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Live Music Venues

A Guide for Touring in the Music Industry

Patrick Hess | Posted 08.04.2014 | Entertainment
Patrick Hess

Trading off driving when everyone is a zombie is frightening. Setting up the sound system, merch table, and video gear is trivial compared to finding and training volunteers to handle any of these areas.

America's Coolest Music Venues

Travel + Leisure | Posted 08.20.2014 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Whether you're headed to Washington, D.C., or Washington State, pack your bags, but leave your headphones at home. It's live music time.

Jody Watley Brings 30 Years of Hits to Yoshi's Oakland May 29

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 07.28.2014 | San Francisco
Pollo Del Mar

Don't expect only her '80s hits from Jody Watley. When the superstar brings her act to Yoshi's Oakland May 29, the show will reflect the breadth of her multi-decade career.

Are Music Festivals Killing the Live Music Venue Vibe?

Localeur | Posted 07.27.2014 | Entertainment
Localeur

In Austin, where classic venues like Emo's and Antone's have been forced out of their downtown locations in part due to rising operating costs, music festivals can be seen as a partial if not a root cause of less patronage to these businesses over the last decade before their closings.

Rediscover Your Favorite Bands at These Incredible Los Angeles Venues

Party Earth | Posted 06.30.2013 | Los Angeles
Party Earth

Whether you're looking for an amazingly exclusive experience or an escape under the stars, you are guaranteed to find your fix somewhere within the Los Angeles area.

Never Miss a Beat With Oakland's Hottest Music Venues

Party Earth | Posted 05.14.2013 | San Francisco
Party Earth

Formerly known as San Francisco's ugly step-sibling, Oakland has slipped on its glass slippers and emerged as one of the Bay Area's hottest restaurant, music, and culture spots.

The Best Live Music Venues In Europe

Party Earth | Posted 04.10.2013 | Travel
Party Earth

Europe brings to mind pining poets, romantic composers and wine-flushed lovers. But the birthplace of Western music is anything but calm and quiet.

PHOTOS: Rome's Best Music Venues

Party Earth | Posted 02.02.2013 | Travel
Party Earth

Ancient Roman walls enclose the club's two dance floors and a sprawling series of green gardens and gazebos. There is also a swimming pool because why noy.

(Un)Fair Pay for Local Musicians

Head-Roc | Posted 04.25.2012 | DC
Head-Roc

Polling is a practice where venues itemize concert-goers according to who they came to see in order to determine how bands are paid. It has nothing to do with the actual job performance of show-rocking.

PHOTOS: 10 Coolest Music Venues Around the World

Off Track Planet | Posted 04.23.2012 | Travel
Off Track Planet

If you like your tunes live and loud, these spots turn the decibels way up.

Hey San Francisco, Why Don't You Like Live Music?

Conan Neutron | Posted 09.14.2011 | San Francisco
Conan Neutron

It's a common complaint among the creative class in World Class Cities, but here's the deal, I sometimes think there might be something there. Why is SF so indifferent to music?

THE SKINNY: Ben Lear's Folk Opera And MEM's Indie Psych Pop Performing Live Tomorrow In NYC

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHAT: Ben Lear and MEM Perform Their New Albums in a Church WHO: Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell, hand in hand. WHEN: Saturday September 18th, 2010...