Technically this spot isn’t on Sunset (anything east of Figueroa takes the name of Cesar Chavez Avenue), but as a seamless continuation of the same street, we thought the Paramount very much belonged on this list. Boyle Heights’ nearly century-old ballroom has everything from Latino bandleaders to local punk outfits over the years. These days, the all-ages ballroom hosts mid-sized shows across genres (as well as Brooklyn Ave Pizza Co. in the same building).
There’s no dearth of places to hear live music in Los Angeles, whether at a revived theater in Downtown L.A., an amphitheater in Griffith Park or an astoundingly massive stadium in Inglewood. But the sprawling span of Sunset Boulevard takes the cake for both quantity and quality of clubs, concert halls, dive bars and theaters showcasing the best music in L.A. Here are the best spots to see a show along L.A.’s iconic 22-mile-long boulevard.
Original story by Hope Urban; updated by Michael Juliano.