Variety has been my personal favorite venue for concerts for a long time. They get really good names and a good mix of styles. Some of the performers I've seen here are: Baba Maal, God Speed! You Black Emperor, Adele, Adrian Belew, Bill Frisell, Grinderman and most recently The Residents. Not a bad seat in the house, always good sound, full bar and convenient to pre-show and post-show food/drink options.