Los Angeles concerts are frequent and diverse, with bands from around the world making it a point to schedule a date or two in LA every time they tour. The industry’s biggest headliners stop by legendary large-scale venues such as the Hollywood Bowl and Nokia Theater, both of which seat thousands. But there are also smaller clubs notorious for launching the careers of some of music’s top acts. The ever-hip Whisky a Go Go in Hollywood
, for example, helped introduce the world to The Doors. Similarly, Tom Waits, the Pointer Sisters, and Guns N’ Roses all debuted at the Troubadour, which remains on scenesters’ radars today by hosting surprise performances by the likes of Prince and Dave Chappelle.