My sister is moving from the UK to the San Francisco area in a few weeks. As a goodbye and good luck present I want to buy her tickets to a pop music concert in/near SF. Her tastes are quite broad, but mainly she likes good old sing-along pop music. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on Jul 25, 2014 -
We're going to a gig tonight that is massively sold out … and we're on the guest list. Are guest lists completely at the whim of the venue, or are there general guidelines that apply to most venues? We want to enjoy the show, but don't want to be “that guy” who ruins it for those nearby. [more inside]
posted by scruss
on Jan 19, 2014 -
I have a big important concert that I'm playing coming up sort of soon. I'm not even sure what to ask... but here goes. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jan 8, 2013 -
Help me take music I've written in FL Studio and perform it live. I'd really like to avoid walking onstage and pressing "Play". [more inside]
posted by dunkadunc
on Aug 10, 2012 -
In Berlin for the month, looking for great live outdoor music! What's going on? [more inside]
posted by chasing
on Jul 10, 2012 -
I'm a drummer in an indie-rock band with a 5-piece kit who is looking to expand my setup to include a drum sampling pad. I want something that has unique percussion sounds (not just cheesy electronic beats), built-in effects, plenty of storage space to upload my own samples, and the ability to record and loop live drumbeats. Any advice? [more inside]
posted by jonnyalvarez
on Feb 7, 2012 -
Live Audio Broadcast Options: I want to broadcast a live music performance of mine to friends and family abroad. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by sdis
on Sep 24, 2011 -
How do American sound technicians make a folk/blues guitar sound really pop? [more inside]
posted by Baldons
on Jul 23, 2011 -
I would like to display Karaoke lyrics over a live
webcam feed. This means I might need a skype (or equivalent) plugin that plays the music & lyrics, or
find some karaoke software with the ability to display lyrics over a transparent background. (That is, to have windowless karaoke display, and run the webcam feed behind it. )
All the software (I can find) to play .CDG
(karaoke lyric standard) files forces them to be played with an image background, or over a video file. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on Mar 10, 2011 -
The music that everyone at my lab bench most enjoys working to is stuff like Daft Punk, The Chemical Brothers, Justice, etc etc etc. Particularly good are seamlessly mixed live sets. Can anyone recommend any easily obtainable sets from these artists, or similar artists that mightn't be on our radar? We've already exhausted Alive 2007, amazing as it is. The only caveat is no naughty words; everyone was pretty abashed when a senior academic walked by just as SUCK MY DICK / AIN'T THAT SOME SHIT was blasting.
posted by nicolas léonard sadi carnot
on Jan 24, 2011 -
Are there any professional-quality recordings of Lady Gaga live performances? [more inside]
posted by LSK
on Aug 30, 2010 -
What's the best way to go about opening a local venue, where artists can record their music, and play music live and have it documented (photographed, and recorded [among a lot of other ideas])? [more inside]
posted by ejfox
on Aug 9, 2010 -
I want to make the absolute most awesome live music trip across the United States next summer. I need your ideas of where to go. [more inside]
posted by Kippersoft
on Jul 18, 2010 -
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 -
I'm trying to identify a Japanese noise artist who uses analog electronics (light bulbs, motors, record player based sequencer, etc.) to create really loud and grating music. [more inside]
posted by thehickmans
on Feb 4, 2010 -
I need help finding a cover of They Might Be Giant's "The Statue Got Me High" performed by Moxy Fruvous. Halp? [more inside]
posted by Askiba
on Jan 30, 2010 -
Ableton Live for beginners: This weekend I'm going to have a couple of days where I get to play with someone's copy of Live, which looks like a very cool piece of software. I'm hoping to make the most of this chance but (a) the last time I made electronic music I programmed SID registers by hand in 6510 assembler in the 80s, and (b) don't know diddly about Live, oh yes, and (c) I don't know diddly about music, either. Is there a decent guide -- in print or online -- that would help me sit down in front of the thing and maybe plink out a couple of really awful songs? [more inside]
posted by majick
on Jan 14, 2010 -
What are the live performance concert DVDs that stun you with their excellence and excitement? [more inside]
posted by netbros
on Dec 1, 2009 -
I'm making a sort of a jukebox using Ableton Live, and I have some fairly complex and specific needs for launching scenes. I thought I had the entire thing solved a few months ago, but now I can't figure out what I was thinking! [more inside]
posted by moonmilk
on Nov 27, 2009 -
I'm trying to figure out which party to take to small claims court or if i should take both. The band i play in was hired to play at a bar by a promoter we have worked with before. At the end of the night there was no check and still is no check. We have sent a demand payment letter to both club owner and promoter and both claim they are not responsible for paying us. Do we sue both or just the club owner ?
posted by scottbass
on Nov 17, 2009 -
Long shot: Anyone know what site this was? It's an old musician, kinda kenny rogers looking, who used to be moderately big I think, but now has people play at his house and films it. It's kind of like La Blogotheque, but american. [more inside]
posted by I like to eat meat
on Sep 29, 2009 -
Where to go to see Live Music in Sydney? Given I'm into music, I really should know this but I don't tend to get out and see live music much. I have some friends from overseas who have tasked me with finding something on Saturday night.
I'm looking for something that won't be so loud you can't talk to each other, isn't necessarily a cram everyone in to dance kind of place, possibly some jazz or latino style music. Usually I would go to the basement, but they are doing some Pink Floyd tribute which isn't my thing at all.
I was thinking maybe vivaz at the rocks, but last time I was there it was a bit sleazy. The only other thing I can come up with is a gig by Chris McNulty at the Seymour Centre, but I have no idea what kind of music that is (other than jazz).
Any other suggestions? Close to the city would be nice, but I'm open to ideas.
posted by Admira
on May 13, 2009 -
Where do we eat Thanksgiving dinner out, traditional style, under $30 per person in Portland, Oregon; family of 4 adults. Bonus points for live music of any kind, and/or great ambiance/view. We're familiar with Portland, and would love to use public transport rather than drive...we'll be staying in Rose Garden district, walking distance to light rail.
posted by mumstheword
on Nov 9, 2008 -
I have my first show coming up. My first show will be an admittedly lame DJ set where I pretty much just play one song after the other...if I had more time I would try to come up with something more interesting, but any suggestions for making this performance not so boring? [more inside]
posted by god particle
on Oct 13, 2008 -
In Logic 8, when I try to import an audio (aif) file exported from Ableton Live, Logic slows down the audio file significantly. [more inside]
posted by god particle
on Jun 29, 2008 -
Macbooks; I'm going to university this September to study a music technology course, all their computers are macs, I'd like to buy one so I can take my work home. For music recording and production, which macbook is most suitable for me? [more inside]
posted by ilumos
on Jun 10, 2008 -
What copyright restrictions may or may not be placed on me of a picture I
took of a band's setlist during a live, public performance? [more inside]
posted by ozreiuosn
on May 15, 2008 -
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.
posted by billtron
on Dec 24, 2007 -
Where can I find the most comprehensive online listings of live music in London?
posted by gravelshoes
on Mar 1, 2007 -
One of my greatest joys is dancing to live music. When I go to shows, all I see is hipsters nodding and smoking. Life is too short for this shit — help! (Rock fan, but all genres welcome. Pittsburgh area, but all answers welcome. More inside!) [more inside]
posted by nebulawindphone
on Nov 21, 2006 -
Long ago I heard a live version of Ween's "Tender Situation" that sounded sweeter, or more straightforward, than it is presented on Pure Guava
or any of the live albums.
What bootleg was that from? [more inside]
posted by carsonb
on Oct 16, 2006 -
I want to perform my solo music project live and I'd like suggestions on how to do it. My music involves a keyboard, guitar, drum loops, multiple vocal tracks and random sound effects. [more inside]
posted by pollystark
on Sep 22, 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 -
I'm taking a holiday from around the 25th of July for 5 weeks to the UK, France and Germany. As well as doing plenty of sightseeing, I'd love to see some great live music by some bands/DJs that might not make it to Australia for a few years. Being in Melbourne, and having never been to the UK before, I have no idea about what source to go to, to find out what festivals or gigs by bands/DJs are coming up. Melburnians know to check their local street press, where do the Brits go to find out all their music news?
Please recommend some great websites for news, reviews and schedules. Anything with an RSS feed would be awesome, but I'm not worried if it doesn't have one.
A poke around in google found www.virtualfestivals.com
which seems to be good for festivals, but not much for gigs. Not like the usual street press that I'm used to reading.
I had the thought to go to Reading/Leeds Festivals or Creamfields, but I think they might already be sold out. I also have no idea where to buy tickets from. Are there major ticket agencies to head to? Is ebay a good option?
Also, any thoughts, recommendations or live music experiences for festivals, gigs or venues are more than welcome!
posted by snarkle
on May 8, 2006 -