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How to "expose" oneself to new music.

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by BawanaRik, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. BawanaRik


    Mar 6, 2012
    New Jersey
    I'm just puttin this out there. When I was a kid I could go to the local music store and anything that was off to the side, cool cover, or over in the section that looked like th porn section of a video store was fair game. I could see show with an opening band and a headliner for 4 bucks.

    I saw Zappa Plays Zappa, highly recomended by the way and the frieght was over 60. Worth every penny for a 2 plus hour show with no warm-up and an "encore" that was half of Bongo Fury. And they started on time with a great sound system.

    And a bassist that needs a ladder to get out of the pocket when it's time to go home. Great stuff.

    Spending hours hanging around a bar waiting for aband to start is rought nowadays.

    Any suggestions?
  2. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    Just dont open the trenchcoat in public.
  3. MrLenny1


    Jan 17, 2009
    Listen to Satelite radio.
    I find a lot of stuff I like & have never heard of.
    BTW, I just caught ZPZ for the third time.
    Dweezil does his daddy proud.
  4. BawanaRik


    Mar 6, 2012
    New Jersey
    True dat

  5. 1) Turn on Pandora radio.
    2) Choose a station.
    3) Remove pants.
  6. dbd1963


    May 18, 2010
    Northern Virginia
    I am not sure #3 is strictly necessary.. but I'm taking 'em off just to be on the safe side.
  7. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member


    Seriously, though, I look for new music a couple of ways. Some of it is just people on TB and stuff making recommendations. Sometimes it's old fashioned websurfing - if I watch a music video on youtube, and see another band's video recommended in the right sidebar, I check it out, or CDs that are recommended when I buy one off Amazon. I also get Bass Player and Spin magazines, sometimes pick up Classic Rock/Prog at the newsstand, and check out bands reviewed or profiled in them. A band needs to already have a certain amount of exposure to be in those media, but at least it's new music to me.
  8. XtheDeadPawn


    May 24, 2008
    Dude we live in a great age for music.

    The internet makes it so easy to find new music however technology also makes it harder to find GOOD new music. See a long time ago you had to have serious talent to record or a big wallet now you just have to look a certain way and technology will do the rest. Rebecca Black anyone? Leaving the actual bands with talent that don't have that "look" to be forced to struggle on the internet at various social media sites until the labels find them or they stay there until they eventually break up.

    To find good music go to these places:
    Myspace.com, Facebook.com, Youtube.com, Purevolume.com, and go out to your local bar scene every weekend to see fresh blood.

    Music is easier to discover nowadays before you had to rely on radio or take a gamble with a expensive cd from a local record store or a mail order record label.
    Now you can discover stuff for free a big plus for poor people like me.
  9. Bloodhammer

    Bloodhammer Twinkle Twinkle Black Star

    Jul 7, 2009
    Shreveport, Louisiana
    I was going to suggest streaking through an FYE, but this seems safer.
  10. Sounds like every day at work, although my pants are only off in spirit.
  11. vegedge


    Jul 14, 2012
    talk to friends. in punk its always about discovering the next band. buy a record see who they mention in the 'thank you' section. usually that got me into more new bands than anything. that an other peoples shirts.
  12. Independent radio. Is there a college station in your area?

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