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The Pop Rox

Formed: 2009

Genre: covers, pop, rock

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The Pop Rox specialize in '80s covers, and they put on a stage show that resembles a video from MTV's heyday.

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brawdydl writes:

Great show. A lot of energy and showmanship. Disappointed when I heard background vocals thru the speakers and saw no one singing them. They must have missed their queue. Then I noticed what I heard thru the speakers was not what I saw being played exactly by the musicians. With the exception of the lead singer, (and maybe the drummer), the rest of the band apparently is playing along with a Kareoke version of the song. I hear tambourines yet didn't see one on stage. Heard vocals yet no one singing them. I felt ripped off and angry at the same time. Wonder how many get fooled by this. How sad. Wonder how good they really are without the professional recording playing along with them?

JTeach writes:

I know that this band plays it's own instruments. They do use backing tracks for things they do not have the instrumentation for like strings or electronic hooks that are key to many of the dance tracks that are popular today. It is what the music industry is now. So in answer to your question...yes they are that good. Just listen to the pop songs they do that were not highly produced in the original. They just choose to use some electronic layering to keep the music as close to the original as possible so their fans have more fun!

brawdydl writes:

in response to JTeach:

I know that this band plays it's own instruments. They do use backing tracks for things they do not have the instrumentation for like strings or electronic hooks that are key to many of the dance tracks that are popular today. It is what the music industry is now. So in answer to your question...yes they are that good. Just listen to the pop songs they do that were not highly produced in the original. They just choose to use some electronic layering to keep the music as close to the original as possible so their fans have more fun!

So they call it "electronic layering" and it is the music industry today. It also is called a Karaoke track that the band is playing along with. That is fine if that is what they choose to do and it sounds good. I'm just old fashioned, I guess. It apparently doesn't matter to some audiences either and many aren't as observant to notice. IF it was the band's own personal ORIGINAL music, I would agree that "electronic layering" is acceptable in their concerts. None of the music played in their shows are their original music. I simply appreciate the hard work and effort that most all local bands strive to keep their music LIVE and not with pre-recorded tracks playing along with their show. You either got the talent or you don't to perform the music without the extra help. The true art is sounding remarkably good playing with only the instruments and voices of those performing on stage LIVE. It's SUPPOSED to be hard. That's what makes people appreciate the talent on stage. They are taking way too big of a shortcut to try to sound good. Just a little too lazy in my book. Say No to tracks. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jq0cK...

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