Being an avid concert go-er, one of my fav spots to see a show is Hollywood’s Music Box. I would go as far as saying that most of the best shows I have been to have been at The Music Box.
Top 6 reasons I love the Music Box (in no special order)
1. It is very versatile in the sense that seeing The Kills is just as good as seeing Avicii; I wouldn’t want to see Avicii at the Wiltern. I have seen a lot of bigger artists that I love here which is amazing because it’s smaller and a more intimate venue then lets say the Hollywood Bowl or the Gibson Amphitheater.
2. It’s the perfect size venue for me; any seat is a good seat or any place you stand you can see all that you need to see. (Let’s remember I am 5’3″)
3. Parking can be a huge pain for some shows but there is always parking somewhere for The Music Box
4. While the huge 3rd floor outdoor patio is a favorite of smokers, I love this outdoor area because it overlooks all of Hollywood to the west and east sides. I also love this area because I can hang out here and talk with friends while waiting for the band I came to see to start; They have TVs outside which show you who is currently on stage. One is also able to get a drink on the third floor.
5. This theater is very gorgeous and so reminiscent of old Hollywood style theaters. It’s beauty has withstood since it’s days as the Henry Fonda through today as the Music Box.
6. The acoustics and sound are always on par, unlike other venue’s where it is very hit or miss.
Hollywood’s Music Box has closed its doors, venue promoter Goldenvoice confirms. A spokeswoman for the promoter, however, noted that Goldenvoice was still hoping to stage its events at the space, and concerts that were due to go on sale this weekend, such as a March 22 show for the ’60s influenced pop of the Cults, would go on sale as planned.
“At this time, it is our understanding that the closing of The Music Box is a short term closure, please be patient with us as we work out the details as they pertain to our previously scheduled shows,” wrote the promoter in a statement.
A follow-up call to Goldenvoice yielded little more in the way of information regarding the 1,300-capacity venue, as Goldenvoice’s Lindsay Lyons mentioned the company was still waiting to speak to owners of the Music Box to hopefully sort out details. Calls to all of the Music Box’s executives all went straight to voicemail, and none has been returned yet.
The news was first reported on the blog of LA Weekly writer Lina Lecaro, L.A. Slush. While L.A. Slush quoted anonymous sources, the site reported that venue sound systems and lighting fixtures had been removed from the building.
Among the shows currently on sale at the Music Box are a Jan. 26 show from Blink-182 off-shoots Angels & Airwaves, a Feb. 2 show from alt-country forebears the Jayhawks, and New Orleans bandleader Trombone Shorty on Feb. 11. - LOS ANGELES TIMES BLOG