My Introduction to the Local Metal SceneBy Jody Thomas
Besides the music, one of my favorite things about going to local shows is seeing the bands appreciation of their fans. In all of the shows that I’ve been to after a band finished a set they would stick around and listen to the other bands and interact with their fans.
One of my favorite shows was Taproot, Silence is Broken, Vintage Burning and 2211.
Although the venue wasn’t that friendly the music was great.
With the exception of 2211, who looked like they would rather be home in bed than playing music, the bands put their heart and soul into their music.
I must say it’s quite easy to get “star struck” at these shows. Especially with the bands that really enjoy what they’re doing.
I’m very happy that Nicki has opened my eyes and ears into the local metal scene. I am also happy to say that I haven’t suffered any hearing loss.