When did rock (or at least faux rock with rock instrumentation) become the mainstream music in television themes and commercials? [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]
Xbox 360 Rock Band controller question. Price aside, are the Beatles controllers better, worse, or same as the set that comes with the regular bundle? [more inside]
Alternatives to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Annex in New York? [more inside]
This year I have been accidentally discovering the hard rock in the 70s that for some reason escaped me. The latest discovery is Jetliner by Steve Miller, thanks to Noah Baumbach. Despite writing about music, I am not exactly sure what I am looking for... [more inside]
European Music Nerds! I'm putting together a show for a local community radio station and am looking for (preferably foreign-language) not very mainstream music from Europe. [more inside]
Rolling Stones ~ Meat Puppets ~ Silver Jews ~ Pavement => ? Recommend other musicians who make wryly amusing ramshackle music. [more inside]
Which type of naturally occurring stone has the poorest thermal conductivity? low cost and ability to be cut into a slab shape are desirable. [more inside]
Do any popular musicians (as opposed to art music composers) use fugal writing in their music? I'm looking for hardcore, Well-Tempered Clavier complexity, not simple 2-voice counterpoint.
I'm looking for some good rock 'n' roll fiction. [more inside]
Which rock songs climax at the very end? [more inside]
What's the name of this new rock/pop album, I recently heard about (on NPR?) that used autotune creatively? [more inside]
I need some Yule music. With kind of an indie rock feel if possible. Stuff that is a cross between Belle and Sebastian and the sountrack for the Wicker Man with a winter yule theme. This is anon because its for a surprise evening dinner/birthday party. Please suggest any songs/whole albums. Thank you!
30 years ago I had several albums from a rock band, who sometimes used a tuba. Who were they? [more inside]
Help choose which photo of Ayers Rock to print out as a present for my parents and my girlfriend's parents for Christmas. We've narrowed down a ridiculously large number of photos to the 10 you see at the link. We were leaning towards the first one ("11") but have also received good feedback about the sixth ("90"). Help us decide! [more inside]
I saw Lightning Bolt play live last night and they were stupidly awesome. Recommendations for similar bands would be greatly appreciated. [more inside]
What is the rock genre called that contains The Records, Dave Edmunds, [more inside]
Help me dress as a rock star for Christmas! My office Christmas party theme is come as your favourite rock star and I need ideas! [more inside]
Help me make a raunchy rock playlist! [more inside]
Draw a line from the 1981 release of This Heat's album Deceit to today. What do you get? [more inside]
What can we do to keep this from happening again? Round Rock Texas Animal Control killed our dogs for barking and growling. The AC officer acted as Judge, Jury and Executioner .. All within two hours. [more inside]
I'm looking for piano-based rock bands that rock really, really hard. [more inside]
Looking for recommendations of modern indie rock artists that aren't afraid to shred & solo - on the electric guitar, not a Casiotone. [more inside]
Where can I find intelligent writing about (current) heavy metal, preferably online? [more inside]
Celebrity Sexual Preference-filter: Does Gordon Gano, singer of the Violent Femmes, like boys, girls, or both?
What do you use to see what bands are playing in your area? [more inside]
I need about 40 musical artists that would please a crowd that likes mainstream rock & metal. The catch: I'm trying to avoid stuff that can easily be heard on the radio. [more inside]
Help me identify the 4 running dudes pictured on this button. [more inside]
Best modern bands for a classic rock fan and musician who wants to hear some genius? [more inside]
Looking for rock music that has a dark, sexy edge to it. [more inside]
Just a curiosity - why do you think that the overwhelming trend in rock 'n' roll / pop style music with male lead vocals is for the male vocalist to sing in a tenor / high tenor / contratenor or higher range - viz. Steve Perry, Triumph, etc.? I just wonder because that isn't the trend so much in other popular music - blues, R'n'B, country, traditional folk, etc. It's simply puzzled me for years and I wonder if MeFi has any theories?
I like Amy Winehouse, psychobilly, the Pipettes, the Acid House Kings, the O Brother... soundtrack, and even that throw-back-to-the-Andrews-Sisters Christina Aguilera song. I have a craving for music produced in the now but inspired by the 1930s to early 1960s, with my favourite era being the 1940s. Can you recommend anymore good contemporary rock/pop bands along these lines, including psychobilly bands I may not have heard about yet? [more inside]
I play guitar with my hands and want to play beats with my feet. Can't figure out what kind of (digital) equipment I would need to accomplish this. [more inside]
My band is going on a national rock tour: what should I know? [more inside]
More than a playlist, I'm trying to make an entire sub-set of my music collection: I want the music that a 17-year-old D&D playing geeky almost-metalhead would be listening to...in 1981. [more inside]
I'm looking for a keyboard amplifier for use in a rock band. Is the roland kc-150 (65W) going to be loud enough or should I spring for the KC-350 (120W)? Or should I look for a bass amp?
Will I like PIT area tickets for a rock concert at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ? [more inside]
Help me think of famous keyboard intros to play during soundcheck. Difficulty rating: No synth sounds. [more inside]
Where can I find britpop memorabilia in London? [more inside]
American Music For A Tropical Island Emigre.... [more inside]
What are some good pop/rock songs that feature an accordion? I'm not looking for any polka/cajun/zydeco-influenced sounds, but more traditional rock tunes - think "The Last Beat of My Heart" by Siouxsie and the Banshees or even "What it Takes" by Aerosmith - where it's just another backing instrument.
What are some books or educational DVD's for learning rock, blues and jazz piano and Hammond B-3 soloing and licks
What are some good books or educational DVD's, besides Jamie Abersol, for learning rock, blues and jazz piano and Hammond B-3 soloing and licks. [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]
Songfilter: I heard a prog-rock song with chanting in it, please help me find it. [more inside]
ScotFilter. Or LedZepFilter. Why did Glasgow need it? [more inside]
The Tracy Morgan/Jimmy Fallon Beef: Explain it to me. [more inside]
Richard Cheese's version of Rock the Casbah. At 24 seconds in, the piano lifts a measure from a popular older tune. What is that older song? [more inside]
So I just watched the fourth episode of Scrubs season 8 with the song Close Your Eyes by Young Love. What are some other sissy-rock songs that are worth crying over (more Further by Longview than, I dunno, Nick Drake or something)?