I live on the North Shore, MA, and was just wondering what genres of music originated or were really big around New England? I know hard rock was big around here (Aerosmith, Boston, ect.) and more recently finding out ska as well (Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The Toasters, A LOT of local ska bands). Also heard that post punk and hardcore have roots in New England. I'm sure if I searched the internet long enough I'd find something about this, but I just want to hear other peoples opinions on this.