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NYC Venues: The Bowery Electric

When CBGB finally succumbed to landlord pressure and closed in 2009, New York City musician Jesse Malin opened The Bowery Electric, a rock club a block away from the location of the legendary punk launching pad for The Ramones, Blondie, Television and Patti Smith.

Malin himself is a successful rock artist whose anthemic songs have earned him comparisons to his friend Read More

LA Venues: The Echo/Echoplex

 

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

LA Venues: The El Rey Theater

 

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

Nashville Venues: The Loveless Café / The Loveless Barn

Make sure to motor a few miles outside of Nashville to the Loveless Barn and the Loveless Café. Back behind the long-standing and world-famous café (where the buttery biscuits, hams and jams are seriously the best of all time) is the Loveless Barn, a versatile music venue that’s home to special concerts by the likes of Montgomery Gentry and Rascal Flatts as well as… Read More

Nashville Venues: Grimey’s / The Basement

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.

 

Located inside a house on 8th Avenue between a… Read More

LA Venues: Bardot Hollywood

 

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 ArabianRead More