In all cases, phone up to fine out the suss.

There are a lot of small places, bloomfield bridge tavern, electric banana> for cutting edge punk bands you never heard of, lava lounge to see how many people can fit on the head of a pin, and plutos for excellent acid jazz. Looking larger, and more variety, buffalo blues gets buzzing, and has a variety of live blues acts, harp'n'fiddle has irish ceili dancing, heaven has big band swing. Both rosebud and cozumel do Latin-American dancing, with rosebud also gets in a lot of other genres. luciano and nicks fat city are larger locations for hearing out of town good stuff. The big names in town for live bands are graffiti, which is exclusively live bands, and metropol which does everything!