This eclectic, live-music venue hosts all kinds of alternative, rock, and indie artists from Trampled by Turtles to Michael Kiwanukato to Metallica. Shows here start late—I’ve been to some where the headliner didn’t go on until midnight—so plan your next morning accordingly, and get ready to get up close and personal with all the concertgoers in the compact underground space. If you’re in East Nashville, check out the Basement’s sister venue, The Basement East (917 Woodland St.), which is four times the size of the original.