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sin-é

from jeff buckley, shane macgowan, sinéad o’connor, posted in music by pete_nice

Started by Irish immigrant Shane Doyle in 1989, Sin-é was a coffee shop that serve $2 coffee during the day and had live performances at night. The intimate space became a hangout for writers, musicians and artists in the East Village, especially among fans of Irish music and culture.

Shane McGowan and Sinéad O'Connor performed here, and Jeff Buckley's first EP "Live at Sin-é" was recorded here.

An episode of the Documentary on One- RTÉ Documentaries called "Sin-é: Jeff Buckley's Irish Odyssey" goes into more detail about this location.

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the teragram ballroom

from ty segall posted in music by nevereatshreddedwheat

Ty Segall and Freedom Band's 2019 live album Deforming Lobes was recorded (and then mixed by Steve Albini) over three nights in January 2018 at the Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles.

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the figure 8 wall

from elliott smith posted in music by nevereatshreddedwheat

The mural Elliott Smith stands in front of on the cover of his fifth and final album Figure 8 is located on the wall of the Solutions! audio-video repair shop in Los Angeles.

In 2017 a bar opened next door, and they partially destroyed the mural in order to install some sweet windows. Bar Angeles, named after the Elliott Smith Either/Or track “Angeles," moved that portion of the mural indoors, but that bar has since been replaced by a Filipino restaurant that doesn't seem to have kept the mural as part of its interior decor.

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wayne’s house

from wayne’s world posted in movies by chewing_the_scenery

Wayne's World is set in the Chicago suburb of Aurora, but Wayne's house from the 1992 movie is here in Van Nuys. Garth's house, apparently renovated since filming, is right across the street.

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the american football house

from american football posted in music by nevereatshreddedwheat

I’ve never really listened to American Football (nor do I know too much about them), but I've heard this is the location of the house in Urbana, IL on the cover of their first album.

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