For the past 2 years I've enjoyed live music at Joe's Pub in NYC.
The vibe is always cool, it always reminds of a jazz club, and I was blown away when I saw Corinne Bailey Rae there awhile back.
The only problem with Joe's Pub is the size and layout.
In February 2010, I purchased tickets to see one of my favorite musicians named Greg Laswell (I can sing you every song from his Three Flights from Alto Nido 2008 album).
I arrived at Joe's Pub which is located in NOHO an hour before the show started and the line was way down the block, by the time I got into the venue, I ended up seeing the performance from the bar in the back. I still enjoyed myself and I sang every song with Greg but I would have loved to sit and watch him perform.
The other day, I was going through some posts on Gothamist.com and stumbled upon an article titled; Thank You, Universe: Joe's Pub Gets a Makeover .... I clicked on the link and smiled.... there is hope!
Maybe when I return to see a show I will not feel crammed or have waiters constantly walking past me as they balance drinks and snacks.
Check out Greg Laswell at the show I attended back in 2010: