Alright, /mu/. Let's talk about music in terms of your local music scenes.
Does the scene kind of make or break it for you?
Do you love it, and think about it before you go to bed at night?
Are they complacent in terms of forward motion, or does nothing really ever change too much?
You can be a good guitarist, that doesn't mean you'll get a good bass and drums.
You can get a second guitarist, fail at drums or just don't have a bass with cynergy.
Here, finding a drummer or bass that can hold your style is impossible, they create most likely girls bands and tribute bands.
So you eventually consider yourself out, until you get out.
How do you get involved in the local scene. I'd love to explore the music in my area and possibly meet up with like-minded individuals, but none of my friends care about music all that much and I don't really know where to find shows for local bands. Any tips?
Montreal scene is pretty much a circle jerk
although whenever I go to a show all the dope artists go because they're all friends, so it's cool in that regard
met d'Eon, Peter from Homeshake / Mac Demarco, Alex Calder, all the guys from TOPS, Doldrums, Laura from No Joy, Majical Cloudz, Sean Nicholas Savage, Agor from Blue Hawaii, Ra from Blue Hawaii / BRAIDS, I've also seen a few Arcade Fire members around
it's cool I guess, hoping to get an internship at Arbutus / Constellation soon, maybe get into the scene a bit more
and cinch me a copy of All Lights Fucked ya feel me
look for local promoters, like them on fb / follow on twitter
usually gives you insight as to what's going on in town and when
look into local artists online (if you know of any), and see where they branch out
if there's a "hip" neighbourhood in your town look for flyers and posters, usually promoters put up posters around venues
go to record stores and see if they have any flyers, or ask the clerks what's happening
My local scene is nothing but punk bands copying each other/doing what's cool right now, a few shoegaze bands and like one death metal band. I always make fun of hardcore punk music because the hardcore kids get so worked up. It's literally all they listen to and I just can't fuck with it
This hits hard, but it's true. For all the props we get for our scene, to me it just seems like a lot of party-punk and self-important hardcore or emo.
Still, I'd like to attend some more house shows than the handful I've been to, anyone from Philly have any pointers?
Killer traditional music scene, but the rest is hip/hop or reggae with the occasional jazz band. We get some cool people coming through from Portland and San Fran sometimes.
Out on the streets its hippies and homeless singing and playing guitar.
Inside places where they aren't allowed its mostly folk. We do get a pretty big variety of outside talent since its a convenient stop for musicians traveling up I-5.