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September 2018

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The Chainsmokers!

The Chainsmokers

The Chainsmokers!

  • By Dennis Petrone

From underground rock youth to dancefloor buzz, the Chainsmokers have rocketed from earth to the stars in just four short years – thanks in part to that now everyday vernacular, then still novel, the hashtag: As in their first viral hit #Selfie. Once considered a bro band duo, Alex Pall and Andrew Taggat have squarely risen to EDM-pop royalty.

“Don’t Let Me Down” featuring vocals by Daya won a Grammy last year for Best Dance Recording and “Closer” (“So baby pull me closer in the backseat of your Rover”) became their first number one hit on Billboard’s Hot 100. Is it worth noting that Forbes recently estimated their earning this year at a cool $45 mill? So when the Chainsmokers aren’t winning awards, owning the charts and cropping up in teen television hits like Riverdale, what are they doing?

Normally touring but this month they’re taking up residency in Las Vegas at XS and the Encore Beach Club. It may not be as sexy as getting away from your parents by staying in “Paris” but it’s definitely hot, hot, hot. “If they came to rage it doesn’t matter if it’s 200 people or 20,000 people,” said Taggart in a recent Billboard interview. “The vibe, the time of year, the venue, the crowd – it really is so unpredictable.”

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NICKI MINAJ!

Nicki Minaj

NICKI MINAJ!

  • By RICH ANDREW

Our Pinkprint princess has come for the throne. With her fourth album entitled Queen, Nicki Minaj pops off her Trinidadian twang in a majestic display of all the things we adore about her — her sass, her style, and her lyrical wit.

This album ventures beyond the usual pop sound for more of a mellow R&B vibe with its opening track Ganja Burn. Fans will find her signature sweetness in endearing ballads like Come See About Me and Run&Hide, but Minaj’s fierce edge cuts straight through the bullsh*t as she impresses with her vocal acrobatics heard on tracks like Barbie Dreams, Chun-Li, and Majesty. But LLC is notably the album’s crowning achievement with a flow so stellar that even her haters must bow to this artist’s technique being so deliciously on fleek.

Queen boasts a hefty serving of nineteen tracks featuring the greatest artists of rap royalty, including Labrinth, Eminem, Lil Wayne, Ariana Grande, The Weekend, Swae Lee, Future, and Minaj’s personal idol Foxy Brown. Despite such heavy hitters, it’s Minaj herself who reigns supreme in this rap game with her effervescent acerbic tongue spitting out some of the most inventive and unlikely rhymes. Nicki Minaj is at her best when she’s being playful, and her album Queen proves that in spades. The NICKIHNDRXX Tour kicks off in 2019. Long live the Queen.

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Boy George LIVE!

Boy George plays Morongo Resort and Casino

Boy George LIVE!

  • By Ashley Halverson

If you’ve never been to Morongo, now you have the perfect reason to check out this Four-Diamond Casino, Resort & Spa in Cabazon.  Truly a desert gem which is close enough to commit to yet far enough for that much needed getaway.

The Outdoor Pavilion will feature of trio of iconic groups starting with Tom Bailey of The Thompson Twins “Hold Me Now” and “Doctor Doctor” fame partnered with Amanda Kramer from The Psychedelic Furs.  The B52’s will be in the house pumping up the crowd as they pump out their legendary hits like “Rock Lobster”, “Love Shack” and “Roam”.  Let the dancing begin!

The party continues with the ultimate headliner ~ Boy George and the all original line up of Culture Club.  You know you love all of their songs and will be singing along to “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me”, “I’ll Tumble For Ya” and of course their biggest hit of all time “Karma Chameleon”.  Be ready for some good stories and some great outfits from Boy George ~ an all around outstanding entertainer who has seen and done it all and will enlighten you with some tantalizing tales.

Make a weekend out of it, flaunt your favorite 80’s fashion and get ready to boogie under the stars.  It’s time for a trip to the desert.

For all things happening at Morongo, click here.

THE FAB FORUM!

Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience at The Forum

THE FAB FORUM!

  • By ASHLEY HALVERSON

The fabulous Forum continues to live up to its name as it has a lil sumpthin’ for everyone in its September lineup.  Country comes to the city with the first ever Tailgate Fest where fans get to watch the show from their tailgate!  Yep the concert comes outside so the cornhole can continue.  The Fest features Randy Houser, Nelly, headliner Toby Keith plus several more and the first and only female country DJ Bad Ash!

The legendary Eagles take flight again to play their all of their greatest hits for three shows featuring original members with Vince Gill and Deacon Frey filling the void left by Glenn Frey.  Shakira will be shaking her hips, singing her hits and some tunes from her latest album “El Dorado”.  Columbian crossover cutie J Balvin will have the Forum thumpin and bumpin for two nights.  Game of Thrones fan will go wild for the unbelievable Live Concert Experience filled with all the sights and sounds of the show, helmed by composer Ramin Djawadi and performed by local musicians.

And one of the hottest tickets no doubt is for Childish Gambino on his “This is America” tour.  His groundbreaking video has become a cultural phenomenon.  It’s sure to be an intense evening of entertainment from this uber talented and intelligent actor-turned-rapper with special guest duo Rae Stremmurd.

For all things happening at The Forum, click here.

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