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Since Wasted Space closed in 2010, the Hard Rock Hotel has been without a midsize music venue. That changes in August with the opening of Vinyl Las Vegas. The 650-person space—touted as “intimate”—will have a Chicago-blues, speakeasy-style décor. But the booking will resemble that of Wasted Space and L.A.’s Viper Room. Expect touring bands, popular local acts and, eventually, some comedy. Synthpop band Julien-K plays the first announced date (Aug. 24, $16). From there, the lineup ranges from California punkers Strung Out (Sept. 27, $18) to Latin gypsy funkers Leche de Tigre (Sept. 14, $15) to alt-rockers Blue October (Nov. 13) to psychobilly stars Reverend Horton Heat (Dec. 28, $22). Visit HardRockHotel.com for more info.

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By Brjden Crewe

Local band Rhyme N Rhythm has stayed true to the essence of hip-hop since forming in 2006. Their latest music and philanthropic effort spotlights the key elements of hip-hop culture: MCs, b-boys, beatboxing, DJs, spoken word and graffiti. The show, called The Elements, offers a local lineup and benefits the local Boys & Girls Club. In addition to a performance by Rhyme N Rhythm, you’ll get a solid sampling of Las Vegas’ hip-hop scene. Ras One and Phoenix Orion will host.