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Friday, Nov. 20, 2009

Widespread Panic

Tonight @ The Riverside Theater, 8 p.m.

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Widespread Panic has been playing its swampy jam-rock since the mid-’80s, when there was no organized jam scene for them to lean on. The emergence of jam in the ’90s as its own genre—with its own business model—turned the once-obscure band into a lucrative touring machine, and in recent years Widespread Panic has altered its touring schedule to account for its many sold-out shows. The group used to do two-night stands at the Riverside Theater, but in recent years they’ve upped it to three nights, so they’ll be at the Riverside through Sunday.