LA is famous for some of its iconic rock clubs, attracting fans of classic rock, heavy metal rock music from all over the world. The recording industry in LA is like a mile stone for those who aspire to achieve stardom in the industry of rock music. History of Rock Music in LA goes way back to 1960’s folk rock stars to 1990’s grunge gods and today’s punk and indie bands. Sunset strip of Hollywood is renowned to be the unannounced capital of rock music.
Here Is The List Of Some Legendry Rock Clubs Of Los Angeles:
The club opened in 1957, has seen many legendary artists in their early days before they made it big. Some of them are Elton John, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and James Taylor, who has performed here before they really nailed it in Rock music. The club setting is kept in such a way that provides a very close view of performers on the stage. The beamed wooden walls of the club equally complement the club setting.
The icons like Bob Marley to Bruce Springsteen and there are so many artists who have recorded live albums in The Roxy. At the opening of this neon soaked sunset strip club in 1973, Neil Young played and since then the club has been home to many music icons like Guns and Roses, Frontman Peter Gabriel and Pee Wee Herman and the list goes on.
The mint has introduced many legendary artists like Steve Wonder and Willie Dixon and Ray Charles. Since 1937 the mint has been the historic home for the jazz and folk shows. Recently Jonhy Depp and George Clinton have visited the club just to have some fun. The Mint provides affordable bar services and unlike other clubs in LA the Mint has enough space to offer for parking.
Dragonfly has a fame of never being out of it swag phase. The club hosts some of the coolest acts of Los Angeles. The club has been the favourite of many of the music legends of 90s. Dragonfly is big time youth attraction most of the crowd in their is 20s something, the club hosts one of the best drum and bass night in LA. The Thursday night parties are easy on pocket; $10 covers for a musical night where international DJs performs.
Initially the club took start in North Hollywood and after one place to another in 2000 relocated in Skid Row – adjacent home. If you want to enjoy punk and experimental rock The Smell is the place and the graffiti and vegan snack bar is a added attraction. The Smell is downtown noisy attraction spot.
The viper room was founded by Jonhy Depp as co – owner in 1993, and has created a buzz with the discoveries like country love hang outs and wallflower. The place is decorated in pitch black colour and famous for the surprised act it host and turns a casual night out in to a magical one.
The Satellite, earlier was known as Spaceland, has been hosting one of the great indie act and alternative rock acts and has fame for instrumental music. The inside setting of the club includes blue and silver drapes on the walls, has been kept same as it was in Spaceland. This is club that polishes young art.
The Rainbow Bar and Grill
The Rainbow Bar and Grill was opened in 1972, the club hosted its debutant party for Elton John. The Rainbow Bar and Grill has been a one of the favourite rock club on Sunset Strip for rock stars and those who aspire to be in this industry, the club is famous with the name Rainbow room as well. The club setting from inside has been made in dark with a tinge of intimacy, and outside patio is noisy and in festive mood. The club has a autographed picture of Lemmy from Motherhood, who is a regular there.
Whiskey A Go Go
The place has been successfully managing its success since it has opened in 1964 to till now. The club has seen almost all the rock stars on its stage let it be Led Zeppelin to Nirvana and oasis and the list just doesn’t end. Now days the club is a platform of rap acts and covers bands.
The club is located between a gas station at one side and a strip mall on the other side. 3 club has a very slim cocktail lounge, decorated in dim lights and leather booths and a wall full of bottles. The club has played everything from sepia toned folk to peppy garage pop.