Has anyone ever started a record label? I would like some advice (other than "Quit while you're ahead"). [more inside]
posted by lovetragedy
on Apr 17, 2006 -
Music recommendations for someone who has grown up/apart from indie rock. [more inside]
posted by kmel
on Apr 13, 2006 -
Name that tune please :: PBS is great, and the songs in their promos are actually just as good. Currently running is a promo that ends with the words; "Be More ~ ThirteenHD" (this is PBS Thirteen's High-Def channel which they broadcast in NYC & possibly elsewhere?). The music which accompanies it is a piece that I'd classify as sort of a Blues/Rock/Jazz instrumental.
My Question: Name that tune!?!
posted by Jhaus
on Jan 31, 2006 -
I really like the violin in the beginning of The John Spencer Blues Explosion's song "Bellbottoms". What are some other bands/songs that combine bluesy rockin' electric guitar and epic-sounding violins?
posted by borkingchikapa
on Jan 6, 2006 -
Music for Snowboarding. I need help creating a playlist for a friend to use while snowboarding next week. [more inside]
posted by FreezBoy
on Jan 3, 2006 -
Pint-size paleontology: Where in WA state (Seattle area), is a good place for an 8-year-old to be able to look for and (probably) find fossils? (And take some home) [more inside]
posted by -harlequin-
on Dec 15, 2005 -
YourFavouriteBandDoesn'tSuckFilter: Your recommendations for "good" rock-genre bands with female lead singers?
posted by PurplePorpoise
on Nov 30, 2005 -
What was the first band to employ dual-guitar harmonized "solos"? What are some good bands who have employed it?
posted by kenko
on Nov 6, 2005 -
Songfilter: This one is kind of a long shot, but can someone tell me the name of this rock song based on my sloppy transcription of its notes? [more inside]
posted by Slimemonster
on Nov 4, 2005 -
does rock music from a decade ago seem undated for you? did you feel the same way ten years ago? [more inside]
posted by sammich
on Nov 4, 2005 -
I am wanting to learn more about Christian Rock. The artists, the industry players, the ideology, the economics. Many questions inside. [more inside]
posted by sourwookie
on Oct 4, 2005 -
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]
posted by safetyfork
on Sep 14, 2005 -
: I neurotically, obsessively bought two tix to the same concert at Madison Square Garden in an effort to get the best seat I could. Both are good for different reasons, so I'm having a tough time deciding which one to use. [more inside]
posted by fingers_of_fire
on Aug 29, 2005 -
What are the greatest rock instrumentals of all time? (i.e., not jazz, electronica, funk, etc.)
posted by jjg
on Jul 26, 2005 -
Rock & Roll
- I need to make a mix
CD of Rock & Roll tunes that pay tribute to and/or glorify Rock & Roll... something I believe no other genre does with quite the same fervor and dedication. Do you have any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Necker
on Jul 8, 2005 -
So I'm staying in Orlando June 4-11 with my wife. We'll be there for Microsoft's TechEd. Outside of the typical conference-related activities and attendee parties, what is there to do? [more inside]
posted by kuperman
on Jun 1, 2005 -
About five years ago I stumbled across a website that contained a terrific "map" of the various Olympia-based post-grunge indie rock bands (such as
, The Softies, Quasi
, Sarah Dougher), and the interrelations between them (for instance Sarah Dougher has been a vocalist for both Cadallaca and the Crabs; Corin Tucker is a member of Sleater-Kinney and was also in Cadallaca with Sarah Dougher"). But now, for the life of me, I can't find that site, despite using all of my google-hacking skills. Does anyone else know where that page, or a page like it is?
posted by jrieffel
on Feb 24, 2005 -
80s instrumental syth-rock filter
: The soundtrack of a commercial I saw on TV yesterday tickled my memory. I remembered liking the song as a kid, but I do not know its name or the name of the band. (Heck, I can't even remember what the commercial was.)
I threw together a midi file of a the choru, which should be instantly recognizable to anyone who knows it (despite my poor attempt at reprocucing it): What is this song?
posted by pmbuko
on Feb 13, 2005 -
I'd like to put together a collection of new (i.e., unfamiliar) music for a friend who gravitates toward the more wistful moments of Belle and Sebastian, James, et al - Brit indie pop that often falls under the dubious label "twee." Any recommendations?
posted by stonerose
on Dec 21, 2004 -
PunkRockFilter: I am looking for a song whose chorus includes the line "you got me p*ssing adrenaline"... [+] [more inside]
posted by LondonYank
on Dec 17, 2004 -
Does anyone remember the PBS series "On Tour?" It was on late Saturday nights when I was in high school, and I remember it being sponsored by IBM. Each 60-minute program was composed entirely of different rock bands doing live performances (usually at very large venues). It was usually one or two songs per band. There was an occasional interview with a roadie, but otherwise it was all music. The show's page has been "retired" from PBS.org. Did these shows ever get put on VHS or DVD?
posted by rxrfrx
on Dec 6, 2004 -
Musicfilter: Probably an easy one, but I'm stymied. I'm looking for the artist/song title of a classic rock song, and here's the only lyrics I can recall:
"My soul's on fire..you're the of my desire..."
Has sort of groovy, mellow T-Rex kind of feel.
Anyone? [more inside]
posted by tetsuo
on Jul 20, 2004 -
Prog Rockers? It's safe to come out... even if only for a couple minutes. That's it, c'mon. I'm looking for people's opinions when it comes to "desert island" must-have progressive rock album classics from the 60's, 70's, and 80's. Can you recommend a few?
posted by Witty
on Jun 22, 2004 -
What's the oldest modern rock song by The Beatles? Something in the vein of "The End". "Glass Onion", "Come Together", or "I Want You So Heavy". I don't know why I think it's Sgt. Pepper's. I'm trying to figure out the first song by them that features contemporary rock styling.
posted by riffola
on Jun 22, 2004 -
, by Clutch. I've been trying to figure out the meaning of the lyrics. I think it has to do with the King of Siam donating elephants to Abe Lincoln (a la The King and I), but I could be mistaken on that, and I have no idea where the trains come in.
posted by oissubke
on Jun 8, 2004 -
I've been asked to present a special three-hour radio programme on pop/rock bands from Manhattan. Not NYC - a very limiting factor. I'm currently bowled over by The Walkmen
and I want to book-end them with The Velvet Underground. Any suggestions for in between? All I can think of is John Lurie and his progeny, as we tend to think of New York bands, rather than "Manhattan". Thanks beforehand!
posted by MiguelCardoso
on May 2, 2004 -
I'm making a "Piano Rock" mix. What songs should I include? [current list inside] [more inside]
posted by jdroth
on Apr 15, 2004 -
I've got this hair band song that's been driving me crazy for the past couple of months.. more inside. [more inside]
posted by Addlepated
on Apr 4, 2004 -
What's the best way to amplify a synthesizer when playing with a loud rock band? (More) [more inside]
posted by dhoyt
on Feb 3, 2004 -