#1
Sup Pittites,

My band is battling in a battle of the bands this week. It's an annual thing that I've been to a few times before. The bands that have won in the past, on top of performing well, have either:

1. used a million effects pedals to make a weird incomprehensible noise,
2. done a dumb little dance, or
3. had some other meta-musical "gimmick", like getting the audience to join in dancing or claps or something.

My point is, it probably won't be enough to just play well. To win this thing, we're going to have to engage the audience with something "gimmicky".

I was thinking maybe record one of our songs live, then play it again sped up 10x. You have to be made of stone not to laugh at a sped up song.

Any other/better ideas? How do I win?

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Last edited by McTodd at Mar 5, 2013,
#3
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#5
You should all just get a sex change operation and dress as the opposite sex.

I'd vote for you. Hell, I'd vote the hell out of you if did that.
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#6
i think this drummer i know signed me up with him for some sort of battle of the bands thats supposed to happen in a couple of days :|


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#10
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You should all just get a sex change operation and dress as the opposite sex.

I'd vote for you. Hell, I'd vote the hell out of you if did that.


You do realize if you had a sex change operation then dressed as the opposite sex you'd be dressed as a male again. Just with a butchered pengina/vagis.
#12
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You do realize if you had a sex change operation then dressed as the opposite sex you'd be dressed as a male again. Just with a butchered pengina/vagis.

No, you got it.
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You lost me at "Lubricate."

I'm raw, like nature. Nature boy. Big jungle leaves are my cum rags.

Sometimes I fuck a bamboo shoot.


There's nothing left here to be saved
Just barreling dogs and barking trains
Another year lost to the blue line
#13
Quote by McTodd
To win this thing, we're going to have to engage the audience with something "gimmicky".


It is indeed somehow a little-known fact to a lot of musicians that most people who go to a concert want visual entertainment on top of musical entertainment.

It's not a gimmick to have some showmanship. What kind of thing to do would depend on what kind of music you do, really. Dancing like Michael Jackson would be weird for death metal, jumping and flying around like The Who would be weird for somber acoustic music. What kind of music is it?
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#14
Chase each other around like Slash and Gilby Clark. People loved that stuff when they did it.

Or lay on your back during a solo and pretend the guitar is your dick. You know what I mean?
#15
ALso, while you're both here Ibanez and whywefight, who started using the Stoya thing first? I feel like one of you is blatantly ripping off the other, but IDK.

Actually I fell like I saw Johnny Ibanez with it first tho... whatever...
#16
show them the D, blow up your drummer, do a guitar flip, wear some spandex,...just be creative

or you can actually play some decent songs and win that way
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#17
Your vocalist should turn up late and drunk then have a tantrum on stage, jump into the crowd, start a fight and then set himself on fire.
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#18
Quote by McTodd
1. used a million effects pedals to make a weird incomprehensible noise


This is pretty much an open invitation to channel your inner Kevin Shields. What are you waiting for?!
#19
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Your vocalist should turn up late and drunk then have a tantrum on stage, jump into the crowd, start a fight and then set himself on fire.

TS's band isn't GnR, though.
#20
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Cover 'Time Warp'. Seriously.

I see no problem with this.
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#21
you know what i hate about some rock concerts? musicians that stand still. it drives me mad seeing a rock guitar \ bass player or vocalist that stands in the middle of the stage like a morning wood. its not that everyone has to move while playing, but if the music is right - move!

my first advice, before thinking of gimmicks - do not stand still. people do that. its not good.
but seriously, just communicate with the crowd, no further 'gimmicking' is needed in my opinion.
#22
Quote by lt mittens
show them the D


I agree, just play some Tenacious D songs. I'd suggest Explosivo, or perhaps The Road.