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Welcome to Sceneroller! This beta represents a "social discovery" software platform that lets users connect bands, people, venues and gigs to write a shared history of local music scenes.

Sceneroller lets you contribute to a growing "family tree of music". Play with the map at right to start exploring the connections. Browse for bands or venues from your area. Register, to add images, video or audio; add or edit content; or comment on anything you encounter along the way.

Check out the Welcome section of Sceneroller to review our simple rules of engagement.This is beta software, and we expect there are features that are going to be confusing or capabilities you'd like that aren't there now. We want to learn how to make Sceneroller work better for you. Please send feedback to support@sceneroller.com

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New Additions:
Bart Blackstone was updated.
Bart Blackstone was added to the scene.
Carnation Factory was added to the scene.
The Flame was added to the scene.
DJ Ratty was added to the scene.
Centro Cultural De La Raza was added to the scene.
Bill McMullen was added to the scene.
Casbah was added to the scene.
Diamond Chip was added to the scene.
Rick Lowell was added to the scene.
Whiskey Dawn was added to the scene.
Spun was added to the scene.
The Prefects was updated.
Woodstock Road Birmingham was added to the scene.
Robert Lloyd was added to the scene.
Alan Apperley was added to the scene.
Paul Apperley was added to the scene.
Robert F. Kennedy Stadium was added to the scene.
CBGB (09-15-1974) The Ramones was added to the scene.
Legs McNeil was added to the scene.
CBGB (08-16-1974) The Ramones was added to the scene.
The Boys was added to the scene.
Colisseum Cinema was added to the scene.
Woods Centre was added to the scene.
The Roundhouse was added to the scene.
Greenslade was added to the scene.
Larry Wallis was added to the scene.
Motörhead was updated.
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Connecting with The Prefects

Robert Lloyd, The PrefectsThe name rings only a dim bell to me, but Birmingham's short-lived Prefects are just the sort of band that makes Sceneroller's connections fun. In its brief existence (Feb. 1977-March 1979), the band shared stages with many better-remembered outfits from the early UK punk scene.

From The Prefects' bio on the Punk 77 web site:

"Paul & Alan Apperley arguably started the band in February 1977 before being joined by Robert Lloyd who inspired by seeing the Pistols moved from Cannock to Birmingham & then followed the Pistols around on their Anarchy tour. Arguably as The Prefects had existed, though never gigged, as early as '76 (first as Church Of England then Gestapo!).

Deadheads take to social media to solve 20-year-old mystery

A man who died in a crash on a Virginia road in 1995 left few clues to his identity behind: a star tattoo on his arm, two Grateful Dead ticket stubs and a note addressed to someone named Jason.

Hawkwind's Dave Brock pays tribute to Lemmy

 

Hawkwind’s Dave BrockHAWKWIND leader Dave Brock has paid tribute to his late bandmate Lemmy, describing him as "a character, a gentleman and friend."

1980 Talking Heads concert surfaces

 

David Byrne, 1980"Here’s some excellent — and essential — Friday viewing: a complete, 80-minute Talking Heads concert from 1980 that was shot on multiple cameras.

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Portland's musical past

Boil the Frog

Boil the Frog logoCheck out this very fun new twist on music discovery: "Boil the Frog lets you create a playlist of songs that gradually takes you from one music style to another. It's like the proverbial frog in the pot of water. If you heat up the pot slowly enough, the frog will never notice that he's being made into a stew and jump out of the pot.