5 Sensational Cities for Music Lovers to Move To

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  1. Five Most Awesome Cities with the Best Music Scenes in the U.S. 
  2. Nashville (AKA 'Music City'), TN
  3. Los Angeles, CA
  4. Chicago, IL
  5. Austin, TX
  6. San Francisco, CA
  7. Music is for Lovers

1. Five Most Awesome Cities with the Best Music Scenes in the U.S. 

Have you ever met anyone who doesn’t like music? Of course not, if you have, they’re probably an evil alien or robot with no capacity for human emotion. Whether you’re a Belieber or a Beatle, if you rock out at a rave to Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz or listen to Radio Head in your friend’s basement, music is a universal language that everyone can get down to. For the select few whose lives revolve around the music industry, here are some of the top hot spots in the U.S. for music lovers. Whether you’re looking to pop in for some shows here and there or plant your roots to become one of the next legendary artists, these cities will rock your socks off. They are the most popular music cities with the best live music scenes.

2. Nashville (aka 'Music City'), TN

A classic location for country music fans everywhere, it’s even earned the nickname of ‘Music Center of the World’. Country music isn’t all they have either. Check out the Nashville Symphony and Music Row, home of the Contemporary Christian Music industry. The CMA’s (Country Music Awards) are held here and the city is known for its vibrant museums and performing arts schools.The Nashville Music City Center is also close to country music lovers. 

3. Los Angeles, CA

If you like EDM this is the city for you as the is a huge local EDM scene in Los Angeles. Home of the dance music scene, DJs like Steve Aoki, Will.I.Am and LMFAO got their start here playing in underground bars and hours parties. Dim Mak records are based here and the Staples Center is practically a feeding ground for concert goers and rave lovers alike. Los Angeles is a major center for world tours since it’s home to the entertainment industry. Whether you want to see Nicki Minaj or the Counting Crows, odds are you can see them both in Los Angeles. It's great for music lovers as it presents so many fun things to do in Los Angeles

4. Chicago, IL

Like the strokes? How about the Orwells or Twin Peaks. All of them got their start in the Chicago music scene. Underground clubs like the Animal Kingdom release secret show announcements every week where you can see the latest up and comers rock out and get wasted. On the other hand, there are other genres of music that are quite popular there as well, such as the Chicago musical broadway entertainment. If you find yourself in Chicago and you want to get some who loves music something, there are plenty of shows, events, and musicals to give as gifts music lovers would sincerely appreciate.

*Known for its grungy garage band punk feel, Chicago is full of venues with extreme character.*

*Check out Subterranean and The Mustache Lounge and you’ll be vibing in no time.*

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5. Austin, TX

Ever heard of Austin City Limits? It’s every artist's dream to be featured on this music-oriented show. The best of the best play in Austin or get their start playing in local pubs here. Austin is a great place where fans and artists are intertwined in the intimate environment of small town Texas. Austin breaks free from the normal country music scheme of the south and dips its toes in the puddles of every genre out there. In Austin, there’s music to satisfy every taste. The Austin, TX music scene is so vast they even offer an Austin music scene calendar to keep up with the live music scene

6. San Francisco, CA

San Fran has always had a reputation for paving the way for the art community, but San Francisco music game has no competition. With record stores on every corner, venues sprinkling the city all around a ten-mile radius, and a vast population of performers, San Francisco is the place to be for music lovers. Whether you want to groove to the tunes of Woodstock or get wild with San Francisco techno music scene at an Odessa concert, San Fran has one of the most diverse music collections and is a dream tour destination for every artist looking to share their music with fans who dig it. There are always shows and festivals as well as tons of free things to do like for example at the Amoeba Record Store they sometimes have local bands come into their store and have them play. And it's free for everyone! Sweet deal for San Francisco music fanatics. 

7. Music is for Lovers

Music is for the soul. It has an immense power over almost everyone. It can make you more productive, it can make you feel different emotions, you can generally relate to it, and for many, it's a way to express themselves. That's why we should all think of music as mentioned in the beginning of this article, using music as a universal language. 

**A guide for the listeners is one thing but if this struck you as a person that creates music you may want to check out the wonderfully helpful moving and storage solutions for musicians and audio engineers post.**



Marcus Finch

5 years, 3 months ago

I was just wondering if you guys could offer some advice and moving musical instruments, maybe there are movers for musical instruments of a specific variety which have special material for secure moving of music instruments. I am moving to atlanta and I want to be certain that the move across the country doesn't damage the precious instruments I have gathered over the years. Also I was wondering if you could give me a run down on the moving insurance I can buy with movers, or how that entire process works.


Adam Peterson

5 years, 3 months ago

Hello Marcus. There are certainly movers that specialize in moving instruments or have a background in moving instruments. If you use our moving calculator or search for movers in your area you will be able to see the ones that best fit your needs. We know how important someones instrument can be, so make sure to choose movers that have moved instruments before.

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A commercial driver's license (CDL) is a driver's license required to operate large or heavy vehicles.

A moving company, removalist, or van line are all companies that help people as well as other businesses to move their good from one place to another. With many inclusive services for relocation like packing, loading, moving, unloading, unpacking and arranging of items can all be taken care of for you. Some services may include cleaning the place and have warehousing facilities.

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Many modern trucks are powered by diesel engines, although small to medium size trucks with gas engines exist in the United States. The European Union rules that vehicles with a gross combination of mass up to 3,500 kg (7,716 lb) are also known as light commercial vehicles. Any vehicles exceeding that weight are known as large goods vehicles.

The Federal Bridge Law handles relations between the gross weight of the truck, the number of axles, and the spacing between them. This is how they determine is the truck can be on the Interstate Highway system. Each state gets to decide the maximum, under the Federal Bridge Law. They determine by vehicle in combination with axle weight on state and local roads

As of January 1, 2000, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) was established as its own separate administration within the U.S. Department of Transportation. This came about under the "Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999". The FMCSA is based in Washington, D.C., employing more than 1,000 people throughout all 50 States, including in the District of Columbia. Their staff dedicates themselves to the improvement of safety among commercial motor vehicles (CMV) and to saving lives.

DOT officers of each state are generally in charge of the enforcement of the Hours of Service (HOS). These are sometimes checked when CMVs pass through weigh stations. Drivers found to be in violation of the HOS can be forced to stop driving for a certain period of time. This, in turn, may negatively affect the motor carrier's safety rating. Requests to change the HOS are a source of debate. Unfortunately, many surveys indicate drivers routinely get away with violating the HOS. Such facts have started yet another debate on whether motor carriers should be required to us EOBRs in their vehicles. Relying on paper-based log books does not always seem to enforce the HOS law put in place for the safety of everyone.

Full truckload carriers normally deliver a semi-trailer to a shipper who will fill the trailer with freight for one destination. Once the trailer is filled, the driver returns to the shipper to collect the required paperwork. Upon receiving the paperwork the driver will then leave with the trailer containing freight. Next, the driver will proceed to the consignee and deliver the freight him or herself. At times, a driver will transfer the trailer to another driver who will drive the freight the rest of the way. Full Truckload service (FTL) transit times are generally restricted by the driver's availability. This is according to Hours of Service regulations and distance. It is typically accepted that Full Truckload carriers will transport freight at an average rate of 47 miles per hour. This includes traffic jams, queues at intersections, other factors that influence transit time.  

The basics of all trucks are not difficult, as they share common construction. They are generally made of chassis, a cab, an area for placing cargo or equipment, axles, suspension, road wheels, and engine and a drive train. Pneumatic, hydraulic, water, and electrical systems may also be present. Many also tow one or more trailers or semi-trailers, which also vary in multiple ways but are similar as well.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issues Hours of Service regulations. At the same time, they govern the working hours of anyone operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in the United States. Such regulations apply to truck drivers, commercial and city bus drivers, and school bus drivers who operate CMVs. With these rules in place, the number of daily and weekly hours spent driving and working is limited. The FMCSA regulates the minimum amount of time drivers must spend resting between driving shifts. In regards to intrastate commerce, the respective state's regulations apply.

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In the United States and Canada, the cost for long-distance moves is generally determined by a few factors. The first is the weight of the items to be moved and the distance it will go. Cost is also based on how quickly the items are to be moved, as well as the time of the year or month which the move occurs. In the United Kingdom and Australia, it's quite different. They base price on the volume of the items as opposed to their weight. Keep in mind some movers may offer flat rate pricing.