Who doesn’t love live music? With many bands, you can often travel beyond the normal limits of your everyday existence. It’s a chance to escape all the insanity that this world has to offer. Even though I have known about this website for many years, I am just now really digging deep into a catalog of fantastic live music.
Archive.org, is truly the place to go if you are looking for some outstanding jam bands, some that are well known and others that aren’t. It’s worth a look just to hear some bands that you may otherwise never get a chance to experience.
The format of archive.org is a simple one. If the show is a soundboard, you will more than likely just be able to stream the show. Audience versions or perhaps lesser known bands soundboards can be downloaded.
After a friend suggested that I check out Twiddle . I streamed a show from early February of this year and was pleased with what I heard. One of the things that I like about Twiddle is their ability to put out some intense Grateful Dead covers. Not to downplay their originals, because they also cut through the nonsense and set up a really tight groove that you can no doubt dance to. I’ll have more on them in other posts and I go through some more of their shows.
Speaking of dancing, Organically Good Trio, a band from Boston, plays some seriously funky music interfaced with a dose of reggae and some mellow and trippy guitar. I am currently listening to a show from 3/16/18 where they opened for Dumpstaphunk at the Brooklyn Bowl. I haven’t heard a tune yet that I didn’t like.
If you do check out this show, make sure that you pay special attention to Wild West, Grow Your Own and No Hard Times. This is just some really good music.
Now I have to admit that many of the bands that I will choose to listen to will be because I find their name cool, weird or just really out there. If the music is good, I’ll write about it.
More at another time.