12.28.12 Sharam at Body English at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, credit Hew Burney (3)
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino kicked off the New Year’s festivities early with the re-opening of its infamous nightclub Body English and two great bands at Vinyl on Thursday, Dec. 27 and Friday, Dec. 28.
The unforgettable weekend began at Vinyl with reggae artists, The Aggrolites, on Thursday, Dec. 27. Local Las Vegas band One Pin Short started off the night of entertainment with songs “Revolution,” “Since You’ve Come Around” and “Waiting.” Following, the crowd danced to The Aggrolites feel-good music. The band played a 19 song set including “Work To Do,” “Dirty Reggae,” “Someday” and more. After the band’s show, the crowd screamed for an encore. The group of five came back and covered The Beatles’ “Don’t Let Me Down” as the whole room sang along.
The talk of the town became reality with the epic return of Body English on Friday, Dec. 28. The beautiful place lit up while patrons partied the night away in Las Vegas’ treasured nightclub. Popular Indie DJs provided stylings for the night including the high-energy headliner, Sharam, as well as Boris MD, Justin Baulé and Ryan Christian. In true Sin City fashion, the stage was complete with go-go dancers in studded bras and laser shows. The talented DJs had guests moving and grooving as they reveled in the nightclub’s beautiful décor including the iconic, vintage chandeliers. Additionally, DJ G-Minor and DJ Supa James were present spinning music in the lavish, private Parlor.
Across the casino, guests at Vinyl were celebrating with psychobilly trio, Reverend Horton Heat. Jello Biafra and Tijuana Panthers warmed up the crowd with their rock music. Then Reverend Horton Heat took the stage in front of hundreds of people and delivered the crazy fun show that the band is known for. The group gave a heartfelt speech as they reminisced on its last 25 years in the music industry and had the crowd excited and on its feet as they played “Psychobilly Freakout,” a cover of “Run Run Rudolph,” “Lonesome Train” and more.
Additional Upcoming New Year’s Eve Events at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino:
• M83 DJ set, Black Boots, Richard Beynon and DJ Teenwolf on the Main Stage and DJ Earwaxxx in the Parlor – Dec. 29
• Headliner DJ Switch and Drop The Lime with Mr. White and Destructo on the Main Stage and DJ Spair in the Parlor – Dec. 30
• Headling Block Party DJ set by Kele, MNDR (Ultra Recrods – NYC), She Wants Revenge DJ set by Adam 12 and Richard Beynon on the Main Stage and DJ Scientific in the Parlor – Dec. 31
• DJ Pauly D and resident DJ Loczi – Dec. 30
• The Black Keys – Dec. 30 and 31
• Moksha – Dec. 30
• Red Eye Radio – Dec. 31
Vinyl Photo Credit: © Scott Harrison / Erik Kabik photography
Body English Photo Credit: © Hew Burney