The Top Three Best Movies About Music

December 19, 2016 Eugene  Palmer 0

Movies use a lot of music – to provide background drama, for sound effects, to indicate the passage of time, and to play up emotions. Also, every movie always has a musical score. This is usually an instrumental piece that is played either during the opening credits or the closing billboard. Sometimes, the musical score is played during the most climactic scenes of the movie. However, music hogs the spotlight in movies that talk about music. And there are a lot of them, both old and new titles.

Here is a list of the three best movies about music that we have come to love over the years:

1. That Thing You Do! (1996)

Starring Tom Everett Scott, Liv Tyler, Jonathan Schaech, Steve Zahn, Ethan Embry, and Tom Hanks, the film is about the one-hit wonder band called “The Wonders”. They were discovered by a talent manager after winning a talent show where they played an original composition called “That Thing You Do”. Hanks, who also wrote and directed the movie, is the recording company representative that offers the band the band a contract. A feel-good film with a lot of good music and some dancing.

2. Almost Famous (2000)

Gives audiences an idea of what happens when a rock band goes on tour. A groupie witnesses what takes place inside the van, backstage, during breaks, and every little thing in between – including a meltdown because of LSD. Reasons for watching: the music, the story, and the late Philip Seymour Hoffman.

3. High Fidelity (2000)

John Cusack plays Rob Gordon, a music nerd, in this film by Stephen Frears. Gordon spends most of his time at Championship Vinyl, a record store. His biggest problem is understanding why none of his relationships have worked out. With a lot of record store scenes, DJs, band music, and mixtapes (plus that famous scene where Cusack has a big cassette recorder on his shoulder), this is a must-watch for music fans.

Runners-up

There are many more music movies that have made an impact on moviegoers over the years. So, we’re adding a couple more here. These are the runners-up: “School of Rock” with Jack Black (2003), “The Last Waltz” (1978, with appearances by music greats, Can Morrison, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, and Eric Clapton, among others), and Academy Award winner “Amadeus” (1984).

Top 5 Tips on How to Properly Behave During a Concert

December 19, 2016 Eugene  Palmer 0

Concerts, regardless of the venue or the genre of the music being played – whether it’s rock, heavy metal, classical, jazz, or pop, have an atmosphere that can be very engaging to the audience. After all, that’s what concerts are all about, a chance for fans to let loose and engage with their favorite artist.

But as engaging and fun concerts may be, it’s also important to remember that you’re not the only viewer. You are not alone in the experience. There are hundreds, even thousands, of other people/fans who are trying to enjoy the experience with you. With that said, there are certain conducts, concert etiquette if you will, that every concert-goer has to observe to make the event enjoyable for everyone.

Make sure to dress appropriately.

Obviously, there is no official dress code when attending a concert. The type of clothing you wear will greatly vary on the type of concert you are currently attending. Rock concerts, for example, calls for casual clothing. For an opera, on the other hand, a slightly more formal wear is ideal.

Make sure that you are already in your seat before the concert begins.

This is particularly important in formal concerts. You should reserve ample time for you to get in line, claim your ticket, and find your seat before the concert begins. You don’t want to be roaming around trying to find your seat while the concert is well on its way.

Make sure to adhere to the rules and guidelines within the concert grounds.

Concert organizers and venue managers will often set rules and guidelines for concert-goers to follow, make sure that you know what they are and adhere to them. These rules and guidelines are intended for the safety and enhance the experience of everyone attending the event.

Keep your gadgets on silent or on airplane mode.

There’s nothing more annoying than a ringing cell phone while listening to Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C minor, don’t you agree? So make sure that you at least put your mobile phone in silent mode if you don’t want to turn it off.

Show your appreciation for the performers appropriately.

Hollering, shouting, or whooping at the end of a performance is okay if you’re at a pop or rock concert. But for a formal event, sticking to polite applause is enough to show your appreciation.

Top 5 Music Artists to Watch Out for in 2017

December 19, 2016 Eugene  Palmer 0

If 2016 has shown us anything when it comes to the music industry, it’s that there’s never really a clear indication as to where the industry will go to next as far as musical genre, style, or where the newest catchy beat will come from next. No one can really predict what’s going to happen to the music industry in the near future, or who the next breakout star is going to be. But there are a few talents that deserve notice; these are the artists that you should watch out for in 2017.

Dan Owen

A Shrewsbury-born artist with an incredible voice, Dan Owen has the talent and the charm, to boot, that has proven to be a huge hit with fans. In 2016, Dan Owen, along with Kaleo, opened for Birdy during her 2016 tour in England, France, Germany, Holland, Ireland, and Scotland.

Be Charlotte

This Scottish three-piece band features a unique sound that fans can appreciate. But the real weapon of this great-sounding musical act lies in their front man/lady, Charlotte Brimner. The singer/songwriter received praise and accolades for her unique vocal style and fluid use of both analog and digital sounds.

Nadia Rose

Sony made the right move giving Nadia a record deal, but what set her apart from the rest of up and comers are her unique sound, catchy beats, and a confident attitude.

Tom Grennan

Born in Bedford, Tom Grennan was raised in London where he caught mainstream attention after receiving a gig as a guest vocalist for Chase & Status’ song When It All Goes Wrong. Grennan has a unique and unforgettable voice. Fans who have seen him perform live know how electrifying and awesome his performances can be. If you love the musical style of Bon Iver, then you will definitely enjoy Tom Grennan’s music.

Will Joseph Cook

Will Joseph Cook is perhaps one of the latest products of YouTube. Uploading both covers and original songs, Cook eventually got signed to Atlantic Records where he is now working to complete his debut album. This 19-year-old singer/songwriter offers a cool, mature pop sound that can brighten up most of your rainy days. His lyrics tackle everyday problems that almost all of us deal with, from relationships to self-doubt. He just does it in a cool, funny way that will make you smile.