The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas continues its line-up of touring artists at its casino floor hot-spots Book & Stage, Bond, and The Chandelier with artist residencies through September. All performances are open to the public.
Book & Stage
A polished, masculine and comfortable setting, Book & Stage is a daytime live sports viewing lounge and by evening becomes a music performance-centric venue with popular acts.
The following acts will be playing at Book & Stage:
Cameron Rafati’s towering stage performance and powerful lyrics have quickly earned him industry leader recognition from LA’s own KCRW to the newest Unsigned Artist feature on MTV. Recently, upon releasing his inspiring XOX album to critical praise, he performed at the ASCAP Music Café at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival as he continuously shapes into one of the fastest growing stars in the music world.
Thursday, September 1 from 10:00PM – 11:00PM and 12:00AM – 1:00AM
Robert Randolph & The Family Band
Grammy-nominated Robert Randolph & The Family Band’s new album, We Walk This Road, continues the Sacred Steel tradition for which Randolph has earned wide praise. Listed among Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time, Randolph is also renowned for his passionate live performances.
Friday, September 2 – Sunday, September 4 from 10:30PM – 12:00AM
Otis Heat is an alterna-funk rock trio from Portland, OR that began as the result of a near fatal car crash in 2008 between singer-songwriter Sean O’Neill and drummer Adam Lucas in one car, and guitarist Mike Warner in the other. An elusive drifter, named Otis Heat rescued the semi-conscious men from their hazardous cars and called for help. Post-crash, the individuals discussed music while lying in hospital beds. After leaving the hospital, O’Neill began playing bass for the band. Lucas departed and new drummer Scotty Gervais joined, bringing a new high octane punch to the group.
Tuesday, September 6 – Wednesday, September 7 from 10:00PM – 11:00PM and 12:00AM – 1:00AM
The new self-titled album for Augustana, fronted by vocalist/lyricist Daniel Layus, delivers on the emotionally resonant, rootsy pop/rock that Augustana have become known for since launching themselves onto the scene with their major-label debut, 2005’s All The Stars and Boulevards. The album reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart. It also spawned two Top 40 hits, “Stars and Boulevards” and “Boston,” which was certified digital platinum.
Thursday, September 8 – Saturday, September 10 from 10:00PM – 11:00PM and 12:00AM – 1:00AM
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
In late 2009 Josh Epstein picked up the phone, dialed Daniel Zott, and suggested they join forces. He had just seen Zott playing a show in Detroit, and was impressed by the performance, songwriting and charisma he had witnessed on stage. Their sound came to be described as everything from ‘psych-retro pop’ to ‘an inspired mix of hip-hop and folk’ to ‘minimalist alterna-pop’ to ‘beach wave.’ Alongside such descriptions, nearly every review criticized the sleight of hand that was their chosen moniker. Being noted as one of the ‘best new bands’ of 2010 from Stereogum, SPIN, Under the Radar, Real Detroit, The Metro Times and a slew of others has thrust Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr quickly into the spotlight and onto the national touring stage where they are now bolstered by the addition of live percussionist David Vaughn.
Monday, September 12 – Wednesday, September 14 from 10:00PM – 11:00PM and 12:00AM – 1:00AM
The Joy Formidable
There’s something panoramic about The Joy Formidable’ s music – their mountainous, fuzzed out riffs and ferocious, earthy rhythms shrouded in ethereal haze. It sounds like where they’re from: Childhood friends Ritzy Bryan (vocals, guitar) and Rhydian Dafydd (bass, vocals) grew up in rural North Wales, surrounded by rolling green hills and little else. Having relocated to London and recruited drummer Matthew Thomas, the trio quickly earned a reputation for blistering live performances.
Thursday, September 15 – Saturday, September 17 from 10:00PM – 10:45PM and 11:45PM – 12:30AM
Ryan Calhoun & The Heaven Switch
Ryan Calhoun grew up in Southern California and New York, in a large musical family. From birth, his older siblings subjected him to a steady diet of Def Leppard, Prince and Pearl Jam as well as all the best powerpop of the 80’s and 90’s. At age 11 he started playing guitar and wanted to be both Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton. The endless Top 40 upbringing however found its way into his fledgling songwriting and his sound quickly became unapologetically pop. His songs, sweet heartstring ballads and sing-along anthems that recall Cheap Trick or Matchbox Twenty, have found their way into numerous TV shows.
Monday, September 19 – Tuesday, September 20 from 10:00PM – 11:00PM and 12:00AM – 1:00AM
Smith Westerns are Cullen Omori, Max Kakacek and Cameron Omori. Since forming in 2007, Smith Westerns have toured both the United States and Europe while supporting the likes of MGMT, Florence and the Machine, Belle and Sebastian, Girls and Passion Pit. Their self-recorded “lo-fi” self-titled debut was released in 2009 and garnered critical acclaim for its youthful and glam rock tinged approach to pop music. In the summer of 2010, they recorded their sophomore effort, Dye it Blonde, in a proper studio. It retains the charm of their debut, without the same financial shackles and is a beautifully clean high quality recording of lushly layered pop songs.
Wednesday, September 21 – Thursday, September 22 from 10:00PM – 11:00PM and 12:00AM – 1:00AM
Alberta Cross are a New York-based band, formed by Petter Ericson Stakee (vocals, guitar) and Terry Wolfers (bass). Despite their different upbringings- Petter traveled from an early age between Sweden and England with his singer-songwriter father whilst Terry was brought up in London’s East End- they formed what would later become Alberta Cross. After relocating to Brooklyn, New York, Petter and Terry solidified the line-up with the addition of Austin Beede, Alec Higgins and Sam Kearney.
Friday, September 23 – Saturday, September 24 from 10:30PM – 12:00AM
With her unique voice, disarmingly frank lyrics, melodic gifts, and exotic good looks, singer and songwriter Anjulie announces herself as a commanding new presence on the music scene. The youngest of four children, Anjulie grew up in the Toronto suburb of Oaksville, Ontario, raised by immigrant parents from Guyana – a South American nation culturally influenced by its Caribbean neighbors to the north. As a result, her household was filled with everything from Afro-Caribbean calypso, reggae, and South American Latin music, to the pop and rock emanating from her older siblings’ radios. The mélange has definitely influenced Anjulie’s debut album- a sophisticated blend of indelible pop smarts, hip-hop edginess and world-music spice, topped by Anjulie’s sultry vocal stylings.
Monday, September 26 – Tuesday, September 27 from 10:00PM – 11:00PM and 12:00AM – 1:00AM
Kings Go Forth
The story of Kings Go Forth starts with Andy Noble, who was born, raised and still lives in Milwaukee. He probably knows more about classic soul, funk and R&B than anyone you’ve ever met. He’s a dedicated record collector, an independent label entrepreneur and the proprietor of the fabled Lotus Land record shop. Andy co-founded KGF with Black Wolf, an immensely talented singer and writer who has performed around Milwaukee since the 1970s. The two met in Andy’s record shop circa 2004, and since then have assembled a powerhouse ten-piece soul unit consisting of seven players and three singers that is simply one of the most thrillingly creative new bands to be heard, in any genre, in the U.S.A. today. There is power in KGF’s multi-ethnic makeup, in their 25 year age span and in their unforced command of the soul music idiom.
Wednesday, September 28 – Saturday, October 1 from 10:00PM – 11:00PM and 12:00AM – 1:00AM
Bond, a rhythmic and vibrant hot-spot, features a mash-up of dynamic LED art, live performances & upbeat house music in an energetic ultra lounge setting.
The following acts will be performing at Bond:
DJ KayJay a.k.a. Kristin Jackson started out in the modeling world building her name and face worldwide. After being featured in Playboy and other well-known publications, it was time for her to turn her attention to her true love, music! Before she knew it, this Baltimore native had landed a gig at one of the hottest clubs in Baltimore, MD and found herself addicted to controlling the way the crowd moved with every beat she played. This open format video DJ feels a crowd and gives them what they want, whether it’s mixing hip hop with rock or 80’s, throwing in some commercial house or old school it’s always unique, guaranteeing the crowd will have a good time and leaving them wanting more.
Thursday, September 1 – Sunday, September 4 from 9:00PM – 12:00AM (10:00PM – 3:00AM Sunday)
DJ Mia Moretti & Caitlin Moe
DJ Mia Moretti is a permanent nightlife fixture at some of the country’s hottest events and venues. Caitlin Moe played on the west coast tour with multi-platinum selling arena rock band Trans-Siberian Orchestra as their featured electric violinist. DJ Mia Moretti and Caitlin Moe now tour together, exploding out of the ordinary classical violin and electrifying audiences in hotspots across the country.
Thursday, September 1 – Saturday, September 3 from 12:00AM – 3:00AM
DJ Lauren Luxx
DJ Lauren Luxx is 24 years old and grew up in beautiful Southern California. Being a fan of music, she started working in the nightlife industry at age 18 and became particularly interested in the DJs. She was intrigued with the way they came to be mini rock stars of the club life and so decided to buy her own equipment and teach herself. She has been on the turntables for the past three years and loves it more and more every time she spins. She has a passion for music, life, and being in front of a crowd doing what she loves.
Monday, September 5; Monday, September 19 from 10:00PM – 2:00AM
“Pookie” David Mahoney was born in Hoboken, NJ. The most common question that David seems to get asked is, why Pookie? This was a nickname given to him by his Mother that has been carried along with him throughout his life. In time, family members and friends started to call him “Pookie,” and for some friends, that’s all they know David as. Music has always played a big part in Pookie’s life, starting out young with keyboard, piano, guitar and leading up to turntables, synthesizers and computer production.
Tuesday, September 6 from 10:00PM – 2:00AM
Chris Cutz is a musical force to be recognized and reckoned with. When he’s on the clock his sets flow effortlessly between hip-hop, funk, soul, house and electro and the dance floor is packed until the house lights switch on. His ingenious mixes, uncanny knack of choosing the right song at the right time and mind-boggling turntablist skills are what sets him above other DJs.
Thursday, September 8 – Sunday, September 11 from 10:00PM – 3:00AM (until 2:00AM Sunday)
DJ Quira moved to Las Vegas to earn her marketing degree at UNLV. Soon after, she began working as a cocktail waitress in the nightclub scene where her passion for house music grew. Working in these clubs inspired her to become a DJ so she began learning from and practicing with the best DJs around. Monday, September 12; Monday, September 26 from 10:00PM – 2:00AM
Dedicated to the art that is electronic music, smashBOX, a.k.a. Alex Terranova is no stranger to the sounds of the underground. His brother Nick introduced him to underground music at the age of 14 and he quickly developed a sophisticated taste for that style of music; House became his love. At 18, TerraNova moved to Las Vegas, found himself working as a promoter in the fairly young nightclub industry and after promoting for a couple years, realized something was missing. So in 2000, Alex made the investment to become a deejay. He moved around a few times, but in 2006, smashBOX returned to the Vegas nightclub scene with his distinct pumpin’ style of Tribal-Tech house. His goal was simply to re-educate the masses one music lover at a time.
Tuesday, September 13 from 10:00PM – 2:00AM
Rocking huge crowds while blending various genres of music, distributing 1000+ original edits through the best DJ record pools, releasing one of a kind eclectic mixes, and producing stomping house beats are some accomplishments 19Sixty has thrown under his belt.
Thursday, September 15; Sunday, September 18 from 10:00PM – 3:00AM (until 2:00AM Sunday)
DJ Devlin & Darko and WIN WIN DJ set
Baltimore DJ duo, Chris Devlin and Ronnie Darko (aka Rockswell and Lord Darkie) met back in 1998 after discovering their mutual obsession for 1980s hip hop and scratch DJs. Both successful local DJs at the time, Devlin and Darko decided somewhere in 2002, to combine mixing forces and start playing gigs together. Accomplished producer and in-demand remixer Alex “XXXchange” Epton has come together with lifelong friend Chris Devlin (of Devlin & Darko) and video-collage artist/producer Ghostdad to form WIN WIN. The self-titled project on Vice Music serves as a unique model for the future of electronic music performance, having sprouted from the desire to supplement the auditory stimuli with a visual element that shifts with the mood of the music.
Friday, September 16 from 10:00PM – 3:00AM
DJ Crooked, a Korean/American born in Honolulu but raised in New York City, is something of a phenomenon. He currently resides in Vegas and has become one of the most renowned DJs in town.
Saturday, September 17 from 10:00PM – 3:00AM
DJ Justin Sayne
Justin challenges the dance floor with an insanely combination of risqué Tech House/progressive/tribal house/Top 40/Mash ups/Old School. “My style is vivacious and progressive. I immerse my audience with a dusky, sensual body and sound experience.” Uniting classy and dirty on the dance floor, his filthy sounds are charming and unique.
Tuesday, September 20 from 10:00PM – 2:00AM
Growing up on a diet of Delta Blues, Miami Bass, alternative rock and hip-hop, DJ Ayres paid dues in the upstate New York town of Poughkeepsie, where he divided his time between scratching in dorm rooms, hosting radio shows, DJing at local bars, promoting shows and fulfilling his insatiable appetite for indie hip-hop singles and mixtapes – a pedigree that has now seen Ayres go on to DJ in over 60 cities across the globe.
Thursday, September 22 – Sunday, September 25 from 10:00PM – 3:00AM (until 2:00AM Sunday)
DJ Reaction is an A-list, top-tier, Las Vegas club DJ that always delivers an extraordinary performance. With a background of more than 12 years deejaying, Reaction is known for his unique style, seamless blending and expert programing; thus creating an unforgettable experience for anyone who listens to him play.
Tuesday, September 27 from 10:00PM – 2:00AM
DJ Fresh One
Fresh One is easily one of San Diego’s most recognized and sought after DJs. He’s been in the game for nearly a decade and has built a solid reputation for an amazing work ethic and originality. In addition, his original beats and remixes have been used by countless others and his skills behind the decks are impressive.
Thursday, September 29 – Sunday, October 2 from 10:00PM – 3:00AM (until 2:00AM Sunday)
A living breathing three-level architectural wonder created by 2 million luminous beaded curtains of light, this multi-story visual spectacle houses three unique bar experiences: high-energy hot spot, sophisticated cocktail retreat and inviting lounge.
The following act will be performing at The Chandelier:
Little Hurricane is a guy/girl dirty blues rock duo formed in early 2010. Tone, an unassuming 29-year-old with scrappy good looks and a raw-throated voice, is a versatile guitarist with an ear for beguiling hooks. C.C., a stunning 27-year-old with a penchant for ravishing dresses, holds down solid beats with heavy kicks and subtle stylistic touches. They always perform with a lowlit lamp sitting on a cabinet amp that looks like a nightstand, making it appear as though they’ve set up a bedroom onstage.
Friday, September 2 – Sunday, September 4 from 9:00PM – 10:00PM and 11:00PM – 12:00AM
For more information and performance times please call 702.698.7000. All dates, times, and acts are subject to change without notice.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas features artists at the forefront of the touring world and emerging artists that will inspire the next musical movements coupled with spectacularly-designed, technology-driven venues. The excitement of live-music and sports action spills onto the casino floor from Book & Stage, an upscale sports and entertainment lounge, while live DJs fill the rhythmic and vibrant hot-spot Bond with the best in house-music. Finally, The Chandelier, a dramatic inhabitable three-story architectural wonder, created by 2 million luminous crystals, houses three unique bar experiences: high-energy hot spot, sophisticated cocktail retreat and inviting lounge. Perched high above The Las Vegas Strip, The Boulevard Pool is a multilevel pool experience by day and an intimate outdoor concert venue with unobstructed sightlines of both the stage and The Strip by night. For more information visit www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com