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(Rolling Stone)   The best rock and roll venues in America   (rollingstone.com) divider line 81
    More: Cool, music venues, rocks, humans, Miranda Lambert, Mike McCready, Talib Kweli, William Morris Endeavor, Art Garfunkel  
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2013-09-22 06:16:15 PM  
ruh roh!
 
2013-09-22 06:30:14 PM  
You've read about the best, now read about the rest!
 
2013-09-22 06:36:47 PM  
idolator.com


Is some getting the rest the rest the rest the rest the rest the rest the rest the rest of you.


Why isn't this in the music tab ?
 
2013-09-22 06:56:38 PM  
Meh.

All big venues.

How about club venues?
 
2013-09-22 07:11:09 PM  
Decent list.
 
2013-09-22 07:15:32 PM  

LesserEvil: Meh.

All big venues.

How about club venues?


Yeah, I was expecting something completely different.
 
2013-09-22 07:40:14 PM  
Just because they are big, doesn't mean they are better.

/would rather see a band at Cains Ballroom than most any large venue I've ever been to.
 
2013-09-22 07:46:27 PM  

fusillade762: LesserEvil: Meh.

All big venues.

How about club venues?

Yeah, I was expecting something completely different.


This
 
DB
2013-09-22 07:47:18 PM  

LesserEvil: Meh.

All big venues.

How about club venues?


The Triple Rock in MNPLS.
The EARL in ATL.

Any other votes?
 
2013-09-22 07:50:12 PM  

DB: LesserEvil: Meh.

All big venues.

How about club venues?

The Triple Rock in MNPLS.
The EARL in ATL.

Any other votes?


Not really a club venue but The Tabernacle great place for a show.
 
2013-09-22 07:51:16 PM  
Deer Creek IN
Alpine Valley WI
 
2013-09-22 07:51:47 PM  

LesserEvil: Meh.

All big venues.

How about club venues?


Or theater venues.
 
2013-09-22 07:52:46 PM  
Bullshiat, Kanye aint booked to any of these.
 
2013-09-22 07:52:59 PM  
Look at the list of "voters." These venues are best for the bands and their support staff.

Not the best for the audience or for enjoyment of the music.
 
2013-09-22 07:54:13 PM  

12349876: LesserEvil: Meh.

All big venues.

How about club venues?

Or theater venues.


Or festival venues.
 
DB
2013-09-22 07:55:02 PM  

Tom_Slick: DB: LesserEvil: Meh.

All big venues.

How about club venues?

The Triple Rock in MNPLS.
The EARL in ATL.

Any other votes?

Not really a club venue but The Tabernacle great place for a show.


The Fox too. Atlanta has lots of good places when I think about it.
 
2013-09-22 07:55:15 PM  

basemetal: Just because they are big, doesn't mean they are bretter.

/would rather see a band at Cains Ballroom than most any large venue I've ever been to.

 
2013-09-22 07:55:52 PM  

basemetal: /would rather see a band at Cains Ballroom than most any large venue I've ever been to.


I agree, but fark that place in July.
 
2013-09-22 07:59:22 PM  
I miss the old Iguana's down in Tijuana. Best place for underage drinking and live music ever.
 
2013-09-22 07:59:24 PM  
FTFA: For the last installment in a five-part series on great music venues

Uh, yeah, subby, I'm going to go with "none of them" when it comes to arenas and stadii as "great rock venues."
 
2013-09-22 08:12:26 PM  
Wut?

I can name 10 venues in my city better than stadiums, where A-list acts will perform.

And I go to shows about 3 times per decade.
 
2013-09-22 08:20:18 PM  

LesserEvil: Meh.

All big venues.

How about club venues?

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2013-09-22 08:31:59 PM  
And the worst.....Jiffy Lube Live aka Nissan something something.
 
2013-09-22 08:33:18 PM  
It was the rest of times, it was the blurst of times.
 
2013-09-22 08:36:27 PM  
Not CSB

I worked in a company with a call center, we had about 100 people on the phones. One afternoon, the call center manager asked me to watch his people for a couple of hours.

OK. I watched his people for a couple of hours.

He returns with a hospital-type wristband. "Check it out! This wristband gets me into the Rolling Stones show at [a 200-seat bar]."

He knew I liked the Stones.

/ Not CSB

fark you, Mark!
 
2013-09-22 08:38:00 PM  
You're simply the rest, more restful than all the best!
 
2013-09-22 08:42:55 PM  
cobo hall, detroit

www.backtoblackvinyl.com
 
2013-09-22 08:46:36 PM  
I have three different friends with three different recording studios here in northern Vermont.
The best venues are free, intimate, and casual.
 
2013-09-22 08:54:35 PM  
Bethel Woods (the old Woodstock '69 site, all purtied up and mud-free) is beautiful, but no way Rolling Stone was ever going to mention it in their list.
 
2013-09-22 09:04:54 PM  

bongmiester: cobo hall, detroit

[www.backtoblackvinyl.com image 400x400]


I think Bob Seger recorded a live album there around the same time.
 
2013-09-22 09:14:04 PM  

Kyosuke: Look at the list of "voters." These venues are best for the bands and their support staff.

Not the best for the audience or for enjoyment of the music.


As a part of the support staff I have to disagree. Bands love playing MSG for what it does for the fans. For everyone else that joint is a royal pain in the ass. Everything you want to do is cripplingly expensive. The crew labor rate and rules border science fiction. The ceiling is way too low. The score board is impossible to remove. The vomitorium are the lowest in the US.  Everything that you need to get into the building has to come up this long-assed ramp. Security can difficult. The stage door situation robs your day of precious time.

Just a balloon drop there is well over six figures because you cannot bring in the shiat pre-inflated. Every single one of the balloons has to be inflated by hand inside the venue by Local One labor.Bands pay the exorbitant price because it is MSG and their fans love it.
 
2013-09-22 09:34:17 PM  
This list fails without my 1992 Honda Civic; it had the only stereo that let me understand Talking Heads lyrics.
 
2013-09-22 09:48:37 PM  
Tipitina's in Nawlins.
Vinyl Music Hall in Pensacola.
 
2013-09-22 10:06:19 PM  
Alpine Valley deserves to be on that list. Wrigley Field? Really??
 
2013-09-22 10:14:00 PM  

gonzoduke: Alpine Valley deserves to be on that list. Wrigley Field? Really??


Are they losing points for killing SRV?

/And we can't get Jon Bon Jovi oon a feckin helicopter....
 
2013-09-22 10:17:20 PM  

Ken VeryBigLiar: gonzoduke: Alpine Valley deserves to be on that list. Wrigley Field? Really??

Are they losing points for killing SRV?

/And we can't get Jon Bon Jovi oon a feckin helicopter.

Ha! Must be

/I was there
//get off my lawn

 
2013-09-22 10:20:16 PM  
If you look to your right in that link, there are lists for venues of all sizes.
 
2013-09-22 10:25:38 PM  
When billionaire Ted Turner, owner of the Hawks, opened the $213 million arena in 1999, it immediately transformed Atlanta's bland downtown and midtown areas.

Downtown is still empty.  Midtown (which is about 3-4 miles from Philips Arena) was transformed by the gays.  All of Atlanta is bland.  It's our trademark.  We only make shows about suburban housewives behaving poorly.

Also, this list should be called "Ten Terrible Places to See a Show".
 
2013-09-22 10:32:02 PM  
Did not do the slide show.Best small venue is The Belly Up in San Diego,That I have been to.Bands love playing there.Best sound system was The MGM Grand.In one year I was fortunate enough to see Fleetwood Mac(I wasn't a fan, but now I am) The Eagles(Joe Walsh just stole the show.)
and The Rolling Stones.(I saw their tour bus in the fast lane going 50mph with their right blinker flashing)

I know I have repeated this stones joke here..I am sorry.
 
2013-09-22 10:35:15 PM  
Deslidified.

Oh, and the list fails without the State Theater in Portland ME - the Original Portland (TM) for all those West Coast wankers.
 
2013-09-22 10:35:21 PM  
No Ryman Auditorium?

http://youtu.be/8BAp5BxpIR8
 
DB
2013-09-22 10:38:59 PM  

Rapmaster2000: When billionaire Ted Turner, owner of the Hawks, opened the $213 million arena in 1999, it immediately transformed Atlanta's bland downtown and midtown areas.

Downtown is still empty.  Midtown (which is about 3-4 miles from Philips Arena) was transformed by the gays.  All of Atlanta is bland.  It's our trademark.  We only make shows about suburban housewives behaving poorly.

Also, this list should be called "Ten Terrible Places to See a Show".


East ATL? L5P? Ponce? Memorial Drive corridor? Decatur? not bland in the least.
 
2013-09-22 10:46:14 PM  
Bullshiat list is bullshiat. The Staples Center has horrible acoustics. I saw Rush there and it sounded atrocious compared to other shows I've seen.

Best I've seen are Shoreline Amphitheater in SF and the Providence civic Center. I grew up in RI so my favorite club will always and forever be The Living Room. RIP Randy Hein.
 
2013-09-22 10:58:01 PM  
I saw Springsteen at Wrigley. While it was, without a doubt, the most fun I have ever had at a concert, and Springsteen rocks like no one I have ever seen, it is not a very good place to see a show. The sound is not very good.
 
2013-09-22 10:58:59 PM  

traxan: Bullshiat list is bullshiat. The Staples Center has horrible acoustics. I saw Rush there and it sounded atrocious compared to other shows I've seen.

Best I've seen are Shoreline Amphitheater in SF and the Providence civic Center. I grew up in RI so my favorite club will always and forever be The Living Room. RIP Randy Hein.


To be fair to the Staples Center, every show Rush has ever done had been atrocious.
 
DB
2013-09-22 11:02:06 PM  

max_pooper: traxan: Bullshiat list is bullshiat. The Staples Center has horrible acoustics. I saw Rush there and it sounded atrocious compared to other shows I've seen.

Best I've seen are Shoreline Amphitheater in SF and the Providence civic Center. I grew up in RI so my favorite club will always and forever be The Living Room. RIP Randy Hein.

To be fair to the Staples Center, every show Rush has ever done had been atrocious.


I don't think that is particular to the Staples Center.
 
2013-09-22 11:05:04 PM  

traxan: Bullshiat list is bullshiat. The Staples Center has horrible acoustics. I saw Rush there and it sounded atrocious compared to other shows I've seen.

Best I've seen are Shoreline Amphitheater in SF and the Providence civic Center. I grew up in RI so my favorite club will always and forever be The Living Room. RIP Randy Hein.


I remember seeing Van Halen at the Staples Center, and noticing before the show that the ushers all had earplugs. I was in the front of the uppermost deck, not far from the raised speakers on one side of the stage. Do you ever get to the point toward the end of a concert where you're hearing the percussive element of a sound more than the tone it produces?

That same year I saw Rush nearby at the Hollywood Bowl. That concert was awesome, and the venue is excellent IMHO. Maybe TFA was just trying to rate high capacity arenas.

Also, back when I lived in the bay area, the Shoreline Amphitheater was in Mountain View. :)
 
kab
2013-09-22 11:06:01 PM  
Venues voted on by band members who have never actually sat in the audience at most of these places, and heard the relatively shiatty acoustics of said venue.

/to be fair most live shows sound pretty awful.
 
2013-09-22 11:18:34 PM  
The Tavern at Muir Beach used to be cool.
 
2013-09-22 11:19:04 PM  
I like Staples Center and the Hollywood Bowl. Parking is much easier (and closer) at Staples Center.
 
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