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I Play In a Band

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    Debut Gig

    The AC/DC cover band I wrote about in an earlier story had our debut gig lastnight. We had quite a few more people there than we were expecting, made a few mistakes here and there, but it was very well received. The venue is one typically frequented by local musicians which...
    me69sa me69sa 36-40, M May 5, 2012

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    Recording Album

    We are finishing the recording of our first Album! Our genre is somewhere between indie rock and britpop. If you want to listen to something of us, google Ocean Lips... Feeling happy about the album
    davidlopezd davidlopezd 18-21, M Aug 3, 2013

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    Finding My Band

    My wife and I were having coffee and visiting with friends after church one Sunday.  The conversation got around to learning to play instruments.  At the time, I was learning bass, and my wife was taking fiddle lessons.  Another lady had her guitar stored in the closet.  She...
    steelhead01 steelhead01 70+, M 1 Response Jun 13, 2012

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    Couldnt Be More Proud

    Last night, the band that I play in played a gig at a small comunity style byob party that we play every few months. What makes this one so different is, we had major power amp problems after our last gig, and hadn't had an oportunity to test them before this gig last night. Also...
    teleman teleman 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 20, 2009

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    Musical Rolloer Coaster

    I play in a band in the big middle of the USA. We have and I quote from our fans "A very unique sound.". We play a mix of country, classic rock and southern rock, and we also have about twelve original tunes which I have either written or co-written all of them. I also...
    teleman teleman 36-40, M Jul 27, 2009

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    The Start Of My Band, Tzar.

    As you may of guessed my name isn't Gilbert Gilbertson as I don't want to share my identity online all people mentioned in this article have had their identities covered up with pseudonyms. But anyway I'm in a band called Tzar which is pretty big in our area. It all started many...
    GilbertGilbertson GilbertGilbertson 22-25, M Aug 11, 2013

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    Recovery

    This past saturday, out of all of the great experiences that I've had through out my musical career, marks the pinacle of it, and this was just a private party. False Hope, the band I play and sing in, put on a great...no...magnificent show! Not sure if I mentioned this before...
    teleman teleman 36-40, M Sep 28, 2009

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    Any Advice?

    this is a goal for me because i jam with my band but live to far away for us to do much (1 and a bit yrs till i cn move :-) ) but my problem is we do a lot of guns N' roses, mötley crüe, sabastian bach ect and i cn get high but cnt get that gravely sound if anyone can help...
    nobstick nobstick 18-21, M 3 Responses Nov 24, 2009

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    The Stillframes

    Hey, I play guitar in a band called The Stillframes. We just finished up some new recordings in the studio, and put them up on our myspace and facebook pages. Give us a listen! :) http://www.myspace.com/thestillframes We play only music we've written and we are kind of like a...
    mistakenstrangers mistakenstrangers 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 6, 2011

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    Oh Crap

    I am the rhytm guitar palyer and singer for a small time local band...a pretty good one...well here's the situation, I also work in contruction full time...we have a two night gig this weekend and yesterday I smashed my left hand....my fretting hand...with a hammer!!! At this...
    teleman teleman 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 4, 2009

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    The New Guy

    Last night at rehearsal, we were in the process of doing a recording session, when the bass player called saying he was running late because he was waiting on someone. We have been trying to start the audition process for a second lead guitar for quite a while and had almost...
    teleman teleman 36-40, M Oct 16, 2009

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    Rocking For Rhinos

    My band, Aiming at Shadows, have been put on the bill for a Rhino benefit concert called Rocking for Rhinos! This is probably going to be the biggest show we have ver played! Damn its exciting! I just dont believe that in this day and age people still believe in such rubbish...
    Kornographer Kornographer 26-30, M Jul 29, 2012

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    Ac/dc Covers

    Over the years I have generally played with another guitarist and as we have written enough material to try get the remaining members invariably that member leaves the country. It reached a point where I stopped playing guitar all together. Last year my brother in law asked...
    me69sa me69sa 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 2, 2012

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    A Jazz Band

    It's a small band, me on Clarinet for instrumental solo, A female vocalist, a bass, drums, and guitar. We play a lot of swing and some slower jazz as well, I love it; I pretty much improvise everything I play. I play the harmonies while she sings with what I see fit(and chords of...
    otter3 otter3 18-21, F Dec 31, 2010

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    Recording Is a Haroing Experience

    Picture this, if you will. You are the singer in a band, you ate also the primary writer who gives creative license on most of the arrangements, which most of the time are exactly what you had heard in your head when you wrote it. Now practice the songs for weeks and maybe even...
    teleman teleman 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 20, 2009

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    Awesome Gig

    This past weekend, the band I'm in played a gig at the bar where I got my semi-professional start. Let me explain...this bar is known for having just older country music, and the regular patrons prefer it that way. But as I said, it's where I got my start, so it was pretty...
    teleman teleman 36-40, M Dec 11, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    Technically I have been playing guitar for 6/7 years but I refuse to say that because I never took guitar seriously until about 3 or so years ago. I wasted the first few years...
    Contranaut Contranaut 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 30

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    I play 3 different saxophones, clarinet, a little of guitar and piano. I love music so much not just like playing in a band ps I'm in a marching band but also listening to like the...
    JessieJ16 JessieJ16 16-17, F 8 hrs ago

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    I play the blues on my trumpet. I have an opportunity to play in a dance band and look forward to opportunities to play "ad lib" solos. My solos are based on the blues scales...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M Nov 26

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    Rock Band and Guitar Hero games are the best. The only let down is that I can't use my Rock Band guitar peripheral on Guitar Hero 3 - Legends of Rock.
    unluckE unluckE 31-35, M Dec 18

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    Heck yes! Played baritone all 4 years. lol and I don't even wanna hear any "one time at band camp" stuff!
    Kevin2345 Kevin2345 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    I am a partial gamer my husband is a big time gamer. I mostly play the Ps3 but sometimes I'll play the xbox. games that I've played and or playing GTA( grand theft auto) I have all...
    AiymaSnikies AiymaSnikies 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    I hate playing the waiting game. I dont pull the band aid off slow. take that b!tch and rip it off quick. GET IT OVER WITH! my life is in limbo. im trying to keep my patience...
    wickedlilangel69 wickedlilangel69 31-35, F Nov 30

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    Sooo my band got switched over. Im happy and sad about it at the same time. Im sad becuase Alec who was my old drummer who is like a brother, is no longer in my band. Same with...
    dandanbear dandanbear 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Been gaming since I was 2,back then I was playing 1990 games so they r 9 year old games at the time, now I'm play 60FPS games in 1080P,haha can't wait for full dive VR.
    Eadwyn22nd Eadwyn22nd 16-17, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    He recently have gotten the guitar and have been playing for the past month so far as I can tell I have been changing a little bit.:) I am less stressed out:) I'm more focused...
    Ison56 Ison56 16-17, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    if you aren't in a band you can't touch the *** rule number 1
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 30

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     This is the sound of my childhood.One of my dad's most redeeming qualities was his love of music,and he would become very playful and kind indeed when the ISB records...
    dubkebab dubkebab 46-50, M Dec 5

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    I thank my best friend for introducing me to this amazing band! We were on the bus to one of our cross country meets, and we were listening to music on her phone. She had the...
    CrossCountryLife CrossCountryLife 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I played the clarinet. When we would stop at a McDonald's or something similar after a game, everyone else would order sodas or milkshakes. I would ask for coffee (this was more...
    JimSC JimSC 51-55 2 days ago

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    Im gonna make a band and call it flaming dog ****, and its gonna be cool. Fds =flaming dog **** :) and i just came up with that name so im happy, so now all i gotta do is get...
    losingmymind777 losingmymind777 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 26

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    They are a fantastic band, I love the way they combine reggae, ska and rock. I'd love to see them some day in California Roots Fest =)
    AlekseiDishington AlekseiDishington 26-30, M Nov 30

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    saw them live, opened for John Mellencamp. great Scottish band.
    rick6032 rick6032 46-50, M Dec 2

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    Okay, so some of their newer stuff is dodgy, and they're not exactly groundbreaking or iconic. But the band that gave us Drops of Jupiter deserves props, because that is a...
    JackMann JackMann 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 4

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    if the question is favorite bands..compared to individual artist...I would have to go with weezer, fear factory, rage against the machine, audioslave, soundgarden, pearl Jam, 311...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 6

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    Skrillex. Not a band but he makes amazing music and is overall an amazing person.
    nickwrocks1 nickwrocks1 13-15, M Dec 6

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    One of the best all time rock bands....Hands down
    Ibein Ibein 51-55, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Most people don't know, but our band director promised we could shave whatever we wanted into his head if we broke 90. This was only our 2nd year marching& we've broken 90. He...
    AnonMily AnonMily 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    Circa Survive is my favorite band! I been loving them since 2006. Their new album Descensus...that they just came out with is amazing :-)
    nefertitivibez nefertitivibez 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    Pretty much all of the bands I love. X3 Issues Fall Out Boy Black Veil Brides Ghost Town Slaves Slipknot The Amity Affliction Crown The Empire Get Scared A Day To Remember...
    ScrewBeingNormal ScrewBeingNormal 13-15, F 8 hrs ago

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    Yes, I like playing video-games a lot. I've been through two major gaming eras so far. 90's and 2000's. 2011 onwards, you know about it, the era is still on. In this present era...
    M3MC M3MC 22-25, M Dec 16

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    Yes, I like playing video-games a lot. I've been through two major gaming eras so far. 90's and 2000's. 2011 onwards, you know about it, the era is still on. In this present era...
    M3MC M3MC 22-25, M Dec 16

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    So yeah, I think most people enjoying playing games, whether they be board games, card games, or video games. I myself mostly play video games and board games, especially seeing as...
    Darkreaper0020 Darkreaper0020 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 9

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    I remember the first game I fell in love with.You may not have heard of it, but it's called Transformers Prelude to Energon, although the box just ends the title at Transformers...
    CoolManMcGoodName CoolManMcGoodName 16-17, M 2 Responses Dec 1

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    Hard to believe it was nearly two years ago now :O I always loved football buh in my school, girls weren't aloud to play (uugghh? i mean HELLO?? equality? :O) Anyways, there was a...
    hanntiger1 hanntiger1 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 7

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    This question is mainly for gold players and up - but anyone feel free to add their input is it better to pick one or two champs - and ONLY play those champs? (unless you have no...
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 27

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    Playing only Normal modes since I can't play together with my best friend in ranked mode. I hate playing it alone because I will always end up with dumb as h3ll teammates. When...
    Zim0 Zim0 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 29

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