One thing that is super great about the jamband scene is its full embrace of New Year’s Eve as a time when musicians should really go nuts for themselves (AND for the fans). Any musician would say that there’s not a whole lot of time to rest, especially if they’ve done a Fall tour and plan on making trips out in the Spring, so it’s understandable that some bands still need a break and don’t book shows.

Still, many bands use New Year’s Eve as a full-on ragefest where they can prove their full worth, complete with a balloon drop, confetti, and Auld Lang Syne thrown in for tradition’s sake. I’ve put my money on Umphrey’s McGee for the past three years (probably our last), and I plan on attending shows in the future as a tradition of my own…

If you missed out on New Year’s Eve shows this year, you can relive as much of the glory as I could find in a downloadable format. Email me if you find other NYE shows that should be included on the list below…

New Year’s Eve 2005 Downloads

Thanks, Hans!


Previous articleHeady Links
Next articleSummer Camp 2006 Lineup, Info