Remembering the Magic of Rothbury 09 by Reviewing the 2 Best Performances; SCI & The Dead

Remembering the Magic of Rothbury 09 by Reviewing the 2 Best Performances; SCI & The Dead

Photos by David Shehi Article by Scott Percy and Greg Bastin   The String Cheese Incident Return by Scott Percy On July 3rd, 2009 I visited Rothbury, MI for the first time. It will not be the last. The 2009 Rothbury festival was an amazing experience on every level. The festival was extremely well...
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Michael Franti and Spearhead Bring Rebel Vibrations to Birmingham

Michael Franti and Spearhead Bring Rebel Vibrations to Birmingham

  Date: 8/13/09 Location: Birmingham, AL Article & Photos by David Shehi Michael Franti & Spearhead provide testament to the universal language that is music. Ask anyone from Franti’s hometown of San Fran and they may tell you that they doubt that the Deep South would embrace the anti-war politico-reggae rock of these fine...
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JBO Presents ODD: A Review of Keller Williams’ Latest Studio Venture

JBO Presents ODD: A Review of Keller Williams’ Latest Studio Venture

Article & Photos by David Shehi   Notoriously bands that fit the often overused “Jam Band” category have difficulty trying to bring their familiar live experience into a formal album. Many times, fans or freeks have heard the tunes in their live format multiple times and enter into a studio album with a prejudice...
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Wilco Plays The Royal Oak Theatre, Royal Oak MI, 7/21/09

Wilco Plays The Royal Oak Theatre, Royal Oak MI, 7/21/09

Article & Photos by Andrew Bender The last time that I’d seen Wilco perform was in 2007 at the Fox Theater in Detroit, in which, with a 5,000 person capacity, is one of the largest theaters in the country.  The Royal Oak Music Theater, by comparison, has room for roughly 1,500 people, making it...
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Gathering of the Vibes 2009: Four Days in Jam Band Heaven

Gathering of the Vibes 2009: Four Days in Jam Band Heaven

  Photo by Erykah Dick Article by Charlie Walker It’s only fitting that the annual staging of the Gathering of the Vibes once again landed safely in Bridgeport, CT, which just happens to be the final home and final resting place of P.T. Barnum – well-known as America’s consummate huckster and founder of the...
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We are Phamily: A JBO Group Review of Summer Phish Tour, Part 1

We are Phamily: A JBO Group Review of Summer Phish Tour, Part 1

Photos by S. Balaji Mani    Article by Lori S. Twohy, Derek Steele, Craig Lindsley, Barrett Caughthran, Emory Widener, and Mike “Miko” Steinberg Phish is back with a vengeance and playing music again with what seems like a new found gratitude for what they have. And what they have is magical. We “Phish Heads”...
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