Any clever band would use every inch of the podcast and alt-country radio show discussions, but what would really be handy is a list of good bars that host alt-country bands written by the people who know.
So speak up! When bands come to your town where should they play? What bars should they avoid and why.
My area : North Texas
The Double Wide
House of Blues
Lola's Sixth Street
Lola's Stockyards (there's two Lola's)
Fred's (smaller outdoor venue)
The Moon Bar
Rubber Gloves (RGRS)
Although the Tractor Tavern is probably my favorite venue in Seattle as I've seen many of the artists discussed on this website there and it's just a couple of blocks from my apartment but I would add The Triple Door downtown where I recently saw Greg Brown and Garland Jeffreys and have a ticket for Mary Gauthier opening for Chris Hillman on 11/24. It's more of a dinner music club than the funky Tractor and more expensive but they are booking a lot more Americana type artists now. Conor Bryne is cool too but usually book locals instead of national acts like the Tractor and Triple Door.
Can't forget Fitzgerald's - miss you in Chicago, Sarah!