The 5 Best Music Scenes In America Right Now
There’s often a discrepancy in music lovers as to which American cities are the best for live music. Trebel took the opportunity to sit down and hammer out what we’ve established as the best music scenes in the country. Here’s our top 5 picks:
Nashville, TN is responsible for a majority of the big name country artists in the States. The city has been home to acts like Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, The Black Keys, and Miley Cyrus to name a few. These specific Tennessee avenues are world renowned; pulsating with the talented artists of yesterday and tomorrow. One couldn’t avoid running into the virtuosic country musicians that saturate the city, backing headliners who tour from coast to coast.
2. New York City, NY
New York City and it’s respective Burroughs are the lungs that unconsciously pump new artists to the countries forefront. From stadium performers, headlining at Madison Square Garden, to the hole in the wall, CBGB spawned venues, responsible for cultivating an entirely new sub-scene and counter culture; sparking the careers of The Ramones, The Talking Heads, and Blondie. The city notoriously birthed the American art of Jazz music. Even today, the most established Jazz musicians endure the daily grind and await to perform nightly at various venues like The Blue Note, Smoke, The Jazz Standard, and Birdland.
3. Austin, TX
Austin, Texas- home to Janis Joplin, Willie Nelson, and Stevie Ray Vaughn- is thriving to say the least. Texans take proud ownership of their live music and dive bar scene. Some places to check out are The White Horse, The Sahara Lounge, The Elephant Room, and Ginny’s Little Longhorn Saloon. They also host the two largest American Music festivals: SXSW and Austin City Limits.
4. Los Angeles, CA
In an interview with Daedalus, the LA resident stated proudly, “Los Angeles is teeming with talent”. Crawling underneath the carpet of the notorious Hollywood film industry are the beginnings of world-renowned headliners such as Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Foster The People, and Maroon 5. The hippest LA venues are The Troubadour, The Wiltern, The Hollywood Bowl, and The Greek Theater to name a few out of the hundreds music lovers frequent.
5. Philadelphia, PA
Don’t sleep on Philly. Underneath the pillow are a venues like the Trocadero, Union Transfer, Johnny Brenda’s, and Time. These venues merely scratch the surface of the hundreds pulsating through the city’s veins. Philly is home to a vibrant scene of Indie bands like Kurt Vile and the Violators, Hop Along, and The Districts to name a few. Touring artists and even visitors of the city have exclaimed their love for Philly’s active music scene and enthusiastic fans.
So what cities in the United States do you think are the best for live music? Tell us in the comments below. To listen to even more great music for free, download the Trebel app here.
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