The ND (formerly The Independent) at 501 Studios
Address: 501 Interstate 35 (for location purposes, Fifth and Brushy streets)
Web site: www.ndvenue.com Booker: Main booker Mike Henry acts as the sort of palace guard in selecting shows and bringing in outside promoters such as C3 Presents, Transmission Entertainment, Do512 and others.
Bathrooms: Some of the best in town for a venue, at least in part because the facilities have to accommodate workers operating out of office space in 501 Studios. Spacious and cleaned after every show. George Costanza-approved.
Upcoming shows: Tonight: Casey Beans, My Golden Calf, Excited States (10 p.m.); Friday: The Soldier Thread CD Release Party (9 p.m.); Aug. 5: Future Clouds and Radar with Leatherbag, Polite Society; Aug. 13: AA Bondy with JBM, Milton Mapes
Parking: Public spaces outside the venue and surrounding buildings, with a paid lot nearby during events.
Cover: $5 for almost all local shows, while touring acts like Atari Teenage Riot (Sept. 27) get the Front Gate Tickets treatment and the prices that go with them.