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)
Thanks for that Don , i'll have a listen.
We got lots of really good Country/Americana acts in Glasgow , 25 miles away, so i'm not complaining, i go to quite a few,
There's just nothing local , ie walking distance !
The Snorty Horse Saloon-Columbia,Mo.
Off Broadway-St. Louis,Mo.
In Asheville, NC:
Jack of the Wood
Jack of Hearts (actually in another town, but related to Jack of the Wood)
And in Greenville, SC, there's the fabulous Handlebar.
I would add The Wine bar to the Asheville list
Belfast, Northern Ireland.
The Black Box
The Errigle Inn
can't believe no one has mentioned the Cats Cradle and Local 506 in Chapel Hill/Carrboro NC
Starting this Sunday, February 3rd, 2013, we (Lucky Mud) are starting a new twice-weekly (yes, weekly) concert series at two awesome venues in the Florida Panhandle. We'll be playing one show a month, but we've already booked a line-up through June that includes Grant Peeples, Rebekah Pulley, the Bridget Kelly Band, Emmit Carlisle, Kelly Hunley (unplugged), Larry Mangum and many more. For more information, check out our newly updated website at: luckymudmusic.com
It's going to be a very exciting, and busy year. We hope to introduce touring Americana musicians and singer/songwriters to a new audience in North West Florida and, in return, show them the beauty of our part of the state. We have a Sunday afternoon concert at the legendary 100 year-old Roberts Hall in Lynn Haven, near Panama City, with a dance hall upstairs (currently being renovated) that has floor-to-ceiling murals and a stage where Hank Williams, Sr., performed a long time ago. The murals were painted during the hall's heyday in 1941.
Then, every Thursday night, our guest band gets not only an incredible outdoor stage but 3-4 nights in a very nice cabin at the beach in an award winning State Park at the end of Hwy 30A along the incredible Florida Gulf Coast. Picture miles of snow-white beaches. Two gigs, 60 miles apart, and a chance to be part of what we'd like to become a year-round folk festival.
(staying up late and getting up early)
Mike and Maggie / Lucky Mud
In Eugene, Oregon: The WOW Hall, Sam Bond's Garage, Tsunami Books, and Cozmic Pizza. A little closer to my home, and a hidden gem -- Brandborg Winery in tiny (pop. 200) Elkton, Oregon.
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands
Arts Alive Concert Series at Tillett Gardens
Hull Bay Hideaway
Winston - Salem
-The Double Door Inn
NW PA/ WNY
In Erie, Pa.- not much, maybe The Crooked I
In Buffalo, NY- absolutely no doubt- The Sportsmen's Tavern