O'Death @ Cake Shop, NYC | Dec 31, 2006 (VIA)
ODeath @ Cake Shop

Playboy made a list of "America's 10 Best Rock Clubs". NYC scored two of the ten spots with honors to going Mercury Lounge and Cake Shop. Here's the whole list:

  • 12 Galaxies, San Francisco, CA
  • Black Cat, Washingtonb D.C.
  • Cake Shop, New York, NY
  • Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR
  • The Earl, East Atlanta, GA
  • The Echo, Los Angeles, CA
  • Emo's, Austin, TX
  • Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
  • First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
  • Mercury Lounge, New York, NY

Compare that to the Plug Awards where are the following stages are currently duking it out for the "live music venue of the year" award:

  • Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
  • Cake Shop, New York, NY
  • Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR
  • Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
  • Emo's, Austin, TX
  • Joe's Pub, New York, NY
  • McCarren Pool, Brooklyn, NY
  • Mercury Lounge, New York, NY
  • Schubas Tavern, Chicago, IL
  • The Echo, Los Angeles, CA
  • Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA
  • Union Hall, Brooklyn, NY

NYC owns 50% of that list which includes even more love for Mercury Lounge and Cake Shop. Who's missing?

Photo of O'Death's New Years Eve show at Cake Shop from the Music Slut.