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Monday, Dec. 29, 2008

Tonight @ the Rave - 8 p.m.

Along with bands like the Spin Doctors and Blues Traveler, Rusted Root was part of a crop of positive, feel-good jam bands to cross over to mainstream radio in the ’90s, when the current jam scene was just beginning to emerge. Although Rusted Root ultimately didn’t inspire the same levels of devotion as bands like Phish, The String Cheese Incident and moe., nostalgia for their one big hit, “Send Me On My Way,” should keep...
Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008

Tonight @ the Rave - 7 p.m.

Illinois’ Backyard Tire Fire sing “I want to be Tom Petty, I want to be a star,” as the opening salvo to their latest record, Vagabonds and Hooligans, but judging from their agreeably little record, they’d settle for just being a well-liked bar band. With a persistent, rootsy twang, the band evokes shades of The Replacements . . .
Saturday, April 19, 2008

Tonight @ the Rave - 7:30 p.m.

Has a band ever been more intrinsically linked to a specific genre than Rev. Horton Heat is to psychobilly? The Cramps may have set the stage for the genre, but with their recklessly punked-out spin on country and rockabilly music, Rev. Horton Heat has all but defined it. Hopefully tonight the good Reverend can absolve some