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    Default El Rey vs Trubadour

    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?

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    Default Re: El Rey vs Trubadour

    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.

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    Troub is sold out, I read.


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    Default Re: El Rey vs Trubadour

    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.

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    Default Re: El Rey vs Trubadour

    i only like the troubadour because they have excellent lighting great to take awesome photos but the people who work there are not nice.
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    Default Re: El Rey vs Trubadour

    The El Rey.
    Whiskey Sour

    2 oz blended whiskey
    Juice of 1/2 lemon
    1/2 tsp powdered sugar
    1 cherry
    1/2 slice lemon

    Shake blended whiskey, juice of lemon, and powdered sugar with ice and strain into a whiskey sour glass. Decorate with the half-slice of lemon, top with the cherry, and serve.

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    Default Re: El Rey vs Trubadour

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arbouler View Post
    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!!

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    Default Re: El Rey vs Trubadour

    Troubadour is the best place ever.

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    Default Re: El Rey vs Trubadour

    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.
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    you're a debate that's more lopsided than a LA LA LA
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    Default Re: El Rey vs Trubadour

    i like the Troubadour because of its small size... being 2 or 3 people from the stage is pretty standard during a show.

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    Default Re: El Rey vs Trubadour

    The Troubadour is my favorite venue. The El Rey has really improved however, and they have gotten some great shows.
    My question: CWK?
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    Default Re: El Rey vs Trubadour

    The Troubador is cool, as is the EL Rey. I REALLY like Spaceland, the Greek THeatre, the Hollywood Bowl and Safari Sams.

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    CWK=Cold War Kids. Both shows are sold out now.


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    Guess that means they are about to be added to the coachella lineup.

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    the weird thing was i thought they were on the initial lineup release until gabe told me no.


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    Default Re: El Rey vs Trubadour

    Bummer, both sold out. They were good, if a little mobbed, at the Silverlake Lounge last month.

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    I don't like them.
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    Default Re: El Rey vs Trubadour

    I really like the Wiltern Theatre personally.

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    Default Re: El Rey vs Trubadour

    The El Rey used to be THE place for shows. Now the Troubadour and The Knitting Factory kick its ass.

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    Default Re: El Rey vs Trubadour

    The Knitting Factory has HORRIBLE shows. It is a good venue but they book crappy bands.

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    Sometimes they get awesome shit like the Album Leaf and The Books. But lately, Troub and El Rey have been getting the best shows.


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    Of course, best just means most appealing to me personally.


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    Fonda too.


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    Unfortunately, the Fonda has had good shows. I don't like going there. Parking around it is a bitch.
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    Default Re: El Rey vs Trubadour

    I like the El Rey and Troubadour the best out of the LA venues I have been to.

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    Default Re: El Rey vs Trubadour

    I really like the Echo and Spaceland as well, but Troub and El Rey are both kickass
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    Default Re: El Rey vs Trubadour

    Spaceland has the Club NME going on Wednesday nights.

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