Help me find a quality drum and bass/jungle festival to attend in the next 12-24 months (or a fun city to visit with weeklies/clubs/options for hearing a variety of heavy, bass-driven music... but not so much dubstep). Preferably somewhere in Canada or the U.S.; other ideas welcome, as long as they're worthwhile and not scary-expensive. This is my husband's favorite type of music, but he doesn't know where to look for it in any reliable quantity/variety outside of the UK. We've ruled this idea out because of the Olympics next year, which we're sure will push travel prices through the roof.
We both enjoy "musical tourism" - traveling to different cities for gigs/djs and attending festivals, etc. - something similar to Coachella, Mutek or DEMF that's focused on this genre in particular would be ideal. But if, say, Toronto's overflowing with bass and wobble, I'd just need to know which artists/djs/nightclubs to look for.
So far, all I've found is one-off gigs or shows by people we both enjoy or festivals where I can't judge the quality of the lineup. If the UK's the way to go, we're OK with waiting until 2013; I just need some pointers/ideas from those who know the scene.
My husband is a big fan of Noisia and Black Sun Empire, and we both enjoy techno/IDM that has more of a "sci-fi" sound, if that helps. Thanks in advance!
Beginner bass guitar tips please I have played classical guitar for a few years, but I remember what a massive difference getting a teacher had on my technique.
Ignoring my experience, foolish!, what tips would you give a beginner bass player, reluctant to get a teacher, to avoid trouble down the line?
Also what tuition books would you recommend? The small selection in my local shop seems to be either too simple or too advanced to my untrained eye.
One last thing, I am worried that learning bass clef will disrupt my fairly weak treble clef guitar reading. Should I be worried?