The Echo and the Echoplex are two of the most important music venues to have sprung up on the eastside of L.A. in the last decade. The clubs are essentially offshoots of the former Club Spaceland, which was widely regarded as the pioneering venue of the eastside rock scene. But while Spaceland was primarily a rock venue, the Echo and the cavernous Echoplex are more diverse in their booking practices.
And while both clubs do feature bands, they also play host… Read More
The El Rey is yet another great L.A. deco theater. Built in 1936, it’s got sweeping staircases, an outdoor patio, a cafe and a balcony lounge. And it’s located in the Miracle Mile area of L.A., a preserved art deco district. For 80 years it was a first-run movie theater, and didn’t become a live Read More
One of the smallest and grungiest spots for live music in Nashville, The Basement is situated beneath Grimey’s Record Shop (an independent record shop that’s time and again ranked one of the world’s best). Both establishments are owned by the affable Mike Grimes and both feature live music. During the day, you’ll definitely want to peruse Grimey’s.
Want to hang with the cool cats without enduring the pretentiousness of some LA clubs? Look no further than Bardot Hollywood on Vine, a great place for music lovers, people watching, and having fun. Bardot is located on top of the famous Avalon Theater, and is comprised of three spaces—the intimate bar/lounge, an open-air courtyard, and the tent room, which is right out of Arabian… Read More