#1
my bass player hooked us up to play at a blues festival, but we don t play blues...
I have no idea what to do
should we play our normal punk songs
OR
play our punk songs with a "bluesy twist"
OR
write a new set?
#2
maybe you should read before you book?
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#3
check the other bands playing and maybe contact one of them for advice.
Kings of Leon are playing at Jazz fest O.o
and consider cancelling
#7
Yeah, I would cancel if I were you.

If you needed to though, you can play some stuff by the White Stripes.
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#8
1. play your normal stuff
2. look like assholes
3. ????
4. PROFIT!!!

or

1. cancel
2. not look like assholes
3. ????
4. PROFIT!!!

either way, you profit.
#9
Cancel. If people are expecting some blues, then they'll be throwin cans if they don't get some
#11
Quote by TheAmericanRuse
play your normal set and get kicked off stage. it will be so punk rock to do something like that.

this does raise a point
#12
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this does raise a point


He does have a point, but personally I'd cancel.
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#13
Quote by TheAmericanRuse
play your normal set and get kicked off stage. it will be so punk rock to do something like that.


yea... i'm kind of a jerk, so i might just do this
lol
#14
id go full volume out there with your punk set, you never know you may gain some fans right?
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#15
This is an error on your band member's part as well as the person who books the gig.
If the person who books the blues fest says, "yeah, it's ok for a punk band to play", then find out if other non-blues bands are playing. Maybe it's a blues fest for a few acts and they're trying to fill slots with other bands. If you're the only non-blues band playing, I'd re-think the whole situation. One of the worst things for a band is to play a gig to a hostile audience -bad for band morale!
#16
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Yeah, I would cancel if I were you.

If you needed to though, you can play some stuff by the White Stripes.



whatever he says, 'cause he's right.

Wouldn't you like to try something called Punk blues?. Besides The White Stripes, there are The Oblivians, The Von Bondies, The Gun Club, The Gits (RIP Mia Zapata), The Scientists, and even Mudhoney have Punk blues stuff. You should try some songs from Bluesy Punk bands, it would fit the "punk band playing at blues fest" thing.

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#18
Probably cancel, or try punk covers of blues songs. I doubt that would go over well though.
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#20
play your set with a blues twist
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#21
Play the Texas Flood album in it's entirety note for note perfectly.
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#22
Just play Whiplash. Walk off stage and get wrecked.
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#23
Quote by TheAmericanRuse
play your normal set and get kicked off stage. it will be so punk rock to do something like that.


Dude, you gotta do that.
Play it so loud and crazy that would be amazing!
#24
Quote by TheAmericanRuse
play your normal set and get kicked off stage. it will be so punk rock to do something like that.

Exactly.

CBGB stood for Country Blues and Bluegrass. Just throwin' that out there.
#25
I forgot what year it was, but SRV played at the Montreaux Jazz festival and was booed throughout his set. This was the show in which he was "discovered".A real blues player would not change their music due to the audience and either should you guys.
#26
ive heard disco and funk @jazz festivals, if its a paying gig take it, play, maybe get booed, and than heckle the audience
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#27
Play some White Stripes covers, there stuff is reasonably bluesy.
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#29
dude, i thought the whole point of punk was not giving a **** what people think?
go play the ****ing gig.
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#30
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You will get the **** kicked out of you if you play punk at a blues festival


i can see it now all of the blues fans kick the pux asses. totally could happen
#31
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I forgot what year it was, but SRV played at the Montreaux Jazz festival and was booed throughout his set. This was the show in which he was "discovered".A real blues player would not change their music due to the audience and either should you guys.


Yeah, but I believe that the reason that he got booed was because they pretty much had only acoustic acts. And you know how tube amps go, it was way too loud for them since they were used to small acoustic acts.
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