Around the Nightlife Scene - May 1, 2014

XSXS Las Vegas’ Night Swim Returns for Fifth Season
XS Nightclub will debut the highly anticipated fifth season of Night Swim on May 4, featuring a DJ set by Skrillex. Clubgoers are invited to ditch the typical nightlife attire for their best swimwear while immersing in the pool as the DJ takes the stage at the Sunday after-dark soiree throughout the summer. “Night Swim was the first party of its kind when we opened five years ago and has evolved from a laidback pool setting to one of the premier, high-energy events featuring top-tier DJs from across the globe,” said Jesse Waits MORE>>

Ling Ling ClubLing Ling Club Inside Hakkasan Welcomes R&B Sensation The Weeknd on May 17th
Ling Ling Club inside Hakkasan Las Vegas  at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino will welcome internationally renowned recording artist The Weeknd for a memorable live performance Saturday, May 17. Having recently wrapped a 19-date European tour with GRAMMY Award-winning artist Drake, The Weeknd will return for a soulful evening of revelry inside the Las Vegas hot spot. MORE>>

Quiet ClubbingShhh! Quiet Clubbing is Making Major Noise
Enter the world of Quiet Clubbing, a concept conceived in Europe but tweaked for American habits. The attending patrons of Quiet Clubbing are given headphones with three channels and they can control which of the three live DJs playing they listen too. There are no complaints from neighbors and no need for zillion dollar sound systems. It sounds like a novel way to fill in the blanks of a club calendar as patrons seem to love it. MORE>>

HakkasanYannick Augy Talks About the First Year of Hakkasan
Hakkasan was perhaps one of the biggest openings of 2013, bringing two floors of modern Cantonese dining and three levels of nightclub, a first for the brand. Since, Hakkasan bought out managing partner Angel Management Group and MGM Resorts teamed up with the brand to open Hakkasan-branded hotels and restaurants worldwide. Here, general manager Yannick Augy talks about what went into opening the restaurant MORE>>

Bally'sNightlife Guru Victor Drai Opening Gay Club on Vegas Strip
Good news following the dramatic flameout of Vegas gay superclub Krave Massive: nightlife impresario Victor Drai is opening an LGBT nightclub at Bally's Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. The venue, called Liaison, opens in June or July at Bally's, which is in the heart of the Strip. Drai, who's building a club at the forthcoming Cromwell Hotel and Casino across Las Vegas Boulevard from Bally's, will soon hire another managing partner with close ties to the gay community to help set up Liaison. MORE>>

Vagabond BlosedPopular Miami Nightspot The Vagabond Closes its Doors
If you attended one of the Vagabond’s events during this year’s Winter Music Conference in late March, you might have noticed that at times the music sounded almost nostalgic, with some of the DJs peppering their sets with classic tracks that in retrospect were rife with sentimental meaning. There was good reason. Those DJs were in the loop on what the public – and even the staff – didn’t know: This would be the final Conference for the Vagabond. MORE>>

Electric ZooElectric Zoo Festival All Ready To Go
Electric Zoo is finally all set to take place in New York this summer. Permits were issued today thanks to the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation. As we already announced, Electric Zoo will still be taking place on August 29th, 30th and 31st at Randall’s Island Park. Get pre-sale tickets here at a discounted price. Payment plans are also available. MORE>>

Mars BarMars Bar Will Reopen on Second Avenue in Some Form or Another
Another nugget gleaned from the newly released May CB3 agendas is that a reincarnated form of Mars Bar is headed to 11-17 Second Avenue, the site of its former home in the East Village. The infamous dive closed in a blaze of glory — and fond recollections of the craziness contained therein — back in July of 2011 to make way for incoming condominiums and a TD Bank. MORE>>

plushPlush Nightclub Closes after 14 Years
Plush Entertainment Complex has closed its doors after a court-ordered agreement, the owners and landlords confirmed Thursday morning. The club's last night for business was Saturday the 26th. The complex, located in the Town and Country Shopping Center on University Boulevard North, was comprised of three nightclubs: Plush, Leopard Lounge and Waltz. The venues were operated by 845 North Inc., which brought several live music acts to the complex. MORE>>

WavefrontWavefront Music Festival is Fighting for 2014
Wavefront Music Festival, Chicago’s premiere beach festival, might after all be coming back for a third year in 2014. Last year’s 3-day event caused quite the ruckus that left residents of the area furious, with noise complaints, excess traffic, and “terrible vibrations” reported from surrounding areas. In response to these issues, the organizers of Wavefront, 4 Headed Productions, have planned to move the festival 3 miles away from the tortured residents. MORE>>

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