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Best Live Music Clubs, Venues In Los Angeles

September 27, 2010 6:26 PM

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L.A. is internationally known as a source of entertainment and great music and we locals get to reap the benefits. Check out our list of the best live music venues in town!

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House Of Blues Sunset Strip

8430 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 848–5100
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The House of Blues Sunset Strip is located in the heart of West Hollywood, and is the perfect stop for a show! The tin covered venue was once home to the last live performance by Tupac Shakur. In keeping with tradition, the venue displays the “Crazy Quilt” and keeps a metal box of mud from the Delta Mississippi underneath its stage. You can also enjoy dining while you enjoy a show, or if you’re lucky enough, find a way into its exclusive Foundation Room.

troubadour Best Live Music Clubs, Venues In Los Angeles



9081 Santa Monica Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 276-1158
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The Troubadour club in West Hollywood opened in 1957, and has since helped launch some of contemporary music’s most talented performers. Musical greats such as Elton John and James Taylor performed there early in their careers. Their web site offers a very cool history page about the venue, like the time in 1970 when The Eagles’ Don Henley met Glenn Frey at the front bar.

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1717 Silverlake Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 661-4380

Since their infamous first show in March of 1995 featuring a few bands you might have heard of, Beck and the Foo Fighters, Spaceland is a musical hotspot known for breaking new acts. The 260 capacity venue features the best up and coming locals as well as touring acts. It also houses a state of the art sound system, lighting system, and 2 full bars.

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The Roxy Theatre

9009 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 278-9457
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The Roxy Theatre is a legendary nightclub located on the sunset strip in West Hollywood. It has a spacious dance floor and an outstanding sound facility, offering fans one of the most intimate entertainment experiences in L.A. Tons of famous and yet-to-be-famous acts such as Nirvana, Guns N’ Roses, Jane’s Addiction and David Bowie have played at this highly prestigious venue. The small On The Rox bar above the club is said to have been one of John Lennon’s regular hangouts.

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Hollywood Bowl

2301 North Highland Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90068
(323.) 850-2000
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The Hollywood Bowl is a friendly sociable place where people gather to picnic and enjoy outstanding music under the stars. The Bowl is the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the home of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. You may bring your own food and drink, but come early if you want a picnic bench across the street prior to your show!

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The Crash Mansion

1024 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 747-0999

The Crash Mansion is downtown L.A.’s premiere live music and event facility. Located among the skyscrapers of South Park, and just steps away from the Nokia Theater, Staples Center, and Los Angeles Convention Center, this historic 14,000 sq. ft. mansion is always filled with well-known musical talent.

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The Viper Room

8852 W. Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 358-1881
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The world-famous Viper Room has hosted the likes of Tom Petty, Oasis, Pearl Jam, The Strokes, Weezer, and even Iggy Pop. The intimate nightclub is adorned to represent the fashion of Harlem’s great jazz clubs of the 1920’s. This venue has always been a hot spot with celebrity stars such as Johnny Depp, even before River Phoenix died there of a drug overdose. The fees for tickets are relatively cheap so come pick your poison and enjoy a show!

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Key Club

9039 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90069-1828
(310) 786-1712
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Bill Gazzari, “The Godfather of Rock n Roll”, created the the Key Club back in the 60s with an inspiration for attracting artists such as The Doors, Van Halen, Alice Cooper, Tom Petty, Tina Turner, Mötley Crüe, and Guns N’ Roses. The club today hosts a diverse group of musical talents from Incubus to ‘N Sync. There’s plenty of room to stand, and multiple bars to order your drinks from. You can also enjoy dinner before your show starts.

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Greek Theatre

2700 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 665-3125
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The Greek Theatre is an outdoor concert venue owned by the city of Los Angles, and nestled in the heart of gorgeous Griffith Park. This 5,801-seat venue offers an intimate concert setting, with state-of-the-art acoustics combined with excellent site lines. The Greek Theatre has been named North America’s Best Small Outdoor Venue multiple times, making it a cultural icon of L.A.

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Staples Center

1111 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 742-7340
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In addition to it’s impressive schedule of sports and high-profile events, STAPLES Center continues to pride itself on also providing iconic concerts from the best of the best such as U2, Paul McCartney, Madonna, Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake, Garth Brooks, Phil Collins, the Rolling Stones and the list goes on and on.

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