In my experiences in Vancouver, I’ve seen a tight music scene that’s surprisingly unpretentious. Bands often swap members on a weekly basis. We’ve got a few local record labels that are starting to spill some money into local acts, as well as a lot of support from local radio stations. It’s definitely a good vibe being in Vancouver, but it can be difficult for bands to get noticed outside of the city. I personally find living by the ocean and mountains inspiring, and it offers a certain amount of spiritual and mental freedom that most of the larger cities aren’t offering to me—at least not right now. I’m happy here.
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