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Jam Bands You Know It

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Jam Bands You Know It

Phish - Hollywood Bowl - 8/5/13

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Tue, Aug 6, 2013 at 9:12 AM

TIMOTHY NORRIS
  • Timothy Norris
Phish

Hollywood Bowl

8/5/13

Better than...playing hackey sack alone

It would be understandable if the members of Phish were a bit little exhausted heading into their show at the Hollywood Bowl. A month long summer tour has seen the band make its way across North America.

Playing their first show at the Bowl since 2011, the quartet attracted their usual number of out-of-towners. Fans traveled from as far as Toronto and New Hampshire to catch the band as they celebrate their 30th anniversary. Despite having not released new music since 2009's Joy, Phish continues to soldier on as one of the most popular touring bands in the country.

See also: In Defense of Jam Bands

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Monday, March 4, 2013

KATIE BAIN
  • Katie Bain
STS9

Hollywood Palladium

3/2/13

Any doubt that jam band culture is alive and healthy in Los Angeles was extinguished at Hollywood Palladium on Saturday night. Here, the heads of the greater L.A. area assembled for the experience of collective sonic ecstasy that is a Sound Tribe Sector 9 show.

See also: In Defense of Jam Bands

It wasn't your typical Hollywood crowd; that said, the typical jam band aesthetic was perhaps slightly less exaggerated than one might find at, say, Colorado's Red Rocks or Wisconsin's Alpine Vallery. Still, there were the dreaded guys, the gorgeous women wearing long skirts and minimal makeup, the hardcore fans that drove down from Oakland, (where they had seen the band the night before), the old dudes rolling solo and dancing with their eyes closed for the entire set. All together, it was a multi-generational, multi-ethic collection of friends. "Everyone at Sound Tribe shows is so fucking nice," said a woman who also really wanted to talk about the Wakarusa festival. "You just know that if they're here, they're on the level."

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Monday, January 28, 2013

Monday, January 28, 2013

Fuck Guilty Pleasures

In Defense of Jam Bands

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Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 3:45 AM

They're having way too much fun to care what you think of this situation - KATIE BAIN
  • Katie Bain
  • They're having way too much fun to care what you think of this situation
[Editor's Note: Fuck Guilty Pleasures celebrates the over-produced, commercial, artless, lowbrow music that we believe is genuinely worthwhile. Like, among the best music ever.]

On a warm August night in 2011, roughly 18,000 Angelenos converged on the Hollywood Bowl, to partake in the swirl of cosmic hedonism and guitar noodling that is a Phish show.

See also: My Brother Got Married. The Theme of the Wedding Was Widespread Panic

L.A. concert culture can be unusual -- sometimes clique-ish and often rife with a general unwillingness or inability to break the cool barrier and really get down. On that night though, there were no pretensions or hang-ups. There were no eastsiders or westsiders, no execs or assistants, no well-dressed or dumpy. No one who wondered aloud: "Can an intelligent person like Phish?"

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Friday, October 19, 2012

The hippie happy couple - REBECCA HAITHCOAT
  • Rebecca Haithcoat
  • The hippie happy couple
This weekend my little brother got married.

Now, in and of itself, nothing about this is newsworthy to anyone outside my family. People get married all the time.

But in those weddings, was the bride's hair knotted into dreadlocks and did she walk down the aisle to Jerry Garcia's "Shining Star"? Did the groom have hair like a hippie chick's flowing halfway down his back? Had the couple seen Widespread Panic more than 200 times?

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