David Greenwald is a Los Angeles journalist who contributes to Billboard, Rolling Stone and MTV. He's documented the local music scene and beyond since 2005 on his own site, Rawkblog. These are his picks for the best spots in L.A. to discover new music.
Discover Los Angeles
The 3 Day Weekend Getaway Guide to Los Angeles begins in Downtown, which has experienced an incredible renaissance that includes world-class cultural attractions and venues, acclaimed restaurants, vibrant nightlife and a thriving gallery scene.
Los Angeles is lucky to be one of the music capitals of the world, and musicians -- both popular and obscure -- often perform here. As a result, the city’s music venues are an eclectic mix, ranging from those by the beach to a Hollywood cemetery. These are the venues that any music lover visiting Los Angeles should check out on their trip.