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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    It's not a quick train ride, especially late at night.

    I don't know. Somebody good. Energy. I like good musicians. I was at a "roots" something or other festival at Caramoor last month, and, there was a lot of damn good musicians and singers you never heard of. Amy Mann was the headliner, I kinda liked her, but, her band was awfully good.
    Not very specific. Might have well said, 'Entertain me!"

    Have you bothered to look up the bands that played that festival to see if any are playing near you? They have that on the internet these days.

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    That Valerie June woman was hideous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abraham View Post
    I have wondered why they seem so popular
    two reasons:

    "Back in my day we had real bands. The kids today...
    And get off my lawn!"

    and

    "Man, it'd be awesome if Jimi/Beatles/Morrison/Pistols etc were alive today. We were born in the wrong time."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    That Valerie June woman was hideous.
    Share who you thought was good. It might help give recommendations since you seem to have no clue about musicians you like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirshredalot View Post
    A GNR cover band might play some originals and take some liberties with arrangements and solos. A GNR tribute band has put some real thought into their collection of wigs.
    Ha! That's it alright.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pisteoff View Post

    "Man, it'd be awesome if Jimi/Beatles/Morrison/Pistols etc were alive today. We were born in the wrong time."
    Last time I checked, all of the Pistols, save for Sid, were still alive...
    "Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
    Last time I checked, all of the Pistols, save for Sid, were still alive...
    Which could be rephrased as all four of the original members are still alive.

    But my point stands: there are people who feel like they missed something original. And there are other people looking to cash in on that. (And the line between those groups is pretty blurry)

    Funny you should mention that though, because I did see the Sex Pistols in 1996. My low expectations were exceeded, but it wasn't like being at the 100 Club in 1976.

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    It's probably something to do with an old couple wanting to go out, but they don't know who all the bands are playing are. Their favorite bands aren't on tour, or maybe one guy in the band died recently, but they can see a cover band for pretty cheap, so why not? No risk on an unknown band, not much money spent, no dealing with crowds and parking in a huge arena, and it's kinda fun after a few beers when everything sounds great.

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    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tribute_act

    In the Wikipedia entry above, a British critic blames Australia for the surge of tribute bands...
    "Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
    Last time I checked, all of the Pistols, save for Sid, were still alive...
    They did a tour maybe ten years ago. They didn't get along well. It was Lyndon's idea. Cash in. I think Steve Jones is still a pretty good guitar player.

    PIL is still around and recording. Those guys, I would pay big bucks to see.

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    If you want to see kids play music you can't hang out at posh venues in posh suburbs Benny. There's so much music in the city you could never see it all, get on a train or stop whining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tribute_act

    In the Wikipedia entry above, a British critic blames Australia for the surge of tribute bands...
    Also: "They Might Be Giants has occasionally played their own tribute band" which is awesome except for their music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    They did a tour maybe ten years ago. They didn't get along well. It was Lyndon's idea. Cash in. I think Steve Jones is still a pretty good guitar player.

    PIL is still around and recording. Those guys, I would pay big bucks to see.
    Time to put those frequent flyer miles to good use:
    http://www.pilofficial.com/shows.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vt-Freeheel View Post
    Iíve seen the Musical Box and they were awesome

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    WTF is this tribute band thing?

    Looking for curation? Have you looked at the what song do you want to hear thread in this sub forum? Lots of newer artists being played there that are currently on tour or constantly playing in festivals, which are everywhere these days. Like any of those artists? play their shit on Spotify / YouTube / etc and see what is recommended to you- maybe youíll like it maybe not, it does take a little work. Record labels can useful for taste curation purposes. Spotify has been pretty good to me in this regard- Iím impressed at what the app suggests I should listen to.

    Music is essentially free to consume. Most current artists have to play constantly to remain full-time mu$ician$, if they are able to be so in the first place.

    I canít keep up with the live music opportunities here in college town USA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
    Time to put those frequent flyer miles to good use:
    http://www.pilofficial.com/shows.html
    Fuck, that's tempting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
    That wiki is hilarious.

    Dennis DeYoung and the Music of Styx (fronted by former Styx frontman Dennis DeYoung; the remainder of the band consists of Styx impersonators)

    Styx sucked so bad DDY has to impersonate himself.

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    WTF is this tribute band thing?

    ^lol

    Check out their VH1 behind the music doc- itís humorous
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    Gabba sounds like fun.

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    Well, this is what is happening in my hood this weekend...cover bands opening for tribute bands, no less!

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    wtf is "yacht rock"?

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    WTF is this tribute band thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    wtf is "yacht rock"?
    Shit old rich people listen to on yachts. Like Bruce Springsteen...

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    A bunch of small-time comedians made a YouTube series called Yacht Rock, where they impersonate the likes of Hall and Oates, Donald Fagen, Michael MacDonald type smooth light rock musicians. The series never took off but the name stuck to describe those types of bands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steepconcrete View Post
    Shit old rich people listen to on yachts. Like Bruce Springsteen...
    Gonna have to go on record that "The Boss" is NOT "yacht rock."


    "Yacht Rock" is basically the hipster term for '80s soft rock; think Christopher Cross...

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yacht_rock
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