It’s fitting that the winners here are on or near Red River; the area has been a draw for teens since at least the 1950s, when they flocked to the New Orleans Club. Today, Red Eyed Fly offers U18 performers a friendly, almost wholesome intro to club life, and punk cousin Red 7 captures hearts with its gritty mien, liberal booking policy, and CBGB’s-esque bathrooms. Teenage kicks, indeed.
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