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Top 5 Unusual (But Brilliant) Places to Perform in LA

Canter's Deli. (Image via thenedfiles.com)

Los Angeles certainly has its fair share of great music venues. But what if you're looking for something a little different? Stop playing it safe and check out these five nontraditional venues that might be looking for some local music talent.

Top 5 Los Angeles Venues That Local Bands Love Playing

Born Ruffians perform at the Troubadour. (Image via flickr.com)

The music community in Los Angeles is as diverse as the city's population. You've got your downtrodden singer-songwriters, wannabe pop stars, hipster indie rock bands, too-smart-for-their-own-good MCs – and that's just the beginning. There's a lot of talent in LA, and luckily, there are a lot of venues that will gladly put that talent on display. You don't move to LA and play the Hollywood Bowl the next week, but that doesn't mean you won’t be able to play your music in front of an audience. Here are five venues that Angelenos check out when they want to hear the best local talent.