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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Streetalk: What are Atlanta’s best and worst clubs to hear music?

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Renee: Lenny’s. Most of the time the sound is terrible. Last time I was there I saw the Booze. Typical Atlanta band. Mediocre. Lenny’s is just dark, dirty and really smoky. The bathrooms are appalling. Plus, the door guy at Lenny’s is a big jerk. I like the Earl. The sound guy is great. The environment is better for hanging out and listening to music. The crowd is more relaxed, alternative, indie-rock sort of people.

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Korri: MJQ. They don’t follow trends. No radio music. It’s the best dance music. It’s upbeat like a club should be. The Velvet Room [is the worst]. They just play what the radio plays. It’s the kind of music that makes guys think they can grind on you. At MJQ, you can dance by yourself. Dance by yourself at the Velvet Room and somebody will come up and put their groin up on your booby like it’s an OK thing to do. Like it would be like shaking hands.

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Tom: Lenny’s. A lot of good bands in Atlanta only got good because of places like Lenny’s that allowed them to become good. It’s a place for people to do their thing. It’s important for a place like Lenny’s to exist. Worst place — the Masquerade. Easy. That’s the stupidest shit I’ve ever heard in my life. It’s dangerous and it sounds god-awful. The local bands are trying to get there because it’s a big stage. They think it’s kind of just neat. They’re not really interested in trying anything necessarily new.

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