Tiesto | Illustration by Cierra Pedro

Snoop Dogg Rocks Drai’s, Porter Robinson Spins at Marquee

Your week in parties


At Oddfellows’ weekly Thursgay event, proceeds from bar tabs are donated to LGBT charities. The “music video bar” selects a different charity to help each week, and given the recent tragedy in Orlando, we couldn’t think of a better time. Tonight’s playlist consists of indie/pop/electro, so don’t be surprised if the video DJ fuses a little MSTRKRFT with some Shamir. Now’s the time to do your part by partying your ass off. (150 Las Vegas Blvd. North, 8 p.m., OddfellowsVegas.com.)

Snoop Dogg | Illustration by Cierra Pedro

Snoop Dogg | Illustration by Cierra Pedro


Local “psychedelic punk rock” band Candy Warpop turns Bunkhouse Saloon into its own “Sanctuary.” They’ve been a staple in our local music scene for roughly five years, so show them some love when they pummel through the vicious “Pigs!” and the wild saxophone solo of “Sunday in Hell.” (124 S. 11th St., 9 p.m., BunkhouseDowntown.com.) Bow wow wow, yippie yo, yippie yay, Doggy Dogg’s in the motherfucking house! Tonight, that house is Drai’s, where Snoop Dogg will bring more than two decades of West Coast rap excellence. As of late, Snoopadelic has been riding hard for YG; he’s shouted out the fellow California rapper numerous times through social media, and tells his fans to “cop that new album” at concerts. We find it a little odd that Snoop—a known member of the Crips street gang—would support a member of a rival gang, the Bloods. Conflict between the two groups spans decades, so we’re glad the two can meet on the same page for music. Maybe world peace is possible. Celebrate by catching Dogg perform hits such as the bona fide West Coast anthem “Gin and Juice.” (In the Cromwell, 10:30 p.m., DraisNightlife.com.)

Porter Robinson | Illustration by Cierra Pedro

Porter Robinson | Illustration by Cierra Pedro


At this point in the year, the saying “Time flies when you’re having fun” couldn’t ring more true. EDC was a month ago, and just a few days later, we were indulging in the lead-up to Independence Day weekend festivities before the fireworks went off. We can’t even take a breather, which is actually a good thing! Catch a world-famous DJ who didn’t play at EDC at Marquee. Porter Robinson’s been laying low lately. Other than his monthly appearances at Marquee, he tends to only show up at festivals. Beyond that, we haven’t heard much regarding new music either. He did, however, recently retweet a tweet he penned in 2014 that reads, “I’m going to keep making music forever.” Maybe Robinson’s been secretly plugging away at a new album this entire time. Maybe he’ll give us a taste. (In the Cosmopolitan, 10 p.m., MarqueeLasVegas.com.)

SUN 10

Now that you caught a DJ who didn’t spin at EDC, catch another one in an entirely different setting. Grab brunch somewhere in MGM Grand and down that mimosa quickly before catching Tiësto poolside. The “King of Hakkasan” switches gears by DJing at Wet Republic. We’re sure the Dutch turntable master will have no problem working a pool crowd; he’s manned the decks at dozens of pools in the world, from Ibiza to Japan. He’s also charmed thousands at EDC’s massive kineticFIELD stage, so now catch him rock a smaller venue. And while you’re there, take in his new soulful collaboration with John Legend, “Summer Nights.” Spinnin’ Records’ next big thing, Mike Williams, opens. (At MGM Grand, 11 a.m., WetRepublic.com.)

MON 11

Ready for another one? Take DJ Khaled’s voice and subject yourself to more low end with DJ Snake at XS. Like our man Tiësto, Snake has also rocked a primetime spot on the kineticFIELD stage in front of thousands, but we’ve got to hand it to him for delivering a more eclectic set. He seamlessly fused some of the biggest hits from artists including Zedd, Desiigner, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and dozens of others in an hourlong flurry that left us barely standing. Snake capped off his set with a tranquil remix of his Billboard chart-topping hit, “Middle (featuring Bipolar Sunshine),” which put everyone in high spirits and provided a much-needed turn down from a dizzying set. We’re still recovering from all of those bangers placed within close proximity, but we recommend toughing it out another night to hear a set just as legendary. (In Encore, 10 p.m., XSLasVegas.com.)

TUE 12

Get jacked! No,we’re not talking about excessively working out, or the brand of supplements that help you do that. We’re talking about Afrojack. The Dutch DJ/producer recently reworked Desiigner’s “Panda” into a bass/trap behemoth. We’ve gotta hand it to Afrojack; after so many years of sticking to the relatively “safe” world of progressive house, he’s opening himself up to other genres. Hear that at Omnia tonight, along with other hits. You’ll have to make a tough decision, though. After an opening set by Oliver Rosa, you can either catch Turbulence at Heart of Omnia or Nora En Pure at Terrace. (In Caesars Palace, 10 p.m., OmniaNightclub.com.)

WED 13

Get over the hump by hitting up an infamous party. Hyde’s Infamous Wednesdays gets poppin’ with DJ D-Miles. The Money Team DJ trekked to France to spin at Carre Blanc in May, so check out one of his hip-hop heavy sets before he jets off again. (In Bellagio, 10:30 p.m., HydeBellagio.com.)