#1
So I really want to move away for college and I was wondering what cities have good hardcore scenes for metalcore, hardcore punk, and maybe deathcore. Im really into Shai Hulud, Converge, Reign Supreme, Trapped Under Ice, Botch, See You Next Tuesday, Symphony in Peril, and Zao. What would be some good places?
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#2
I'm guessing the East Coast would be your best bet.
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#3
Baltimore!
We've got Trapped Under Ice, Ruiner, Pulling Teeth, Surroundings, Pianos Become The Teeth, Octaves, Magrudergrind (DC, but they play here all the time), Pala, and a TON of others. Not to mention we get some sweet tours coming through.
#4
Yeah I'd shoot for New England. Boston or Baltimore. I almost went to Boston University for this exact reason, actually. Then I realized I didn't want to die at shows.
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#6
baltimore or philly. from what i hear the different boston scenes sort of stick to themselves instead of boston as a whole
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#7
Although if Philly enacts this new law, the music scene will very quickly die. I love Philly shows and the Philly scene, so I really hope this shit gets shot down.
#8
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Boston's great because it's got the history, but in the upcoming generations, I think Baltimore and Philly are where it's at.

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#9
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Although if Philly enacts this new law, the music scene will very quickly die. I love Philly shows and the Philly scene, so I really hope this shit gets shot down.

which law is that?
#10
"Under the proposed rules, promoters would have to apply for a permit from the Philadelphia Police Department (PPD) 30 days before every single event — meaning if you promote a weekly club night, that's 52 permit applications per year . More than just a bureaucratic nightmare, this would all but abolish last-minute shows or pickup parties. These applications would have to include detailed security plans, the promoter's business-privilege-license number, the venue's capacity and the expected crowd. Perhaps most importantly, the bill would hold promoters liable for the actions of the crowds at the events they promote.

Additionally, the bill requires that every permit application include a copy of the contract between the venue and the promoter — in effect, making rental prices and rates for each individual promoter a matter of public record . To make matters worse, the cops can deny a permit for any reason and without explanation up to 10 days before the event — which could devastate businesses that fronted costs, to say nothing of destroying the credibility of those trying to book events."

http://citypaper.net/articles/2010/05/13/a-million-stories
#13
That's almost as absurd as my 5pm noise curfew and the $300 noise permit thing the city has set up. But we don't really have a scene, so it's not a huge deal.
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#15
Yeah pretty much anywhere between boston and richmond, va is where shows seem to pop off the most

-Philly and surrounding area
-New jersey has a much bigger scene than peope give them credit for
-new york, long island has a huge scene
-boston so many big bands from this area, but yeah most of it's shows are in the surrounding areas more so than actually in boston.
-baltimore seems to have huge shows all the time
-d.c. is kind of hit or miss
-and richmond seems to have a lot of bands popping up as of lately

i'd say those are really your best bets


and yeah this whole stuff about the philly music is gayer than aids. there are seriously shows every single night in philly all over the city. even if this does go through, there will still be house shows. Like the OX has shows and raves and stuff pretty much every night, but it's in like the ghetto so nobody is bothered. I dunno, well see what happens
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#16
DC also has a ton of history in the hardcore scene, but all the DC bands go to Silver Spring, Baltimore or Richmond for shows now. 99% of the venues in DC are 21+, so the scene's kind of dying there too.
#17
dc was a good area like in the 80's and 90's, not so much as of lately though. atleast i don't hear anything about the dc scene.


also everyone tells me that Cleveland has the absolute best scene in the USA, and their shows are ridiculous.


And I have also heard Texas is a great place to play shows.
#19
Texas has a few good spots from what I hear, but one of the advantages of being on the east coast is that everything's closer together. I mean I'm in Baltimore and we get a TON of good shows and most of the tours that miss us, as well as a bunch of great local shows, hit Philly and it's only a 2 hour drive for me. Somewhere like Texas or Cleveland, you're a little more deserted and limited to what comes to your town.
#20
Anywhere on the East coast would be the best. Also, the scene isn't very big right now, but look for the Louisville, KY hardcore scene to grow within the next few years. There's some pretty good bands coming out of the area.
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#21
I'm hoping to do student exchange in California in 2012 if I can save up enough money and hopefully see a tonne of shows.
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#22
Where I live is more metalcore oriented, but south of me around the Ft. Myers/Naples area is a pretty good scene for hardcore
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#23
Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo/Chicago area has a pretty decent scene.
#25
to be honest, the philly/baltimore scenes are way behind the boston scene. The Massachusetts scene as a whole beats any and all scene's combined. most of the hardcore that is "popular" now in PA/baltimore was cool like a few years ago in Boston and now they are ahead again. no disrespect but if you really want the center of hardcore move to Massachusetts.
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#26
i feel like people are all snobby about boston just cause converge and have heart and guns up are from there
#28
toledo ohio/detroit michigan. They usually have some good shows.
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toledo ohio/detroit michigan. They usually have some good shows.


Detroit doesn't have shit.
#30
NC has been getting some pretty good shows lately, and the surrounding states do as well.
#31
well not just "hardcore" but i've seen some good shows up there. and acouple of bands have gotten some pretty good success. For The Fallen Dreams/I See Stars/We Came As Romans/I Am Abomination. Obviously their not really hardcore and not technically from "Detroit" persay but alot of people like them. Im really just a fan of FTFD.
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#33
there are a lot of good bands all around michigan and northern ohio.
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#34
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People who use the term "hxc" in my opinion should be beaten with a huge steel dildo.

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Backed.

Coming from the guy with two x's in his username.
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#38
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Coming from the guy with two x's in his username.


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#39
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"Under the proposed rules, promoters would have to apply for a permit from the Philadelphia Police Department (PPD) 30 days before every single event — meaning if you promote a weekly club night, that's 52 permit applications per year . More than just a bureaucratic nightmare, this would all but abolish last-minute shows or pickup parties. These applications would have to include detailed security plans, the promoter's business-privilege-license number, the venue's capacity and the expected crowd. Perhaps most importantly, the bill would hold promoters liable for the actions of the crowds at the events they promote.

Additionally, the bill requires that every permit application include a copy of the contract between the venue and the promoter — in effect, making rental prices and rates for each individual promoter a matter of public record . To make matters worse, the cops can deny a permit for any reason and without explanation up to 10 days before the event — which could devastate businesses that fronted costs, to say nothing of destroying the credibility of those trying to book events."

http://citypaper.net/articles/2010/05/13/a-million-stories


please don't make this a state-wide thing
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