What do people play in garage bands/open mics these days?
June 22, 2022 4:53 AM   Subscribe

I used to play drums (20 or so years back), and would meet up with other musicians for an hour or two to mess about with instruments. There were always tracks that people knew that you could just pick up and play. My son (11) has been drumming a while now, and is about to switch to a new school. Assuming he runs into people who play instruments, he'd like to be able to do something similar. I'm terribly old now and less in touch with what the kids these days are playing... Help me build him a playlist to bash along with?

UK based, in case that's important.
My version of this used to include Sweet Child, Enter Sandman, various Oasis/Blur stuff, Back in Black, Seven Nation Army, Teen Spirit, Foos... You get the idea.
Tracks with challenging/interesting drum parts would be a bonus, but not essential.
We're pretty relaxed about explicit lyrics, etc.
posted by PeteTheHair to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (5 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I can't speak for the demographic, but just this morning I found a recommended drum along list from Elephant Drums. They're based in London so hopefully something resonates!
posted by socky_puppy at 10:01 AM on June 22

Chaise Longue!
posted by BrStekker at 12:44 PM on June 22 [2 favorites]

My musician child is 7 years older than yours but Seven Nation Army, Wonderwall, and Don’t Look Back In Anger have not gone away for jamming.
posted by padraigin at 3:15 PM on June 22

The fratellies
posted by markbrendanawitzmissesus at 4:13 PM on June 22

The fratellies
We were promised jetpacks
Weezer ( old Weezer)
posted by markbrendanawitzmissesus at 4:14 PM on June 22

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