What is the best way to record live music from a PA soundboard and a backup plan for when there is no soundboard? [more inside]
MusicFilter: Help me identify which Jerry Garcia Band show this particular version of Bob Dylan's "Simple Twist of Fate" is from. [more inside]
How do I get a refund for a magazine that Ticketmaster forced upon me? [more inside]
Is the rumored 88 Boadrum show happening in NYC this year? [more inside]
Please help me find a black floor length formal/evening skirt. [more inside]
So I told my friend I'd be his band's light/sound guy, and I need some help figuring out the practicalities of it all... [more inside]
MusicianFilter: I need a sturdy, but portable music stand to take to my band concerts this summer. [more inside]
Should I take my 14 year old daughter to Warped tour? [more inside]
Set lists for Angie Stone at the Forum, Kentish Town, London, 30 April 2008 and for Mary J. Blige at the O2 Arena, London, 3 June 2008 anyone? [more inside]
On BBC Radio 6 a few days ago, probably sometime late at night or early in the morning in British time (I was listening in the afternoon in the US) they were playing a concert recording of an artist who’s volcal style resembled a less coherent Amy Winehouse. One of the songs used part of tchaichovskys Romeo and Juliet for a hook, and it was all mostly soul/R&B type music. Any ideas what it was?
Calling all electro fans: can anyone identify the track sampled at 1:39 in this Justice concert clip?
My sister and I want to make t-shirts ( and maybe other items) to sale for an upcoming concert. If we use images that we find online what kind of copyright issues could we face? Is there a way around them thats quick and legal? [more inside]
What are some generic things that a band might say to the audience at a concert? [more inside]
ATB is going to be at the Congress Theater in Chicago Saturday the 15th. Since it's the weekend we're celebrating St. Patty's Day, we can't make it. Does anyone know of any unofficial shows anywhere in Chicago the day before or after?
I have a couple of Pogues tickets for this Saturday that I can't use. What's the best way to unload them? [more inside]
Help us enjoy a They Might Be Giants concert and not stand out like dorks [more inside]
Please help me prepare for a Dead Prez show this week. [more inside]
You're standing at a rock concert. The support band is, at best, reasonable. You've no inclination to dance, but find yourself with neither pint nor cigarette nor shoulder bag to hold. What on earth do you do with your hands?
Does anyone know what live music will appear on the Hawaiian island of Kauai between December 30 and January 8, 2008? I'd like to check something out. Superduper thumbs up for any Okinawan music.
Where can I download a live recording of Electrelane's final show? I've emailed the band and gotten no response. Many of the places I used to look online for live recordings are gone. [more inside]
I would very much love to attend Friday's Christmas Concert at the Palau Musica in Barcelona with Jose Carreras (scroll down slightly to the 21st of December). Only problem is, it's been sold out for months. The box office, concierge, and Google haven't been much help, so it's time for Ask MiFi. I would appreciate any leads on ticket brokers/ticket exchange sites that might be of help. I only need one ticket.
At the 1:30 mark of this 1985 Live Aid video, there's a computer terminal behind the keyboard player. It looks very much like a DEC VT-100. What would it have been used for on stage?
The 17-year-old son of a friend from Austria is into hip-hop. He'll be visiting NYC on 7-10 December and wants to know how to find out about concerts, venues, etc. Can anybody tell me the relevant websites to send him to?
I'm going to Berlin to see the band Interpol later this month (yay!) but only for one night (boo!). What should I see/do/eat/drink/experience in such a short time? And should I stay out all night long and skip out on lodging? [more inside]
Embarrassing Spice Girls Tickets Question: I have a code to purchase tickets for the Toronto show. I don't have a credit card so I can't buy them online. They go onsale tomorrow morning. Can I buy them at a retail outlet? Anyone have any experience with other cities?
What amazing, unmissable, not-yet-sold out rock/indie/global/generally awesome concerts anywhere in Europe must I see in the next few months - but *only* on Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays? [more inside]
Andrew Bird's 2005 show on Fabchannel is my favorite performance of all time. How can I preserve it before the license expires and the gig is over? [more inside]
Can the HiveMind recommend some good rock 'n' roll live concert DVDs? [more inside]
Alternative performance spaces in Montreal? [more inside]
Farm Aid: What will I miss by leaving early? [more inside]
I'm producing a benefit concert, to fight ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). Do you know any bands or labels that might be interested in the cause? Maybe with a loved one with ALS? We're assembling a 1600-people show in Omaha, Nebraska.
I have two tickets to Daft Punk in Montreal next Tuesday; I'm going, but I can't find anyone who wants to go with me. What do I do? [more inside]
Going to Daft Punk tonight at Berkeley's Greek Theatre, and was wondering about parking and photography. [more inside]
I'll be in Cambridge, MA for a couple days of training at the end of August, and it occurred to me that there just might be a concert I'd be interested in seeing in such a far-away and exotic place. My musical taste is kind of difficult to categorize, but some favorites are Tommy Emmanuel, Alison Krauss, Rory Block, Gene Harris (no longer with us, but a good example nevertheless), Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Porcupine Tree, Nine Inch Nails. Does anybody know of any acts I might enjoy seeing on the 24th?
What's it like going to a concert ... alone? [more inside]
Looking for "can't miss" stuff to do in Salt Lake City (preferably downtown), the evenings of May 13 thru May 17. Difficulty: no Mormonism. [more inside]
I am looking for advice on the best way to get a pair of tickets for a high demand concert from ticketmaster, which only allows you to buy via phone. What can I do to increase my odds?
Do concerts generally sell out? [more inside]
Which bands/artists put on the best live shows? [more inside]
I was at a concert last night and an epiphany came upon me as I was waiting to buy horribly overpriced merchandise for my stepsister. I want to use this epiphany to further my job responsibilities. I just don't know how to go about it! [more inside]
I have two pairs of tickets in two different sections for a concert at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Tx. Where should I sit? [more inside]
I have never been to a rock concert before. What do I do? Wave a lighter in the air? Shout "Freebird"? Mosh? Will I get served? I need Rock Concert 101, stat. [more inside]
Is there a way to sneak a camera into a sporting event or concert without it getting taken away? [more inside]
So I saw Sufjan Stevens at the Kennedy Center with members of the National Symphony recently... [more inside]
I'm an amateur classical pianist. I used to give solo recitals at college, and I would like to start performing again out here in the real world. But what sort of group/organisation/event do I need to get involved with to have this kind of opportunity? Could I organise a little independent recital for myself, or is that weird and too egotistical? [more inside]
How do bands -- and Built to Spill, specifically -- react to requests for songs? [more inside]
NYCFilter: Just got four free tickets to the Tool concert tonight. Date decided not her thing... and I need a ride to Meadowlands. [more inside]
How can I, and my bladder, survive at my first mega-concert? [more inside]
What does stage management entail? [more inside]
Does any one speak Javanese? I need a Javanese or Indonesian translation of a couple of words for a Tsunami Relief Concert. [more inside]