Geography of Music Scenes

Geography of Music Scenes


On this episode, we’re looking at the geography of music scenes – the major scenes in popular music, what set those places apart stylistically, and the spatial factors for how it all came together in that time and place.

*At some point during this episode, I say “Slowdown Records” when I meant to say “Saddle Creek Records”. Oops!*


Show Notes

ESRI article on Rap Geographies

Cool hip-hop map from ESRI

Washington Post article on Omaha’s Slowdown project

City Lab again on women shaping cities’ streets and landmarks

Measuring the economic impact of music scenes

Playlist From This Episode

Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – The Message
Nas – New York State of Mind
N.W.A. – Cruisin’ In My 64
Ludacris – Southern Hospitality ft. Pharrell
New York Dolls – Jet Boy
The Ramones – Beat on the Brat
The Strokes – New York City Cops
Jazz Gillum – I Want You
Frankie Knuckles – The Whistle Song
Common – The Food (Featuring Kanye West)
Diana Ross & The Supremes – Come See About Me
MC5 – Kick Out The Jams
J Dilla – Time- The Donut of the Heart
Pearl Jam – Breath
Dolly Parton – Down On Music Row
REM – Shaking Through

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