Hey Twin Cities Dopers past and present… okay, and future ones too,
I just moved to the Twin Cities area, and I’m looking get an understanding of the types of music local bands play. I know City Pages is a good source (both print and online) for where bands are playing, but I know nothing about what type of music these bands play. Is there a good source that would give information on the types of music bands play? Or even the type of music certain establishments play?
I would also entertain personal suggestions, so I suppose it would help if I gave you an idea of the kind of music I like. As broad as the category is, I’m a classic rock fan. So I can be content with cover bands that play the standards from the classic rock catalogue (Clapton, Zeppelin, the Eagles, yada yada yada).
I also like Alt Country. In fact, that’s probably what I’d like to see more often. I like Uncle Tupelo and Wilco, but lean more towards the honky-tonk sound (and away from the pop country trite that permeates country music airwaves these days). I saw Trailer Trash at Lee’s Liquor Lounge last weekend and enjoyed that.
But I’m mellowing with age, so I’ve developed an appreciation for Americana and folk (I’m considering going to see Gillian Welch in September). I’d be up for some various types of World music if you have recommendations.
Jazz? Yeah, I’d do jazz. But jazz clubs tend to advertise themselves as such, so I don’t think I’ll have a problem there. Bands that play a jazz and rock fusion that might play in venues other than jazz clubs? Sure, let me know about 'em.
At times, I am willing to experiment. But in general, I don’t care much for club music, metal, electronica, rap, or punk. Not judging; I just don’t fancy them.
So your thoughts and ideas (and especially suggestions for a good local resource) are greatly appreciated.