These are the places to rock...or snap your fingers to the beat if you'd rather be low key. If you live in these college cities, be sure to check out these hot spots.

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  • 1. New York, NY: Bowery Ballroom
  • 2. San Francisco, CA: Slim's
  • 3. Austin, TX: Emo's
  • 4. Los Angeles, CA: Troubador
  • 5. Washington, DC: Black Cat
  • 6. Athens, GA: 40 Watt Club
  • 7. Chicago, IL: The Metro
  • 8. Detroit, MI: Magic Stick
  • 9. Seattle, WA: The Crocodile Cafe
  • 10. Portland, OR: Berbati's Pan
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Source: Jenny Eliscu. Schools that Rock: The Rolling Stone College Guide. Copyright 2005, Rolling Stone LLC. All Rights Reserved. Reprinted with permission.

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