A club named DB172 has opened at the Rio in the former space of Cafe Martorano in a 7,000 square foot with a music, dining and drinking venue. The unusual club names meaning is the loudest sound ever recorded which was the eruption of the volcano Krakatoa in 1883 that had a sound level of 172 decibels thus the name 172DB.
DB172 is going to showcase lesser known local bands with ticket prices starting at a bargain $10 plus the usual fees and taxes.
It looks like mega DJ Calvin Harris will be sticking in Las Vegas as his lucrative residency deal at Caesar’s Palace has just got extended until 2020. The Scottish born DJ and producer started his deal at Caesar Palace in 2015 at their Omnia nightclub with 25 dates announced this year beginning March 9th. In recent years many famous DJ’s have signed big residency deals at resorts in Las Vegas but we’re not really surprised that his residency has been extended as the deal seems a good deal for both parties.
When the popular Downtown bar and music venue the Bunkhouse Saloon suddenly closed back at the end of July local music fans felt the loss, but the good news for the fans of the venue is that it returns tonight. For the first show tonight is Evan Johnson and Paige Overton with the return of Zach Ryan which really should be a really good start for the return of the venue. To go with the great music and beers the kitchen has reopened with Natalie from Eat and Chow taking over the food which will begin service at 5pm today. For more information about upcoming shows check out their website at bunkhousedowntown.com.
This Saturday starting at 6pm is an Oktoberfest event sponsored by Sam Adams at the Carnaval Court near the Strip. Carnaval Court is the covered outdoor space between Harrah’s and The Linq Hotel where you can usually see live bands or dj’s as well as flair bartenders. The Sam Adams event is unusual because it has no cover charge like lots of events although buying drinks as you party the night away will add up.
The very popular Tryst nightclub at the Wynn have announced that they will close for an extensive remodel after Halloween with the club likely to be closed for at least six months. The club crowd still has numerous places on the Strip to pay for expensive drinks while they dance to electronic music, although closing for a remodel before the usually lucrative New Year’s events is a little unusual.
The above video courtesy of the MGM Grand is about using the M Life players card at the Wet Republic day club on the property. Other than the excuse for us to show attractive people at the pool it is a reminder to use your players card at other places than just the casino to increase your possible comps. Where the card is excepted to earn points varies by property or company and often places such as restaurants as well as clubs also are often overlooked but its a good way to earn points.
Rock band KISS starts a series of concerts tomorrow night at 8pm at the Joint music venue inside the Hard Rock. The shows start at 8pm with a starting ticket price of $49.50 plus fees with more shows scheduled for November 7th and 8th, 14th and 15th the 19th and also the 22nd as well as 23rd. The over the top rock act make up and all should do okay in its mini run as i’m sure there is still a lot of KISS fans around. If you want to get in a KISS vibe the KISS mini golf and shop is located near the Hard Rock.
The new SLS resort on the North end of the Strip made a big deal about its LIFE Nightclub before the properties opening but so far it seems the club isn’t drawing the attention it needs in a crowded Las Vegas night club scene. The properties location away from most of the Strip resorts also doesn’t help the club draw traffic although if they could draw some of the nightclub crowd to come check it out it could find its niche. One way the club is raising its profile is by the recent signing of a resident DJ in this case Steve Angello one of the top electronic dj’s who will be launching his new concept at LIFE called ‘Reflections’ on November 22nd. The signing of a resident dj is a good move and with the huge Rock In Rio event happening next year across the street from the club could do well in the long run.
The large Surrender nightclub at Encore is adding a huge glass dome with solar panels over the pool area at the club. The new dome is costing $2 million and is scheduled to open October 22nd and will help the outdoor area stay warmer so it can operate during the colder Winter months.
A good cover band isn’t quite as good as seeing the original but they can be very entertaining in their own right. Two upcoming cover bands visiting the Mandalay Bay are Bonfire which is a tribute to ACDC and is rocking out tomorrow night at the House of Blues with a $10 general admission price for tickets. The second option is early next month when Blasphemous Rumors a tribute to Depeche Mode comes to the House of Blues on August 1st with special guest DJ Johnny Rox and a $13 general admission price for tickets. If you are looking for an inexpensive show on the Strip and are interested in the music of either band it might be worth checking them out.