Jun 23, 2012 — There’s a special, indescribable euphoria when seeing a band you love up close and personal. An unnatural bond forms between you and the band and the strangers around you, as if you were all just let in on a secret that no one else got to experience. And that intimacy is what makes indoor music venues such powerful places to see a show.
Around the world are a handful of indoor scenes that consistently rise above the rest by bringing in the top musical artists and delivering viewers sensational personal experiences. They are sacred spaces where the performances of past legends linger in the air while new ones are ready to make their name.
Envision yourself rocking out to The Rolling Stones or M83 in a 19th century church in Amsterdam with the stained glass windows refracting the flashing stage lights. What about stepping inside the focal point of the 1960’s counterculture movement in San Francisco and seeing a show at what claims to be the birthplace of psychedelic rock?
Below are a few of the best music halls from around the world that week-in and week-out put on shows that will leave your local venue in the dust.
1805 Geary Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94115
211 Stockwell Road
London SW9 9SL
084 4477 2000
9081 Santa Monica Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069