Glasslands reigns supreme as the best indie venue in NYC. This spot rose from the ashes of the Williamsburg DIY scene, being one of the first to successfully go legit. Housed in a warehouse space on Kent Avenue in Williamsburg, today Glasslands still maintains the DIY aesthetic while boasting high-end professional sound and a vibe of authenticity you can’t fake. The much-loved cloud installation that used to be above the stage was recently replaced by cool clusters of lights that bring to mind bioluminescent deep-sea creatures. Most importantly, almost every indie level artist passes through here on tour, and NYC staples stills swing by on a regular basis.