It’s a punk cry to what is important in its respective music scene: honesty, emotion, and DIY ethics. It provides one answer of many possibilities to the question of what people look for in a local music scene.
“We want a scene where the music is free and the beer is not the life of the party…” screams Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace on song “Reinventing Axl Rose.”
The Avett Brothers recently finished a sold out, three night stay at the Chicago Theatre. Each day the crowd got their photos of the marquee and grabbed their drinks before the room fell silent and stood at attention as brothers Scott and Seth, bass player Bob Crawford, cellist Joe Kwon and the backing band took the stage.