Best Venue to Explore the Fringes of the Underground (2010)

Show Cave

Run by curators Eric Nordhauser and Hazel Hill McCarthy, Show Cave is easily one of this city’s most eclectic and imaginative venues, hosting everything from obscure performance-art videos to deafening hardcore bands. The one thing Show Cave’s bookings have in common is uninhibited experimentation — the kind of free-for-all, get-yer-freak-on weirdness encouraged by a long line of great art enthusiasts. Nordhauser and McCarthy take their cues from folks like Andy Warhol and George Kuchar, adopting a legacy of open-armed acceptance of the art world’s more raggedy fringe. The result is always thrilling, a schedule of events where one is guaranteed to be, at the very least, gape-mouthed, if not elated. Show Cave is the first stop for artists from both L.A. and around the globe seeking a venue that doesn’t limit its productions to the straight and narrow. Their newish Eagle Rock space, housed in a historic building and enhanced by Nordhauser/McCarthy’s reimagined interior, is the spot to go if you’re looking for something you’ve never seen before — but will most definitely want to see again. 3501 Eagle Rock Blvd., Eagle Rock. —Jessica Hundley

Location Details

3501 Eagle Rock Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90065


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