Monday, January 29, 2007

Perpetually Groovin'

I haven't seen a "jam band" in years, but on the recommendation of my brother (who went to the Savannah College of Art and Design with some of these guys), I checked out Perpetual Groove at The Knitting Factory last night. I'm not a huge fan of the music of jam bands, but I will say this - such bands have great, hard-working musicians and have fanatical crowds. Last night was no different on either count - PG are fantastic musicians and the crowd was fanatically dancing. I don't think I've ever seen a crowd like that at a Manhattan show (for instance, there was actual dancing, gasp, at a rock show). Actually, it was more like band party at Sigma Nu circa 1996 - a lot of tie dye and plaid and a lot of noodlin' and pot smoke. PG played a number of instrumentals, but also played a great cover of Fatboy Slim's "Praise You." They seem to tour a lot, and they're worth checking out.


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