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15 Great Spots in NYC for Amateur Bands to Perform

So you’ve decided to start a band, embark on a solo career, or get into the world of music in some capacity. Now what? If you’ve already been laying down tracks in the studio, or dropped a seven-track EP, the road to fame is literally at your fingertips. All you need now is the right place to get your words out there and in front of a live audience. Don’t sweat it, though. We found 15 spots around New York City — since every aspiring musician must roll through the Big Apple at some point in their career — that are great starting points for anyone picking up the mic for the first time. If you happen to blow up at any of these locations, we’re calling dibs on your first big interview!

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