Pitchfork recently featured the Pioneer Valley in an article entitled, “The Next Generation of Western Massachusetts Indie Rock”, showcasing artists like Speedy Ortiz, And the Kids, and The Sun Parade. Indie Rock is one of the Pioneer Valley’s largest musical exports, but are other genres getting overlooked?
Austin Retzlaff, of NEPR’s AudioFiles, delves into the region’s Electronic Dance Music (EDM) culture in an interview with Amherst based DJ Iguanasaurus. In his first look at the EDM scene, Retzlaff investigates a fine line between musical appreciation and mindless partying, and the effect it has on the livelihoods of electronic musicians.
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