What are some good examples of popular English songs translated into another language? [more inside]
Tell me about your favorite indie rock songs that have steel drums. [more inside]
What are some music videos in which rock bands or artists are shown in the studio doing the exact performance that was eventually released on album or CD? [more inside]
Help me find a new 'new music track' podcast! [more inside]
Classic Rock recommendations: I'm looking to go deep into the back catalogs of some of the more well-known names in classic rock (read: tired, overplayed, worn out, trite) to find rock that really rocks. [more inside]
An elderly family friend has an original poster (known as BG074) and program from the 1967 Jefferson Airplane and Grateful Dead concert at the O'Keefe Centre in Toronto. He is interested in selling the poster and program, and I've offered to help out. According to Wolfgang's Vault, "BG074 is among the rarest of posters. There are hard to verify stories that the original cache of posters was confiscated at the Canadian border by border patrol, but whether the posters were seized or simply put away by contented Canadians, this summer concert made a big impression." Accordingly, I've seen auctions and online memorabilia stores listing this poster in the $5,000 and up range, and the program for close to $1,000. What is the best way to authenticate and sell these items? I contacted Wolfgang's Vault but they don't normally purchase individual items, and the art dealers I've been in touch with don't deal with rock memorabilia. Is there a Sotheby's of rock? Is eBay even worth considering?
Looking for more examples of 90s alt-rock songs making heavy use of patter / spoken sections. [more inside]
Fifteen years later, Calexico's The Black Light has finally clicked with me in a big way. I absolutely love the guitar sound in Gypsy's Curse. Does this sound have a name, and where can I find more of it? [more inside]
In the late 90s in Portland, Oregon, there was an AM radio program called the Saturday Morning Rock Show (if I'm remembering right) on (maybe) 1010 AM. Ran for 3-4 hours or so. Switched to Sundays at one point, then back to Saturdays I think, and then was gone. For most of their time they only played local Portland bands. [more inside]
Where can a rock band get a gig in Manhattan on a favorable night of the week without having recent gig experience? [more inside]
Good books or articles on 1960s rock? [more inside]
I'm looking for album or track suggestions along the lines of Doves' Instrumentals of Rust or their track Firesuite. Special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
Leaving for Destin, Florida tomorrow morning, staying in Niceville. I'll be traveling with my musician boyfriend. We will want to catch a live show Friday and Saturday nights. Are there any great bands playing in the area? Cover bands do not qualify. [more inside]
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]
What Amazon singles should I get? Help me find great individual tracks. [more inside]
I have bad rythym. Will playing Rock Band help? [more inside]
I need help identifying a song I heard this afternoon. Difficulty: in French, and no Google luck. [more inside]
What do non-classically trained singers do for vocal warm-ups and conditioning? Looking for information on how untrained pop, rock, and jazz singers practice and keep their voices in good shape. [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.
After recommendations from friends, I've just recently discovered 30 Rock. I started watching from Season 1, Episode 1. Turns out I love the show. But here's the problem: I'm in a place in my life with very little time to dedicate to TV. So while I want to be caught up so I can watch the most recent episodes and talk about them with friends, there's no way I can watch all of the episodes. So, MeFi - what are the must-watch 30 Rock episodes? I've Googled around, but would love your opinions.
Are "Rock Operas" really operas? [more inside]
I like cheesy rock commercial jingles such as this, this, and this. I'm looking for songs such as these.
I love the sound of a Rhodes piano. Help me find more songs that showcase this fantastic instrument. [more inside]
Calling all indie music geeks... I need help identifying a band. iPhone update nuked all the downloaded music in my Rhapsody app. I was listening to a band that I liked a lot. Singer had sort of baritone, with interesting lyrics. Imagine a post-punk, slightly less-lackadaisical Leonard Cohen. Pretty sure record is relatively recent and band name has the word 'Future' in it. Any ideas?
Here comes an ultra-vague what's-that-song request. Rock. "Descending", melodic guitar intro. Almost certainly 80s or earlier. [more inside]
I'm trying to remember a quote from a book about relationships where the man tells the woman he can be her rock so that she can be free as a feather or something to that effect. [more inside]
I found a weird little rock while hiking in southwestern Wisconsin. I'm trying to figure out if it's man-made or a fossil, and what it could have been a part of. [more inside]
I'm fascinated by the double guitar solo in DragonForce's "Through the Fire and Flames". (Video, 3:20 mark.) What are some other rock/metal pieces that successfully pull off multiple simultaneous soloists?
Name that song! Instrumental. Very recent. Overheard on the radio and in stores/restaurants where they typically play indie/alt rock. Bouncy. Very strong bassline. Kinda reminds me of Air. [more inside]
What musical gems & rarities should I look for on my upcoming trip to Krakow? [more inside]
Help learning pop music arrangement for piano? [more inside]
Can someone locate the complete playlist of a cassette that was included with the purchase of a Mercury Marquis station wagon in 1984? [more inside]
I'd love your recommendation for songs my very amateur band can cover. Some criteria inside. [more inside]
Help! What guitar-filled rock song has the lyrics "won't tell a soul" as the refrain, I think? It is a male singer - I couldn't tell if the song was old or new. My Goog-itsu is failing me. [more inside]
Geetar-filter: What axe/fx achieved the sound of Lenny Kaye's wonderful solo on "Pissing In A River"?
A very general question looking for your tastes. I like basic rock with awesome guitar licks/riffs where I can understand what the singer is singing (or at least has something melodic). I am open to any suggestions for bands post 2000, if not recent. I don't know what subcategories there are but am game for your input.
Recommend me some music near the intersection of"dance" and "punk." [more inside]
Can you help me figure out what geological forces shaped these two rock formations? [more inside]
Why do rock bands like Oriental rugs so much? [more inside]
Looking for a video from late night VH1 Classic a few years ago... [more inside]
What popular songs or songs by popular bands use instruments not commonly associated with rock/pop/alternative music? [more inside]
Where can I get a giant boulder? (4-foot diameter minimum) [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]
I am in love with Classic Rock. Help me make sure I'm not missing any awesome albums/artists/songs/hidden gems. Educate me on the finer points of this genre! [more inside]
What's some great German music I can dance, sing, and rock out to? [more inside]
Great movies/films/documentaries about the roots of rock 'n' roll? [more inside]
Where to find an awesome 80's rock bar in New York City? [more inside]