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What's an awesome coffee table book about a singer/band?

What's an awesome coffee table book about a singer/band? [more inside]
posted by argonauta on Dec 30, 2016 - 8 answers

In the style of...

I just watched That Thing You Do for the first time in ages, and fell in love with the title track all over again. It got me wondering, what other good and notable songs were written to sound like the popular songs of a different era? [more inside]
posted by gregoryg on Nov 14, 2016 - 43 answers

What relatively inexpensive audio 'toy' do I want?

I'm in the market for a little piece of audio gear to experiment with and add live sounds to a fairly traditional three piece rock band. I'm having a bit of trouble working out what would suit my 'needs'. [more inside]
posted by srednivashtar on Oct 25, 2016 - 7 answers

Love your music, hate your name

How do you go about finding more information on music acts whose names are difficult to google? [more inside]
posted by obtuser on Oct 7, 2016 - 9 answers

If you could time travel to see a band in 1984, what band would you see?

Hey Me-fites, I'm dipping my toes into the pool of time travel novels. My main character is going back to 1984--because I want to write about 1984 Vancouver, pre Expo, pre Olympics, when it was a hick town on the far edge of the world. When my characters back in time, he's going to check out some bands, preferably pre-famous, you know, $5 cover, one of three acts, tiny clubs, etc. So, oh wise ones, what band should he find himself seeing?
posted by drinkmaildave on Jul 4, 2016 - 40 answers

Longshot filter: current, updating, blogs about French music in Quebec?

I'm finding it harder than I figured to keep up with Quebec music, two years after moving to Ontario. I'm looking for websites or blogs that are currently active, and focus on French-language music in Quebec.
posted by Shepherd on Jun 24, 2016 - 2 answers

New(ish) Soul(ish) Music Recommendations

I'm in need of some new additions to my kitchen dancing playlists. Who should I be listening to? [more inside]
posted by bassooner on Apr 15, 2016 - 16 answers

Complex, melodramatic bluegrass/Americana?

I recently came across the Bad Apple String Band, an awesome Sonoma-based bluegrass band. What I like about their particular flavour of bluegrass (if this is in fact bluegrass, I'm far from knowledgeable about this) is how complicated and frantic it is, while still being minor key and kind of melancholy. In particular, I like the song "Countin' Cards". Can you help me find similar music?
posted by superquail on Mar 29, 2016 - 13 answers

Upcoming folksy concerts in Paris

I'm looking for some concert recommendations in Paris in February or March in the singer-songerwriter/folksy vein. Guitars, good melodies, good lyrics (English preferred). Josh Ritter is a good example. Are there any shows on Songkick (or other aggregators I'm not aware of) that you would recommend? Or maybe your favorite band is passing through on tour? Thanks!
posted by ropeladder on Jan 11, 2016 - 2 answers

I'm tired of listening to angry men, I want to listen to angry women

I'm in a musical rut and I'd like to listen to more female-fronted "angry" music. Like Sleater-Kinney, but angrier. Like Hole, but still around. Is there a lesbian version of Trent Reznor? Bonus points for LGBTQ bands and bands that are still performing together. [more inside]
posted by blueskiesinside on Mar 3, 2015 - 67 answers

How do I get more bands to have shows in drive-thru land?

I live in New Mexico, drive-through land for musicians, bands and tours. I've seen plenty of artists and groups stop multiple times in Texas, Arizona, and/or Colorado, but skip New Mexico all-together. Could I get involved with local music promotions to get more musical events in New Mexico? [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Dec 14, 2014 - 4 answers

Designing Gig Posters

I'm interested in offering my illustration services up for bands' gig posters, and hopefully get to a place where I could get some repeat work in that milieu. It'd be great to make some money from it, but I don't expect it to be overly lucrative. Still, it'd be gratifying to me if I could do work for some of my favourite indie bands. The trouble is that I don't know who handles the production of posters, be it the band, their label or the clubs they play in. Does anyone have any insight into the process by which gig posters are created? I've done freelance illustration in the past, but there seem to be specific rules to this niche. [more inside]
posted by picea on Oct 15, 2014 - 9 answers

Help some buddies form a biz together. No buddy bands.

I pretty much only have 2 non-family friends but i am really close with those two friends. We are all low to mid 30s living in different cities in the southeast. Two of us are lawyers, the third is in sales. None of us are breaking the bank but we live comfortably. The problem is (1) we dont work together and (2) none of are particularly in love with our jobs. We have been talking about forming a business together for years but we have thought of any idea as sad as that sounds. We just need some practical but that we could do together. It would be a side gig for us all unless it got big enough to replace our current jobs (the ultimate goal). Looking for suggestions on business ideas or just importantly suggestions on where to find some business ideas. They do not have to be sexy biz ideas but i should say we would probably not be interested in paid blogging, or similar 'work from home' business ideas. I would appreciate any thoughts! Best
posted by frednorton on Jun 27, 2014 - 17 answers

The World Has Turned and Left Me Here... without concert tickets

I am following my favorite band on Facebook and Twitter, and somehow I still missed that they're performing a gig near me tonight. How can I track when my favorite bands are going to be performing near me? [more inside]
posted by jeoc on Jun 5, 2014 - 20 answers

Sites that let you search for bands by location?

I'm looking for a website that will let me search for bands using the location they're based in. I remember using a site that let me do this in the past, but I can't find it again for the life of me.
posted by considerspace on Apr 30, 2014 - 3 answers

Exercise Bands recommendation

I know that not all exercise bands are made the same. I want to get some while traveling and snowed in to do curls, pushups, squats, etc along with body weight workouts. I am not expecting a super workout but do want some decent bang for my buck. Can anyone recommend any less than $50? I would be happy with a set or buying individual bands. Amazon gets good reviews for these, but am open to your suggestions. If the info is the same as this 2010 AskMefi post, feel free to let me know.
posted by snap_dragon on Oct 31, 2013 - 2 answers

What are your favorite "True Music Facts"?

As a creative outlet, I have started writing up "True Music Facts" to write to a friend once a week. (I turned one of them about the Steve Miller Band into a post on the blue last week.) My supply is running out much more quickly than I imagined, because I want the fact to be a fun story. So, a TMF isn't something like "the Beatles had the most number 1 hits" or "Boston's debut album sold X million copies." It's more like the story of the Beatles' "Butcher Cover" or Jethro Tull's odd Grammy win for best hard rock/heavy metal performance, or the etymology of a strange band name like Three Dog Night or a song like Cracklin' Rosie. So I ask of you: what are your favorite "True Music Facts?"
posted by AgentRocket on Sep 19, 2013 - 29 answers

Comedy Bits About Music, Musicians and/or Bands?

I'm looking for stand-up comedy bits (1-4 mins) on the subject of music -- ideally making fun of bands and/or musicians. I am NOT looking for comedy music -- i.e. no songs please, only stand up talking bits. An example of what I mean is this bit by D'Elia about rappers laughing: http://youtu.be/pI5LZEn0qEU Any others out there, preferably not about rap since I already have that one? Thanks :)
posted by rooftop secrets on Jul 18, 2013 - 19 answers

Bands/Artists with non-alphanumeric symbols

I'm looking for examples of bands or solo artists which contain non-alphanumeric characters in their name. They must be well known (in the UK) and mainstream. [more inside]
posted by salmacis on Jun 4, 2013 - 44 answers

How do you part ways with a terrible bandmate who is also a dear friend?

We're about to kick out our 5th bandmate (for legitimate reasons: skill is low, ear is bad, attitude is defensive and lazy), who also happens to be one of my best friends. I want to make sure we do it in the most compassionate, generous way possible. What are some things to do -- and to avoid doing -- when we finally sit down with him? [more inside]
posted by qzar on Jun 3, 2013 - 11 answers

Advice on promoting a folk-fusion band online for local gigs?

I am a member of a largish (7 folk-fusion ensemble. We've been gigging on and off using traditional forms of promotion and we'd like to look into online promotion. [more inside]
posted by faethverity on May 20, 2013 - 2 answers

What music should I try on Spotify?

What bands and albums should I listen to now that I'm finally able to stream almost anything ever made? Extended information as to my taste preferences inside. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Apr 29, 2013 - 18 answers

journey to the land of oriental rugs

Musicfilter: what are the best live "sessions" on Youtube? Recommend me your favorites! [more inside]
posted by threeants on Dec 5, 2012 - 19 answers

Best Music Writing 2012

What are the best pieces of music journalism/criticism that were written in 2012? [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Oct 16, 2012 - 7 answers

See the horn, see the horn it shines / Don't get too close or it'll burn your eyes

I'm looking for quite a few marching band/concert band covers of rock, especially punk rock bands. [more inside]
posted by michaelh on Sep 16, 2012 - 14 answers

Multiple successful musicians?

What musicians were members of more than one big, successful band? [more inside]
posted by Cosine on Aug 16, 2012 - 133 answers

A Mystery Band of Double PJ Harveys

Help my identify a band I heard earlier this year! Two Scottish girls that sound like two PJ Harveys... [more inside]
posted by indiebass on Jul 13, 2012 - 13 answers

Looking for women

Lately I've been hooked on La Roux and Gossip, as well as Tegan and Sara. Where else can I find this sorta dance-pop / synthpop / electropop / indie rock mixed with dance punk plus strong female vocals and hopefully good lyrics? [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Jun 27, 2012 - 42 answers

I'm in love with Massachusetts

I am working on a Boston bands in the '80s mix for One Week One Mix and am having a hard time filling out the mix (due to Spotify availability). What am I missing? Bands that have or have not made the cut below the fold. [more inside]
posted by pxe2000 on May 31, 2012 - 46 answers

We are musicians, and therefore broke - obviously we should sign any deal we get! Right? NO!!!

Recording an album, and trying to strike a deal with the sound engineer / producer so we don't go broke. Are we signing in to a good deal or a bad deal? [more inside]
posted by klausman on Apr 14, 2012 - 10 answers

Help me with long-distance photoshoot location scouting in the Bay Area

I'm going to be in the Bay Area in early May and whilst I'm there I'm going to be shooting presskit photos of some local musicians. I'm looking for locations in which to shoot a Metal band; can the hive mind help me find some? Difficultly level: No brick walls or rail tracks; motorised transport is not guaranteed; budget is exceedingly small [more inside]
posted by gmb on Apr 9, 2012 - 22 answers

New bands or streaming services.

Help me find new bands to jam out to in my boxers [more inside]
posted by lpcxa0 on Sep 9, 2011 - 14 answers

Metallum Extremum / Metal and Latin

Why do so many extreme metal/doom/dark ambient bands have such an affinity for Latin? [more inside]
posted by The Discredited Ape on Aug 23, 2011 - 18 answers

Bring on the pipes and drums!

Looking for songs with marching bands! [more inside]
posted by kidsleepy on Aug 1, 2011 - 22 answers

When did bands start picking non-descriptive names?

When did bands start using arbitrary non-descriptive names, e.g., "The Hollies" instead of descriptive names like "John Phillip Sousa and His Orchestra" or "The Fisherville Cornet Band"? [more inside]
posted by fings on Jul 14, 2011 - 7 answers

Rock & Roll Reading List

What is it really like to be in a band? Please recommend reading material! [more inside]
posted by unsub on Jun 22, 2011 - 38 answers

Need help remembering this obscure '80s college rock group

Please help me stop thinking about the Goo Goo Dolls and tell me what '80s band I can't remember. [more inside]
posted by Sweetie Darling on May 3, 2011 - 23 answers

Whatever happened to band logos?

While some bands still have logos|symbols, they do not seem to be as essential a part of the band identity as they were in the seventies. What was it about the seventies music culture that encouraged the extensive use of band logos and symbols? [more inside]
posted by timepiece on Feb 5, 2011 - 13 answers

No Pity for the Memories

Who opened for MDFMK in Boston in 2000? [more inside]
posted by mkb on Nov 9, 2010 - 7 answers

Concert alerts?

Upcoming concert alerts: What's the best service that will email me when a selected set of bands are coming to a particular town?
posted by gwint on Oct 2, 2010 - 11 answers

Drummers: Help me pick a song to play during sound checks

Drummers: What do you play during sound checks? [more inside]
posted by jalexc on Sep 29, 2010 - 6 answers

The Badabucci Sisters? The Arivaderci Sisters?

I saw an ad for a pop group, 'The (Italian-sounding name) Sisters', saw them advertised as playing in UK maybe 2 years ago? Very cute singer, fifties-style dress...I know I'm not giving you much to go on, but it's one of those questions that bugs me when I can't sleep. Any help you could offer would be greatly appreciated.
posted by flowerofhighrank on Aug 25, 2010 - 8 answers

How do I get out of seeing my boyfriend's band?

Can't I just stay home and make you a potroast instead? [more inside]
posted by custard heart on Jul 30, 2010 - 44 answers

What's with this strange banding on my photos?

Is this banding on my 35mm film a result of expired film or something else? [more inside]
posted by Sticherbeast on Jun 16, 2010 - 3 answers

Where should I get exercise bands?

Am looking into getting a set of exercise bands for exercise when a trip to the gym is not convenient or simply not possible. Any brands to look for or stay away from? or is anything on ebay simply good enough? [more inside]
posted by teg4rvn on Jun 16, 2010 - 4 answers

Can you recommend some indie/hip African or Reggae bands?

Can you recommend some indie/hip African or Reggae bands? [more inside]
posted by wordsmith on May 31, 2010 - 21 answers

Bands that did better after lead singer left?

Are there any well-known bands that became more successful after their lead singer left? [more inside]
posted by UrineSoakedRube on May 1, 2010 - 57 answers

Two Man Band

Recommend some two-piece music groups (guitar + drums preferred). Examples: The Black Keys, The White Stripes, An Horse, etc... Goal is to find songs to cover with only 2 people. [more inside]
posted by sprocket87 on Apr 1, 2010 - 43 answers

Looking for a band from SXSW...

SXSWfilter: Saturday afternoon, at Flamingo Cantina (OrigAudio's party), there was a band that I'm trying to find the name of. I've looked at the official ads, but I think they were a last minute substitution... [more inside]
posted by chrisfromthelc on Mar 22, 2010 - 2 answers

Great music websites from dead and forgotten bands?

I am looking for examples of great "from beyond the grave" music available online; the band split but the music lives on... [more inside]
posted by rongorongo on Jan 17, 2010 - 12 answers

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