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Old 06-17-2012, 06:50 PM
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Here's a great website about Lubbock music history. Probably some good info on the current scene too.

Chris Oglesby's virtualubbock - Welcome Y'all!

I spent the first half of the 80's in Lubbock and it was a great place for live music then. I hope it still is with its history of musicians that started there or played there early in their careers, including, Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, the Maines Family, Jesse Taylor, Butch Hancock, etc., etc. It was more rockabilly than pure country. The Maines Brothers was pretty close to what we think of as country.

I'm sure it's changed a lot but the history is there and I'd bet it's still pretty lively.
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Old 06-18-2012, 08:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Westerner92 View Post
The popularity of country seems to be fading in the younger generation, but that might have just been the crowd I hung out with. Still, country is a predominant influence in most of the live music there. The alt/rock scene is perhaps a bit better than you would find in other cities of the same size just because of the college presence, so if you're coming from some place larger, you'll find it lacking. Prairie Fire is the new/only venue that exists for that scene, and Jake's occasionally brings in acts (the ones they bring in tend to be the hardcore/whiny stuff).

If you're willing to travel and make a weekend of a concert, you'll find yourself traveling to Austin (top-notch scene), Dallas, and maybe San Antonio. You'll be hard-pressed to find a band that doesn't make a stop in one of these cities.

Thanks for the information.
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