The cover of “Apex,” the most recent studio album from this Canadian dubstep heavyweight, comes adorned with volcanoes, dinosaurs and lightning bolts, subtle expressions of power compared with Excision’s bass-as-battering-ram approach to EDM. See him at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center. Tickets are $65; call 800-745-3000.
‘Love Affair Concert’
Love is in the air — quick, get the Lysol! — or, better yet, get in the mood with R&B and funk mainstays such as Zapp, Atlantic Starr, Rose Royce, Delfonics and others in this amorous “Affair” at 7 p.m. Saturday at Orleans Arena. Tickets are $27.52 to $77.98; call 800-745-3000.
With Bikini Kill, 7 Year Bitch and Sleater-Kinney, among others, the Pacific Northwest boasts an enviable pedigree of female-centered indie rock groups. Chastity Belt lives up to its impressive lineage at 9 p.m. Tuesday at The Bunkhouse Saloon. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 day of show; call 702-982-1764.
The Doobie Brothers
Soon-to-be Rock & Roll Hall of Famers the Doobie Brothers helped launch yacht rock into open waters 50 years ago with their blend of guitar torque, resonant multipart harmonies and blue-eyed soul flourishes. See them at 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Wednesday at the Theatre at The Venetian. Tickets start at $49.95. 702-414-9000
Having won the first Grammy for best reggae recording back in 1985, Black Uhuru earned another nomination — its eighth overall — 24 years later for its most recent album, “As the World Turns.” Seasons may change, but not these second-generation genre mainstays. See them at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Brooklyn Bowl at The Linq. Tickets are $25 to $30; call 702-862-2695.
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