We’ve said it before but it bears repeating. We’re all about the community and all about the party. We’re about getting people together to hear good music. We’re about giving love to the bands and the people that make the music we love so much. However, we’re not in this alone. This isn’t a competition and we stand on the backs of those who came before us. We live in an ecosystem of bands, fans, promoters, and bloggers. It was a no brainer when the folks at Bishop and Rook and Mutiny on the Microphone approached us to join the Boston Scene Party, a collective of bloggers, podcasters, and Boston music advocates.
Brought together by a shared commitment, enthusiasm and genuine love for the Boston music scene, Boston Scene Party was established as a community home base for independent music blogs, uniting representatives from various neighborhoods and genres. With the combined knowledge and efforts of the most devoted music advocates possessing an ever hungry appetite for new noise, Boston Scene Party strives to be a hub of prevailing industry news and is dedicated to growing a stronger more centralized community voice by bridging the gap between musician and listener in the greater Boston area.
The whole is greater than the sum of its parts in this instance. We know most music fans have diverse tastes and don’t necessarily limit themselves to any genres or styles of music. What we have here is a strong start for sharing content, fans, and fundamentally for sharing music.
The starting roster of party members includes Bishop And Rook, Mutiny on the Microphone, Allston Pudding, Music Box Pete, Sound of Boston, and yours truly, Boston Ska (dot) net. Membership is free and open to any music advocate possessing an ever hungry appetite for new noise. The more the merrier but we had to start somewhere.
Sound Lion and Local Bands
We’re excited to announce our first partnership with Sound Lion, a new retail concept store offering premium quality sound products. I’ve stopped into their Harvard Square location, the offerings are no joke! Every month, their Cambridge location will feature a local musical artist, handpicked by a member of the Boston Scene Party. Customers who purchase the record of the month are eligible for a 10% discount off their entire Sound Lion order. Visit the store for complete details. This partnership aims to provide musicians with extra exposure to new audiences, and profits from the sales go directly to the band. Visit the Boston Scene Party to learn more about the first month’s featured band, Boston grunge-rock outfit DCDR.
We’re Kind of a Big Deal
Moments after announcing this partnership, WEMF Radio had a blog post up about it! Even cooler, the Dex and Butz afternoon show invited me (Jake) and Adam (from Mutiny on the Microphone) on the air to discuss the partnership. As to be expected, we mostly BSed and I took a few cheap shots on behalf of ska, but all in all we had a good time and talked about how great the Boston music scene is but how little you hear about it. Listen to the recording of the show here.
So, welcome to the party! Now goto a show and buy local music!