This week’s 5 best bets for music in Las Vegas
Shows by Hanson and K. Michelle lead this week’s music roundup.
“Mmmbop, ba duba dop / Ba du bop, ba duba dop / Ba du bop, ba duba dop / Ba du, yeah-e-yeah.” Translation: Earworms never die, as evidenced by this mid-’90s pop nugget from the Hanson brothers, who are all grown up now, though their biggest hit stubbornly refuses to age. See them at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay. Tickets are $39.50 to $59.50; call 702-632-7600.
With “More Issues Than Vogue,” this R&B thunderbolt/reality-TV veteran is seemingly allergic to pretense and spares no one — even if that means herself, at times. She gets equally candid and cutting at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at Brooklyn Bowl at The Linq. Tickets are $37.50 to $47.50; call 702-862-2695.
These Egyptian-themed death metallers aren’t into the whole brevity thing with their highly technical, intricately arranged repertoire and equally elaborate song titles (See: “Chapter of Obeisance Before Giving Breath to the Inert One in the Presence of the Crescent Shaped Horns”). They hit downtown like a battering ram in support of new album “Vile Nilotic Rites” at 8 p.m. Friday at Backstage Bar & Billiards. Tickets are $25; call 702-382-2227.
Aly & AJ
“Don’t Go Changing,” this sister duo commands on latest EP “Sanctuary,” leading by example as they continue to polish their ’80s-inspired synth pop to a brighter and brighter sheen. See them at 7 p.m. Saturday at the House of Blues. Tickets are $25; call 702-632-7600.
It’ll never truly be “The Last Waltz” as long as this English pop balladeer du jour remains on the road. Even at 83, he’s still putting hearts in vises on a nightly basis as he tours into his fifth decade. See him at 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday at the Showroom at The Orleans. Tickets are $59.95 to $84.95; call 800-745-3000.