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It's a good bet that any given year's most blogged-about and buzz-worthy bands will have passed through the Mercury Lounge. A place to see overseas acts on their first jaunt to the States, bands from the five boroughs (OK, mostly Brooklyn) looking to get major and national acts flying just below the radar, the Mercury Lounge is a small room that boasts an excellent sound system, lineups that are always exciting and a chance to catch the next big thing.