#1
Is New England, (more specifically Boston) a good area to be based out of as an original band? I mean what genres are popular round here, if bars and clubs pay relatively decently ...
#2
Who cares what everyone else plays? Play what you want to play.
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#3
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Why the hell are you asking us what music is popular in YOUR area?

And of course it is a good place to be based out of; large city = large potential fanbase
#4
what genre are you?
Bands I must see in concert
Silvertide
The Black Crowes
Jackyl
Black Stone Cherry
AC/DC
StoneRider
Freedomhawk
The Darkness and/or the sideprojects of the band members
Buckcherry
The Answer

Theres more. But those are the main ones
#5
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Who cares what everyone else plays? Play what you want to play.


it does matter. I live in a small town in Idaho, so all anyone wants to hear is bluegrass and light funky jam rock. Luckily my 'band' plays some of that so we have a chance of eventually getting some gigs, but we won't ever be able to play metal or stuff like that around here.
#6
Play what you are best at, if you are good enough it wont matter what music is popular in the area.
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#7
My band is still in high school...but within a few years we'll be gigging regularly(and locally) . We're some kind of rock driven alternative and I would just like to know how bars pay round here. And the fanbase ( I wanna know if we're gonna get screwed over like the dude from Idaho...)
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#9
Boston has a large (and one of the best) hardcore and metalcore scene.
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#10
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metalcore is big in massachutsets I hear.

When I think Boston, I think Dropkick Murphy's, not metalcore. That's just me though.

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#11
In Texas indie is very popular
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#12
As a Bostonian, I can say with some confidence that the city is big enough for you to have an audience playing almost any kind of music. There's even a bit of a soul revival going on with Eli Reed and Jenny Dee.
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In Texas indie is very popular



O really?! Thanks man! That was so helpful!!!!
#19
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When I think Boston, I think Dropkick Murphy's, not metalcore. That's just me though.

By the way, can't decide if the new avatar is awesome or if it scares me...


I've never seen a band play that Irish stuff around here, most of the stuff around here is Metalcore or Deathcore. This scene gets pretty boring if you ask me, but there are a few guys that I like, especially View of a Burning City

I'd still trade Bay Area thrash for Boston metalcore any day, though
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#20
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I've never seen a band play that Irish stuff around here, most of the stuff around here is Metalcore or Deathcore. This scene gets pretty boring if you ask me, but there are a few guys that I like, especially View of a Burning City

I never would have thought of that happening in Boston.

That's why I love my scene, there's so much of everything that you can always find a good show to go to. People belittle the Minnesota music scene, but we've got a lot more than most people think we've got.
#21
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When I think Boston, I think Dropkick Murphy's, not metalcore. That's just me though.

By the way, can't decide if the new avatar is awesome or if it scares me...


I also think of Celtic Punk when I hear Boston.
#22
Killswitch, all that remains, and shadows fall are all from that area
#25
well, apparently boston is metalcore and irishmen
texas is indie
down here in baltimore theres a good following for 80s (see kix), throwback good old rock n roll (charm city devils), and alot of non-famous death and black metal bands.
are there any bands you can kinda compare yourself too
Bands I must see in concert
Silvertide
The Black Crowes
Jackyl
Black Stone Cherry
AC/DC
StoneRider
Freedomhawk
The Darkness and/or the sideprojects of the band members
Buckcherry
The Answer

Theres more. But those are the main ones
#26
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I've never seen a band play that Irish stuff around here, most of the stuff around here is Metalcore or Deathcore. This scene gets pretty boring if you ask me, but there are a few guys that I like, especially View of a Burning City

I'd still trade Bay Area thrash for Boston metalcore any day, though

The Dropkick Murphys are a synonym for Boston...
There's more to Boston than what just appears to be popular on the surface. Boston has a very diverse and vibrant musical scene, I mean as far as unsigned bands go. I mean look at Bang Camaro. 80's-styled rock, harmonious vocals, great guitar. Then you have the Celtic punk fury of the Murphys. Then you have the metalcore bull**** going on. I'vegot family out there.
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#27
New England in general, but especially southern NH/northern MA, is a great place if you like crapcore. I live in NH and nobody gives a flying crap about my bands because all people want to hear is screaming and breakdowns, not real metal or real hardcore like it used to be.
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