The Mohawk Rocks

Legendary Austin spot named one of America's best music venues

Legendary Austin spot named one of America's best music venues

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The Mohawk is one of America's best small music venues. Photo by Daniel Cavazos

Just in time for SXSW, Red River hot spot Mohawk has been named to the list of the 50 Best Small Music Venues in America.

ClickItTicket.com compiled the list to highlight iconic performance spots for live music where "you’ll be so close to the action that you’ll be able to read the brand name on the drummer’s sticks."

"Located on 10th and Red River, Mohawk hosts a variety of live acts and they do so seven days a week," writes the website. "You’ll enjoy both established and burgeoning acts on their stage. We’re not the only ones who love this place. Mohawk captured the Austin Chronicle’s Best Live Music Venue from 2010 through 2012."

Getting into Mohawk in mid-March could prove difficult as the club is a mainstay of SXSW. Music lovers who make the cut can check out shows by Erykah Badu on March 16, Wye Oak on March 18, and Neon Indian on March 19, among others.

Joining the Red River favorite on the list are The Prophet Bar in Dallas and Houston's legendary dance club Numbers.