Chief Keef

Wiz Khalifa Takes Tao, Chief Keef Storms Brooklyn Bowl

Your week in parties.

Thursday 6

By now, you should recognize the name DJ Daddy Kat as the record-spinning alias of Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa. As of late, he’s been incessantly cranking out hit after hit, crafting everything from radio-friendly jams such as the star-studded Suicide Squad soundtrack cut “Sucker for Pain (featuring Lil Wayne, Imagine Dragons, Logic, Ty Dolla $ign and X Ambassadors)” to street anthems such as “Bake Sale (featuring Travis Scott).” We have to hand it to the Taylor Gang superstar for keeping busy and entertaining two very different, yet related career paths and touring the world. How does he find the time to chat with fans? We think he does it onstage or behind the decks. Catch Khalifa at Tao and see if he’s got a secret to keeping both careers afloat. We’ve got a feeling it’s a “Black and Yellow” thing. (In the Venetian, 10:30 p.m., TaoLasVegas.com.)

Friday 7

Begin your weekend by catching some bona fide living legends on the Strip. “Barracuda” hitmakers Heart perform at House of Blues. The Seattle rock group consisting of sisters Nancy and Ann Wilson burst onto the hard rock scene (and popular music charts) in the ’70s with “Magic Man” and became one of the forerunners decades on with driving songs such as “Straight On,” “Even It Up” and “Tell It Like It Is.” We’re not sure what we’re most excited for: seeing the Wilson sisters’ massive artillery of instruments, banging our heads to the rockin’ riffs or just simply basking in the presence of rock goddesses. Get some Heart tonight. Trust us—it’ll be good for ya. (In Mandalay Bay, 7 p.m., HouseOfBlues.com/LasVegas.)

Saturday 8 

Looking for some Fall “Blessings”? Hit up Drai’s to get some from Mr. “Guap” himself, Big Sean. The Detroit rapper is caught up in a swirl of controversy because a Michigan fraternity invited him to perform as reconciliation for a wildly racist party it threw in 2013. Fortunately, the public is blaming the fraternity—not Sean—for the debacle, which is a relief. Sean is arguably one of the biggest names in rap, and it’d a shame if we’d have to miss out on some of his high-energy performances because of the issue. Plus, if you’re questioning his character, you’ll be relieved to know that he recently teamed with DJ Mustard to give dozens of fashionable STATE backpacks to kids in need in South Central Los Angeles. Those blessings just keep coming. Somebody call Chance the Rapper! (In The Cromwell, 10:30 p.m., DraisNightlife.com.) Want some more? Venture to Light to catch a set by hip-hop super producer Metro Boomin. We’re still bumpin’ his collaborative mixtape with Atlanta rapper 21 Savage, Savage Mode. It’s a cohesive collection of dark, moody tunes that details the rapper’s savage life on the streets. Give it a listen before you get wild to “X (featuring Future).” (In Mandalay Bay, 10:30 p.m., TheLightVegas.com.)

Chris Baio

Chris Baio

Sunday 9

TwitchCon is over. The event put on by the popular streaming service encouraged thousands of its most popular users to fly out to San Diego for a weekend of mixing, mingling and fun. It wasn’t just nerds hanging out in a room, though; the streaming service brought in an e-sports tournament, industry panels and talent to provide entertainment. Speaking of, Steve Aoki headlined the party, fittingly titled The Party. We can’t think of a better person to cap off a weekend of fun, especially since he’s known as the “Best Party Rocker,” according to BPM Magazine. Aoki is bringing the antics to Wet Republic, so maybe you’ll finally get to see him do a “Boneless” into the pool. (At MGM Grand, 11 a.m., WetRepublic.com.)

Monday 10 

Trying to shake off that awful Monday feeling? Head to XS and get rid of it pronto with Los Angeles producer RL Grime. He’s known for eclectic tunes that draw from genres such as trap, hip-hop, future bass, house and many others. Listen to his debut album, Void, and see if you can pick out the genres in bangers such as “Scylla” and “Valhalla.” Beyond that, Grime is also known for his wide-ranging DJ sets that span those genres as well. Don’t be surprised if he mixes a Kanye West song with a Boys Noize banger, and lumps in some M.I.A. within five minutes. Actually, you should expect it. How’s that for getting over the Monday blues? (In Encore, 10:30 p.m., XSLasVegas.com.)

Tuesday 11

It’s been nearly four years since Chicago rapper Chief Keef released his debut album, Finally Rich. The record propelled Keef from stardom, turning him from a kid waving handguns and driving recklessly on four-wheelers to a headline-worthy mic-rocker. Songs such as “Love Sosa” and “Don’t Like” received co-signs and/or remixes from the likes of RL Grime and Kanye West, and they’ve managed to stay on the playlists of DJs across the country. See Keef perform the hits at Brooklyn Bowl, and you, too, will fall in love with Sosa. (At the Linq, 8 p.m.,
BrooklynBowl.com/Las-Vegas.
)

Wednesday 12 

Add some pep to your midweek step by catching Baio at Bunkhouse. That’s the stage name of Vampire Weekend bassist Chris Baio, who creates some incredibly catchy, wildly dance-y tunes. Get ready to get down when he plays “The Names.” (124 S. 11th St., 8 p.m., BunkhouseDowntown.com.)

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