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

Austin
The live-music capital of the world

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

Antone’s
The classic blues and rock club will be featuring artists like the Nappy Roots and Justin Townes Earle in the next few weeks. (antones.net)

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

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

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. (aclfestival.com)

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. (lazonarosa.com)

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. (collingsguitars.com)

Originally posted April 6 2012 — 12:00 AM EDT

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