I've found great music and open mics in NYC, but exclusively at bars. I miss the coffee house music of my college days, where I could sip a chai instead of a beer in a laid back atmosphere. [more inside]
Are comedy open mics as awful and cringy as music open mics? Can I have some suggestions of good ones in New York City and Boston? At the moment, I just want to be an audience member, with thoughts of maybe getting on stage at some point in the future. [more inside]
(For a friend) Where are the best open mics in Atlanta or close? [more inside]
How do aspiring stand-up comedians who aren't straight white men find success at open mics? [more inside]
Seeking the hive mind's advice on best practices for running a comedy open mic. Or, maybe I should call it a Mostly Open Mic. [more inside]
(East Coast US filter): Please help me find professional quality spoken word! [more inside]
Are there places in the Kansai area of Japan (at least Kobe, Osaka or Kyoto) where a gaijin with a guitar could play a few tunes? [more inside]
Help me avoid embarrassment. I have no training and couldn't tell you what my range is using, like, technical terms, but when singing I embarrass myself least with Amy Winehouse's song You Know I'm No Good. Taking that as my (only) data point, what song should I attempt at an evening of Sondheim?