Skrillex Celebrates at Surrender, Ciara Heads to Drai’s



Thursday, June 4

It seems like anyone who owns a MacBook can be a DJ these days. Just take a look at the list of celebrities who have gone from rookies to residents in the blink of an eye. It almost feels like the art is losing its integrity, doesn’t it? Don’t fret! Some DJs, like DJ Spair, are bringing honor back to the title of DJ by rewinding to its roots. At White Label Thursdays at the Sayers Club, Spair strictly spins wax (that’s slang for vinyl records, if you didn’t know). But don’t expect the same epic build-ups and drops you hear in the megaclubs. Spair will play old-school hip-hop, funk and soul with traditional turntable nuances, such as scratching and beat juggling. This one is for the real heads. Learn more about the man at (In SLS, 10 p.m.,

Friday, June 5

Since giving birth to a child a year ago, you’d think Atlanta songstress Ciara would lay low for a little bit. She’s actually doing the exact opposite. The 29-year-old released her sixth album, Jackie, last month, and embarked on an 18-show tour to support it. After taking a week off, she hits up Drai’s for a full-length show. See “The First Lady of Crunk&B” perform songs from her latest album as well as old favorites, such as “Goodies” and “1,2 Step” high above the Strip. This is one “Body Party” you won’t want to miss. (In the Cromwell, 10:30 p.m.,



Saturday, June 6

Let’s be honest: We’re all juuuuust a little tired of Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk.” It seems like we can’t go anywhere without being bombarded with Ronson’s funky bass and Mars’ signature soulful vocals. Luckily, New York-based DJ Steve Powers concocted an electro bootleg to give the song a much-needed facelift. He’s sure to play it when he mans the decks at Light. (In Mandalay Bay, 10 p.m., If you’re not an EDM fan, join local band RNR at Bunkhouse for a live recording session. If you’re not familiar, RNR stands for “Rhyme N Rhythm,” and the band has delivered its eclectic mix of hip-hop, R&B, soul and jazz to audiences throughout the Southwest since 2007. Because the band is recording live, your applause might be included on the next album! (124 S. 11th St., 8 p.m.,

Sunday, June 7

Angie Vee is moving the party from Pomona to Las Vegas! The Hollywood DJ is bringing a group of people to Tao Beach courtesy of “Angie Vee’s Summer Fun Bus.” Now’s your chance to make some connections, given California’s awesome festival lineup this season. HARD Summer and FYF, anyone? (At the Venetian, 11 a.m.,



Monday, June 8

If you’re like us, you just need that extra jolt of energy on Monday to propel yourself through the rest of the week. Thankfully, there’s DJ Vice’s latest single, “Hard to See.” It features angelic vocals and clean hi-hats, which provide a stark contrast to a gritty bassline. It’s one of those hits that’ll stay on our playlists for a long time. Hear it when the Ultra Records artist drops it at Marquee, and get ready for the week ahead. (In the Cosmopolitan, 10 p.m., Downtown’s dynamic duo Byra Tanks joins forces with Astro Gold of Behind City Lights for a new residency at Beauty Bar. Enter RINSED Mondays. The weekly affair promises to showcase new up-and-coming talent from underground acts. (517 Fremont St., 9 p.m.,

Tuesday, June 9

Chances are, you’ve heard Steve Aoki’s monster collab with Nervo and Tony Junior, “Lightning Strikes.” The tune reached No. 1 on Beatport’s electro house chart and No. 5 on the site’s Top 100. The song highlights Aoki’s knack for creating catchy melodies and Nervo’s alluring dual vocals. Hit Omnia to see the Australian duo spin. Chances are, they’ll get on the mic and sing, too. (In Caesars Palace, 10 p.m.,

Wednesday, June 10

Surrender celebrates its five-year anniversary with Skrillex! Word on the street is he’s collaborating with OG Maco on a track, and we can’t wait to hear the dubstep cohort’s rattling bass meld with the Atlanta rapper’s screamed vocals. It might just be the most rowdy track since “U Guessed It.” (In Encore, 10:30 p.m.,