I went to a number of gigs this time round as well as previously.
Baby’s Alright, Bowery Ballroom and Bowery Electric, Trans Peco, Terminal 5, Alphaville, Gramercy Theatre, Mercury Lounge, Piano and Madison Square Garden are the venues that come to mind. They’re all good venues; especially Baby’s Alright. I’ve been to a few others too which I can’t remember and ones like Elvis Guesthouse and Shea Stadium seem to have closed.
If you check out:
It’s a excellent website to see who’s playing NYC at the time you’re there and then Google the bands to see if they’re any good. Came across the bands Bethlehem Steel and Den-Mate both of which I hadn’t heard of before and then saw live over there when I did cross referencing on that website and then the Google/YouTube searches.