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09.11.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Shepherd Express Staff
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, but the emergence of jam in the late-�90s as its own genre�with its own business model�turned the once-obscure band into a lucrative touring machine. In recent years the band has even had to alter its tours to account for its many sold-out shows. After regularly sell...
03.10.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Headlines about Phish's reunion concerts this weekend in the Hamptons have been overshadowed in the last 24 hours by news about drug busts at the concert: Over $1.2 million in drugs were confiscated which is... a lot. There's an angle to the story that isn't getting much play right now. Much of the police presence at these shows was paid for by the band itself, presumably to re...
01.09.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Though at heart he's just a harmless rapping frat boy, G. Love touches on nasty racial stereotypes with disconcerting obliviousness, singing exaggerated send-ups of black music with a mush-mouthed drawl. I kind of hate the guy, but I'll resist making the obvious "damn, so close" joke as I post this snippet from a press release about how he almost lost his voice: After a long, hard tour in J...
02.06.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Calling all local jambands looking to pad their presskit: An organization called Ourstage is offering you a chance to win a paying gig at this July�s 10,000 Lakes Festival in northern Minnesota. 10,000 Lakes, of course, is the closest of the major jam-centric music festivals to Milwaukee (it can usually be counted on to draw about 20,000 fans, and at least a member of Phish or a stray Grateful De...

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