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. Dancing every Saturday night with “Dance Yourself Clean”.
“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
Dance Yourself Clean
“Every Saturday over at the Satellite in Silver Lake, you can expect to get your indie-electronic dance on. The Satellite takes its cues from one of the best dance-floor jams of our generation: LCD Soundsystem’s “Dance Yrself Clean.” The music selection is all over the place but in a good way: one moment you might hear Daft Punk and the next Chromeo and Nine Inch Nails. You just might find yourself belting out the lyrics in unison with the crowd to Le Tigre’s “Deceptacon” while a fog machine belts out smoke. It’s a casual party with no pretentiousness, and cheap (if not free) to boot.”
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