89vision wrote:Thanks. Rent sounds pretty affordable. I pay $300 in a city for a 5 bedroom house, plus $25/month for parking. How is the music scene? I have always lived near a major city, and all the bands I've wanted to see play with 2 hours of either city I've lived in. Are there good venues? What about museums? I've never been to Michigan, so I'm completely ignorant of the state and whatnot.
While the music scene, again, isnt anything special, its not like there is nothing to do. A lot of the local bars have local bands play every weekend (EL and Lansing), every once in a while they will actually be pretty decent. The Breslin Center, where the basketball teams play, hosts concerts/comedians/other events every once in awhile (everything from Dave Matthews to Dave Chappelle to Toby Keith to the Harlem Globetrotters). If you are into Broadway/Jazz/Classical/Dance, the Wharton Center on MSU campus also has things every week. There are more popular venues about 1 1/2 hours away towards Detroit like DTE (probably even closer that I dont know about). And actually, there is a giant strange-looking building that they are currently building on campus that I believe is going to be an art museum.
EDIT: If you are into the electronic/dubstep stuff or whatever its called, I know of someone who goes to these types of things at least once a month in places like Grand Rapids, Detroit, or Chicago, which is only a 4 hour drive away)