The Hard Rock took away the Palms’ pet guido. Pauly D signed on for an exclusive residency on the property. His first gig will be at Vanity on Feb. 18, and he’ll spin for the Rehab opener April 22. …Speaking of pools, the Tropicana has finished de-Nikkifying the property, and will call the former Beach spot SPF. To go with RPM. They can save a ton on signage if they’d really commit and start going by TRP. It’s working for LVH. … When Tiësto officially launched his residency Feb. 4 at XS, he was joined onstage by his fellow countryman Afrojack’s new girl, Paris Hilton. Her new phase as EDM attention-whore continues in full swing. The Dutch must be unfailingly polite to not want her out of the way while they’re working. We’d love to see what happened if she jumped in the booth when a DJ from Philly was spinning. Mostly because we enjoy watching people get pelted with batteries.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.