Moroccan Lounge

901 E 1st st, on the edge of Little Tokyo and the Arts District of LA has been home to a lot of venues. From blues clubs to bordellos, and restaurants, it has a storied history of places coming and going over the years. But as many writers say, The Moroccan Lounge is looking to be the venue that sticks around. The club is an indie music club that opened late 2017 and was the second project from the team behind the larger Teragram Ballroom. The venue was intended to be a close-to-300 person capacity music hall that would help establish indie music stars and give them a stage to grow an audience and develop their skills while giving music lovers a place that’s guaranteed to feature original compositions that avoids the mainstream curse.

Co-owner Michael Swier was quoted in saying that “It was always important to have a 300-cap venue where the newest of new bands could grow”, which has certainly remained the case if you look at their calendar of events. Little known bands come to perform at every event, bringing their sound and compositions to a clientele that craves for something new that billboard top 50 charts just can’t manage to produce. When the venue opened on September 12, 2017, the venue’s dual rooms were packed to capacity as local rock-luminaries performed in the Moorish features of the building. Fans enjoyed the delicate iron windows, the arched entrances, and the tile work that set a classic mood.

Early on, the owners of The Moroccan Lounge wanted to set up the venue as a counterpoint to the larger Teragram. While the Teragram was a big-occasion venue, The Moroccan Lounge was pitched as a place to unwind on a weeknight. The venue was popular with young TV writers, talent managers, and downtowners that wanted to swap stories in a comfortable and classy locale. For bands and indie music stars, the venue is also a perfect place to debut brand new material, with a crowd that tends to want to see it.

Kelcey Ayer, the Local Natives co-founder, had this to say about The Moroccan Lounge after debuting his new solo material at the then-brand-new venue: “It really was pretty amazing. There was definitely a nervous and excited, magic feeling floating in the air, knowing that it was as important of a night for the venue as well as for me.” This bond between venue and performer shows how tied The Moroccan Lounge is to its performers and how much bands and venues work together to succeed. Few other venues offer that kind of experience and that makes it all the more magical for guests and patrons.

Altogether, this emphasis on helping brands grow and develop makes The Moroccan Lounge a forefront on keeping music as part of the 1st street community even as it grows and changes over time.

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