Show Reviews

05/31/16



Summer Camp Fest Brings In The Season With An Incredible Weekend Of Music [Gallery/Review]

All jam band fans know that Memorial Day weekend equals Summer Camp Music Festival in Chillicothe, IL. For many, the weekend is scheduled well in advance; basically when the preceding year’s festival ends. For others, they make plans later, and some not until the eleventh hour. Regardless, all who attend have an excellent time, and this year was no different. It was an amazing weekend that had it all: great music, some fun sit-ins, and despite the forecasts, some very agreeable weather. Summer [...]

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Bruce Springsteen Plays Marathon Set, Welcomes Bono At Croke Park In Dublin

After years of hearing friends' stories about going to see the Rolling Stones in Budapest, or the Black Keys in Helsinki, seeing a major touring act on an international stage has always sat at the [...]

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Jason Hann, Steve Molitz Lead All-Star Joe Marcinek Band Lineup [Video/Full Audio]

When the evening began, Jason Hann got behind the drum kit, Steve Molitz took his normal perch behind the keyboards, and Joe Marcinek struck up the first notes of the evening. Once they got going, th [...]

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05/28/16



Umphrey's McGee Rages Their First Night Of Summer Camp [Review]

Umphrey's McGee opened their run of Summer Camp shows with a laid back set slowly building into scorching peaks and soaring heights. From the opening "Gurgle" to "Plunger," the boys sounded tight and [...]

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The Who Hit 50 And Keep On Going In Los Angeles

The world keeps spinning, and so do The Who. After an eight-month delay on account of singer Roger Daltrey’s bout with meningitis, the British legends were back in action at Staples Center in Los [...]

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Particle Heats Up San Francisco With Pre-Festival Party [A Gallery]

LA-based jam group Particle made their way to The Chapel last Thursday, May 26th, playing the San Francisco, CA venue ahead of a big set planned for the BottleRock Napa Festival this weekend. [...]

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Railroad Earth, Cabinet, Dusters & More Bring Susquehanna Breakdown To A Close [Gallery/Audio]

Last weekend, beloved bluegrass group Cabinet hosted the annual Susquehanna Breakdown festival at Montage Mountain near Scranton, PA. Named for an instrumental Cabinet song, the festival featured som [...]

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Above & Beyond Unplug For Three Acoustic Nights At The Beacon Theatre

The sign on the marquee said "Above & Beyond Acoustic," but "Above & Beyond Orchestra" may have been more appropriate, as nearly twenty musicians crammed onto the stage of the Beacon Theatre t [...]

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Pink Talking Fish & The Heavy Pets Storm Into Florida For Three Nights [Video/Audio]

Pink Talking Fish, along with fellow jammers The Heavy Pets completed their run through Florida this past weekend, after making stops at Plaza Live in Orlando on Thursday, Revolution Live in Fort [...]

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Rage Against The Machine Members Confirm New Supergroup, First Performance Tonight

What started out as a hopeful Rage Against The Machine reunion has blossomed into som ...


Members Of Kung Fu Join Together For Phish Cover As The Breakfast [Watch]

Last Friday, The Breakfast returned to Bridgeport, Connecticut for a night of music a ...


Watch Joe Russo's Almost Dead's Epic 'Help On The Way > Slipknot' From Jam Cruise

Jam Cruise is the gift that keeps on giving! While our favorite musical-adventure-a ...


Surfer Blood Guitarist Thomas Fekete Has Passed Away At Age 27

We're saddened to report that beloved guitarist Thomas Fekete from Surfer Blood has p ...


Umphrey's McGee Confirms New Tour Dates, Appearance At North Coast Music Fest

Beloved jammers Umphrey's McGee just spent a weekend at the pristine Summer Camp Musi ...


Galactic's Landing Festival Postponed For New NOLA Amphitheatre Construction

New Orleans funkers Galactic and venue Tipitina's teamed up last year to present ...


David Grisman To Release His First Album of New Music In Ten Years

The David Grisman Sextet will release a new, self-titled album on Friday, June 3rd ...


Pro-Shot: Phil Lesh & Friends Perform Beautiful 'Reuben And Cerise' At The Capitol Theatre

This weekend's performances from Phil Lesh & Friends were truly special, featurin ...


Jack White Pens His First-Ever TV Theme Song For New Maya Rudolph/Martin Short Show

It's hard to imagine Jack White breaking new ground in his music career, but that's j ...


Bob Weir Talks John Mayer, Trey Anastasio & Jerry Garcia In New Dead & Company Interview

Beloved Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir gave an extensive interview with Rolling Sto ...


Tedeschi Trucks Band, Dumpstaphunk, And More To Play Music & Food Festival

Catered to the likes of "All Things Southern," a June 9-12 weekend in Sea Island, Geo ...


Strange Creek Campout Attendee Gets Stuck After Climbing 30-Foot Electrical Tower

Last weekend, the StrangeCreek Campout festival hosted dozens of performers at the ...


Phil Lesh Confirms Plans For 1988 Tribute At Summer Kickoff Party

Phil Lesh has finalized the details for the "Summer Kick Off Party!" at Terrapin Cro ...


George Clinton Sits In With Big Grizmatik For Summer Camp Rager [Watch]

The addition of triple threat Big Grizmatik – the rare supergroup comprised of el ...


Les Claypool Plays On Crazy New Track From Experimental Hip-Hop Group Death Grips [Listen]

File this under unexpected collaborations: Primus bassist Les Claypool lent his s ...


Phil Lesh Brings Melvin Seals, Krasno, Haynes & More For Cap Finale [Watch]

Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh wrapped up a three-night stand at the beloved Cap ...


John Mayer Talks Dead & Co Future, Grateful Dead Music, And Solo Album

Guitarist John Mayer is no stranger to the limelight, but he's getting situated as ...


Watch moe. Bust Out The Who's 'Baba O'Riley' With Allie Kral, Debut Cream Cover At Summer Camp

moe. started out their final sets of the Summer Camp Music Festival by going big righ ...


The Broadcast Shares Exciting Live Video For 'Eyes Of A Woman' [Premiere]

Asheville based rockers The Broadcast have been turning heads left and right with t ...


Perpetual Groove Plays Acoustic Set, Covers Talking Heads & More For Two-Night Charleston Run

Beloved jam rockers Perpetual Groove spent two glorious nights at the Charleston P ...


Celebrate John Bonham's Birthday By Watching An Insane 'Moby Dick' Drum Solo

We'll start this birthday tribute with two undeniable facts: Led Zeppelin was one of ...


Stunning Photos Capture The Rock And Roll Magic Of Boston Calling

Over the last weekend, the famed Boston Calling Music Festival brought a bounty of gr ...


Remembering The Grateful Dead's Fateful 'Acid Punch Show' At The Winterland

May 29th marks a particularly enjoyable anniversary in the history of the Grateful D ...


Tom Petty, Big Grizmatik & More Help moe. & UM Close Out Summer Camp Fest [A Gallery]

Summer Camp Music Festival closed on a high note last Sunday, May 29th, bringing a s ...


Watch: moe. And Fishbone Pay Tribute To Prince With Debut 'Purple Rain' Cover At Summer Camp

moe. made their mark on Summer Camp Music Festival last night, welcoming out the le ...


Umphrey's McGee And moe. Double-Down For Summer Camp's Third Day [A Gallery]

The third day of Summer Camp unloaded two festival sets from both moe. and Umphrey's ...


Inside The Origin Of Prince's Gender-Bending Love Symbol

In the wake of Prince's passing, a number of interesting elements of the musician's l ...


Umphrey's, moe., STS9 & More Dominate At Summer Camp Day Two [Gallery]

Jam season is at full swing on Summer Camp Music Festival Day Two! The day featured a ...


Why Some People Get 'Skin-Gasms' While Listening To Music

You know that feeling when you're listening to a song and you suddenly feel a chill r ...


moe. Celebrates Summer Camp With A Wild 'Jump Around' Cover [Watch]

VIP ticket holders at Summer Camp Music Festival got an extra-special treat last nig ...


Dead & Company's Oteil Burbridge Talks About Playing Grateful Dead Music For The Rest Of His Life

Beloved bassist Oteil Burbridge has been a busy man of late. Fans could catch him all ...


Looking In On Summer Camp Music Festival's Opening Day [A Gallery]

The start of Summer Camp Music Festival can only mean one thing: summer festival seas ...


A Closer Look Into Dylan's Influential Breakthrough Album, 'The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan'

Released on May 27th, 1963, The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan marked the second-ever release ...


Greensky Bluegrass Gets The Party Started On Summer Camp Fest's Opening Day [Watch]

Last night marked the opening of Summer Camp Music Festival, and fans eagerly flocked ...





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