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  • 5 months ago | Things To Do

    Jason KoernerThere were Phish heads everywhere, maaan. There was funny energy in the room before Phish took the stage to kick off its New Year's Run 2015 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami. It's unusual that the first of a four-night Phish gi...

  • 2 years ago | Concerts

    Historically, jam bands and drugs have been as closely associated as water-filtered, color-changing, pyrex "tobacco" pipes and marijuana. And the marriage has at times been blissful, no doubt. But drug abuse has also contributed to many beautiful ...

  • 2 years ago | Concerts

    Employing guitar, bass, drums, keys, vocals, and computers, Former Champions alternate between structured song and extended improvisation. The resulting offering is a dancey, trancey, trip-friendly atmosphere for folks looking to get high (with or...

  • 2 years ago | Concerts

    When Dopapod hits the stage, unleashing a flow of bouncy, progressive, jam-rock, a fun scene ensues. In the audience, faces and LED glow toys become illuminated, and the room seems to move like one big, warm, dancing organism. The band delights in...

  • 2 years ago

    While mega-fests like Bonnaroo seem to be multiplying like sweaty, monstrous, Day-Glo rabbits with a thousand faces (including Paul McCarntey's visage front and center), the occurrence of super fun local and regional festies continues across the c...

  • 2 years ago | Concerts

    Music is always a little extra-special when it's being played in the middle of the ocean. For instance, when the Titanic was going down, and the band played on. That was not normal chamber music. Similarly, but in a much, much, much more chee...