The Music Lover’s Guide to Concerts
TYRANNIA - Need an efficient stress buster? Or are you just looking for some entertainment?
The perfect solution would be to go see a concert! At the Concert Hall in Tyrannia,
you can listen to many different music groups, a different one playing each day.
Tickets may be bought nearby at the Ticket Booth and they only cost 1,250 NP
each. But you better hurry and buy them early on in the day because the more
popular groups tend to sell out very quickly. Don’t worry, though, because they
can also be bought from other Neopians that are selling their tickets for a
slightly higher price.
There are plenty of different kinds of bands for everyone. Don’t know which
ones are good? Then this is the perfect guide for you! In it I have compiled
facts, ratings, and reviews about each band so that you can decide for yourself
which one you would like to see.
2 Gallon Hatz
Review: All the country music lovers out there might want to go check out this
band but for the rest of you, I don’t recommend it. While the banjo and the
drums players are quite talented, there is not much else that I liked about
the performance. The dancers possess little, if any, skills and I found their
moves to be quite repetitive so I suggest they enroll in the soonest dancing
class. Their tunes and lyrics are so-so but not enough to catch my attention.
Blue Kacheek Group
Review: This Kacheek-trio, in my opinion, has a lot of potential. While there
is no actual singing, the music is really upbeat and the dancing is simply superb.
Their performance will keep your head nodding all night long. Most importantly,
it has all the qualities of a good concert- bright lights, catchy beats, great
dancing, and cool costumes.
Chomby and the Fungus Balls
Review: Boy that Chomby really can belt it! As one of my favorite groups, I
strongly suggest seeing CatFB. Trust me, once the music starts, you will want
to bust out some of your own moves. The fans are loud and crazy and it’s easy
to see why- a talented lead singer and four dancing fungus balls that really
know how to have a groovy time. You won’t want to miss this!
Genre: Hard Rock
Review: Electric guitars. Outrageous hair. Lots of jamming. That’s usually
what comes to mind when you think of the group Gruundo. Really, they know how
to play the electric guitar. And they play it pretty well too. But what I like
most about this group, sadly enough, isn’t their music. No, the best thing about
Gruundo is their wacky hairstyles so while their music is fine, their style
Review: Jazzmosis is probably the most popular band in Neopia (which I strongly
suspect has something to do with the avatar, but that’s a whole different story).
Either way, their music is excellent. I mean it. Saxophone? Good. Keyboards?
Got it. Cello? Even better. It is very easy to relax with your cup of coffee
and just forget about all your worries. And the whole time there you will want
to snap your fingers and tap your feet along to the singer’s words. So even
if you aren’t the biggest fan of jazz, I still suggest seeing this group.
Review: Not the most popularly listened to kind of music but still excellent.
I suspect this band from the islands will become pretty big over the next year
or so. The music is very catchy, with instruments such as shakers and other
noise-makers. The dancing is great, especially the hula dancer. Their costumes
are also nice- grass skirts, flower shirts, and island necklaces. The last thing
that makes their performance so great is the island-like environment. A beach
in the background, and palm trees and coconuts encircling the stage makes the
Genre: Hard Rock
Review: Fast paced and upbeat music is what this group is all about. Moehogs
with moehawks, get it? Um, moving on…these three guys have a lot of talent,
no doubt about it. And they sure can rock well onstage too. But what gives for
the not-so-perfect rating? Well, there just isn’t this group that sets it far
apart from all the other rock bands. Their type of music is overplayed and there
is no singer to back up what they play. So while rock fanatics will still want
to give them a try, I really don’t suggest seeing them until they come out with
new, ear-catching material.
Review: One of the worst performances I have seen (and trust me I’ve seen plenty).
I suppose I should start off with something good about the group. Their music
was nice. That’s pretty much it. And all the bad things? For one thing, the
lighting flashes into different colors every second which hurts your eyes and
makes it difficult to see. What you can see is five different colored Myncis
dancing on top of platforms. But wait- I haven’t reached the worst part yet:
the dancing. Their “dancing” consists of spinning around in circles and waving
their arms every so often. Not very impressive. You might want to skip this
Sticks ‘N Stones
Review: Finally, a rock group with some decent music! The guitarists can really
jam and the drummer provides nice beats. What really gets the crowd going is
the band member near the front that runs back and forth with his stick. It is
very easy to tell how much fun the fans are having because of the good music
and you can also see how hard the band is rocking by the way the stage is shaking!
You might want to check this group out next time they are in town!
The Neopian Philharmonic
Review: Not my most favorite kind of music. I usually fall asleep during symphonies
but I actually paid attention during this one. First of all, I must mention
what a good of a job the conductor does in leading the music and now I would
like to mention the immense amount of talent that all the musicians have. The
harp player, the trumpet player, the cello player, and the flutist. Every single
one of them are great. But my absolute favorite part of the orchestra is the
Meerca that plays the triangle. No joke. Sure he only has that small part of
hitting the triangle at the very end, but the precision! The accuracy! Ah, perfection.
Review: The music can be a bit, erm, frightening at first. But if you think
about it, Twisted Roses plays music that is very original and I have gone to
see them many times. Their concerts are always very flamboyant and out there,
and I enjoy listening to the music. Sure, the screaming can get old, but the
guitar player is rather enjoyable and the keyboard player plays on two different
keyboards at once!
Wock Til’ You Drop
Review: Ah, a group from Tyrannia itself. The concerts this group puts on are
always entertaining and fun. For one thing, their music has become very popular
lately. Another thing that adds to their great concert is how well they have
the Tyrannian look down. The guitarist plays a neat looking guitar that but
the drummer basically bangs on a bunch of stones with bones! Finally, the crowd
always goes wild over the group member that is stuck inside a stone. Absolutely
wonderful- a must see!
Yes Boy Ice Cream
Review: The Yes Boy Ice Cream performance I attended was something different.
And I don’t mean bad-different. The three Shoyrus are fantastic dancers and
have really interesting costumes to add to the whole techno effect. Also, the
music is fast, catchy and head-banging. Good music and good dancing…. I’d definitely
say this is a concert worth seeing.
Hopefully by now you will have seen at least a few bands you might be interested
in seeing. As I stated earlier, there are many different groups for a variety
of tastes. And if you didn’t see anything you liked, then I guess you will just
have to wait until a new band comes out.
Note: Please remember, I just made up these reviews/ratings and they may or
may not actually reflect the music so if you disagree with anything I wrote,
don’t get mad at me.