Every year I look forward to BBC Radio's Christmas music specials (especially choral concerts), including the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols on Christmas Eve. In 2005 the Beeb broadcast a concert called 'Carols by Candlelight' by the Chapter House Choir that was delightful.
And so every year, I scan the schedules of the various BBC Radio services to see what I can find, but I invariably miss something or other (I'm in the US, btw).
For all you radioheads in the UK: is there an all-in-one place to go that has a complete list of that kind of thing?
posted by DandyRandy
on Nov 20, 2013 -
My boyfriend collects posters from the many concerts he attends. He is averse to using store-bought poster frames because he thinks this will ruin the poster. Is this true? If so, is there a cheaper method to protect the posters than custom mounting and framing for over $100 apiece? [more inside]
posted by alysonagain
on Sep 15, 2013 -
Earplug recommendation needed for concerts. Complication: tiny, tiny ear canal. [more inside]
posted by griphus
on Mar 15, 2013 -
Fellow short people, how do you deal with movies, concerts, and theater? I'm 5'1" and frustrated. [more inside]
posted by serialcomma
on Aug 20, 2012 -
Please school this 50 year-old in what to expect at the Skrillex concert I am taking my 13 year-old daughter and her friends to. [more inside]
posted by ecorrocio
on Jul 17, 2012 -
On my old computer (bookmarks now lost, sadly), I used to always go to a site that had free legal downloads of unreleased bootlegs of music shows. There was a bit of an emphasis on classic rock -- Dylan, Neil Young, Rolling Stones, etc. Now I can't remember what it was called! Can anyone help?
posted by michaeldunaway
on Jun 29, 2012 -
Does anybody really know what time it was (in 1982, or 1983, when I saw my first concert...)? For a piece on first-ever concerts, I'm trying to figure out when I saw Chicago on their "Chicago 16" tour. I'm guessing it was 1982 and it was in St. Paul, Minnesota, so probably at the St. Paul Civic Center, though I can't swear to that. Are there any master concert lists for the band Chicago, or a ticket stub somewhere? I'd also be curious to see what we paid and if there was an opening act...
posted by GaelFC
on Jun 20, 2012 -
You are a woman. You frequently go to concerts alone. You like rap and/or metal. What do you wear and what do you do at rap/metal shows to minimize molestation? [more inside]
posted by koucha
on Jun 13, 2012 -
What strategy should I employ to be most likely to get tickets to see Elizabeth Fraser at this year's Meltdown Festival? [more inside]
posted by Grangousier
on May 2, 2012 -
Can you explain to me how the lighting works for your average touring rock club show? Two specific examples for you to consider inside. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock
on Jan 20, 2012 -
I really enjoyed watching Buckethead perform at Hardly Strictly in SF, and I'd really like to see more virtuosic electric guitar performances. Are there any amazing instrumental rock or metal artists that will be touring in the Bay Area within the next year or so?
posted by archagon
on Oct 3, 2011 -
Last minute tix: Need tickets to LA Rising (LA Coliseum) tonight, but won't be getting to the venue til 9pm or so. Has anyone had good luck w/ getting cheaper tickets to such a large concert while showing up late? [more inside]
posted by raihan_
on Jul 30, 2011 -
Los Angeles - last week of April, first week of May. What should I absolutely not miss? And... can you recommend some good eats/drinks/hangouts in West Hollywood? [more inside]
posted by dobbs
on Mar 18, 2011 -
I'm going to Mexico City, Puebla and surrounding areas this week with some friends. I'll have a car for part of the trip. There are tons of great general tips and recs in old askme questions. What I'm interested in are the more ephemeral activites - any good shows, sporting events, other events, tours I need to book in advance, etc., coming up while I'm going to be there? (travel details inside). [more inside]
posted by slide
on Mar 13, 2011 -
Rock concert etiquette: What are the unwritten rules of general admission, unseated shows. re: your spot. [more inside]
posted by windbox
on Oct 16, 2010 -
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 -
What can you tell me about Agganis Arena at Boston University and the area it's in? I have a ticket to see Pavement there this Saturday, and right now it looks like I'll be going alone if I go at all. I'll also need a place to spend the night, since I'm coming from out of town. I'm a 20 year old female. Is this safe? Crazy? Risky but doable? [more inside]
posted by MadamM
on Sep 16, 2010 -
Are there any professional-quality recordings of Lady Gaga live performances? [more inside]
posted by LSK
on Aug 30, 2010 -
Has anyone seen Neil Young on his current solo tour? If so, what did you think? [more inside]
posted by Danf
on Jun 6, 2010 -
I saw Pearl Jam the other night in Boston (incredible show!), and as we spent 45 minutes waiting to get out of the garage, we saw the bootleg shirt sellers drop prices to the point that one guy just gave them away. It got me wondering about the actual process and distribution system of these shirts. Like start to finish, how does it work? [more inside]
posted by speeb
on May 22, 2010 -
I have tickets to Flogging Molly tonight at Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. Work is killing me, and I probably only have an hour and a half (including a half hour of travel time - 15 min to, 15 min from) to slip away for the concert. Doors were at 6 and the tickets say the concert is at 7. What time do you think I should I arrive if I want to avoid any dead time and get a good solid hour of the band? I don't care about any opening act and I don't mind missing the beginning or the end of the set - the goal is to avoid any time just standing around waiting.
posted by slide
on Mar 2, 2010 -
NYC Filter: This past week I realize I must be living under a rock. I had no idea Jay-Z was performing, nor did I know it was the San Gennaro festival until I accidentally ran into it this weekend.
What do you do or follow to keep up with upcoming festivals, concerts, and the like?
posted by helios410
on Sep 14, 2009 -
Why are so many shows in Boston 18+? And is there any chance I could get into those shows as a 17 year old college student? [more inside]
posted by Bahro
on Aug 22, 2009 -
What is a good parking plan for concerts at Comcast Theatre in Hartford (formerly Meadows)? Is there a way to avoid insane traffic after the show? [more inside]
posted by Yukon
on Aug 10, 2009 -
I'm going to the Wallflowers concert at L.L. Bean in Freeport, Maine, next Saturday. How early should I get there? [more inside]
posted by Knappster
on Aug 9, 2009 -
Where can I get an RSS feed of ALL upcoming events, conventions, concerts, etc. for a particular city? [more inside]
posted by 4chrisd
on Jun 28, 2009 -
Help me if you know anything about Nissan Pavilion in Northern Va! Are the traffic problems still as bad as they used to be? If so, does anybody have any tips? [more inside]
posted by actionPetential
on May 4, 2009 -
I'm looking for information about accoustics and, wait for it, acousticians. How does one train for this? Is it a branch of engineering? Does it entail studying architecture? Music? I've found only very general information or, on the other hand, very technical stuff. I'm looking to be able to ask an acoustician some (mildly) intelligent questions about his work for a broadcast. Any web resources you can think of would be really appreciated. Thanks!
posted by brynnwood
on Feb 13, 2009 -
California to NYC turnaround for a concert
: How do I get cheap plane tickets and is it feasible to go from the airport to the show and then back to the airport and then back to California? Has anyone done something like this before? [more inside]
posted by philad
on Dec 31, 2008 -
San Francisco filter: What fun show (preferably theater, but comedy, music, etc. also an option) can I take my brother and his girlfriend to see when they visit this weekend? [more inside]
posted by mingodingo
on Dec 29, 2008 -
I'm looking for a specific website that I used to visit which listed clubs/shows in Germany. [more inside]
posted by helios
on Dec 23, 2008 -
I'm told that for bands, the money is in live gigs - not much comes in from album sales. However. I was at a concert in Los Angeles recently, full house of about 500. Three bands, of which two had recently played Coachella. $25 general admission. This, to me, seems like terrible money. What's really going on? Help me overthink my plate of beans. [more inside]
posted by Xere
on Sep 23, 2008 -
There was once a great website listing nearly all of the upcoming metal and hardcore shows on the East Coast, or at least the Mid-Atlantic region. What was it? Is it still active?
posted by Inspector.Gadget
on Sep 6, 2008 -
Who picks the music played at a concert when a band is not on stage and why do they pick the songs they do? [more inside]
posted by cptspalding
on Jul 18, 2008 -
Tell me some indie/punk shows/venues I MUST see in England/Amsterdam/France/Spain (but mainly England) this fall (mid-August through October). [more inside]
posted by holdkris99
on Jun 25, 2008 -
LosAngelesConcertFilter: Is there some site that lists all the live acts playing at various venues around town, broken down by date? [more inside]
posted by ryecatcher
on May 22, 2008 -
Dawson City Music Festival - before I dive in head first and just book a hotel and flight right now, tell me what I need to know about the trip and the festival. [more inside]
posted by Space Coyote
on May 9, 2008 -
With the internet making it much easier to sell things remotely, how is Ticketmaster still able to virtually monopolize event ticket sales? [more inside]
posted by gauchodaspampas
on Apr 29, 2008 -
My Fathers birthday is coming up and I want to give him a piece of the past. How do I find copies of music posters, flyers, live recordings, from a specific Steely Dan concert from the 70’s? The concert is Steely Dan, the venue was Winterland in San Francisco, and the date was May 5th 1973.
posted by elationfoundation
on Jan 31, 2008 -
I hate to say anything nice about myspace, but it seems that it is the best source for upcoming tour dates. Conundrum:
posted by Pants!
on Jan 2, 2008 -
Going to watch my first favorite band (The Police) at MSG in August - where to sit? [more inside]
posted by snatchos
on Apr 19, 2007 -
Where can I find the most comprehensive online listings of live music in London?
posted by gravelshoes
on Mar 1, 2007 -
AgingBritishRockStarFilter: This is both incredibly random, and a longshot, but does anyone have any recent experience of meeting The Who on their present tour? If so, how did you manage this? Or are they fairly isolated from the likes of me (obsessive Who fanboys)? I'm going to my first show tomorrow night, and it would be a dream come true to talk to the boys, if only briefly behind the arena.
posted by after_hours
on Oct 10, 2006 -
In browsing several concert venue websites, I noticed that many of them don't list their upcoming concerts and instead link off to www.livenation.com or www.pollstar.com. Does anyone know why this is? Is it a legal issue regarding the promoters of these events?
posted by ghastlyfop
on Jul 12, 2006 -