Best Venue for Live Music Orange County 2009 - Detroit Bar
Readers' Choice: House of Blues
This joint gets a lot of love around these parts, and with good reason: What other venue is going to bring cutting-edge indie rock acts such as Deerhunter, Mew and Ida Maria to the county? Or alt-rock legends such as Dinosaur Jr. and Frank Black? What about hip-hop names such as GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan and People Under the Stairs? Or host regular DJ nights such as Bristol Sessions and Busywork? Or regularly support budding local talent through its Monday-night residencies and New Music Tuesdays? If a place did one of these things, it'd be pretty cool; doing all of them means it should be every OC music fan's first stop when searching for nightly entertainment.