Top 10 LA Live Music Venues

LA is home to several incredible live music venues offering an array of different people, styles and musical genres. Check out what spots made the list.

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#10: THE MAYAN
A downtown club with excellent salsa bands and locals ripping up the dance floor. The architecture is incredible with hand-carved, richly painted walls, a spectacular sun calendar and chandelier.
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#9: VIPER ROOM
Night after night of great local and main-stream performances. Expect unexpected big-name guests to take stage regularly. The intimate space allows you to get up close and actually see performers.
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#8: PALADINO'S
Rockers welcomed at this classic American rebel club. They have tons of band events with an array of performers from locals to mainstream bands. The spot has food, VIP packages and rocker karaoke nights.
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#7: TROUBADOUR
This legendary club has helped launch tons of mainstream performers such as Elton John and James Taylor. A popular yet hidden venue among serious music fans who enjoy listening to live music in an intimate and historically rich setting.
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#6: HARVELLE'S
This oldie-but -goodie is the oldest live music venue on the westside. This is a dark and sexy place perfect for live music, dancing and drinking to local bands. You will get various music genres, check the website calendar.
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#5: HOUSE OF BLUES
The ultimate live music and dining experience and just one of those famous spots you shouldn't pass up when you have a chance. You're as likely to hear the newest rock and alternative sounds along with traditional gospel and blues.
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#4: EL FLORIDITA
A Havana cantina in Hollywood with live entertainment to dine and dance to the high energy Salsa musicians. The food is great and dancing to the music is incredible. Be prepared to see some people really shake it on the floor.
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#3: BACKSTAGE BAR & GRILL
Aside of top-rated local bands, this super local dive puts the people on stage with karaoke. This spot is just plainly loved with cheap drinks and opened every day of the year. Jam out with locals and enjoy living in LA.
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#2: THE ROXY THEATRE
The legendary nightclub located on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. This influential music venue will put you almost arms length away from the performers.
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#1: SPACELAND
A mainstay in LA live music venues known for breaking new acts. One of the most popular nights of the week is Mondays which feature the best up and coming locals as well as touring acts. Stop by and see where famous bands get their start.
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