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The music lover's guide to...

The best venues and events in Austin, Nashville, New Orleans, and Portland

The live-music capital of the world

Waterloo Records
The famed store has a huge collection of vinyl and hosts regular performances. (

The classic blues and rock club will be featuring artists like the Nappy Roots and Justin Townes Earle in the next few weeks. (

Stubb’s Bar-B-Q
The legendary restaurant doubles as a music venue with upcoming acts like the Fray and Snow Patrol. (

Alamo Drafthouse
Watch music-themed films on Music Mondays at this outpost of the beloved movie-theater/restaurant chain. (

Also Check Out
Austin City Limits Music Festival
Oct. 12-14
ACL is the laid-back counterpart to the frenetic SXSW. This year’s festival lineup is still TBD, but last year Kanye West, Coldplay, and Arcade Fire all graced the stages. (

La Zona Rosa
The no-frills bar and venue features everything from Latin music to rock, including performances soon from Say Anything and Heartless Bastards. (

Collings Guitars
Guitarists as varied as Keith Richards, Emmylou Harris, and Lou Reed have all used a Collings. See where the magic gets made on one of the Friday factory tours. (