alex1356290
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Band to Join, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other, Rhythm Guitar.

ABOUT

I am a 25 year old guitarist in the Manchester NH area, and I'm looking to either join a band or form a new project of my own. My previous experimental/psychedelic project fell through, and I'm looking to do something different then your average band. I love all sorts of music, but I'm particularly into experimental rock, psychedelic rock/garage rock, progressive rock, post-punk, and jazz. Not particularly into extreme metal or pop punk (nothing against them per say, just posting that because I get a lot of those requests-and I'm not well versed in those styles even if I was into them), and I'm trying to say away from cover bands. Other then that, I'm pretty open minded musically.

Screen name:
alex1356290
Member since:
Mar 29 2019
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
13
Gigs played:
Under 10
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Days

Influences

Oh man, this is a tough one. The bands I love run the list from generic favorites to much more obscure, and I'm always discovering new music. I grew up listening to artists of the classic rock era like Pink Floyd, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, King Crimson, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, The Velvet Underground, David Bowie, Black Sabbath, Yes, Neil Young, The Stooges, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Grateful Dead, etc... you get the deal. As a middle schooler, I was into the "Clapton/Beck/Page/Hendrix/Allman" school of rock guitar, and many of those artists I mentioned are still among my favorites.

As I've gotten older, my musical tastes have branched out into many different styles. I am an enormous Frank Zappa, and consider him one of my favorite guitarists and composers. From there, I discovered my love of jazz greats like Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, etc...

That's just the tip of the iceberg. My roots in classic psychedelic rock led me to the mind-blowing Krautrock artists like Can, NEU!, and Amon Duul II. I also love post punk of the likes of Talking Heads, Television, Joy Division, Bauhaus, Siouxsie and the Banshees; and many classic alternative artists like the Pixies, Radiohead, and the whole grunge scene among many others. Right now I'm really into psychedelic garage groups like King Gizzard and Thee Oh Sees, and I also have an appreciation for classic blues, soul/R&B, and hip hop. Hardcore punk and heavy metal are more or less outside of my main domain, but there are many artists in those genres that I love.

In terms of the music I want to make, it has to be: loud, dymanic, fuzzy, psychedelic, expansive, improvisatory and jazzy. I'm not looking to make "top 40" pop music. I'm looking to do something psychedelic, experimental, and complex, but with one foot still in a garage rock attitude.

Instrument experience:

Lead Guitar:
Expert
Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Moderate
Keyboard:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Fender Telecaster, Gibson SG

Orange Crush amp (looking to get a Fender Twin Reverb instead)

Big Muff fuzz pedal, Dunlop fuzz face, Crybaby Wah-Wah, Chorus, Delay, and Boost.