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5 picks for music in Las Vegas this week


A classically trained composer and trumpet player, Saqi toots his own horn in an electronic dance music context. Also, he’s named after the Sufi title for a mystic muse. As Jeffrey “The Dude” Lebowski might say, “Far out, man.” See him at 8 p.m. Saturday at Brooklyn Bowl at The Linq. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door; call 702-862-2695.

Crystal Method

“Get busy child” with this Vegas-born electronica favorite, which took dance music to rock crowds beginning in the ’90s, establishing itself as one of the genre’s leading gateway acts alongside The Chemical Brothers and The Prodigy. “Keep Hope Alive” with the Crystal Method at 9 p.m. Saturday at Beauty Bar. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 day of show; call 702-598-3757.

Crazy Town

What? You’re not down with Crazy Town? Do you even nü metal, bro? Shirts are optional when these turn-of-the-century rap rockers party like it’s 1999, the year they dropped their platinum debut, “The Gift of Game.” See Crazy Town at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Beauty Bar. Free; call 702-598-3757.

Plutonian Burrito

If you miss out on a chance to see an experimental sound and film duo perform the soundtrack to an indie sci-fi flick called “Neptuna Slamndance and DevilFish,” well, you need to fire your life coach promptly and seek better guidance. See Plutonian Burrito at 9 p.m. Friday at the Hard Hat Lounge. Free; call 702-384-8987.


Rock out and help a kid out when Vegas’ Otherwise hosts its fourth annual Hometown Holiday Throwdown, which doubles as a toy drive, with all proceeds going to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada. The festivities begin at 7 p.m. Saturday at Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Resort. Tickets are $10 with a toy donation, $25 without; call 702-797-7777.

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