Brody Jenner adheres to a tradition in which he quaffs Coors Light from a pink Converse sneaker.
Gross. I mean, Coors Light?
Jenner drank again from the footwear on Saturday night during his DJ set at On The Record, the speakeasy and club at Park MGM in Las Vegas. He calls this practice a “Shoey,” inspired by Australian rugby players who drink from their shoes after games while calling out, “Shoot the boot!”
Jenner, the son of Linda Thompson (the actress and beauty queen also known as Elvis Presley’s ex-girlfriend and producer David Foster’s ex-wife) and Caitlyn Jenner, has reportedly named his dog Shoey. He has headlined Las Vegas clubs for years, including Jewel at Aria, Hyde Nightclub at Bellagio and 1 Oak at The Mirage.
Jenner is set to headline the new Jemaa pool at NoMad Las Vegas on April 19. It’s a scene for sandals, except in the DJ booth.
Pizza party delayed
You might, or might not, remember the announced plans for Heavy Metal Pizza Party at 1212 Main St., next to Casa Don Juan in the Arts District. The project has long been tabled.
The inspiration of The Golden Tiki and Evel Pie managing partner Branden Powers, Heavy Metal Pizza Party was to be filled with displays dedicated to such hard-rock icons as the late Ronnie James Dio and Vinnie Paul. An arcade for 1970s pinball machines and 1980s video games was also envisioned, and the hot spot was targeted for an opening by last Halloween.
Powers said Sunday that the concept is still “very much alive” but has outgrown the original location and property partnership.
The man Powers calls ”a legend” in the industry, Metro Pizza co-owner John Arena, will continue to be enlisted as a consultant in the business.
”I really didn’t want to compromise my vision, and luckily there are a lot of other people who agree,” Powers said in an email. “We’ve actually gotten several offers of other locations, and are looking at which is going to be the most suitable. I’m committed to doing everything bigger and better than I’ve done before, and so I promise everyone that HMPP will definitely be worth the wait.”
An adventurous entrepreneur, Powers customarily has a Plan B (or Plan P, as in pizza). He has something else cooking. We’ll serve when it’s ready.
Tenors to Sin City
Tenors of Rock are finishing their run at Harrah’s Showroom on Monday night. They’re turning it around quick, moving to Sin City Theatre at Planet Hollywood to open previews April 3.
The cozier venue will make for a more rock-club vibe than the band’s showroom presentation. Skeptics are wondering if five singers and a backing band can fit in that room. But I’ve seen far more musicians on a comparatively sized stage at both Copa Rooms (Bootlegger Bistro and Tuscany Suites) and, in years past, the Lounge at the Palms. It can be done.
Mob for Stanhope
Tickets for caustic stand-up comic Doug Stanhope’s two shows at Plaza Showroom on May 25 went on sale Friday. They sold out Saturday. Sorry for the late notice. He impressively sold out 900 tickets before anyone could even consider a marketing campaign.
Stanhope lives in Bisbee, Arizona. As a 2015 story in The Guardian recounted, he sold off his collection of football helmets on eBay to help pay for the bar he ran at the time, the Fun House. He also tried to sell his mom’s ashes on the consumer-to-consumer website until learning it was illegal.
Stanhope’s crowds are famously drunk; his 2014 show at the Plaza was curtailed because just one of the showroom’s bars (and one bartender) were operating. Expect all bars to be running for Stanhope. If drunken revelry mixed with biting stand-up comedy is your thing, he is worth the effort.
Castle for Murray
Laugh Factory at Tropicana headliner Murray Sawchuck, who wears the blue suit that I want, is headlining the legendary Magic Castle in Hollywood from Monday through March 31. Sawchuck is also playing the role of a waiter-slash-magician in an upcoming episode of “GLOW,” which premieres its third season on Netflix this summer.
Great Moments in Social Media
Members of Aerosmith arrived in Las Vegas over the weekend to check out the staging for the band’s “Deuces Are Wild” series at the Park Theater.
— Aerosmith (@Aerosmith) March 24, 2019
The @Aerosmith official Twitter feed shows a cool black-and-white shot of guitar great Joe Perry onstage for the first time, and also color shots of guitarist Brad Whitford and keyboardist Buck Johnson at McCarran International Airport. The residency starts April 6.
— Aerosmith (@Aerosmith) March 22, 2019
Cool Hang Alert
“America’s Got Talent” champ and long-running Vegas performer Michael Grimm has forged a very cool series at Myron’s Cabaret Jazz. He and his Delta Bound Band celebrate Mardi Gras at 8 p.m. Tuesday, with such themed hits as “Shake Your Tambourine,” and “Congo Square & Qualified.” Grimm is back with a tribute to Otis Redding on April 9 and April 30. Tickets start at $30; hit the The Smith Center website for info.
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