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What do the US cities Austin, Nashville, New Orleans, Detroit, New York, Las Vegas, Chicago and Los Angeles have in common? They are considered some of America’s top music hubs. These are the places where many popular musicians got their start or found their success. They are also the places where aspiring musicians relocate in hopes of starting a career in the industry and where other artists flock to because of the music history and events.

Listen to The Spec editors’ favored songs right now by artists who hail from hub cities around the US…

ALEXIS’ PICKS:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqfiHfDmOnw?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Interpol | Song: Evil
New York!

Artist: The Orwells | Song: Who Needs You
Chicago!

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kup9l8wm0R8?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. | Song: If You Didn’t See Me
Detroit!

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2yy141q8HQ?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: The Eels | Song: Novocaine for the Soul
Los Angeles!

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlZtvEM5mf4?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Cherub | Song: Doses and Mimosas
Nashville!


DEE’S PICKS:

Artist: John Lennon | Song: Instant Karma
Obviously Mr. Lennon was not born in New York, but it is where he lived for several years and also his place of death. Lennon also spent a lot of time in Los Angeles, another hub.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbfMlk1PwGU?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Fats Domino | Song: Aint That a Shame
New Orleans!

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZYkI__-szU?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist:  The Black Angels | Song: Manipulation
Austin!

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47djAb6jVJk?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Junior Wells | Song: Hoodoman Blues
Chicago!

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0J2QdDbelmY?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist:  The White Stripes | Song: Seven Nation Army
Detroit!


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