Minutes later after Phish posted last night’s show at Madison Square Garden on LivePhish.com, the band offered up another show which happened twenty years ago to the day. And since the post came at 12:30am, it was officially December 31st. A sacred day for Phish fans.
For the first time in their career, Umphrey’s McGee will ring in the New Year away from their hometown of Chicago and it starts tonight. The band kicks off their three night NYE run at The Pageant in St. Louis as well as offer a webcast via iClips (also referred to as couch tour) to fans who can’t attend the show.
Philadelphia will say farewell tonight to Canadian trio, The New Deal, at The Theatre of Living Arts on South Street. The band announced earlier in the year its plans to call it quits after Jam Cruise in 2012.
Another present has landed under the tree as Mr. Blotto’s Christmas show soundboard matrix has just been posted to Archive.org. Even better, this show was a recreation of The Grateful Dead’s Winterland performance in San Francisco on October 20th, 1974.
Endless Boundaries Jam Radio
#686 – 12 Jams of Christmas Special (Top Live Releases of 2011)
Umphrey’s Mcgee: Christmas Time is Here (2008 Xmas Gift)
Trans Siberian Orchestra: Xmas Eve Sarajevo (Christmas Eve and Other Stories)
Steeez: Carol of Bells (Single Ep)
Cheech and Chong: Santa and His Old Lady (Dr. Dimento’s Twisted Christmas)
Dopapod unloaded it’s second studio album, Drawn Onward, online yesterday as a free Christmas present download. The band will offer fans the chance to purchase a physical CD due out in February. Meanwhile, Dopapod will take time off till then to write new music and prepare for their Winter 2012 Tour in support of the new release.
Signal Path has generously offered up another free download just in time for the holiday break. Some Take Flight is the fourth and final installment of Signal Path’s 2011 four-part quadrILLogy. A free new EP came out on the first day of each season throughout the year. This is Signal Path’s Winter Release.
Hot off the press and for those who love covers, Ropeadope Records has just released This is Cabinet’s Covers for a pay-what-you price. The band wants to give their fans something back in exchange for the strong support in 2011 so they have chose their favorite live covers recorded in February of 2011.
Boston based, Dub Apocalypse, took their jamming reggae act on the road to New Hampshire’s The Stone Church Saturday night. This is one group you should be making yourself familiar with if you love the dubby, ambient, and exploratory side of the reggae world.