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"The music scene here has become a kind of home away from home for me. Whether it’s playing live music for a crowd, spinning local records on the radio, or attending concerts of local artists I want to support, I feel welcome and involved. All of those things are important for a healthy music community. Without people supporting each other there is no scene."
"I feel really supported as a musician in Salem! All the local venues are kind and accommodating. It encourages me to keep playing and keep going out to shows. I like how small it is because I feel like I've gotten to know a lot of cool people and I love seeing other musicians at the same shows...I think the scene is definitely on the up and up.
"There's no doubt that Salem has a music scene. It doesn't particularly have a focused identity or sound; the music is all over the map, for good or for ill...There's been some fluctuations throughout the years, but this is mostly true...The Salem music scene, warts and all, is my main conduit for community and friendships; I go out weekly to see bands or to perform myself. I don't know what I'd do without it."