The OurStage Guide for Artists
The Local 269 is one of The OurStage Guide for Artists.

1. The Local 269

269 E Houston St (Suffolk), New York, NY
Taverna · Alphabet City · 12 consigli e recensioni

OurStageOurStage: You might cherish your beat-up gear, but Local 269 provides a full backline. OS Dusty the RoboDrum performed there for industry pro Bruce Tyler in July 2011 after winning here:

Red Line Tap is one of The OurStage Guide for Artists.

2. Red Line Tap

7006 N Glenwood Ave (at W Lunt Ave), Chicago, IL
Taverna · Rogers Park · 23 consigli e recensioni

OurStageOurStage: There's no cover so you'll have to win over the regular crowd for them to throw a few bucks in the tip jar for you…and don’t bring your own sound guy. Rock on @

Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant & Music Club is one of The OurStage Guide for Artists.

3. Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant & Music Club

17 Holland St (btwn College Ave. & Winter St.), Somerville, MA
Locale Jazz e Blues · Davis Square · 63 consigli e recensioni

OurStageOurStage: A renowned mid-size destination for jazz/blues. Sunday afternoon blues jam is perfect if you’re not ready to rip a solo in front of 300 people just yet… For other blues options:

The Burren is one of The OurStage Guide for Artists.

4. The Burren

247 Elm St (at Chester St.), Somerville, MA
Pub irlandese · Davis Square · 70 consigli e recensioni

OurStageOurStage: Sign up at 6:30 p.m. to show off your new tunes at the low-key Tuesday night open mic. You won’t even have to worry about messing up that super tough guitar part! More venues @

Perks Coffeehouse is one of The OurStage Guide for Artists.

5. Perks Coffeehouse

685 Washington St (btwn Vernon & Day), Norwood, MA
Coffee-shop · 22 consigli e recensioni

OurStageOurStage: There’s no alcohol served and no cover charge, but you can sell your own merch and get tips from the generous, latte-sipping crowd. For more artist opportunities, check

All Asia is one of The OurStage Guide for Artists.

6. All Asia

334 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA
Luogo per concerti · 24 consigli e recensioni

OurStageOurStage: Perfect for a first gig. All Asia provides a PA, monitors, mics, stands, and cables, but be sure to book with a local act or risk an empty room. More perks for artists:

9:30 Club is one of The OurStage Guide for Artists.

7. 9:30 Club

815 V St NW (at 9th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Luogo per concerti · U-Street · 214 consigli e recensioni

OurStageOurStage: About 1,000 times bigger than the original 9:30, but great site lines and free cupcakes backstage if you're lucky.