One of the oddest entities to make a name in the expansive jam scene, Buckethead is a masked performer with a bucket on his head who claims to have been raised by chickens. He plays difficult and dense progressive metal riffs that have earned him profile-raising collaborations with Les Claypool, Guns N’ Roses, Mike...
Historically, jam bands’ attempts at rap have been, well, awful. Just bloody awful—like, rapping old lady from The Wedding Singer awful. Even if these bands genuinely love hip-hop—and, to be sure, there are plenty that would rather send the genre up as a goofy novelty rather than pay tribute to it—they usually lack . . .
With their keyboard-drum setup, the Benevento/Russo Duo initially earned hasty comparisons to Medeski Martin & Wood, even though the duo’s jams are far trippier and often heavier than the more seasoned trio’s agreeable jazz grooves. Benevento/Russo work up a mean wall of sound . . .
The touring Denver jam band Kinetix splits a 9 p.m. Shank Hall bill tonight with a like-minded jam band from closer to home, Minneapolis’ hard-touring Down Lo. Both bands rely heavily on spry, funky grooves, and both have made college audiences their bread and butter.
It appears that the String Cheese Incident, once reigning gods of the jam scene, has all but broken up, but two of the group’s members, drummer Michael Travis and percussionist Jason Hann, have continued to perform together. Their new project, EOTO, is a far cry from the mostly rootsy sound of the Incident; instead . . .
A burgeoning singer-songwriter in a jam-rock circuit oversaturated with burgeoning singer-songwriters, Massachusetts’ Ryan Montbleau is as freewheeling as more established jammin’ bros like Keller Williams and G. Love, but sets himself apart with flashes of ragtime and zydeco music. In the spirit of the Dave . . .
More melodically inclined than their jam-rock counterparts, Tea Leaf Green have steadily increased their fan base through incessant touring and a few endorsements from heavy-hitters like Trey Anastasio. Tonight, the group splits an 8 p.m. show at the Rave with Moonalice, a seven-member jam band with roots . . .