This Manhattan hangout has gone through quite a dramatic series of changes in its lifetime. It was originally built just before the Wall Street Crash of 1929, which naturally diverted funds away from entertainment and left it standing desolate right through to the mid-1940s. It was then used as a retail space, and it wasn’t until way later, in 1998, that it was finally repurposed and became the music venue that we see today. Expect a roster of great indie and rock acts here.
This hip Brooklyn venue has definitely seen some changes over the years. In 2001, it burst onto the scene as Northsix, and is a standing-only spot where around 500 attendees at a time can catch everything from popular folk to electronic acts.
Head to Queens for something a little different, where this relatively compact but incredibly impressive venue has hosted legendary names for decades. In the 1990s a group of music-loving developers decided to give it a full renovation and by 2013 it was once again a shining star in the New York City music venue scene.