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BottomFeeder1
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:22 pm 
 

What city has the best crowds for shows/ undergound spirit in the lone star state?

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Arkhane
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:36 pm 
 

NOT Austin..... nothing but emos and hipsters. I swear, my band played at the red7 in Austin and the only crowd there were a bunch of (I guess) guys on their iphones and the little flippy hair do, one of them sulking on a barcounter in the far corner of the venue, it was terrible. Never again. I hear Dallas is pretty good though, theres a few death metal bands there and they even get some radio airtime on Saturdays. San Antonio is pretty good too, especially the white rabbit. you gotta weed out the bands you like there but when you find them their pretty consistent with their venues.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:45 pm 
 

Arkhane wrote:
NOT Austin..... nothing but emos and hipsters. I swear, my band played at the red7 in Austin and the only crowd there were a bunch of (I guess) guys on their iphones and the little flippy hair do, one of them sulking on a barcounter in the far corner of the venue, it was terrible. Never again. I hear Dallas is pretty good though, theres a few death metal bands there and they even get some radio airtime on Saturdays. San Antonio is pretty good too, especially the white rabbit. you gotta weed out the bands you like there but when you find them their pretty consistent with their venues.



See Averse Sefira for good bands from Austin

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Arkhane
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:27 pm 
 

I haven't been there in a couple years, but last time I was it was terrible. they were all over the streets and shit though. like little ants on a lollipop
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Nahsil
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:34 am 
 

Houston aint bad.
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HamburgerBoy
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 5:20 am 
 

Rubella Muti (Voivod-y prog/thrash) is one of my favorite newer bands and they're also local to Austin. No idea what kind of crowds they get, though.

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Melas
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 12:17 pm 
 

Houston has a pretty awesome power-violence and hardcore scene, not so much with metal in my experience though. El Paso has a few gems but that city is aabsolutey terrible to stay in for anything but a short visit.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 1:04 pm 
 

Houston and Dallas. There's really no competition. I'd vouch for Houston as #1. By virtue of being cities that have culture and large populations.

There's a band here and there otherwise, but you're chasing jackalopes looking for a good scene in one of the smaller cities. El Paso, Lubbock, Corpus Christi...
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 1:06 pm 
 

John_Sunlight wrote:
Houston...large populations.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 3:13 pm 
 

Arkhane wrote:
NOT Austin..... nothing but emos and hipsters. I swear, my band played at the red7 in Austin and the only crowd there were a bunch of (I guess) guys on their iphones and the little flippy hair do, one of them sulking on a barcounter in the far corner of the venue, it was terrible. Never again.


This could be any city ever.

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Oxenkiller
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:50 pm 
 

well but doesn't Austin hold some big music festival every year? I've never been there but I understand that the place is flooded by a bunch of bands trying to be the next Arctic Monkeys or Death Cab for Cutie, along with a bunch of thick rimmed glasses wearing sideways haircut dudes trying to be the first ones to "discover" the next Arctic Monkeys or Death Cab For Cutie. Now I'm not trying to bash that scene or that type of music, but it is what that festival attracts; and I would assume that it is somewhat at odds with the metal scene. Austin is supposably one of the nicer parts of Texas as far a livability goes though- it's a big college town, and les "rednecky" if you will, than other parts of the state.

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AcidWorm
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:59 pm 
 

Oxenkiller wrote:
well but doesn't Austin hold some big music festival every year?


It is the Austin City Limits.
http://festival-outlook.consequenceofso ... c-festival
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Melas
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 5:00 pm 
 

AcidWorm wrote:
Oxenkiller wrote:
well but doesn't Austin hold some big music festival every year?


It is the Austin City Limits.
http://festival-outlook.consequenceofso ... c-festival

Along with South By Southwest.

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osborn89419
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:07 pm 
 

AcidWorm wrote:
Oxenkiller wrote:
well but doesn't Austin hold some big music festival every year?


It is the Austin City Limits.
http://festival-outlook.consequenceofso ... c-festival


pretty sure he's referring to SXSW

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AcidWorm
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:14 am 
 

Yeah you are probably right. I forgot about that festival. That is also a film festival and probably attracts a much larger audience than the other one.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:33 am 
 

Houston is where it's at, no competition.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:41 pm 
 

I was referring to the SXSW music fest in Austin. That festival probably has probably had the effect of turning the city music scene into hipster nerd central. But that place can't be all bad, metal wise; The Sword is from there. So there is at least one good band from Austin...

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