Hip concert…Boston Calling 2014


"I want to go to there..." ~ HipsterApproved.net

“I want to go to there…” ~ HipsterApproved.net


Exploring regional listening preferences

Cool…I see there are a few ‘hipster’ bands still liked here in the U.S.

Sufjan Stevens, Edward Sharpe, The Shins

Music Machinery

In previous posts we looked at how gender and age can affect listening preferences. Today we take a look at how the location of a listener may affect their listening preferences.


For this study, I sampled the listening preferences of about a quarter million listeners that have a zip code associated with their account. update: Listener data is drawn from a variety of music streaming services that are powered by The Echo Nest. I aggregated these listeners into regions (state, regional and all-US). To compare regions I look at the top-N most popular artists  based upon listener plays in each region and look for artists that have a substantial change in rank between the two regions. These artists are the artists that define the taste for the region.

As an example let’s compare Tennessee to New England. If we look at the top 100 artists listened to in Tennessee and…

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Local News Reminder..Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros tonight @ The Norva

thenorvaUltra hipster band Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros are performing tonight (6/21/13) in beautiful downtown Norfolk Virginia at The Norva Theater.

Yes...this is a 10 piece band ~ HipsterApproved.net

Yes…this is a 10 piece band ~ HipsterApproved.net

You can get all the ticket info here at the Local Calendar page. Just follow the links…

BTW…You have got to check out this video I found on YouTube of this father and daughter performing a cover of Edward Sharpe’s hit ‘Home’…it’s awesome –>



Hip concert…Governors Ball 7, 8, 9 June 2013 NYC


'I want to go to there...' ~ HipsterApproved.net

‘I want to go to there…’ ~ HipsterApproved.net