Seven Nights

Thu 6

You know you’ve got that black Misfits (1) skull tee stashed away somewhere, so pull it out tonight as this late-’70s band returns to the stage. The trio (named in honor of Marilyn Monroe’s final film) rocks the House of Blues with JuiceheaD, NE Last Words and Guilty by Association. (In Mandalay Bay, doors 5 p.m., $26 in advance, $30 day of, The Gold Lounge presents the House of Gold, a new electronically wired and thumping weekly party. (In Aria, doors 6 p.m., men $20, women $10, locals free.) Truck on down to Book & Stage for Indie Sessions, where the six-piece Kopecky Family Band performs their dreamy alternative sounds through Oct. 8. (In the Cosmopolitan, 10 p.m., free.)

Fri 7

On the scene since before some of their fans were even born, popular pop-punk trio Blink 182 plays the Red Rock Amphitheatre with My Chemical Romance. (At Red Rock Resort, doors 7 p.m., tickets start at $20, Prepare for an overload of all things digital when heavy electro players Dash Berlin, Hardwell, EDX and Blake Jarrell take turns on the decks at Marquee Nightclub. (In the Cosmopolitan, doors 10 p.m., men $20, women $10.) Italy’s own Congorock sets Haze ablaze with his hard-hitting beats at In the House Fridays. (In Aria, doors 10:30 p.m., men $40, women $30.)

Sat 8

After taking a three-year break to focus on school, family and personal growth, Incubus (2) is back out on tour, playing The Joint tonight in support of If Not Now, When?, which was released in July. (In the Hard Rock Hotel, doors at 8 p.m., tickets start at $60, After breakups, reunions and projects in between, the latest incarnation of the Smashing Pumpkins (3) have embarked on a 12-city tour that’s supposed to be a prelude to a larger 2012 tour. Billy Corgan and his band rock the Strip at the Boulevard Pool. (In the Cosmopolitan, doors 6:30 p.m., tickets start at $55, 18 and up.) Bryan Greenberg and Victor Rasuk—stars of the new HBO series How to Make It in America, which has been praised for its excellent soundtrack—host the party at Pure. (In Caesars Palace, doors 10 p.m., men $30, women $20.) Get more than a tablespoon of trance when German DJ Armin Van Buuren (4), known for his radio show A State of Trance, takes over Tao. (In the Venetian, doors 9 p.m., men $20, women $10.)

Sun 9

Rehab officially says goodbye to summer with a season finale that features (for the first time) an indie-electro takeover featuring bands Chromeo and Cut Copy. Plus, mixmaster Z-Trip will deliver a hard-hitting DJ set. (In the Hard Rock Hotel, doors 10:30 a.m. $30 cover.) It’s a double threat at the Pearl tonight when hip-hop stars Lupe Fiasco (5) and Chiddy Bang team up for a show that’s sure to get you in the dancing mood. (In the Palms, doors 9 p.m., tickets start at $39.) This year’s winner of DJ Times’ America’s Best DJ competition was none other than Vegas favorite Kaskade, who will receive his honor as part of an awards ceremony at Marquee Nightclub. (In the Cosmopolitan, doors 10 p.m., no cover.)

Mon 10

L.A. indie band Run Run Run is set to walk walk walk onto the stage at Royal Resort and deliver a rockin’ set just off the Strip. (99 Convention Center Drive, doors at 9 p.m., no cover.) The Swedish duo Dada Life returns to XS. (In the Encore, doors 10 p.m., men $30, women $20.) If that’s not your thing, check out Party Rock Mondays as LMFAO’s Redfoo rocks Marquee with his insane antics. (In the Cosmopolitan, doors 10 p.m., men $30, women $20, locals free.)

Tue 11

There are plenty of reasons to be thankful if you’re a girl living in Las Vegas, and Nove Italiano’s Ladies Night is one of them, as local ladies receive half off their meal at the chic eatery. (In the Palms, doors 6 p.m., 942-6800 for reservations.) Sexy Southern Californian DJ Lauren Luxx taught herself how to work the decks at age 18, and now, six years later, you can see for yourself how far she’s come as she spins at Bond. (In the Cosmopolitan, set at 10 p.m., no cover.)

Wed 12

If you don’t already know “Space Junk” and “Illamerica” off his latest album, Weekend in America, which debuted just two weeks ago, you will when you visit Surrender, where chart-topping producer Wolfgang Gartner continues his residency. (In Encore, doors 10:30 p.m., men $40, women $30, locals free.) Co-founder of the electro-banging hip-hop label Fool’s Gold, Brooklyn-based Nick Catchdubs, shares his East Coast swag with Snitch at Ghostbar. (In the Palms, doors 10 p.m., $20 cover, locals free.) Get your fix of funk and soul when the alluring Mateo lets it all out at Book & Stage. The singer performs through Oct. 15. (In the Cosmopolitan, shows at 10 p.m. and midnight, no cover.)

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Rocco Rampino doesn’t spend more than four days in one city. The Italian producer’s jet-set schedule is so packed with parties from Australia to Thailand that he is virtually hardwired to rock. The Congorock moniker, born just four years ago, has caught on like wildfire since his summer banger “Babylon” and prominent inclusion in today’s electro-fied Rat Pack-like crew of international artists including Bloody Beetroots, Crookers and stylized hipster labels Fool’s Gold and Dim Mak.



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