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What cities or towns have brought us an above average number of above average bands? :)

I think cities like London or New York should be a given simply because of the sheer number of people living - and thus bands forming - there ;)

first thought:

Athens, Georgia:

R.E.M.

B-52s

of Montreal

Indigo Girls

Widespread Panic

Danger Mouse

Neutral Milk Hotel

Now It's Overhead

(and wikipedia lists a few others that I don't know :D )

what are other Music Metropoles? :)

Edited by Guest
forgot the most important one ;-)

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Manchester's got too many to mention. It's a big city, yeah, but still worth a mention.

Oasis

The Verve

The Smiths

The Stone Roses

Happy Mondays

Inspiral Carpets

The Hollies

Herman's Hermits

Badly Drawn Boy

The Charlatans

Simply Red

and so on.

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Portland Oregon!

Elliott Smith

The Thermals

The Decemberists

The Kingsmen

The Exploding Hearts

The Helio Sequence

Quasi

The Shins

The Wipers

Viva Voce

Lifesasvas

Sleater-Kinney

M. Ward

The Dandy Warhols

Copy

Menomena

Agalloch

Jackie-O Motherf*cker

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Seattle, anyone?

Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains, Mother Love Bone, Mudhoney, Green River, Screaming Trees, Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog, and Tad...

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figured I'd add some bands in case no one knew any

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and Melbourne is especially known for it's Indie culture

Nick Cave

Crowded House

The Seekers

Jet

Grinderman

Architecture in Helsinki

The Cat Empire

Cut Copy

The Drones

Midnight Juggernauts

The Avalanches

Ninetynine

Love of Diagrams

Children Collide

Muscles

...

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<1991st post! Ten, Nevermind, BloodSugarSexMagik, Woodface, Use Your Illusion I & II, Metallica, Achtung Baby, Baby Animals... what a year. :grin:

Birmingham was arguably the birthplace of hard rock and metal music - Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Judas Priest were all formed in Birmingham. Also, The Move, ELO formed there, and Steve Winwood, Nick Mason and Christine McVie were born there.

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Montreal

Leonard Cohen

April Wine

Rufus Wainwright

Men Without Hats

Arcade Fire (or is it "THE Arcade Fire"?)

Melissa Auf der Maur

A Silver Mt. Zion

Do Make Say Think

Godspeed You! Black Emperor

The Unicorns

Islands

The Stills

Tegan & Sara

Wolf Parade

etc. pp.

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Portland Oregon!

Elliott Smith

The Thermals

The Decemberists

The Kingsmen

The Exploding Hearts

The Helio Sequence

Quasi

The Shins

The Wipers

Viva Voce

Lifesasvas

Sleater-Kinney

M. Ward

The Dandy Warhols

Copy

Menomena

Agalloch

Jackie-O Motherf*cker

Let us not forget Everclear :D

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