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elChurro
01-24-2007, 10:17 AM
I want to drive out to see CWK in February, curious what venue would be better, never been to either of the two. I'm leaning towards the Trubadour only because its on a Thursday.

anyone?

bballarl
01-24-2007, 10:20 AM
They are good for different reasons. Troubadour is only like 320 capacity, so it's really intimate, but its not nearly as nice as the El Rey, which is bigger and sounds better I think. I like both though.

tessalasset
01-24-2007, 11:01 AM
Troub is sold out, I read.

suprefan
01-24-2007, 11:16 AM
I like both, The Troub is tiny and you could just stand by the bar and not feel so far away watching. I really like the El Rey though since more shows have been popping up there in the last couple years and its nice and sounds good.

arbouler
01-24-2007, 02:06 PM
i only like the troubadour because they have excellent lighting great to take awesome photos but the people who work there are not nice.

fatbastard
01-24-2007, 02:11 PM
The El Rey.

chunk
01-24-2007, 02:15 PM
the size of the venue is the biggest difference. when shows sell out at the troubador, people are packed in like sardines. very hard to get to the bar or bathroom or anywhere.

suprefan
01-24-2007, 02:17 PM
i like the el rey because tessa works there but i dont usually go to the el rey.

i only like the troubadour because they have excellent lighting great to take awesome photos but the people who work there are not nice.

Well they just moved around some lighting there and it has helped immensely. I found this out this past weekend so I was pleased. My long shutter photos rock now!!

Boourns
01-24-2007, 03:11 PM
Troubadour is the best place ever.

mountmccabe
01-24-2007, 03:47 PM
My pick would be the Troubadour over the El Rey but I have only been to the El Ray once and it was about 4 years ago. And I like smaller venues, generally.

dorkfish
01-24-2007, 11:03 PM
you're a debate that's more lopsided than a LA LA LA

daniel
01-24-2007, 11:27 PM
i like the Troubadour because of its small size... being 2 or 3 people from the stage is pretty standard during a show.

bmack86
01-25-2007, 12:52 AM
The Troubadour is my favorite venue. The El Rey has really improved however, and they have gotten some great shows.
My question: CWK?

kroqken
02-10-2007, 11:07 AM
The Troubador is cool, as is the EL Rey. I REALLY like Spaceland, the Greek THeatre, the Hollywood Bowl and Safari Sams.

tessalasset
02-10-2007, 12:15 PM
CWK=Cold War Kids. Both shows are sold out now.

vinylmartyr
02-10-2007, 12:17 PM
Guess that means they are about to be added to the coachella lineup.

tessalasset
02-10-2007, 12:18 PM
the weird thing was i thought they were on the initial lineup release until gabe told me no.

Courtney
02-10-2007, 03:47 PM
Bummer, both sold out. They were good, if a little mobbed, at the Silverlake Lounge last month.

bmack86
02-10-2007, 06:37 PM
I don't like them.

kroqken
04-17-2007, 07:12 PM
I really like the Wiltern Theatre personally.

boyalien0
04-17-2007, 07:37 PM
The El Rey used to be THE place for shows. Now the Troubadour and The Knitting Factory kick its ass.

kroqken
04-17-2007, 07:52 PM
The Knitting Factory has HORRIBLE shows. It is a good venue but they book crappy bands.

tessalasset
04-18-2007, 12:32 AM
Sometimes they get awesome shit like the Album Leaf and The Books. But lately, Troub and El Rey have been getting the best shows.

tessalasset
04-18-2007, 12:32 AM
Of course, best just means most appealing to me personally.

tessalasset
04-18-2007, 12:32 AM
Fonda too.

bmack86
04-18-2007, 12:35 AM
Unfortunately, the Fonda has had good shows. I don't like going there. Parking around it is a bitch.

bballarl
04-18-2007, 12:39 AM
I like the El Rey and Troubadour the best out of the LA venues I have been to.

bmack86
04-18-2007, 12:40 AM
I really like the Echo and Spaceland as well, but Troub and El Rey are both kickass

kroqken
04-18-2007, 08:06 AM
Spaceland has the Club NME going on Wednesday nights.