Questions tagged [live-music]

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Is there an app or site for discovering live music in my area but more for bands that are not so big and famous?

Is there an app or site for discovering live music in my area but more for bands that are not so big and famous? Something like https://www.bandsintown.com but for bands that basically just use ...
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American music vs the rest of the world

Which artist have made a huge impact in the world in terms of music sales, that is not from USA? We know Micheal Jackson is among the names in American musicians.
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Independent Artists Vs Signed artists with masters ownership

I would like to know at the end of the day what is the importance of being signed and of being independent as a music artist? Lets say you are signed but you have an ownership for your masters, how ...
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What is the story of Widmann: Viola Concerto?

I have come across a video of the concert on Facebook. It said that the violinist starts screaming at some point during the concert, which is true. Furthermore, on Youtube, all the comments talk ...
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Tommy Castro / RL Burnside

Does anyone know the name of the RL Burnside recording Tommy Castro plays (used to play?) before his live concerts? His websites offer contact info but those seem to be unplugged. After attending ...
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What style of piano is used in The Gaithers' “One Day” (featuring Lynda Randle)

Lynda Randle: Some day Jesus will call my name I kindly would like to know the name of the style used in piano in the song above. I have tried looking for jazz tutorials but they don't sound similar. ...
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Records of ballads of Jerry Garcia

I am trying to get into the Grateful Dead for a while now, but their jammy style does not excite me too much (I prefer Jazz for that). Their ballads on the other hand seem exceptional too me. They are ...
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Why are female singers criticised when singing live more than male singers?

I mean, there are a lot of talks, youtube videos, criticism, ect about female singers when they perform live (she can't sing live, she can't hit that high note like records, she doesn't sound like ...
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Why did not I see black people in Rodriguez concert in South Africa?

I just watched the documentary Searching for Sugar Man, a movie about Rodriguez. In this documentary they said that his music was a big influencer in fighting with music against the apartheid. But ...
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Which concert(s) is featured in Aerosmith's “Crazy” videoclip?

In Aerosmith's Crazy videoclip, there are several scenes of the band playing live, which appear to be from the same concert. Yet, I am unable to find a proper reference for this concert. Wikipedia in ...
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Kraftwerk Synthesizers?

Today, i went to Antwerp to the concert of "Kraftwerk". They are with four standing side by side. It's always the same setup. They all have a special "desk" and at first glance, it seem that they all ...
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Why does Nancy Sinatra roll off stage at the end of “Bang Bang”?

There's a video version of "Bang Bang", sung by Nancy Sinatra, which I can't find at the moment. She sings the song while lying/sitting on stage. At the end, she rolls off the stage. It looks like ...
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Why did Paul and George often share the same mic?

As I was looking at Beatles old live performances, I noticed that Paul and George are often singing in the same microphone : The awesomeness of this setup also comes from the fact that Paul is left ...
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Am I wrong if I say that the real good music has died after 2k year? [closed]

Personally I do not find any more attractive to my ears any song after 2000, no blasting songs or whatever. Are there less talents? Is there too much electronic and less voice. During 80', 90' and ...
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What was the first “band xxx performs album yyy in its entirety” type of event?

In recent years I've seen a lot of "band xxx perform album yyy in its entirety" type of events, including "Lou Reed performs Berlin", "Pearl Jam perform Ten" and lots more. But what was the first ...
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What does a rough analysis on this piece give?

I would like some insight into what could be said of this piece in regards to anything that is generally spoken of a piece when it is being analyzed or critiqued. It is called El Viaje Imaginario by ...
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Spinal Tap: Units confusion in building Stonehenge stage prop

In the Spinal Tap movie, the band confuses inches with feet, and as result they end up with a ridiculously small (18") model of Stonehenge instead of a large one (18'). I have the feeling that this ...
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What does a music producer do at a concert?

It's a doubt I have since when I started listening to electronic music. In my head, electronic music is created like this, i.e. sitting at a computer in a comfortable room. There is no real time ...
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Why do some artist have “live” listed with their name in concert line-ups?

I have noticed for some concerts/festivals that some bands (apparently, mostly EDM/DJs) will have "live" listed with their name on a line-up. For example: Check out Matador on this line-up for the ...
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Why do musicians play on carpets?

I oftenly see rock or metal bands playing on carpets while performing on stage or on studio. It's nice to see, but is there a reason for these carpets? Is it for a better sound? For an example, here'...
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Mystery album by Woody Shaw: “Live in Basel”

I have an mp3 album in my PC by a band lead by Woody Shaw; the folder is just named 'Basel' and the track list is as follows: Invitation Seventh avenue In your own sweet way Stepping stones Love ...
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What Ed Sheeran's concert is this?

I like Ed Sheeran's live performances. I saw this one last year on internet somewhere where he uses his loop pedal and performs his song "Sing" along with another song. I am trying to remember which ...
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Is there a databse of musicians that toured with major bands?

I am looking for a reference or database that lists all the musicians that toured with Led Zeppelin. I'm not looking for the band members themselves, but the backup musicians. I once knew a man who ...
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Why doesn't Buckethead play live shows any more?

According to Buckethead's Wikipedia page, he played his last live on December 2012 and hasn't played anywhere since. His own tour page doesn't have any info on any upcoming events. Do we know why he ...
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Why do musicians often change their outfits during a concert?

I noticed that musicians often change their outfits during a concert. This applies not only to solo artists, but also to members of a band (at least lead singers). Why is it important for them to ...
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Type of music that resembles Japanese singer MISIA

I found this artist through a Square Enix game and loved her ever since. I was wondering if anyone knows her and have any suggestions on the same type of music. Example of her music
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Term for PA music before a concert starts

I have been to a number of rock concerts. By and large, during the time before the show starts, music is typically played on the PA system. For rock concerts, the PA music is usually the same genre, ...
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Is there live performances of The Beatles playing “While my Guitar Gently Weeps”?

I love how the guitar sounds in The Beatles' song called While My Guitar Gently Weeps, at first I thought it was Harrison who played the guitar, but it turns out that Eric Clapton was the one playing ...
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Why do many British vocalists almost always sound distinctly American when singing?

I recently saw Tears for Fears and it brought up the question that I've had for many years: Why do many British vocalists almost always sound distinctly American¹ when singing? Same goes for ...
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Why can't singers hit perfect high notes live?

I have seen many great singers unable to hit the high notes in some of their songs live, while the studio versions are perfect. What is the reason for this?
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What was the last live concert the Beatles played together?

What was the last concert/show John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr played together as the Beatles?
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Trying to Find the Name of a Musical

I'm hoping on a long shot somebody may know what I'm talking about. I'll definitely add more details if I can recall any. This is a sarcastic sort of musical, relatively new (within the last 10-15 ...
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Why aren't ticket release dates published? [closed]

I notice that on almost all ticket websites, they never publish the date the tickets will become available. Is that because they are trying to deter scalpers? This is even true for Broadway show sites ...
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Why is Nickelback hated?

I recently heard a Nickelback song on the radio which reminded me of them doing some concert and the whole thing going viral. People were planning to boycott their concert. What was/is the reason ...
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Whatever happened with InstantLive technology?

Some 10 years ago, Clear Channel attempted to grab an even larger market share by offering InstantLive CDs. However, I've never seen or heard of one at any show I've ever been to. Did this ...
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How does Skrillex perform live concerts?

I went to a Skrillex concert last year. When Skrillex performs live, what is he doing?
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Longest known live version of Dazed and Confused?

At worst this is a finite list, but does anyone know how long the longest known live version of Dazed and Confused ran, and from which date? There are a heck of a lot of bootlegs out there to cull ...
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What is the work rota for a typical musical show?

A long running theater production of a musical in London or New York often has shows most nights and periodic matinees which when added to continuous rehearsals would add up to a staggering working ...
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Why did Elvis Presley never tour overseas?

Elvis Presley was immensely popular around the world. Surely he could have drawn huge audiences and made a ton of money if he toured overseas. But he never performed anywhere overseas. What was the ...
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What is the largest concert performed?

What is the largest concert performed in terms of paying attendees?
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Who started the encore tradition at concerts?

Was it one band, or is this more tied to a particular genre or era of time?
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Do you need original artist's consent to cover their songs live?

This is a general question. I will use an example only to make it clearer. Let's consider this Anathema's concert - they played covers of Oh! Darling and Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2. Did they ...