I'm such a huge (HUGE) fan of the House of Blues. Where else in LA can you see Prince, Steel Panther and Augustana in the same venue, potentially in the very same week!! :D As a consumate music lover and earliest adopter of all things truly indie, I'd say this is by far the best place in town to discover new sounds, grooves and acts. Once saw Peter Fairman of the Unsheathed and Uri Bogler in the Foundation Room and lost my mind and soul. WHAT. A. SET. Paid a solid dime for parking though. There're always thorns I guess... Anyway, the babes are always hangin' and you're only minutes away from Saddle Ranch and Skyy Bar (sick!). Drop some knowledge on the tourists and your bound to make a score -- or two -- haha. See you on the floor.