Los Angeles Area Rock And Roll Venues

Los Angeles Music Center

While on tour promoting her recently released album “Court and Spark”, Joni Mitchell recorded…

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 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…

Fox Venice Theater

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

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…

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…

The Palomino

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

Raymond Theater

From 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…

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…

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…