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Boston was also the center of a thriving and influential indie rock, college rock, post-punk and new wave scenes throughout the 1980s and 1990s, including bands like The Cars, Pixies, 'Til Tuesday, Throwing Muses, Mission of Burma, The Lemonheads, Human Sexual Response, Galaxie 500, Damon & Naomi, Helium, The Pernice Brothers and Swirlies. Lif, The Perceptionists, Benzino, 7L & Esoteric, and Special Teamz made this city famous for its urban music.Bands formed and located in the western part of Massachusetts in the college towns of Amherst and Northampton also had a major impact on the Boston music scene: important bands from western Massachusetts include Sebadoh, Dinosaur Jr., Buffalo Tom, and many others. Many rappers such as, Guru of the legendary rap duo Gang Starr, Big Shug, ED O. Actress and Latin pop singer Sasha Sokol relocated to Boston after leaving Timbiriche in the mid-1980s.Many consider Boston a highly cultured city, perhaps as a result of its intellectual reputation.Mark Twain once wrote of it, "In New York, they ask, 'How much money does he have?Current music venues support a diverse array of live music throughout Boston. This scene is supported by local press including The Boston Phoenix and the Weekly Dig, musicians from local colleges including the Berklee School of Music, and more recently Boston-based weblogs and podcasts such as Band in Boston Podcast.Venues support local bands, and showcase national touring acts. Museums dedicated to visual art in the Boston area include the Museum of Fine Arts, the National Center of Afro-American Artists, the Institute of Contemporary Art and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.Notable art museums and galleries are associated with Harvard University, Boston University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston College, Brandeis University, Tufts University, Wellesley College, Mass Art, and other schools.
Irish Americans are a major influence on Boston's politics and religious institutions and consequently on the rest of Massachusetts.The Penny Arcade Expo, or PAX East convention is also held here every year in March.This event is known as one of the largest gatherings of gamers and exhibiting studios, next to other major events like the Game Developers Conference.Boston had one of the leading local ska-punk scenes in the ska revival of the mid-1990s with bands like The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The Allstonians, and Skavoovie and the Epitones.The Dropkick Murphys punk rock group have had tie-ins to both Boston professional sports teams, particularly the Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins, and to some movie dramas early in the 21st century.