Live music?

I play in a band   1 vote - 7 %
I used to play in a band   1 vote - 7 %
I wish I played in a band   2 votes - 14 %
I go to gigs regularly   1 vote - 7 %
I go to gigs sometimes   4 votes - 28 %
I go to gigs rarely   6 votes - 42 %
I don't go to any gigs   2 votes - 14 %
I hate live music   0 votes - 0 %
I hate music   1 vote - 7 %
I hate you   1 vote - 7 %
Moo!   7 votes - 50 %
 
14 Total Votes
Zopiclone by ni (4.00 / 2) #1 Wed Mar 30, 2011 at 11:05:16 AM EST
Like gargling coins.

Delicious, delicious coins.


"These days it seems like sometimes dreams of Italian hyper-gonadism are all a man's got to keep him going." -- CRwM

I also like the brand name by spiralx (2.00 / 0) #2 Wed Mar 30, 2011 at 11:15:18 AM EST
Hypnor! Sounds like a super-hero :) 

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I like live music by FlightTest (4.00 / 1) #3 Wed Mar 30, 2011 at 11:21:38 AM EST
However, my loathing of crowds is stronger, so I've been to one live show, which we quite enjoyed due to the small crowd.


Easy solution by spiralx (2.00 / 0) #4 Wed Mar 30, 2011 at 11:24:07 AM EST
Find unpopular bands and go and see them. Should be easy enough. 

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That's basically what we did by FlightTest (2.00 / 0) #5 Wed Mar 30, 2011 at 11:37:45 AM EST
We saw Jo Dee Messina, and while she may be big in Nashville, there aren't a lot of country fans in the Los Angeles/Orange County area.  Coupled with it being a little-known venue (we found out about the show by accident), it was a tolerable crowd.

The other solution is to be bloody rich and pay for private concerts, but there's not much chance of that.


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Well... by spiralx (2.00 / 0) #6 Wed Mar 30, 2011 at 12:26:22 PM EST
I hear there's an upcoming opening in Libya... 

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Agreed by kwsNI (2.00 / 0) #7 Wed Mar 30, 2011 at 01:19:29 PM EST
If there's reserved seating, I'm much likelier to see someone perform.  Not a big fan of general admission and fighting the crowds for a decent seat.

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Reserved seating, for sure by FlightTest (2.00 / 0) #16 Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 10:31:53 AM EST
The little hall where Jo Dee played had reserved seating.  I doubt I'd bother with general admission.


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One reason I miss Dayton, Ohio by lm (2.00 / 0) #9 Wed Mar 30, 2011 at 06:37:26 PM EST
I grew up going to local venues like Canal Street Tavern where you could see really great bands just before they made it big. It was a small venue and, outside of events like their annual battle of the bands where they packed the small pub to capacity, there was generally nothing approaching a "crowd."

I've yet to find anything comprable in any other city.


There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
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Then you haven't tried very hard. by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #10 Wed Mar 30, 2011 at 08:12:19 PM EST

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

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And I don't live in Seattle by lm (2.00 / 0) #14 Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 05:30:04 AM EST
I double dog dare you to find anything close to Canal Street Tavern in Cincinati.

There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
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Never been there, but by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #15 Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 08:49:19 AM EST
my friend's band recently played a gig in Centralia, WA. I doubt you've been there, but it's about 80 miles from Seattle and pretty desolate. You can find venues and appreciative crowds just about anywhere, if you try hard enough.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

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Penn's Peak. by dev trash (2.00 / 0) #20 Sat Apr 02, 2011 at 12:05:28 AM EST
Crocodile Rock.

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I DON'T CARE ABOUT YOUR BALLS! ->clock
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We have by tuscoops (2.00 / 0) #17 Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 11:07:47 AM EST
The Gramophone here in St. Louis, MO that I would say seems similar to the tavern you mentioned. It's an intimate venue, has bar tables, a small lounge area by the entrance with couches and such. It has a small dance area in front of the band, but most people just sit at the tables. They also have a wide array of musical genres, so there's always something new.


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O RLY? by spiralx (2.00 / 0) #11 Wed Mar 30, 2011 at 09:11:54 PM EST
One of my friends is just starting her gigging career, having started about six months after having her first child.  

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Ah by spiralx (2.00 / 0) #13 Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 04:29:29 AM EST
Yes, that does help I imagine.

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Does a piano trio.... by Tonatiuh (2.00 / 0) #18 Fri Apr 01, 2011 at 11:01:30 AM EST
... playing Beethoven and Mozart count as a band?

I'd say so by spiralx (4.00 / 1) #19 Fri Apr 01, 2011 at 11:35:20 AM EST
In the sense of "musicians playing live" I was thinking of.

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