In Scene Report, musicians from all over the globe fill us in on what’s going on sonically in their hometowns. This week, Summer People gives us the scoop on Binghamton, New York. Summer People’s latest album, Burn The Germs, is out now.


Binghamton is the hometown of Rod Serling, so sometimes I feel like I’m from the Twilight Zone. The scene here rules and it’s mostly run out of basements and living rooms. We have a couple of good venues (The Beagle and Spool Mfg.) but we’ve survived as a “scene” via passionate people who are kind enough to open their homes to host a bunch of scuzzy bands and their “fans.” We are in a nice time warp in which it seems we are gleefully oblivious of trends and fashions, which ultimately keeps it real. Lately we’ve been in total solidarity mode, each band helping the other to spread the word. I’m loving the current lack of contention and I’m rooting for my friends to succeed.

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