To Be Scene

First!  See because this is the first post on this blog and people online tend to…yeah…

Welcome to The Perfect Scene.  This blog is about alternative music – largely underground, but even mainstream artists that fit the bill.  We’ll be covering news, featuring select artists, doing opinion pieces, whatever.  That’s why it’s called The Perfect Scene: it’s music we like, being covered the way we want!

I should probably introduce myself.  My name is Kevin Bottaro, I’m 29 and have been a fan of punk/indie rock/etc since my late teens, right around when “emo” became a big deal (I don’t use the term to describe artists though, it’s more fashion than genre).  My favourite band is Alkaline Trio, and I also list Matthew Good (and the even better former Matthew Good Band), Face To Face, The Get Up Kids, Taking Back Sunday, and Saves The Day among my favourites.  If you like puns and general irreverence, you’ll enjoy my writing style.  Oh, I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

As for the blog, beyond the prior explanation the name was inspired by the Mercy Mercedes song of the same name.  I tried to embed the video right here, but it didn’t work for some reason.  Well done.

I gotta give a shout-out to my top reads for our scene:  Absolute Punk and Alternative Press.  I’m a longtime reader of both and consider them the cream of the crop.  Also, although it’s not a music blog, I definitely have to plug my favourite blog in the world – Drunk Jays Fans.  Stylistically it will be the biggest influence of The Perfect Scene.

There you are.  Thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoy this.  It’ll be updated regularly, and you’re absolutely welcome to contribute with comments and the like.  Let’s rock. \m/

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