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talvikki77
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:43 pm 
 

The venues I frequent most (and that play the most metal in the DC metro area) are already listed (Empire [Jaxx], Ram's Head) but here are a few others that have metal shows every now and then:

Washington, DC:

930 Club, http://www.930.com/
They have metal shows every now and then (for instance, GWAR is playing there in December). A medium sized venue, longstanding and well known in DC. Easy to access by metro. I don't remember much about the bar, merch or ticket prices though, as I haven't been there in a while.

Howard Theatre, http://thehowardtheatre.com/
A brand new venue near Howard University. Very clean and swanky inside (sparkling marble, spotless bathrooms). There are water fountains by the bathrooms, a major benefit. Seems to mostly play pop and hip-hop shows, but they have metal every now and then (saw Epica/Alestorm/Insomnium there last week). Medium sized with an upstairs balcony (wasn't open when I went though, so can't comment on the view). Tables and sit down dining at the back of the room. Easy to access from the green/yellow line on metro. Parking is very limited (street or a tiny parking lot).

I'm sure there are more underground venues in DC, but I don't know about them :(

Baltimore, MD:

Soundstage, http://www.baltimoresoundstage.com/
I can't recall if I've ever been here, but I know friends have gone to see metal shows there. Another sometimes venue, I think. They do host Noise in the Basement, a local hard rock and metal night on Monday nights, and part of MD Deathfest will be there.
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Wrath_Of_War
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:23 pm 
 

Chesapeake, VA:

Roger's Sports Pub
http://www.facebook.com/pub.rogers
This venue is a bit small. They serve food and alcohol. A lot of local metal shows happen here, but a few nationally known bands have played there as well. Deceased and Obsidian Tongue have both played there within the past few weeks, and Hour of 13 is playing there next month. This is the preferred bar for local fans of true underground metal to both attend and play shows.

Virginia Beach, VA:

Geared Up Rock Bar
http://www.facebook.com/geareduprockbar
This venue isn't too bad. They serve alcohol, and have a killer "bar food" menu. (I had the wings after my band's last show. Highly recommended). I've played there 4 times since the summer. We've had the same sound guy every time, and he's damn good.

Shaka's
http://www.facebook.com/ShakasVirginiaBeach
This place has a few metal shows every now and then, but has other types of music, too. The sound there wasn't bad. It's a Hawaiian themed place. The crappy thing is, a lot of shows typically start at 7, and have to be done at 10:30 or something like that. Plus, you have to pay for parking. But I guess if you're looking to book a show, and are in a pinch....

Knoxville, TN

The Poison Lawn
http://www.facebook.com/PLawnKnox
This is basically a big house. There's a big room dedicated to shows, and I guess the back area is where the people live. There's a PA there, and the folks that live there are in a band themselves. It was a little small, but I had a blast playing there. I'm almost 100% certain they only do metal shows.

Chattanooga, TN

Ziggy's
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ziggys-Underground-Music/
This is a somewhat small bar with a stage area in the back (in a separate room). I've attended one metal show there, and I've seen flyers for other metal shows there, too. If you play there, be sure to bring EVERYTHING you might need. They did have a small PA there, but had no microphones, claiming they were all stolen the night before. The guy that owned the bar was bragging about how he won $200 in the lottery the night before, but still wouldn't pay the bands a dime. I know another band that has played there a couple times, and said the experience was pretty good, so who knows. The place is attached to a liquor store as well. Very strange place: Severely outdated 70's shag carpet, and a lot of empty space on the shelves, but they have the basics of anything you need there.

Silver Spring, MD

El Caracol Bar
No Website. Address: 609 Sligo Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Just outside Washington DC is El Caracol Bar, a latino pool hall. I guess they just move the pool tables to the side when shows come in. The place is dark, and a general dump. Drinks are expensive, but the food is AMAZING. Authentic Latino food. It seems like strange place to have metal shows, but the crowd there was NUTS! I saw Imprecation and Mortem (Peru) there a few months ago. Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult played there this month, and next month, a festival containing Morbosidad, Black Witchery, Extermination Angel, Satanik Goat Ritual, and more will be taking place there.

San Antonio, TX

The Mineshaft
This place doesn't have a Website. Not one that's kept up to date like it should, at least. The address is:
902 N.E. Loop 410
San Antonio, TX 78209

A lot of local metal shows happen here. It's a very strange place. It's in the back of a restaurant called "The Magic Time Machine", where waiters and waitresses dress up like characters from popular movies and cartoons. But after the restaurant closes, the shows commence, and there is an entrance in the back (to get right to the venue part). I've been to a few shows here, and have always had a good time. Good bar selection.

Backstage Live
http://www.facebook.com/backstagelivesatx

A lot of bigger touring metal shows come through here: Morbid Angel/Dark Funeral just stopped thru, and this is also where the Rites of Darkness festival/fiasco was held last year. It's a very large place. Pretty reasonably priced bar, but unfortunately, they charge for parking.

The White Rabbit
www.facebook.com/WhiteRabbit210

I can't say much about this place. Last time I went there was to see Six Feet Under in 2005. But a lot of my friends who still live in San Antonio still go to this place. They have metal shows, and other kinds of music, too. One of those Rites of Darkness festivals was held at this place as well, although I wasn't able to attend.
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Zodijackyl
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:43 pm 
 

Updated the first post, everything in the US is now properly formatted! Thanks to Shutdown for making it work. I'll update the database with all of the recently posted venues soon, thanks for contributing them.

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CF_Mono
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:50 pm 
 

Syracuse NY:

These venues also have hardcore/punk scenes and just generally showcase a lot of underground bands. This is also of course omitting the obvious huge places like the Landmark Theater, which is one of the few places here attractive for chart toppers. I've seen Primus an Joe Bonamassa play there, good stuff, but anyways, this is a list or metal shows, so I didn't really include that.

Some of the more established places that touring bands go to:

The Lost Horizon
http://www.thelosthorizon.com/
Legit venue. Bigger acts show up here as far as the underground goes. Revocation is coming Thursday!

The Westcott Theater
http://thewestcotttheater.com/
Really, just about any kind of act can come up here. Anywhere in the popular to underground spectrum. There's also a lot of crap. But there definitely have been metal bands here before. In recent memory I can think of GWAR but that's about it.

Station 58
http://station58.com/
Also barely metal, but the Kreator/Diamond Plate(?)/Swallow the Sun tour came here a few months ago. edit: ok, apparently I also missed Deicide and DRI. Shame, the were probably killer shows.


Now for the places that I like to frequent more often. Lots of local shit:

Badlands
http://badlandssyracuse.blogspot.com/
Now this was the place to be. Lots of great local acts all the time, punk, metal, indie, you name it. It was pretty bare bones too. You just get four walls and a door, and that meant that it was a great place to mosh. It was also pretty safe too: no booze, good crowd etc.... But if you check out the link for the place, you'll see that there are no scheduled shows, and it looks pretty barren. As a matter of fact, nobody knows what the future of Badlands is going to be like. I don't know exactly what happened, but word on the street is, when a piece of the ceiling fell down and hit someone at the Westcott Theater mentioned above, all these concert venues started getting audited, and required renovations. Some of the bigger ones could afford that, Badlands couldn't. Anyways, I thought it was worth mentioning because they're trying to do something about it, and who knows, maybe one day it will restore it's function as a concert venue.

Gorham Brothers Music
http://www.gorhambrothersmusic.com/
This has, for the most part, been the replacement for Badlands, at least for the time being, but I've loved the place since I first found out about it, way before Badlands closed. It's a little bigger, but you also can't really romp around because there's tons of expensive stuff for sale there... Still, there are some absolutely killer shows. Lots of punk and grindcore, experimental music, metal, you name it. Also, the guys who own the place are really friendly, and have great taste. Whenever I need to buy something equipment wise for my guitar or whatever, I head there first, and I try to make it to as many shows as I can. (Tough on a uni schedule and budget.)

Those are all the places I know of. I'm sure there are more that are so hip, I don't even know about them :P... If you're from 'cuse, and I've spouted some bad info here, please let me know.

Edit: There is also Funk n' Waffles and Dinosaur BBQ. I have been to both places to at but never to see a show. Don't know if they're metal friendly.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:01 pm 
 

Look at copenhell.dk.... :-)

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Zodijackyl
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:42 pm 
 

Wolcano wrote:
Look at copenhell.dk.... :-)


Thanks! If you're interested in offering some information on the region beyond there, you are welcome to. I'll archive it and add it to the database, then ask our great Danes. In fact, I think I see the whites of Caerbannog's eyes now!

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Scourge441
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:45 am 
 

Massachusetts:

JJ's Tavern (formerly Silk City Tap Room)
21+
Metal/punk shows every other Friday, occasionally Saturdays. Mostly locals, but they do try to bring in out of town bands for every show.
99 Main St., Florence, MA
https://www.facebook.com/Promotorhead666 (not the venue, but the promotion agency run by the guy who books shows there)

The Sinclair
Mostly 18+, hosts some all-ages shows and some 21+.
Mostly touring bands as far as I can tell (Hammers of Misfortune played there, and they're hosting Enslaved/Pallbearer/Ancient Wisdom in February).
52 Church St., Cambridge, MA
http://www.sinclaircambridge.com / https://www.facebook.com/SinclairCambridge

Also, The Black Moon Music Lounge is closing its doors soon. It can probably be taken off the list, unless new owners come in and keep the name (and continue to operate it as a venue).


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ObservationSlave
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:12 pm 
 

Do you happen to know if the Arena at Harbor Yard, Bridgeport, CT still has metal shows? I have never actually been there for music, only for car shows/hockey games. I know Disturbed, Killswitch Engage. Chimaira, and Lacuna Coil played there a while back.

http://www.websterbankarena.com/HomePag ... 26700&KEY=

Looking through the website, it seems as if the only events booked through April are sports related. It would be very convenient for me if metal bands played there, because I live less than 10 minutes away.

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Chainsaw Omega
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:28 pm 
 

Very surprised Illinois isn't up yet.

Illinois

The Empty Bottle
1035 North Western Avenue Chicago, IL 60622
21+
Great smaller venue that hosts local and smaller touring bands.

Cobra Lounge
21+
235 North Ashland Avenue Chicago, IL 60607

Every Friday is a local metal show, and they do plenty of other shows as well.

Reggies
17+
2109 S. State St., Chicago, IL 60616

Hosts most of the metal tours that come through. Good venue.

Ye Olde Town Inn
21+
18 West Busse Avenue Mount Prospect, IL 60056

Hosts almost exclusively metal and puck shows. Booking is run by Jim from Jungle Rot, who is a great guy. It's a good venue, but its location outside of the city steers many of the urban dwellers away.

Mojoe's
All Ages
22 West Cass Street, Joliet, IL 60432

If a tour isn't at Reggies, it is most likely here. It is located almost an hour outside of Chicago, which makes getting there a pain, but it is a decent venue.

Township
21+
2200 North California Avenue Chicago, IL 60647

Smaller bar/venue. I have not been there myself, though they do a ton of local shows and I have heard good things.

Ultra Lounge
21+
2169 North Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL 60647

One of my favorite places to play, much like the Empty Bottle and Cobra Lounge, they host local and smaller touring bands.

Canopy Club
All ages
708 South Goodwin Avenue Urbana, IL 61801

Located in Champaign-Urbana about 2 1/2 hours south of Chicago. It is a larger venue that hosts bigger shows. Usually it is more mainstream music given its location next to University of Illinois, though it hosted the now-defunct Central Illinois Metalfest.

Albion House
1719 W Albion, CHICAGO

House venue in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago. They do everything from local shows to small touring bands that for whatever reason can't get a venue. This is a good bet for weekday gigs. Getting in contact with them is sometimes a little tough, but they are good dudes.

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Zodijackyl
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:04 am 
 

ObservationSlave wrote:
Do you happen to know if the Arena at Harbor Yard, Bridgeport, CT still has metal shows? I have never actually been there for music, only for car shows/hockey games. I know Disturbed, Killswitch Engage. Chimaira, and Lacuna Coil played there a while back.

http://www.websterbankarena.com/HomePag ... 26700&KEY=

Looking through the website, it seems as if the only events booked through April are sports related. It would be very convenient for me if metal bands played there, because I live less than 10 minutes away.


No metal there, an arena tour hits there every few years, Priest/Anthrax/Hatebreed in 2005 was the last before the tour you mentioned in 2009. Rush played there last year though, but concerts in general don't stop there often. Occasionally there will be a metal show at the Mohegan Sun arena, like the Megadeth/Motorhead tour (Rush this year too), but there are so few metal bands playing that size of venue in Connecticut that I wouldn't bother with them.

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DrummingEdge133
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:23 pm 
 

Missing a few places in Maryland.

Newer place where I saw Suffocation (which will also be the alternative location for MDF this year):
Baltimore Soundstage:
http://www.baltimoresoundstage.com/

Ramshead Live (Only a block from Baltimore Soundstage, in viewing distance):
http://www.ramsheadlive.com/

The Fillmore Silver Spring:
http://fillmoresilverspring.com/

I've been to all three of these places, and all of them are good, medium sized clubs (size ascending from smallest to biggest).
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:03 pm 
 

Also just found this place in Baltimore, MD:

Sidebar Tavern:
http://www.sidebartavern.com/news.html
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minionofkyuss
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 2:05 pm 
 

Keene, NH - The Railroad Tavern: http://www.reverbnation.com/venue/therailroadtavern

They do local metal on Sat/Sun, plus have had some bigger acts play there in the past: Dying Fetus, Job For a Cowboy, Aborted, Origin, Decrepit Birth, Cattle Decapitation (x2), Rings of Saturn, Battlecross, Vektor, and Pilgrim. Most notably, they have two larger shows coming up -

Woe on 05/12 (http://www.wickedmusicshop.com/products ... -the-night)

Bloodletting North America 9 featuring Gorod, Inanimate Existence, Kamikabe, and Vale Of Pnath on 05/21 (http://www.wickedmusicshop.com/products ... e-of-pnath)
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TheMysticWombat
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:00 pm 
 

Key Club - West Hollywood, California closed on March 15. Just noticed that it's still on the list, that should be changed.

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talvikki77
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:50 pm 
 

A lot of Maryland places have been suggested but not added to the OP :/

Here's one which I don't think has been mentioned, if it has, sorry for the repetition:

Sergio's Place
11324 Fern St, Silver Spring, MD 20902
http://www.sergiosplace.com/
A hole in the wall El Salvadorean restaurant that has small shows, mainly of Latin American black metal I think. I saw Possessor and Lich King there, and the next week they were having a huge black metal line-up headlined by Sorcery, but I couldn't make that show. Like someone was saying about the other Latino place, they literally push the tables aside and set up some speakers in a corner. The band was practically, sometimes literally, in the pit. It was pretty intense.
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 5:35 pm 
 

The Beaumont Club in KCMO has closed. :(
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San Francisco, CA

Ouija Club
214 Clara Street, San Francisco, CA, 94107

Apocryphon played there last night. I missed the show, and I'm not sure how often metal happens there, but if Inspector_Satan could give a little info on that, it could go on the CA list. It apparently doesn't have a frikkin web site .. or a phone number. wtf? Talk about underground.
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Grave_Wyrm wrote:
San Francisco, CA

Ouija Club
214 Clara Street, San Francisco, CA, 94107

Apocryphon played there last night. I missed the show, and I'm not sure how often metal happens there, but if Inspector_Satan could give a little info on that, it could go on the CA list. It apparently doesn't have a frikkin web site .. or a phone number. wtf? Talk about underground.


The "Ouija Club" is actually the garage and first floor of a nondescript row house that's been gutted and spray painted. The only way to book the place is to get in contact with the people who live there and it's changed names a few times since I became aware of it so it may be a little difficult to track down. It's small (fits maybe 50 people in the show area,) has a cheap bar inside, a smoking patio, and doesn't have much in the way of equipment (so bring your own mics, cables, mixer, stands) but every show I've been to there has been awesome.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 1:37 pm 
 

The Joint: West Los Angeles, California
8771 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035

This place is so fucking obscure I didn't notice it until I saw Rotten Sound listed outside the place (missed the show). :(
Nuclear Blast Records even has Free Monthly Metal Nights! Fuckload of local bands as well, but Vreid and Lightning Swords of Death are gonna play there as well.

http://thejointlive.com/enhancedCalendar.cfm

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ThornOfCrimsonDeath
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:29 pm 
 

just off the top of my head

BACKBOOTH - Orlando FL
Wills Pub - Orlando FL
BRASS MUG - Tampa FL
The Orpheum - Tampa FL
Crowbar - Tampa FL

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fletch1492
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 2:45 pm 
 

For Michigan, Blondie's is now shut down, right after Paganfest in 2012 :( glad some sweet bands ran through there!

Also, not listed yet are:

The Pyramid Scheme - Grand Rapids : I haven't been to this one yet, but I hear it's good.
The Machine Shop - Flint : mostly gets rock shows, but it often has local metal, and this year they had Opeth and will have Alcest and Anathema next month.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 7:18 pm 
 

A place for Rhode Island.

Simon's 667
Providence

We've played this place twice so far, with a third time coming in October. It's a pretty cool little place. They're a mixed bag of rock, metal, and hip hop shows. Vital Remains is coming to here in a couple weeks. Has both an indoor and outdoor stage, and each time the place has been pretty full. The sound is great on both ends, but two things I'll say about the outdoor stage is that 1. They don't snake any of the cables, meaning that the back end where the drummer sets up is just a mess of cords that you'll need to walk softly around for fear of falling off the damn thing, and 2. There are no fans on the stage. The building itself's windows face perfectly toward the stage, meaning that there really should be fans or A/C circulating onto the stage, but there isn't anything like that in place. This makes playing there an unbearably hot experience. When we finished on the outdoor stage last month, all of us in my band were about ready to pass out from heat exhaustion. Even the show's promoter who headlined with his own band agreed with me that there should be fans on the stage.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 6:00 am 
 

Useful and interesting forum post! I would like to visit New york venues to see metal shows so that I know better about these type of shows.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:01 pm 
 

DELAWARE
MOJO 13-WILMINGTON, DE (ALL AGES OR 21+)
MOJO MAIN-NEWARK, DE (ALL AGES)

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:11 pm 
 

I'm currently living at my college in Olympia WA. Yeah, I know there's a ton of venues on Seattle, but does anyone know of any venues in Olympia itself?

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Nithoggr
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:02 pm 
 

Are there any venues in Littlerock, AR or Fort Smith, AR?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:18 am 
 

A couple of new ones for California:

Burnt Ramen - Richmond, California
http://www.reverbnation.com/venue/162016
Comments: Tucked away between the train tracks and the not-so-nice neighborhood/warehouses(?) is this true DIY venue. Definitely caters to the underground and local scenes, apparently used to play many punk/crust shows too but it seems to be mostly metal lately. Small-ish size where the stage is, got an adjacent room with some skateboarding QPs and a bar in the back with cheap liquor and a shitty pool table that serves its purpose. Sound was surprisingly good when I was there a couple days ago. Website looks like it hasn't been updated in a decade so hop to ReverbNation instead. They may host some all-ages shows but leave the kids at home, do your best to avoid the infamous toilet (not for the squeamish!), and make sure to close the front door when bands are tearing it up. One down'n'dirty venue the way it should be!

Mutiny MFB - Antioch, California
https://www.facebook.com/mutinyrockvenue
Comments: Small bar and grill that has local metal shows on occasion. Well, small is an understatement, when I saw a show there in 2011 the stage that was being used was minuscule. There is more space/another stage downstairs but I have yet to see it. Most shows are 21+ but there is an occasional all-ages event. According to the fb pic, the venue is closed temp. for some renovations.

EDIT: Uno mas

Oakland Metro - Oakland, California
http://www.oaklandmetro.org/
Comments: Mid-sized venue. One small stage in the first room for the local bands/warm-ups and a decent sized stage in a big room in the back for the bigger/more renowned acts. Some pretty good shows have been rolling through here lately (Master next month for $10? Yes please!) and it seems to be mostly all-ages.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:05 am 
 

I've been working on a list for places local to me, and will post it here in slightly reformatted form. Most of the places on the list thus far are in Pennsylvania (US), but there are a few other states included, and I plan on adding more eventually. Some are bars and whatnot and choose which live music to bring in, while others are just halls or whatever that will let you use their facilities to promote and put on your own show. I excluded any venues with more than ~2500 capacity. If I didn't know the capacity I made my best guess as to what category (below) it would fall into.

Larger Venues (500+)
Greensburg PA - The Palace Theater - 1369 capacity - 724-836-8000 - 21 W Otterman St, Greensburg, PA 15601
http://www.thepalacetheatre.org/

Burgettstown, PA - Pepsi-Cola Roadhouse - 1100 capacity - 724-947-1900 - 565 Rt. 18 Burgettstown, Pa 15021
http://www.pepsiroadhouse.com/

Pittsburgh, PA - The Altar Bar - 650 capacity - 412-206-9719 - 1620 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
http://www.thealtarbar.com/

Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE - 2400+ capacity - 412-229-5483 - 400 N Shore Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
http://stageae.com/

Pittsburgh, PA - Mr Small's Fun House - 650 capacity - 412-821-4447 - 400 Lincoln Ave, Millvale, PA 15209
http://www.mrsmalls.com/NewPHP/home.php?section=home

Pittsburgh, PA - Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall - 2378 capacity - 412-621-4253 - 4141 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
http://www.soldiersandsailorshall.org/

Latrobe, PA - Huber Hall - 724-537-4442 - 300 Alexandria Street, Latrobe , Pa. 15650
http://www.huberhall.com/


Moderately Sized Venues (150-500)
Murrysville, PA - American Music Cafe - 400 capacity? - 724-733-3033 - 4431 Wm. Penn Hwy., Murrysville, PA 15668
http://www.mbus.com/clubs/genadm/Americ ... .Cafe'.htm

Indiana, PA - The Indiana Theater - 320 capacity - 724-467-2065 - 637 Philadelphia St., Indiana, PA 15701
https://www.facebook.com/TheIndianaTheater

Vandergrift, PA - Casino Theater - 487 capacity - 724-567-5000 - 145 Lincoln Avenue, Vandergrift, PA 15690
http://www.casinotheater.org/

Pittsburgh, PA - The Rex Theater - 300 capacity - 412-381-6811 - 1602 E. Carson St., Pittsburgh, PA 15203
http://rex.greyareaprod.com/

Pittsburgh, PA - Howlers - 150 capacity - 412-682-0320 - 4509 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224
http://howlerscoyotecafe.com/

Pittsburgh, PA - The Ironworks - 400 capacity - 412-431-3000 - 45 Bates St., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

McKees Rocks, PA - The Dead Horse Cantina & Music Hall - 300 capacity - 412-458-3946 - 704 Thompson Avenue, McKees Rocks, PA 15136
http://www.thedeadhorsecantina.com/


Smaller Venues (Under 150)
Jeannette PA - Keynote Cafe - 724-527-5262 - 227 South 4th Street, Jeannette, PA 15644
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Keynote- ... 0008640146

Ohiopyle, PA - Ohiopyle-Stewart Community Center - 724-329-1444 - 15 Sherman Street, Ohiopyle, PA 15470
http://www.ohiopyle-stewart.org/

Hickory, PA - Mount Pleasant Community Center - 150 capacity - 724-747-7208 - 20 Wabash Ave., Hickory, PA 15340
http://www.mtpleasanttownshipcommunitycenter.org/

Tarentum, PA - Fawn Tavern - 724-224-9511 - 5012 Bull creek rd, Tarentum, PA 15084
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fawn-tav ... 7982240075

Butler, PA - Looney Toones Tavern - 724-283-7163 - 250 New Castle Road Butler, PA 16001

Pittsburgh, PA - The Shop - 412-951-0622 - 4314 Main Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15224
https://www.facebook.com/theshoppittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA - The Smiling Moose - 100 capacity - 412-431-4668 - 1306 E. Carson Street Pittsburgh, PA 15203
http://smiling-moose.com/

Pittsburgh, PA - 31st Street Pub - 412-391-8334 - 3101 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
http://www.31stpub.com/

Pittsburgh, PA - The Mr. Roboto Project - 412-247-9639 - 5106 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224
https://www.facebook.com/robotoproject

Johnstown, PA - Around the Corner - 814-254-4673 - 111 Chandler Ave., Johnstown, PA 15906
https://www.facebook.com/pages/ATC-Arou ... 3794511416

Johnstown, PA - Venue of Merging Arts - 814-410-2245 - 307 Chestnut St., Johnstown, Pa. 15906
http://thevoma.com/v2/

Bedford, PA - The Noteworthy - 814-623-7675 - 126 E Pitt St, Bedford, PA 15522
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Note ... 5863240277

Altoona, PA - 30 Something Restaurant & Lounge - 814-296-2680 - 1524 E Walton Ave, Altoona, PA 16602
http://www.30somethingrestaurant.com/


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That covers southwestern Pennsylvania, but time is getting away from me and I need to get going, so I will have to post the rest of what I have when I get home later.
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Middletown, New York
Sounds Asylum - http://www.soundsasylum.com/
It's quite a small venue, no bar, all ages. They tend to book mostly extreme metal but some metalcore and underground hip hop as well. Last year I saw Revocation, Goatwhore, 3 Inches of Blood, Krisiun, Malignancy, and Cattle Decapitation there. Seeing Aborted this Friday.
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The rest of the list...

Larger Venues (500+)
Hershey, PA - Hershey Theater - 1904 capacity - 15 E Caracas Ave, Hershey, PA 17033 - 717-534-3405
http://www.hersheytheatre.com/

Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club - 750 capacity - 223 North Water StLancaster, PA 17603 - 717-299-9684
http://www.chameleonclub.net/

State College, PA - State Theater, Inc. - 571 capacity - 130 West College Avenue, State College, PA 16801
http://thestatetheatre.org/

Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock Cafe - 1300 capacity - 520 West Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA 18101 - 610-434-4600
http://www.crocodilerockcafe.com/

Erie, PA - Warner Theater - 2250 capacity - 811 State St, Erie, PA 16501 - 814-452-4857
http://www.erieevents.com/about/warner_theatre.htm

Chamberburg, PA - The Capitol Theater - 852 capacity - 159 S Main St, Chambersburg, PA 17201 - 717-263-0202
http://www.thecapitoltheatre.org/

Jim Thorpe, PA - Penns Peak - 1800 capacity - 325 Maury Road, P.O. Box 514 Jim Thorpe, PA 18229 - 1-866-605-7325
http://www.pennspeak.com/about

Glenside, PA - Keswick Theater - 1300 capacity - 291 N Keswick Ave, Glenside, PA 19038 - 215-572-7650
http://www.keswicktheatre.com/

Stroudsburg, PA - The Sherman Theater - 1800 capacity - 524 Main Street Stroudsburg, PA 18360 - 570-420-2808
http://www.shermantheater.com/

Wilkes-Barre, PA - The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts - 2000 capacity - 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 - 570-826-1100
http://www.kirbycenter.org/

Reading, PA - Reverb - 950 capacity - 1402 N. 9th Street, Reading, PA 19604 - 610-743-3069
http://www.reverbconcerts.com/

Lemoyne, PA - The Champ - 500 capaicty - 52 Rear Market St., Lemoyne, PA 17043
http://www.thechampvenue.com/

Louisville, OH - Carriage House Concert & Nite Club - 500 capacity - 9033 Columbus Road, Louisville, OH, 44641
https://www.facebook.com/TheBestLittleC ... theastOhio

Toledo, OH - Headliners - Capacity varies greatly - 4500 North Detroit Avenue, Toledo, OH , 43612
http://www.headlinerstoledo.com/venue_overview.php

Kent, OH - The Outpost Concert Club - 500 capacity - 4962 State Route 43, Kent, OH 44240 - 330-678-9667
http://www.outpostkent.com/

Hagerstown, MD - The Maryland Theater - 1300 capacity - 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, MD 21740
http://www.mdtheatre.org/


Moderately sized Venues (150-500)
Jim Thorpe, PA - Mauch Chunk Opera House - 350 Capacity - 14 West Broadway, Jim Thorpe PA, 18229
http://mcohjt.com/

Reading, PA - The Brass Latern - 200 capacity - 1350 N. 12th Street, Reading, PA 19604 - 610-372-9311
http://www.thebrasslanternlive.com/calendar.html

Bristol, PA - Freddie's Tavern & Grille - 190 capacity - 1100 Green Lane, Bristol PA - 215-781-3162
http://www.freddiestavernbristol.com/

Erie, PA - The Crooked I - 400 capacity - 1013 State Street, Erie, PA. 16501
http://thecrookedi.com/

Northampton, PA - The Gin Mill and Grille - 1750 Main St., Northampton, PA 18067 - 610-262-5486
http://ginmillandgrille.com/


Smaller Venues (Under 150)
Scranton, PA - Irish Wolf Pub - 503 Linden Street, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18503
https://www.facebook.com/irishwolfpub
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:45 am 
 

St. Louis, Missouri:

Fubar
http://fubarstl.com
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 1:51 pm 
 

Does anyone know of good venues in or near London, UK? I am going to be studying there next semester, and was hoping to see a few shows.

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