Monday, Jan. 7, 2013 | 2:13 a.m.
Several notorious DJs and The Black Keys made it a New Year’s Eve weekend to remember at the Hard Rock Hotel on Saturday, Dec. 29, and Sunday, Dec. 30.
The party started at the newly opened Body English on Dec. 29 with Richard Beynon, followed by M83 and Black Boots. The next day, “Jersey Shore” stud DJ Pauly D had the spotlight at Vanity, while Drop the Lime was at Body English.
Grammy winners The Black Keys headlined at The Joint on Dec. 30 and NYE, and their set list included “Howling for You,” “Next Girl,” “Lonely Boy” and “Everlasting Light.”
Las Vegas band Moksha and Spafford performed at Vinyl. Thanks to contributing photographers Erik Kabik and Hew Burney for their photo gallery.
Don Chareunsy is editor of VegasDeLuxe.com and senior editor, arts and entertainment, of LasVegasSun.com.
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Arguably one the coolest joints in town, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino houses some of Vegas' best entertainment, restaurants and nightlife.
At Hard Rock, it's all about the music. From the light fixtures made out of drum cymbals and guitar shaped door handles to stage costumes and tools of the trade of legendary musicians displayed on the walls, the hotel screams rock and roll. The Hard Rock's Joint has hosted some the biggest names in music — from The Who to Bob Dylan to hometown heroes, The Killers.Aside from the music venues, the pool at the Hard Rock is one of its biggest attractions. Spread out over 4.7 acres, the pool area features swim-up blackjack, a bar and grill, private cabanas, a bevy of secluded nooks, a waterfall and an extensive live music venue with a dance floor. During the summer, the pool transforms into the Rehab club on Sunday afternoons.
The resident nightclub Body English fuses European elegance with a rock star bachelor pad and it often a hot spot for visiting celebs and popular DJs. Vintage rock memorabilia lines the walls at Wasted Space, Hard Rock's anti-club.
Restaurants at Hard Rock are just as hip as the rest of the casino. Pink Taco serves up Mexican dishes, as well as a Central American and Caribbean menu. Nobu, one of five worldwide Japanese-specialty restaurants from famed Nobu Matsuhisa, satisfies a different taste. For round-the-clock cuisine, Mr. Lucky's 24/7, is sure to ease your appetite even after a Vegas-all-nighter.