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Old 12-23-2008, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Christiana,TN
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Hello. I want to move somewhere out of Nashville for a better music scene. Right now, I am considering either Chattanooga,TN or Greensboro,NC or Wichita Falls,TX. I want to be at least as big as The Secret Handshake or Breathe Carolina. Can you choose a good city? Peace out.

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Old 12-23-2008, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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Better then Nashville? There is no better music scene then Nashville. None. Maybe you mean get away from the country scene a little? I believe the best music scene for the whole varity of music is Austin, Texas hands down. Look it up. The whole city is full of live music in every club 7 nights a week Free concerts of all kinds where ever there is a lawn. Stray and homeless musicians playing on street corners for change. Music halls that are very inexpensive where you can hear everything and anything.

Other then that the only place that I have been or heard of might be Seattle or Vancouver, BC but I think some of that fame has died when Heart, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam and of course Jimmi Hendrix faded and worse yet, the birth place of grunge died another slow death. Seattle still has a thriving music scene but I guess what Im saying is it is not what it used to be.

Vancouver, BC, inspired by the many greats who graduated from the Music School of Capilano College is also high on the music scene. Vancouver I consder a sister city of Seattle. Of course BC is proud of its many famous rockers like Bryan Adams, Allison Crow, Sara Mclachlin, NickleBack and such. (dont say Rush, they are from Toronto)

Most of these artists shared playing both cities.

Good luck in your ventures.
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Old 12-23-2008, 01:29 PM
 
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Better then Nashville? There is no better music scene then Nashville. None. Maybe you mean get away from the country scene a little? I believe the best music scene for the whole varity of music is Austin, Texas hands down. Look it up. The whole city is full of live music in every club 7 nights a week Free concerts of all kinds where ever there is a lawn. Stray and homeless musicians playing on street corners for change. Music halls that are very inexpensive where you can hear everything and anything.

Other then that the only place that I have been or heard of might be Seattle or Vancouver, BC but I think some of that fame has died when Heart, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam and of course Jimmi Hendrix faded and worse yet, the birth place of grunge died another slow death. Seattle still has a thriving music scene but I guess what Im saying is it is not what it used to be.

Vancouver, BC, inspired by the many greats who graduated from the Music School of Capilano College is also high on the music scene. Vancouver I consder a sister city of Seattle. Of course BC is proud of its many famous rockers like Bryan Adams, Allison Crow, Sara Mclachlin, NickleBack and such. (dont say Rush, they are from Toronto)

Most of these artists shared playing both cities.

Good luck in your ventures.
Canada is not proud of Nickelback. More like embarassed by them! Do not forget Neko Case and Sue Foley.
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Old 12-23-2008, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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Canada is not proud of Nickelback. More like embarassed by them! Do not forget Neko Case and Sue Foley.
Well you wont get an argument from me there. I remember a week or so ago some did a thread mocking on Nickelback. I bet it was started by you. I dont know much about them really. If it's a 90s band then I likely would not even give it a look.

Really though, Canada is proud of any fame that comes out of there and makes it big in Hollywood or anywhere in the USA for that matter. I can speak from first hand experience, this is not my opinion.

Oher then the huge movie industry in Vancouver any rather tiny movie industry in Toronto, opportunities are small in Canada. One thing you can be sure of. There are 2 things all Canadians love most. They love their hockey and they love Rush rock and roll.
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Old 05-05-2009, 12:13 PM
 
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Nashville's music scene isn't like normal scenes. It is actually bad for most musicians that have not been playing there for years and have a handful of contacts. The towns you named are quite small and you may have a hard time finding good musicians and a following. Try Chicago, Seattle, Denver, ect.. big metros..
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Old 05-05-2009, 01:05 PM
 
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Best music scene in the country right now is Brooklyn, NY....
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Old 05-05-2009, 01:16 PM
 
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One bad thing I have heard about Brooklyn, and I've only played there once while on tour.. but I heard it is extremely hard to get a real following, because it is just so big, and you can play on the same street and never play to the same person more than once. Which may be a good thing. I'm not sure.

Also, the places he named all are, for the most part, really affordable places to live. Nashville is cheap, so for him to make a move to NYC, well.. I hope he has been saving his cut of the tip jar from playing around nash's broadway clubs.
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Old 05-05-2009, 11:57 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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Nashville is a good place. My friend's dating a guy from Write This Down and they do all their recording in Nashville. They hang out with Breathe Carolina a lot too. Funny story... Breathe Carolina drank all my absinthe once! No joke!
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