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COLLiDE Travel is an interactive collection of city guides curated by local bands, artists and tastemakers. Spanning the globe, hundreds of creatives have shared their favorite local hangs, from the underground to the upscale, and everything in between. So choose a city and start exploring!
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The Satellite

Hip neighborhood mainstay for local & established indie bands often presents free shows.

1717 Silver Lake Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026, USA
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El Rey Theater

The El Rey Theatre is a live music venue located on Miracle Mile. This art deco building was designed by Clifford A. Balch in 1936 and still retains much of its art deco roots.

5515 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA
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Dragonfly Bar

Low-key venue draws a crowd with eclectic programming, including reggae, burlesque & DJ nights.

6510 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038, USA
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Walt Disney Concert Hall

Designed by architect Frank Gehry, Walt Disney Concert Hall (WDCH) is an internationally recognized architectural landmark and one of the most acoustically sophisticated concert halls in the world.

111 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA
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The Echo

Music venue and nightclub in Echo Park known for their punk rock shows and monthly dance parties like the popular Emo Nite, which attract long lines of fans.

1822 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026, USA
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The Smell

The Smell is an all-ages, alcohol and drug-free, punk
rock/noise/experimental venue in Downtown Los Angeles, California. The
Smell, notable for its DIY ethic, is home to many of the area’s
avant-garde performers and artists.

247 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA
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Bootleg Theater

Popular venue which pays host to indie bands, as well as theater, spoken-word, and poetry events.

2220 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90057, USA
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Upright Citizens Brigade

Home of the alternative comedy troupe that launched many well-known TV & film stars’ careers.

5919 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA
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The Magic Castle

The Magic Castle, located in Hollywood, is a nightclub for magicians and magic enthusiasts, as well as the clubhouse for the Academy of Magical Arts.

7001 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA
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The Lyric Theater

Nonprofit theater for music & comedy in a hip, casual space designed by neighboring Voila! Gallery.

520 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA
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Fonda Theatre

Popular concert venue in Hollywood. Designed in the Spanish Colonial Revival Style, the 31,000-square-foot theater has hosted live events, films, and radio broadcasts.

6126 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA
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The Roxy

The Roxy Theatre is a famous nightclub, on the Sunset Strip, in
West Hollywood, California. The Roxy is owned by Lou Adler and Adler’s
son, Nic, who operates the club.

9009 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069, USA
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Bob Baker Marionette Theater

The Bob Baker Marionette Theater, founded by Bob Baker and Alton Wood in 1963, is the oldest children’s theater company in Los Angeles. In June 2009, the theater was designated as a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument.

1345 W 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90026, USA
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Troubadour

The Troubadour is a nightclub located in West Hollywood, California, USA, at 9081 Santa Monica Boulevard just east of Doheny Drive and the border of Beverly Hills.

9081 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069, USA
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Hollywood Bowl

The Hollywood Bowl is a world-famous amphitheater that hosts performances of jazz, classical, and modern orchestral and vocal music.

“It’s big, it’s beautiful, it’s outdoors, it’s filled with music, and you can bring your own booze.”  —  BRÅVES

2301 Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068, USA
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Hollywood Forever Cemetery

The Hollywood Forever Cemetery is one of the oldest cemeteries in Los Angeles, and is the final resting place of some of the city’s most significant cultural icons.  The cemetery also hosts many cultural events, including music concerts and summer movie screenings.

“We saw Bon Iver perform here at dawn. Everyone stayed the night in the cemetery and then Justin and co. took the stage at dawn. There’s something unsettling yet surprisingly chill about sleeping amongst the dead and waking to a life-bringing force such as music.”  —  BRÅVES

6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038, USA
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Teragram Ballroom

General admission-only live-music venue with multiple bars presenting big-name rock & indie bands.

1234 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017, USA
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The Wiltern

Beautiful Art-Deco venue which hosts a wide range of musical acts.

3790 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010, USA
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El Cid

Quirky neighborhood fixture offering tapas, paella, and weekend flamenco shows, plus live-music nights.

4212 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, United States
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Tenants of the Trees

Dimly lit nightspot serving inventive craft cocktails in a rustic-chic setting with outdoor space.

2808 Hyperion Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, United States
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The Wayfarer

Chic locale featuring creative comfort food, specialty cocktails, and a regular line-up of local bands.

843 W 19th St, Costa Mesa, CA, United States
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Swallow’s Inn

Old-school country-western bar offers a variety of handcrafted well drinks and karaoke amid quirky decor.

31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA, United States
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The Hi Hat

Cozy music venue and bar that offers intimate live performances and tasty comfort food.

5043 York Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, United States
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Zebulon

“They have an eclectic variety of quality musical events, local and international acts and everything they promote is artistic and unique. They have a nice atmosphere inside with space for dancing, an outdoor patio under the stars, two bars, one in the club and another in the front parlor where you can also get some delicious, healthy, decadent artisanal food.” — Diana Purim & Eyedentity

2478 Fletcher Drive, Los Angeles, CA, United States
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The Peppermint Club
“Peppermint Club is probably my new favorite venue. Love the vibe. Feels like we could be playing in any era.” — Bryce Vine
8713 Beverly Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA, United States
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El Cid Flamenco

“I recently saw Irontom at El Cid, and it was small and amazing. It is a really cool place to see a more intimate show, and feel like your at an underground club in Tijuana.”  —  Awolnation

4212 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029, United States
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The Del Monte Speakeasy

“It’s so cozy, sweaty, vibey and seems to attract people that aren’t really too worried about how cool or hipstered out they are, but that just want to shake it hard and get lost in the music. Loads of KCRW acts , amazing DJ’s, and the owners are super sweet too.” – Shana Halligan

The Del Monte Speakeasy, Windward Avenue, Venice, CA, USA
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