World's Best Small Music Venues

From NYC to London, Berlin to Mississippi
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 21, 2010 2:33 PM CDT
One of the creations available at the Pegu Club, in New York's SoHo neighborhood.   (©in-boulder)
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(Newser) – Want to see hear some great music in a tiny place? The Guardian asks industry insiders for tips:

  • Pegu Club, New York: Hitting this unassuming West Houston Street spot is “like going back to the great clubs of the 20s, when the staff were pretty and jazz and cocktails ruled,” says the director of one London jazz standby.
  • Po’ Monkey’s, Merigold, Miss.: “Ramshackle hut powered by a single cable,” Po'Monkey's offers “raw blues at its authentic and spine-shivering best,” says one music-travel exec.

  • The Hideout, London: Hit this Soho spot “after hours on a weekend and you might also find a doo wop or jazz band sandwiched into the corner between the usual crowd of transvestites, metropolitan hipsters and veteran Italian locals,” says the editor of music mag NME.
  • Wild at Heart, Berlin: “A whisky-soaked, no-nonsense rock ‘n’ roll joint in Berlin’s old anarchist district, Kreuzberg,” raves one rocker.
To see the complete list, click here.

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