David Guetta Hits XS, Steve Angello Makes His Wet Republic Debut

Plain White T's

Plain White T’s

Thursday, Sept. 10

Since dropping “Jump!,” his collaborative single with Pablo Oliveros, Mike Hawkins’ career has done just that. The song by the Danish electro-house artist reached Beatport’s overall Top 5 in 2015. That’s quite the accolade for a guy who started spinning only two years ago. Give him props at Drai’s, and hear his latest single with Borgeous on Spinnin’ Records, “Lovestruck.” (In the Cromwell, 10:30 p.m., DraisNightlife.com.)

Friday, Sept. 11

DJ superstar Calvin Harris spins at Omnia. He was recently named the world’s highest-paid DJ by Forbes magazine. According to the article, the Scottish producer racked up $66 million in 2015 thanks to his weekly gigs, endorsements with Giorgio Armani and more. And since he’s dating Taylor Swift, the two topped Forbes’ Highest-Paid Celebrity Couples ranking; together, they racked up $146 million in the last year. See if he’s got enough mula to share tonight. Also on the bill, English DJ/producer BURNS. The dance floor is bound to heat up when he spins. (In Caesars Palace, 10:30 p.m., OmniaNightclub.com.)

Saturday, Sept. 12

It’s always a pleasure to see a small band get big after years of hard work and relentless touring. Take the Plain White T’s, for example. The pop-punk band from Lombard, Illinois, was formed in 1997 by a group of high school friends who gained a following by playing in basements, clubs and bars in Chicago. Nearly 10 years later, the band reached stardom thanks to the acoustic ballad, “Hey There Delilah.” The song reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts, and was nominated for two Grammy awards, including Song of the Year. See the band perform it live at Foxtail Pool as part of the Road to Life Is Beautiful series, alongside other hits including “Rhythm of Love” and “Heavy Rotation.” (At SLS, 7 p.m., FoxtailLasVegas.com.) Have you seen We Are Your Friends? The movie, starring Zac Efron, tells the story of a young DJ’s rise to fame and all the drama that comes with it. Efron had to learn the trade from big names such as Dillon Francis and Alesso. Learn a thing or two when the latter spins at Light. (In Mandalay Bay, 10:30 p.m., TheLightVegas.com.)

David Guetta

David Guetta

Sunday, Sept. 13

What would you do if you heard a nursery rhyme at a major music festival? That’s exactly what French producer David Guetta did at Belgium’s Tomorrowland festival. He dropped a boomin’ remix of “If You’re Happy and You Know It.” We think he should stick with his big-room bangers “Turn Me On” or “Titanium,” but it doesn’t hurt to have fun every once in a while. See if he drops it at XS, and dance to his monster collab with Showtek, MAGIC! and Sonny Wilson, “Sun Goes Down.” (In Encore, 10 p.m., XSLasVegas.com.)

Monday, Sept. 14

Were you at Marquee a month ago when Texas duo Tritonal played and recorded the 100th episode of their podcast, Tritonia? The pair played a wide variety of tunes from different genres to a sold-out crowd. If you weren’t able to make it in, you can stream the mix on SoundCloud. The two hit Marquee again, and since they’re recording a podcast tonight, you might make it in. No promises, though. (In the Cosmopolitan, 10 p.m., MarqueeLasVegas.com.)

Tuesday, Sept. 15

As locals, we’re privileged to have so many opportunities to drink on the low throughout the week. But at Itsy Bitsy Ramen and Whisky‘s industry night, you can drink and eat on the cheap. Enter: The Whisky Spout. Locals get 50 percent off food and drinks. And, yeah, you can work all that ramen and whisky off by dancing to tunes from a live DJ. Not bad for a Tuesday. (150 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 8 p.m., ItsyBitsyRamen.com.)

Steve Angello

Steve Angello

Wednesday, Sept. 16

Steve Angello makes his debut at Wet Republic for Wet at Night after kicking off his residency at Omnia last month, and, coincidentally, it’s the pool club’s summer season closing party. The ex-Swedish House Mafia DJ spoke in a promotional video called “Step Into the Space” about the importance of engaging with the crowd. “As a performer, it’s important that you connect with everybody. I feel like you have sight everywhere and everybody can see you, so it’s about the music and the performers,” he said. That might be a feat, considering the size of Wet Republic and Omnia, but see if he can connect with you. (At MGM Grand, 10:30 p.m., WetRepublic.com.)



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