Cmacemm wrote:This is way off base. I grew up in the 90’s punk scene and have stayed involved over the years and it’s way bigger now than it ever has been. The lack of DIY spaces and places like the old red blood club is why punk/metal has pretty much moved out of DE though shows still do come thru there pretty often.
We were in Dallas visiting last week and went to BrainDead Brewing and I couldn’t believe how different the area looked
I'm not specifically talking about the punk scene though, I'm talking about how music/fashion trends have changed since the 90s. In the 90s, it was mainstream to listen to punk/metal music and dress that way, so it was easier for Deep Ellum to retain its punk/metal feel while still being popular.
So I guess I'd say the Deep Ellum is not a place for punk/metal/grunge music and fans to congregate, it's just a place that keeps up with current mainstream trends. The last time Deep Ellum was successful, it just so happened that punk/metal/grunge was also mainstream at the time. This time around, Deep Ellum is simply catering to what is popular now.
I say this as someone who was not even a teenager in the 90s, and doesn't know anything at all about the history of Deep Ellum, so I could be completley off base here, but just wanted to chime in.