If you are looking for something that is a little out-of-the-box to occupy your weekend, Philadelphia’s Trocadero (1003 Arch St., Philadelphia PA) might be exactly what you are seeking.
The small theatre, located on the edge of the city’s Chinatown district used to serve as a stage for vaudeville, and now hosts indie acts and cult movies. While the building doesn’t seem like it offers a lot to look at (especially its bland exterior), it is a the perfect place for bands to create names for themselves. The stage doesn’t just attract no-name groups as many bigger artists like My Chemical Romance also prefer it because of the Trocadero’s wonderful acoustics.
There’s next along the ceiling so when spectators jump along to the beat, the crumbly ceiling pieces are caught above you.
Certainly one of the best music venues around.
For more info, check out thetroc.com