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.
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.