Los Angeles Area Rock And Roll Venues

Amoeba Music

The Los Angeles location is a massive store filled with thousands of records, cds and dvds…

Al’s Bar

Al’s bar was a popular venue for L.A.’s 80s Punk Rock scene…

Nokia Theatre

The Nokia Theatre (currently called the Microsoft Theater) hosted the MTV…

Dolby Theatre

Formerly known as the Kodak Theatre, it has hosted the Academy Awards…

The Coach House

As one of the only venues in San Juan Capistrano, the Coach House has hosted…

The Golden Bear

Originally a restaurant built in the early 1920’s, the Golden Bear became…

The Cobalt Cafe

The Cobalt Cafe was founded by Dave Politi on January 17, 1991. The venue…

Natural Fudge Cafe

This was one of the many venues that up and coming acts would use to hone…

The Cheetah Club

The Cheetah was one of the hot places to play if you were an up and coming…

Theatricum Botanicum

The beginnings of the Theatricum Botanicum stretch back to the early 1950s when Will Geer…

The Trip

Owned by Elmer Valentine, who also owned and operated the nearby Whisky A Go Go…

The Cocoanut Grove

The Cocoanut Grove, was a supper club located in the Ambassador Hotel, it opened in April…

The Ice House

In the 1960s, Folk music was in its prime, and The Ice House was America’s top folk club…

Fox Venice Theater

John Lee Hooker recorded a live album here with Canned Heat called “Live at the…

The Experience

In the late ’60’s, this building had Jimi Hendrix’s head painted on the front and you…

The Masque

A small punk rock club in central Hollywood which existed off and on from 1977 to 1979…

The Viper Room

On Oct. 1, 1996, a paparazzo in the club snapped a photo of The Rolling Stones’ Mick…

The Wiltern

The Wiltern’s name was derived from its location at the intersection of Wilshire and…

The Palomino

The Palomino has long been known as a country-flavored club, but in the 80’s…

Raymond Theater

rom 1979 through 1991, The Raymond Theatre was known as Perkins Palace. It…

Rose Bowl Stadium

In June 1988, Depeche Mode played a famous concert here, Thomas Dolby, and…

The Roxy

At one time or another, if you played Los Angeles, you played at the Roxy. Van Morrison…

House of Blues

Part of the chain that includes locations in New Orleans and Cambridge, MA…

Ivar Bar

One of the few rock venues in the early 60’s in Hollywood, it then became a strip…

Staples Center

Incredible newer venue which opened in 1999 with concerts from Bruce Springsteen…

Valley Music Center

Many rock bands played here in the 60’s and 70’s including but not limited to: The Doors…

Greek Theater

A wonderful outdoor setting located in Griffith Park. Many of the top bands of the last…

Hollywood Bowl

The home of the L. A. Philharmonic, but has seen many famous rock shows, including …

Maverick’s Flat

Some great early black groups played here at what came to be known as the West…

Coconut Teaszer

This location has a long history as a club, but its longest incarnation was as the Coconut…

The Country Club

This site, which first opened in 1974, had been up and down constantly since its inception…

Dodger Stadium

Entertainers from around the world have performed here such as KISS, The Rolling Stones…

FM Station

Filthy McNasty had run this place since the early 70’s. The Band, Edgar Winter and many…

Gazzarri’s

The Godfather of Rock and Roll was a staple on L. A. airwaves with his commercials for years…

Gibson Amphitheater

Formerly the Universal Amphitheater, this longtime venue has been a rock and roll landmark…

The Forum

Formerly The Great Western Forum, it had seating for over 17,000 people, The Great Western…

The Anti Club

This was the closest thing left in L. A. to the underground clubs of the eighties. The Anti-Club…

Cathay De Grande

An influential small club where many bands including the “Go-Go’s”, “The Blasters” and…

Club Lingerie

Once a very popular club site for the late-night set. Don’t blink when you drive by as…

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