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Welcome to Sceneroller! This beta represents a "social discovery" software platform that lets users connect bands, people, venues and gigs to write a shared history of local music scenes.

Sceneroller lets you contribute to a growing "family tree of music". Play with the map at right to start exploring the connections. Browse for bands or venues from your area. Register, to add images, video or audio; add or edit content; or comment on anything you encounter along the way.

Check out the Welcome section of Sceneroller to review our simple rules of engagement.This is beta software, and we expect there are features that are going to be confusing or capabilities you'd like that aren't there now. We want to learn how to make Sceneroller work better for you. Please send feedback to support@sceneroller.com

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New Additions:
Black Flag was updated.
Dave Gardner was added to the scene.
Vaughn Franklin was added to the scene.
Brian Van De Wetring was added to the scene.
The Downs Family was added to the scene.
Chris Cruise was added to the scene.
David Dick was added to the scene.
Brendan Berg was added to the scene.
The Paladins was updated.
X-Offenders was added to the scene.
The Penetrators was added to the scene.
Paladins was added to the scene.
Noise Boys was added to the scene.
Objects was added to the scene.
Evasions was added to the scene.
No No's was added to the scene.
Journey was added to the scene.
The Call was added to the scene.
Simple Minds was added to the scene.
Stiiffies was added to the scene.
Snails was added to the scene.
This Kids was added to the scene.
T-Birds was added to the scene.
No was added to the scene.
Dave was added to the scene.
Flyin' Moco was updated.
Chuck Kueck was added to the scene.
Victor Paredes was added to the scene.
Heriberto Zepeda was added to the scene.
Pop Will Eat Itself was updated.
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Boil the Frog

Boil the Frog logoCheck out this very fun new twist on music discovery: "Boil the Frog lets you create a playlist of songs that gradually takes you from one music style to another. It's like the proverbial frog in the pot of water. If you heat up the pot slowly enough, the frog will never notice that he's being made into a stew and jump out of the pot.

Summer anniversaries

Rolling Stones at Marquee Club, 2012It's not surprising that many legends of rock music are celebrating anniversaries of their first gigs in the summer months (at least those in the Northern Hemisphere).

Museum of Endangered Sounds

Detail: Museum of Endangered SoundsOn the Sceneroller team, we use the term "tasting the carne asada" to denote the emotional pull that certain sense memories hold.

Spillers: The world's oldest record store

Detail of Spillers, CardiffAs the balance of music distribution continues tip from analog to digital, some old-school institutions endure ... and continue to play a role as real-world gathering spots for music scenes. Consider the example of Spillers Records, the Cardiff, Wales, shop that is reputed to be the oldest record store in the world.

Happy 50th, 'Blowin' in the Wind'!

Young Dylan with guitarIn a bit of gig trivia Sceneroller loves, the New York Times notes that April 16, 2012, marked the 50th anniversary of Bob Dylan's first public performance of "Blowin' in the Wind." According t

Van Halen's concert rider in pictures

Detail: Van Halen concert rider graphicAnd now for something completely different in the spirit of displaying music history graphically: Sonos.com has cooked up a diagram that illustrates the stipulations of