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#1
Basically i've been trying to start up a band but I don't even know where to start. None of my friends like the same music as me, it makes it difficult even going to a gig because usually I can talk one of them into going but they usually don't enjoy it so basically i'm trying to replace my whole social circle because frankly, im just sick of sitting around all day with them doing **** all because thats what they do, so how did you find people who like the same music as you to hang out with ?
#2
I didn't. None of my friends listen to what I listen to, except maybe a guy who also plays the piano and guitar, but he's mostly a pop person and I don't see him listening to the guitar-oriented songs I send him.

The only person that has musical tastes anything remotely like mine is my sister. She enjoys a bit of Scale The Summit and Intervals. She doesn't have them on replay like me or even really listen to them much at all, but I think she enjoys it to the point where she's interested in new music that they release.

Sooo, no. I'm like the only person that I know who listens to metal or anything related to metal.
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I didn't. None of my friends listen to what I listen to, except maybe a guy who also plays the piano and guitar, but he's mostly a pop person and I don't see him listening to the guitar-oriented songs I send him.

The only person that has musical tastes anything remotely like mine is my sister. She enjoys a bit of Scale The Summit and Intervals. She doesn't have them on replay like me or even really listen to them much at all, but I think she enjoys it to the point where she's interested in new music that they release.

Sooo, no. I'm like the only person that I know who listens to metal or anything related to metal.

So what do you do when you want to go to a gig ?
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#9
By showing people what I liked and people showing me what they liked. Then we would hold a meeting and vote to whether we would continue listening to said piece of music. If more voted no then it would be struck from the almighty playlist and never listened to again. That's how me and my friends all like exactly the same music, because we're not allowed to have differing tastes from each other. That would be bad
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#11
By pure accident,I guess. I found two of them when I went to comprehensive school and we formed a band. Last year(when I went to high school) I found more people who listened to the same bands as me. Naturally,they had friends who had the same taste in music as them,so I became friends with them also. The formula repeated itself and now I have dozens of friends who like the same music as me. (Musicians,fans,bandmates)

My advice:If you find a person who likes the same music as you,try to become friends with his/her same-minded friends.

There´s probably a lot of grammar mistakes in my post,sorry about them. I hope this helps.
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So what do you do when you want to go to a gig ?

This will probably be blasphemy on a music website, but I don't really have that problem because I'm not a big fan of concerts and gigs and stuff.
#13
I don't know who likes the same music as me and I don't really think about it. If I want to go to a show or something and no one wants to go with me I'll just go on my own.
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#14
Ever try introducing them to your stuff?

There was a time period where I was obsessed with underground bullshit and all my friends were listening to everything mainstream as hell (Slipknot, Metallica, SOAD, etc.). Surely enough when I introduced them the music they followed along, and before I knew it everybody else I hung with owned their albums and was listening to the stuff.
#15
an interview and strict screening process...

Me and my friends all like different music, we agree on some popish stuff like paramore and similar bands, but we dont need to listen to exactly the same music to be friends

Same, all my friends are open to listening to new music like I am. It really helps Unforunatly none of them share my liking for electro ;__;
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#16
I didn't actively look for people who like the same music as I do. I became friends with people then started trading music and eventually found common ground on certain genres/bands. It helps that I'm open to listening to different types of music and enjoy discovering bands through friends.
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#17
That's not that big of an aspect to friendship. All my friends like diff music and when were in the persons car they pick the music. If one of my friends who likes rap asks me to go see Lil Wayne, I'd say "hell no I'm not going with you." That doesn't mean he should go find other friends cause then he'd be a crappy friends.

As someone else said, go to the gigs alone, and be social; make friends with people there.
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#18
I didn't look for friends with the same musical tastes as mine, but some of my friends and I happen to have common interest in some bands. Though until I was around 14, I only knew a couple of people who liked the same type of music as I did. In tenth grade was when I made friends who were also into the type of music I was listening to at the time.

But I suggest you go to some concerts of bands you like and try to meet some people there. You may find interesting people that share your musical tastes and who you might become good friends with.
#19
None of my friends like the same music as me.

Even through I've been in 2 bands with my friends.
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I don't know. I just so happened to bump into them in high school.

Actually, a lot of them came to me asking if they can borrow a lot of CDs I had when I was in high school. One friend, in exchange, put a few songs on my mp3. It was all Rise Against and a few Millencolin songs. And I loved every one.

Anything past high school and your less likely to start a band on your own. Joining a band is still pretty possible though.
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#21
First of all, fix your ****ing grammar. That was the longest sentence I've ever read.
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#22
In my 4 years of college, i have one close friend that likes to listen to metallica although he's a total douche and hated by most, that trait of his doesn't really bother me. Another close friend of mine that listens to RHCP, radiohead and has a pink floyd shirt. And they were already my close friends long before i found out we have the same taste in music.

I had a phone capable of making loud sound, i once played a sonata arctica song, then a classmate rushed his way on to me "OMG! OMG! OMG! you know this band?!" Too bad he's a bookworm, and i don't like reading books. XD

Do what i do, makes it easier to check if anyone likes what you play, if it really is your way of finding friends.
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#25
I have this problem.

Everyone I know is into crappy mainstream metalcore shit or the type of music I discovered when I was around 12-14. It's frustrating because it strains friendships when my musical opinion is so different to theirs despite everyone else thinking we like the same stuff. Now I don't even bother to say anything when talking about music, which is like 80% of the time.

The idea of going to gigs on my own is not an option for me because being 17 and having protective parents is never going to happen. Going to have to wait.
#26
I pretty much found friends that I shared music tastes with on a mainstream level (Muse, Deftones, shit like that) and started feeding them hipster shit gradually over the last few years. It seems to kinda work but really, you can't really change most people's music taste all that radically. And that's aight.
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#28
My friends posted band ads through kijiji, fb and other things. dunno if that helps, but hopefully
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I'm like the only person that I know who listens to metal or anything related to metal.


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#33
I didbt most of my freinds dobt like anything remotely close to metal or jazz

It does help that i have avery open mind when it comes to music so i havw no issue listening to their music
But i pretty much gave up on showing them my music
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I have this problem.

Everyone I know is into crappy mainstream metalcore shit or the type of music I discovered when I was around 12-14. It's frustrating because it strains friendships when my musical opinion is so different to theirs despite everyone else thinking we like the same stuff. Now I don't even bother to say anything when talking about music, which is like 80% of the time.

The idea of going to gigs on my own is not an option for me because being 17 and having protective parents is never going to happen. Going to have to wait.


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#35
i raised some of my friends musically, they listen to the kind of music i introduced them to
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I prefer to call them acquaintances, because my actual good friends don't listen to music at all...
#37
Alright, from what I gather, you're trying to find bandmates. Usually, you just find someone who plays and stick with that a while. Then, when you start developing your tastes, you start searching for other bands with a similar idea. Repeat. Honestly, it took me years to find bandmates in there 20's who play Blues today. You're going to have to suck it up and bounce around some bands for a bit. A great place to start that, is at open mics, music stores, and school.
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#39
Wear bandshirts and patches! If someone likes a band on one of your patches a lot, he'll come and talk to you. Also, go see local bands. Just chat around with people about that band, and eventually you'll start talking 'bout other bands aswell.
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#40
Start listening to the same music as them. I'm usually a prog/ metal guy, but one of my good friends loves writing lo-fi indie pop, so we write music together. It's mostly a laugh, but it's given me a different perspective on putting songs together, and has genuinely helped me with building songs from simple ideas, rather than just writing riffs and mashing them together (and usually leaving them unfinished)
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