When I think of Vegas I’m more concerned with eating, drinking and gamblingthan seeing shows. I’m not someone who has the patience to sit through most Vegas shows but I loooooved Absinthe at Caesars Palace (you can see an old review with awful cell phone pics here).
Gazillionaire is the emcee of Absinthe and his raunchy sense of humor really sets the tone for a fun night. Here’s the trailer to his new web series which has the same humor that I remember from when I saw the show.
You’ll even catch cameos from Neil Patrick Harris and Penny Pibbets (from Absinthe) in the trailer. Enjoy and subscribe to see future episodes of the web show. Here’s a link to get up to 20% off a bunch of shows at Caesars hotels.
A couple of months ago a friend shared a BABYMETAL video on Facebook. I was fascinated by 3 little Japanese girls singing over extreme heavy metal music. I don’t know if I like BABYMETAL but I’m intrigued.
If you haven’t heard them before BABYMETAL is a strangely interesting combination of over produced pop and metal. If nothing else, it’s unique. I’ve fallen into the BABYMETAL YouTube hole where I’d watch their videos for way too long.
Lady Gaga has tapped BABY METAL to open 5 west coast shows, including Las Vegas. The list of Lady Gaga shows with BABYMETAL is below:
7/30 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ US Airways Arena 8/01 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
8/02 – Stateline, Nev. @ Harveys Lake Tahoe
8/04 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Energy Solutions Arena
8/06 – Denver, Colo. @ Pepsi Center
I think I need to see BABYMETAL on August 1st. I don’t want to see Lady Gaga so it will be an early night for me.
I was bored last week so I decided to spend a day and night in Downtown Vegas mostly on Fremont Street. Surprisingly, I didn’t gamble much but I had a great time anyway. I’ll be sharing highlights throughout the week.
One of the highlights last week was outside on Fremont Street when I walked into and out of The D. There was a two person band on the 3rd street stage called Bridge. Bridge are two dudes playing hard rock and heavy metal classics on cello.
Bridge isn’t new to Vegas. You may have seen them performing on the Vegas Strip or on Fremont Street at some point in the past couple years. On this mellow Thursday night I caught them performing for tips on the big stage playing songs from Guns N Roses, Metallica and AC/DC.
If you’re an older metalhead you’ll get a kick out of their show. I’m not quite a metalhead but I knew every song they played. There’s definitely some skill here.
You can see a 25 minute set below (there’s much more on the YouTube) and learn more about Bridge on Facebook. If you see the guys in person and like what you here drop ’em a couple bucks for the good times.
I never heard of “Best Night Ever” but Netflix told me that I should watch it, so I did. I was having a lazy Sunday and looking for something light n fluffy to pass the time and “Best Night Ever” fit the bill. I don’t make it through many Netflix recommendations so it was a surprise that I made it through “Best Night Ever”. Here’s the synopsis of the movie from IMDB:
Claire is about to get married and she goes to Las Vegas with her sister and two friends for her bachelorette party. Things quickly spiral out of control.
Okay, how bad can watching a movie about a bachelorette party in Vegas be? If there was a lot of “woo girl” this could have become painful. Thankfully there wasn’t.
There’s all kinds of Vegas eye candy with scenery from the Vegas Strip to Downtown Vegas. It’s too bad it looks like half of the movie was filmed on a lot at a generic movie studio. The bachelorette party ends up in a fun or awkward situation every 10 minutes or so which keeps things moving.
At times it feels like “Best Night Ever” is a dark comedy while other times it feels like it’s probably just a bad movie. When all is said and done the female “Hangover” is good enough to watch when you don’t feel like sitting through another 2 hour Netflix snoozefest. If nothing else there’s Vegas…VEGAS!
You can buy or rent on Amazon or watch on Netflix. See the SFW trailer below (See the much better NSFW trailer here):
I can’t say that I would be very excited to see Fat Axl and his Guns N Roses cover band at the Hard Rock but I think I’d like one of their drinks. Culinary Dropout debuted these three specialty cocktails to coincide with the latest GnR residency at the Hard Rock.
Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door – Angel’s Envy “Headmaster’s Private Reserve” Bourbon, Grand Marnier, Apricot Sour
Welcome To The Jungle – Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, Pineapple, Lime, Red Strip Jamaican Lager
Since I enjoy bourbon and Grand Marnier I think Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door would be my favorite of these drinks. Each drink is $12 which is on the higher end of the price range that you should expect for this kind of cocktail at the Hard Rock. These drinks would probably cost about $10 at Hard Rock if not for the Guns N Roses name.
Seeing a 50-year-old man sing songs written by a 20-year-old rarely works out. Download or buy the CD of “Appetite For Destruction” and hear how Guns N Roses songs were meant to be heard.
“When Will The Bass Drop?” really captures what a night at XS, Marquee or any other nightclub in Vegas has turned into. Clubs have changed in the past few years from places to dance and meet people to DJ concerts where they can be flipping eggs, playing MP3’s or maybe actually DJing.
Tickets to be a part of the taping for the new Pawn Stars game show on the History channel are available now. Taping takes place all week long. There’s always a line outside of Gold & Silver Pawn so I’m surprised that there are tickets available for most of the episodes.
If you’re in Vegas this week you can sign up for tickets here. The show will be about a 10 minute car ride from the Vegas Strip. Studio and show information below if you’re curious.
Las Vegas Production Studios 4290 Las Vegas Studio Ct. Las Vegas, NV 89103
One of cable’s most popular series is getting a game show! The new game show will be taped in front of a live studio audience. In each episode, contestants will compete against each other and the “Pawn Stars” cast in rounds of trivia questions that escalate in difficulty. At stake are cash prizes and coveted items from the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawnshop co-owner Rick Harrison’s personal collection. In each episode, Rick and Corey Harrison, along with Chumlee Russell, will “vigorously defend their treasured items from confident and brainy contestants.”