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Old 05-27-2015, 10:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Where would you go?

Basically, what are the best US cities for original music. Mainly for original rock music, and for people who want to give the "big time" a shot. If you wanted to try your hand in making it as an original rock musician/band, where would you move to?

I'd rather not have to answer why I'm asking this, so please just answer the question. Thanks!
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Old 05-27-2015, 10:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You really like the word "original" don't you?
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Old 05-28-2015, 12:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 05-28-2015, 12:37 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I wouldn't be a rock musician because I prefer to make something that I find more interesting. I think I'd do well in Japan, Portland, or New York with my style of music. If I went more free jazz than usual I'd probably do well in San Francisco.
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Old 05-28-2015, 12:49 AM   #5 (permalink)
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u shouldn't be a rock star u should be a DJ/noise/jazz artist or something
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Old 05-28-2015, 11:36 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I've heard great things about the Boston scene. Rockers, pop stars, techno-fiends, experimentalists... although I suppose every large city has plenty of those.
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Old 05-28-2015, 12:00 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I'm not sure it matters what city you are in anymore as far as making it. Seems like every city I have been in you can find a pretty vibrant music scene. Everything is through social media and things now so you don't have to go to L.A. and try to catch the ear of some music exec. I say find some place you want to live, start playing and building up a following.
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Old 05-28-2015, 12:01 PM   #8 (permalink)
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There's a few hip hop artists from Minneapolis that I really like, and I've heard that the city is one of America's hidden treasures. Don't know if I can handle humid summers though... but I'm pretty ready to get away from the West Coast.
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Old 05-28-2015, 12:04 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Chicago is a great city for live music. There's always something happening, and pretty much everyday, and in multiple venues, especially around the suburbs in small local clubs. You can literally go to a show every single night.
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Let me guess... you're thinking of moving?

http://www.musicbanter.com/general-m...ld-i-move.html
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