When it comes to being an awesome, intimate music venue in Vegas, most places don't even scratch the surface. Enter Vinyl, an awesome, intimate Hard Rock Hotel music venue that -- based on its name -- likely has plenty of scratches all over its surface. With a tiny-for-Sin-City capacity of 650 (that'll usually only be filled to about 300 so you have room for activities), this just-opened bar-cum-concert-host-er's got some grit, with an exposed, Chicago-common brick facade, and an interior featuring cinder blocks and worn-wood floors that'll play host to genres galore: they've already lined up Blaqk Audio, Leche De Tigre, Flobots, Hey Champ, Yellowcard, Switchfoot, and The Sheepdogs -- yeah, you herd that right. A giant bar lines the entire perimeter, making it easy to get your drink on, and if The Sheepdogs crowd's too rowdy, they've also got an exclusive, elevated VIP section with leather banquettes, a personal wait staff, and a private bar so you can pound a record number of drinks without waiting in line. You know, because of the place's name.