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#1
Pretty straightforward question. I'd like to broaden my musical horizons and just would like to know how you do it.

Thanks in advance
#4
I check off every genre on stumbleupon and have at it.

(I don't actually, but that could work, I guess?)
#5
Think of current favourite band -> Wikipedia said band -> Look at their influences, bands they have influenced, or if said band is a pioneer in a genre, other pioneering bands in that genre -> Wikipedia found band -> If the words seem satisfactory, Youtube them
#6
If I hear someone saying something good about a band or an album I haven't heard, I'll go pick up one of their albums and give them a listen. Me and my sister also give each other cd's all the time for gifts. Usually something the other hasn't heard of yet. Gets us both into new bands.
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#7
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Blogs.

Like the one in my sig.


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#8
Related videos on youtube, suggestions from friends, and occasionally posts on UG.
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#10
Friends, blogs, and record labels of bands that I like.


I've found a lot of cool bands by looking at other bands on record labels of bands I like.
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Blogs.

Like the one in my sig.

And how do you go about finding blogs that post a lot of bands you enjoy?
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And how do you go about finding blogs that post a lot of bands you enjoy?
I'll type "BAND I LIKE blogspot" into Google, and it takes me to blogs that posted that band--these blogs usually also post other ballin' bands.

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Think of current favourite band -> Wikipedia said band -> Look at their influences, bands they have influenced, or if said band is a pioneer in a genre, other pioneering bands in that genre -> Wikipedia found band -> If the words seem satisfactory, Youtube them


same here basically

other than that friends and radio usually
#16
World of mouth mostly. Sometimes iTunes suggestions that branch out pretty far.
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#17
Mostly the cunts in the metal forum.

I tend to stumble upon some good stuff on my own on youtube from time to time though.
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And how do you go about finding blogs that post a lot of bands you enjoy?


by finding blogs that list blogs that list bands he might enjoy. you know where this is going.

also, your sig. i told you so.
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#20
I usually just stumble upon them while listening to Sirius radio or reading recommendations on Wikipedia or something.

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Blogs.

Like the one in my sig.


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yeaya high five on Joyce Manor



I saw Joyce Manor live in Philadelphia. They were playing with Snowing and Algernon Cadwallader. It was awesome.
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by finding blogs that list blogs that list bands he might enjoy. you know where this is going.

also, your sig. i told you so.

It didn't get too big, I just got tired of it And I want it to focus more on my band anyway now that we have something up.
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I saw Joyce Manor live in Philadelphia. They were playing with Snowing and Algernon Cadwallader. It was awesome.


Ah crap, that show sounds awesome, Algernon's vocals slightly irritate me, but awesome show nonetheless, what venue?
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I saw Joyce Manor live in Philadelphia. They were playing with Snowing and Algernon Cadwallader. It was awesome.
That sounds incredible.

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It's a communal thing, I didn't post that. That is the first hip hop album that's been posted, except for Wugazi.
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Ah crap, that show sounds awesome, Algernon's vocals slightly irritate me, but awesome show nonetheless, what venue?



The Fire. It's on Gerard Ave. in Philly if you're familiar with that area. It's not too far from the Electric Factory.
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Similar Artists tab on Last.fm for bands I like, skip the first 2 or 3 pages, there you go.
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Similar Artists tab on Last.fm for bands I like, skip the first 2 or 3 pages, there you go.
Why skip the first two or three pages?
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The Fire. It's on Gerard Ave. in Philly if you're familiar with that area. It's not too far from the Electric Factory.


For the most part I'm down in that area to go to the Electric Factory, so in general yea but I got to find some smaller venues, because a lot of the bands I'm getting into just don't play a lot of those bigger venues unless opening up for some band I don't want to see. Any other small venues you suggest in that area?
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Why skip the first two or three pages?

Cause the first few have mainstream artists while the other ones have obscure bands nobody has ever heard of. Duuuuuuuh
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Cause the first few have mainstream artists while the other ones have obscure bands nobody has ever heard of. Duuuuuuuh
Oh yes, good point.
#34
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Oh yes, good point.


Mainstream is so out, the new thing is to listen to sidestreams for years, have an musical epiphany and buy a LMFAO tshirt and tell your sidestream friends you wear it ironically, but you don't.
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#35
I like lists of good albums (or best albums of a year or whatever) by people with good music taste. That way you usually discover bands who are very very good at whatever thing they do, rather than 100 bands of varying quality that are just similar in style to something you already like.
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#38
I listen to said band's song, then I think "Wow that's awesome," then I listen to the band for about 3-4 months, then I overlisten to them and get into a band similar for another 3-4 months, or until I hear a song by another band that sounds awesome.

How I got from Metallica to Megadeth, then Dream Theater, then Children of Bodom, then Disturbed, then back to Dream theater (In that order) I have NO idea.
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#39
Typically through weird ass sources. And when im at shows, if someones jacket or vest has cool logos on it, i might look em up
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#40
1. Type in Top 10 + genre of choice bands on Youtube
2. Investigate into bands I'm intrigued by
3. Decide if really want to have on mp3 player
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