The great Benny Benassi performs tonight at Marquee nightclub in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. He’s best known for his hits “Satisfaction” and “Cinema.”
One of the craziest things about the Italian DJ-producer’s decades-long career is several of his music videos, “Satisfaction” and “Who’s Your Daddy?,” have been age-restricted on YouTube.
That seems bizarre to me, since those videos aren’t soft-core porn. They just feature female models doing tongue-in-cheek actions, such as using power tools while the camera focuses on their bikinis.
So I emailed Benassi and asked him if he thinks that’s as silly as I do. Benassi answered tongue-in-cheek:
“Personally, I don’t think anyone over 30 should be allowed to view them.”
Ha. OK, fine. I’ll give up my YouTube rant, for now. Benassi is touring Vegas with a new track, “Perfect Storm,” featuring Pink is Punk.
Also this week:
TODAY: Steve Aoki and Deniz Koyu at Surrender. Sultan and Ned Shepard at XS. Politik at Tao. Mark Stylz at Rain. Mike Attack at Moon. Presto One at Vanity.
SATURDAY: Dada Life at Surrender. Fetish & Fantasy Halloween Ball at The Joint. Mix Master Mike at the Bank. ATB at Marquee. Steve Angello at XS. Redfoo at Halloween Brunch at Lavo, then at Tao. T-Pain at Haze. Zen Freeman at Rain. Sex Panther at ghostbar dayclub. Skribble and True Love at Chateau. (JWoww at Chateau. Kid Rock at Lavo. Scott Disick at 1 Oak.)
SUNDAY: Vice at Lavo. Pauly D at Vanity. Kevin Brown at ghostbar.
MONDAY: Afrojack at XS. Chuckie at Marquee.
TUESDAY: Dirty South at Lavo. Major Lazer at 1 Oak. SkyBlu at Pure. Alie Layus and Kid Conrad at Moon.
HALLOWEEN WEDNESDAY: Kaskade at Marquee. Deadmau5 at XS. Steve Angello at Surrender. Avicii at Tryst. Nelly performs at the Bank. Hollywood at Chateau’s rooftop party. Kirko Bangz and Quik at Tao for Dub Expo. MGK performs at Vanity. (Jenny McCarthy at Gallery. UFC fighter Urijah Faber and ring girl Arianny Celeste at Lavo.)
Doug Elfman’s column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Email him at email@example.com. He blogs at reviewjournal.com/elfman.