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  • At home with the Heavy Pets

    South Florida’s best jam band, the Heavy Pets, stand on the edge. The five men have signed with a label, a management team, a booking agency and spent a couple of months in Northern California recording the long-awaited follow-up to their ambitious, 2007 debut double-album,Whale. The lineup has changed several times since Whale, finally congealing around founding singer-guitarists Mike Garulli and Jeff Lloyd, longtime keyboardist-singer Jim Wuest, drummerJamie Newitt and bassist Justin Carney, who joined the band last July after a series of bass stand-ins that included former Spin Doctor Mark White and Jaco Pastorius progeny Felix.
  • Confessions of a Phish fan

    My first Phish show took place Nov. 15, 1996 at the Kiel Center in St. Louis, where the St. Louis Blues play hockey. I knew next to nothing about the band, apart from what I heard on A Live One and the then-recently released Billy Breathes. It was...

    2010 in review: Top 10 albums and then some

    As usual, in creating my annual top 10 albums of the year, I limited myself to albums of original, contemporary studio work. This year, that was harder to do than in previous years. Ruling out reissues meant I had to toss out pretty much the greatest rock...

    Blues Traveler Plays The Klein in Bridgeport on Aug. 24

    Blues Traveler Plays The Klein in Bridgeport on Aug. 24
    Stamford-raised John Popper has done a great job keeping his band Blues Traveler relevant and avoiding the one-hit-wonder curse (though they had several hits). The band has been together for a quarter of a century, and many still don't know that they're...

    Widespread Panic added to Wanee lineup

     
    Just announced: Widespread Panic will headline the first full day of music at Wanee on April 14, areturn engagement after the band's well-received appearance in 2010. Of course, the the Allman Brothers Band, the founder of the event at Spirit of...