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Old 03-26-2002, 01:13 AM   #1
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How do you get exposed to new bands?

How does everyone here find music by bands that are never on tv or radio? I think going to shows is one good way. I mean it just doesn't make any sense to just go to a record store and buy a cd of a band you don't know anything about.
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Old 03-26-2002, 01:45 AM   #2
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music mag + radio station (those that play crap music 20/7 instead of 24/7)

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Old 03-26-2002, 01:51 AM   #3
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recommendations from a friend, but it depends who, and what their taste is. If it's my sister I ignore what she says, if it's my bro or my buddies I might buy the cd/go to the show
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I'm a bit obsessive so I usually write down a band or song if someone I respect mentions it, whether it be someone I know or an interview with a musician I respect.

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Music mags (small ones, not Rolling Stone), MTV2, internet buzz, record store listening booths.

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You listen to Triple J (the best radio station in the world) you can hear it over the net too, they play a realy good mix of new stuff from hard to dance, it is a youth radio station and is the best
http://www.triplej.net.au
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Old 03-26-2002, 07:52 AM   #7
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music mag + radio station (those that play crap music 20/7 instead of 24/7)
same here
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Old 03-26-2002, 09:18 AM   #8
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I like the amazon recommendations feature, sometimes that works out well. Otherwise from friends. If I hear something I like, I find out who it is then off I go for something new.
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Q, NME.com, Amazon.com recommendations, interviews with other bands, etc. Since most of my friends live in Kentucky where good music never ventures, I don't listen to them much.
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Simple, I go to the message boards of fans whose opinions I trust and post a thread saying "Suggest me new music!"

Last time I did this was on the Elliot Smith board, www.sweetaddy.com, where I was suggested some VERY good bands such as The Frames, Death Cab for Cutie, and Pavement.

They're all indie over there, and I think I may start delving into that world. It opens up countless more amazing bands to listen to!

Elliot smith himself is certainly climbing the ranks for me. I soon may declare him my second favorite artist, a title which has belonged to radiohead for a decade...

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I find out about a lot of new artists from the people here. This is the only forum I venture to, and already sharing U2 in common... helps unite our musical interets to a degree. So far, I have enjoyed everything people have recommended me.

(Oh, and The New Radical--> your name alone got me to check out the New Radicals Thx!!)
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I pay attention to what people I trust on this board suggest...talk to clerks at used CD stores...and also rely on advice from my many local musician friends as they always have eclectic and good taste.
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Q, NME.com, Amazon.com recommendations, interviews with other bands, etc. Since most of my friends live in Kentucky where good music never ventures, I don't listen to them much.

Yes -> Q is amazing as is MAXIM Blender.
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Q is the best music mag and if you can go to a store that carries it with the free CD attached do that. I found good music that way.

Also, I've gotten in to a lot of new music from U2 fans. Everyone here was raving about Coldplay so I bought the album. Great album. The U2NYC message board gets off topic messages about other bands. A friend there introduced me to Starsailor and the present conversation about Ryan Adams is making me want that album as well.
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I use most of the methods already listed, but magazines, TV, and Interference/friends are the top ones.

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