Future pop Svengali. (Photo by Danny Mahoney)
The best thing about Diplo coming to town is following his random-ass tweets before he gets here. Thus:
Sounds good to us. XS tonight to get in on that.
- Tryst: Along Came a Spider. 10 p.m.
- Haze: Mr. Mauricio. 10:30 p.m.
- Lily: Mario Guardado. 10 p.m.
- Tao: DJ Politik. 10 p.m..
- Lavo: DJ Lema. 10 p.m..
- XS: Diplo. 10 p.m.
- Moon: Attack Fridays with M!KEATTACK and Seany MacMoon. 10:30 p.m.
- Hyde: DJ Cobra. 10 p.m.
- Marquee: Markus Schulz. 10 p.m.
- Vanity: Rock, Paper, Scissors. 10 p.m.
- The Bank: Ikon Fridays. 10:30 p.m.
- Gold: ‘80s Night. 10:30 p.m.
- Vinyl: Yellowcard. $22, 5:30 p.m.
- LA Comedy Club at Cabo Wabo: Greg Wilson. $29.95-$59.95 8:30 p.m., 9 :30 p.m.
- Improv: John Caponera, Traci Skene, Anyi Malik. $29.05, $44.95, 8:30 p.m., 10:30 p.m.
- Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club: Chas Elstner, Vanessa Hollingshead, Tony Tone. $46.40-$68.40, 8 p.m.
- Insert Coin(s): DJ 88, DJ Tendaji Lathan. 10 p.m. .
- Double Down Saloon: The Psyatics, Haymarket Squares, The People’s Whiskey, Piss Broke Rebels, The Lazy Stalkers. 10 p.m.
- Beauty Bar: The Get Back.10 p.m..
- Bond: DJ Eddie Edge. 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.
- Bunkhouse: Common Ground, Rusty Maples, Family Wagon, Phil A, Chase Lewis, APT.10 p.m.
Well, we know what Cenobite is coming to this party. (Photo by Danny Mahoney)
Deadmau5 had a Very Hellraiser Halloween, doing up his Mau5head like Pinhead, yet failing to turn an all of XS into an army slavishly serving at the behest of Leviathan. You can’t do everything. His girl, Kat Von D, jumped on stage first in a regular Mau5head of her own, though we have to sternly object to any Halloween costume that forces someone like Kat to tape down her boobs. We have traditions and expectations to maintain regarding Vegas Halloweens.
Freestylin’ during the freestyle. (Photos by Danny Mahoney)
Michael Phelps’ post-Olympic career is apparently going to include a healthy dose of EDM. He was at XS for Dim Mak Monday where he got DJ tips from Steve Aoki. And like any good DJ must learn, Phelps took to the art of crowd-rafting. Except it didn’t work out so well, considering he took a spill out of the raft onto the dance floor. Maybe he just thought it was a relay.
Packing up and moving south? (Photos by Danny Mahoney)
The Wynn clubs have had more or less every DJ on the planet on lockdown for 2012, but now there’s a rumor from the Post that Deadmau5 and Calvin Harris are itching to get back on the open market and into, say, the arms of AMG’s new MGM venue, Hakkasan.
They are trying to get out of their contracts because they don’t want the restrictions,” said one club insider. We also hear that other venues “are trying to make plays for these artists, and they might be successful in getting them.” Sources told us execs at Angel Management Group … have offered big money to Harris and Deadmau5 to perform there.
If it’s true, this could spell the beginning of the end for the big-name resident. If these guys are bristling under exclusivity deals, you’d think they’d be looking at going back to just booking one-offs to the highest bidder. Which would boost nightly rates past Deadmau5′s rumored $100,000-plus fees — as long as he continues to be a big draw. If the EDM bubble bursts suddenly, it could break bad. But it’s probably a safe bet for the moment.
Men and women can’t resist. For some reason. (Photo by Danny Mahoney | SPYONvegas.com)
So Paris Hilton has apparently suckered someone else into being her boyfriend. And this time she’s going for the jealous type. TMZ is saying that last night, she was at XS making out with another girl, when new beau, 21-year-old River Viiperi, got so mad he punched the other girl’s boyfriend. Which is a completely reasonable position to take, instead of saying “Hey, stop making out with this random person who is not me” or “This is all the proof in the world I needed that dating Paris Hilton was a mistake.”
We’re very excited about the pending apocalyptic breakup. (Photos by Danny Mahoney)
Oooh! New celebucouple! What do we call them? Dead Von D? Katmau5? It’s got to be Katmau5, right? There it is. Let’s all agree to run with it and move on.
Saturday night saw Deadmau4 and Kat Von D chilling at XS after the iHeart Radio festival, where they were sickeningly happy. He kept turning back and winking at her, and she jumped up to do that hand-heart nonsense for a picture with Deadmau5 in the background. If only Sandra Bullock had a table on the floor.
Enrique Iglesias came in rocking a hoodie and baseball hat, but Calvin Harris spotted Iglesias and brought his girlfriend over to the table to say hello. He managed to fade the professional photogs, though he did take pics with fans. Also in the club were Bon Jovi’s David Bryan and My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way, who laid down vox on Deadmau5′s “Professional Griefers.” Which is nerd-speak for “haters.” Does Kat know she’s dating a ginormous nerd? We feel like he may not be scumbaggy enough for her usual tastes.
(Photo by Danny Mahoney | SPYONvegas.com)
At least we hope that’s cake. Or else there’s a very excited Pillsbury Dough Boy hovering, pantsless, just off camera.
Right at home in your average Five Finger Death Punch concert. (Photo by Danny Mahoney)
Steve Aoki is your appointed XS DJ of the evening. Which means no small amount of crowd-rafting, and perhaps, if you’re lucky, confetti stuck in one’s beard. Remember: Halloween is coming up, and it’s never to early to start on your Slutty Steve Aoki costume. Click for more words and pictures »
His space shuttle commander was Dan Cortese. (Photos by Danny Mahoney)
Calvin Harris celebrated his Moonman with a giant Moonman cake Saturday night at XS. The DJ, who nabbed two wins for Best Video (“We Found Love”) and Best EDM Video (“Feel So Close”) and performed at the MTV Video Music Awards, was at the club to spin and celebrate.
Jesse Waits and Sean Christie brought Harris his cake as he spun for a crowd that included the should-just-move-here Michael Phelps and MySpace’s Tom Anderson. So it was clearly 2004 Night at the club.
Shocker. They’re surrounded by broads. (Via NY Daily News)
That Sunday Night Swim at XS with Ryan Lochte turned competitive, it turns out. Prince Harry was at that same bash, and around 3 a.m. the Olympian and the prince (which we’re shocked isn’t a Disney movie coming out later this year) had themselves a little race in the pool there. Lochte didn’t even let Harry win, which seems like a piss-poor strategy to get award some kind of duchy or barony or whatever they’ve got laying around over there. Anyway, the Daily News has the video, if you want to see royalty get dusted in the pool.