DAVE MATTHEWS AND TIM REYNOLDS
A long time ago, bartender Dave Matthews tried to join Tim Reynolds' band. Reynolds told him to start his own instead. The pair crash into Planet Hollywood Resort, 3667 Las Vegas Blvd. South, at 8:30 p.m. today and Saturday. Tickets are $84; call 785-5000.
One of rap's originals chills the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South, at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $34-$44; call 632-7600.
The legendary Orange County, Calif., punks play their annual Christmas show, also featuring Voodoo Glow Skulls and Knock-Out, at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Area 702 Skatepark, 3040 Simmons St. Tickets are $15; call (800) 745-3000.
It's not exactly a honky-tonk, but the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South, becomes the perfect place to close the rodeo when this country crooner lassos the stage at 10:30 p.m. today. Tickets are $53.50-$76; call 632-7600.
Or you can mosey on into Primm to catch this Nashville starlet, who serenades the Star of the Desert Arena at Buffalo Bill's, Interstate 15 South at Primm, at 9 p.m. today. Tickets are $38.45-$54.95; call (800) 386-7867.
Don't Miss It is compiled by Las Vegas Review-Journal reporter Corey Levitan. Contact him at 383-0456 or firstname.lastname@example.org.