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Great Venues: The Crocodile Café – Seattle, Washington, USA

The Crocodile Café has been a mainstay of Seattle’s rock scene since the early ‘90s when it was practically ground zero for the grunge movement that was burgeoning in the city at the time. Classic bands from that era to have graced the Croc’s stage in those days include Pearl Jam, Mudhoney, and of course Nirvana.

The club was temporarily closed in 2007. However following renovations the Crocodile was reopened in 2009 and has been back going strong ever since.  These days the venue plays host… Read More

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Great Venues: The Bowery Ballroom – NYC – Carney LIVE

As a follow-up to our interview with guitarist Zane Carney, check Zane performing with his brother Reeve in their band “Carney” performing “Resurrection” at the Bowery Ballroom in New York. Check Zane’s tasteful guitar work and red-hot jazz-rock solo delivered on his blue Telecaster! Wow!

Carney is:

Reeve Carney (Lead vocals, guitar)
Zane Carney (Lead guitar)
Aiden Moore (Bass)
Jon Epcar (Drums)

This performance took place in 2011 at The Bowery Ballroom the iconic rock music venue… Read More

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Great Venues: Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge – Nashville

The walls of Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge are layered with yellowed customer snapshots that are God-only-knows how old. Needless to say, Tootsie’s doesn’t have the glitz of some of the newer honky-tonks, and that’s precisely why it’s so great. Purchased in 1960 by a Tennessee native named Tootsie Bess, the establishment (which backs up to the Ryman Auditorium on Lower Broadway) was originally named “Mom’s,” but was renamed after the façade was painted an “orchid” color.

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Back in the day, folks like KrisRead More

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Nashville Venues: The Grand Ole Opry

 

The Grand Ole Opry is the most sacred of all Nashville venues. It’s changed locations several times since the 1920s, but the six-foot circular oak stage at its current location (just east of Nashville, where it’s resided since the 1970s) is cut from the Opry’s most famous incarnation at The Ryman Auditorium. This is the same piece of oak on which Patsy Cline, the Carter Family and Johnny Cash once stood.

 

 

Contemporary country star Brad Paisley has… Read More

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NYC Venues: B.B Kings Blues Club and Grille


 

When the big blues acts come through town, they head for the big blues club–B.B. King Blues Club and Grille in Times Square. The Robert Cray Band, Dr. John, Shemekia Copeland and Hubert Sumlin are just some of the internationally renowned blues and R&B stars who play B.B. King’s regularly.

 

B.B. King has also hosted big mainstream pop and rock artists like Erykah Badu, Better Than Ezra, Macy Gray and The Roots, as well as nostalgic favorites such as… Read More

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NYC Venues: The Beacon Theater – Legendary Site for Music Lovers


 

The Beacon Theater is a gorgeous, fully restored landmark Art Deco theater that was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. A quick walk from the subway station at West 72nd Street, the Beacon has been a favorite New York City stop for top acts since the Roaring Twenties.

 

 

The theater was designed by Chicago architect Walter Ahlschlager in 1929 as a forum for vaudeville acts, musical productions, drama, opera, and movies and the original sound-system from… Read More

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