The Fillmore

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A Fillmore gig is a sure sign you've officially made it. You'll pass the ghosts of Hendrix, Joplin, Garcia, and venue mastermind Bill Graham as you climb the stairs; in the foyer, grab a free apple and soak in an enormous wall of pop-star Fillmore alumni, while a full bar/restaurant lurks upstairs. The huge hardwood main room is the same place Hendrix and Miles Davis recorded live albums back in the day. The Fillmore's demographic has shifted younger in recent years (as modern and alternative rock have overtaken the classic and acid varieties), but it's still one of the best places in the world to see a show.

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