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Listen to some jazz or rock at an L.A. club.

As the center of the music biz, L.A. offers a diverse club and concert scene, with something for every taste. The amphitheatres draw big names in colossal settings, but Joel Calahan ’04, outgoing music director of KSPC, recommends a couple of smaller venues—the Knitting Factory and Spaceland.

“Spaceland is the best,’’ says Calahan. “It’s very intimate and it gets good concerts. They do a lot of local bands and good touring bands. It’s the type of stuff we play on KSPC.’’ Spaceland shows are 21 and over, but The Knitting Factory is for all ages. If you are of an alternative rock bent, don’t miss the yearly Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival—a two-day outdoor event in the spring that touts about 80 bands. Headliners have included Radiohead, Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Cure.

Catalina, Spazio and the Jazz Bakery are top clubs for jazz, according to KSPC Jazz Director Jonathan Singer ’06. His pick is Jazz Bakery, which offers half-price seating for all students 21 and under.

“Of all of the clubs in the city, the Jazz Bakery draws the biggest names, and with the student discount, it is the jazz club to go to before graduating Pomona,” says Singer.
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