"Party Rock": What does that mean?

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  1. 2HBStrat

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    I was asked to describe our band for the brochure for a local festival. The booking agent called us "modern rock" and asked if we wanted to change it.......but the guy who does our sound and is in a band himself and who did some promo work for us called us "party rock" and we liked the sound of that....it was actually the first time I had heard the term. Then I noticed that more than one of the other bands playing the festival are listed as "party rock." One of them does current top rock and oldies and the other one is a strictly classic rock/soul/r&b band.....so what, if anything, does "party rock" mean? We're the only band listed as "modern rock" but we play some select oldies, too.....should we distinguish ourselves and stay listed as "modern rock" or is "party rock" a better term?
     
  2. RCM78

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    Party Rock is the exact term we use to describe our band. Basically it's guitar oriented music that people can dance too...
     
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    Okay, cool. I like that better than "modern rock" which makes me think of Nickelback.
     
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    Right, I've always thought of it as rock that lends itself to dancing and drinking.
     
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    lol i mean what could be more party or rocking than the Nickelback?!?!
     
  6. Polynitro

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    no Nirvana

    Tubthumping is the best example
     
  7. 2HBStrat

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    I've never heard of that!
     
  8. mc_deli

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    Party rock means everyone is gonna have a good time.
     
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    'Party Rock' sells. That's ok. An event planner doesn't care to see 'death metal'.
     
  10. Ben R

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    "Party Rock" is a generic term for Rock music that puts people in a partying mood. Imagine the songs that your typical cover band will play that makes the women in the audience yell, "Woo-hoooooo!!!" and start dancing around as soon as it starts. THAT's party rock.

    Could be old stuff. Could be new stuff. It just has to be easily associated with dancing, drinking, and having a good time.

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  11. Bryan T

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    These days, I associate "party rock" with LMFAO.
     
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    Whatever it is, it's in the house tonight.
     
  13. Polynitro

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    you never heard of the greatest socialist punk band? They pay their roadies the same as the band members.
    sorry but this will be stuck in your head fro days
     
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    :p
     
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    Mindless stuff that just makes you want to drink and find a hot chick
     
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    Bingo.

    I think party rock used to mean more Van Halen type rock music, but it's basically been co opted by LMFAO in the last few years with their brand of upbeat urban hip hop techno dance club music, which they labeled "Party Rock".

    So to say something is "Party Rock" can be very deceiving. Different generations are going to be expecting different types of music.
     
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    What I Like About You

    Walking On Sunshine

    Love Shack

    You Shook Me

    Don't Stop Believin'

    American Girl

    Play That Funky Music

    Brown Eyed Girl

    Mustang Sally

    Mony Mony

    Twist and Shout
     
  18. DRS

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    If you're my age, party rock is probably

    CCR
    Doobies
    Journey
    Loverboy
    Sweet
    Nazareth
    The Police
    B52s
    ACDC
    etc
     
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    :rotflmao at the above two posts. That's "party rock" for the over-40 crowd maybe.
     
  20. loudboy

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    I've seen room after room of twenty YO chicks go off, w/that set list...

    Those songs are all kind of expected for a live "party" band.
     

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