NYC’s 5 Best Venues To Discover Up-and-Coming Music Acts

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New York is a hub for live music. But with so many places, where does one go to discover new talent? Here are 5 venues to visit in Manhattan and witness the next breaking act.

Rockwood Music Hall

196 Allen Street

With two stages and upwards to 12 performances a night, Rockwood Music Hall is the perfect venue to discover emerging talent. Whether you prefer an acoustic set from a singer-songwriter or a powerful full band, the venue offers it all and each stage boasts a baby grand piano. All shows are free unless otherwise listed and a one drink minimum is expected.

Mercury Lounge

217 East Houston St.

Just a short walk away from Rockwood, Mercury Lounge hosts two shows each night with the lineup varying from breakout indie acts to more established bands. The rock club is standing room only with the exception of a few booths lining the walls. A friendly venue, it’s a spot where you can see your favorite band play and buy them a beer afterwards.

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