EL REY THEATRE, MIR­A­CLE MILE

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This is where Se­bas­tian plays key­boards for the Mes­sen­gers, a pop-jazz group fronted by his old ac­quain­tance Keith (John Leg­end). It’s the first big sign that his mu­sic ca­reer is tak­ing off. Opened in 1936, grace­ful, art deco El Rey was a cin­ema and a dance club be­fore be­com­ing a mu­sic venue in the 1990s (5515 Wil­shire Blvd, theel­rey.com). With a ca­pac­ity of 770, it has hosted myr­iad indie bands, in­clud­ing Yo La Tengo, as well as Bob Dy­lan and for­mer Smiths gui­tarist Johnny Marr. Rock agent Tom Windish re­port­edly called El Rey one of ‘the best mid-sized venues in LA’.

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