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Hope I Die Before I Get Old

I'm doing a write-up about rock musicians and age. Who are the good, bad, ugly, and new? Is Rock and Roll strictly for the young and hungry? [more inside]
posted by sourwookie on May 4, 2006 - 77 answers

What a gaijin needs for FujiRock '06!

Gaijin going to FujiRock Festival, what can I expect??? [more inside]
posted by nintendo on Apr 28, 2006 - 1 answer

Blargle graaaah ruggl RAKZCH BLAHHHH!

I want to learn everything there is to know about the vocal technique found in metal and hard rock wherein the singer makes his/her voice get all 'raspy'. [more inside]
posted by BruceL on Apr 18, 2006 - 11 answers

Has anyone ever started a record label?

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 - 11 answers

Indie Rock Recommendations

Music recommendations for someone who has grown up/apart from indie rock. [more inside]
posted by kmel on Apr 13, 2006 - 41 answers

Rock That Sax

Looking for Rock Saxophone instrumentals, not hooks whole songs. [more inside]
posted by Xurando on Apr 9, 2006 - 19 answers

Good hard rock karaoke songs

Help me pick some hard rockin' Karaoke songs for tonight [more inside]
posted by markblasco on Apr 8, 2006 - 20 answers

Name That Tune :: PBS ThirteenHD Promo

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!?! [more inside]
posted by Jhaus on Jan 31, 2006 - 2 answers

London Calling

Where should I try to get (indie-pop) bookings in London? [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Jan 9, 2006 - 15 answers

Rock violin

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 - 20 answers

Sounds of Shredding

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 - 9 answers

Where did you dig up that old fossil?

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 - 7 answers

Rock bands with female leads?

YourFavouriteBandDoesn'tSuckFilter: Your recommendations for "good" rock-genre bands with female lead singers?
posted by PurplePorpoise on Nov 30, 2005 - 144 answers

was it thin lizzy?

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 - 39 answers

But I don't even know any Skynyrd!

Play some Synyrd. The song. The t-shirt. The angry reply. Yet 1,120 results on Google and still no answer. Where did it come from? A movie? A book? A comedy sketch? Or was it just so common for people to request that Skynyrd be played that the call became ubiquitous?
posted by afroblanca on Nov 5, 2005 - 23 answers

What song is this?

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 - 10 answers

the roq of the 90s.

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 - 28 answers

Thank you Seattle! We are ________!

I'm going to start a rock band. Need a name. [more inside]
posted by Idiot Mittens on Nov 4, 2005 - 110 answers

The windup and the pitch

Tips for tightening up my live vocal performance? [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Oct 17, 2005 - 9 answers

Help me find new music?

Help me find new music? [more inside]
posted by nile_red on Oct 10, 2005 - 24 answers

Learning about Christian Rock.

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 - 23 answers

What are the best dance songs from the glam rock era?

What are the best dance songs from the glam rock era? [more inside]
posted by stokast on Sep 18, 2005 - 21 answers

Where do you go to see the rock action? (BYOFL)

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 - 50 answers

Where should I sit?

ConcertSeatsFilter: 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 - 6 answers

Greatest rock instrumentals?

What are the greatest rock instrumentals of all time? (i.e., not jazz, electronica, funk, etc.)
posted by jjg on Jul 26, 2005 - 74 answers

Rock & Roll

Rock & Roll - I need to make a mix tape 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 - 53 answers

OrlandoFilter

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 - 5 answers

Guitar Videos

Where can I find (free) videos of guitar legends doing their thing? [more inside]
posted by Who_Am_I on May 26, 2005 - 8 answers

In search of music documentaries

I am a fan of radio music documentaries, like the BBC's 6 Music Plays it Again or The Edge's The Ongoing History of New Music. Is there any place online where I can listen to such things? Some sort of archive is preferred so I can listen at the odd hours I keep rather than tuning in at a certain time. [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Feb 27, 2005 - 4 answers

Indie Rock Interconnections Map

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 Sleater-Kinney,Cadallaca, 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 - 12 answers

Name that '80s soundtrack

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 - 10 answers

What rock songs incorporate a key change?

What rock songs incorporate a key change? [more inside]
posted by grateful on Jan 5, 2005 - 55 answers

Indie Pop Playlist

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 - 37 answers

Help me identify this punk rock song

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 - 6 answers

PBS "On Tour"

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 - 1 answer

Is Weezer emo?

Is Weezer emo?
posted by Tlogmer on Nov 25, 2004 - 33 answers

Name this song

Identify what song this is from my wicked guitar playing. [mp3 inside] [more inside]
posted by Jimbob on Aug 27, 2004 - 6 answers

Pop vs Rock

What's the difference between Pop and Rock? [More Inside.] [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Aug 15, 2004 - 37 answers

Where can I find more stuff like Modest Mouse?

OMG. Modest Mouse is damn good. Where can I get more! MORE! [more inside]
posted by five fresh fish on Aug 4, 2004 - 39 answers

Looking for title of a classic rock song

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 - 2 answers

Prog Rockers?

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 - 35 answers

What's the oldest modern rock song by The Beatles?

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 - 9 answers

Elephant Riders Lyrics Question

Elephant Riders, 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 - 1 answer

Pop-rock bands from Manhattan only, not other boroughs; all eras

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 - 35 answers

Piano Rock

I'm making a "Piano Rock" mix. What songs should I include? [current list inside] [more inside]
posted by jdroth on Apr 15, 2004 - 71 answers

What's this hair band song?

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 - 9 answers

Help me amplify my synth.

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 - 9 answers

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