Tech N9NE Spitting Fire at Hard Rock Live

Tech N9NE takes over Hard Rock Live September 19.

Tech N9NE takes over Hard Rock Live September 19.

Tech N9NE takes over Hard Rock Live September 19.

Thursday, Sept. 19


Kansas City’s Tech N9NE brings his chopper-style, machine-gun-paced rhymes to Hard Rock Live. The underground cult hero received overdue critical acclaim with July’s album, Something Else. (3771 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 7 p.m., Blink 182 rocks Boulevard Pool. The New York Times’ most influential punk band of the ’90s has sold more than 30 million records—a number sure to rise if rumors of a spring 2014 album prove legit. (At the Cosmopolitan, 9 p.m.,

Friday, Sept. 20


The I Heart Radio concert takes over the MGM Grand Garden Arena today and tomorrow with a diverse roster that includes Paul McCartney, Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, Muse, Phoenix, Tim McGraw, Drake, Tiësto, J. Cole and twerk star Miley Cyrus. (In MGM Grand, 7 p.m., Erick Morillo returns to Marquee after taking a break from club life earlier this summer for a month of sobriety. (In the Cosmopolitan, 9:30 p.m., Grammy Award-winning Englishman Fatboy Slim headlines Light. In August, the legendary producer passed on Simon Cowell’s offer to be a judge on DJ X Factor. Respect. (In Mandalay Bay, 10 p.m., In an artist-venue match made in heaven, basshead Kill The Noise bumps into Body English with Teenwolf. (In the Hard Rock Hotel, 10:30 p.m.,


Saturday, Sept. 21


Russian-German superstar Zedd returns to Daylight. He recently teamed up with Hayley Williams of Paramore on “Stay the Night,” and it sounds like a hit. (At Mandalay Bay, 11 a.m., Krewella dives into Eclipse at Daylight as part of its Get Wet Tour, the group’s first time as headliners. They release their full-length debut album by the same name on Sept. 24. (At Mandalay Bay, 10 p.m.) If you like Dutch producers, slide down to Wet Republic, where Tiësto headlines with support from the typically headlining Bingo Players. (At MGM Grand, 11 a.m., Nearby, Calvin Harris is back at Hakkasan, where we hope to hear his fresh new remix of Empire of the Sun’s “DNA.” (In MGM Grand, 10 p.m., Speaking of dope Dutchmen, Sander van Doorn gets down at Marquee. In early September, van Doorn released “Project T,” a collaboration with Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike. (In the Cosmopolitan, 9:30 p.m.) Mmm, really? Yup, Hanson is back and they’re headed Downtown to Fremont Country Club. The former teenyboppers are all grown up with families, an indie label and their Mmmhops beer brand. Can’t lie—I’m more intrigued than repulsed. (601 Fremont St., 6 p.m.,


Sunday, Sept. 22


Steve Aoki takes the stage at Wet Republic. Aoki is having a September to remember with the launch of his Sol Republic ad for Radio Shack, an anti-molly PSA for URB Magazine and a most-impressive announcement that mega-producer Pharrell Williams will join the Aokify America Tour on select dates. (At MGM Grand, 11 a.m.) We’ve been hyping Avicii’s album True, and we’ll hear highlights during his set at Encore Beach Club. True’s genre-blind sound mixes “soulful, old-fashioned voices with infectious new beats,” The Huffington Post explained. Really impressive stuff from the 24-year-old hit-maker. (At Encore, 11 a.m., Also young and impressive: 21-years-young Porter Robinson returns to XS Nightswim. The North Carolina native impressed crowds at Jay-Z’s recent Made in America Festival with intergalactic-, Greco-Roman- and anime-inspired imagery to complement his ever-changing styles and tempos. (In Encore, 10 p.m.,


Monday, Sept. 23


Our tour of nightclubs and lounges turned football-viewing parties stops at Lily. There are five flat screens and one wall-projected screen, plus food and drink specials all day. (In Bellagio, 5:30 p.m., Italian DJ legend Benny Benassi returns to Marquee for industry night. It’s been an impressive couple of years for the house-music veteran who produced “Beautiful People,” “Don’t Wake Me Up” and two tracks off Madonna’s MDNA album. (In the Cosmopolitan, 10 p.m.)


Tuesday, Sept. 24


Dutch trance star Dash Berlin is a rad Tuesday booking courtesy of Lavo. In August, DJ Mag’s seventh most popular DJ of 2012 re-released his latest album, #musicislife, as a deluxe edition with two new tracks and everything else remixed. Festival-heads, you might want to consider making the trek to see Dash Berlin at Beyond Wonderland presented by Insomniac Sept. 28-29 in Mountain View, California, at the huge Shoreline Amphitheater. (In the Palazzo, 10 p.m.,

Wednesday, Sept. 25


Nicky Romero returns to Light during a stop along the Nothing Toulouse Tour. The latest Dutch prodigy recently took over for Brodinski as host of Radio 1’s show In New DJs We Trust, adding to his total of 20 million listeners for Romero’s own Protocol Radio. (At Mandalay Bay,
10 p.m.,


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