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Great Venues: The Roxy Theatre – Los Angeles

The Roxy is one of the most famous rock and roll clubs in the world.  The club, which is located on the Sunset Strip just down from the Whisky, opened in 1973 and was host to early L.A. shows by ‘70s glam rock acts like David Bowie.  Over the years the stage at the Roxy has been graced by a who’s who of rock royalty featuring the likes of Bowie, Neil Young and Bob Marley as well as early performances from seminal local acts like Read More

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Great Venues: Twelfth & Porter – Nashville

A cornerstone of Nashville’s booming music scene, Twelfth & Porter endears itself to locals and touring musicians as a small venue with a big, bold sound. The joint was immortalized in recordings like Townes Van Zandt’s Live and Obscure (recorded here in April 1985) and in the lyrics of Ryan Adams’ song “Tennessee Sucks.” (On the Demolition track, Adams sings: “Cause I’m getting by with a 12-pack from 12th & Porter with Billy /4:30 a.m. at night.”)

The venue has also evoked its… Read More

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Great Venues: House of Blues – Los Angeles

The House of Blues operates some 12 venues in several different cities around the country. However the HOB on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood is perhaps the crown jewel of the chain. The HOB Sunset is massively large for a club venue. The high ceiling and vast amount of open space in front of the stage give the club the acoustics of a medieval church. The club’s rustic wooden interior and engineered sound system means the… Read More

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Great Venues: Rockwood Music Hall – NYC

Rockwood Music Hall is a cozy, intimate venue known for great acoustic and semi-acoustic sets from some of New York’s best not-yet-discovered musical artists. Think Norah Jones and you’ll get the vibe. It’s hushed, with rough brick walls and melting candles on little tables adding to the ambiance. Speaking of Jones, you might run into her here, or actors Peter Sarsgaard and Maggie Gyllenhaal.

Owner Ken Rockwood is a veteran indie music guy who carefully chooses artists who fit the club perfectly. You may not… Read More

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