Walshy Fire Lights Up Intrigue, ScHoolboy Q Bounces to Brooklyn Bowl

From clubs to concerts, what to do after dark

Walshy Fire

Walshy Fire

Thursday 13

Nearly two weeks ago, Walshy Fire, a.k.a. Leighton Walsh, was rocking the Downtown Stage at Life Is Beautiful as one of the members of Major Lazer. The dancehall/moombahton trio closed out the festival with an eclectic set that spanned genres such as hip-hop, reggae and pop—most of which was helmed by the prolific super producer and founding member, Diplo. Sure, he may hog the spotlight at times, but we don’t mind; Diplo is a talented force in music. That doesn’t leave the other two members in the dust, though. Both Fire and Jillionaire have crafted respectable careers as DJs, producers and rappers beyond Major Lazer. Fire recently curated the soundtrack for a forthcoming ski movie, Be Inspired. Get a taste of his talents at Intrigue, where he’ll curate tonight’s soundtrack. (In Wynn,
10 p.m., IntrigueVegas.com.
)

Friday 14

You’ve learned how to properly party, now live out those teachings at Omnia with one of the biggest names in music, Calvin Harris. The Scottish DJ/producer recently opened up to Billboard about how he’s trading in the turntable for a microphone more often, saying that super producer Pharrell encouraged him to do so on “My Way.” We think Harris shouldn’t be too timid going forward; his vocals on No. 1 songs such as “Feel So Close” and “Summer” are obviously a hit. See if he’s fearless enough to hop on the mic when he drops those two. “The Weekend” hitmaker Generik opens. (In Caesars Palace,
10:30 p.m., OmniaNightclub.com.
)

Saturday 15

We’re still high on what’s left of those summer vibes. Reason being: Tory Lanez’s infectiously catchy “Luv.” It was late to the summer anthem race, but since the dancehall-tinged R&B banger mingles perfectly with the Canadian newcomer’s autotuned croons, it’s hard not to feel the warm vibes of the previous season. Lanez has been busy touring in support of his debut album, I Told You, and while Las Vegas isn’t welcoming him into a venue (as is the case in other cities), at least we’ll get a full performance at Drai’s. Hungry for more baby-makin’ music? Worry not as Atlanta singer Jacquees is opening. Take his word and “Come Thru!” (In The Cromwell, 10:30 p.m., DraisNightlife.com.)

Sunday 16

Yawk, Yawk, Yawk, Yawk! No, we’re not giving our best Donald Duck impression; we’re referring to ScHoolboy Q’s famous ad lib for gunshots. The Los Angeles rapper’s been shouting that out in his songs for years, but it didn’t really take off until Compton rapper and Life Is Beautiful alum Kendrick Lamar used it in the iconic chorus of “m.A.A.d City.” Q released his sophomore effort, Blank Face LP, and it marked a departure for the “fat boy.” It’s a cohesive collection of tunes that lean on the rapper’s darker side, thanks to stellar production from Top Dawg Entertainment’s in-house producers Digi+Phonics, among others. And of course, there are party playlist-ready tracks such as “THat Part (featuring Kanye West).” Q’s sure to bring some of that darkness to Brooklyn Bowl. (At the Linq, 7 p.m.,
BrooklynBowl.com/Las-Vegas.
)

Carnage

Carnage

Monday 17

Speaking of darkness, with Halloween around the corner it’s time to get festive. Give in to your dark side with Guatemalan progressive house/trap monster Carnage at Marquee. He’s tapped into a formula that makes the low end stick out so much, it’s scary. Take a listen to his stardom-propelling festival trap remix of Hardwell’s “Spaceman,” or his new collaborative track with Young Thug and Shakka, “Don’t Call Me,” and you’ll agree. Last month, he rocked the main stage at Ultra Japan with an incredibly eclectic set, and he’s bringing that to town tonight. Expect a dizzying evening. (In the Cosmopolitan, 10:30 p.m., MarqueeLasVegas.com.)

Tuesday 18

Switch gears and hear local turntable master Hektor Rawkerz peruse his carefully curated selection of new wave, post-punk, Motown and rock ’n’ roll at Golden Tiki’s Tiki Sessions. He’s been rocking rooms citywide, and now, you’ll be able to indulge in some delicious booze and tunes in a convenient location. Don’t be surprised if Rawkerz drops some New Order right after rockin’ James Brown. We anticipate the mix to be as strong as the drinks. (3939 Spring Mountain Rd., 10 p.m., TheGoldenTiki.com.)

Wednesday 19

When all else fails, look forward to the arrival of the SKAM Artists. Hakkasan’s trusty Ling Ling Wednesdays is always there to push us through hump day with an open-format set courtesy of Sean Perry. He’s been spinning at gigs in New York and New Jersey lately, so give him a warm welcome back to his “home base.” (In MGM Grand, 10:30 p.m., HakkasanLV.com.)

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