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Creating a music map of London for students

How can I use an ordnance survey map plus some pins/string/labels to make a Music map of London for my secondary school classroom without it taking a lot of time and effort? [more inside]
posted by Lotto on Jul 30, 2014 - 6 answers

Song ID: UK house hit, late '80s - early '90s

I'm trying to rebuild a mix tape made for me by a London friend around 1989-1990. One track I'm having trouble finding started out with "Are you sitting comfortably? [Good.] Then I'll begin," which is a sample from the BBC's "Listen with Mother" radio series (click on the second old time radio for a clip, starts at the :16sec mark). After that it had a very deep man's voice saying "Welcome," over and over again while the music ramped up behind it. I always thought the man sounded like Worf, from ST: TNG. Any leads?
posted by cocoagirl on Sep 12, 2013 - 6 answers

Music and theater in London

Looking for recommendations for live entertainment (theater and music specifically) while we're in London. [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Sep 8, 2012 - 1 answer

Venue recommendations for an album launch in London please!

Would very much appreciate recommendations for a venue to launch an album in London! [more inside]
posted by TheAlarminglySwollenFinger on Jun 29, 2012 - 3 answers

Sources for figuring out what's on in London

Londoners, I want to know about events listings websites, promoter and venue Facebook pages, curated blogs, web forums, and whatever else is out there to find out what's going on in this town in music/arts/culture in general. [more inside]
posted by PercussivePaul on Oct 23, 2011 - 8 answers

Wot's happening in London in 2 weeks?

Suggestions for relatively inexpensive things to do in the evening in London July 23-28? [more inside]
posted by transient on Jul 12, 2011 - 10 answers

Time-traveling to 1978 London would be my preferred way of answering this

Which punk bands did my father see in London in 1978? (Intriguingly fragmented details follow..) [more inside]
posted by Put the kettle on on Jul 2, 2011 - 9 answers

Electroswing me!

I've started really getting into Caravan Palace. [a] What else should I be listening to? (Last.fm has a very few good suggestions, but quickly degenerates into rap, R&B or other blandness) [b] Where in London (UK) can I go to dance to this stuff? [more inside]
posted by metaBugs on Nov 16, 2010 - 6 answers

Drug Dealing Kids

I'm try to find a music video (most likely Rap or R&B) that portrayed two young kids as drug dealers. [more inside]
posted by nam3d on Aug 17, 2010 - 1 answer

Help me kill the crackling

Can anyone recommend a guitar shop in central London that does simple set-ups and electrical overhauls? [more inside]
posted by jonathanbell on Aug 17, 2010 - 2 answers

Need London music scene

Help me find my music scene in London [more inside]
posted by patrad on Mar 16, 2010 - 7 answers

What to do in March in EU

What are some unique things to do in Europe in March? [more inside]
posted by patrad on Feb 23, 2010 - 6 answers

What kinds of music does London deserve credit for?

What musicians would you consider to be London musicians? I'm not talking about people who have merely passed through London to do a few gigs or record an album -- otherwise, you'd have to list everybody who ever recorded at Abbey Road! Instead, I'm looking for folks whose work grew out of the city's cultural scene in some real way, whether London natives like Dizzee Rascals or transplants like George Frideric Handel. More broadly, what styles of music originated (entirely or partially) in London? I know about grime and dubstep--what others are there? [more inside]
posted by yankeefog on Dec 2, 2009 - 41 answers

Music memorabilia in London?

Where can I find britpop memorabilia in London? [more inside]
posted by theraflu on Jul 27, 2009 - 2 answers

Where can I practise playing my annoyingly loud instrument in a crowded city?

If you play a musical instrument and live in a city, where do you go to practise? I want to start playing clarinet again, but will be living in apartments or shared houses in crowded cities (currently London, UK) for the forseeable future. Where can I practise that won't drive my neighbours absolutely crazy?
posted by metaBugs on Feb 4, 2009 - 19 answers

Avantgarde Operatics in London

Avantgarde London: I want to take my girlfriend out to a biggish music/sound performance/event. I want it to be avantgarde, unexpected and unique - the kind of night that would send most music lovers screaming into the distance. I am thinking maybe opera, but I know NOTHING about it. And, as I said, I want avantgarde opera in London. Where do I start? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Feb 2, 2009 - 11 answers

Peppercake Orchestra?

Who are the Peppercake Orchestra? [more inside]
posted by ninebelow on May 16, 2008 - 2 answers

Wanted: Epic London Venue

Epic gig venue required in London. For 25th party slash album launch in March. Capacity 150-300. Must have stage, bar, PA, preferably lights too. [more inside]
posted by armoured-ant on Jan 10, 2008 - 12 answers

Manchester music meanderings

Where can I take a musically-obsessed American friend around Manchester and London? [more inside]
posted by electriccynic on Nov 21, 2007 - 9 answers

What happens when Sotheby's London changes their mind?

I sent my supposedly authentic Italian music manuscripts to Sotheby's of London (after their music manuscripts expert authenticated them in person in NYC) to be auctioned. After they received them in London, they told me they weren't sure if they were authentic and they wouldn't auction them. Problem is, it's going to cost me a lot to get them back, and it already cost quite a bit to mail them to London. More details within. [more inside]
posted by FlyByDay on Oct 14, 2007 - 19 answers

Great venues for live, local rock bands in London

I'm going to London for the first time in years for the week of July 8-15. What are some good venues for seeing good, local bands? [more inside]
posted by psmealey on Jun 30, 2007 - 9 answers

Live music in London

Where can I find the most comprehensive online listings of live music in London?
posted by gravelshoes on Mar 1, 2007 - 10 answers

Mid twenties, moving to London. Where should I live and what should I know?

Mid twenties, reasonable income, moving to London. Where should I live and what should I know? [more inside]
posted by pollystark on Feb 23, 2007 - 20 answers

London CD shops specializing in rare 1960s pop/rock?

London CD shops specializing in rare 1960s pop/rock? [more inside]
posted by adrian_h on Apr 2, 2006 - 10 answers

London Calling

Where should I try to get (indie-pop) bookings in London? [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Jan 9, 2006 - 15 answers

Mix CD for traveling to London?

My best friend is flying to London at the end of the month to study there until Christmas, and I want to make her a mix CD (or CDs...) [more inside]
posted by strikhedonia on Aug 23, 2005 - 39 answers

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