"The Heavy Pets know what you’re thinking when you hear the word jam-band. Chances are, your notion of what this type of band can do is about to be shattered. You know the negative stereotypes – soullessly meandering guitar solos, cringe-worthy vocals, and lyrics that sound like something your artsy nephew wrote for his seventh-grade poetry class. All that stuff truly does permeate the jam scene, but as guitarist and vocalist Jeff Lloyd put in the interview that follows, there are only two types of music – good and bad. This is a very good jam-band, one that recognizes the transcendent power of a band willing to take risks on stage while making every note and lyric count."
"In the last decade, Austin, Texas has built a reputation as the hub for the South’s eccentrics, artists, and musicians. The city has a distinctly independent flavor that, by now, reaches across the entire country. So how does a band break through all the noise? Bright Light Social Hour has done exactly that with a finely honed blend of art-rock flair and good old-fashioned rock and roll, funk and soul. O&A spoke to bassist Jack O’Brien about life on the road and how they stand out in a sea of people doing things differently."
No, Spotify. No.
It doesn’t matter if a cave has been in darkness for 10,000 years or half an hour, once you light a match it is illuminated.
Sam Bush & David Grisman Sea Breeze
Jazzgrass soothes my soul, terrible cover art and all.
Can live music be spiritually invigorating? It may sound heavy-handed, but it’s something The Nadis Warriors strive to accomplish with each show. The Austin-based psychedelic jam outfit joins forces with Jacksonville natives and Pensacola favorite S.P.O.R.E. to present a fresh, palette-cleansing take on electronic music on the sands of Pensacola Beach. Here, guitarist Jared Ingebretson talks about his initial attraction to the electronic world and the unique worldview his band promotes.