Arts & Entertainment: Music Venues
Formerly the Akron Scorcher's and the Tap House, the sport-and-rock-themed Ripper Owens' Tap House now has the former Judas Priest singer as a partner. When he's not on the road, he makes appearances.
The system still booms at the onetime Club Atlantis, where rock videos now spin on flat screens, and the stage hosts tough-as-nails local bands and national acts on the way up or down.
The city’s top metal and hardcore club gives fans their money’s worth: Most shows include at least four bands, and usually many more. The venue also includes the Pirates Cove side stage and upstairs Rockstar bar.
R/E is now a book-it-yourself rock club; each BYOC (Bring Your Own Crowd) night varies according to the acts playing, but odds are you'll encounter a hard rock or metal band. Or three.
Weekends, this rock café hosts punk, emo, and metal shows.
In the former Snickers building, this warm room has ornate wooden fixtures, and feels like a Victorian tavern -- but with red lights, a cool jukebox and a spicy menu.
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