on Monday, once the bourbon/gravy shots wear off. Click for more words and pictures »
Sure. Add some steampunk into that mix. Do that.
What better way to ease into the holiday season than with Norwegian black/folk metal outfit Finntroll? The beauty of Scandanavian metal is that not matter how much of a cartoon you think it sounds like, they constantly find ways to really up the ante. Right, Ghost? They’re at the Las Vegas Country Saloon with Metsatoll, The Leviathan, Sicocis, Sinful Serpent & Spiritual Shepard (8 p.m., $17). Click for more words and pictures »
Screaming for Venganza
Satan’s favorite mariachi band, Metalachi, returns to Vinyl tonight to deliver all the bone-crushing metal-by-way-of plucky mariachi arrangements that you can handle. Which we’re guessing should be a lot, because no matter how you want to color your bone-crushing metal, you know deep in your heart that Manowar is right. Click for more words and pictures »
Fitting, for today. Because this shirt makes us think of a horrific, national tragedy.
The best thing about a Drake concert? It increases the chances of a random Lil Wayne club event by like 70 percent. Drizzy is at MGM Grand Garden Arena tonight, but his official afterparty won’t be at Hakkasan, instead heading just up Harmon to the Hard Rock, where he’ll be taking over Body English. Please oh please someone keep some sizzurp on ice in case Wayne rolls through. Click for more words and pictures »
Mmm. Botanicals and cucumber.
What pairs best with gin? Why, eclectic parlors and checkered floors, of course. Oh, and more gin. Lady Silvia plays host tonight the Hendrick’s Cocktail Academy, wherein brand ambassador Mark Stoddard will give lessons in gin in two sessions, at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Step 1) Drink gin. Step 2) See Step 1. We’re good at this. Click for more words and pictures »