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1980s

Museum of Endangered Sounds

Detail: Museum of Endangered SoundsOn the Sceneroller team, we use the term "tasting the carne asada" to denote the emotional pull that certain sense memories hold.

Van Halen's concert rider in pictures

Detail: Van Halen concert rider graphicAnd now for something completely different in the spirit of displaying music history graphically: Sonos.com has cooked up a diagram that illustrates the stipulations of

Album cover locations: A Google's-eye view

"Animals" factoryGoogle Maps' Street View offers all kinds of fun for imaginative types who want immersive experiences. Those Google vans have been busy photographing our streets, and the result is a powerful virtual world for those of us who want to pace off our own history or others'.

Raising the Cap in Port Chester

The Sceneroller team loves venues with a past. Physical spaces -- whether small clubs, big arenas, practice or recording studios, music stores, or other gathering spots -- are a gold mine for the music history we want to capture here.

A World of Nirvana

A World of Nirvana detail

Thanks to a friend of Sceneroller for turning me on to A World of Nirvana, a "Google Maps and YouTube mashup" that traces the band's performance chronology from its very first party at a home in Raymond, Wash., in March 1987, to its final gig in Munich almost exactly seven years later.

The Bottom Line timeline

Bottom Line logo

A constant inspiration to Sceneroller: the variety of sites dedicated to documenting comprehensively a topic of musical interest, from bands to shows to individual musicians to venues. In the latter camp is this site dedicated to the history of the Bottom Line.

Boise rocks! Behind the Boise Historic Music Tour

Detail of Bouquet, Boise

Not everyone would consider Boise, Idaho, a nexus of musical activity ... But for Jacey Brain, Tabatha Butler and Sarah Phillips, the town's music venues tell a story worth sharing in the form of the Boise Historic Music Tour.

Happy BobDays!

Happy birthday, DylanAt Sceneroller, we're dedicated to the proposition that acting locally in music scenes can have global implications, especially in the era of social media.

The O.N. Klub and the 'epicenter of a scene'

O.N. Klub pinFans of second-wave ska and mod of the early '80s should check out Marco on the Bass' blog. Marco himself is founder of New Jersey's Bigger Thomas, based in New Jersey; in this post, however, he cites an essay by the Untouchables' Kevin Long about Los Angeles' O.N.

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