As nightclubs drain audiences from traditional Las Vegas shows, topless cabaret revues have been the one genre able to hold its own in what now is considered the late evening.
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Americans get a bad rap for being shallow people. Or maybe I’m thinking of Californians? Probably. But Thomas Gold does not believe Americans are shallow. He just thinks we know how to party.
Here’s your club forecast for the week.
With its new social media campaign coming to fruition this week, Tao Nightclub is trying to snare brand loyalists from day one.
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This is what a quiet spring weekend looks like at nightclubs and daytime pool parties on the Strip.
In the past month, Justin Blau (aka DJ 3Lau, rhymes with “Tao”) tweeted the following honest feelings about the popular Pitbull and influential Daft Punk.
Let’s say you are a 36-year-old Swedish DJ-producer. And you just signed a contract with Wynn-Encore to perform regularly at XS and Surrender nightclubs. How do you adjust to Vegas clubs?
Here you go — it’s a big, big, big club weekend in Las Vegas.
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The newest concept by New York City theater and nightlife impresario Simon Hammerstein is open at the Palazzo: The Act. The performance-based club will entertain up to 1,000 revelers with nightly acts, including audience participation, in a multilevel space.
This Wednesday, the Light Group will open Eclipse — a 50,000-square-foot, nighttime pool party at Mandalay Bay. And Eclipse’s debut performer is Axwell, also known as one-third of international hit-makers Swedish House Mafia.
Here is where you may get your freak on at area nightclubs, where famous DJ-producers will help guide that freak on:
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In America, Rebecca & Fiona may not be as famous as Kaskade and Calvin Harris. But in their native Sweden, they are Grammy-winning stars of a documentary TV series.
Here’s your club forecast for the Vegas metropolitan area:
Among the sightings this week at Las Vegas clubs: Justice, Deadmau5, Sigfried and Roy, and Connor Cruise.
Kaskade will DJ Saturday night at Marquee nightclub, then he will go to sleep near dawn, wake up, and walk to Marquee’s Dayclub pool to perform again Sunday afternoon.
Can you say, “Busiest club weekend ever”? I mean, really. Look at this starry DJ lineup at nightclubs and dayclubs on the Strip.
Among the sightings in Las Vegas night clubs this week: Jeff Beck, Steve Angello of Swedish House Mafia, actress Molly Sims, Sublime with Rome and mixed martial artist Anthony Pettis.
The happy-fun DJ-producer Steve Aoki begins a new Wet Republic dayclub residency at the MGM on Sunday, and he promises it will be fun and silly.
Laidback Luke is a headliner at MGM, so he sees his face appearing on MGM’s giant outdoor video monitors. But Luke is “Laidback,” so he’s not egotistical about it.
You want customer service? Check this out. A major Strip venue is refunding people’s airplane tickets to Vegas due to postponed shows. On Friday, the upcoming Light nightclub at Mandalay Bay announced it will not open as scheduled this week. Instead, the club will open Memorial Day weekend.