Beck Word has it Mr. Hansen is sculpting the follow-up to defending Grammy Album of the Year Morning Phase, and his first 2016 performance could deliver some sneak song previews. Here’s hoping a few shimmy like earwormy ’15 single “Dreams.” January 7, 9 p.m., $75-$125, Brooklyn Bowl.
Muse Technological issues pushed a December date back to Saturday. But word from previous tour stops has it that the English alt-prog trio will melt not only concertgoers’ ears, but their eyes and minds as well. With Phantogram, January 9, 7:30 p.m., $37-$69, Mandalay Bay Events Center.
Rayner The local pop-punk five-piece releases its emotionally driven, full-length debut In Circles at this all-ages show, which also features Vegas peers Guts and Eliza Battle. January 9, 9 p.m., free, Hard Rock Cafe (Paradise).
Las Vegas Philharmonic The two-day “Cabrera Conducts Rachmaninoff” engagement features not only the Russian romantic composer’s Symphony No. 2 in E minor, but also a piece by DJ Masonic—aka classical/electronic whiz Mason Bates. January 9, 7:30 p.m.; January 10, 2 p.m.; $26-$96; Smith Center’s Reynolds Hall.
The Kosher Nostra The name alone—a play on La Cosa Nostra, aka the Sicilian Mafia—had us giggling, but the event, which will find attorney Dayvid Figler interviewing ex-mayor Oscar Goodman about the Jewish mob connection, should be serious business. January 7, 7 p.m., $18, Mob Museum.
Helen The local literary magazine celebrates its third issue, this time with an animal theme, at a meet-and-greet featuring artwork and appearances by contributing writers. January 8, 6-7:30 p.m., Writer’s Block.
Golden Globes The boozier, less credible alternative to the Oscars (and the Emmys) returns with host Ricky Gervais, who’s always good for some controversial humor. Top film nominees this year include Carol, The Revenant and The Big Short. January 10, 5 p.m., NBC.