Weezer’s Vegas two-fer concert at the Joint
Wed, Jan 19, 2011 (3:44 p.m.)
Photo: Sean Murphy
If you’re a Weezer fan, Las Vegas is where you wanna be. Sure, the alt-rockers have played more shows in other towns, and they’ve probably played better shows than the ones they’ve staged here. But Friday night inside the Hard Rock Hotel, Rivers Cuomo & Co. will do something they’ve never done before: play their two most adored albums back to back in a single concert.
- January 21, 8:30 p.m., $41-$81
- The Joint, 693-5222
Even if you lost track of the band sometime around “Hash Pipe,” you probably know that means the self-titled Blue Album and Pinkerton, and you’ve probably already called the Joint to see about tickets (still available at press time). Although the two discs were released just two years apart (1994 and ’96), the setlist promises some serious stylistic diversity. The debut is a sugary rush of geeky power-pop (“Buddy Holly,” “Undone: The Sweater Song,” “Say It Ain’t So”), while bashed-then-beloved Pinkerton has been credited as a touchstone in the development of emo. But even if you don’t like Dashboard Confessional and Taking Back Sunday, it’s easy to get down to songs like “El Scorcho,” “The Good Life” and “Pink Triangle.” Be there or be left waiting for a Red Album/Ratitude double bill.
Arguably one the coolest joints in town, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino houses some of Vegas' best entertainment, restaurants and nightlife.
At Hard Rock, it's all about the music. From the light fixtures made out of drum cymbals and guitar shaped door handles to stage costumes and tools of the trade of legendary musicians displayed on the walls, the hotel screams rock and roll. The Hard Rock's Joint has hosted some the biggest names in music — from The Who to Bob Dylan to hometown heroes, The Killers.Aside from the music venues, the pool at the Hard Rock is one of its biggest attractions. Spread out over 4.7 acres, the pool area features swim-up blackjack, a bar and grill, private cabanas, a bevy of secluded nooks, a waterfall and an extensive live music venue with a dance floor. During the summer, the pool transforms into the Rehab club on Sunday afternoons.
The resident nightclub Body English fuses European elegance with a rock star bachelor pad and it often a hot spot for visiting celebs and popular DJs. Vintage rock memorabilia lines the walls at Wasted Space, Hard Rock's anti-club.
Restaurants at Hard Rock are just as hip as the rest of the casino. Pink Taco serves up Mexican dishes, as well as a Central American and Caribbean menu. Nobu, one of five worldwide Japanese-specialty restaurants from famed Nobu Matsuhisa, satisfies a different taste. For round-the-clock cuisine, Mr. Lucky's 24/7, is sure to ease your appetite even after a Vegas-all-nighter.