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Under the communist regime, rock and roll were banned, as it was considered too pro-western. Even though Prague’s rock scene was dominated by dissident era rock bands and highly influential international acts like the Velvet Underground and the Rolling Stones. But since 1989, after the Velvet Revolution, the independent rock and roll scene has flourished and evolved in the capital of Prague, and now the city offers many different rock venues to get your fix of a little bit of good ol’ rock and roll. Clubs such as Futurum, Klub 007 Strahov, Bunkr, Palác Akropolis and Roxy usually host live rock bands. For rock clubs, you can turn up at the door, but advance bookings are mostly essential for big names. Also for some ‘big name’ rock concerts, you can often find tickets on sale at the theatre’s box office half an hour before showtime.