With my prior band I spent several nights playing the ballroom stage at the Agora, and I took in some great ska shows and The Black Keys in the theater. It is a really cool rock venue even thought it is a bit run down.
Metrosync was my first time in a studio (Charlie's too I think). We recorded a song there after getting to the finals at the High School Rockoff. Not the greatest cut, but it was a blast. Charlie laid down some killer arena drums almost knocking over a couple overhead mics, and then added some of the fun guitar sounds he is more known for. I remember the engineer telling us how rappers would call asking "y'all make beats?" Some great memories at 5000 Euclid Avenue.