Does Dallas-Fort Worth's Urban Form Affect Its Music Scene?

Observer music writers Pete Freeman and Daniel Hopkins debate the affects of suburban sprawl on the local music scene.

Dallas' Deep Ellum neighborhood used to be a vibrant, dense music center where all the musicians lived and played.But since the 1990s, the Deep Ellum scene has deteriorated and suburban locations have fostered their own smaller and disconnected scenes.

"The talent, really, is quite spread out." says Freeman.

"You could argue, for sure, that all this is a terrible, terrible thing. That it'd be better if it were a more dense scene. That a more dense Dallas, with an embraced arts scene, could become some sort of Richard Florida-inspired utopia. That North Texas inherently suffers from the fact that it's so spread out. That it's not all more easily accessible...."

Full Story: Point/Counterpoint The Conversation: What Role Do The Suburbs Play in the Greater Dallas Music Scene?

Comments

building block set

NEW! Build the world you want to see

Irresistible block set for adults when placed on a coffee table or desk, and great fun for kids.
$25

Prepare for the AICP* Exam

Join the thousands of students who have utilized the Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class to prepare for the American Planning Association's AICP* exam.
Starting at $245
City Plate table setting

New Arrival! City Plates

City downtown cores printed on gorgeous decorative collectible porcelain plates.
$50.00

Wear your city with style!

100% silk scarves feature detailed city maps. Choose from six cities with red or blue trim.
$55.00