Living Legends

Living Legends Grace Brooklyn Bowl, Richie Hawtin Hops on Deck at Marquee

What to do after dark.

Thursday 24

Still awake? Congratulations! You’ve managed to avoid the post-Thanksgiving food coma! This calls for a celebration. Head to Tao to catch a set by local spinner DJ Five. The self-proclaimed “Thai Brad Pitt” is known for crafting dynamic hip-hop-heavy sets that juxtapose the hottest chart-topping tunes with classic bangers and off-the-wall EDM hits. Don’t believe us? On Halloween, he teamed up with social media personality YesJulz to bring the nightclub an epic, eclectic mix. Considering this is a holiday as well, he’s bound to do the same. Supplement the overwhelmingly good food with some quality tunes! (In The Venetian, 10 p.m., taolasvegas.com.)

Friday 25

You filled your Thanksgiving plate, and then you filled shopping bags with goods from half a dozen stores. Now, whet your cultural appetite with a variety show like no other with Las Vaudeville at Bunkhouse. This engagement, hosted by Oddity and house band Brother Mister, may be held at DTLV’s beloved music venue, but don’t be fooled, it’s much more than just a live performance. Las Vaudeville features dancers, comedians, jugglers, live art and whatever creative expression its performers decide to bring to life onstage. The troupe includes Hypno Tribe, Lisa Mac, Mitzy Mayhem, Mizz Absurd and many more. And if any money is still burning a hole in your pocket, you can spend it on a special Black Friday art sale featuring works from Tagzi, Mark Goddard, Recycled Propaganda and more. Spend away! (124 S. 11th St.,
7 p.m., bunkhousedowntown.com.)

Saturday 26

Wind down the wild weekend by witnessing a New York ragtime/swing band put classy, classic twists on modern tunes. If you’ve followed Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox at all over the years, you know the group uploads quirky covers of popular hits on a weekly basis to its YouTube channel. Lately, the band has crafted a ’40s big band rendition of Sublime’s “Santeria,” a cheesy, hilarious ’50s prom-style take on the Chainsmokers and Halsey’s hit “Closer” and a bouncy lounge cover of Maroon 5’s “This Love.” Take a listen to any one of their several hundred covers, and you’ll find that while refreshing, the music explores certain aspects of songs we often overlook. Get your fill at The Joint. We suggest ordering some Scotch to bring it all together. (In Hard Rock Hotel, 7 p.m., hardrockhotel.com/thejoint.)

Sunday 27

Let it be known that Mark Eteson has a soft spot for trance, but he wants to expand his reach to become a jack of all trades. Last month, he made a cameo at Hakkasan, appearing onstage alongside the Chainsmokers—a New York duo who has crossed over from being underground EDM producers to certified pop-chart mavens thanks to hits such as “Closer” and “Roses.” That event was a pleasant surprise, leading us to believe that it won’t be long before Eteson starts crafting tunes that have the golden pop appeal of the Chainsmokers. We’ll see if they’ve got the Midas touch. Eteson will rock the room alongside techno/deep-house spinner Jeff Retro—check out the set to see if either debuts new tunes. (In MGM Grand, 10:30 p.m., hakkasanlv.com.)

Richie Hawtin. Photo: Jordi CerveiraJordi Cerveira

Richie Hawtin. Photo: Jordi Cerveira

Monday 28

We all know Richie Hawtin as a champion of house and techno, but only the hardcore fans know that he curates his own sake brand, ENTER.Sake. The three-time DJ Awards-winner fell in love with the Japanese rice wine after making frequent visits to Japan since 1994, and he adores it so much that he decided to spearhead the brand and promote the events—especially in the dance-music community. Try his sake (available for purchase all night) at Marquee, where you can sample soulful sets by house staple Lee K, as well as DJs Spacebyrdz, Bad Beat and Brett Rubin. Best of all, admission for locals is free, so you can sip, spin and swoon all night long. (In the Cosmopolitan, 10:30 p.m., marqueelasvegas.com.)

Tuesday 29

Get ready: The next two days are filled with legendary hip-hop goodness. It all begins with veteran Bronx emcee Kool Keith at Beauty Bar. You may know Keith as a member of the Ultramagnetic MCs, for his work with masked rapper MF Doom or from his prolific solo career. He’s known for his unique style that takes the classic Bronx swagger and flips it on its head by mixing it with abstract, singsongy, almost incomprehensible lyrics. Lend your ear to some of his most popular songs such as “Livin’ Astro” and “Plastic World,” and get a taste of the formula that’s enabled him to be a fixture in hip-hop since the early ’80s. (517 Fremont St., 9 p.m., thebeautybar.com.)

Wednesday 30

You caught a legend last night; now catch Living Legends. The California-born indie hip-hop collective consisting of Murs, The Grouch, Eligh, Scarub, Sunspot Jonz, Aesop, Bicasso, Arata and Lucyiam enjoyed considerable success from the late ’90s to the early 2000s by showcasing the eclectic styles of the rappers through its DIY approach. It’s a true underdog story: In its heyday, the nine rappers embarked on several self-funded tours and released three albums under the Legendary Music imprint. Since then, several of the emcees, such as Murs and The Grouch, have branched out into solo careers, and some have even launched their own labels. It seems as if being members of the double Ls gave them a boost. They’re back now, so celebrate the timelessness of “Purple Kush,” “Flawless” and others at Brooklyn Bowl. Throw up those “Ls!” (At the Linq Promenade, 8 p.m., brooklyn.com/las-vegas.

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