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FunkyFire
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#1
Whats it like? It seems almost non-existent here in newton, GA. I was the only guy really into punk all through school (not counting the freshmen my senior year who kinda dressed the part but knew nothing about the rest). When I go to shows in Atlanta there does seem to be quite a few skinheads, punks, etc but thats the only place.
you guys?
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#2
here in california there is a bunch of groups, there are the punkers, skaters, metalheads, gangsters, geeks, etc.
StreetLight3989
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#4
Quote by sorrykid77
punk sucks in all forms

except for rancid/operation ivy

Why are you in the punk forum ? The two replies so far are great :p.

Well around me it's pretty good, we have New Brunswick which is a great scene and only about a 20 minute drive from me. There seems to be punk shows all over the state of Jersey which is pretty awesome.
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#5
I'm not really involved in the punk scene in my area. I don't really know if there's a scene anymore. There's a couple of bands though.

I need to make a punk friend to go to shows with.
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gopherthegreat
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#6
New Hampshire has some good pop-punk bands. I go to shows over in Dover all the time.

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#7
Couple bands here.

None I'd care to see.

I'd rather have a scooter scene than a music scene. Hopefully Gas prices will help me out.
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#8
Quote by gopherthegreat
New Hampshire has some good pop-punk bands. I go to shows over in Dover all the time.

This.

Although, most of the bands sound the same. Therein lays the problem with pop-punk, it's so unoriginal nowadays.
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gopherthegreat
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#9
But that means if it's a punk show, I don't need to know who's playing to know if I'm gonna like the bands

Seriously though, that does turn me off of pop-punk a bit. I would never want to be in a pop-punk band.

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StreetLight3989
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#10
Quote by gopherthegreat
But that means if it's a punk show, I don't need to know who's playing to know if I'm gonna like the bands

Seriously though, that does turn me off of pop-punk a bit. I would never want to be in a pop-punk band.

Haha, that's the opposite of me, I really want to be in a pop punk band, but we wouldn't be generic.
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#12
I wrote a song called "Sometimes I Wish I Was In A Pop Punk Band"

Anyway, I've only been to about five or six shows since I moved here, so I guess you could say I'm just getting into the scene. But so far, I think it's pretty good. I've been talking to this kid who's been putting on a TON of shows, and I think he's really building up the scene. There's a ton of good bands, and I think it's gonna become really strong soon.
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#13
My town's punk scene in Northern Virginia is basically nonexistant... it's a bunch of hardcore screamo stuff, mainly. About half an hour away, in Manassas, though, it's pretty good.
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#14
Quote by MisspentYouth
My town's punk scene in Northern Virginia is basically nonexistant... it's a bunch of hardcore screamo stuff, mainly. About half an hour away, in Manassas, though, it's pretty good.

How far are you from Richmond?
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#15
My town doesn't really have a scene but theres a good one in DC, which is like 10 minutes away, but Im not really involved. Theres like 5 punks in my grade, and I hate 2 out of the 3 that Ive met. So it kinda sucks.
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#16
Scene is pretty good here. I've probably explained this before though so whatever. Its fun.

Someone make a trip to Orange County/LA area and we'll party.
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#18
Quote by Ska Wars
How far are you from Richmond?



About three hours. And one hour from DC. Which is why I can't wait to move back to Chicago.
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#20
Attrociously terrible.

It's either bad Rancid impersonators or bad Towers impersonators, like Bugglebum Screw
FunkyFire
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#21
That reminds me, if anyone lives nearby, hit me up. I need a friend I can go to punk shows with. (Newton county Ga)
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#23
i'm from east los angeles.. we have backyard gigs every weekend that i never go to.
or you can drive down to hollywood and catch real shows
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#24
i don't know anything about the geography of georgia but if you are anywhere near augusta their is an extremely sick band from there named the skuds.

DC and richmond both rage. i live an hour from chicago but go there every weekend.
thus go to dc and richmond.
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#25
I live 45 minutes from Fort Worth, and 1 1/2 hours from Dallas and Denton.

Fort Worth doesn't seem to have much of a punk scene that I know of, but bands from the surrounding area play at the DIY venue on the south side. 1919 Hemphill is my favorite place to go for shows.

Dallas has a lot of really good hardcore punk. Unit 21, ANS, Spazm 151, and more that I can't remember. Dallas punk shows usually take place at bars in the Deep Ellum area (downtown Dallas near the commercial district). My favorite venue there was the Red Blood Club, but they recently went bankrupt and shut down. The bars in the area are struggling lately, I think the whole scene is starting to shift more towards independent underground venues.

Denton is a little different - there's a lot of punk going on there, but it's more artsy, experimental stuff centered around the University of North Texas, and shows there almost exclusively take place in basements and houses.

There's also a small scene sprouting up in Arlington, but a lot of it isn't even punk. I'm seeing a lot of non-punk artists latch on to the whole DIY thing, and it's cool because they're opening up opportunities for themselves that they didn't have before. Punk rock is actually turning other artists away from record labels and the music industry. We win?
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#27
We also have MDC.

And uhh... Pantera
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#28
Calgary's scene is sort of part of a network of touring bands that goes from Victoria-Vancouver-Edmonton-Calgary-Saskatoon-Winnipeg.

Eastern Canada sort of has its own network, because all the major cities over there are pretty close together. There's a big divide between the two, so we're kind of isolated from each other.
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#29
Theres alot of Punk and Grunge bands over in where I am, which I find weird, because I live in Montana. That, and country music.
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#30
If you count boys who spend longer doing their hair than actually playing as punk than it is very much alive, if not, dead.
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#31
Quote by JesusOfSbrbia
We also have MDC.

And uhh... Pantera

You have the Dicks. They're easily the best Texas punk band, imo.

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#32
In Rome, GA, we have Unseen Stimuli who is pretty awesome. We also have We Won't Stop, The Bastard Suns, and 50:50 Shot in Atlanta.
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#33
We have had a couple of bands come play, like mad cowboys, high five drive, strung out, chixdiggit and a couple other local bands none are really good except for The Wild and they moved out west. the singer/guitarist for the wild sets up all of the shows around here, our local scene sucks haha
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#34
Quote by RiotRiotUpstart
There is no scene where I live.

Do you not live in Richmond anymore?
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#35
I live in Fremont and the only close venue I know of is in driving distance....other than thisone teen center by the park....
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#36
Quote by DyNoMiTe...!
We have had a couple of bands come play, like mad cowboys, high five drive, strung out, chixdiggit and a couple other local bands none are really good except for The Wild and they moved out west. the singer/guitarist for the wild sets up all of the shows around here, our local scene sucks haha


I <3 the Mad Cowboys.
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#37
Quote by Ska Wars
Do you not live in Richmond anymore?


Nope. I had to drop out of VCU. I'm back in Stafford again.

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#38
Quote by hooligan07
i'm from east los angeles.. we have backyard gigs every weekend that i never go to.
or you can drive down to hollywood and catch real shows


You still have to come down to Orange County and hit our backyard parties.
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#40
Punk? We have some bands that cover classic rock songs. Is that close enough?
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