Tuesday, February 23, 2016

In Las Vegas, Live Music for the Coachella Crowd

In Las Vegas, Live Music for the Coachella Crowd

Heads Up


Even Las Vegas nightclubs, long seen as high-profit ventures, are making way for live performance rooms. The SLS Hotel & Casino opened in 2014 with LiFE nightclub as its major attraction; it was home to the Las Vegas residency of the dance music superstar Steve Angello, and it routinely hosted world-touring D.J.s like Erick Morillo, Fedde Le Grand and Gareth Emery. Now, LiFE has turned intothe Foundry(foundrylv.com), a 1,800-capacity venue which opened with performances by the electro-rock act Awolnation and the hip-hop legend Lil Wayne on Super Bowl weekend.

“People want to feel like they’re seeing a form of entertainment, instead of spending $50 or $100 to walk into a nightclub,” said Matt Minichino, vice president for nightlife and entertainment at SLS. “There’s still a huge need for night life, but some people do want a little bit more for their entertainment dollar.”

Read more at NYTimes.com