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Wednesday, August 08, 2012


The music scene in Worcester has long been thriving and many young, hipster artists attribute their success to the inspiration and camaraderie that exists in the city.

Guitarist Kayla Daly said after playing in Boston during school, she’s come to appreciate the Worcester music scene.

“There isn’t the same camaraderie in Boston that there is here,” Daly said. “People want music to grow

Roger Lavallee of Curtain Society agreed saying Worcester has a strong community of musicians and music lovers.

He also noted that Worcester is breaking away from the tradition “rock band in a club” scene.

“The cool and interesting things are not usually found on Friday and Saturday nights at the big clubs,” Lavallee said. “They're often happening on off-nights or at spaces like the Dive, Vincent's, Nick's and the Firehouse. You have to be more proactive about finding stuff, but it's much more rewarding.”

Check out these 10 must-hear Worcester bands.


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