Arts & Entertainment: Music Venues
Enormous Modä is as theatrical as the 1920s movie house it inhabits.
Formerly the Matinee Cleveland, Mr. Cranky's is still a no-frills, no-attitude indie rock bar
It's not actually a brew pub, but Kent's only corner patio provides a picturesque view of downtown, from the strip to the rustic train station. The dim-lit tavern is a casual hangout for KSU students, who come for the brews and local rock bands.
When games aren't on -- and they're usually on -- the kitchen and a DJ spinning diverse tunes draw a crowd that's, on average, closer to 30 than 20.
This snug record store hosts occasional musical events, and always has a good selection of cheap music.
This downtown Akron club books bands that never would have found the Rubber City a few years ago — say, Dinosaur Jr. and the Drive-By Truckers. Between the touring acts, original locals take the stage.
The emo-punk haven formerly known as the Orange Street still has all the familiar faces, in addition to a new liquor license.
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