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Old 06-16-2016, 05:21 PM
 
Location: The Valley Of No Fun
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Interesting and convenient timing on this as I'm on the hunt to find a better place to be a progressive / heavy rock musician:

How Metal Is Your City? | NOISEY
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Old 09-27-2016, 07:20 AM
 
Location: The Valley Of No Fun
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Another, covering music, bands, and fans in general:

Here Are The Top 50 Cities For Music Fans In The U.S. | Metal Injection

Phoenix doesn't even register. I need to get out of this crapstain of a town.
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Old 09-27-2016, 08:28 AM
 
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Another, covering music, bands, and fans in general:

Here Are The Top 50 Cities For Music Fans In The U.S. | Metal Injection

Phoenix doesn't even register. I need to get out of this crapstain of a town.
Tucson, Tempe, and Phoenix all make the list on top 100 metal cities in the post above yours.


Your list probably just represents musicians per capita, which means nothing in terms of quality original music.
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Old 09-27-2016, 08:42 AM
 
Location: The Valley Of No Fun
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Phoenix metro isn't on the second list (Tempe is pretty far down the first)... and Tuscon isn't Phoenix area. It's in the southern part of the state.

Also, this city is pretty infamous for having a crappy scene. Every musician I've known from here has echoed that sentiment. Quality of having a couple of notable artists is nice and all, but when there's not much going on, it's hard to make friends, form bands/projects, have a regular scene to mill about in, etc.

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Old 09-27-2016, 09:13 AM
 
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Phoenix metro isn't on the second list (Tempe is pretty far down the first)... and Tuscon isn't Phoenix area. It's in the southern part of the state.

Also, this city is pretty infamous for having a crappy scene. Every musician I've known from here has echoed that sentiment. Quality of having a couple of notable artists is nice and all, but when there's not much going on, it's hard to make friends, form bands/projects, have a regular scene to mill about in, etc.
I hear you.


Back in Memphis, I actually had a great time as a musician. I knew several bands who toured regularly, ran quality studios, and local acts were always very appreciative and helpful in finding me bands looking for musicians, projects, gigs, etc. There are very talented musicians literally everywhere.


I'm in the Music City now, and I definitely don't feel the same love for music or community overall, it's mainly just business. I have met a couple of friendly and helpful musicians (mainly due to my attractive female bandmate at the time), but a lot of snotty ones.
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Old 09-28-2016, 01:39 PM
 
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I always wondered that about Nashville. I kinda assumed that it was a lot about country (not anywhere near the top of my preferred genre list) specifically, and being "successful" at it.

Phoenix actually has decent, and original bands IME... for the most part. It's nice to not have a "sound" that everyone's chasing around here. The scene (if you could call it that) is just so miniscule. There's very few venues that host local talent, no local spots where musician types would hang out.
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