Tag Archive | jam

Interview with Mike Gantzer from AQUEOUS; Playing Nietzsche’s in Buffalo TONIGHT! @aqueous


Buffalo, NY groove-rock quartet Aqueous is a lot of fun, both in the way they compose their tunes and how they deliver them in concert. I know some of you will read this, see the word “Jam,” and immediately peg the group as a bunch of Deadhead wannabes, but that couldn’t be further from the truth… Praise Jeebus.

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Interview with Dennis Stadelman from COPE; New album coming in 2013! @blpfam

Tampa Bay 4-piece COPE is heading out on a bunch of weekend warrior tour dates coming up, and that means warm weather vibes, groovy tunes, and smiling audiences all around. Their songs often incorporate a wide variety of diverse styles and embellishments, but it all ends in a scintillating batch of well structured tunes that’ll get you happily bouncing along to the melody and rhythm offered by the players.

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Interview with Evan Friedell from JIMKATA (@jimkatamusic)! Playing NYE in Ithaca, NY @dansmalls

Energetic, electro-rock quartet Jimkata may be one of the best examples of a band that caught a serious break when electronic dance music and acoustic instrumentation caught the mainstream music industry’s eye. With heavy bass drops, sprinkled with tasty melodic embellishments and groovy instrumentation, Jimkata are a perfect fit within the new wave of electro-jam rock.

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Interview with Eric Rachmany from REBELUTION; Playing Syracuse, NY TONIGHT (10/10)!!!

Jamaican feel and West Coast flow: That’s about as good of a description as you’re going to get for a band like Rebelution. With a host of accolades under their belt, this Santa Barbara quintet is currently at the forefront of the modern day reggae movement. Inspiring many like-minded new school Jamaican groove bands, Rebelution has worked very hard to bring their unique brand of freshly ripened jams to the masses.

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Interview with Jeff Lloyd from THE HEAVY PETS (@theheavypets)


The Heavy Pets rolled through Syracuse, NY again on September 19, and it’s always good to have the Floridian reggae/jam/rockers back in Upstate, NY. Their youthful energy is a great way to help bring in the weekend, even if it’s only Thursday. I’m always down to get things started a day early, and having T.H.P. here to provide the soundtrack suits me just fine.

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