The Posies

Method Man and Redman Hit The Foundry, the Posies Bring Power Pop to DTLV

What to do after dark.

Thursday 17

We’re used to seeing some of the hottest names in rap, hip-hop and EDM front and center at Drai’s, but tonight’s going to be a little different. Outrageous Los Angeles hard rock/glam band Steel Panther invades the nightclub to deliver a dose of its over-the-top, hilarious homage to the greats of the genres. The quintet blurs the lines between parody, comedy and downright genius with its wildly inappropriate, profanity-laced lyrics, toilet humor and “Gloryhole” madness. Take a listen to songs such as “The Burden of Being Wonderful” or “Party Like Tomorrow Is the End of the World,” and you’ll dive into a hairspray-scented world where the guitar solos are aplenty and cheesy puns flow like wine coolers. This may be your only chance to witness the enchanting rock gods perform in the club, so take advantage! (In The Cromwell, 10:30 p.m.,

Friday 18

Ready for more ridiculousness? Head to Brooklyn Bowl to catch a performance by Eugene Hutz and company, a.k.a. Gogol Bordello. The “gypsy-punk” mainstay is known for its unique blend of punk, folk and dub with a heavy Eastern European influence and for performances that lean heavily on theatrics. Hutz is famous for bringing as many as a dozen musicians onstage, and thanks to the use of various props and costumes, the performances come off as parties rather than concerts. We’re taking bets on whether or not Hutz brings the party offstage and rocks “Immigrant Punk” right in the crowd in keeping with his tradition. Bring your dancing shoes. (At The Linq Promenade, 7 p.m., DJ88 celebrates one year of Pop-Up with a musical extravaganza, and you’re invited! Venture to the fabled Sand Dollar Lounge and witness performances by local rock and soul heathens The First Sun, The American Weather and Brittany Rose. Each act will crank out covers given the occasion, so brush up on some of those karaoke jams so you can sing along. And you can keep it movin’ during sets because Warren Peace, Peter Shalvoy and DJ Crykit will be on the decks. Party up! (3355 Spring Mountain Rd., 9 p.m.,

Method Man and Redman

Method Man and Redman

Saturday 19

At The Foundry, you can see three hip-hop legends bring it back to the late ’80s and early ’90s. First, soak up the Golden Era goodness of Slick Rick. The eye-patch-wearing, Bronx-reppin’ emcee is known for his incredible ability to craft narratives with his raps, a skill best demonstrated in songs such as “Children’s Story” and “La Di Da Di.” As one of the pioneers of the genre, Rick’s rhymes have been sampled, referenced and interplayed by greats such as Jay Z, 2Pac, Kanye West, Gorillaz and more. Rick may be a hard act to follow, but we’ve got faith in headliners Method Man and Redman, who are sure to “Bring da Ruckus.” Over the years, the Wu-Tang Clan member and affiliate have developed a brotherly relationship; they’ve appeared together in films (2001’s stoner classic How High), albums (Blackout! And Blackout! 2) and countless live performances. Be sure to ask Redman’s alter ego, Funk Doctor Spock, “What up, Doc?!” (In SLS, 8 p.m.,

Sunday 20

Things are sure to get epic at Vinyl when Dutch symphonic metal band Epica takes the stage. Sure, they’ve got the adjective in their name, but lend your ear to the charming lead melodies of “Solitary Ground” and “Universal Death Squad” and you’ll see why that word is the perfect descriptor for their sound. And they’re prolific, too. Since releasing their debut album, The Phantom Agony, in 2003, they’ve gone on to release six more bodies of work that expand on the band’s unique, eclectic, metal-centric sound. Become enveloped by lead singer Simone Simons’ ethereal, commanding vocals when she launches into “Unchain Utopia.” (In Hard Rock Hotel, 6 p.m.,



Monday 21

Need something to get over the dreaded Monday blues? Venture to Jewel for a double shot of eclectic power, courtesy of FAED. Just like Method Man and Redman, the relationship between the dynamic DJ duo of Eric D-Lux and DJ Five can be best described as … brotherly. On the decks, it’s as if they read each other’s minds, taking turns as they seamlessly drop hit after hit. And off the decks, the two crack jokes and share music—just like brothers. Don’t believe us? Their press photo (right) shows Five riding on the back of D-Lux, piggyback-style. It’s a bromance fit for the next big-screen blockbuster, and you can see it unfold tonight. (In Aria, 10:30 p.m.,

Tuesday 22

Power pop invades DTLV courtesy of the Posies. The alternative rock duo has been cranking out infectiously catchy anthems with huge choruses and charming lead melodies since the late ’80s and will bring it to the Bunkhouse Saloon. For their fall U.S. tour, the band is doing something different; they’ve listed a handful of cities on their website, but without venues. The “secret shows” are entirely intentional, and the Poises are exploring the pop-up, DIY side of touring that uses record stores, small clubs and even houses as venues. Thankfully, we know where the band will be tonight, so we can get our fill of “Golden Blunders” and “Dream All Day.” (124 S. 11th St., 7 p.m.,

Wednesday 23

You’ve been bad all week, so do yourself some good by seeing Switchfoot and Relient K rock House of Blues on the Looking  for America tour. Sure, the two bands have Christian influences, but don’t let their faith deter you; both bands crafted heat-seeking, Billboard-chart-topping hits in the early aughts. Let’s pick out the similarities: Switchfoot’s “Meant to Live” and Relient K’s “Be My Escape” are both guitar-heavy songs with music videos that appeared on MTV, and both are Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling bands. Bear witness to their greatness firsthand. (In Mandalay Bay, 5 p.m.,