Here is a nice article on the TIME website that discusses how Chris Clavin founder of Plan It X records has moved to Cairo, Illinois trying to get something going. For those who don't know Cairo is a bizarre town at the most southern point of Illinois, a part known as Little Egypt. It is mostly abandoned and seems ripe for some weird times. "Trying To Revitalize a Dying Small Town"
Here is a documentary from 2005 on Cairo.