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Spotlight On…Aya Irini, Istanbul

Aya Irini

  Located in the Topkapi Palace grounds, in the first courtyard behind the Hagia Sophia, the Byzantine church of Aya Irini features classical music concerts and art exhibitions year round during important festivals such as the Istanbul International Music Festival in June and July. It is said that Aya Irini has the be acoustics in the world so a concert ... Read More »

Spotlight On…Amoeba Music, Berkeley CA

Amoeba Music, Berkeley California

  Amoeba Music boasts the title of “largest independent record shop in the world” and it’s not hard to believe when you gaze out across their crammed racks of cds and vinyl.   Started in 1990 in Berkeley, California by former employees of Rasputin Records, the passion the owners and their staff have for music at Amoeba is evident in ... Read More »

Spotlight On…The Corn Exchange, Edinburgh

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Now in it’s 11th year, The Edinburgh Corn Exchange is one of the best places in Edinburgh to see live touring acts with a medium to large audience. Situated away from the city center of the Royal Mile and Prince’s Street in the suburb of Chesser, the Exchange functions not only as a state of the art concert venue, but ... Read More »

Spotlight On…Pony, Melbourne

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If you thought New York City bars partied hard well, trust us, they have nothing on Melbourne’s Pony whose tagline “Rockin’ ’til 7:00am!” is completely apropos.   Pony is a Melbourne staple, a grungy all-night rock bar known for its adventurous live programming and 2am headline slots. Hosting often free shows in its intimate upstairs venue and keeping the music ... Read More »

Spotlight On…Brixton Academy, London

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Though technically entitled the “O2 Academy, Brixton,” the building which houses the famous Brixton Academy in London was once the location of a bustling film house, The Astoria. Built in 1929, The Astoria saw many film premieres and the BBC would occasionally broadcast live acts playing The Astoria stage. In 1972, the theater closed but later that year reopened as ... Read More »

Spotlight On…The Bitter End, NY

The Bitter End

The Bitter End operates under the guise of New York’s longest running nightclub. Whether this is actually true doesn’t really matter, what matters is that for nearly 50 years, The Bitter End has been one of the most cutting edge and established venues in New York City, hosting comedy and music on a nightly basis. Read More »

Spotlight On…The Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn

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It’s not often you would go to a bowling alley to do anything but bowl, but The Brooklyn Bowl isn’t your typical bowling alley. Outfitted with a 600 capacity concert space, a renowned bbq restaurant, known to have the best fried chicken in New York by the way, and a bar stocked with 10 different varieties of local brew, at ... Read More »

Spotlight On…Electric Lady Studios, NY

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Electric Lady Studios in New York is one of those places that hold a venerable spot in rock and roll legend. Started by Jimmy Hendrix in 1970 after him and his business partner bought a nightclub but decided they needed a studio instead, the studios were designed by well-known architect and acoustician John Storyk and were custom built for Hendrix ... Read More »

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