Hey folks! I go to allot of shows and concerts, if you didn’t know. I have to say when i use to start out with music i saw local artists to kansas city and they inspired me to listen to that style and genre of music. After a while i started forgetting about the locals and moving on to the professionals that had a “knack” for this talent of music. Dont get me wrong the pros are great at what they do, but recently i have attended allot of local shows again and honestly…thats where it all starts. The roots and souls of every great musician is when they are a diy group or unsigned and living on the simple passion to play. I love my signed music too, but sometimes they sell out or just feel completely corporate about how they play. This is definitely not always the case but, id rather support people that i can talk to and relate to for a cheap price then spend big money on the big guys. There is also allot of great venues, great crowd energy, and it just feels great to be a part of the community. Thats my two cents anyway. Yesterday i saw this band “Diving”, (from Austin, Texas) in Kansas city at the art closet studios. They are beautiful and actually the first group and show ive seen within the scene of the “emo” genre! I love emo music by the way, and these guys definitley did me some good.
With this being said i encourage you to check out the locals in your area. It makes me feel nice:)