Seven Nights

This week in your city.

Thu 15

London-based The Joy Formidable (1) brings their whirlwind tour to The Yard at Boulevard Pool to grace Las Vegas with rockin’ electric jams tonight and Saturday, Sept. 17. (In the Cosmopolitan, doors 9 p.m., free.) You know him as one-half of LMFAO, and Redfoo’s older cousin, but did you know that Sky Blu is Motown Records founder Berry Gordy’s grandson? The rapper with Motown in his blood spins at Surrender. (In Encore, doors 10:30 p.m., men $40, women $30.)

Fri 16

Forget the siesta—it’s party time at T&T (Tacos & Tequila) all weekend long. The restaurant celebrates Mexican Independence Day through Sunday with beverage, feast and festive deals. (In Luxor, doors 11 a.m.) Get flighty at the beach for Rock ’n’ Roll Wine’s Amplified Festival kicking off tonight at Moorea with chocolate, bubbly and One Republic, and tomorrow at Mandalay Bay Beach with Train (2) and more wine than you can throw a beach ball at. (At Mandalay Bay, doors 8 p.m., tickets start at $55, Perhaps instead you’re in the mood to get fresh. Ke$ha (3) and LMFAO will gladly provide the dirty-electro for the sleazy beezys at the Theatre for the Performing Arts (In Planet Hollywood, doors 8 p.m., tickets start at $46,, while Arno Cost provides hypnotizing-electro at Haze’s new weekly party, In the House. (In Aria, doors 10:30 p.m., men $40, women $30.)

Sat 17

Nikki Beach welcomes a grand celebration of Mexican Independence with the Mariachi Fiesta, a show produced by the internationally acclaimed Rodri Rodriguez showcasing music, dancing, food and tequila. Visit for details. (In the Tropicana, doors 8 p.m., tickets start at $31.) Sexy quintet Maroon 5 bring their swoon-worthy tunes and latest “Moves Like Jagger” to the Pearl. (In the Palms, doors 9 p.m., tickets start at $77, Dance to another drum, that of hip-hop-inspired Latino band Ozomatli as they play with a comedian—who clearly walks to his own beat—Gabriel Iglesias. (In the MGM Grand, doors 9 p.m., tickets start at $77 at Dance down to Perfecto where house god Andy Moor (4) perfects the night at Rain. (In the Palms, doors 10:30 p.m., $30.)

Sun 18

It seems like just yesterday that Thomas Gold played a platinum set at Electric Daisy Carnival. Three months later, Gold is ready to become a daystar at Encore Beach Club. (In Encore, doors at 11 a.m., men $50, women $40.) Hopefully Fabolous (5) comes to the Pearl with fellow soulful brothers Jadakiss, Styles P and DJ Franzen. (In the Palms, doors 9 p.m., tickets start at $45,

Mon 19

Bring your lucky charms to Cabo Wabo’s Monday Night Football fete for a chance to win a million bucks! You heard right. The contestant who picks the winning Super Bowl team, halftime score and final score will receive Cabo Wabo’s ultimate prize: $1 million. Each week Sammy Hagar’s Rockin’ Cantina will give all patrons chances to win cash prizes and giveaways. (In Planet Hollywood, doors at 11 a.m.) The Sin City Sinners get badder than bad when rock star Matt Sorum joins the boys at Crown during Monday Night Rocks. (In the Rio, doors at 10 p.m., $25, free tickets at

Tue 20

American band Anna Star and the Laughing Dogs bring their ’70s-inspired ballads to Zia Records for an intimate show. (4225 S. Eastern Ave., 5:30 p.m., free.) Ovation Lounge heats up tonight as Rag Tag Entertainment presents some good old rock ’n’ roll and rhythm and blues with the famed musical Smokey Joe’s Café. (In Green Valley Ranch, doors at 7 p.m., tickets $15.) Drink up, get inked up and link up with local singer/songwriter Rustyn Vaughn Lee as he performs tonight at King Ink. Along with super drink specials, all tattoos for locals are 40 percent off. (In The Mirage, show at 9 p.m., no cover.)

Wed 21

Get chatty at Social House for Spy On Vegas’ Yucca Cup Industry Golf Tournament after-party. Toast with an open bar, 50 percent off meals and enter to win a Sapporo moped. (In Luxor, event from 6-9 p.m., free.) The most innovative indie remixers out there, Remix Artist Collective, lead the dance party during The Cut at Savile Row. (Check out our interview with RAC leader André Allen Anjos.) (In Luxor, doors 10:30 p.m., admission at gatekeeper’s discretion.)

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Thu 8 The biannual local music fest Neon Reverb sounds off tonight at multiple venues, including the Bunkhouse with Mere Mortals (1), Dusty Sunshine, Harlowe & the Great North Woods, Same Sex Mary and Early Dolphin. (124 S. 11th St., doors 9 p.m., $5 cover.) Also a part of the festival, check out Tippy Elvis, Thee Swank Bastards and Sistas from Another Mista at Artifice.



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