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Perpetual Groove

After taking a well-deserved break from their arduous touring schedule to work on new material, Perpetual Groove, an Athens, Georgia-based jam band, is on the road again and doing a two-night stint in Fort Lauderdale. The group has always maintained a certain Southern rock audience similar to that of Widespread Panic, and band members often noodle around in the same vein. The band formed in Savannah back in 1997 and didn't move to Athens until last year. Although it certainly has jam-band tendencies, which include changing setlists each night and playing long, improvisational solos, it's also covered classic songs like Johnny Nash's "I Can See Clearly Now" and U2's "Bullet the Blue Sky." Audience members often capture the band's live shows on camera and quickly post the videos on the internet, which helps the band's popularity grow. It's since developed a traveling fan base similar to Deadheads who are willing to crisscross the country in support of the band. In the absence of Phish, many jam-band lovers would argue that Pgroove is the next-best-thing. So if you like this type of music, be sure not to miss the show.

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