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Here you go — it’s a big, big, big club weekend in Las Vegas.
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?
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.
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Here is where you may get your freak on at area nightclubs, where famous DJ-producers will help guide that freak on:
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.
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.
Can you say, “Busiest club weekend ever”? I mean, really. Look at this starry DJ lineup at nightclubs and dayclubs on the Strip.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Only happy when we reign
For months, I have been trying to talk famous DJ-producers into playing a soccer match this summer at Las Vegas’ Electric Daisy Carnival.
Here we go, Las Vegas. It’s going to be a bumpy night in the clubs, every night, forever (this spring and summer, at least). Fasten your seat belt. DJing this week:
Tommy Trash has a fascinating theory that I totally agree with: If Mozart were alive today, he would be writing electronic dance music on synthesizers.
Here’s your nightclub and dayclub forecast for the week. It is insanely packed with quality DJ-producers.
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Sadly, I can’t interview every nightclub musician every time they play Vegas or I would be interviewing musicians 24 hours a day. So today, please enjoy my own personal stories about this week’s club headliners.