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Second Verse, Same as the First

By Sarah Dahnke in Arts & Entertainment on Jun 4, 2007 2:15PM

Same story, different magazine.

2007_6_4_schubas.jpgThe July issue of Paste Magazine contains a list of what readers have deemed the country's best music venues. When Playboy had their say back in January, the editorial powers-that-be decided The Empty Bottle was in the top 10 best venues in the entire country. However, the readers of Paste beg to differ and have chosen Schubas as one of the best music venues in the Midwest. The list, which is broken up into regions, also includes usual suspects such as The Fillmore in San Francisco, The Bowery Ballroom in New York and Stubb's in Austin, so Schubas is definitely in good company.

Chicagoist is definitely a fan of the venue. In fact, we even threw a party there. The fact that the club is built with a moderately sized stage and music room, attached to a separate, full bar and an upstairs perfect for DJ sets and dancing, makes it on the top of our list. Plus, talent buyer Matt Rucins has been booking consistently high-quality bills, and the owners keep the ticket prices fair. However, we don't want to get too caught up in our own drool-fest. We love the sound quality at Subterranean, the openness of The Empty Bottle, the size of the Abbey Pub ... We generally just love going to shows.

Anyway, did Paste get it right? Is Schubas better than The Empty Bottle? Is it the best venue in the city?

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