Rarely do a squealer (Journey's Steve Perry) and a grunter (Fugazi's Ian MacKaye) lay side by side, but inside the jukebox at the Goosetown Tavern, everybody is friends! The diversity of the artists represented, from gutter punks to Motown divas, keeps the crowd interesting and interested. Goosetown regulars know that on any given night, the crowd can range from tattooed and pierced to moneyed and khakied. Note the framed painting of Gene Simmons above the right side of the bar. When a breeze rolls behind it, the canvas wobbles in and out, creating the illusion that Mean Gene is about to come down and lick you. And just wait until someone puts another dime in the jukebox, baby, and selects "Sweet Child O' Mine." You're sure to hear some of the finest Axl Rose impersonators tuning up for their ten-year reunions.
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