i am a journalism student currently living in the san francisco bay area. i have a big interest in the local & diy music scene. i have grown up within this scene, & it has helped me become who i am & i have learned a lot from the experiences ive had within it. through this music scene, many of my basic beliefs have been formed & solidified. the diy scene, especially the underground punk/hardcore scene, is strongly coupled with certain political & social views, & often a punk show can be accompanied by some sort of social demonstration. many books about these issues can be bought at a show, or a conference might be followed by a concert. the most basic of these beliefs is tolerance & equality for diversity. in this blog i plan to focus more on the music itself, the bands, the concerts, the recordings. i might occasionally discuss these other issues & beliefs, but i have another blog that focuses on those, so i probably wont talk about that much here. i hope that this might help readers to learn more about the local underground music scene. that they can use this as a reference to find information about the local scene, who the bands are, when & where the shows are, & what recordings are out there, as well as what formats they are released in. if there is any thing you would like to see here, please tell me, request bands, cds, venues, & live shows. i am very eager to get a bigger understanding of this scene as well.
-chiddy the kidd