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Celebrate Rosh Hashanah with The North Mississippi All-Stars and The Sugarman3

Note:  This review originally appeared on the now extinct About.com jambands page, way, way back in September of 2000.  It was a prehistoric time, so please forgive my naive, 24 year-old writing style.   As I trudged home from my … Continue reading

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The Fattest of Tuesdays: Outer Borough Brass Band and Gordon Au’s Traditional New Orleans Jazz Jam Session 3-8-11

Fat Tuesday in New York City has always felt like a bit of a letdown to me, especially after I had the experience of celebrating Mardi Gras Day in New Orleans in 2007. NYC promoters tend to pull out their … Continue reading

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My Life as a Suspected Terrorist

Editor’s Note: From 2000 through 2007 or so, I wrote a humor column for Jambands.com. This was one of my more popular pieces, but when the site migrated servers, this particular column was relegated to the Internet scrap heap. I’ve … Continue reading

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Phish 10/29-31/10 Boardwalk Hall Atlantic City, NJ

It was an epic weekend that certainly renewed my faith in Phish.  Here are the high and low lights: Built in 1926, Boardwalk Hall is certainly one of if not the oldest indoor venue Phish has played.  For an arena … Continue reading

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Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds with Pickup at Sullivan Hall 6-23-10

After beginning the evening by listening to fantastic performances from jazz titans McCoy Tyner, Ravi Coltrane, Esperanza Spalding, Francisco Mela, Stanley Clarke, and Hiromi from the perch of a large rock outside of Central Park’s Summerstage, I made my way … Continue reading

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Going Furthur 2-23-10 Radio City Music Hall – New York, NY

I was rather happy with last night’s Furthur. If this is how the music of the Grateful Dead is going to live for the foreseeable future, it’s in very protective hands. This band feels somewhat like the merging of Ratdog … Continue reading

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