We’ve said it before: The talent makes the venue. For the past year, Brooklyn Bowl stepped up its game by providing a stage (and a wonderful sound system) where touring acts on the festival circuit could strike a chord. We were able to catch indie/electronic stalwarts M83 and Chvrches, reggae revivalist Protoje and indie rockers Foals and the Front Bottoms as they toured around their Coachella appearances. This came on top of the venue’s eclectic booking, consisting of acts from The Used to Dru Hill. And with big names such as post-rock legends Explosions In the Sky and singer/songwriter Kurt Vile in the pipeline, we anticipate the venue topping our list all year long. In the Linq, 702-862-2695, BrooklynBowl.com/Las-Vegas.