How's the music scene in your town?
Tolerable. Lots of decent bar music but nothing that blows me away
Surprisingly good for a small-ass town. Mostly country, which is annoying for a lot of people, but still.
Nearby Birmingham and Atlanta have shitloads of music all the time forever. I'm going this weekend to some shitty hippy festival to see my friends' group play in Birmingham.
I can't into country. Up here (Ohio) the people that listen to it are the girls who lived their whole lives in Columbus, but have their Toyota plastered with "Country Girl Inside" stickers and the bro country is all they listen to
Well, around here it's pretty much everybody, but to be fair most of them also spend their weekends wrist deep in the deer they just killed, so.
Unless they're like me, and miss 2 out of 2 shots but somehow still can't recover their bolts...
I live outside baltimore.
Mostly just shitty deathcore/pop-punk bands. There's also a decent amount of truly terrible grindecore bands. It's like everyone never stopped being 15.
As for baltimore itself, everyone either wants to be a "serious hood" rapper like Nas or the next big "trap nigga" rapper.
Overall, there's very little creativity in my opinion.
Pretty fucking cool, we have great underground artists springing up from nowhere. Best thing about this are the great shows for less than 5€ that we get every week. I like the jazz and rock scene best over here.
I actually have no idea. Most of the performances I've heard about have been doing the high school by my house, one time their jazz band played at some cafe. There was some chick from The Voice there this past weekend
I guess Modesto has a music scene, but I'm only there do school
Do you ever have pub sessions of Irish music? I played with a group here in the States for a while, shit was cash.
>concertina master race checking in
A band from Sherbrooke Can.
I live in Columbus too
You live near campus? Go to Dick's den sometime. That's where the best music is... Jazz, bluegrass, sometimes some experimental underground shit. Plus cheap drinks and a good scene of Columbus weirdos.
The hardcore punk movment is fucking scary, but it still produces good shows, the metal scene is mainly prog-tharsh metal, but on the other side the alternative scene is so good,everyone are so smart man, I adore them
So in somewhat yes - but it is also the best
I do every now in then, like I caught a couple of Sleeping Bag shows in Bloomington last year and saw Reptar in Indy
[spoiler]it's also because I have a few friends that play in the shows in Kokomo[/spoiler]
Probably mostly the Raider Klan shit and denzel curry/spaceghost purrp. A lot of venues have noise/shoegazy type stuff. Most people have better taste in music than expected, but can't be bothered to play themselves it seems
>Calgary, AB, Canada
We've got some really great bands and some really shitty ones too. We have a really good indie music festival in June every year.
>tfw Swans were playing that festival but it got cancelled due to flooding
its good. indie, punk, metal, hip hop, various electronic, decent DIY scene. cant complain really
sElf, I think, came from murfessboro. But that was years ago.
from their latest ep^
small rural Oklahoma town here
iktf so bad
Although, one of my friends in HS was into AJJ, NMH, and oM and we started a NMH/Residents type band for a bit. Never played live, though.
I also live in columbus and can confirm that Dick's Den rules. I've had some friends play there a few times.
Do you guys know anything about a columbus emo scene past like SRVVLST and Things Fall Apart? Should I just show up at the Summit on a nightly basis and wait to find cool music?
Edinburgh, Scotland. Glasgow has a better scene but Edinburgh has produced some good bands. Boards of Canada are probably my favorite Edinburgh artist.
The central belt of Scotland on the whole produced a ton of good music in the nineties though. Mogwai, Arab Strap, Belle and Sebastian, The Delgados and the aforementioned Boards of Canada spring to mind. Not to mention lots legendary rave stuff.
I live in DC, and while the DC music scene is alright, there's been like a bit of an upswing in surprisingly rad bands in the like, Silver Spring and College Park areas right outside the city
c-can I come stay with you? I cook really well! There's fuckall of any culture in this shit'ole.
Pic related, one of our most venerable venues.
you should kill yourself so the rest of us can enjoy the scene that much more. its pretty cool in philadelphia, and you can tell your not from the city because you said philly so fuck off you whining cunt
no, though I go to pyramid atlantic p often for art shows. I usually just go into DC for touring music, because I hadn't found anything that interesting immediately around me, or much of a scene in general, except maybe some takoma park "folk" wankery. Where else besides pyramid atlantic do you normally find cool shows/people?
It's of crappy, overpriced venues in the suburbs outside of Chicago. Most bands cost 7$ to see although the ones that draw more than 10 people get book for $10 shows. It's a whole pyramid scheme since these booking agents give you tickets to presell and if you can't do it, they won't let you play.
there's a lot of good basement shows at The Dougout in NE DC-- I've honestly only had a pretty amazing time there, and they've had a pretty wide range of stuff from bigger bands like Speedy Ortiz and Big Ups and also a good range of local bands. they've got shows pretty regularly and its almost always worth checking them out.
The Pinch used to be good in DC but it's starting to go a bit downhill, plus I pretty overwhelmingly object to their new system for paying/booking bands. Paperhaus has some solid shows, DC9 has a surprisingly diverse range of bands from touring folks to like local showcases, and then otherwise its a lot of random shit-- like, just seeing people cross post other events on fb pages and stuff like that.
mostly though, I do a lot of concert videography stuff these days, so that makes it a bit easier to figure out where to go
that being said the lower stage at the Black Cat is probably my favorite venue in the world, now that Maxwell's in NJ is dead (RIP).
Absolutely nothing. There was venue that seemed to be forming a small scene nearby (VLHS in Pamoma) but it turned to shit pretty quickly. Pretty much all pop-punk and shitty garage rock now.
The most popular local name is called "Gentleman Prefer Blood"
Shit speaks for itself
id definitely check out the dougout-- it's real cramped in the best way, its pretty perfect for shows even if it feels like being in a sardine box sometimes. here, the first venue in this (the one in the green) is what its like down there, literally just a basement
I live in mississippi...hey, dont knock me. This is the birthplace of rock and roll after all..but surprisingly a few bars here get a lot of attention. Sometimes cool jazz/fusion bands stop by. Anyway, we have 3 hipster bars, 1 metal bar and lots of normal bars in between So lots of hipster and metal music. One bar here gets tons of classic 70s rockish bands. Also of course, lots of blues spread all around.
Its pretty decent for where I live.
I live here too and it's actually pretty beat. Aside from the fact that every band/artist will always make a stop here when on tour, there is nothing unique or creative going on with music. No interesting scenes at all. Just dadrock and shitty indie music just like everywhere else.
My town is too small to have one but the closest Salisbury, md has two bands that have "made" it one is called life on repeat (meh tier scene-post hardcore) signed to equal vision and another is saints never surrender (punk-post hardcore like comeback kid in a sense with members than went on to continuence and signed to rise records) besides that nothing has happened
do you have any links or megas of some good palestinian punk music? that must be sweet.
My town is shit but has a pretty cool punk and hardcore scene that is divided up into sub groups. There's a lot of crossover obviously, and deviations among individuals but the main ones are
Up the Punx-Guys who will go to the hardcore shows but only if a "tr00" punk band is playing or it's at the skatepark they usually skate at anwyay
2edgy Beatdown Crew-Guys who don't listen to anything unless it's mostly or completely composed of breakdowns and are the biggest dicks in the pit
Scene Kids-Pop Metalcore and associated retardation, go to shows for drugs and pussy only, are nearly dead/have been absorbed into the other sub groups
Pop Punk Kids-Usually Christian and SxE but also liberal which is pretty lolwut. Fucking love to 2 Step even when it isn't appropriate and post on tumblr in downtime
Old Jaded Fucks-Alcoholics and druggies who have been going to shows forever and only continue to go because they don't know what else to do with their miserable lives. Love thrash and crossover thrash to the point where it's almost annoying. Ironically most of them were SxE when they were teens lel
Emo Kids-Probably the smallest subgroup but basically a bunch of 16-19 year olds who listen to Brand New, (old) My Chemical Romance, and Say Anything on repeat + whatever skramz revival stuff they find on the internet or they get lucky enough to catch out of town. It's funny because they're the ones who claim to love music the most but never go to shows in town lel
I'm making this all seem really glamorous and big but in reality it's a lot smaller than it seems in this post.
>New Orleans, Louisiana
complete trash. it's either Budweiser chugging metalheads or EDM fuckers.
i mean, you can still find random old jazz bands playing and shit. in terms of young people, though, it's miserable.
910/military fag here. I always try to make it out to Raleigh/Charlotte/Wilmington to see some good shit. What kind of music are you into? I'm in need of some advice cause I'm new to the area. I'm going to see Gwar on the 28th in Charlotte if that gives you a hint as to what I'm in to.
punk rock recs pls
We've got a solid EDM scene here, shitty indie bands pop up from time to time and theres always the Screamo fagmetal bands at The Garage. Our hip hop scene is pretty solid too.
There is some cool shit here for sure. Are you going to any shows coming up? Ive got a ticket to Body/Head with Jenks Miller this weekend and will be at the North Carolina Symphony + Blursome play Death and The Maiden next Thursday. Kings and Slims are the two venues I frequent most.
Im not the guy you were asking. Honestly my knowledge of metal around here is limited, but if you are into that check out ASG, Corrosion of Conformity, Buzzoven, Valient Thorr, Demon Eye and Weedeater,
Not a metalhead myself, so I don't really which local bands are considered to be particularly good. I know a band named Heron was supposed to be playing tonight actually at kings barcade. Although black metal is definitely different to thrash, you could give it a shot
Ha I know that feel man. But there are too many good shows coming through to pass up. What do you think of the record stores in our area? I like Sorry State, Nice Price, CD Alley (in Chapel Hill), and Edward McKay but hate Schoolkids with a passion. I still havent been to All Day Records in Carborro or Bull City in Durham. Ever tried either of those out?
this venue gets the most black metal out of any of the others in Raleigh:
Also Asheville, which is a hippie mecca in the mountains, has an active black metal scene. I think Raleigh does too but I just dont know much about it.
Middletown here, I don't eve know what music is in this shitty town.
Cincinnati has a pretty good experimental/ambient scene though!
That's exactly what I'd expect someone from Carrboro to say kek
Yeah I dont either, Im into cds and cassettes. Besides the 2 I mentioned I plan on seeing The Blind Shake on the 29th and Jamaican Queens December 14th. The Love Language is playing at First Night (the city wide NYE celebration) so I will see them at that. Out of what has been announced for next year so far only Parquet Courts and Sturgil Simpson are on my radar. What about you? Are you into any of the local scenes here?
San Antonio, Texas
horrible; full of uncreative metal, punk, and rock bands and rappers. when i jam with people from this area they basically just want me to play covers or power chords in drop D. at least I live near Austin which is amazing.
I'll probably going to that singer/songwriter thing at tir na nog on the 27th. I usually like to go to places like kings/pour house/deep south just because there aren't so many people. Dives are great.
sure there's a lot of shitty indie bands but there are plenty of kickass bands like pic related.
Ive never been to any of the Local Band Local Beer events but they seem cool. I think Pour House and Deep South are excellent venues but they never book anything I like. I've only been in them during Hopscotch. Have you ever gone?
No, I can't say that I have. The way I attend shows may be weird. I like to to go to shows that host musicians I've never heard before. I don't really actively seek out bands that I like. It's sort of like listening to a radio station; you never know just what you'll get.
There is nothing wrong with that. I really recommend you go to Hopscotch if that is how you approach things as the festival intentionally brings in a lot of up and coming bands to mix with locals as well as established international acts. It's a great assortment. Ive been to the past 3 and always come away with some cool discoveries. Or at least go to the free day parties.
> San Diego, CA
Not great, a few decent bands. The Locust is defunct. The Creepy Creeps are pretty cool. Any good sized city will have something good if you look hard enough. Most of this board is too young to go to bars so you're missing it all.
>There's a country scene I dont pay attention to
>there's a decent indie and folk scene
>there's a punk scene, with way to many really really awful ska and pop punk bands, with a bunch of people screaming fuck the man while holding a bottle of jack daniels
>there's a goth scene thats kinda cool, everyone wears makeup, but I saw some guy break a cross and stab his chest with it, so thay was pretty cool
>there's some decent black metal here
>I have a piece of shit noise band, probably the only one in the state
>I have a spazcore/grindcore band
>the flaming lips
It's wonderful. There's not as much country music as a lot of people outside of Texas think there is. I mean, it's definitely there, but it's not dominating everything else. There's so much going on here.
i really don't know man. i mean our lack of proximity to other tour-worthy cities is definitely a factor. the entire kc music scene is very underdeveloped though. it's like the whole city just doesn't care.
This is the problem with the Brooklyn scene. It's all manufactured internet hype. There are literally fucking people with "RIP 285 KENT" tattoos. Everything's just trendy bullshit, and once it withers, the people who brought it up initially are too cool to even piss in its direction.
Please god someone pull me away from this punk/hardcore wasteland and drop me in some sort of electronic music mecca
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Depends what you're into, being a regional capital we do get some big acts through here, the indigenous scene for local bands, indie, rock etc is OK, The Warzone centre gets some good heavy stuff, hartdcore punk rock, Ska-Punk etc.
For electronic music theres a good scene if you're into house or techno, other than that you're fucked.
I went to downtown Orlando for the first time last month to see Flying Lotus. Really great show and I loved the venue.
I play in a progressive-ish instrumental band from Seminole but we mainly play Tampa. Most of the bands around here are Deathcore/Metalcore/Post-Hardcore/ type stuff, which i'm not really into. It's been a little hard getting fans around here because everyone who goes out to shows are used to that kind of stuff. But promoters and venue owners like us because it's not the usual stuff they hear which is cool.
>Providence, Rhode Island
it's fucking incredible. DIY haven, punk, indie, noise, metal, etc all well represented.
I saw Screaming Females and two of my favorite local bands in a warehouse space the size of living room last week. The people who run it are some of my favorite people ever, and the space is incredible. I've seen Black Pus 9 times in the past year. Providence is da best.
just drive 20 minutes to providence you dumbass
from what I hear it's kinda dominated by boring inoffensive dadindie like the Hotelier and/or folk punk
just drive to Boston or prov for diy shit tbh. Boston kinda sucks because the law takes an AGGRESSIVE stance against DIY shows, so everything is extremely exclusionary and you have to know someone to even know about a show. I'm really happy in Providence tho. Cops literally drove by an illegal show the other night as people were pouring out the doors between bands lol
I live in the Inland Empire in California which occasionally turns out mediocre bands/artists despite there being a bunch of creative people around here. most of them leave immediately for LA or Orange County tho. there's a lot of people from around here that I know of killing it in different fields but the ones that stick around usually suck. but at least they try so there's still shit to do I guess.
Just moved from Indiana to Illinois so I cant comment much on my current local scene ( other than that me and some people are trying to get something started in our town) but Indiana has a great diy punk/hardcore scene spread out across the state.
>Bay Area, California
We have San Francisco, Sacramento, and San Jose.
A lot of really good fucking talent, and a lot of really diverse styles too. I've seen everything from folk, to local metal acts, to freestyle rappers.
small rich gated town in westchester. it's literally overproduced poppy adult contemporary being performed by overprivileged rich white teens and everybody eats it up
the worst part is that they're, for the most part, good musicians on the part that theyve gotten the best training their parents' money can buy since they were an infant.
I have a group of friends I go to shows with. When we go to DIY shows (usually once or more a week), it's usually to go out and go to a show, not because we know the bands. Usually there will be one or two locals we know and a couple touring bands. Also, certain spaces tend to book good shows and others tend to book utter shit.
I've met cool people at shows, but they usually just remain "cool people I see at shows". Like one guy got me beer one time (not 21) because he sees me at shit all the time.
total trash. big embarrassing hardcore/str8 edge scene. lots of pop-punk and dad rockers trying to bring back rock or some shit. random black guys that try and sell you their mixtapes on the streets. shitty green day wannabe punk bands. shitty cover bands. dinosaur bbq has some alright blues shows, but nothing for people under 50. It's like every gig in this town is for 45 year old parents who want to sit at a bar and listen to some guy wail away at a lame srv song. no youth culture. The one place that still gets good gigs, the westcott theatre is having a harder and harder time getting people to come here. it's dying, getting worse every year.
Man, I'm lucky if I can find any show at all in a month time span. It's hard finding people to go with too, people don't really find shows fun where im from. I do get offered a lot of beer though. I don't drink, so it's whatever.
going to DIY shows alone is fine; while it seems like everyone there is cool and aloof, they're really just the same awkward weird kids as the people going alone. As you go to more shows, people will recognize you.
idk tell me. I haven't been here long.
I just saw Slowdive and Perfume Genius. About to see James Vincent Mcmorrow.
The only local band I've seen is the Hill Dogs, and they were good, but nothing I would actually listen to on my own time. Good bar music, basically.