There's two scenes
There's the metalcore & pop punk scene which is a clusterfuck of all internet culture from 2006-2010 and other current memes, there's a couple ok bands everyone else is shit , however they tend to throw the best parties.
Then there's the "underground" rock scene which is most shitty garage/experimental/avant-garde shit, it's nothing spectacular and the crowds are usually duller than Sunday school and people within this scene don't tend to party. I usually will hit up a show here, but turn up at the pop punk house parties.
Nothing to write home about, but at least Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays I know I can always hear local music.
rochester ny is fucking bullshit tier "hardcore" music
it's like people are stuck in mid 00's with tattoos and gym shorts.
or some sort of pussy indie scene, i reckon
Our scene is a small room in the back of the local community center.
You get four choices
a) Cover bands from the 60's-80's
b) teenagers playing pop punk covers
c) spoken word, that isn't even worth checking out
d) sketch/improv comedy.
shitty rock bands on the north side
usually unknown but good rappers on the west side (and some decent rock bands)
shit rappers and GOAT electro on the south side
cancerous pop punk bands in the suburbs
>Pretty big deathcore/metalcore scene
>A few actual metal bands (mostly death and thrash)
>An average sized underground hardcore scene
>Apparently there's a lot of pop-punk, but I'm not aware of it
>small indie acoustic coffee-shop scene
A lot of shitty metal/sludge/psychedelic rock bands but a few great ones too.
>tfw no experimental electronic music scene in my city
>tfw its all generic indie rock and folk
feels bad bros
Nashville. So I see tons of people for hella cheap
in 2 weeks Run the Jewels for $15
a couple weeks ago Ty Segall and Strand of Oaks.
tomorrow night Chromeo (gonna be fun as hell)
next month Thee Oh Sees
It used to be mainly Pop Punk but now it's usually just Deathcore. Pomona Glass House and the Anaheim Chain Reaction are the two main venues and a lot of my favorite bands come to do gigs. Seeing Thy Art Is Murder and Born of Osiris in a couple weeks.
>pop rock trash
>a few 2006 -core bands (the ones with "pig squealing")
>sum boring white people jazz
>rest are unremarkable dadrock cover bands
I don't even bother telling people I produce "techno"
>Oh u mean like in Digital Dreams?
idk anything really much about rochester's bands cept from what i've heard of.. started living here a few years ago and all i've done was work, i'm from the southern tier, sadly lol
if we had an electronic scene i would love this area so much more
They call themselves "R&B influenced emo"
Extremely well written indie/emo
Post-rock-y, emo-y, shoegaze-y
self-dubbed "shoegaze punk"
Dumping pics of local shows
I'm the dude from >>50353715
so glad I never go outside
Yeah that electronic scene is pretty much dead here, there was one in the late 90s.
I like a few indie bands here and the subvert scene is pretty good. Joywave is from here and theyre alright.
here is Spur (best I could find)
There are a lot of double players. Usually the bands are different enough or the person plays different instruments that it's not an issue. Some shows have kids playing 2 or (rarely) 3 sets. It's pretty normal and at bigger shows it usually only happens once or twice.
That's pretty cool, I pretty much only play in my one band and that's enough work for me.
Having two seems pretty hectic, especially if the styles are different.
Listening to Spur - s/t, it's pretty good, thanks man
Yeah, I listened to their 富土山 EP, and I think the singing and the guitarist's tone didn't appeal to me as much as it could have.
Although, it probably sounds 100 times better live.
Actually, I live in Philly. I've actually known/lnow some of the more high profile acts here.
Philly's a weird mix, but it's strongest scene is definitely the acid rock/psych folk scene a la Kurt Vile. There's pretty much a scene for everything, but nothing on a professional level outside of the psych folk scene like I said. I can't speak for the rap or hip hop scenes though. Wouldn't know.
I'd say Philly's shaping up to be another Brooklyn with the way things are going. There are a lot of good acts springing up in town and I wouldn't be surprised if in a few years a ton of bands are going to be coming out of here.
are you from TJ?! we should meet sometime
at least nothings way better than the dull scene of TJ, filthy reggae/ska scenes are pretty big here, also theres a solid punk scene as a growing indie arctic monkeys bands.
The minority is where things get interesting, as theres a couple of deep house, drone, ruidoson vibes going on. Definitely a city to watch musically in the following years.