Okay, in years past we had many different preparties to choose from. There were mini-rock fests at local bars for smaller bands that wanted to get some attention and there were the magazine sposored parties like SPIN and FILTER... and we know what has happened to these. We got spoiled for choice and then they all disappeared or are severely limited.
So I am starting this thread in hopes people post other options.
Even suggestions on where to look or excellent bars in the area would be appreciated.