Prayers by Ryan Hodges

Enjoy a “Gothic Summer” With Prayers, Get “In Da Club” With 50 Cent

Thursday 27

Did you miss out on the captivating chaos of Prayers when they rocked Bunkhouse Saloon in June? The San Diego “cholo goth” pioneers brought their signature formula of despondent lyrics and swirling synths to a sold-out DTLV crowd. Worry not! The duo consisting of singer/rapper Leafar Seyer and producer Dave Parley makes its return at the same time, same place. We’re not sure what we’re more excited to witness: the driving melodies of “Young Gods,” Seyer’s inspiring speeches or feasting our eyes on the outrageous outfits they’re known to wear. Halloween is only a few days away, so get in touch with those spooky vibes by groovin’ to “Gothic Summer.” (124 S. 11th St., 9 p.m.,

Friday 28

You’ve heard “Selfie” and “Kanye (featuring sirenXX)” in the club, and you’ve heard “Roses (featuring Rozes),” “Don’t Let Me Down (featuring Daya)” and “Closer (featuring Halsey)” on the radio; now hear them live. In just two years, The Chainsmokers transformed from heat-seeking progressive house monsters playing exclusively in nightclubs to bona fide pop stars appearing on prime time television shows. They’ve sure come far from cranking out remixes of indie bands from their small studio in New York. Revel in the glory of their half-dozen radio hits at Hakkasan—maybe they’ll share their formula for success. (In MGM Grand, 10:30 p.m.,

Saturday 29

Did you catch Daddy at the family reunion last month? No, we’re not talking about your father; we’re talking about Puff Daddy. The rapper, business mogul, actor and producer spearheaded the Bad Boy Family Reunion tour, which delivered sharp doses of nostalgia to thousands. The tour brought Bad Boy Records’ Lil’ Kim, Mase, Faith Evans, Mario Winans, Total, Carl Thomas, 112 and French Montana to the city for a ’90s and early 2000s rap/R&B extravaganza. We got to indulge in the smooth silkiness of 112’s “Peaches & Cream,” and we got down to Puff Daddy and Mase’s collaborative classics such as “Been Around the World” and “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down” before sinking our teeth into Bell Biv DeVoe’s “Poison.” The event was one for the history books. Diddy’s hosting a party at Jewel tonight, so see if any of them show up for the Halloween-themed festivities. (In Aria, 10:30 p.m.,

Diplo | Courtesy of Windish Agency

Diplo | Courtesy of Windish Agency

Sunday 30

With Halloween just around the corner, the nightclubs are bringing in so many big names it’s scary (turn to “The Cheat Sheet” for your Halloween itinerary.). Take Drai’s, for example: The Cromwell’s club in the center of the Strip welcomes 50 Cent for a performance. The Queens rapper is currently at the center of a legal battle for copyright infringement. The song in question is his 2003 single “P.I.M.P.,” which, according to producer Brandon Parrott, unrightfully used a beat he sent to Dr. Dre. Thankfully, 50’s label took moves to dismiss the lawsuit in September, so we’ll likely get to hear some new music from the “In Da Club” rapper sooner rather than later. Not feelin’ the drama? DJ Franzen—a.k.a. Frandalay Bay—mans the decks. (In The Cromwell, 10:30 p.m.,

Monday 31

We can’t think of a better way to spend Halloween than by getting low and turning up with Diplo, especially since the Los Angeles DJ and producer is on a hot streak. Here’s a list of some recent accomplishments: He dropped a new single, “Cold Water,” with his chart-topping group Major Lazer, teamed up with the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles on a limited-edition T-shirt, and opened up to music critic Dan DeLuca on his inspiring rise to fame. And since Diplo has a Grammy, the interview was hosted on the official Grammy Awards YouTube channel. Get a dose of inspiration by checking out the clip, then get spooky when he drops “Express Yourself” at XS during its Wynnderland weekend. (In Encore, 10 p.m.,

Tuesday 1

It’s over. Rid yourself of the ghouls and goblins of yestermonth, and welcome the fall concert season with open arms by seeing Icelandic rock quartet Kaleo at Brooklyn Bowl. You read that right: The “Way Down We Go” hitmakers hail from Iceland but relocated to “The Live Music Capital of the World”—Austin, Texas—earlier last year. Since then, they’ve signed to Atlantic Records, rocked SXSW and Life Is Beautiful in 2015 and dropped a new full-length album, A/B. Guess moving did the boys some good. (At the Linq, 7 p.m.,

Kaleo by Alexandra Valenti

Kaleo by Alexandra Valenti

Wednesday 2

Wind down on Wednesday at a Las Vegas staple, Champagne’s Cafe Lounge. Aside from the absurdly cheap drinks and jazzy, classy atmosphere, you can enjoy a set by DJ Lucky LaRue as he takes you on a time-traveling set consisting of swing and classic rock in the Swingin’ Cocktail Party. Expect spilled drinks aplenty. (3557 S. Maryland Pwky., 9 p.m., ChampagnesCafe.Vegas.