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What do you listen to on the way to a gig?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Mike in Chicago, Nov 9, 2013.

  1. Mike in Chicago

    Mike in Chicago Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    For me lately an odd pairing the pretenders and Radiohead
  2. Mike in Chicago

    Mike in Chicago Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    Sorry mods, if you could put this in a different category…
  3. lexington125


    Sep 11, 2013
    hollywood, baby......
    someday I will find 4 or 5 other guys who want to play the blues the way it was played before it became all about guitar heroics
    Howard Tate (if you don't know who that is, and you appreciate the best of 60's hard soul, check him out; start w/ "8 days on the road")
  4. Spent

    Spent Supporting Member

    May 15, 2011
    Upstate NY
    I was fortunate enough to know the sound guy at a venue my old cover band used to play quite often. They had a really nice foh and he would record us off of the board then burn it to a cd. The recordings came out great and I've used them successfully on two occasions as a kind of resume. I mostly listen to CDs of my old band. Always gets me pumped. I also have a studio version of an original band I was in prior to that. Or tool or APC.
  5. kevteop


    Feb 12, 2008
    York, UK
    Either old ska/rocksteady, or British post-punk stuff, or early '90s hip-hop. Oh and The Skints.
  6. Someone's jaws are usually moving but I listen to the wind coming in the window :D
  7. Korladis

    Korladis Supporting Member

    Whatever's in the CD player on the way to, and often LOTR/The Hobbit soundtracks on the way back.
  8. Mr. Foxen

    Mr. Foxen Commercial User

    Jul 24, 2009
    Bristol, UK
    Amp tinkerer at Ampstack
    Whatever the driver decides, they are doing me a favour driving me there.
  9. mp3s freshly downloaded to my iPhone of songs I've never heard before that I'm expected to know how to play when I get there.
  10. Talk Radio..
  11. "Modern classical music" if that makes any sense at all. Normally the Hans Zimmer, Thomas Newman, and John Williams of the world. Ironically i play in a heavy rock band. Think early staind/taproot kinda vibe. I tend not to listen to rock or metal on the way to a show because i know I'm going to hear it for 4 or 5 hours at the club.
  12. Somtimes Kyuss or High on Fire. Sometimes Cash or Zevon. Sometimes Nirvana or Mudhoney. Sometimes Neil Young or Grateful Dead. Depends, I guess.
  13. Smooth_bass88

    Smooth_bass88 Groove it Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2006
    Yup, I'm with you on this. It's either silence, talk radio or songs that I have to play that night!
  14. marko138


    May 24, 2013
    Perry County PA
    Howard Stern.
  15. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    fEARful Kool-Aid dispensing liberal academic card-carrying union member Musicians Local 72-147
    Rachel Madow and/or a CD of the show I am about to play.
  16. Preferably nothing.
  17. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    Talk radio. If music, anything not related to what I'm going to play, to remain fresh.
  18. beyondthe48

    beyondthe48 Guest

    Apr 29, 2007
    there's only 1 pre-gig song - The Final Countdown - Europe

  19. alembicTO

    alembicTO A mediocre man, but the last guy was a crook.....

    Dec 18, 2006
    New Jersey, USA
    Sirius/XM Hair Nation, or Ozzys Boneyard; brings me back to my roots, and gets the adrenalin pumping for the upcoming gig......
  20. Usually warming up vocals/harmonies to the set list on the old iPod Classic. Then either Sirius/XM JamOn or Talk/News Radio.