Venue Spotlight: The Novo

Much to my surprise, this isn’t a new place but Club Nokia with a whole new name. Okay, well the last time I was in this building it was it was going by its former moniker but it looks like this place is still doing their thing and perhaps doing it better. Looking at what’s coming up, shows for $5 and $15, umm, yes please! While it may have a new name, The Novo still got the same great music in mind.

Contact Info:

Address: 800 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Phone Number: 213-765-7000
Website: The Novo


Having never been to The Novo, but Club Nokia – this memory stems from there. The venue was new to the LA Live home in Downtown, and I headed out for what was their first general admission show for Taking Back Sunday. The year escapes me, but it was one of the first times 3Oh!3 entered my life and they were horrendous that night. They appeared to have no idea what they were doing and I was more than grateful when their time was done. I never would’ve guessed years later that I’d actually enjoy seeing them at Warped Tour. Other than that, what I will always appreciate about this show was seeing how the new staff managed themselves throughout the night. Some seemed like veterans and others were wide-eyed to the whole experience, plus – Taking Back Sunday never disappoints when they step onto a stage and I think I’d go on to see them at least once more there. Perhaps I’ll see them again at The Novo?

Upcoming Shows:

4/1 Andre Nickatina
4/2 Sandra, Savage, Patty Ryan & Timmy T
4/9 Ginuwine & Mya
4/10 DMX
4/17 Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
4/20 Cheech & Chong – 420 Celebration
4/21 Snakehips
4/23 King Lil G
5/1 Arabo Ispiryan
5/12 Aesop Rock
5/14 Nemr Abou Nassar
5/16 Tech N8ne
HONORING Smokey Robinson
5/21 J Boog
5/25 Reggae Republic
5/26 Jim Norton
5/27-28 The Used
7/18 Streetlight Manifesto

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