This group was started in 2007 by a new resident to the valley. His goal was to meet people with similar musical interests. While he (Jon) is still a member, he has stepped down as Organizer. The group's purpose remains the same. Some people have the impression that Phoenix is somewhat lacking in culture but there is quite a vibrant music scene here. The focus of this group is music that is outside of the mainstream. whether it be indie rock, shoegaze, hip hop, alt. country, neo-folk, noise pop, dance-punk, riot grrrl, emo, lo-fi or math rock.
We have a few CD exchanges throughout the year, where members create mixes and meet to share them. We
go see a lot of shows - nationally touring bands as well as local ones. Even if a certain concert isn't officially posted as an event chances are you can find someone on the message board who might be going.
Don't be put off by the fact that this group is private. It's only for security. If you're genuinely interested then we encourage you to join.
Music can be a powerful bond between people and a lot of friendships have been made in this group.
You probably belong in this group if....
....you still think buying music in record stores is cool.
....you don't even bother to turn on the FM radio when you get in the car.
....even your guilty pleasures are bands most people have never heard of.
....your friends don't understand why you would go out of state just to to see a concert.
.... you're constantly giving mix tapes to your friends only to find out months later that they never bothered to listen to it.
....you'll go see a band you've never heard of on the chance that they might be good.
....you usually buy two concert tickets, knowing that you'll have to find someone to drag with you.
.... you've broken up with someone because they actually put Celine Dion on a mix for you.
....you put on your favorite CD at work and you get a bunch of weird looks.
....before you fasten your seat belt or turn on the AC you find something good on your iPod.
....you may download tracks on the internet for free, but if you like it you'll pay for it because you want to support musicians.
....you listen to bands that don't even exist yet.
....you meant to save money for groceries but blew it all at the record store.
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