A legendary tastemaker for the eastside indie rock set, the Satellite embraces (and makes stars of) rising bands from across the world and down the block. Musicians, writers, artists and those who love them meet to mingle and take in everything from experimental noise ensembles to alt-rock stars to arena headliners playing covert sets. It’s also a staple of Silver Lake nightlife, with frequent drink specials, and a well-seasoned pool table.

 

 

The Satellite

Photo by Bryan Olinger

 

 

The Satellite

by Ben Irwin of Pinpoint Music

 

 

by Ben Irwin of Pinpoint Music

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

by Ben Irwin of Pinpoint Music

 

 

“It’s still the place where young bands perfect their act. Everyone from the Foo Fighters to Beck to Silversun Pickups to Foster the People to Local Natives have spent long hard hours on this stage making the well-heeled, hard-to-impress crowd love them. The true test of a band is whether or not they can get the audience to leave the safety of the bar for the dance floor. No easy task.” - LA Weekly