Nervo Spins at Omnia, Dash Berlin Hits Marquee

Thursday 22 

There’s a really cool festival happening in town this weekend (see Pages 13-45), so it’s only fitting that you kick it off by seeing “the coolest DJ in the world.” DJ Esco works the wheels of steel at Drai’s. As Atlanta rapper Future’s right-hand man, Esco is responsible for dropping some of the hottest rap hits such as “Too Much Sauce” and “Wicked” on a nightly basis. Unfortunately, Future won’t be in the building tonight, but check out the recently released video the two dropped for “Married to the Game,” because both are bound to return to the same stage very soon. Get lost in the sauce! (The Cromwell, 10:30 p.m.,

Friday  23

Looking to inject some youthful energy and conceit into your monotonous day-to-day life? Head to Hakkasan and get a taste of the SremmLife. Tupelo, Mississippi, rap duo Rae Sremmurd brings its rowdy rap and hilarious punch lines to the megaclub, and catching the performance is pretty much the perfect goodbye kiss to summer 2016. We’re still having a hard time picking a favorite song from their latest album, SremmLife 2. The undeniable swagger and cool vibes of “Black Beatles” (featuring Gucci Mane) and no-holds-barred turn-up of “Start a Party” are definitely highlights, but the album is a cohesive display of the talent and charisma of these two fast-rising rap stars. Too much for you? Ireland’s Fergie DJ pumps the tunes before and after the performance. (MGM Grand, 10:30 p.m.,

Saturday 24

Isn’t it nice to know that we can always count on the Cosmopolitan as a place for all-day benders during the warmer months? Summer seems to be hanging around for a bit longer this year, so take advantage! It begins with progressive house DJ/production duo Tritonal at Marquee Dayclub. The group, consisting of Chad Cisneros and David Reed, teamed up with American Idol alumni Adam Lambert on a new single, “Broken.” The song is sort of a departure for the two entities: It marks Tritonal’s dive into pop/R&B and Lambert’s entry into the ever-changing EDM world. The result is a poppy track that’ll rival Jack Ü’s hit with Justin Bieber, “Where Are Ü Now,” and it’ll pair perfectly with the pools. Grab a bite, then make a dash back to Marquee Nightclub for a set by trance heavyweight Dash Berlin. In August, the outfit kicked off its #VoteForDash campaign on social media, where fans were encouraged to vote in DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs survey. Head to a campaign stop tonight. (The Cosmopolitan,

Sunday 25

Feelin’ bad? Bring that attitude to Superbad Sundays at Oddfellows. There you can watch (and dance to) music videos of the latest hip-hop hits. Expect to hear cuts from the biggest names in hip-hop such as Drake, Kanye West and Future, and, of course, the occasional throwback … because why not? (150 Las Vegas Blvd. N., 8 p.m.,


Monday 26

It’s no secret that Taiwanese-American fashion designer Alexander Wang has an ear for music. He recruited an impressive group of artists, such as Tinashe, A$AP Ferg, Vince Staples, Metro Boomin and RL Grime, to star in his new campaign. Grime stands out among the group as he’s a DJ/producer rather than an artist, and he’s crafted hits for Tory Lanez and The Weeknd. Catch the Los Angeles DJ/producer at XS and enter the Void. (Encore, 10 p.m.,

Tuesday 27

With three diverse acts on the bill tonight, Omnia is the place to be. You can catch Australian EDM sister duo Nervo spinning in the main club, “Raindrops” hitmaker SNBRN on the Terrace and local SKAM Artist and KNYEW boutique owner DJ Crooked in Heart of Omnia. We’ll leave it to you to pick your poison, but if it were up to us, we’d move from room to room to sample the pickings, festival-style. With all this talent in one place, you just can’t go wrong. (Caesars Palace, 10:30 p.m.,

Wednesday 28

Looking for the low end? It lives at Light, where forward-thinking DJ/producer Baauer spins. Outside of the music world, he’s known as the creator of the viral hit “Harlem Shake” that spawned millions of views on YouTube. Don’t pigeonhole him, though; his debut album, Aa, picks out elements from trap, house and hip-hop to create a unique sound. With features from Pusha T, Future, M.I.A. and more, it’s definitely worth checking out. Hear a few tonight, and see if he brings a surprise special guest with him. (Mandalay Bay, 10:30 p.m.,