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Teragram Ballroom adds to L.A.'s music venue roster
Teragram Ballroom adds to L.A.'s music venue roster

The Mercury Lounge and the Bowery Ballroom have been key players in New York City's music scene since they opened in the '90s, and now both venues are about to get a new stepsibling in Los Angeles: the Teragram Ballroom. "I'm not here to plant a flag for New York," said Michael Swier, a founder of the Mercury and the Bowery. He was standing in the 102-year-old, former silent-movie theater that he and his partners are converting into the newest player on the hotly competitive L.A. music scene. His declaration is a preemptive strike against any "New York interloper" reactions to the Teragram's arrival. "This just seemed like the right venue in the...

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