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Worst of OKC: Worst Place to Listen to Live Music

8:00 PM EDT on July 11, 2008

Picking the worst place to listen to live music in Oklahoma City is like picking your favorite pothole on NW 23rd...there are plenty to choose from.

Anyway, since we are nice and it is a Friday, we narrowed all the terrible venues down to five great nominees.* Vote after the jump.

*To keep things entertaining and possibly competitive, we left off Toby Keith's I Love This Bar and Grill

Belle Isle Brewery
Remember in Spinal Tap where they turn the volume up to 11? The Belle Isle Brewery is kind of like that, only they blow it up to 38. Seriously, the sound system there is so terrible even good local bands (like The Ugly Suit who is playing there tomorrow night) sound bad there.

Cheeseburger in Paradise
Any place that hires the Dave Morris Duo to churn out Tom Petty cover songs has to make the list, right?

The Conservatory
The Conservatory is actually a good place to see local bands (like the show tomorrow night featuring Anchors for Arsenal. If you see me there, buy me a Newcastle), but the bathrooms there are so disgusting that even the syphilis virus stays away from them. Seriously, you'd be better off pulling a Jerry Giordano then using one of their bathrooms.

Crossroads Mall
Every now and then, Crossroads Mall will have a concert in their atrium. Use your imagination and think of how spectacularly bad this would be. Then imagine telling your friends you are going to Crossroads to watch a band? If you say that, I think you can legally get punched in the face.

Ford Center
If you are at a Ford Center concert, it probably means that you are throwing away $100 to watch a washed-up baby boomer band play old hits. Of course that is better than going to a Blazers game.

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