Next big city explosion of music?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by jrthebassguy, Sep 5, 2001.

  1. You know, many times citys will have "music explosions" where alot of bands will be from the same town and get signed around relatively the same few years. London had one, Seattle had one, Orange County had one, where do you think it will be next?

    I think its gonna be down here in Houston, Texas, but im biased :) (seriously, there are some extremely talented bands down here)
  2. More talented than Blink 182?! ;) (just messin' with ya)

    It definately won't be Kansas City...Puddle of Mud has a hit song now, but they suck, so I doubt it'll be here.
  3. melvin


    Apr 28, 2001
    I dont know about towns, but a lot of bands seem to be coming from the midwest area. Maybe itll be an area explosion next.
  4. mchildree

    mchildree Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2000
    Atlanta has missed the boat on this many times. I'm amazed at the pool of talent and how consistently Atlanta seems to turn out world-class acts and players that nobody has or will ever hear. I'm also amazed at how many of them end up breaking up or fizzling out due to lack of commercial support. People in my neck of the woods just don't provide the passionate support for music like people in places like Austin, TX.
  5. Well, I may have a strong opinion about Chicago, but there are a hell of a lot of talented bands from the CHi town area that are very talented. Some of which have been noticed in the last few years. Smashing P'kins, to name one (What a name dropper).

    Ya know, there are talented musicians and bands everywere, and it's kind of a shame that they all aren't noticed and played on the radio. There isn't enough radio stations that are willing to play everything - from bands signed to big labels to bands that are self produced.

    It's a rough business to make it in.

    There is a lot of money being made by musicians, just a very low percantage of musicians making the money.
  6. cassanova


    Sep 4, 2000
    Tampa Bay would be nice.
  7. foolfighter24

    foolfighter24 Guest

    Apr 22, 2000
    It sure isn't going to be phoenix! Our music scene is what ever concert is happening at the America West Arena! And playing there this week is Snoop Dog.....oi
  8. ASR


    Apr 2, 2001
    Houston, Texas
    I don't know jr. Besides Hollister Frackus, I haven't heard too many talented bands here. Lower and Given are good bands, I'm just not sure that the style they play is going to get them much attention from big lables, and Lower just lost their singer.

    Tell me some good bands that you have seen or know of. I want to get out and see some.
  9. jasonbraatz


    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    there are TONS of great bands around here...

    Phat Phunktion :-D
    Smokin with Superman
    Youngblood Brass Band
    Left Undone
    American Standard

    and those are just a few. i wouldn't be surprised at all.

  10. Unfortunately there isnt a whole lot going on in my hometown Madison Wi. which is a college town. The local bands are mostly rehased rock, fusion, and "funk" bands :rolleyes: that play 20 year old standards.
    No one here is really interested in creating anything original, thats why I travel so much. But there is lotsa cool stuff hapening in Chicagoland!!
  11. APouncer


    Nov 3, 2000
    Lancashire, UK
    Just wondering what bands you mean that came out of the London explosion? And how about India next, a sudden radical change in popular music tastes?
  12. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    I think the scene in Atlanta is beginning to get it. With Outkast and India.Arie getting the acclaim that they deserve. There are about 6 acts that have been signed to 7 figure label deals that will be coming out in the beginning of next year. Maybe this time we'll get right. ;)

  13. ok, ill shoot you a PM on some local bands and such.
  14. Deano Destructo

    Deano Destructo Music Man/Upton addict. Hasn't slept since 1979. Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Correction. As someone who is living and breathing in Austin, it seems people in this town only provide passionate support(i.e. radio, media coverage, advertising) if you belong to a select few bands that have been in this market for years and even they seem to fit in to a blues/rock or latin/rock catagory.:rolleyes: I'm sure I'm going to be flamed for this but I really am doing my best to be biased on all of this. I think you area's chance of being "the next big thing" are really what you make it.
  15. yawnsie


    Apr 11, 2000
    I'll tell you one thing, there won't be any Liverpool revival - the live scene is basically being swallowed up by the Cream "superclub". When you decide were the explosion is going to be, let me know so I can move there.
  16. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    It's gonna be Atlanta. Want to know how I know why?

    Because I just left! That, and my old contemporary jazz/funk band will be making 50-60 grand a year soon, too. :mad:
  17. I reckon the next great act will be from Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyllllantysiliogogogoch in Wales, or maybe from Bangkok, or Krungthepmahanakonbowornratanakosinmahintarayudyayamahadiloponoparatanarajthaniburiromudomrajniwesmahasatarnamornpimarnavatarsatitsakattiyavisanukamphrasit as the Taiwanese call it.

    No reason, I just wanted to throw in some long (but genuine) placenames.
  18. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    some people don't call that music.

    I hope there is a jazz explosion in Seattle. IMO, Seattle is unlike a lot of cities like Boston, New York, etc that have every style of music. Plus not practicing is a plus here.

    The only music explosion i consider here was people like the Ventures, Paul Revere & the Raiders, The Wailers, etc. in the 60s.
  19. noise

    noise Guest

    Oct 23, 2000
    Berkeley, CA
    Well, I don't know about London per se, but England in general was a bit of a hotbed in the late 70s / early 80s-- Sex Pistols (London?), Siouxsie && The Banshees (Bromley), The Cure, Sisters Of Mercy (Leeds), Joy Division / New Order (Manchester), Echo And The Bunnymen, Human League, Throbbing Gristle (Hull), Duran Duran, Bow Wow Wow (London), Adam And The Ants, Culture Club, Bauhaus, etc.

    As for the *next* explosion... who knows? It's sure as hell not going to be San Francisco. The music scene was decimated a few years ago by the city government, who closed down MANY clubs and, and the ".dot" boom, which raised the rent so far that musicians couldn't survive.
  20. RAM


    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    YEAH!!! Chicago!!!:D

    Liz Phair came out of Chicago, as well;)

    The problem in Chicago is that I haven't noticed a certain "sound", aside from Blues. There are talented people here, but for some reason, Chicago gets overlooked as a great breeding ground for rock bands...I don't know why.