#1
So i was curious if most coffee shops that do live music really care about the genre of the music that plays. I play a higher tempo "emo" if i must use that word, style of acoustic and was not sure if coffee shops like faster guitar and louder singing. I am playing at my friends shop but he is a friend so i could pretty much play whatever there. Does anyone have any experience with the "coffee shop" or cafe scene. My lyrics aren't vulgar or anything they are just emotional, and i'm not the typical folk whisper into the mic style so i just don't know if i would be able to play at these places. Does anyone else have any experience playing venues or gigs that you don't quite fit in at?
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#2
Hurricane - Bob Dylan
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#4
not okay - any grindcore

okay - soft songs such as nothing else matters, jason mraz, frank sinatra, chet baker
preety much any kind of pop song
#5
If you're a half decent musician you can even take some harder rock songs and bring it down a few notches; slow it down etc. Sometimes covers like that are better than the originals.
#7
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Snowing and Braid are probally good bands as well to play

hell yeah, i'll play pump fake.
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#8
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If you're a half decent musician you can even take some harder rock songs and bring it down a few notches; slow it down etc. Sometimes covers like that are better than the originals.
Agreed. Bruce Springsteen does an acoustic version of his own, "Born to Run", and it's better than with his band.

Nice thick rhythm, key of E major.
#9
Go check out the place before you play. The crowd that is hanging out there will fill you in on what is ok and what isn't. If it is a bunch of soccer moms escaping for the evening, your set list will be a lot different than if it is a much of indie hipsters. Go check out the vibe and then go from there.
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#10
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the black keys-not ok



Thanks...For making it clear.
#11
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Go check out the place before you play. The crowd that is hanging out there will fill you in on what is ok and what isn't. If it is a bunch of soccer moms escaping for the evening, your set list will be a lot different than if it is a much of indie hipsters. Go check out the vibe and then go from there.


+1
#12
Just play smooth laid back kind of songs, maybe a little jazz, you definitely don't want to play sreamo at a coffee shop (if it's the kind of shop I'm thinking of anyways) I usually go there to relax and hang with friends, so I guess play relaxing music? Of course if it's some sort of party club coffee shop then you can play loud rock all you want
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