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What are the good small venues these days? I want to book something with my soft rock/rap-hop project and am thinking something low key (we aren't that good).
 
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There are a lot of great smaller, DIY venues in town, but they only have good music.


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Originally posted by boomhead:
There are a lot of great smaller, DIY venues in town, but they only have good music.

Thank you for your 2 cents.


I'll clarify a little- What are the good small-ish venues for bands starting out? Stage/area should be large enough for a normal drum set, minimal or no PA required, general volume level more like combo amps than stacks, atmosphere non-metal/country (non-douche preferable), business aspect relatively low stress.

There used to be a few venues in my area in recent years but I think they've all shut down.

- Black Market Goods
- The Agency
- Amped (are they still open?)

Places I can think of:

- Winnings
- Blackbird
- Brickyard

Anyway, I was just wondering what else is out there. I used to be more on top of this stuff and am trying to find some appropriate options for my friends in this project to get a little more experience playing out.
 
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Amped moved downtown. There's also Kosmo's, Gasworks, Orchid Chamber, Outpost (if you have money), Warehouse 508. I know there's a few more, I'm sure you can track them down on Google.


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is kosmo's still doing shows? i haven't seen anything booked there in forever and every time i've emailed them i've never heard anything back.


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I like the good old house party venue.

 
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I want to perform in an outhouse with a small crowd outside.
 
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Sounds shitty.
 
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Check with The Plant and also Small Engine Gallery. Both excellent venues for what you are looking for.
 
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Small Engine Gallery


We don't do bands that "aren't that good".
We don't do soft rock/rap-hop unless it is uglier than FUUUCK.
 
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Whatever sssk, Ive seen some crap bands play at both places.
 
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But I can see that place not wanting a rock rap Project in there like what dude is talking about Wink
 
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The Agency is indeed closed. We ran for a year, and closed with grace.

Best small venues:

Amped
Gasworks

Bout all I can think of. Good luck


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Originally posted by virtuous:
Whatever sssk, Ive seen some crap bands play at both places.


Well bully for yr ass then.
 
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Thanks for the tips everyone.

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Originally posted by sssk:
We don't do bands that "aren't that good".
Raven, isn't your label basically populated by drone/noise experiment music? Your taste in what's good is clearly unconventional, if not slightly questionable. Wink

Update: We parted ways with our noob guitarist. The overall sound has had some improvement, but it's still Rap-Hop.

http://soundcloud.com/dr_thunda/rap-hop-demo-track-2

http://soundcloud.com/dr_thunda/rap-hop-demo-3
 
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You are correct.

The thing is, nobody wants a self-described band that's "not that good".

Checking out the links now. Might have lots of shows in the summer, so good to know you exist.
 
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damn thunda! soft rock/rap hop? that's my new schtick! can i sit in? i'm softer that Charmin and i've got more hops than Marble brewery... and i can think of at least two dozen things that rhyme with "uglier than FUUUUCK"
 
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Haha... nice idea, you sound good for the part... but forget that! Let's start a Doom/Rap band with a few noise dudes thrown in (preferably someone who can make beats/noises using a blender and a broken 8-track). Best of many worlds... all you have to play are a few bar chords at about 60 BPM and we can get all the gigs we want at Small Engine.
 
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