In terms of both size (the space is big, but not too big) and sound (the acoustics brought out the best in everyone from Southern rocker Jason Isbell to Southern California rapper Nipsey Hussle), few venues compare to Skully's.

In terms of both size (the space is big, but not too big) and sound (the acoustics brought out the best in everyone from Southern rocker Jason Isbell to Southern California rapper Nipsey Hussle), few venues compare to Skully's.

Runners-up: Woodland's Backyard, The Basement

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