Party Favor

Afrojack Takes Omnia, Party Favor Hops on Deck at Hakkasan

What to do after dark in Las Vegas.

Thursday 5

Prepare yourselves for the ultimate #TBT: C&C Music Factory is bringing its unmistakable grooves and swagger to LAX. You may not recognize that name, but you sure as hell know the duo’s tunes: The outfit is responsible for creating five totally awesome eurobeats hits from the ’90s, such as “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)” and “Here We Go (Let’s Rock & Roll).” Unfortunately, David Cole—the duo’s principal producer and songwriter—passed away in 1995 after a long battle with spinal meningitis. C&C’s other member, Robert Clivilles, teamed up with French producer Eric Kupper, who brings the same energetic delivery as his counterpart to the table. Get down to the get down and bask in glorious nostalgia. (10:30 p.m., in Luxor,

Friday 6

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Afrojack. The superstar Dutch DJ/producer has been on the road, taking his trademark blend of electro and progressive house to thousands in the U.S. While we support the guy in his decision to showcase his tunes to massive crowds, we’re getting antsy on hearing some new sounds. Thankfully, with the New Year comes new beginnings, and we’re bound to get a peek soon. Afrojack recently posted a photo of himself grinding in the studio with superproducer David Guetta. Details on the collaboration are few, but whether it’s a song, EP or full-length, it’s bound to be a hit as massive as their previous cut, “Hey Mama (featuring Nicki Minaj and Bebe Rexha)”—and we’re excited. See if he drops a preview at Omnia. (10:30 p.m., in Caesars Palace,

Saturday 7

Time to dig up the three-piece suits, Fred Perry polos and Doc Martens from the glory days: There’s a ska extravaganza taking place in DTLV. It’s happening at Backstage Bar & Billiards with Voodoo Glow Skulls, Buck-O-Nine and The Porkers. Let’s catch our readers up on each band: Riverside ska/punkers Voodoo Glow Skulls have been quiet since the release of 2012’s Break the Spell, but have been incessantly touring—hitting countries as far as Costa Rica on their trek; San Diego’s Buck-O-Nine have been doing the same, but on a smaller scale; and The Porkers are bringing the “Swing Like Tiger Woods” from New South Wales, Australia, to our city. Think of this concert as a three-hour dance party where the horns are blaring, the checkered shirts are properly ironed and the upbeats and skankin’ are aplenty. (8 p.m., $16-$20, 601 Fremont St.,


Sunday 8

The saying is “New Year, new you,” so do yourself a favor by scoping out some fresh talent. Rising Los Angeles bass-bringer Party Favor, a.k.a. Dylan Ragland, spins at Hakkasan. He’s known as a pioneer of the festival trap genre; Favor’s bangin’ remixes of huge EDM hits such as Swedish House Mafia’s “One (Your Name)” and Showtek’s “Booyah” allowed him to release music on the Spinnin’ and Mad Decent labels, and his career only went up from there. Now, Favor’s cranking out his own tunes, such as “Bap U,” which has racked up close to 7 million plays on SoundCloud at the time of press. Catch a rising star in the big room tonight, and be the first to toast to his success when he drops his latest collab with Dillon Francis, “Shut It Down.” (10:30 p.m., in MGM Grand,

Monday 9

Over the past four nights, you’ve seen a legendary ’90s act, a superstar DJ, killer ska bands and a rising star. Tonight, hang out with some local stalwarts in a trusted weekly engagement. Rex Dart and his killer crop of cronies spin at Double Down Saloon as The Bargain DJ Collective. You can expect the same variety of tunes from the “punk, funk and junk” genres, but given the New Year, we think Dart and company will try something new. We’re willing to place bets on some of the songs he’ll play: Bad Brains followed by New Order? James Brown followed by FIDLAR? Show up to find out. And if you’re thirsty, the bar will be pouring shots of the fabled Ass Juice. Maybe that’s what he meant by “junk.” (10 p.m., 4640 Paradise Rd.,

Tuesday 10

Let’s keep this short: Tuesdays mean Studio V at Vanguard Lounge. While everybody is getting over the Monday blues and preparing for hump day, DJs Sucio and Exile are working the night shift to provide a hip-hop-heavy soundtrack for the week. Expect to hear cuts from The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole. Jump around! (10 p.m., 516 Fremont St., vanguardlounge)

Wednesday 11

You know that tradition of “jumping” into the New Year when the clock strikes midnight? The time may have passed, but you can honor that tradition in the grandest ways by leaping into the air when Styx performs “Renegade” at the Venetian Theatre. The iconic band is known for its chart-topping hits that ruled the airwaves from the late ’70s to the early ’80s. Styx’s formula of hard rock with pop sensibilities can be best heard in “Lady,” “Babe” and “The Best of Times.” As if that weren’t enough star power, the iconic band will be joined by Don Felder. The ex-Eagles member served as the band’s lead guitarist and songwriter from 1979 to 2001, so he’s had a hand in creating songs such as “One of These Nights” and “Heartache Tonight.” Catch both tonight. (8 p.m., $60-$395, In the Venetian,