View Poll Results: What is the best venue in LA?

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  • Troubadour

    21 21.00%
  • El Rey

    13 13.00%
  • Wiltern

    20 20.00%
  • Henry Fonda Music Box

    27 27.00%
  • Palladium

    6 6.00%
  • Spaceland

    5 5.00%
  • The Echo

    3 3.00%
  • Viper Room

    1 1.00%
  • The Mint

    0 0%
  • The Roxy

    4 4.00%
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    Default Best small-midsize LA venue

    Which one if your favorite overall?

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    Troubadour. Perfect size and they give free ice water. Too bad the Echo/Echoplex hogs so many of the good acts of that caliber now.
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    I've only been to 3 of them (Troubadour, Roxy, Viper Room) - I'd put The Troubadour top out of those.
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    Default Re: Best small-midsize LA venue

    Funny, those are the only three I've been to also.

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    John Ahnson Ford

    One of my most favorite venues anywhere.

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    Hotel Cafe
    '99-'11...

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    Quote Originally Posted by humanoid View Post
    Hotel Cafe
    Is that where Tom Morello plays as The Nightwatchman all the time?

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    Also McCabe's Guitar Shop is pretty cool.

    Out of the above? I can't make a choice. Probably the Henry Fonda.

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    I've only been to the first 3, but I've had some good times at The Troubadour.
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    the mint has the best garlic/truffle fries.

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    Echoplex>Echo. That's what I think at least.
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    jesus christ, i leave the board for an hour to find the disneyland thread and there's all these fry threads. wtf?!

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    where's the avalon at?

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    Default Re: Best small-midsize LA venue

    Only been to the wiltern from that list... had a gig at Echo but the fucker cancelled.... got a Palladium date in November, i can comment then. Id like to see a gig at the Fonda... twould be interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Memorial_07 View Post
    where's the avalon at?
    Avalon seemed like a really dope venue... weird upstairs though. the floor was great though.
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    I wish I had access to all these venues...
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    I wish I had access to Red Rocks.

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    too bad it is closed during the winter! Closed from October to the end of April.
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    what does the winner get?
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    My penis.

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    Id say the best venue would be The Airliner. Or maybe where club Beat It is held at ha

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    My penis.
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    Default Re: Best small-midsize LA venue

    The Troubadour will always be my favorite venue. I've never gone to a show there and not had a great time

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    I dunno. Lots of the arguments seem hypocritical to me. Can't we leave it simply as: I loved the shit out of it, some hated the shit out of it, and that's just how some shows go?
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    Quote Originally Posted by iv3rdawG View Post
    Echoplex>Echo. That's what I think at least.
    This is truth. The echo is like... where they put shows when the Echoplex is already booked

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    I dunno. Lots of the arguments seem hypocritical to me. Can't we leave it simply as: I loved the shit out of it, some hated the shit out of it, and that's just how some shows go?
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    Default Re: Best small-midsize LA venue

    i was at spaceland thursday for deftones! fuck that places is SMALL! but deftones rocked
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    Default Re: Best small-midsize LA venue

    Fonda (roof) & Echo/plex (parking)

    But yea, the Ford theatre is pretty rad venue, they should have more shows there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lostsoul86 View Post
    fuck that places is SMALL! but deftones rocked
    To most people that's a good thing because you're closer to the band.

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    is this LA area? cause if it is its the Glasshouse
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    Quote Originally Posted by algunz View Post
    John Ahnson Ford

    One of my most favorite venues anywhere.
    that's a good one. saw Ladytron there a few years ago.
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    Spaceland is cool. yes it is small but so intimate and i like that glass encased bar area.
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    Yeah, people were slamming into that so hard at the Deftones, I was sure it was going to break. I guess it's plexiglass.

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