If you happen to peruse a list of concerts coming soon to South Florida, chances are you may have noticed an incredible preponderance of what are termed "jam bands." It's a term that's swiftly becoming as much of a misnomer as "alternative rock," a phrase that now describes, well, mainstream rock, and it covers such a wide umbrella of bands that it's just silly to try to group them all together. Similarly, jam bands now cover everything from live techno to the traditional Grateful Dead clones, from jazz fusion to some progressive bluegrass, ad infinitum. However, unlike alternative rock, these bands don't quite touch the mainstream, which would make the sudden influx of improvisation-based groups something of a shocker, unless... More >>>