People of the US and Canada! Which Songs/Bands/Art/Culture best represent your State/City/Area?

I have a dream to one day hire a car and do a musical/cultural tour of North America... i've got a few ideas, but i want youse to help me out!

So, which tunes/bands/styles of music/any other culturally interesting things that will persuade me to visit your neck of the woods?

BQ: Which State/City/Place do you live in and what's the best thing about it?

(i'm a Brit by the way... i've briefly visited Florida (Orlando way...), but unfortunately didn't get a chance to have a proper look... family wedding... nothing special... went to Disney... meh... next time will delve deeper ;)

Post clips/pics if ye can!

Update:

Hey Alex G! no worries, but there must be something in Riverside CA worth checking out no?

Update 2:

nice! thanks all! yeah that Elvis rings a bell... what was his tune?

Hey Law Man! sort your computer out! you always speak about the most interesting stuff... put 'em on youtube if ye can. yeah and no worries if not... you're cool whatever ha ha ;) (ps i want a copy of your book when yr done ;)

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  • Adam
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    Awesome dude! That sounds like it would be wicked fun!

    I live in Massachusetts and musically, we are famous for our core. We are one of the birth places for Metalcore and we have tons of Deathcore coming out of this area.

    We also have a lot of different kinds of music come through the area though. Here's a link to the place I always go see shows at

    http://www.thepalladium.net/

    A pic of outside the place too (It looks rundown but its actually awesome in there)

    http://www.thepulsemag.com/Entertainment/Images/pa...

    And also, a lot of people come up here, and the other New England states, for the color the leaves change around this time of year...

    http://jimpa215.net/seasonal/fall/george-road-nh.j...

    One last thing haha....

    We also have Six Flags which is wicked fun!

    http://www.eventective.com/blog/wp-content/uploads...

    Have fun planning and going on your trip! :)

    Oh, i forgot something haha...

    We have one of the biggest metal festivals in the US at the Palladium. It's called the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival.

    http://www.metalandhardcorefestival.com/

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  • 1 decade ago

    I lived in Maryland and there was a great band called Kix. Ric O'Casek from The Cars was from Maryland, and so was Joan Jett.

    Recently moved to Tampa Bay area of Florida. I know Lynyrd Skynyrd was from Gainesville but I'm not sure what other bands came from here.

    BQ: So far - the weather! And the people are friendlier here.

    Found a website about Florida Rock however.... it's pretty interesting.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_of_Florida

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Sorry sir, the only bands here in Riverside Ca are not worth seeing, the only "big" band to make it out here was Alien Ant Farm, and im not very fond of them.

    BTW the best thing about Riverside, is that you don't have to live in Riverside.

    Edit: Just 3rd rate Death metal bands (like the one my brother was in, he got kicked out of his band just last night) and 3rd rate hardcore bands. There is barley any diversity here, however if you go to San Francisco they have a much wider variety of bands, the place is very underrated when it comes to music in my opinion.

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  • 1 decade ago

    i live in Parkersburg West Virginia and really there is nothing special about here. We had a huge high school...the only one in town..it's a nice school. Wrestlers used to wrestle there..like Ric Flair. There's a band that my dad says is good but i've never seen them..their name is Mirror Mirror...most people listen to rap and pop...

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  • 1 decade ago

    Well you ever heard of the King Elvis Presley? Lots of music is rich from the south.. He was born in my state..

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  • 1 decade ago

    Hey migh!

    "San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)" by Scott MacKenzie.

    The reason I never post clips is because I have no sound card in my computer, so I am unable to listen to You Tube clips.

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  • I'm from Corinth,MS.It's a boring small-town.Best thing is that you can go out away from town,and be peaceful.

    But,we have a wonderful Slugburger Festival every Summer.

    The only famous band I can think of from Corinth,MS is Saving Abel.....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oq3MK8dLyvc

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    Source(s): KM
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  • 1 decade ago

    im from houston texas. uh some of the more famous people from texas are: zz top, stevie ray vaughan, beyonce (ugh), willie nelson, buddy holly, pantera, roy orbison, kenny rogers, janis joplin, butthole surfers, drowning pool, the toadies, flyleaf, scott joplin, chamillionaire.

    BQ: the best thing about houston is the diversity. we have people from all over the world, which gives people the opportunity to experience different cultures. i have friends from all kinds of different backgrounds.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Well, I am from Hanna (Alberta, Canada), so we have Nickelback.

    Also, I am from Greater Calgary, so we have Paul Brandt, and a few other people too.

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