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Old 02-05-2015, 04:22 PM   #1
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Pot So is the "punk" community dead?

Hey all!

So, I never was really into punk music but in the area I grew up most of my friends (if not all) did. Pretty much the only two music scenes my area had was Punk and xHCx. I had friends into both groups and one group always hated the other but I remained neutral because that's just who I am. I don't discriminate music/art.

The years went by and I'm still in the same area but have lost contact with a lot of people who once lived here. I have noticed that there is almost no music scene here now. For any genre. Some surrounding areas have shows but they seem to be for more metal crowd.

My question is, are your guy's area the same? Like is the punk genre still strong in some places? Or has the community as a whole dwindled down. Seems like its live music in general though.
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Old 02-06-2015, 02:14 AM   #2
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There's a punk scene in vegas that's going strong but once I finally started going out to a show or two, I realized that it's basically the same people who've been doing this for like 10-15 years. And most of them suck.
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Old 02-06-2015, 05:24 AM   #3
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Punk had a bit of a revival in the 2000's but people weren't doing anything new and pop punk became so generic they all merged into one band. Typically punk has it's biggest surge when there is a state of social/political unrest (you need something to be angry at) so at the moment it's not too bad. Truth is it's just not popular at the moment.

A lot of music scenes have become fragmented in to small subcultures, too small to form a significant scene, so it's become more generalised. There are pros and cons to this but overall I think rock music in general is in quite good shape at the moment.
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Old 02-06-2015, 01:43 PM   #4
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Typically punk has it's biggest surge when there is a state of social/political unrest (you need something to be angry at) so at the moment it's not too bad.

ok, if that is what helps you fall asleep at night.
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Old 02-06-2015, 07:33 PM   #5
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Interesting.

Are you guys still into the music? I remember some of my friends were so die hard that they would not listen to anything else. But, I feel as everyone gets older its harder to find people still like that. Was not trying to stir anything up by any means, just wondering how the punk scene is in other communities because my area seems pretty dead and its a shame.
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Old 02-11-2015, 06:24 PM   #6
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Ocean County New Jersey consists of generic pop punk trash. For every 10 bands, there's about one that actually does something listenable.
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Old 02-14-2015, 11:01 AM   #7
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Absolutely.

Years ago, local punk shows around here actually attracted a lot of different people and you could meet all these people who weren't in bands or were just weirdos on the fringe. Go to a show now, and it's just the other bands watching each other play.
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Old 02-22-2015, 03:41 PM   #9
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UK has one hell of a strong punk scene, heavily emo influenced.
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Old 03-18-2015, 05:51 PM   #10
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Yeah agree there is a good punk scene here in the UK, if we're talking in terms of modern punk which, as ChemicalFire said is quite emo influenced.

In terms of punk and hardcore scene in the classic 70s/80s sense, there's still plenty of punks around but typically you have to look for them. Go see Stiff Little Fingers, Discharge, The Buzzcocks or any other band from the original punk era that are still playing and you'll be surrounded by leather jackets, Doc Martens and mohicans! And that's just about anywhere in the UK. I've seen punk bands in cities including Manchester, Stoke and Wolverhampton and also in small places such as Hebden Bridge and Holmfirth. Without fail, committed punks never fail to appear!
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Absolutely.

Years ago, local punk shows around here actually attracted a lot of different people and you could meet all these people who weren't in bands or were just weirdos on the fringe. Go to a show now, and it's just the other bands watching each other play.

i stopped playing around here because every gig was for bands by bands. just too awkward imo
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Old 03-25-2015, 03:49 PM   #12
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i stopped playing around here because every gig was for bands by bands. just too awkward imo


That's how it is in my area too. Not punk as the scene has died out here pretty much but, the local shows here are usually supported by other musicians too.
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Old 03-25-2015, 05:32 PM   #13
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yeah im hoping this spring/summer is better. i miss playing live.
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