Playboy’s Top 10 Rock Venues

You’ve known it for years: it’s not just T&A and Mariah Carey photo spreads that draw you to Playboy. You read it for the articles. And, at least this month, your excuse will sound slightly less absurd ’cause the bunnies have named America’s ten best rock clubs to catch up-and-coming acts, compiled alphabetically (via BV):

12 Galaxies (San Francisco, CA)
Black Cat(Washington, D.C.)
Cake Shop (New York, NY)
Doug Fir Lounge (Portland, OR)
The Earl (East Atlanta, GA)
The Echo (Los Angeles, CA)
Emo’s (Austin, TX)
Empty Bottle (Chicago, IL)
First Avenue (Minneapolis, MN)
Mercury Lounge (New York, NY)

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