Party Up at DMX-Mas, Have ‘A Very Merry Something Different’



THU 10

Self-proclaimed “Folk Troubadour” King Daniel ventures to Beauty Bar to give us one of his enchanting acoustic sets. We know it’s cold out there, so hopefully he’ll warm us up with the upbeat melodies of “There’s Only One!” and the slow burn of “The Prologue.” His tunes are perfect for sitting cross-legged at a campfire, so do just that … minus the fire. (517 Fremont St., 9 p.m.,

FRI 11

Sure, you can catch some of the biggest names in EDM in our city virtually any night of the week, but when it comes to up-and-comers, we’re not so lucky. Take the opportunity to catch five of them at FOUND Events’ A Very Merry Something Different. Pilo of Boys Noize Records fame tops the bill, and he’ll be joined by Ciszak, Tevin Elevin, Ghasper and Low Sodium. Experience something out of the ordinary. (1500 S. Main St., 8 p.m., We’re lucky W&W decided to go by its acronym. The Dutch trance/electro house duo is comprised of members Willem van Hanegem and Wardt van der Harst, who remixed Adele’s single “Hello” with impressive urgency. The two previewed their reworking of the song via a Facebook link just two weeks after the original was released, and released a “bootleg” video only a few days after. We may never hear the full track since it’s an unofficial remix, but we’re still hungry for new material. See if they’re gracious enough to drop a few new cuts at Hakkasan. (In MGM Grand, 10:30 p.m.,

SAT 12

Las Vegas-based 3LAU (a.k.a. Justin David Blau) made his Omnia debut on Tuesday, but let’s face it, the real parties happen on weekends. Support the local boy by hitting the megaclub and showing him that we all work for the weekend anyway. While you’re there, ask if he’s really collaborating with Martin Garrix and Dillon Francis, since he recently posted a selfie with the two on Facebook. If it’s anywhere as good as “Runaway,” his catchy collab with Bright Lights, then we’re excited. This track was destined to happen. After all, they say “good things come in threes.” Maybe that’s where he got the idea for his DJ name?  (In Caesars Palace, 10:30 p.m.,



SUN 13

’Tis the season for giving, food and … vicious “barking” on rap backing tracks? You read that right. Former Ruff Ryder DMX leaps into Foxtail for his holiday-themed DMX-Mas party. We’re not exactly sure what this party will entail, but we’re hoping it has something to do with the hip-hop rendition of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” for which a video surfaced a few years ago. Hopefully he’ll perform the traditional tune among his rambunctious hits such as “Party Up (Up in Here)” and “Get It On the Floor,” so you can do both. Oh, and yeah, this is an industry holiday party, so locals get in free! Show your appreciation by making an appearance and donning a Santa hat just to be festive. (In SLS, 10:30 p.m.,

MON 14

If Garfield lived in our universe, he would learn to appreciate the beginning of the week thanks to Marquee Mondays. The club’s weekly affair brings some much-needed energy that’ll propel clubgoers through the rest of the week. This edition brings  “Insomnia” hitmaker Audien behind the decks. The progressive/electro house DJ and producer is bound to give you “Something Better” to kick off your week. (In the Cosmopolitan, 10 p.m.,

TUE 15

Take a break from the ever-present pounding bass and loud synths of EDM by enjoying tranquil upbeats and rolling basslines at Brooklyn Bowl. Maoli comes by way of Maui on its Run It Tour to deliver a dose of its signature island reggae sounds. Dance to the laid-back vibes of “Rock Me Sober” or the soulful vocals of “Time to Get Over.” And if one band isn’t enough for you, Through the Roots and Bad Neighborz hit the stage as well. Only irie vibes allowed! (At the Linq 8 p.m.,

Yellow Claw

Yellow Claw

WED 16

Sorry, Trekkies; it’s Star Wars season. Get a taste of “the force” Downtown at Fremont Awakens. Atomic Liquors will transform into the infamous Mos Eisley Cantina, and you can enjoy raffles, a costume contest, a cantina trivia quiz and a quick-draw “Han vs. Greedo” contest. We’ve always thought Chewbacca was a party boy, and chances are, you’ll be able to take shots with him tonight. Dave Fogg’s got the ear candy to keep your galactic evening in party mode. (In Atomic Liquors, 7 p.m., Amsterdam trap trio Yellow Claw brings its rowdy bangers to Surrender to provide some much-needed heat in our blistering winter climate. The group is touring in support of its debut full-length album Blood for Mercy, which dropped last month. The collection of tracks is littered with collaborations; the three teamed up with big names in hip-hop such as DJ Mustard, Pusha T and Beanie Sigel, but they also made a track with girl group Serebro and turntable titian Tiësto. Take a listen to the album, and you’ll notice that they touch on genres beyond trap, including hardstyle and progressive house. Hear a (virtually) all encompassing set tonight. (In Encore, 10:30 p.m.,