My name is Dillon Price and I’m the owner and author of Sound Renaissance. My love of independent music started at the age of 12. However, I was exposed to bands like Dead Kennedy’s and Biohazard long before then. But I would learn about music by staying up late and tuning in to college radio. I made mixed cassette tapes from the college radio shows and discovered a lot of great bands. I started getting into punk and alternative at the age of 13 – and funded my CD buying endeavors by delivering newspapers and picking tobacco.
Sometimes I would buy tapes and CDs by bands I’ve never heard of just because I liked the front cover. I discovered a lot of great – and not so great – bands, many of which I still listen to today. By the time I was in high school, I deeply involved in the Western Mass hardcore & punk scene. I published a short-lived zine called Sink With Western Mass and booked shows. I’ve had the pleasure of working with bands such as Last In Line, The Strikers, Inspector 7, The Hudson Falcons, GC5, A Poor Excuse, Outcold, The Ducky Boys, Showcase Showdown and more.
During my 20’s, I graduated from Springfield Technical Community College with an associate degree in teleproduction & multi-media. I later graduated from Westfield State College with a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies (with concentrations in English, communications and philosophy). By my mid to late 20’s, I started getting into other genres of music and even fronted for the infamous Subculture Stereo. Starting a zine or blog had been on my mind for quite some time, but was often put on the back-burner.
In January 2016, I finally launched Sound Renaissance. I am currently the sole writer for this site, but as Sound Renaissance expands and develops over time, I will be glad add more staff.
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