Rap and Trap With Juicy J and RL Grime

RL Grime

RL Grime

Thursday, May 14

RL Grime got his name from Goosebumps author R.L. Stine, and the music he creates is just as scary as the author’s series of horror fiction novellas. Self-TitledMag.com dubbed his style as the “thinking man’s trap,” and his debut album, Void, embodies that sentiment. The album spans several electronic music genres such as Jersey Club, drum and bass and, of course, speaker-rattling trap. Hear it all when he plays at Encore Beach Club. You might just fall in love with a new genre. (In Encore, 10:30 p.m., EncoreBeachClub.com.)

Friday, May 15

Jenna Marbles

Jenna Marbles

Work can wait, because Internet sensation Jenna Marbles is in town! The 28-year-old YouTube star recently signed a contract with Creative Artists Agency, so expect to see her snappy brand of comedy across multiple platforms. Party with her at Ditch Fridays. (At the Palms, 10 p.m., Palms.com) It’s been nearly a year since he released Worlds, and Porter Robinson is still going strong. He’s playing nearly every major festival in the world, blessing fans with his “Worlds Live” set. The performance features the 22-year-old singing and playing keyboards in his latest material—a departure from his high-energy DJ sets. Hear Robinson’s rambunctious hits, such as “Spitfire” and “Unison,” as they were meant to be heard at his Marquee residency. (In the Cosmopolitan, 10 p.m., MarqueeLasVegas.com.)

Saturday, May 16

Did you miss Disclosure’s inaugural Wild Life event in March? The English duo brought big house/techno DJs to our humble little city, including Eats Everything, Justin Martin and Jackmaster.  The pair returns tonight, and this time they’re bringing Pomo, Maya Jane Coles and Claude Vonstroke. The latter started Dirtybird Records—a house-focused label that has been pumping out the best in the genre since 2005. Give him a high-five, and then dance to his tunes at Light. (In Mandalay Bay, 10:30 p.m., TheLightVegas.com.) Politik did a doubleheader last month for the third annual Jump for Joy Foundation’s Dance Against Obesity Camp. You can jump for joy tonight when he drops his remix of Imagine Dragons’ “Demons” at Tao.  (In the Venetian, 10 p.m., TaoLasVegas.com.)

Sunday, May 17

Spanish-born DJ Danny Avila isn’t even old enough to enter a club, but he’ll command the party at Foxtail Pool Club. The 19-year-old calls Tiësto his mentor, and he’s toured the world, spinning at Miami’s Ultra Music Festival and Croatia’s Umagination along the way. Oh, yeah, he’s also the No. 12-ranked wake-boarder in the world. Not bad for a kid. What were you doing at 19?! (At SLS, 10:30 a.m., FoxtailLasVegas.com.)

Monday, May 18

Got the Monday Blues? We can’t think of a better way to remedy the inevitable slump than by sipping on some delicious craft beer (after work, of course). Newly opened PKWY Tavern has our backs with a stellar happy hour. Enjoy $3 domestic drafts, $3 well drinks and $3 house wine from 4-7 p.m. The tavern boasts 250 craft beer selections, so we encourage you to try them all. Just not all at once … unless you plan on calling in sick tomorrow. (9820 W. Flamingo Rd., 4-7 p.m., PKWYTavern.com.)

Juicy J

Juicy J

Tuesday, May 19

There’s’ tension in the Three 6 Mafia camp. According to an interview with HipHopDx.com, member DJ Paul says it’s unlikely we’ll see the legendary Tennessee rap group reunite anytime soon. At least, founding member Juicy J has cultivated a successful solo career, collaborating with such artists as Katy Perry and Wiz Khalifa on his third album, Stay Trippy. J is set to release the follow-up to that album, Pure THC: The Hustle Continues, in July. See if he debuts some new material at House of Blues. (In Mandalay Bay, 8 p.m., HouseOfBlues.com/LasVegas). If the Southern rap twang isn’t your thang, head to Omnia for a set by Dutch producer Afrojack. The Grammy award-winner made Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list this year. He also recently bought a new Lamborghini Aventador Superveloce to add to his collection of luxury sports cars. Ask him how it feels to drive the fastest Lamborghini in the world. (In Caesars Palace, 10 p.m., OmniaNightclub.com.)

Wednesday, May 20

Happy Hump Day! Get over the curve by dancing to the sounds of Impakt. According to his Instagram bio, he “plays music to make you shake and jiggle.” Do just that when he mans the decks at Commonwealth. (525 Fremont St., 2-5 p.m., CommonwealthLV.com.)

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