840 McMillan St., Georgia Tech
To some extent, the "do-it-yourself scene is a creation of underage kids looking to experience live music outside the adult nightclub establishment. Longevity, however, proves tough for many venues located in the living room or basement of residences occupied by migrating college students. Located on the Georgia Tech campus, Under the Couch has become an all-ages institution by offering consistent sound quality, enough room for more than a hundred people and a wide variety of local and national bands. In contrast to large adult discos that allow kids inside once or twice a week, the atmosphere at Under the Couch truly represents what the all-ages format should. People go to hear music rather than tank themselves full of Pabst Blue Ribbon, write phone numbers down on napkins and babble while bands perform.