Houston's 5 Best Live-Music Venue Web Sites

3. Nutty Jerry's

Look and Feel: 6
Ease of Use: 4
Calendar: 7
Updates: 8
Mobile Friendliness: 5
Overall: 6

The height of simplicity, the Nutty Jerry's Web site is basically a big calendar with giant dates and links to tickets. For the most part, it works even if the overall look is just meh. It's obviously updated often and it looks decent on the phone.

The big issue is the ticketing system. It is ugly and awkward to use. Anytime a Web site uses either a different vendor or a separate website for something like this, the look and feel should match and, when it comes to buying things, it should be super easy to use.

Recommendations: Fix the ticket system so it is easy to use and matches the look of the main website. Add a map link to the directions page so those on a phone can easily use mapping technology.

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I disagree with your assessment of the Fitz website. I would like to see, at a glance, the price of each show, and, ideally, a description of the bands playing the show One has to click a link, for each show, to find that information. Other websites (e.g., Empty Bottle, Chicago) handle this in a much better fashion. It would also be nice to be able to see, at some point before the show starts, estimated set times posted somewhere...I suspect a lot of places, though, want you to simply guess. 


And, why does Walters not make a priority putting their info. on some website?   Their new site has been open long enough to do something, I would think.  


I finally found the Walters website. Looks like it hasn't been updated since June. They used to have an alright website, I wonder why they got rid of it after the move? 

jeffbalke topcommenter

 @H_e_x I didn't mention it in the story, but I do get that websites are expensive and a pain to maintain. It's tough for ANY small business to maintain a decent web presence. But, if you are established, you need some of the absolute basics to make it easier on your patrons.

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