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El Rey Theatre

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LA’s Coolest Small Venues For Live Music

If you find mainstream music uninspiring, you’re not alone. Capture the energy that only real deal talent can deliver at one of these environment-rich venues, most of which are intimately sized for an up close and personal experience.

CBS Los Angeles–03/17/2013

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Best Indie Rock Venues In Los Angeles

Since the 1980s, the indie rock scene in Los Angeles has flourished, thanks to both mainstream and intimate venues that allow alternative bands freedom to explore their emotions, expertise, off-the-wall fashion styles and distinctive sounds through live performances as they pursue some sense of commercial success. With praise from a supportive audience of enthusiasts, the independent music scene in LA rides the bucking bull of fame through communities like Koreatown, Echo Park, Silverlake and Los Feliz.

CBS Los Angeles–12/31/2012

(L-R) Authors Greg Iles and Ridley Pearson perform with the Rock Bottom Remainders at Webster Hall June 1, 2007 in New York City. (credit: Evan Agostini/Getty Images)

Rock Bottom Remainders Saying Goodbye To Lit-Rock

The Rock Bottom Remainders, a contingent that has made it clear with every performance that literary giants like Amy Tan, Stephen King and Scott Turow really did make the right decision when they set aside their musical ambitions to write books, is calling it a career after two Southern California shows later this month.

06/17/2012