Music Venues

“No Name” Club

432 N Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90036

(323) 651-1583

If you’ve spooned buttery corn risotto while watching Jackson Browne coo sweet nothings or popped salty beads of salmon roe between your molars in time with Twin Shadow’s synthesized drums, then you’ve been to the club that goes by “No Name.”

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Amoeba Music

6400 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90028

323-245-6400

They’ve just added a goth section at Amoeba Music, giving the best record store in Southern California a brand-new kohl-eyed pout…

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Chamber Music in Historic Sites

., Los Angeles, CA, 90210

How civilized: classical music in an intimate setting followed by discussions with the musicians and a repast.

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Champagne Bar At The Hotel Bel-Air

701 Stone Canyon Rd., Los Angeles, CA, 90077

(310)472-1211

If the opening of Masterpiece Theatre had been set in a piano bar, this would be Alistair Cooke’s roost

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Dub Club

1154 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90026

213-413-8200

What began as an enclave of old-school reggae lovers sharing music with friends is now one of L.A.’s longest-running dance parties—of any genre.

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Grand Performances

350 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90071

213-687-2159

Whether it’s a celebration of George Gershwin or the sounds of Afro-futurism, an accordion festival or throwback Latin funk, Grand Performances at California Plazaoffers an astoundingly diverse lineup.

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Grassroots Acoustica

1411 Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90291

310-450-6052

On the second Saturday of the month, singer-songwriters overflowing with talent perform in the funky coffeehouse setting of the Talking Stick in Venice…

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Greek Theatre

2700 North Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90027

323-665-5857

Nestled among the hills of Griffith Park, the award-winning Greek Theatre is a cultural icon…

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Hollywood Bowl

2301 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90068

(323) 850-2000

The Hollywood Bowl is one of the largest natural outdoor amphitheaters in the world. From its very first season performance in 1922, it has been a renowned Southern Californian locale where Angelenos have gathered to picnic and enjoy music…

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Hollywood United Methodist Church

6817 Franklin Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90068

323-874-2104

We like the idea of stress-free shuttle service the Bowl provides from Chatsworth and Rowland Heights and Lakewood but hate to give up the freedom our chariot affords us…

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Malibu Performing Arts Center

23825 Stuart Ranch Rd., Los Angeles, CA, 90265

310-456-6722

Granted, the first visit to the Malibu Performing Arts Center can be off-putting. The room seems more conducive to a sonorous lecture on law…

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Mickey Champion

4339 Leimert Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90008

(323) 295-9112

Microphones are for wimps. Mickey Champion is an old-fashioned shouter with no need for amplification, a roost-ruling, room-roaming tempest no mink stole or muumuu can fully contain

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Mike Stinson

street, Los Angeles, CA, 90230

The cosmic country music of Gram Parsons is alive and kicking in L.A. Its primary practitioner is reedy-voiced hipster Mike Stinson , whose hard-rocking honky-tonk is raising roofs and breaking hearts all over town, from the Scene in Glendale to the Cinema Bar in Culver City

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No Age

Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90013

Ever wonder what happened to the cool-looking clerks at Aron’s Records, which closed in 2005? One went on to form a band that’s among the city’s most intriguing

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Nokia Theatre L.A. Live

777 Chick Hearn Court, Los Angeles, CA, 90015

(213) 763-6030

Don’t be misled by the blinding advertisements outside or the metal gray interior—comfort rules here

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REMO

7308 Coldwater Canyon Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 91605

818-982-0461

Little ones who are constantly told to shush and sit still can let loose at the Kids Rhythm Club…

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