City: Austin
Address: 912 Red River St.
Capacity: 1000
Coolest Feature: The indoor stage features a handmade canvas screen

Incorporating northeast Native American culture, the Mohawk was built in 2006 by Austin residents and looks to locate untapped talent and introduce them to a local crowd hungry for a new music fix. Cheap drinks can be had in the Green Room and music can be enjoyed at two different performance locations: an indoor stage where acts have little choice but to get acquainted with the crowd, and an outdoor stage that's best suited for larger concerts.

The indoor stage features a handmade canvas screen and a backdrop made from rescued materials. The outdoor stage, with its 21' x 16' wooden plank stage, is the place to be; in addition to seating, there are elevated patios that provide a better look at the main event. Oh, and there's a rockwall waterfallhow could anyone be mad at that?

As you'd assume, the Mohawk becomes even more of a prime location every March when SXSW rolls into town. Vans and Fat Possum Records teamed up this year to present the Official Vans SXSW Showcase, complete with performances by Ghostface Killah, Iggy and the Stooges and The Specials; expect equal awesomeness next year.