How to Have a Successful Music Blog

Based on the Yahoo! Buzz Meter, I think I need to start writing about one of the Simpson sisters, Nelly, or Beyonce. I...

STS9 Sells Out

STS9 :: February 12, 2005 House of Blues :: Chicago, IL I just got back from one packed House of Blues tonight. The problem was,...

Lamenting why 311 Studio vs. 311 Live is probably way too different to enjoy...

Is it just me, or is 311 a very strange band to listen to sometimes? To switch from rap to reggae to dub...

Trey Anastasio does not see his Shadow

Trey Anastasio performed a sneak-attack style performance on Thursday night. He's been in Atlanta finishing off this new album, and more and more the...

umphreys in the studio

I just got an email of the variety that I like to read--Umphrey's McGee news. From the Madison House Publicity mailing list... This February, Umphrey's will...

CONCERT REVIEW: Sam Bush & Ekoostik Hookah @ Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH 1.22.05

Yes it is true, we do have guest bloggers!! And I guess I'll be the first one to speak up. Last weekend I had...

a couple links for us all

My Favorite Things...The Best of 2004 | Syd Schwartz-Digital Music Den they are the first jamband that has produced a truly great studio album I...

The Southern Jamband Relix Issue

I've always wondered why magazines did this. When you're trying to attract new readers, especially music fans, I see this new Relix issue...

guest bloggers really are coming

I've added some authors that should start posting their hearts out very shortly. I welcome anyone and everyone for the moment. I...

less bloggy than i wanna be

Sorry to all my faithful readers that have been coming back everyday expecting updates and not finding them. I really have been busy in real...

Bonnaroo 2005 lineup announced!

Well, Bonnaroo has again trumped most other music festivals solely on their lineup. This begs the question of how well this festival can continue...

prediction: jamcruise 2006!

JamBase has posted some good photos of the recent Jam Cruise. I'm telling you--there has to be something in the water on some...

Jambands have Horrible Names

Honestly, I never wanted to reduce myself to this level. But, I believe that this is something that the live music blog should be...

news on jan07

Ben Crooch will be playing at Goose Island Wrigleyville this Saturday, January 8. I'm going to check this out. This guy hails...

NYE from around the nation

I definitely would have liked to have my own quality set of New Year's Eve photos documenting Umphrey's McGee's epic first-run at the Riveria...

lip-syncing midgets! wild acrobatics!

Umphrey's McGee :: December 31, 2004 Riveria Theater :: Chicago, IL Previously: Sister Christian! Panama! This show was so exciting to get to, even more...

sister christian! panama!

Umphrey's McGee :: December 30, 2004 Riveria Theater :: Chicago, IL My jaw is still dropped, even after sleeping nine hours. You've got to love...

news on dec28

now playing: keller williams - get on up (medley) (or stream) Jambands.com asks quite an important question today; is Keller Williams the winter festival...

merry christmas from the live music blog

Obviously, it's Christmas today. Everyone have a very safe, happy, heady, dank, awesomely-sweet Christmas! Ho ho ho, bitches!

gromfblog photos

I just wanted to sing some praise for a great blogger who manages to get some really great San Francisco photos, and they're all...

umphrey’s mcgee side show 12.17.04 schuba’s, chicago, il

With Chicago becoming bitterly cold, I was unbelievably happy when Umphrey's McGee announced that Brendan Bayliss and Jake Cinniger would be putting on an...

widespread panic announces a strong comeback

JamBase broke the story first according to my feedreader (although I'm sure that it was WSP that actually broke the news). This is going to...

news on dec16

I have excellent news to report for all those that are dying to see a Keller Williams show. He's coming back out strong...

news on dec14

JamBase has released their 2005 calendar! Call me a cliched wookie, and I'd tell you that I'd like to get this for Christmas....

news on dec13

Phil and Friends will be hosting an early Mardi Gras performance on February 12 in San Francisco at the Bill Graham Civic Center. ...

bonnaroo 2005 baby!

Bonnaroo 2005 has been announced! I have to say that I like how early this announcement has come. Surely, this upcoming year's lineup will...

live music blog links

Five Mistakes Band & Label Sites Make Well said, my friend.

jambands must be getting old

Lately, it has completely seemed like a lot of the jamband scene has gotten stale. It doesn't seem like anyone is really trying...

live music blog links

Phish: The Final Curtain How the Internet Destroys Jambands I didn't know String Cheese Incident was gay. Oh wait, that's probably not true. Best...

live music blog weekend guide

What is there to do tonight if you want to catch some sweet bands? You can find me at Griffin's Public House in...

news on dec2

The Langerado Music Festival has been announced, and it looks like a scorcher. I definitely would like to go to this, but I...

live music blog links

Phish to close Dionysian Management I think everyone did see this coming, considering that they're actually clearing out the Dry Goods warehouse. I'm going...

refurbished, refined, renewed shins website

Not much here, except to say The Shins have a new website. It is easier to navigate, has more pics, and, of course,...

live music blog links

The Jerry Garcia Autopsy Jerry smoked Pall Malls - and the Ultra-Kind.

news on nov27

The Vines' frontman was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome, a crazy neurological disease that creates autistic-like symptoms. This explains that old Rolling Stone article...

news you might have missed for nov25

Now playing: Perpetual Groove - Thriller RatDog has announced that they're coming back. Bob Weir must have gotten some good R&R to come...

warren haynes’ christmas

The annual Warren Haynes Christmas Jam is scheduled for Saturday, December 18 at the Asheville Civic Center Arena in Asheville, NC. There's like six...

eating children’s toys pays off

Thanks to everyone who voted for The Kite-Eating Tree, in MTV2's Dew Circuit Breakout! They WON their semi-final bracket and will be heading...

news on nov23

U2log.com has the inside story on U2's free guerilla-style concert yesterday in Brooklyn. The pictures look awesome, and I'm sure there's many other...

remember to set your vcr (or beta)

Real quick note, The Shins just finished recording for Austin City Limits. The show airs on December 18th, on PBS, and also features...

weekend guide

Now playing: Keller Williams - Bob Rules > Run Like an Antelope > Runaway Jim > ... I'm thinking about starting a minor weekend...

umphrey’s mcgee on the cover of relix

Umphrey's McGee is on this month's cover of Relix. I thought I already knew about this; maybe I did, maybe I didn't. ...

backyard tire fire at griffin’s

For those of you that have not caught Backyard Tire Fire, either because you've never heard of Brother Jed or don't live in Chicago/Midwest,...

collaboration frenzy

In the totally typical jamband fashion, there were intense collaborations the past couple days. Eddie Vedder joined Dave Matthews for a Dave and...

phantasy mcgee goes live

Phantasy Tour got a relaunch yesterday, as Phantasy McGee was torn from the bastard-child womb and thrown into the jamband community. Let's cut...

recent jamband pictures

String Cheese Incident - 10.30.04 - UIC Pavilion, Chicago, IL It's a super shame that I had other plans this weekend; I always seem to...

news on nov14

Yes! Phantasy Tour is launching their next big section, Phantasy McGee. My new friend Josh, lead guitarist for the Herbert Wiser Band,...

perpetual groove all this everything

All This Everything starts with the sound of the album, a beautiful little ditty called Life. The theme continues on, as All This...

widespread panic to return in 2005

This is certainly good news. Most definitely good news. Widespread Panic, definitely one jamband that is sure to see a huge increase in demand...

news of the day for november 11

The Beastie Boys have won their sampling fight in court, finally. When I realized that this was still going on, I was surprised...