Saturday, March 16, 2019

surf-tinged hardcore emo with a country twang and the problem of genres

The fundamental music genre list - my cousin Nathan posted this, I immediately thought of it in terms of a big problem for some of the porchfest websites I run - individual sites have to decide if "your band's genre" is a fill in the blank or a picklist. On the one hand I don't like to stifle bands (I mean, I guess in most of these taxonomies, the NOLA-influenced activist street bands I play in are... "Jazz", I guess?) but come on - "surf-tinged hardcore emo with a country twang" isn't really a genre people are likely to search on...

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