What are the best to see shows in?
What are the best to see shows in?
i've always enjoyed a well ran small venue.
hard to pick. clubs are fun for the energy, sweat, and closeness to the performers. but you need and arena or amph. for an amazing stage production full of fire, etc.. and once your favorite band makes it big it's sometimes hard to enjoy the shows as much if you have been around since the club days, you long for the shows/days where you see the same couple hundred fans at every show.
having said all that, i think the glass house, fonda, and el rey are some of my favorite places to see shows.
Last edited by JustSteve; 06-02-2009 at 09:24 AM.
small venues have always been more personal to me
I like smallish venues like the Troubador, House of Blues, etc. I think the best places hold slightly under 1000 people.
smallish? troub. is about as small as it gets, tiny even.
clubs for sure.
I chose SMALL VENUES. Only because I couldn't put down clubs based on the all too common fact that you're more likely to have to deal with a clueless douche who knows nothing about who you're there to see and proceeds to be an asshole through much of the artists set. It can happen anywhere, but it seems to happen more often in clubs. Otherwise if it's one of those wondrous crowds who have the common goal to just fucking enjoy the music, then a live show in a little club is the BEST.
Another question would be, "Sit down or Stand up shows?"
I would predict stand up would be the winner
Anything with E becomes a dance party. My vacuum cleaner becomes a dance party on E
Quick question, has anyone else here actually held a fetus? They're not very cute.
WHY ISN'T "POLO FIELD" AN OPTION?!
What's the difference between a small venue and a club? I can think of several places that can be categorized as both. What about theaters? Are they clubs or small venues?
I love the SF Fillmore, which is the standard to which I judge all other small venues.
05/15 Say Lou Lou @ Rickshaw Stop
05/20 Neal Stephenson @ PW
05/22 Skream & Scuba @ Mighty
05/31 The Kids in the Hall @ The Warfield
06/19 Purity Ring @ The Fox Theatre
07/03 toe @ The Independent
07/09 Spor @ 1015
07/11 Death Cab for Cutie @ The Greek
07/15 Memory Tapes @ The Independent
07/24 Phish @ Shoreline (?)
07/24 Social Studies @ GAMH (?)
07/31 Ratatat @ The Regency
08/07-08/09 OSL @ Golden Gate Park
08/17 Cayucas @ The Independent
10/02 The Tragically Hip @ The Masonic
I like small venues, and standing up in them, for all the aforementioned reasons. That said, there are a few obvious acts - Muse, U2, Springsteen etc - who benefit greatly from a big, huge venue, and a big, huge crowd.
but my fav continues to be the key club...
for large venues, i'll go with the Gorge, Polo Fields, & Glen Helen (and also the Lorelei @ Rockpalast)... fuck arenas.
& i got attacked by raccoons at the Greek...
Hands Down Small Venues. Only if the sound quality is good though. Nothing sucks worse than going to a small venue to see a STELLAR band and then the sound system sucks. I typically dont listen to big name bands anyway...so they never make it to the Larger venues...so maybe my opinion is not well rounded?
Check out Malbec:
...and a small venue with great sound = a club (imo)
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COACHELLA 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
any venue that can escape the bitch hands of ticketmaster