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King of New Orleans
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Baton Rouge's local music scene

Why does it suck so bad? Has it always been this bad? The only time I remember it being decent was when you'd go hear Addavoy/Another Big Machine and/or Meriwether when they were actually Meriwether, not some new band Drew put together while keeping the name.

Don't say it's good and try to validate it by spitting out cover bands/80's cover bands.
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Burt Reynolds
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re: Baton Rouge's local music scene
Ya ever heard of Gris Gris or Captain Green?? local funk bands


Jester
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re: Baton Rouge's local music scene
The Caterie kept original music on life support in BR. It burned down and the void hasn't really been filled. Unfortunatley, most prople in BR would prefer to sing along with a Creed cover than listen to a song they've never heard before.


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CaptainPanic
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re: Baton Rouge's local music scene
I don't really know what your talking about. Chelsea's and North Gate always has GrisGris, Captain Green, and Onion Loaf. They play together like onece a week. Earphunk plays the varsity all the time if you count New Orleans bands
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JW
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re: Baton Rouge's local music scene
Are you referring to local bands sucking ? or the town supporting music period? Between the Varsity changing of the guard, the moon's steady lineup, Chelsea's doing their thing and our new room downtown (Mud + Water) I think the scene is healthy for a town that size.

We are trying to do our part with plenty of shows coming in Jan/Feb (Tall Firs, Fishbone, Debauche, Tess Brunet, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Blue Mountain to name a few)



secfan4life
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re: Baton Rouge's local music scene

quote:

We are trying to do our part with plenty of shows coming in Jan/Feb (Tall Firs, Fishbone, Debauche, Tess Brunet, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Blue Mountain to name a few)


who is we?

the br music scene is pretty solid. if u want bands FROM here, things get a bit tricky. chelsea's is a good place to start.


TheDoc
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re: Baton Rouge's local music scene
people that complain about local baton rouge music don't actually go SEE local baton rouge music

there's a shite load of really really talented/great bands in BR


JW
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Paul Allen
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re: Baton Rouge's local music scene
Baton Rouge is lacking compared to Athens, Columbia and other SEC college towns IMO.


TheDoc
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re: Baton Rouge's local music scene
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Baton Rouge is lacking compared to Athens, Columbia and other SEC college towns IMO.



name some local bands from those cities


King of New Orleans
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re: Baton Rouge's local music scene
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Are you referring to local bands sucking ? or the town supporting music period?


Both. There are no solid bands. Everyone here is the same. It's all hard rock, swamp pop or variety.

I've been out an seen the BR scene which is why I'm posting this.


secfan4life
Member since Dec 2012
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re: Baton Rouge's local music scene
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this is the we


nice to see the changes. i went in the old bar and swore i would never go back. fishbone? their documentary is streaming on netflix. good stuff.


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TheDoc
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re: Baton Rouge's local music scene
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Both. There are no solid bands. Everyone here is the same. It's all hard rock, swamp pop or variety


Clown statement bro


TheDoc
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re: Baton Rouge's local music scene
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I've been out an seen the BR scene which is why I'm posting this.


What bands have you seen?


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OldTigahFot
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re: Baton Rouge's local music scene
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Both. There are no solid bands. Everyone here is the same. It's all hard rock, swamp pop or variety.


Bro, this is a capitalist society (so far). Bands will play what their audience wants to hear. It's how you keep them coming back and buying more beer.


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Kafka
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re: Baton Rouge's local music scene
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King of New Orleans


Sire, why dost thou fret o'er a kingdom not thine own?


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TheDoc
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re: Baton Rouge's local music scene
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The only time I remember it being decent was when you'd go hear Addavoy/Another Big Machine and/or Meriwether


this is hilarious to me

Meriwether played the varsity on Friday night, 200+ in attendance. Where were you?


GrandeBeli
Southern Fan
Bucktown
Member since Jul 2012
820 posts

re: Baton Rouge's local music scene
Like Meriwether is anything impressive


JW
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Jul 2004
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re: Baton Rouge's local music scene
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nice to see the changes. i went in the old bar and swore i would never go back. fishbone? their documentary is streaming on netflix. good stuff.


thanks ... it's a completely different space now. Fishbone will a party for sure the night before Spanish Town MG. The documentary is both sad and fascinating, but i am glad the original lineup will grace our stage.


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TheDoc
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re: Baton Rouge's local music scene
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Like Meriwether is anything impressive


They still rock

There's some really good bands in BR though

The hitchhiker
Adam dale and the sad bastards
England in 1819
Tequila party
Paul Johnson
Luke ash
Baby boy
Pacifico
Ronen
Down up speed
Prom date

That's just off the top of my head


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