Music: The geography of music

Just as New Orleans is known for jazz, Sweden for death metal, and Nashville for country, other regions and cities have their own genres and sound. Within each area, artists and bands feed off one anothers ideas, they collaborate. The social environment of each town or city results in music the kids can identify with. If you're really into a certain type of music you can guess where a band from, you can research bands from the same area to find others you like. Some other favorites that come to mind:

Long Island late 90s -- Screamo emo with a bite

The Sleeping


Brand new

Edison Glass

Detroit Techno 80s -- Electronica/Techno

Detroit Techno on NPR
Detroit Electronic Music Festival

Blue Stahli

Texas -- Melodic and brutal  metal

Fair to Midland

Memphis Mayfire