The Allman Brothers Band concluded their monumental 45 year history with a three set final show blowout at New York’s, Beacon Theater Tuesday night (10/28). With Derek Trucks playing Duane
We fill you in on two big stories from the Allman Brothers Band camp.
For the uninitiated, simply seeing one’s favorite bands or musicians in the live setting might be enough, but around these parts – where our average reader sees upwards of 50 shows per year – we’re pretty picky about our venues. Our staff and our readers like to see our favorite acts, but we like to see them in an ideal setting, with the perfect acoustics, unobstructed views and ample room – all while washing down some frosty craft brews. Over the next year we aim to detail the best venues in San Francisco, Denver, Chicago and New York City. We’ve started at home here in NYC.
In order to tackle this highly subjective topic, we asked our NYC-area staff members and a few local residents who see upwards of 100 shows a year to rank every venue we could think up – over 60 in total – from 1 to 20. Once we got the scores in from everybody, we utilized a highly complex algorithm called “averaging,” whereby we churned out our aggregated list of Hidden Track’s Best New York City Music Venues, fifteen to be exact.
1) Brooklyn Bowl – 61 Wythe Avenue, Williamsburg, NY 11211
History – Make no mistake, while it seems pretty New Yorky of us to pick the new kid on the block as the top venue, it’s not the novelty of newness that makes Brooklyn Bowl our favorite. True, the venue did just open July 7th, 2009, but the “for us, by us” nature of the venue – which comes from the same bloodlines as former NYC jam mecca, the Wetlands Preserve – assures that this place will hold court for many of the great NYC concerts for years to come. READ ON for more on our top NYC venues…
You couldn’t help but be surprised at the lack of guests over the first four nights of the Allman Brothers Band’s annual March Madness run as previous runs at the
The Allman Brothers Band March Madness run continued tonight at the United Palace where the band played their fourth of eight shows in Uptown Manhattan. Once again, the evening was
It’s too bad longtime owner of the United Palace, Reverend Ike, wasn’t around to see the Allman Brothers Band take up residence in the building he saved from destruction in
The USANA amphitheatre located on the outskirts of Salt Lake City, Utah, in West Valley City, may be able to join that list of awe-striking venues. The Wasatch Mountains serve as a backdrop for the stage, vying for your attention with their imposing beauty.