I Want To Learn About Bands, Please Help Me!
August 3, 2014 8:37 AM Subscribe
I am currently co-writing a play with music (which may turn into a musical, but we're not sure on that yet) that involves the dynamics of a group of band members, their management, the issues they have with each other, etc. My writing partner is a singer who was in a very successful local band, but I have never been in anything but high school marching band. I would like to watch some documentaries or behind-the-scenes footage of bands in action, bands in practice, etc.
posted by xingcat to Media & Arts (23 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
In our discussion this morning, she said that the rehearsal space is a world unto itself, and she's going to take me to see some rehearsal spaces of local artist friends she knows sometime in the future, but I especially am interested in that aspect of it. If there is rehearsal footage in the band's rehearsal space, and in the band's recording space, that would be ideal.
Books about developing albums are also welcome, especially if they're about messy relationships among band members. Bonus points for stories about keeping artistic vision vs. what management would like bands to become.
Genre/time period irrelevant, just let me see what this looks like.