The term Wormtown was coined by WCUW rock dj L.B. Worm
as a reference to the music scene back in 1980 for the music counterculture and underground music scene of Worcester to rally around. it was a "A lovely little kingdom where the kids were allright, it was ok to be different, and original thought was abundant."
Radio stations WCUW, WICN and WDOA were big into free form rock. Wormtown.org
still highlights the music scene in Worcester. Ralph's Diner and the Ship Room still presetn a lot of "underground" music.
WICN is now an NPR station with an all jazz and folk format. WCUW is still a community station with ethnic programming, much like WWOZ in NOLA and WDOA lives on as a website
Look into these sites if your interested!
My wife was a part of that scene back-in-the-day. Two years ago the Wormtown Brewery opened here in Worcester, but he follows the rules. I'd like to think of some of us at the "Mashpit Homebrewers" as the real "Wormtown" counter culture brewers.
Thanks for asking!