Dubstep Music Awards 2012 at HOB
WHAT IS IT: The Dubstep Music Awards are presented by Global Warming Productions and Dubstep Mix. Fans can cast their votes for their favorite artists online at www.dubstepmusicawards.com. The DMAs are geared at celebrating a genre of music that has been around for more than 10 years and has gained a tremendous amount of popularity during that time.
WHAT TO EXPECT: The best and brightest in dubstep will be honored Saturday night at the House of Blues inside Showboat Casino-Hotel at the 2012 Dubstep Music Awards. The event will be hosted by Khadafi Dub and will feature a live set from EOTO. The show will also feature Zeds Dead, 12th Planet, Downlink, Mista Jam, Gemini, Koan Sound, Cookie Monsta, Jakes, Flinch, Big Chocolate, Deathface, Night Kids, Blonde Gang, Dubseg, Schmo Hawk and many others. By the way, dubstep is known for its tight production values, big bass, drum patterns and clipped samples.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $43.99, and the show begins 3 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at the House of Blues at Showboat.
Filter at the House of Blues Party Pit
WHO ARE THEY: Formed in Cleveland in 1993 by singer Richard Patrick and guitarist Brian Liesegang, Filter quickly developed a strong cult following. The band released its debut album, "Short Bus," in 1995 and also contributed several songs to film soundtracks during this time period. "Title of Record" followed in 1999 and contained a hit with "Take a Picture," which was a departure from the band's industrial sound. "The Amalgamut" was released in 2002 and featured the single, "Where Do We Go From Here?" "The Trouble with Angels" was released in 2010.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Filter fans won't want to miss this opportunity to see the band perform for free at the House of Blues Party Pit on Saturday night. "We are absolutely ready to come Filterize the Party Pit," says lead singer Richard Patrick in a press release. Concertgoers can expect to hear hits such as "Hey Man, Nice Shot," "Jurassitol," "Take a Picture" and "The Best Things."
WHAT'S NEW: Filter is scheduled to release a new album, "Gurney and the Burning Books," later this year.
SHOW INFO: The show is free and begins 10 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at the House of Blues Party Pit at Showboat.
The Platters, Cornell Gunter's Coasters and Marvelettes at The Golden Nugget
WHO ARE THEY: The Coasters are one of only a handful of successful acts who incorporated a great deal of comedy into both their lyrics and stage show. Their hit singles include "Yakety Yak," "Charlie Brown," "Poison Ivy, "Searchin'" and "Young Blood."
The Platters were known as the most romantic doo-wop group of the era. They released an impressive string of hit singles including, "Only You," "The Great Pretender," "My Prayer," "Twilight Time," "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes and "Harbor Lights."
The Marvelettes were Motown's first hit female singing group, helping to pave the way for future hitmakers such as The Supremes and Martha and the Vandellas. The Marvelette's biggest hit was the No. 1 smash "Please Mr. Postman," which was later covered by The Beatles on the "With the Beatles" album. Other hits include "Playboy," "Beachwood 4-5789" and "Someday, Someway."
WHAT TO EXPECT: Fans of 1960s R&B won't want to miss this show featuring three pioneering acts. The lineups of these groups have changed over the years, but their commitment to maintaining the spirit and integrity of the music couldn't be stronger.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $22.55, and the show begins 9 p.m. Friday, March 9, 6 and 9 p.m. Saturday, March 10, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 11, at The Golden Nugget.
Kozak the Magician at Tropicana
WHAT TO EXPECT: A comedic night of magic is what one can expect from Kozak the Magician.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $25 for the show only and $35 for show and dinner. The shows begin 6:15 p.m. Mondays to Sundays at the Tropicana's Comedy Stop.
'Believe' at Resorts
WHO ARE THEY: "Believe. Divas in a Man's World" features seven talented celebrity impersonators performing their takes on Cher, Prince, Liza Minelli, Bette Midler, Lady Gaga, Patti LaBelle and Joan Rivers.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $25. The shows, held inside Resorts' Screening Room, begin 8 p.m. Mondays, 9 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays, 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. $25.
Legends in Concert at Bally's
WHAT TO EXPECT: Throughout the course of the year, there will be five different lineups of performers, including several new acts at this legendary celebrity impersonator show. The current cast features tributes to Tina Turner, The Blues Brothers, Liza Minnelli, Ray Charles and Elvis Presley performing with a live band.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $32.50, and the shows begin 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and Sundays, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Saturdays, and 3 p.m. Wednesdays in Bally's Palace Theater.
Allen Edwards at Resorts Casino Hotel
WHO IS HE: Allen Edwards comes to Resorts Casino Hotel for an engagement where he will get to display the singing pipes that have made him "The Voice of Branson." Edwards' vocal style is reminiscent of greats like Perry Como, Jim Reeves, Neil Diamond and Engelbert Humperdinck.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $25, and the show will run through March 29, at Resorts.