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    I'll let you guys nominate some of the better ones (maybe we'll reach a consensus on the best), but my nomination for the worst city for music in America is clear:

    San Diego, CA.

    - Angels and Airwaves
    - As I Lay Dying
    - Blink 182 (would not be on this list if the last album didn't completely suck)
    - Buck-O-Nine (ska)
    - Cattle Decapitation
    - Deadbolt (two bassists... who are the self-proclaimed "Wall of Thunder"... Need I say more?)
    - Dogwood (Christian punk)
    - Heroin (screamo)
    - The Locust
    - Jason Mraz
    - No Innocent Victim (Christian hardcore)
    - Pierce the Veil ("post-rock hardcore" ugh)
    - P.O.D.
    - Ratt
    - Slightly Stoopid
    - Switchfoot
    - Unwritten Law

    Oh, and we also gave the world Nick Cannon. Which is about as bad as Soulja Boy when you think about it...

    So, which city has produced the best quality/worst quality acts in your opinion?
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    are you suggesting we nuke San Diego?

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    I'm suggesting we nuke whoever thought it'd be a good idea to promote so many fucking shit hardcore bands there...
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    why dont you like any of rob crows work...oh wait that's right, you dont like good music.
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    His sideprojects are terrible... Pinback is digestible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PassiveTheory View Post
    I'm suggesting we nuke whoever thought it'd be a good idea to promote so many fucking shit hardcore bands there...
    I think we should nuke hawaii so they can't breed any more JJs that can take over our beloved American festivals...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PassiveTheory View Post
    His sideprojects are terrible... Pinback is digestible.
    His most recent solo album is really good, so is thingy and heavy vegetable.
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    Heavy Vegetable is him?... Shit.
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    Good:
    NYC
    LA
    SF
    Seattle

    Bad:
    The midwest (except for jazz)

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    hahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by boarderwoozel3 View Post
    Good:
    NYC
    LA
    SF
    Seattle

    Bad:
    The midwest (except for jazz)
    yeah

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    Quote Originally Posted by PassiveTheory View Post
    Heavy Vegetable is him?... Shit.
    You really should look into these types of things before you totally dismiss an artist. I noticed you edited out Gobilin Cock from your original post about why you did not like Rob Crow. That is one of like 10 side-projects Crow was/has been involved with and is not representative of how the rest of his work sounds. The man has talent. He writes VERY catchy guitar riffs and excellent songs. IMO he is one of the prolific artists in the biz right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PassiveTheory View Post
    I'll let you guys nominate some of the better ones (maybe we'll reach a consensus on the best), but my nomination for the worst city for music in America is clear:

    San Diego, CA.

    - Angels and Airwaves
    - As I Lay Dying
    - Blink 182 (would not be on this list if the last album didn't completely suck)
    - Buck-O-Nine (ska)
    - Cattle Decapitation
    - Deadbolt (two bassists... who are the self-proclaimed "Wall of Thunder"... Need I say more?)
    - Dogwood (Christian punk)
    - Heroin (screamo)
    - The Locust
    - Jason Mraz
    - No Innocent Victim (Christian hardcore)
    - Pierce the Veil ("post-rock hardcore" ugh)
    - P.O.D.
    - Ratt
    - Slightly Stoopid
    - Switchfoot
    - Unwritten Law

    Oh, and we also gave the world Nick Cannon. Which is about as bad as Soulja Boy when you think about it...

    So, which city has produced the best quality/worst quality acts in your opinion?
    Now now PassiveTheory!!! those bands do suck but we shall be forgiven cos we get credit for TOM WAITS fuck did all that shit really come out of SD?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzz View Post
    Now now PassiveTheory!!! those bands do suck but we shall be forgiven cos we get credit for TOM WAITS fuck did all that shit really come out of SD?
    Yes, I'm afraid it did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boarderwoozel3 View Post
    Good:
    NYC
    LA
    SF
    Seattle

    Bad:
    The midwest (except for jazz)
    What about Chicago? There a great music scene there and there a bunch of good bands that have come out of there.

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    Montreal, Vancouver, Brighton area, those are some out of the U.S. places that i always here good music and stuff...

    The Midwest, omfg, everbody there just digs shitty music, and i am sorry to admit it but when i was up in Boulder for a nerdy science convention, people there were soooooo stoked to see bands like slightly stoopid, matisyahu(some of his stuff is alright i will admit), and the worst of all real big fish, god what a terrible band... but the point i am trying to prove is that shitty music in the midwest is mainly cause of the fact that bands are influenced by shitty bands, and therefor produce shitty music, and for SD, well fact is that they just came out with shitty music in response to Brad Nowell's death, they were desperate to fill the sublime spot and never did...
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    Quote Originally Posted by boarderwoozel3 View Post
    Good:
    NYC
    LA
    SF
    Seattle

    Bad:
    The midwest (except for jazz)
    The Midwest have been producing some good hip hop for the last few years though.

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    I know the original post calls for cities, but since Boarderwoozel (and Crackerfromcrenshaw) decided to write off the entire Midwest, I guess I need to represent my home state of Ohio, which gave us the following:

    Guided by Voices
    The Breeders
    Pere Ubu
    Devo
    Afghan Whigs
    Brainiac (which morphed into Enon)
    The Raspberries
    The Ohio Players
    The Black Keys
    Nine Inch Nails
    Zapp
    The Isley Brothers

    Yes, okay, we also have Ohio to thank for Relient K and Hawthorne Heights, but surely Devo alone cancels out both of them.
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    everyone in the midwest does not have crappy taste in music. I dare say I listened to better music in college than I do now. And there were plenty of venues to see good (and indie) music. I just didn't have enough cash most of the time back then.


    Plus, are you talking strictly about recent albums/output? Because historically (say, at least during the years you have been alive), I would at least add Minneapolis and Chicago. Maybe Boston metro too.

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    There were tons of great bands from Ohio late 70s-early 90s. Cleveland/Akron extended metro and Dayton especially.

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    Hawaii:
    Don Ho
    Bette Midler
    Tia Carrere
    Jasmine Trias (of American Idol)
    Jack Johnson

    That's all I got.

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    I can't believe Las Vegas hasn't been mentioned? Outside of Vegoose, Las Vegas has no real live music...only 3 venues ever have decent shows and usually those shows are much more expensive compared to if the artist played in LA or Denver...


    For Worst City that is...

    Edit: BTW I completely misunderstood the thread...but Vegas has produced Panic At The Disco...
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    Orlando, FL gave us The Backstreet Boys and N'Sync... Done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThomThom View Post
    Orlando, FL gave us The Backstreet Boys and N'Sync... Done.
    Ouch!
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    Vancouver:
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThomThom View Post
    Orlando, FL gave us The Backstreet Boys and N'Sync... Done.
    thread closed, winner!


    Austin is great, 6th street and overall the downtown area

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    maybe i am wrong, but isn't Fresno's proudest export Kevin Federline?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeamCoachellaHellYeah View Post
    I can't believe Las Vegas hasn't been mentioned? Outside of Vegoose, Las Vegas has no real live music...only 3 venues ever have decent shows and usually those shows are much more expensive compared to if the artist played in LA or Denver...


    For Worst City that is...

    Edit: BTW I completely misunderstood the thread...but Vegas has produced Panic At The Disco...
    Panic at the Disco and aren't the Killers from there as well?? ....only 2 I can think of, but thats a bad enough start!
    '99-'11...

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    Bad
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