Which city has the best Scene??

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by lowendgrumble, Aug 7, 2003.

  1. lowendgrumble


    Apr 13, 2003
    Chicago, il
    Just wonder what people thoght about music/arts in their hometown? Be it bad or good, lets hear about whats going on!
  2. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    Boston is great.

    They have pretty much every kind of music here...all kinds of rock, R&B, jazz, classical, various ethnic/folk styles (esp. Irish and reggae). Good radio and press support of local music. Arts in general are everywhere, lots of theatres, museums, etc. not to mention a number of music schools: Berklee, NE Conservatory, Longy.

    It's also not far from other New England cities so makes a good base for limited road work. Within two hours you can be in New Haven, CT, Providence, RI or Portland, ME and even NYC or Burlington, VT gigs are doable (about 5 hours drive).

    Cost of living in the city proper is high but the outlying towns offer cheaper housing. Fair public transportation within the city.
  3. Im a sock

    Im a sock

    Dec 23, 2002
    Central MA
    Copy that.
  4. 'nother vote for Boston. (Hell, the two bands "The Burning Paris" and "Kill Switch Engaged" got me listening to the Boston music scene.)
  5. Exedore


    Nov 15, 2002
    Pasadena, Ca, USA
    All I know is Pasadena's music scene is nonexistant. Please, someone prove me wrong.
  6. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Austin anyone? The South by Southwest Music festival has become one of the top music festivals in the nation and possibly the world. Any given night you can choose from a number of bands as well. 6th street is legendary for it's selection of music and clubs and now the scene on Red River street is burgeoning as well. The Austin music scene is really quite an impressive thing.

    brad cook
  7. I think thats impossible...music scene her in SLO isn't all that great either.
  8. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    Dallas and Austin are way above San Antonio.

    San Antonio doesn't have sh*!
  9. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    If I get paid for playing a gig. I'm makin' the scene.
  10. Behold the greatness that is ottawa's punk scene...


    There's almost a good show every night if not more than one a night...lots of great bands too
  11. Boston.

    Dillinger Escape Plan is from boston. And AC is from boston. I'n not going to say what A and C stand for, but I bet you can figure it out.:oops: :eek: ;)
  12. Seattle has an awesome music scene, as does Boston.
  13. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    That would be Killswitch Engage.
  14. Davehenning


    Aug 9, 2001
    Los Angeles
    A vote for Austin. They don't call it the live music capitol for nothing.

    Great place to play and check out music.
  15. RicPlaya


    Apr 22, 2003
    Whitmoretucky MI
    Detroit has has good mix of original and cover bands, a lot of bands are getting signed around here.
  16. Boplicity

    Boplicity Supporting Member

    Surprising that no one has mentioned Nashville. Not only the capital of country and Western music, it is also the capital of gospel recording, Christian pop, bluegrass and some other genres are recorded there, too.

    Not only that, the Grand Ol Opry is there, there are numerous "honkey tonks" and small clubs. There is a very famous blues club there.

    When I lived in Nashville, the newspaper featured ads for musicians every Thursday. There were ads seeking musicians in a broad spectrum of styles including unexpected (for Nashville) styles such as reggae and many heavy metal and punk ads, plus pop bands, cover bands and bar bands seeking musicians and vocalists. Nashville is a staging area for bands going on regional and national tours.

    The main drawback is the immense competition, because so many musicians gravitate toward Nashville hoping to get noticed. It is said, and may be close to true, that every waiter and gas station attendant in Nashville is a talented musician or vocalist trying to break into the business.
  17. Seattle is great. Montreal is pretty good, we have a bunch of good stuff like the Jazz fest and many rock fests.
  18. I'm moving to Boston in a month for college. This thread makes some of the nervousness go away because I'll be going from virtually having no scene to one of the best.
    woo hoo.
  19. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Portland Oregon has as pretty kickin' music scene. Hard to NOT to find a show.

    More of a rock town, but there's everything from blues to funk to folk to celtic.
  20. I love Providence RI. It's were I sowed my wild oats, so to speak. The Rocket (wich became Club Babyhead, don't know what it's called now), AS220, the old Living Room, the Met Cafe, Lupos.

    Boston's cool too. Anybody in the area should check out a band called "Runner and the Thermodynamics".