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Hard Rock

  • stage

    Channing Tatum Wants to Know What Women Want

    By Nicole Ely

    The actor on developing his Las Vegas show, taking on a superhero role and how Magic Mike would stack up in a dance contest

  • music

    The Church of Vinyl

    By Melinda Sheckells

    Eric Church on country music in Vegas, and making an album on vinyl LP

  • The Hit List

    Take a Dive With Elvis

    By Ian Caramanzana

    Watch Elvis classic "Viva Las Vegas" at the Cosmopolitan's Dive In Movies, catch surf guitar king Dick Dale at the Hard Rock and more.

  • Concerts

    E-40 Turns Las Vegas into ‘Bay Area East’

    By Brjden Crewe

    E-40 set things off early and gave the Northern California attendees a reason to constantly scream, “YAY AREAAAAAAAAAA!”

  • Nightlife

    Enter Rehab

    By Sam Glaser

    Former Hard Rock Hotel President Kevin Kelley reminisces about the iconic pool party’s inception and what made it legendary

  • Music

    The Glory of Yes

    By Lonn M. Friend

    During this Evening With Yes, the band will perform 1971’s groundbreaking album Fragile in its entirety for the first time ever.

  • Music

    Rock Steady: How the Joint Remains Relevant

    By Jarret Keene

    Has it really been five years since the 4,500-capacity Joint opened at the Hard Rock Hotel? It has, and yet the place still retains its “new-venue” smell with an always-impressive calendar of shows.

  • DJ Profile

    12th Planet Touches Down

    By Deanna Rilling

    Before dubstep producers would have even dreamed of winning Grammys, John Dadzie, a.k.a. 12th Planet, was focused on bringing the sound to the U.S. Championing bass music since its days underground, he’s released more than a dozen EPs, worked with dubstep darling Skrillex and remixed the likes of Dirtphonics, Foreign Beggars, MSTRKRFT and Rusko. Get ready for a dose of “Bass Salt” when he kicks off his residency at Body English on March 28. Your first show in Las Vegas was 12 years ago at the now-defunct Tremorz across from UNLV. What were your impressions?

  • DJ Profile

    Aloha, Las Vegas

    By Deanna Rilling

    Even if you haven’t been able to get into dubstep, the brand of hip-hop-influenced bass music Splitbreed offers is a lot more user-friendly—while still retaining some grit. With all its current members deriving from families with musical backgrounds, it seemed only a natural fit for brothers and emcees Kalani and Tau’i Mo’e, along with DJ/producer BGenius, to pursue a career in the industry.

  • Music

    Heat and Serve

    By Jarret Keene

    The genres of indie-rock and synth-pop often converge. But rarely do they meld as seamlessly as they do in Divine Fits. Spoon front man Britt Daniel, Wolf Parade/Handsome Furs front man Dan Boeckner and New Bomb Turks drummer Sam Brown comprise this band, which formed earlier this year. The group released a debut, the moody and melodic A Thing Called Divine Fits, on Merge Records in August to much acclaim. Now the Fits are fixin’ to play two Vegas shows over New Year’s—Dec. 30-31—at The Joint in the Hard Rock, along with Grammy-winning garage-blues duo the Black Keys.

  • Soundscraper

    Motown tributes, Persian pop and Wine Rings

    By Jarret Keene

    In the days before (and after) Santa squeezes his rump down everyone’s chimney, you’d think local bands in Las Vegas might cease stirring. No chance. Give the gift of live music by taking a loved one to the following:

  • Music

    Tour Buzz

    By Geoff Carter

    AN EXPLETIVE GIFT: I could plant a huge, wet kiss on the Palms for inviting the Supersuckers—the world’s greatest rock band, self-appointed—to dirty its sheets. The venerable cowpunk band, scheduled to play the Lounge at the Palms on Dec. 8 ($15, $13 in advance), has maybe three to five songs that don’t have the word “fuck” in the title, and even those songs are loud, raucous and profane—in other words, they’re everything rock ’n’ roll used to be before we left the door open and Matchbox 20 wandered in.

  • Night-lites

    Body English Blasting from the Past

    By Jason Scavone

    Continuing our theme of nightclubs rising from the dead (memo to self: Get investors for zombie-themed spot called The Clubbing Dead), Body English will finally, officially be resurrected Dec. 28 at the Hard Rock Hotel. It promises to feature indie, electronic, rock and pop music in what seems to be an unchanged space from its last days of regular operation in January 2009. Also unclear is what this portends for the future of Vanity, which has events scheduled through Dec. 30 but is rumored to be shuttering somewhere down the line.

  • Concerts

    Guns N’ Roses

    By Jack Hallows

    Be prepared to take a nap before heading to the Appetite for Democracy three-week residency (ending Nov. 24). The show didn’t start until just before midnight, and rocked through three hours of musical nostalgia. Aside from Axl Rose’s typical obnoxiously late start (some impatient fans were demanding refunds by 11 p.m.), the set could have offered a little less Democracy and a lot more Appetite. There were tons of pyrotechnics, scantily clad dancing women, the latest in digital stage effects and … low volume.

  • Gossip

    DJ Pauly D has a doppelgänger

    By Jason Scavone

    First it was Deadmau5. Then we had Cazzette. Now, in the fine tradition of DJs or DJ-related-people wearing weird crap on their heads, we have the giant Pauly D mascot head. God help us all. Whether getting in on the headgear craze or just taking a swipe at Deadmau5 following their Twitter-fueled public spat in May, Pauly D was interrupted during his set at Rehab on Oct. 7 by a creepy-as-hell giant Pauly D bobblehead, who jumped on the decks and sprayed the crowd with champagne.

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