OBC Afterparty at Marquee X107.5’s Our Big Concert brings seven bands to Cosmo’s Boulevard Pool Thursday night, with indie-pop duo Capital Cities headlining the bill. The party continues in Marquee’s Boom Box Room, with Sebu of the LA-based outfit providing the after-bash soundtrack. May 29, doors at 10 p.m., $20 men, $10 women.
Reuben Wu of Ladytron at Artifice Three years after the Liverpool electro-pop group released Gravity the Seducer, multi-instrumentalist Daniel Hunt announced a sixth album would follow in 2015. In the meantime, give Gravity the Seducer Remixed a spin—or better yet, see Ladytron synth player Reuben Wu as he makes a pit stop at Artifice for an intimate DJ set after showing off his photography at a gallery in San Francisco. May 30, 8 p.m., $15 in advance, $20 at the door.
LA Riots at Hard Rock Live Once a duo, the EDM DJ and producer blends techno, house and DnB for a Big-Room sound that’s sure to get those fists pumping. The LA-based artist headlines local event company RVLTN’s 18+ Friday night bash, so be prepared to battle for dancefloor real estate with college coeds rocking daisy headbands. Also behind the booth: Torro Torro and Dotcom. May 30, doors at 9 p.m., $27-$35.
Paul Oakenfold at Marquee Dayclub It’s hard to overstate the impact Oakie has had on electronic dance music, so when you get a chance to witness the legend live, you set your alarm, throw on your suit and get ready to dance the day away. You can only hope to be this cool when you’re 50. May 31, doors at 11 a.m., $30 men, $20 women.
Blues & Brews at Springs Preserve When did Las Vegas become home to so many beer festivals? Not that we’re complaining. The Springs Preserve transforms into a haven for beer lovers this Saturday, featuring Dogfish Head, Firestone Walker, Innis & Gunn and Unibroue, as well as some of our fine Silver State products. Local bands provide great music to drink to, the weather should be fantastic and the whole thing’s a fundraiser for Keep Memory Alive. May 31, 4-8 p.m., $36 ($75 VIP).
Sight & Sound at Picnic Every Saturday, Picnic’s ’50s-style pool-topia offers live music and art with killer rooftop views. This week, the sounds feature the soul and strings of Barry Black and DJs Biz:E! MNSTR and Wizdumb; and the sights are by ISI, better known as arts collective Industry Supporting Industry. So order up a Downtown Sweetness and have some booze with your culture. May 31, noon-6 p.m., $20, free entry with RSVP on the event’s Facebook page.
Major Lazer at Encore Beach Club He’s big and beret’d and he’s got a machine gun, so when the Major takes over Daystar Sundays at the Encore party pool you’d best be at attention. The colorful collaborative project founded by Diplo released the video for “Come On to Me” featuring Sean Paul last week, so we’re expecting everything from dancing geishas to swordplay. June 1, 11 a.m., $40 men, $30 women.
Deep Dish at Hakkasan Back in the day, the Grammy-winning DJ double whammy of Ali “Dubfire” Shirazinia and Sharam Tayebi remixed some of our favorite artists, from Tina Turner to Depeche Mode. Their recent reunion produced a new single, “Quincy,” that has us salivating for more of the slow build and cricket sounds. If one night isn’t enough, catch their warm-up at Wet Republic on Saturday. June 1, doors at 10 p.m., $30 men, $20 women.