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This week’s 5 best bets for music in Las Vegas

Excision

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.

Chastity Belt

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

Black Uhuru

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.

The Review-Journal is owned by the family of Las Vegas Sands Corp. Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson. Las Vegas Sands operates The Venetian.

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