Jam Bands

The Allman Brothers At Beacon Theater, Friday, March 8th, 2013, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | March 10, 2013

When they write the book on greatest Allman Brothers sets Friday night might be nowhere to be found. But it is like going on a magical date with a girl, so perfect, so easy going, so much fun, that you take it for granted.

The Ringers At BB Kings, Friday, February 22nd, 2013 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 26, 2013

I am not sure if they are doing anything, , since the songs never circle back they aren’t like jazz and since they have no melodies they aren’t like rock and since they certainly are not 12 bar anything, they aren’t blues. They are all function no form

The Allmans Brother March Madness 2013

By Iman Lababedi | January 8, 2013

The Allman Brothers are a reliably great Southern boogie band. Were they better with Duane? Of course they were. Were they better with Dickey Betts? They miss him most from the days when he played with Duane but solo… I am a big big Warren Haynes fan myself and. I dunno. I wish they were both in the band.

Phish At Madison Square Garden, Friday, December 28th, 2012, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 30, 2012

The “rust” on the first set meant the band weren’t willing to scale the heights of jam, it was a ridiculously tight, 12 songs in 75 minutes with a fast on its feet rockabilly “Kill Devil Falls” and the full length three days late gravity defying”The Little Drummer Boy” played live for the first time since 2004

The Disco Biscuits At Best Buy, Thursday, December 27th, 2012 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 29, 2012

Disco Biscuits play like a bi-polar Hamlet: they can’t quite make up their mind where they are going but when they decide they kill it. Who thinks of “Run Like Hell”? Right? I mean if all the Pink Floyd wannabes why this one? But it blasts them through a mental shell and lands them at the instigation to “blow it up”, They cap the set with an excellent “Hot Air Balloon” and the hour plus opening set is brilliant.

New Phish Box Set: Nobody Packages Better

By Iman Lababedi | November 11, 2011

i’d rather be dead in a ditch than ever see them live again, they sure do treat their fans well and they are the standard bearers for brand loyalty.

Meat Puppets At Le Poisson Rouge, Friday, November 4th, 2011 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | November 6, 2011

From a George Jones cover, to an early SST era work out, to all three songs performed with Nirvana at the legendary MTV Unplugged concert, through erstwhile Grateful Dead jams, skronk, white noise, speed metal and punk.

Phish at Merriweather Post Pavilion, Saturday, June 11th, 2011

By Woody Fuller | June 16, 2011

seeing Trey is like seeing Lebron. After a brief debate, the analogy went from Lebron to Carmelo Anthony to Jordan,, “No way man! Jerry Garcia is Jordan,” then we finally settled on Paul Pierce. But after Dallas’s NBA championship title win, I think Trey is Dirk.