much better than living next to a huta
It's not too bad apart from a faint buzz some nights when they're casting iron. We're very close to one and pollution levels are relatively low here.
Dąbrowa Górnicza? It's a bit of a dump however it's very handy to travel into Kato etc, and there's some nice countryside round there. Cheap living costs too.
Are there any venuesblioe pubs in Mielec where one can play a guitar and perform?
There are a few bars however I've only been on business and therefore more interested in places to eat (there are a few though not many). It didn't strike me as a big place for going out, however there are pubs near the rynek and at least one had music.