I didn't know folks had lost interest in Queen or Nirvana. For me, they're change-the-station-quick acts, but it doesn't seem like they've ever dried up and blown away. Not around here, anyhow.Hmmm... true, but maybe the trend is actually reversing already? I now see lots of teenagers wearing Queen, Nirvana and other "retro" band T-shirts again, and if that's not an ironic statement of some kind, then what else can it be but a sign of rekindled interest?
I like the point. But that's kind of like saying the same about Las Vegas. Strip away the casinos and the tourists and it's just like any similar sized city. Or Manhattan-- get rid of Wall Street, the skyscrapers, Broadway, the pizza, and the museums and it's pretty much like any big city. Yeah, I guess....I think I get what Von is saying. It's unlikely you'd see any local cover bands on a typical Nashville visit. The locals are mostly relegated to playing biker bars, marinas, rib joints, and various neighborhood spots. Strip away the tourism, the music industry, and the constant influx of folks who come here to make it, and you're left with a scene not unlike any good sized town.
Dunno. I saw a girl with a Nirvana shirt on yesterday. And the Kurt and the band have never disappeared from the music magazines.Was talking about the younger generation's alleged loss of interest in all things rock (or possible lack of loss of interest, for that matter).
Sure haven't noticed it.It has been claimed that all rock has gone out of fashion with the younger generation. Whether that's true is however open for debate.
Don't take this the wrong way, but when I see someone bring this up in a small market. I'm guessing VT is a small market. I wonder why you need to audition? What happened to the bands you were in before? What happened to your network of people?
I do agree, that folks don't "get" dynamics. I know my band does not. That's why bands need a "leader" or someone who will speak up and say "stop banging the damn drum over top the lyrics..." (or some version of that) or "maybe lets get through 4 bars of intro before everyone throwing in fills." Many people want a "democratic process" or "we don't need a leader". Yeah, yeah, you need someone to make a decision or remove the suck
Knowing the material means listening to it (once) on the way over.
It has been claimed that all rock has gone out of fashion with the younger generation. Whether that's true is however open for debate.
Look at a modern "Bro Country" act lineup and see how that compares. That's where the girls* are. Those things are packed. Not saying they don't go to the other shows, but the country acts clean up. I live near Jiffy Lube Live and see the crowds for the Luke Aldean shows.... packed. and hot.All one has to do is look at the lineup of a music festival like Pitchfork, Bonnaroo, Primavera, Glastonbury, etc., then look at pictures of the audiences. Rock bands, young people. It's not open for debate, at least not in good faith. Young people still like rock music. The problem is there are lots of other styles of music they like as well. Rock doesn't dominate the way it once did, but that doesn't mean young people don't like it.
Rock bands, young people - OK, but how is their liking of lots of other styles of music besides rock a problem? I'd also like that nothing was changed from the days of my r'n'r youth in the 70's and have said so on occasion when I'm in my cups, but hey, that's just the boomer in me bletheringproblem is there are lots of other styles of music they like