Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Updated Entertainment / NIGHTLIFE Schedule
SKAM artist Jessica Who and koya – June 22
DJ Skratchy – June 23
Relax Mondays: Jack Barakat of All Time Low celebrates birthday with friends – June 18
Summer Camp: SKAM artist Jessica Who and DJ Wellman – June 22
Nectar Music Festival: Showtek – July 14
A state-of-the-art sound system delivers an unforgettable live music experience to the intimate 4,000 capacity venue. The Joint offers seven VIP Luxury Suites and a prestigious VIP Level. A superior video system and more versatile stage enhances any production — creating an experience that surpasses all expectations and makes The Joint the most dynamic, sophisticated,and authentic venue in Las Vegas.
Shows at The Joint can be purchased at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, online at hardrockhotel.com, ticketmaster.com or charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000. For groups of 12 or more call 702.693.5220 or email email@example.com.
Primus Friday, June 22 at 9 p.m.
(Special guest Fishbone)
Tickets start at $35 On sale now
Influential alternative rock icons Primus return The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Friday, June 22 with special guest Fishbone. The band is touring in support of their first album in 11 years, Green Naugahyde, featuring the line-up of bassist/singer Les Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde and drummer Jay Lane.
For the last 27 years, Primus has followed in the footsteps of boundary-pushing artists like Frank Zappa and Pink Floyd to create some of the most original and inventive music in existence. There was no earth-shattering catalyst behind Green Naugahyde other than the fact that all three of these musicians wanted to experiment again.
Claypool and LaLonde concur that Lane injected the band with a new energy that’s evident in every note of Green Naugahyde. Produced and engineered by Claypool in his personal studio, the album’s warm sound and unique tones are pure Primus and could never be obtained via a set of Internet plug-ins. Green Naugahyde expands on the Primus’ incomparable sound and also sees them bringing it into the next millennium.
Above all Green Naugahydeis a Primus record with all of the magic and mystery that phrase entails—and while no one can say for sure what the future will hold in store for the band, the most important thing is that the album exists and will inevitably hold its own in the band’s impressive cannon of music. For more info, visit primusville.com.
Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald & Boz Scaggs: The Dukes of September Rhythm Revue Sunday, June 24 at 8 p.m.
Tickets start at $39.50 On sale now
Grammy® Award-winning singer-songwriters Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs are hitting the road again this summer as “The Dukes of September Rhythm Revue,” including a stop at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Sunday, June 24.
To the delight of fans, the three hit-making artists will appear on stage, together as one band, to perform a show consisting of their signature mix of blue-eyed soul, rock, jazz and R&B. Rolling Stone has described the show as “a loose blast through the stars’ hits and revved-up covers that had the crowd twisting in the aisles.”
With the revamped 2012 “The Dukes of September Rhythm Revue,” Fagen, McDonald and Scaggs are giving fans an unprecedented opportunity to hear them delve deep into their individual classic catalogs of music, along with selected hits and tributes to their influences. Back in 2010, theLas Vegas Review Journal raved, “when it came to the playlist, no guys are going to come up with a hipper mix tape for you than Donald Fagen, Boz Scaggs and Michael McDonald,” while the Boston Herald described how “the Dukes raided the past, coming up with chestnuts from soul legends, rock ’n’ roll architects and hippie icons…it was great to see them embrace a set no one imagined they’d do in 1977.”
The Dukes have once again assembled a stellar band for the occasion, and will be accompanied by Jon Herington (guitar); Freddie Washington (bass); Shannon Forest (drums); Michael Leonhart, Walt Weiskopf and Jay Collins (horns); Jim Beard (organ); plus background singers Carolyn Leonhart and Catherine Russell.
For more info visit DonaldFagen.com, MichaelMcDonald.com and BozScaggs.com.
Last Summer on Earth Tour featuring Barenaked Ladies Saturday, July 28 at 8 p.m.
(With Blues Traveler, Big Head Todd & The Monsters and Cracker)
Tickets start at $40.50 On sale now
Multi-platinum pop rock group Barenaked Ladies announced “Last Summer On Earth,” a freewheeling road show, featuring Blues Traveler, Big Head Todd & The Monsters and Cracker. The much-anticipated tour hits The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Saturday, July 28.
It’s been a busy couple of weeks for the Barenaked Ladies, who recently announced that they will be composing an original score for Animal House: The Musical, a theatrical production based on the popular 1978 comedy. In addition, the group released their long-awaited rarities album Stop Us If You’ve Heard This One Before! on May 8. The album features 12 rare and previously unreleased tracks including demos, b-sides, remixes, and live recordings from 1994 to 2003. Over the course of the past 22 years, Barenaked Ladies has amassed an international fan base whose members number in the millions. Their career highlights includes eight Juno Awards and multiple Grammy® nominations, more than 14 million albums sold worldwide and a plethora of hit singles, including No. 1 hit “One Week,” as well as “Pinch Me, “Brian Wilson,” “If I Had $1,000,000” and many more, along with the theme song for the hit CBS television series, “The Big Bang Theory.” Last year they released All In Good Time, their 11th studio album and first as a four-piece (Ed Robertson – guitar/vocals, Jim Creeggan – bass/vocals, Kevin Hearn – keyboard/vocals and Tyler Stewart – drums/vocals).
Over the course of their illustrious career, Blues Traveler has sold more than 10 million combined units worldwide, played over 2,000 live shows in front of more than 30 million people, and, in “Run-Around,” had the longest-charting radio single in Billboard history, which earned them a Grammy® for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. Their movie credits include “Blues Brothers 2000,” “Kingpin,” “Wildflowers” and others. A television favorite, they have been featured on “Saturday Night Live,” “Austin City Limits,” VH1’s “Behind the Music” and they hold the record for the most appearances of any artist on “The Late Show with David Letterman.” Their brand-new, two-CD retrospective, 25, offers an impressive overview of that career, with one disc featuring greatest hits like “Run-Around,” “Hook,” “But Anyway” and “Carolina Blues” (representing every one of their nine studio albums) and a new cover of Sublime’s “What I Got,” as well as a second disc which includes b-sides, unreleased demos and rarities.
Colorado’s Big Head Todd & The Monsters (“Bittersweet,” “Broken Hearted Savior,” “Resignation Superman”) are known for their timeless songwriting, powerful live performances, and unique sound – all reasons the band has garnered a sizable loyal following during their two decades making music. Today, the ever-evolving outfit continues to sell out venues, including their always-epic annual shows at Red Rocks. In 2011, the group helped make history when they performed “Blue Sky” to the crew of space shuttle Discovery, becoming the only band to ever play a shuttle wake-up call live from NASA’s Mission Control. Last year, the band gathered some of the greatest living blues musicians to record the critically acclaimed 100 Years of Robert Johnson (Ryko/Big Records), a stirring tribute album featuring 10 potent interpretations of some of the most vital and durable music of the past century. Big Head Blues Club, as the ad hoc ensemble called itself, featured a rotating cast of both blues legends and keepers of the flame including B.B. King, the now deceased Hubert Sumlin, Honeyboy Edwards (who also recently passed, at age 96) and many others.
Cracker has been described as a lot of things over the years: alt-rock, Americana, insurgent-country, and have even had the terms punk and classic-rock thrown at them. But more than anything Cracker members are survivors. Cofounders David Lowery and Johnny Hickman have been at it for 20 years now – amassing nine studio albums (their most recent, 2009′s critically acclaimed Sunrise In The Land Of Milk And Honey), multiple gold records, thousands of live performances, hit songs that are still in current radio rotation around the globe, and a worldwide fan base – that despite the major sea-changes within the music industry – continues to grow each year. Along with longtime drummer Frank Funaro (since 1998′s Gentleman’s Blues) and bassist Sal Maida (since 2006′s Greenland), this uniquely American band has no intentions of slowing down. Look for new Cracker material to surface sometime next year. For more information on the tour, visit lastsummeronearth.com.
Earth, Wind & Fire Friday, Aug. 3 at 8 p.m.
Tickets start at $39.50 On sale now
Legendary band Earth, Wind & Fire (EWF) returns to The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Friday, Aug. 3.
The band combines soul, jazz, R&B, funk and rock into their own unique sound that attracts music fans of all generations. They are one of the most popular and successful bands in the last 40 years. EWF has won multiple Grammy® awards and has had numerous top ten hits including “Shining Star,” “Got to Get You into My Life,” “September,” “Boogie Wonderland” and “Let’s Groove.”
During the 1970s, a new brand of pop music was born – one that was steeped in African and African-American styles – particularly jazz and R&B but appealed to a broader cross-section of the listening public. As founder and leader of the band EWF, Maurice White not only embraced but also helped bring about this evolution of pop, which bridged the gap that has often separated the musical tastes of black and white America. It certainly was successful, as EWF combined high-caliber musicianship, wide-ranging musical genre eclecticism, and ’70s multicultural spiritualism
In 2000, EWF was inducted to The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. In 2001, Eagle Rock Entertainment released the documentary “Earth, Wind & Fire: Shining Stars,” which contains rarely seen historic video footage along with in-depth interviews with the band members.
The co-founding members of EWF, Philip Bailey, Verdine White and Ralph Johnson, continue the band’s legacy as one of the most celebrated and influential forces in history performing at sold-out concerts around the world. Maurice White no longer tours with the group, but remains the band’s heart and soul from behind the scenes as composer and producer. For more information visit earthwindandfire.com.
Shaquille O’Neal presents ALL STAR COMEDY JAM Saturday, Sept. 1 at 8 p.m.
Tickets start at $39.50 On sale now
Shaquille O’Neal’s ALL STAR COMEDY JAM tour 2012 makes a stop at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Saturday, Sept. 1.
Last year, Shaquille O’Neal took ALL STAR COMEDY JAM on the road after his NBA All-star Weekend show in Los Angeles became a hit. Playing to sold out crowds across the country in more than 30 markets proved that the ALL STAR COMEDY JAM tour was just what audiences wanted. Industry buzz and audience feedback is a solid indication that Shaquille O’Neal’s ALL STAR COMEDY JAM is becoming today’s top comedy brand, much like “The Original Kings of Comedy” and “Def Comedy Jam” were in the 1990s.
With the beautiful and legendary DJ Spinderella as the featured DJ on tour, there is a fresh new “spin” to the show. Having a celebrity house DJ and some of the biggest names in comedy, this year’s tour will undoubtedly continue to entertain sold out crowds nationwide, while offering new entertainment alternatives for urban audiences. The ALL STAR COMEDY JAM tour lineup will include host Gary Owen, fresh off his co-starring role in the blockbuster hit “Think Like A Man,” Capone, “The Gangsta of Comedy,” Tony Roberts, “The Comedians Comedian” and Michael Blackson, “The African King of Comedy.” Surprise guests will make appearances on select tour dates.
ALL STAR COMEDY JAM was Shaq’s first new venture following his retirement from the NBA. With Codeblack Enterprises as the producing and distribution partner for the filmed projects, and AEG Live producing the live shows, the ALL STAR COMEDY JAM brand has showcased many of the top urban comedians in the country and has spawned highly popular one-hour television specials. These specials have aired annually since 2009 and have become one the highest-rated comedy specials on cable. The first three television specials have been seen by more than 3 million viewers and Kevin Hart’s “Laugh At My Pain” (2011) opened No. 1 at the box office.
Shaq Entertainment and Codeblack Enterprises have worked strategically to build the ALL STAR COMEDY JAM brand through their filmed specials, highly successful DVD series and live shows with AEG Live. Codeblack Enterprises, a leading company in Urban entertainment and distribution, is responsible for producing and distributing the brands filmed specials through television, online and DVD.
The ALL STAR COMEDY JAM tour is produced by Shaq Entertainment and AEG Live. For tickets, tour updates and more information on ALL STAR COMEDY JAM please visit: http://www.shaqallstarcomedyjam.com.
Tedeschi Trucks Band and B.B. King Sunday, Sept. 2 at 8 p.m.
Tickets start at $45 On sale now
Tedeschi Trucks Band and B.B. King hit The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for a night of rock and blues on Sunday, Sept. 2.
Armed with a new Grammy® Award for debut album, Revelator, Tedeschi Trucks Band is catapulting to new heights of popularity as they welcome the spring with a U.S. tour and their first live album. Led by one of the most dynamic husband-wife teams in popular music, singer-guitarist Susan Tedeschi and slide guitar virtuoso Derek Trucks, Tedeschi Trucks’ 11-piece ensemble is the ultimate big band for lovers of rock and delta blues mixed with funk, gospel, jazz and world music.
At the age of 32, Derek became one of the youngest recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award as a longtime member of the Allman Brothers Band. He entered 2012 newly ranked at No. 16 among Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time in a poll of his peers and industry experts. Susan, who Downbeat says “stirs the soul,” had five Grammy® nominations as a solo artist prior to her first win for Revelator, an album that All Music Guide hailed for having “everything a listener could want: grit, groove, raw, spiritual emotion, and expert-level musical truth.”
Since the 1950s, there has been only one King of the Blues – Riley B. King, affectionately known as B.B. King. Since King started recording in the late 1940s, he has released more than 60 albums, many of them considered blues classics, like 1965s definitive live blues album “Live At The Regal,” and 1976s collaboration with Bobby “Blue” Bland, “Together For The First Time.” King’s most popular crossover hit, “The Thrill Is Gone” went No. 15 on the pop charts. His classic songs such as “Payin’ The Cost To Be The Boss,” “Caldonia,” ” How Blue Can You Get,” “Everyday I Have The Blues,” and “Why I Sing The Blues,” are concert (and fan) staples.
King’s technique is complex, featuring delicate filigrees of single string runs punctuated by loud chords, subtle vibratos, and “bent” notes. The technique of rock guitar playing is to a large degree derived from King’s playing.
Over the years, King has developed one of the world’s most readily identified guitar styles. King has mixed traditional blues, jazz, swing, mainstream pop and jump into a unique sound. His singing is richly melodic, both vocally and in the “singing” that comes from his guitar. King has influenced Eric Clapton, Mike Bloomfield, Albert Collins, Buddy Guy, Freddie King, Jimi Hendrix, Otis Rush, Johnny Winter, Albert King and many others while being influenced by Charles Brown, Lowell Fulsom, Elmore James, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Jimmy Rushing, T-Bone Walker, Bukka White and others.
Over the years, King has been bestowed fifteen Grammy Awards by his peers. King was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame in 1984 and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987King received the Grammy® “Lifetime Achievement Award” in 1987.
Daryl Hall & John Oates Thursday, Sept. 20 at 8 p.m.
Do What You Want, Be Who You Are Tour 2012
Tickets start at $45 On sale now
Daryl Hall & John Oates, the top selling duo in music history, will deliver a night of their greatest hits at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Thursday, Sept. 20.
Starting out as two devoted disciples of earlier greats, Daryl Hall & John Oates are soul survivors in their own right. They have become such musical influences on some of today’s popular artists that the September 2006 cover of Spin Magazine’s headline read: “Why Hall and Oates are the New Velvet Underground.” Their artistic fan base includes Rob Thomas, John Mayer, Brandon Flowers of The Killers, Ben Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie and Gym Class Heroes who dubbed their tour “Daryl Hall for President Tour 2007.” One of the most sampled artists today, their impact can be heard everywhere from boy band harmonies, to neo-soul to rap-rock fusion.
Signed to Atlantic Records by AhmetErtegan in the 1970s, the pair has sold more albums than any other duo in music history. Their 1973 debut album, Abandoned Luncheonette, produced by ArifMardin, yielded the Top 10 single, “She’s Gone,” which also went to No. 1 on the R&B charts when it was covered by Taveras. The duo recorded one more album with Atlantic, War Babies, (produced by Todd Rundgren) before they were dropped and promptly signed to RCA. Their tenure at RCA would catapult the duo to international superstardom.
From the mid-70s to the mid-80s, the duo would score six No. 1 singles, including “Rich Girl” (also No. 1 R&B), “Kiss on My List,” “Private Eyes,” “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do) (also No. 1 R&B), “Maneater” and “Out of Touch” from their six consecutive multi-platinum albums. The era would also produce an additional five Top 10 singles, “Sara Smile,” “One on One,” “You Make My Dreams,” “Say It Isn’t So” and “Method of Modern Love.”
Most recently as a duo, they released their first box set, Do What You Want, Be What You Are: The Music of Daryl Hall & John Oates. The box set marks the first comprehensive multi-CD, multi-label deluxe box set compilation ever assembled from their entire career’s work including four CDs containing 74 tracks (16 of them previously unreleased).
With the 40th anniversary of their first album, Whole Oats, 2012 finds Daryl Hall & John Oates very much at the height of their powers making their own kind of soul, with a new generation of musicians recognizing not only their historic track record of success, but also their continuing influence and achievements.
Rise Against Monday, Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m.
(Special guests The Gaslight Anthem and Hot Water Music)
Tickets start at $39.50 On sale now
Rise Against’s fall tour makes a stop at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Monday, Oct. 1 with special guests The Gaslight Anthem and Hot Water Music.
Comprised of vocalist/guitarist Tim McIlrath, bassist Joe Principe, drummer Brandon Barnes and guitarist Zach Blair, Rise Against released its sixth studio album Endgame in March 2011 via DGC/Interscope. The album’s first single, “Help Is On The Way,” was inspired by McIlrath’s visit to New Orleans following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil disaster. Rise Against’s previous efforts include Appeal to Reason (2008), The Sufferer and the Witness (2006) and Siren Song for the Counterculture (2004), which gave way to hits such as “Swing Life Away,” “Ready to Fall,” “Prayer of the Refugee” and “Savior.” Since the band’s launch more than a decade ago, Rise Against has accumulated three gold albums and several gold singles.
Rise Against released the digital EP Satellite in mid-April. Satellite is available exclusively at iTunes and includes the studio version of “Satellite” along with the “Make It Stop” video, a single from their sixth studio album Endgame. Additionally, live versions of “Savior” and “A Thousand Good Intentions” both recorded at the House of Blues in Boston are included on the EP. For more information, visit riseagainst.com and facebook.com/riseagainst.
An Evening With Furthur Featuring Phil Lesh & Bob Weir Thursday, Oct. 4 at 8 p.m.
Tickets start at $53.50 On sale now
Former Grateful Dead members Phil Lesh& Bob Weir return to The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino with their band Furthur on Thursday, Oct. 4. For the past two Octobers, the band has played to sold out crowds for more than three hours. Fans can expect Lesh and Weir to push the musical envelope with jaw-dropping improvisations and loving renditions of Grateful Dead classics, with a band that includes keyboardist Jeff Chimenti (RatDog), drummer Joe Russo (Benevento – Russo Duo, Trey Anastasio), guitarist John Kadlecik (Dark Star Orchestra) and vocalists Sunshine Becker and Jeff Pehrson. New and old fans of the Grateful Dead alike will be entranced as Lesh and Weir take the musical journey “furthur”, exploring some of the Grateful Dead’s most beloved songs in a show that promises to keep the feet stomping and the bodies shaking. For more information on Furthur, please visit www.furthur.net.
SOUNDWAVES, poolside concert series returns for the summer to Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Located in Paradise Beach, SOUNDWAVESis a summer concert experience that highlights some of today’s hottest bands and artists in a unique and intimate setting. Guests can enjoy the music as well as the party scene from in front of the stage or chill to the sounds of the performers from a VIP cabana. For cabana reservations and information, call 702.693.5555.
Tickets for SOUNDWAVES can be purchased at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, Ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 800.745.3000. Dates and times are subject to change. For more information, visit hardrockhotel.com
Jimmy Cliff Thursday, June 21 at 8 p.m.
Tickets – $35 On sale now
Ska and reggae artist Jimmy Cliff performs at SOUNDWAVES at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Thursday, June 21. Known for creating music with a cultural conscience, Cliff’s popularity sparked from 1972 The Harder They Come film and album. The projects gained acclaim in Europe in the U.S., exposing reggae music to listeners outside its homeland. Singles including “You Can Get It If You Really Want” and “Many Rivers to Cross” quickly became FM radio staples, making reggae a universal sound. World renowned artists like Willie Nelson, Cher, New Order and Fiona Apple have performed and recorded Cliff’s material. He was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010.
Aaron Lewis Friday, July 13 at 8 p.m.
Tickets – $32.50 On sale now
Better known as frontman of rock group Staind, Aaron Lewis takes his new country hits on the road including a stop at SOUNDWAVES poolside summer concert series on Friday, July 13.
Aaron Lewis formally joined the country world with the release of his debut EP, Town Line.Highlighted by the success of gold-selling single “Country Boy” featuring the legendary George Jones and Charlie Daniels, the seven-song EP reached No. 1 on the Billboard Country AlbumsChart and No. 7 on the Billboard Top 200 upon release.
Lewis also received two ACM nominations for “Vocal Event of the Year” for “Country Boy” (for his work as artist and as co-producer) as well as two CMT nominations, one for “USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year” and another for “Collaborative Video of the Year.” Simultaneously, the music video for the single stirred similar fan fervor, surpassing 12 million views on YouTube and 3 million on CMT.com.
After a whirlwind year, Lewis began working on what would become his first full-length album,The Road, in the fall of 2011.On The Road, the Grammy Award-nominated, multi-platinum singer, songwriter, and guitarist tells one story after another. Echoing traditional country, some of those tales are hilarious and heartwarming, while others are pensive and personal. Nevertheless, they’re all equally powerful, vibrant, and unforgettable.
The Airborne Toxic Event Friday, July 20 at 8 p.m.
Tickets – $25 On sale now
Indie Rock band The Airborne Toxic Event takes over at SOUNDWAVES at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Friday, July 20. Named after a section in Don DeLillo’s novel “White Noise,” The Los Angeles-based group released its self-titled first album in 2008. Single “Sometime Around Midnight” became a top 10 modern rock hit, prompting Island Records to sign the band in 2009. Two years later, the band is making waves across the music industry with sophomore album All At Once.
SRH Fest 2012: Kottonmouth Kings Friday, July 27 at 8 p.m.
(Special guests Dilated Peoples and hed P.E.)
Tickets – $27 On sale now
Kottonmouth Kings and special guests Dilated Peoples and hed P.E. perform at SOUNDWAVES at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Friday, July 27. The Orange County rap-rock group first attracted attention with the single “Surburban Life,” which was included “Scream 2” soundtrack. The band released debut album Royal Highness via Capitol Records in 1998 and gained mainstream success with the release of their third album High Society in 2000. Red Hot Chili Peppers, 311 Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube and Bad Religion are the group’s musical influences, among others.
SRH Fest 2012: NOFX Saturday, July 28 at 8 p.m.
(Special guest Unwritten Law)
Tickets – $34.50 On sale now
Punk rockers NOFX take over SOUNDWAVES poolside concert series with special guest Unwritten Law on Saturday, July 28. Formed in 1983 by vocalist/bassist Fat Mike and guitarist Eric Melvin, NOFX’s earned popularity from the growing interest in punk rock bands during the 1990s. The band has released 11 studio albums, 15 extended lays and sold more than 10 million records worldwide, making them one of the most successful independent bands in history.
Matisyahu and Dirty Heads Saturday, Sept. 15 at 8 p.m.
Tickets – $35 On sale now
Groundbreaking artists Matisyahu and Dirty Heads perform at SOUNDWAVES at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Saturday, Sept. 15.
In 2004, Matisyahu emerged with his debut album Shake Off The Dust…Arise. The unconventional artist raps about the glories of traditional Judaism over reggae beats. Throughout his career, Matisyahu has garnered Grammy Award nominations including “Best Reggae Album,” numerous gold records and a broad and faithful fan base.
Dirty Heads’ debut album was released in 2008 and features one of the decade’s biggest rock singles, “Lay Me Down,” which was on No. 1 on the Billboard Alternative Chart for 11 weeks. This reggae/rock/hip hop band from California is inspired by groups like Sublime, whose music has a signature laid-back, Southern California attitude.
Robert Randolph & the Family Band Thursday, Sept. 20 at 8 p.m.
Tickets – $25 On sale now
American funk and soul artist Robert Randolph & the Family Band performs at SOUNDWAVES at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Thursday, Sept. 20.
Robert Randolph & the Family Band’s debut album, Live at the Wetlands (2002), included musical influences from famous soul groups like Earth, Wind & Fire and Sly &The Family Stone. The album’s success paved the way for Randolph to be recognized on Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” list in September 2003. Throughout the 2000s, some of the group’s most popular work included ABC’s NBA theme song “We Got Hoops” and well-known single “Ain’t Nothing Wrong With That” which was used in several NBC commercials and Discovery Channel’s summer lineup.
Robert Randolph & the Family Band’s newest album, We Walk This Road (2010), is a celebration of black music over the past 100 years and its social messages from the last 30 years. The songs tie together messages of hope and positivity among black culture with the purpose of inspiring people.
Vanity Nightclub is open Friday through Sunday from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Cover chargestarts at $20 for women and $30 for men; local ladies enter for free at all times and drink free champagne until midnight. VIP booths and tables start at $500. For VIP booths and tables, Vanity guests can call 702.693.5555 or visit VanityLV.com.
Vanity Fridays and Saturdays
Vanity Nightclub welcomes a special guest each Friday and Saturday:
DJ-R *this weekend*
SKAM artist Jessica Who and Koya *just added*
DJ Skratchy *just added*
SIN on Sunday
Vanity Nightclub hosts the hottest Industry night with SIN on Sunday where locals get in free. Resident DJs DJ FIVE and DJ WELLMAN tear up the turntables every Sunday night to help locals jump start their week.
DJ Wellman and Five *this weekend*
DJ Pauly D
DJ Pauly D
Beachlife is an amplified and progressive poolside experience encompassing daytime and nightlife entertainment over the four-day weekend. Comprised of the Nirvana Pool, Breathe Pool Lounge and Paradise Beach, Beachlife heightens its offerings and invites guests to enjoy the modernized look and feel of more than fifty Tahitian-style cabanas, twenty-five daybeds and six banquettes. VIP cabanas come fully equipped with plasma TVs, telephones, refrigerators, bottled water and a safe for valuables. These
much sought-after cabanas are set back from the popular beach area and are staggered on various levels throughout the pool area to allow guests to experience their own private oasis.
Summer Camp Fridays
Summer Camp is in session from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. every Friday through October. Admission starts at $20 and is complimentary for all hotel guests and ladies.
D-JR and DJ Wellman*this weekend*
SKAM artist Jessica Who and DJ Wellman *just added*
SKAM artists Rick Rude and Crooked
Nectar Music Festival Saturdays
Nectar Music Festival comes to fruition at 10 a.m. every Saturday through October. Admission starts at $30 for men, $20 for non-local ladies and is complimentary for local ladies.
Manuel De La Mare, Felix Cartel and Beej*this weekend*
Rehab reoccurs every Sunday at 10 a.m. through October. Admission starts at $50 for men, $30 for non-local women, and is complimentary for local ladies.
Special celebrity host Aubrey O’Day *this weekend*
Relax takes place from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. every Monday through October. Admission starts at $20 and is complimentary for all hotel guests and locals.
Jack Barakat of All Time Low celebrates birthday with friends. Sounds by DJ Carbonell and Wellman.After-party to follow in Blitzed, 10 p.m. *just added*
About The Joint The Joint is a 4,000-person capacity venue that serves as a sophisticated, intimate and unparalleled destination. The Joint features seven Luxury Suites, a VIP Studio Level, state-of-the-art sound system, superior video system and a production package tailor-made for artist comfort. It has received numerous accolades including “Best Concert Venue” in Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” awards in 2010 and 2011, “No. 1 Hottest Club in America” award by Billboard Magazine in 2011, “Best New Major Concert Venue” at the 2010 Pollstar Awards, and “Best Live Music Venue” in AOL City’s Best 2010 awards. The Joint delivers unforgettable live music experiences with performances by both legendary and ground-breaking artists including Paul McCartney, The Killers, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Arcade Fire, Avenged Sevenfold, Guns N’ Roses, Rise Against, Paramore, Muse, Drake and No Doubt. The venue hosted successful runs of Vegas’s first rock n’ roll residency, Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits, and Vegas’s first hard rock residency, MötleyCrüe in Sin City. In 2011, the venue welcomed TiëstoIn Concert, a groundbreaking live show created exclusively for The Joint featuring the world’s No. 1 electronic DJ and producer Tiësto.
For additional information, call 702.693.5583 or 702.693.5000.
About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is Las Vegas’ off-strip playground, just minutes and less than three miles from McCarran International Airport. The premier destination entertainment resort is owned by Brookfield Real Estate Finance Fund II, a division of Brookfield Asset Management (NYSE: BAM) and managed by WG-Harmon, LLC, a subsidiary of Warner Gaming, LLC. Built in 1995, the property completed a $750 million expansion in 2010. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers an energetic entertainment and gaming experience with the services and amenities associated with a boutique luxury resort hotel. The property is known for its innovative nightlife and music scene where acts such as The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, Incubus, Foo Fighters, Carlos Santana and Motley Crue have all performed. Features of the property include an 11-story Casino Tower with 640 guest rooms, 17-story Paradise Tower with 490 rooms and suites and the all-suite HRH Tower with 359 suites, eight spa villas and seven penthouse suites; 72,000 square feet of casino space; 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting and convention space; more than $3 million in rare music memorabilia throughout the hotel; the luxurious Vanity Nightclub, home to SIN on Sundays industry party; Reliquary Water Sanctuary & Spa; Reliquary Salon; 4.5 acres of tropical pool paradise which houses the trendsetting pool parties including the famous REHAB Sunday party and RELAX Monday party as well as the new Summer Camp Fridays and Nectar Music Festival Saturdays; The Joint concert venue; Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co.; restaurants including traditional steakhouse with an edge 35 Steaks + Martinis, Mexican cantina Pink Taco, and ‘round the clock diner Mr. Lucky’s Café; and a state-of-the-art Fitness Center. For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit www.hardrockhotel.com.
ABOUT AEG LIVE
AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance. AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues. The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Taylor Swift, The Black Eyed Peas, Bon Jovi, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Justin Bieber, Leonard Cohen, Wisin&Yandel, Kenny Chesney, P!nk, Enrique Iglesias and Paul McCartney. The company is also currently producing residency shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas including Celine Dion, Rod Stewart and Shania Twain opening in December and is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. AEG’s exhibition portfolio boasts the most successful exhibition of all time, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, which has attracted more than 8 million visitors since 2005. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. www.aeglive.com