Tranzac Open Mic Mondays are still the best.
The best you say? Well, yes. Every Monday in the Southern Cross Lounge, The Tranzac hosts THE BEST open stage in the city. Why is it the best? The Tranzac is a centrally located, very welcoming club with a bar, which means that you have the option to drink, but it’s not rowdy — in fact, audiences tend to be quiet and attentive during performances.
The Southern Cross is an intimate, cozy room with a piano, a few amps, and a basic drum kit, and also happens to be one of the best-sounding rooms in the city.
The crowd is a mix of regulars and newcomers, mostly acoustic but open to pretty much anything (including hip-hop, instrumental electric guitar, and spoken word) — it’s a great place to try out a new song or perform with a new band.
Sign up at 8 p.m., open mic at 10 p.m. Each performer plays two songs, and the night generally ends between 12 a.m. and 1 a.m.