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Our hometown beatmeisters on the availability of gigs and competition, freedom of programming and the perks of being a Vegas DJ.

Local DJs talk about navigating the tricky waters of Vegas nightlife

September 18th, 2014

Our hometown beatmeisters on the availability of gigs and competition, freedom of programming and the perks of being a Vegas DJ.

  • "Comedy is to make everybody laugh at everything and deal with things, you idiot,” Joan Rivers once said.

    "Comedy is to make everybody laugh at everything and deal with things, you idiot,” Joan Rivers once said.

  • Funyuns, sixers and kale chips. Oh my!
  • "And right about now, the idea that casinos equal employment is in question in a way it hasn’t been for decades."

    "And right about now, the idea that casinos equal employment is in question in a way it hasn’t been for decades."

  • UNLV student and MasterChef contestant Ahran Cho talks Easy Bake Ovens, the job offer she just got and a game-changing savory tiramisu.

    UNLV student and MasterChef contestant Ahran Cho talks Easy Bake Ovens, the job offer she just got and a game-changing savory tiramisu.

  • In memoriam of the Quad's card slinging performers.

    In memoriam of the Quad's card slinging performers.

  • Attention, husbands and wives of the Lakes: Do you know where your spouse is?

    Attention, husbands and wives of the Lakes: Do you know where your spouse is?

  • We're big fans of howtonotbeadouchein.vegas.

    We're big fans of howtonotbeadouchein.vegas.

  • Gov. Brian Sandoval declared a state of emergency in flood-damaged Moapa.

    Gov. Brian Sandoval declared a state of emergency in flood-damaged Moapa.

  • The hotel closed its doors for good over Labor Day Weekend.

    The hotel closed its doors for good over Labor Day Weekend.

  • This weekend's fest features more than 200 beers from 60-plus breweries.

    This weekend's fest features more than 200 beers from 60-plus breweries.

  • Checking in with the enduring Town Square cocktail bar.

    Checking in with the enduring Town Square cocktail bar.

  • Party with the pint-sized pop star, groove to the Brit beatmeister's beats and catch the Orange Is the New Black actress "showing off" her "assets" at a grand opening party.

    Party with the pint-sized pop star, groove to the Brit beatmeister's beats and catch the Orange Is the New Black actress "showing off" her "assets" at a grand opening party.

  • Also, notable bookings at Life at SLS including Claude VonStroke and Green Velvet.

    Also, notable bookings at Life at SLS including Claude VonStroke and Green Velvet.

  • He recently left his longtime home at XS to become a headliner at Drai’s new Cromwell nightclub/dayclub.

    He recently left his longtime home at XS to become a headliner at Drai’s new Cromwell nightclub/dayclub.

  • "There were always afterparties, most of them in the Playboy penthouse suite. I would finish my set at 4 a.m. and there was nowhere else to go ... "

    "There were always afterparties, most of them in the Playboy penthouse suite. I would finish my set at 4 a.m. and there was nowhere else to go ... "

  • We anonymously canvassed the club corridor for a party night involving four people, a basic table and Grey Goose.

    We anonymously canvassed the club corridor for a party night involving four people, a basic table and Grey Goose.

  • “You can see orange screens everywhere ... Nine times out of 10, they're on their phone."

    “You can see orange screens everywhere ... Nine times out of 10, they're on their phone."

  • As temporary tattoos go, Las Vegas club stamps tell some stories.

    As temporary tattoos go, Las Vegas club stamps tell some stories.

  • Are they faking it? Be on the lookout for these dead giveaways.

    Are they faking it? Be on the lookout for these dead giveaways.

  • Mondays are for margaritas.
  • Nevada Ballet Theatre kicks off its season in with Act 1 of Shakespeare’s carnivalesque classic Midsummer Night's Dream.

    Nevada Ballet Theatre kicks off its season in with Act 1 of Shakespeare’s carnivalesque classic Midsummer Night's Dream.

  • Jethro Tull invented the seed drill back in the 19th century, and Ian Anderson wasn't aware of that when his band was named.

    Jethro Tull invented the seed drill back in the 19th century, and Ian Anderson wasn't aware of that when his band was named.

  • U2 perversely takes musical cues from acts it has famously influenced—Coldplay, The Killers and Arcade Fire.

    U2 perversely takes musical cues from acts it has famously influenced—Coldplay, The Killers and Arcade Fire.

  • The show felt like a defining moment for our music scene, and the band played like it knew that.

    The show felt like a defining moment for our music scene, and the band played like it knew that.

  • Frontman Ketch Secor offered some genuine Silver State knowledge. Hash House a Go Go!

    Frontman Ketch Secor offered some genuine Silver State knowledge. Hash House a Go Go!

  • The band has reached its end—but the future is bright for its members.

    The band has reached its end—but the future is bright for its members.

  •  “Deep down I feel like I have this hippie kind of spirit.”

    “Deep down I feel like I have this hippie kind of spirit.”

  • Kitze + The CPUs' tech-heavy show includes projection-mapped visuals, drum pads—and a joystick.

    Kitze + The CPUs' tech-heavy show includes projection-mapped visuals, drum pads—and a joystick.

  • The six sculptures on exhibit flip from playful to poignant so subtly, it’s difficult to find the exact moment when the heart thumps.

    The six sculptures on exhibit flip from playful to poignant so subtly, it’s difficult to find the exact moment when the heart thumps.

  • Justin Favela's cross-cultural social study of sorts that welcomes everyone to play along.

    Justin Favela's cross-cultural social study of sorts that welcomes everyone to play along.

  • But the cartoonist says his latest graphic novel isn’t autobiographical.

    But the cartoonist says his latest graphic novel isn’t autobiographical.

  • "You get the sense that you’re endorsing a criminal enterprise."

    "You get the sense that you’re endorsing a criminal enterprise."

  • "I may be crazy but look at the love that I got."

    "I may be crazy but look at the love that I got."

  • Taurus, make adjustments in your flow.

    Taurus, make adjustments in your flow.

  • Can we all just admit that YA-based entertainment is really getting old?

    Can we all just admit that YA-based entertainment is really getting old?

  • It's an incredibly awkward mix of horror and comedy.

    It's an incredibly awkward mix of horror and comedy.

  • The dramatic comedy stars Jason Bateman, Tina Fey and Jane Fonda.

    The dramatic comedy stars Jason Bateman, Tina Fey and Jane Fonda.

  • Director Ned Benson edited two of his previous movies to achieve Them, which presents a normal narrative of the story presented in the first two films.

    Director Ned Benson edited two of his previous movies to achieve Them, which presents a normal narrative of the story presented in the first two films.

  • The Liam Neeson film is quiet, unpretentious and ultimately pretty effective.

    The Liam Neeson film is quiet, unpretentious and ultimately pretty effective.

  • Do we really need a Batman-focused police procedural?

    Do we really need a Batman-focused police procedural?

  • "It’s more engaged with meaningful issues than the other “modern” sitcom that airs right before it."

    "It’s more engaged with meaningful issues than the other “modern” sitcom that airs right before it."

  • This menu is interesting and affordable, worth a visit even if the cuisine can be a bit confusing.

    This menu is interesting and affordable, worth a visit even if the cuisine can be a bit confusing.

  • It’s simplicity that ties everything together within this traditional Cuban sandwich.

    It’s simplicity that ties everything together within this traditional Cuban sandwich.

  • "It wasn’t just a culinary event. The chefs really got caught up in it, all the elements involved and the sense of place and history in Downtown Las Vegas.”

    "It wasn’t just a culinary event. The chefs really got caught up in it, all the elements involved and the sense of place and history in Downtown Las Vegas.”

  • Also, there's a new farmers' market in town ... at Sam's Town.

    Also, there's a new farmers' market in town ... at Sam's Town.