What's your local DIY/house show scene like /mu/? Do you guys even go to house shows, or is it just something the local 16 year olds do? Are there a lot of cute grils?
Guess I'll start.
I live in a pretty small college town with a lot of young people both in and out of school, so the scene is mostly 18-25, not many high schoolers.
Pretty much everything is punk/grunge or weird psych shit. Funny thing is, every show turns into a "decade party" where it seems like people are trying to co-opt styles from other generations and shit.
It's a weird phenomenon...
The one in Orange County is terrible.
Mostly high schoolers with only a handful of people over 18-25. Most of the people there are insufferable, middle-class libtards who keep cucking Bernie Sanders (I'm not /pol/ btw). I've only meet 3-4 people there who are actually tolerable. The girls are cute, but they're all taken and most of them are third-wave feminists.
Most of the bands are math rock, midwestern emo, shoegaze, and post-rock and attending enough house shows almost makes me hate all of those genres. Not to mention that everyone ironically likes pop punk (I think it's a California thing).
There's one in Riverside county which is more tolerable. They occasionally host noise shows so fuck yeah. They still have that retarded ethos, but it's not as evident.
Lol, I thought you were gonna shit on Burger since you're OC. Pretty much the entire scene over there is horrible, but I still go to the burger shows with a denim jacket because that's all it takes to fuck drunk qts. Know what you mean about Riverside too, some of the bands I know coming from out there know their shit about music, memes and diy synthesis but the caveat is they are all cokeheads.
Pop-punk and surf punk are definitely CA things. Not gonna lie though, it's mostly what I listen to. After spending the holidays on the East Coast and having people constantly point out when I said certain obscure things like that, I'm starting to feel like a walking Californian stereotype.
How's Seattle, though? I'm graduating soon and would really like thinking about moving up there. One of the things I'll miss most in this town is the music scene. Great acts and great people.
A surf punk band in my town has a member whose dad is the fucking lead of one of the biggest punk bands of all-time. And they suck, but "Daddy's fame" has gotten them record deals and nationwide fame. Fuck them.
I just moved to Yonkers, so no idea. Would appreciate it if an anon could tell me about some local houses or "coffee shops" in the area, would go to NYC or the Islands if necessary.
Trying to play R&B, Chamber Pop, Soft Rock, Blues Rock.
Need to make new friends, the isolation after so long isn't doing any good for my mental health.
I live in Cincinnati and people always give this place shit for being boring but the underground music scene is the most exciting thing I've been a part of in a long time. Everything from hardcore punk and grindcore, to doom and sludge metal, to drone and psych, to tons of talented weirdo rappers. There are plenty of venues in Northside and Clifton, many apartments and houses that regularly have shows. The support is amazing, people show up to every event and there are plenty of regulars including myself at one point. They range anywhere from 15 years old to about mid 50s. This scene is truly a sight to see and its really fun to be a part of it and watch it grow.
the only foot I have in the door of vegas' diy/indie scene in is the hip-hop scene. it's alright, a lot of trendy shit but there's a dude i'm talking to who produces and raps with a danny brown influence
anyone else in vegas?
It's bearable but it suffers from everything >>61546047 mentions except the crowd is usually 20+. It gets boring listening to the same type of people making the same kind of music all night. Hard to find any experimental scene around here.
My local scene was great until literally today when the pub/venue as forced to close because some rich cunt bought the building it's in to it knock down in order to build a bunch of luxury flats for other rich cunts to do rich cunt things in.
I think this might be because vegas is primarily a party city? there are a shit ton of nightclubs on the strip, and with how many smaller casinos there are dotted around the entire city, DJs are mostly what to expect.
the biggest bands that I can recall from vegas are imagine dragons and the killers..... which fit the "shitty indie pop" bill
I live in Memphis. There's a dude here who hosts art galleries and gigs from his house and it was pretty fun. First there was a noisy garage rock band called Loser Vision and then there were these guys who played a four hour ambient drone set while everyone chilled it was pretty neato.
There's a big experimental scene and a lot of hardcore and noise rock. There's also a big pop punk and Ska contingent, but I can't stand that shit. Check wrongdivision for a good concert calendar of more obscure shows.
the chicago diy scene is almost exclusively shitty punk bands patronized exclusively by bearded hipsters who do / wish they did go to saic, and smoking hot alternababes heavily invested in identity politics.
good place to get your dick wet but not to find music or a gf.
For punk, DSA, Boltcutter, and though not technically from Cincinnati, White Cop put on one hell of a show. Evolve is my favorite hip hop act I've seen. I also enjoy Zjinzjin Zjinzjin for some interesting drone/noise/post rocky stuff. Flesh Mother and former Utopiate now Gaping Maw are heavy as fuck.
I was actually looking at the upcoming shows at the smith center but I'm a bit too broke for those at the moment
I was on fremont street at the beauty bar for an hour or so on the 27th though
Any mention of these in the DC area? I go to UMD and would love to pass through something like this.
Thanks for these, going through them now. Zjijzjin Zjinzjin seems pretty good so far.
I'm more into the lighter garage pop and punk side of things, so I don't know if you will care about any of these, but my personal favorites are Everyday Objects, Vacation, Bad Matches, and Black Planet. It's kind of amazing how much activity there is for a place not really noted for much
CALLING ALL LA/SFV FAGS:
how do you guys find out about chill shows?
the only shows in the valley that aren't ska/punk are the ones the cozzmos put on, and those are terrible. jesus christ
yeah totally! no sure how you want to exchange info but I can definitely hook you up when you're around.
same goes for you. baltimore is only a 40 min. train ride from umd.
Hey! I live in Vegas, moved out here for work after college (been here 2 years, I am 25). Any good venues or other cool local music scene shit here? I feel like there isn't a lot compared to CA but maybe that's because I have a small network here and I'm the only music enthusiast. Also lookin for cool bars (been to Double Down, Frankies, Golden Tiki, Velveteen Rabbit, Atomic). Theres a new bar on Fremont that's pretty cool called Oddfellows. I can't tell if it's a gay bar or not...
I've been to a few shows at Beauty Bar (Ty Segall, Oh Sees, Com Truise), one at Bunkhouse (Built to Spill), & two at Sayers Club (Melvins, Yo La Tengo). Pissed that I missed Melt Banana due to Bunkhouse closing :(