Incubating the Scene with DIY All-Ages Venues

Music scenes play an important role in a city’s consumption-driven, artisan economy. Is a successful local band that finds a national audience through touring and selling its recordings much different than a local microbrewery that finds a robust regional, then national consumer base? Both operate in a business climate dominated by corporate entities and utilize Do-It-Yourself (DIY) initiative, inexpensive technological tools, and a close allegiance between artisan and consumer to succeed. Continue reading