The best new music and the newest music/entertainment stars are in your hand


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Oct 29, 2010
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Rock is always on a rotation. Three piece combos will return.
A great singer is what we haven't been hearing.
Jaw-dropping guitar playing has become ordinary.
Soul will return.
What's for dinner?

*See Hozier


Best, most complete recent artist I've heard in a long time.


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Jan 14, 2010
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:hmm: it's thinking about how to make a great game that showcases your art and music."


Or at least a 'new' way to get it on all the Iphones.


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Sep 28, 2014
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Where is all the best new music I've heard in the past few years?

Video games.

I don't think this is a new thing. the majority of the kids I know from the 80's and 90's got much of their music taste from tony hawk pro skater and all its predecessors :hmm:


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Jan 15, 2014
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the people are busy playing Angry Birds


so get your music in their Apps

My posts are being looked at from the wrong direction. I'm not angrily saying, 'things have changed and it sucks', I'm saying I've been looking at it all wrong. Instead of being annoyed everyone is on their phones, we have to find ways as artists and musicians to get our stuff on their phones too. Whether it's an App, music in a game,...whatever. That's the new market.

People go to bars,..and play with their phones
go to restaurants...and play with their phones
sit on the subway,...and play with their phones
sit on the toilet,...and play with their phones

that's what I'm getting at. Don't worry about getting your music on a stage, one cares,...get it on their phone!

I get it. Completely.

I am on (another) Southern Rock kick as of late. I (heart) Radio took me from Skynyrd and Molly Hatchet to Blackberry Smoke, Black Stone Cherry, and Cross Canadian Ragweed. Now I'm hearing Shooter Jennings songs that spark my interest, so I'm sure that will lead to something I don't know of yet...

Many moons ago, my stepfather bought service stations. Remember them? You'd buy your gas for your car there, and could get your oil changed, wiper blades, headlights, and general auto repairs. His comment was that "everyone drives a car. Cars need gas, and cars need tires. Why can't I be the one who sells it to them?" Made sense to me.

When was the last time you saw a service station? Full service gas, a bay or 2 with working mechanics? Been a while, huh? The industry changed, from tires, fan belts and wiper blades to fountain drinks, lottery tickets and gas-station sushi. Or, if you look at it from a musicians point of view, from vocals, drums, guitars and keyboards to vocals, programming, sequencing and auto-tune.

What I took from my stepfather was to figure out something that people cannot live without. The automobile was his choice, and he supplied people with the means to keep their automobiles moving, and made himself a damn fine living at it. I almost followed his path, but I chose to keep people's stuff dry, and provide them shelter. The roofing industry chose me, and almost 30 years later, I'm not rich, but I have made a good life for my wife and myself. musicians putting their art into video games, or producing their own videos, or by being the exception of slugging it out in one of the (apparently) 7 remaining bars in the world that still promote new music, good for them. They have to reinvent themselves, and provide the general public something they "need," which is something musical that bores it's way into the brain and gets the collective a$$es wigglin'.

If it is gasoline, fan-belts, a roof over your head, gas-station sushi, or the load-in and out, programming, video games and swinging from a wrecking ball in a music video, figure out what the people NEED, and provide it for them.


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May 8, 2010
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Intermission post: Both Bang Camero and Abney Park are great...until the vocals come in..
Hozier vocals are great, it's the writing and music that's not my cup o' tea... too ..sad or melancholy 'sounding'.

Then again, they're having a lot more success than anything I've done, so there's that..:laugh2:

This is a good thread, whoever one-starred it sucks. :D

That is all, carry on. :io:


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Apr 7, 2011
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Mal, you're the Alvin Toffler of MLP!

Wait until I tell our drummer he's the new rock star (he's a game designer for Atari, in Silicon Valley)!

We practice in his garage (he has the biggest house). :hmm:

I think your view of things is spot on.

My first guitar teacher ( c 1960) was an elderly Italian gentleman who played banjo in the 1920's - 1930's, then converted to guitar.

Jazz was the popular dance music, and Big bands were the entertainment people paid their music to see, listened to on the radio, and bought the records of.

A lot of jazz guys like Barney Kessel, Howard Roberts, and Johnny Smith, moved to studio work and played on the burgeoning Rock&Roll and R&B hit records, after THAT shift in culture.

I have noticed the competition for people's entertainment $ shifting away from music for almost as long as I have been playing.

When we scuffle for playing jobs around here, we're made VERY aware that we are competing with people's Home Entertainment centers streaming in NetFlix of almost everything imaginable.


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Apr 4, 2013
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I'm really at a loss when it comes to this topic. There really isn't much new stuff that I listen to. I do watch a British show called "Later with Jools Holland" From time to time he has a new artist that I like.

The "new" artist I do like usually have a older sound, and they actually have talent. I just went to a show here and saw Doyle Bramhall II, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Tedeschi Trucks Band.

All three were great S.J. & The Dap Kings blew me away, I'd never heard of them. T.T.B. just was crazy good, so damn talented. I watched a interview with Derek Trucks. He said at the Grammy's you could tell the real artist, the one's that gave a damn about the music. Then he said, and there was that other group, you know the one's that care more about their image.

Pretty much sums up today's music scene in a nutshell. And I have to agree with him...


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Sep 8, 2009
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I don't think this is a new thing. the majority of the kids I know from the 80's and 90's got much of their music taste from tony hawk pro skater and all its predecessors :hmm:

And Grand Theft Auto has always been known for its soundtrack


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Aug 27, 2011
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Rock will never die. But I will say this, not one great rock and roll record was EVER made by guys expecting to make money from it.


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Nov 12, 2007
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Well, if you want a "music career" today, you need to embrace all opportunities. Games etc. should be an outlet for income, but so should live shows, your T-shirts etc.

Or be Taylor Swift.

People are still fixated on the "led Zeppelin" ideal of a world hopping, money machine rock stardom. Being "signed".......

I know I got a personal wake up call a long time ago, talking to friends who were recent RCA employees.....They were 250K in the hole after the first record. I'm not even sure they made a second one 'for them'.

If you keep your expectations realistic and manage yourself, there are a lot of great opportunities.


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Aug 21, 2014
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I get many of the of the posts and replies in this thread......totally undestand.


I totally disagree with the belief there is no good new music.


That is a total B.S., cop-out, farce, if I ever heard one....

There is a lot of new music that is very good....:)

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