Odette recommends Lansdowne Hotel to catch a show! This pub offers food and trivia upstairs and live music downstairs.
Odette recommends checking out this historic theatre for musicals and plays from time to time
“The Lexington in Angel is a great intimate venue to catch up and coming bands from all over the world. Sat on top of a great boozer, if there’s no show’s try iconic indie disco night White Heat.” – Circa Waves
Palm Springs outpost of this Hollywood and Vine lounge and dance club. Located inside the Hard Rock Hotel and spanning 4,000-square-feet, there’s no shortage of space for dancing. Enjoy regular live, DJ, cabaret-style entertainment with a Palm Springs flair.
Historic theater erected in 1936 with the screening of Greta Garbo’s “Camille”. Through the years the Plaza Theatre has played host to Bob Hope’s and Jack Benny’s radio show, Frank Sinatra, and many more.
Since 1991, it has been home to “The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies”, a vaudeville-style showcase of music and dance from the 1930’s to 1960’s, featuring famous guest stars.
Lively venue that always turns into a dance party, with live music, drinks, and a full-service restaurant. The Piano Bar keeps the crowd shuffling all night.
Established live music venue and bar with a large outdoor patio and friendly servers in Pioneertown. You never know who might turn up to play. Check the calendar for listings, you can bet there’s something good on deck.
Known for its decorative balconies, columns, and frescoes and for its history of unique entertainment, which has included burlesque dancing as well as jazz, folk music, and rock and roll concerts. The capacity of the hall is 600 people.
From indie rock to hip-hop, this popular club offers a range of live music, plus outdoor seating.
Intimate, 50-seat theater with folding chairs & a warm decor offering unique theater & music.
A historic setting & chic decor set the tone for this Northern Californian eatery.
The 13th Note is a bar, vegan and vegetarian restaurant, live music venue, and art gallery. It opened in 1997 on Glassford Street, before moving to its present site on King Street.
This independent art space serves as a bar, gallery, and live music venue for the eclectic Glasgow arts scene.
Intimate live concert venue in Hongdae.
Bar and live music venue in Condesa with a rock and roll vibe. THE place in Mexico City to discover emerging acts both big and small. Arrive early for the opening bands, check out a neighboring bar next-door and return to check out more music as you please.
One of Mexico’s best-known theatres and former movie palaces. Built in 1943 it seats just over 3,000 guests. Today it showcases everything from plays, concerts, dance and more and is the site of Mexico City’s National Jazz Festival.
“Go down a flight of stairs in a quiet back street right in the heart of the city, just a few meters from the huge Reforma Avenue and you will find Xaman, one of the most welcoming, warm, and enticing bars in the city. It might seem a bit pretentious when you first walk in but it became our home for our Shika Shika music collective / label thanks to their true enthusiasm and love for the music and for the people that would come down. Every show we played there was a crowd of loyal, wonderful, open-minded people ready to dance away the night. It wasn´t about a big sound system or an incredible mega-club but just a moment and a feeling — the place, the drinks, the ambience and, most of all, the people. Drink: A gin and tonic or, if I was feeling adventurous, one of their weird cocktails!” — El Búho
“If you want a clubbing experience, Foro Normandie is an incredible space hidden in a basement just a stone’s throw away from the Bellas Artes museum — Funktion-One sound system, low ceilings, sparse, industrial design, almost too cool for school.” — El Búho
Live concert venue with 3 halls hosting gigs by national & international performers, plus a bar.
A large military hall at the edge of Christiania, Den Grå Hal has a long tradition of concerts, theater performances, lectures and Christmas parties and a large Christmas market. Stars big and small have performed here including Portishead, Bob Dylan, Rage Against the Machine and many more.
SOTX (Sound of the Xity) is China’s answer to SXSW in Austin, Texas. Week-long festival and international music industry expo.
Music lovers take note–MAO Livehouse is one of the best spots in Beijing to see local and foreign acts ranging from rock, punk, metal, and hardcore.
Underground club for electronic music lovers run by Beijing’s own Acupuncture Records.
A not-for-profit arts organization, Schoolhouse Studios provides affordable workspaces for emerging artists and creative businesses in inner-city Melbourne
Music and cinema in an imaginative venue featuring a contemporary garden bar and a bespoke theatre.
Long-running, iconic locale with exposed-brick walls, for punk, metal, and psychedelic rock bands.
“I love the Tote Hotel in Collingwood. It has been a live music venue since the early 80’s (my dad played there in bands when he was young). They have live music in the back band room, upstairs and sometimes in the front bar. It’s gritty, the carpet is very sticky and it attracts a mixed crowd of Melbourne musicians and fellow misfits seven days a week.” — The Teskey Brothers
“The Old bar just up the road is also known for its gritty garage music seven nights a week, a staple breeding ground for many Melbourne bands.” — The Teskey Brothers
Federation Square is a purpose built venue for arts, culture and public events on the edge of the CBD of Melbourne.
Photography studio by day and event space by night. Studio Spaces has become a late-night destination thanks to party promoters The Hydra who book grade-A DJs and producers like Horse Meat Disco.
Studio 180 is a converted Georgian terrace containing five unique artists studios. The basement of the house is a multi functional space which plays host to a number of creative events.
Music hall with original cast iron pillars, balcony and decor, staging an eclectic event programme.
Retrofitted basement venue serving burgers and cocktails.
“There’s something special about the Royal Albert Hall. The decadent interior always provides an extra element of occasion to any show that happens there.” – Circa Waves
“Go watch some comedy at the Bill Murray. It’s a tiny pub in Angel that often plays host to successful comedians trying out new material in an intimate setting.” – Circa Waves
“Great vibe, medium sized so you get a more intimate experience of the music. Barbi hosts many of the best shows in town.” – Balkan Beat Box
“An old roman theatre that sounds perfect and is a great place to play outdoors.” — Balkan Beat Box
Big-name acts & up-and-comers play at this big bar/performance venue set in a former warehouse.
Spacious Brooklyn outpost of this small national concert venue chain with an attached adults-only restaurant.
Indie-rock fans groove to live music at this popular triple-tiered club with 3 bars.
Up-and-coming acts are the focus of this rock music bar that’s also home to live-band karaoke.
Terminal 5 is a New York City music venue located in Hell’s Kitchen. It has a
multi-level event site with five distinct room environments.
Madison Square Garden, one of the most well-known arenas in the world, is a multi-purpose indoor arena in the New York City borough of Manhattan.
Cool haunt offering live music most nights, plus gourmet bar fare, creative drinks & weekend brunch.
The world-renowned Apollo Theater is a Harlem icon. Notable for launching the careers of numerous superstars, the Apollo still hosts its famous amateur night as well as top-notch performers from around the globe.
“Where all the rock ‘n’ rollers go.” — Jeremy & the Harlequins
Asbury Park Convention Hall is a 3,600-seat indoor exhibition center located on the boardwalk and on the beach in Asbury Park, Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States.
The Great Auditorium is considered to be the most impressive and largest enclosed auditorium in New Jersey and is the center of activity in Ocean Grove, NJ.
National acts headline this rocking, historic music club known for launching Springsteen & Bon Jovi.
Asbury Park Yacht Club is known for its unique laid-back vibe and oceanfront views.
Live bands including national acts perform on a small stage for 150 fans at this enduring venue.
Southern comfort-food eatery hosts live music; proceeds benefit Valley Art District revitalization.
Cozy, historical inn with a porch & canal-side patio offering American fare & live weekend music.
Live music venue in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Event venue in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Bustling watering hole joining live bands with a long beer list plus cocktails, pub grub & more.
Quirky bar with frequent live music, TV sports & a dog friendly patio with designated play times.
The Wellmont Theater is an American theater and concert venue located in Montclair, New Jersey, United States.
The 40 Watt Club is a music venue in Athens, Georgia. Along with CBGB’s, the Whisky a Go Go, and selected others, it was instrumental in launching American punk rock and new wave music.
Georgia Theatre is a live music venue and event space in Athens, Georgia. Many prominent national and local acts across all genres have performed at the Theatre, including rock, folk, country, indie, alternative, hip hop and electronic.
Convention center in Athens, Georgia.
The Majestic Theatre is a performing arts theater in the City Center District of Downtown Dallas. It is the last remnant of Theater Row, the city’s historic entertainment center on Elm Street. The Majestic hosted a variety of acts from Houdini to Mae West and Bob Hope during the vaudeville era. Beginning in 1922, films were added and Big Bands featuring Cab Calloway and Duke Ellington continued the tradition of live entertainment. Today, guests can enjoy plays, national dance, and musical productions and concerts.
The American Airlines Center is Dallas’ Premier Sports and Entertainment arena, and home to the NHL’s Dallas Stars and NBA’s Dallas Mavericks.
Snug, funky hangout featuring craft beers, tacos, and an eclectic mix of local & national bands.
The Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center is a concert hall located in Dallas’ Arts District. Considered the crown jewel of the Arts District for its architecture and excellent acoustics. Neil Young has called it one of his favorite places to play in the world.
Converted Ford factory turned live music venue and event space in the heart of Deep Ellum.
The Bomb Factory was commissioned during WWII to produce bombs and ammunition for the armed forces, hence the name “Bomb Factory”. In the mid-90’s, The Bomb Factory was transformed into a venue and has hosted such iconic bands as Radiohead, Sonic Youth, The Ramones, Nine Inch Nails, and Fugazi at its peak.
All-ages venue for live music performed on a huge outdoor patio by local rockers.
Set in an old tire store, this venue hosts a range of performers from electronic to hip-hop.
Charming venue featuring eclectic bands almost every night of the week, ranging from local to big-name headliners. Exposed brick and rich wood throughout, make it a special place to go for a night out of live music.
Bi-level club hosting weekend performances on the main floor with a Japanese-American bar upstairs.
1000-person space hosts hip-hop, new rock & electronic dance music shows, with covered patio & bar.
The Paramount Theatre is a live theatre venue/movie theatre
located in downtown Austin, Texas. The classical revival style structure
was built in 1915. The building was listed in the National Register of
Historic Places on June 23, 1976.
American eats, jazz brunch & weekend country music in a rustic spot with a patio & an amphitheater.
Multilevel space with a bar, roofdeck & indoor/outdoor stages hosting local & touring acts.
Local comedy club featuring local & national acts in comfy digs, plus improv & sketch classes.
This classic honky-tonk draws crowds with cold beer, live music & famous bingo games on Sundays.
Gallery with a quirky vibe showcasing contemporary American folk art available for purchase.
Red Rocks Amphitheatre is a rock structure near Morrison, Colorado, 10 miles west of Denver, where concerts are given in the open-air amphitheater.
The Fillmore Auditorium is a large concert venue located in the Capitol Hill neighborhood in Denver, and has hosted countless national touring acts since its construction in 1907.
Thin-crust Chicago-style pies accompany live acts at this open-late pizzeria & music venue.
Organization supporting roots, folk, & acoustic music with 3 concert halls plus classes and workshops.
Boettcher Concert Hall is a 360-degree “in the round” symphony concert hall, and the first of its kind in the United States. It is currently home to the Colorado Symphony and hosts various charity events and galas.
Old-time bar east of downtown pouring drinks & showcasing punk rock & alternative bands.
Lively spot with a bar menu, a deck overlooking the water & a beach volleyball court out back.
Large rustic venue offering nightly live music in a variety of genres plus beer & pizza slices.
Live performance and music theater in downtown Madison located one block from the Wisconsin State Capitol building.
Hip neighborhood mainstay for local & established indie bands often presents free shows.
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.
Low-key venue draws a crowd with eclectic programming, including reggae, burlesque & DJ nights.
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.
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.
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.
Popular venue which pays host to indie bands, as well as theater, spoken-word, and poetry events.
Home of the alternative comedy troupe that launched many well-known TV & film stars’ careers.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
General admission-only live-music venue with multiple bars presenting big-name rock & indie bands.
Quirky neighborhood fixture offering tapas, paella, and weekend flamenco shows, plus live-music nights.
Dimly lit nightspot serving inventive craft cocktails in a rustic-chic setting with outdoor space.
Chic locale featuring creative comfort food, specialty cocktails, and a regular line-up of local bands.
Old-school country-western bar offers a variety of handcrafted well drinks and karaoke amid quirky decor.
Cozy music venue and bar that offers intimate live performances and tasty comfort food.
“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
“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
“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
This art deco building and former home to 1960s TV talk shows now hosts a variety of music acts, comedy, and more.
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is a multi-venue theater and entertainment complex located in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
The Parker Playhouse is a 1,191-seat theater in southern Florida. The curtain rose for the first time on February 6, 1967 as E.G. Marshall and Dennis O’Keefe starred in Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple.
Martinis & champagne accompany a global tapas menu, live music & daily specials in a stylish space.
Sophisticated campus center featuring student theater performances in a spacious, modern interior.
The Ark, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is a nationally known acoustic and folk music venue. It has been in existence in various locations since 1965. It currently seats about 400 and features more than 300 live performances each year.
Club Above offers live music, DJ’s, and interactive entertainment several nights a week.
Rackham Auditorium has been the site of numerous notable lectures, performances, and academic symposia in the 60-plus years since its opening.
Hill Auditorium is the largest performance venue on the University of Michigan campus. The auditorium was named in honor of Arthur Hill, who served as a regent of the university from 1901 to 1909.
On any given night, you can find the Garage’s door wide open hosting art openings, concerts by local and regional bands, film screenings, dance parties, art performances, potlucks and more.
An intimate concert venue and event space that serves up Caribbean and American inspired pub food.
Restored historic theater from the golden age of cinema offering a wide range of performing arts and community events. Known for its Greek Revival-influenced façade, octagonal auditorium chamber, neoclassical grandeur, and painted tapestries.
The Lyric is a historic theater located in Oxford and is one of North Mississippi’s premiere live music venues, hosting a wide variety of acts.
The Trunk Space is a place for art, music, experimental theater & performance art, circus side shows, vaudeville, and other creative acts your just can’t find anywhere else.
Live-music venue with a full bar hosting emerging bands representing a variety of genres.
The Grady Gammage Memorial Auditorium is a multipurpose performing arts center located in Tempe, Arizona within the main campus of Arizona State University.
Longtime family-owned neighborhood club where both traditional & modern performers sing the blues.
“I love seeing bands at The Empty Bottle. Good folks run it. Good people go there. Good bands go there. The bartenders are nice. The sound and sightlines are mostly good, too. And the tamale guy comes through about 1am.” -The Life And Times
Swinging sounds are on tap nightly, from big-name artists to local late-night jam sessions.
Music club with a diverse lineup of up-and-coming acts & big-name bands in a somewhat small space.
“My hands-down favorite place to take in (and certainly to perform) a show is Millennium Park Pritzker Pavilion. The sound, architecture, and setting are world class and simply stunning.” -In Tall Buildings
The Chicago Cultural Center, opened in 1897, is a Chicago Landmark
building that houses the city’s official reception venue where the
Mayor of Chicago has welcomed Presidents and royalty, diplomats and
Aragon Ballroom is a ballroom located at West Lawrence Avenue in
Chicago, Illinois, approximately 5 miles north of downtown, in the
Located in Chicago’s historic Uptown theater district, the Riviera Theatre is a concert venue located on the north side of Chicago and seats approximately 2,500 people. Completed in 1917, it was originally built as a movie theater and was transformed into a private nightclub in 1986. Today the Riviera Theatre hosts some of the most prominent entertainers.
The independently owned Music Box Theatre is Chicago’s go-to venue for independent, foreign, cult, and classic films. The theatre first opened on August 22, 1929, just two months before The Great Depression and retains its original architecture and design. Seating 800 people, the theater features a dark blue ceiling made to look like the night sky, and Italian inspired design to make guests feel as if they are watching a film in an open-air Tuscan palazzo.
Sleek nightlife hotspot where clubgoers dance to top DJs while enjoying 3 bars & a VIP room.
The Chicago Theatre, originally known as the Balaban and Katz Chicago Theatre, is a landmark theater located on North State Street in the Loop area of Chicago, Il.
Reggies is a multi-purpose venue featuring a rock club, record store, rooftop deck and bar and grill housed in a former auto-bumper repair shop. Reggie’s has hosted bands like the Tragically Hip, Alkaline Trio, Gaslight Anthem, The Dillinger Escape Plan, and more.
Wrigley Field is a baseball park located on the North Side of Chicago, Illinois. It is the home of the Chicago Cubs, one of the city’s two Major League Baseball franchises.
“If you want the authentic Chicago punk experience, Liar’s Club has you covered with great bartenders, a new stage, and debaucherous clientele.” -White Mystery
The Silent Barn is a collectively directed community art space in Brooklyn, NY.
The Kings Theatre, formerly Loew’s Kings Theatre, is a movie palace-type theater in the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn.
The Brooklyn Academy of Music is a performing arts venue known as a center for progressive and avant garde performance.
DIY rock club with cheap drinks and eclectic acts.
A dynamic space for world-class performing and visual arts that promotes social justice and global stories.
Modern space dedicated to the arts with rotating exhibits, live music & classes for kids & adults.
Genre-defying bowling alley in Williamsburg with high-tech lanes, live tunes & food by Blue Ribbon.
A Polish community center is home to this popular Greenpoint concert venue with an Elk’s Club feel.
Rock and blues themed chain with Southern dishes such as po’ boys & jambalaya, plus live music.
T-Mobile Arena is a multi-use indoor arena on the Las Vegas Strip.
The venue is located in Downtown Las Vegas’s 61-acre Symphony Park and is a five-acre performing arts center consisting of three theaters in two buildings.
“It’s a super chill venue with a friendly crowd. To me, it feels like one of the most inclusive spaces in Brisbane!” — Cub Sport
“Not sure if it is underrated but the Power House is such a lovely location. There are always markets on the weekends and it’s located right next to new farm park. You can even just head down there for a beverage along the river.” — Sheppard
“The Triffid is a great place to catch a show, it’s not a huge venue which is great when you are wanting to enjoy a more intimate show and it has great vibes.” — Sheppard
“Riverstage is a pretty inspiring outdoor space, it is located in the Botanical Gardens and has hosted some music legends in its time!” — Sheppard
Fortitude Valley is one of the major nightlife districts in Brisbane, offering everything from dive bars and mellow live music venues to rooftop cocktail lounges and pumping dance clubs.
Boston outpost of the world-famous chain of concert venues. Hosts hundreds of touring artists each year and offers Southern-inspired dishes at their in-house restaurant.
Spacious multilevel mega-club draws trendy crowds for DJs, dancing, and live-music shows.
“For small to med local acts check out The Lizard Lounge or Once Ballroom.” — Ruby Rose Fox
“For small to med local acts check out The Lizard Lounge or Once Ballroom.” — Ruby Rose Fox
“For emerging nationals Brighton Music Hall is the spot.” — Ruby Rose Fox
Cozy, old-school jazz & blues club hosts nightly performances by students & locals.
Exit/In has been a Nashville mainstay since it opened its doors in 1971. Exit/In serves the outsiders of Nashville’s music scene by offering a venue for touring acts that don’t fit in with the Country/Western artists the city is known for.
An eclectic mix of local & touring acts hits the small stage of this funky lounge/bar almost nightly.
Queen Ave is a multi-use creative space in East Nashville that showcases music from all genres. It is also a space for artists to host gallery installations, pop-up shows and shops, and audio/video showcases.
The Ryman Auditorium is a 2,362-seat live performance venue in Nashville, Tennessee and is best known as the home of the Grand Ole Opry from 1943 to 1974. Such is its renown that it has been fondly referred to as both the “Mother Church of Country Music” and the “Carnegie Hall of the South.”
The Station Inn is one of Nashville’s premier bluegrass and roots music listening rooms and has been hosting local and touring performers for over 40 years.
The Cannery Ballroom is the big brother to Nashville’s popular Mercy Lounge. The 1000-capacity standing room is designed to accommodate large touring acts with elaborate stage shows.
Nashville’s War Memorial Auditorium is a 2,000-seat concert venue dedicated in 1925 as tribute to the American soldiers who died in World War I. Today it hosts a wide variety of popular touring acts like Mumford & Sons and The Dead Weather.
Hip hangout with modern bar food including house-ground burgers, plus occasional events and live music.
Snacks and a full bar served in a relaxed hangout that hosts live bands and weekly dance parties.
Drkmttr is a volunteer-run arts collective and hub for Nashville’s underground music and arts scene.