Rolling Stone recently came out with the first article for a four part series on great music venues around the country. They've pulled together artists, managers, agents, promoters, and other people who work heavily in the music industry and polled them on the "most rocking small rooms in America". People on this list include Thomas Mars (of Pheonix), Mike McCready (of Pearl Jam), Miranda Lambert, Bassnectar, Denis Arfa (agent for Billy Joel, Metallica, and Rod Stewart), and Andrew Cook (Deadmau5's manager), as well as 17 other individuals who really know music venues.
Colorado was lucky enough to have three of our many venues make this list! The Belly Up (16) in Aspen, The Bluebird Theater (14) in Denver, and The Fox Theatre (4) in Boulder bring in some of the largest acts in the country and are very well known by us locals. It's great to see that the big acts we love so much, love coming to our state to play at these little venues for us as well! Congratulations to all those involved in those venues and keep on with the good work!
Rolling Stone's other articles are going to be released over the course of the next 5 months that focus on 'Theaters', 'Amphitheaters' (which Red Rocks is the cover photo for), 'Dance Clubs', and 'Arena/Stadiums'. You can read up on those as they come out by following the articles on their website here: Rolling Stone's 'Venues That Rock'