New York City boasts some of the largest and most internationally recognized venues for live music. Whether it’s the new Barclay Center, Madison Garden, or even Summerstage, there are big venues for everyone. But the smaller hidden gems are my favorite. Rockwood Music Hall, located in the Lower Eastside, now offers two stages, one of which opened a few years ago. The venue’s soft lighting and its bar, that offers a nice selection of wine, create an intimate and enjoyable experience to listen to live music. On a given night, there can be a lineup of musical talent from a variety of genres and from both emerging and established artists.