Area Codes

Area Codes: 515 – Des Moines, IA

Des Moines, Iowa is ostensibly one of those cities caught in the long shadow of another, in this case, Chicago, to the extent that a…
Corban Goble | May 8, 2012 - 2:27 pm
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Area Codes: 907 – Anchorage, AK

Though Anchorage's music scene shares some similarities with other local ecosystems we've featured, the thing that makes the biggest city in Alaska stand out i…
Corban Goble | March 13, 2012 - 11:38 am
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Area Codes: 352 – Gainesville, FL

Like a lot of the previously featured towns in the Area Codes series, Gainesville, FL has a rich history as a music scene, going back…
Corban Goble | February 10, 2012 - 12:55 pm
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Area Codes: 303 – Denver, CO

Of all the Area Codes we've done so far, Denver is the biggest city, so it's probably not a surprise that it has one of…
Corban Goble | January 26, 2012 - 4:18 pm
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Area Codes: 256 – Huntsville, AL

Like any great music scene, Huntsville has been percolating for some time now. Through acts like PRGz and the production duo Block Beataz, Huntsville became…
Corban Goble | January 12, 2012 - 4:11 pm
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Area Codes: 802 – Burlington, VT

Given that everyone in Vermont has the same area code -- the state's population is only 600,000, after all -- I could have easily copped…
Corban Goble | December 2, 2011 - 9:49 am
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Area Codes: 916 – Sacramento, CA

A prominent narrative going into CMJ this year was the surge in the popularity of hardcore music, and at the forefront of that discussion wa…
Corban Goble | November 11, 2011 - 11:53 am
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Area Codes: 662 – Oxford, MS

When I think about the most "American" artists -- whatever that means -- my consideration often gravitates toward authors like William Faulkner, whose emotional prose…
Corban Goble | October 27, 2011 - 4:03 pm
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Area Codes: 208 – Boise, ID

Today, we're introducing a new series called Area Codes, and the focus of this biweekly feature is local music scenes across the United States and…
Corban Goble | October 13, 2011 - 12:44 pm
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