Mississippi Studios used to be a Baptist church, and if you have ears, or very recently had ears, the expertly designed acoustics at this venue are just for you. It’s a smaller, balcony-above-bar type place, the bonus being that the next- door bar (called BarBar) is nearby in case the in-studio bartender gets backed up. Live music on a national-talent level for $10? You got it. This is a place to get those ears properly spoiled. Live music for this price elsewhere will just leave you sad, and maybe a little bitter about life. One quirky/awesome booking option is to rent out the upstairs, which is a well-designed spacious apartment, and make your concert a mini vacation.
• 3939 North Mississippi Avenue, +1 503 288 3895