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01:45 PM on 07/26/12 
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SaintSammy17
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Iowa:

Quad Cities - RIBCO - www.ribco.com

Iowa City:

Gabe's Oasis - www.icgabes.com - smallish venue, holds a lot of local bullshit. Used to attract bands like Nirvana and Smashing Pumpkins on their way up, but has fallen due to mismanagement.

Yacht Club - www.iowacityyachtclub.org - Lots of cover bands, lots of hippies, lots of drugs done in the stairwell

Blue Moose Taphouse - www.bluemooseic.com - Tied for best venue in town. Great sound system, great beer selection, has the Gabe's booker that made it great. Gets shows like Against Me!, Every Time I Die, Pop Punk's Not Dead, Hold Steady, and so forth. Great place to see big bands play in a smaller venue.

The Mill - www.icmill.com - Tied for best venue in town. Probably should be thought of as the "Hipster" venue, but great atmosphere, stage about 8 inches off the stage, and booths everywhere. Can thrash around and get knocked over by fat people like I did during Cursive and The Thermals, or you can chill out and get hammered to bands like Craig Finn (solo), William Fitzsimmons, and the like. The wings are good, too. Playing here should be the aim of every local band.

Iowa Memorial Union Main Lounge - scope.uiowa.edu- Great place to see a show, only 1000+ GA venue in town. Hampered by the fact that it's a dry campus. Recent shows include Wilco, Janelle Monae, All Time Low, Decemberists. Getting Childish Gambino and the Avett Brothers in the spring.

Des Moines

Val Air Ballroom - www.valairballroom.com - 2000+ venue, gets lots of buttrock, but also gets stuff like Dropkick Murphys and Modest Mouse.

People's Court - www.peoplesdm.com - Big, 1000ish venue that gets the bigger bands like Against Me!, Gogol Bordello, and so forth.

Vaudeville Mews - www.vaudevillemews.com - Very Small. Gets a surprising amount of metal bands.

House of Bricks - www.houseofbricks.net - Used to get a ton of the up and coming scene bands, but not so much anymore.

Ames:

The Maintenance Shop: ? - Not much known. I saw Say Anything here once after IARB came out, and that was it.

Might be missing some, but there's where I've gone. Also, when I say "Small" and "Big", I mean by Iowan standards. Seeing bands like NFG in a place like the Blue Moose is unheard of considering they place Houses of Blues (2-3k). It's maybe 5-7 hundred in the main room?
Also, just opened up this year in Des Moines is Wooly's www.woolysdm.com. Its cap is around 500 or so, and features all types of music. Most recently I've seen The Maine, Grouplove, and Forever the Sickest Kids there, but they've also had Lisa Marie Pressley. Later this year there are also going to be shows from Hoodie Allen, MUTEMATH, and Motion City Sountrack. It's really fantastic.
03:47 PM on 07/26/12 
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It'd be pretty much impossible to list all of the venues for California in one post, especially since I have no real clue about any venue I didn't post here, haha. I figured I could help out with some Southern California venues, divided up by city. Hopefully it'll help out!

Thanks for the info! I was looking up current/recent tours of bands I like and saw a few I definitely would've attended hitting up that Aladdin Jr's place. Not easy to find info online about it haha
06:51 PM on 07/26/12 
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Thanks for the info! I was looking up current/recent tours of bands I like and saw a few I definitely would've attended hitting up that Aladdin Jr's place. Not easy to find info online about it haha

No problem, glad to help! Aladdin is a little bit elusive. When I was looking on last.fm earlier, it sounds like I Call Fives is doing a stop there, so maybe they do have more touring bands than I first thought. I'd love to check out a show there to get more info.
01:58 PM on 07/27/12 
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Reggie's Rock CLub - 400 Capacity, no barricade, terrible, terrible location (shady as fuck), terrible sound, terrible place to see shows, luckily i have only been there once, merch is terrible, really not much positive things to say about the place, doesnt attract many tours anywway Upcoming Shows - Chiddy Bang, Anti-Flag

Gotta say that I disagree with you about Reggie's. I saw Nasum there back in May and it was a hell of a place to see a metal show. Perfect capacity, awesome crowd. Merch was solid. The only flaw was the layout of the place with the way it funnels you out, but as far as the concert space, it was awesome.
02:26 PM on 09/28/12 
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can we get this stickied? i feel i'm always searching for it, and has a ton of great info.
02:42 PM on 09/28/12 
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I like this idea, I changed the thread title so it makes a little more sense.

can you sticky this?
02:47 PM on 09/28/12 
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can you sticky this?

done.
02:48 PM on 09/28/12 
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sweet thanks!
02:55 PM on 09/28/12 
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awesome!
10:48 PM on 09/28/12 
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Texas

Austin:
Emo's - www.emosaustin.com
Red 7 - http://www.red7austin.com/

Dallas/Fort Worth:
The Palladium Ballroom - www.thepalladiumballroom.com
Tomcat's West - http://www.reverbnation.com/venue/tomcatswest
The Door's - http://thedoorclubs.com/home/
Tree's Dallas - http://www.treesdallas.com/
House of Blues Dallas - http://www.houseofblues.com/venues/clubvenues/dallas/

Mission/McAllen:
Geo's - http://www.geostexas.com/
Pharr Events Center - http://www.pharrevents.com/

Houston:
Warehouse Live - http://www.warehouselive.com/
House of Blues Houston - http://www.houseofblues.com/venues/clubvenues/houston/
Walter's - http://www.facebook.com/waltershouston
Numbers Nightclub - http://www.numbersnightclub.com/
Cain's Ashes (R.I.P.) - http://cainsashes.com/
Mango's Cafe - http://www.mangoscafehouston.com/
Anchor Church (R.I.P.) - http://anchorchurchhouston.org/
Bayou Music Center - http://bayoumusiccenter.com/
Java Jazz/Java Junction (R.I.P.)
The Meridian - http://www.meridianhouston.com/
MIC Dance Studio (Baytown)
Fitzgerald's - http://fitzlivemusic.com/
BFE Rock Club - http://www.bferockclub.com/
Scout Bar - http://www.scoutbar.com/
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (The Woodlands) - http://www.woodlandscenter.org/

San Antonio:
The White Rabbit - http://sawhiterabbit.com/
Backstage Live - http://backstagelivesa.com/

Corpus Christi:
House of Rock - http://www.texashouseofrock.com/
Concrete Street Amphitheater - http://www.concretestreet.net/

El Paso:
Tricky Falls - http://trickyfalls.com/
10:00 AM on 09/29/12 
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only problem is the list in the OP is out of date... it has links to like half the states that have been posted in this thread.
06:42 AM on 09/30/12 
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Also for New Jersey..

Union County Performing Arts Center (Rahway)
The Paramount Theater (Asbury Park)
The Convention Center (Asbury Park)
06:55 PM on 09/30/12 
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If no one has done Michigan.

Detroit Area
The Majestic Theater
The Magic Stick
The Shelter
Saint Andrews Hall
Hard Rock Cafe
The Filmore
The Fox Theater
Masonic Temple

Royal Oak
Royal Oak Music Theater
Modern Skate Park
VFW Hall (randomly it happens)

Pontiac
The Pike Room
The Crofoot Ballroom
The Vernors Room

Eagle Theater
iLounge
Clutch Cargos
Blue Note Cafe
The Silverdome (festivals)

Auburn Hills
The Palace of Auburn Hills

Flint
Woobies Bar
Flint Local 432

Ann Arbor
The Blind Pig

Lansing
Cooley Temple
Mac's Bar
The Loft

Frankenmuth
Fischer Hall

Grand Rapids
Pyramid Scheme
The DAAC
Adado Riverfront Park
The Intersection

I grouped some venues with the same link since they are in the same building. Feel free to tell me what to add. I know I forgot some really small ones but I knocked out a lot that I've been to.
07:06 PM on 09/30/12 
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woobies!
06:02 PM on 10/09/12 
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Here's a list of some in Georgia!

The Tabernacle - Atlanta: http://www.tabernacleatl.com
The Variety Playhouse - Atlanta: http://www.varietyplayhouse.com
The Loft/Center Stage/Vinyl - Three in one venue in Atlanta: http://www.centerstage-atlanta.com/
Swayze's - Marietta: http://www.swayzesvenue.com
The Masquerade - Atlanta: http://www.masqueradeatlanta.com
The Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta: http://www.thedrunkenunicorn.net
Smith's Olde Bar - Atlanta: http://www.smithsoldebar.com
The Earl - Atlanta: http://www.badearl.com
The Buckhead Theatre - Buckhead: http://www.buckheadtheatre.com
Georgia Theatre - Athens: http://www.georgiatheatre.com
40 Watt Club - Athens: http://www.40watt.com
Eddie's Attic - Decatur: http://www.eddiesattic.com
Gwinnett Arena - Duluth: http://www.gwinnettcenter.com
Philip's Arena - Atlanta: http://www.philipsarena.com
Lakewood Amphitheater - Atlanta
Chastain Park Amphitheater - Atlanta: http://www.classicchastain.com
Fox Theatre - Atlanta: http://www.foxtheatre.org
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre - Atlanta: http://www.cobbenergycentre.com/



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