Fall for Phantogram at Brooklyn Bowl, Party With Diddy at Hakkasan

Your week in parties.

Phantogram | Photo: Timothy Saccenti

Phantogram | Photo: Timothy Saccenti

Thursday 29 

Take some advice from Phantogram and “Fall in Love.” The New York-based electro-pop duo consisting of Josh Carter and Sarah Barthel invades Brooklyn Bowl, and they’re bringing all the catchy choruses, boomin’ bass and spacey keyboards for which they’re known. It’s hard to say what we’re most excited about: singing along to the melodic bounce of that tune, feasting our eyes on Barthel’s glamorous outfits or banging our heads to the bone-shaking bass buzz of its latest single, “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore.” Let the duo’s music get you high, and don’t forget: It’s perfectly fine to fall in love with them—even if you’re doing it all over again. (At the Linq, 7 p.m., BrooklynBowl.com/Las-Vegas.)

Friday 30 

Call into work and party all day at The Cromwell. The bender begins with San Diego DJ/producer Ookay at Drai’s Beach Club. He recently released a chilled-out version of Zayn’s breakout single, “PILLOWTALK.” It’s entitled “PLLWTLK,” and it features the soothing sounds of strings and pianos rather than pounding bass and hard-hitting drums. It’s definitely worth getting out of bed to check out. (In The Cromwell, 11 a.m., DraisBeachClub.com.) Now that you’ve had a decent helping of electronic music flavor, stick around and let the nostalgia flow when Nelly hits the stage. You’ve heard “Hot in Herre,” you’ve heard “Dilemma,” but have you heard “Millionaire?” The St. Louis rapper’s collaborative cut with Cash Cash is a bumpin’ crossover hit that’ll tantalize the ears of both fanbases. Look it up and blast it out of your laptop speakers, then hear it through a world-class sound system at Drai’s. (In The Cromwell, 10:30 p.m., DraisNightlife.com.)

Saturday 1

diddy_bw_WEBWe could dedicate an entire issue to how Diddy spearheaded the move from hype man to manager to business mogul in the hip-hop world, but we’ll spare you the explanation and let you do the homework yourselves. Here’s the thing: There’s nobody in this world like Diddy. You might know him as Puff Daddy, Puffy, P. Diddy or simply Sean Combs, but his contributions to the rap world are undeniable. His record label, Bad Boy Entertainment, has served as a launching pad for some of the most memorable hits of the last three decades including “It’s All About the Benjamins,” “Bad Boy for Life” and “Last Night.” He’s made cameos in dozens of music videos including the classic “Mo Money Mo Problems” where he danced in shiny metallic suits with Ma$e. And you’ve probably seen him on television or in online ads relentlessly promoting his vodka, Ciroc. Diddy’s a walking role model for success, so maybe you’ll get some tips when he rocks the party at Hakkasan. (In MGM Grand, 10:30 p.m., HakkasanLV.com.)

Sunday 2

Grab brunch, then chill out poolside with DJ Hollywood at Foxtail Pool. If you read our interview with the turntable veteran, you know that he rocks parties in Atlantic City and Las Vegas on the regular. He’s also done time as a radio DJ for KLUC 98.5-FM, so he’s got a trained ear, seasoned by the Las Vegas streets. Witness a set that reflects that. (At SLS, 10:30 a.m., FoxtailLasVegas.com.)

The Acid Sisters by Filthy Mouth Creative

The Acid Sisters by Filthy Mouth Creative

Monday 3

Do you prefer guitars to turntables? Head to Bunkhouse to get a dose of “reverb-soaked punked-out rock” courtesy of L.A. Witch. The name is singular, but it actually represents three ladies who craft songs reminiscent of The Pixies, Nirvana and Mazzy Star. Take a listen to the trio’s latest single, “Drive Your Car,” and get captivated in its driving, droney glory. Kurumpaw and The Acid Sisters open. (124 S. 11th St., 8 p.m., BunkhouseDowntown.com.) Feedback-ridden guitar licks not your thing? Hit up Marquee for a set by trap/progressive house champion Carnage. The Guatemalan DJ/producer recently collaborated on a track with fellow Marquee resident Timmy Trumpet named “Psy or Die.” It’s a progressive house banger that’s sure to be ripe for the room. Unfortunately the latter didn’t break out his signature trumpet for the tune, but hey, maybe he can improvise live? (In the Cosmopolitan, 10 p.m., MarqueeLasVegas.com.)

Tuesday 4 

It’s official: The Chainsmokers have the hottest hit in the country. With the help of singer-songwriter Halsey, the New York-based duo created “Closer,” which has been sitting pretty on Billboard’s Hot 100 for several weeks now. And it’s hard not to acknowledge its catchiness. We’re not sure what it is that makes the song so great: Halsey’s airy vocals, The Chainsmokers’ earworm-worthy leading melody, or how they both mingle so well. Either way, the duo is sure to drop it when they spin at Omnia. Get closer! (In Caesars Palace, 10:30 p.m., OmniaNightclub.com.)

Wednesday 5 

If rap’s on your radar, hit up House of Blues for a set by Machine Gun Kelly. He’s Cleveland, Ohio bred, but currently resides in Houston, Texas, so he’s gotten a good taste of the styles from each city. That’s reflected in his lightning-quick raps and hyperactive stage presence. MGK recently suffered a broken arm and scarred face after he performed Jackass-like maneuvers following a show. He ran on the roofs of cars before face-planting on one of the hoods. Cheer him up by turning up to “Till I Die.” (Mandalay Bay, 6 p.m., HouseOfBlues.com/LasVegas.) 7

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