6. The Ho_se

The Ho_se  is located on 28 Lawton St. and requires you to walk through a narrow first floor hallway down into a small sized basement space. This is perhaps the smallest of all the venues mentioned on this list and the experience can be likened to a New Brunswick basement show. The sound may get blistering (depending on who you see) and the room may fill up fast, but the energy quotient is certainly always high. Plus, there’s always a backyard to cool off.