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Music Festivals And Concerts Not To Miss This Week

Music Festivals And Concerts Not To Miss This Week

Dave Matthews Band

Dave Matthews Band shows in Hartford have become legendary. Part of that is due to the occasional outbreak of excess and rowdiness by concertgoers, but the shows are noteworthy for being another summer ritual for fans.

DMB is a little like the Grateful Dead and Phish in that the band’s enduring popularity has little to do, at this point, with current chart success, and everything to do with the devotion of fans. (And the devotion of those fans is part of what spurs a nose-wrinkling response in those who don’t get it.) Matthews and his band have put their stamp on popular music, threading in jam band elements with soft soul, bluegrass, jazz, hints of reggae...

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