Boys and Girls 'N the Hood: Regional Music Scenes, Then and Now
Detroit in the '60s, Manhattan in the '70s, Athens, GA in the '80s, Seattle in the '90s, Omaha in the '00s, but where today? Regional music scenes have been an integral part of the cultural and musical landscape for decades, but their necessity in the digital era is in question. In this latter day age of internet communities, can local scenes still create distinct music that breaks out, or is the global Twitter/Facebook village the new model?
Maggie Vail is a musician and activist. She spent 17 years at the indie label Kill Rock Stars working her way up from mail order to VP. She now works for the nonprofit CASH Music. She's been on the board of the directors of CASH Music since it's inception and recently moved into the co-ED role with Jesse von Doom.
Maggie has been in dozens over bands over the past 20 years, most notably Bangs, and is currently playing bass in Hurry Up. She was also one of the founding organizers of Ladyfest as well as Bands Against Bush.