I just moved to Boston and don't know much of anything about it's history as a music town. I mean I'm generally aware of classic rock bands being from Boston, and then Mission of Burma, but what else? What books, documentaries, websites, magazine archives, etc should I read to find out more about the Boston (and surrounding area) scene? [more inside]
Hello. I am trying to locate a few recordings by obscure indie new wave bands that got stuck in my head in the 80's that I've been trying and failing to locate ever since. I have no idea the names of the bands or artists that recorded the songs, but hopefully I can provide enough information that someone who is familiar with them can identify them. The songs are "Genghis Khan," "Watch out Franco," and "Heart of a Boxer." [more inside]
I love playing guitar, and I love British rock/pop/punk (esp. 90s Britpop era). If you were compiling a list of awesome UK music to play on guitar from, say, 1975 to today, what specific songs would you include? [more inside]
What other super-sparse, dance-y, guitar-y, post-y punk-y, minimalist rock band am I missing out on? For example, I love Flin Flon. Of COURSE I love Gang of Four's Entertainment. I love Antelope.
What musical gems & rarities should I look for on my upcoming trip to Krakow? [more inside]
Geetar-filter: What axe/fx achieved the sound of Lenny Kaye's wonderful solo on "Pissing In A River"?
Recommend me some music near the intersection of"dance" and "punk." [more inside]
I am looking for literature in which punk rock is part of the backdrop. The Buddha of Suburbia is a good example. [more inside]
CANADIAN CONTENT FILTER: What are some recent (released in the last six months) cool kickass CANADIAN party rockers? (Music, that is) [more inside]
Looking for high-energy songs about lust and/or sexual jealousy. [more inside]
Research filter: can anybody recommend any books/articles/etc. on rock & pop music media in the late 70's and very early 80's. [more inside]
I'm looking for piano-based rock bands that rock really, really hard. [more inside]
What do you use to see what bands are playing in your area? [more inside]
My band is going on a national rock tour: what should I know? [more inside]
Rock 101 Filter (literally): I'm giving a lecture on popular music from 1984 - 2000. (!) I'm teaching by style (in 1.5 hours). I'm having a tough time with alternative, punk, and indie rock. Whaddya think? [more inside]
"Tonight" from West Side Story - punk rock cover by ... ? [more inside]
(Iggy and the Stooges filter) Ever heard the alternate, vinyl version of "Raw Power" with the different mix of "Search and Destroy"?
(Iggy and the Stooges filter) Ever heard the alternate, vinyl version of "Raw Power" with the different mix of "Search and Destroy"? [more inside]
The band Teenage Head was HUGE when I was in highschool in the early 80's. Were they popular anywhere outside of Southern Ontario?
Help me discover some great new punk music that isn't for 16 years olds. [more inside]
I need serious help picking an electric guitar. Why do I want to buy a new one? See... [more inside]
What song samples this line: "Dude, I’ll give you a hundred bucks and I’ll take you out to Benihanas if you slide that 75ft handrail…I’ll give you 600 tries, I’ll be back next week!" which a young Jason Lee says at the beginning of Spike Jonze's "Video Days?" [more inside]
What are your favorite venues to go see a rock, indie, or punk show? Why? For those who can answer, the flipside is appreciated as well: What venues are your favorite places to play a show? Why? [more inside]
PunkRockFilter: I am looking for a song whose chorus includes the line "you got me p*ssing adrenaline"... [+] [more inside]