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Jam Band
Stylistic origins: Rock and roll, Blues-Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Folk Rock
Cultural origins: 1960s, United Kingdom
Typical instruments: Guitar - Bass - Drums - Keyboard - Violin
Mainstream popularity: Peaked in the late 1990's subsequent to the rising popularity, underground prior to this with some mainstream hits within other genres.
Subgenres
Alternative Metal - Neo-Psychedelia - Stoner Metal
Regional scenes
Denver - Bay Area - East Florida

The term jam band refers to bands from the 1960s to the 2000s whose concerts consist largely of extended musical improvisation over rhythmic grooves and chord patterns. Although jam bands are often associated with psychedelic rock, jam bands often draw on various musical genres, including other rock styles, progressive rock, funk, progressive bluegrass, blues, country music, folk music, world music and jazz. Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... Blues Rock or Blues-rock is a fusion genre of music which combines elements of the blues with rock and roll. ... 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Jam bands from the 1960s and 1970s were often influenced by psychedelic rock. Seminal groups included the Grateful Dead, Cream, Frank Zappa, and The Allman Brothers Band. The 1960s and 1970s jam band scene was revived in the mid-1980s by bands such as Phish, Widespread Panic, Aquarium Rescue Unit and War. Psychedelic rock is a style of rock music inspired by or attempting to replicate the mind-altering experiences brought on by drugs such as cannabis, psilocybin, mescaline, salvia divinorum, and especially LSD. There are also other forms of psychedelic music that started from the same roots and diverged from the... The Grateful Dead were an American psychedelia-influenced rock band formed in 1965 in San Francisco. ... Cream was a 1960s British supergroup which featured guitarist Eric Clapton, bassist Jack Bruce, and drummer Ginger Baker. ... Frank Vincent Zappa (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American composer, guitarist, singer, film director, and satirist. ... The Allman Brothers Band is a band from Macon, Georgia labeled by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as The principal architects of Southern rock.[1] Originally formed in the late 1960s, in 1971 they were described by Rolling Stones George Kimball as the best damn rock and... Phish, an American hippie band well-noted for their extended jam sessions and musical improvisation, was formed in 1983 in Vermont. ... Widespread Panic is a southern rock band from Athens, Georgia. ... Aquarium Rescue Unit is a jam band, originally founded as a backup band for Col. ... The United States detonated an atomic bomb over Nagasaki on August 9, 1945. ...

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History

Origins of jam bands

The term 'jam band' may be a reference to the 'jam sessions' that are part of the musical scenes in other improvisation-based styles such as jazz and bluegrass music. Jam bands improvise around the chord progressions of songs, and make variations on the themes, riffs and rhythms, while allowing for unexpected detours of unpredictable duration. Jam bands' lengthy onstage improvisations may be related to the guitar solos performed in traditional rock music. Some jam bands only perform this type of jamming, while other bands engage in free improvisation, spontaneously composing music onstage. A jam session is a musical act where musicians gather and play (or jam) without extensive preparation or predefined arrangements. ... Jazz is an original American musical art form that originated around the start of the 20th century in New Orleans, rooted in African American musical styles blended with Western music technique and theory. ... Bluegrass music is considered a form of American roots music with its own roots in English, Irish and Scottish traditional music. ... A chord progression (also chord sequence and harmonic progression or sequence), as its name implies, is a series of chords played in an order. ... The guitar is often used to provide rhythmic and harmonic accompaniment to a voice or other instrument, or is used as an integral part of an ensemble. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... Free improvisation or free music is improvised music without any rules beyond the taste of the musicians involved, and not in any particular style. ...


The development of the jam band scene can be analyzed by placing bands into "generation" categories. That is, some bands are considered precursors to those that followed. The first generation of jam bands, from the mid-1960s - early-1970s, sprung from the lengthy improvisation sessions of the seminal group The Grateful Dead. Other first-generation jam bands include The Allman Brothers Band, Deep Purple, The Doors, Santana, Traffic, War, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Hot Tuna, Wishbone Ash, Man, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, and New Grass Revival. Jerry Garcia later in life The Grateful Dead was an American rock band, which was formed in 1965 in San Francisco from the remnants of another band, Mother McCrees Uptown Jug Champions. ... The Allman Brothers Band is a band from Macon, Georgia labeled by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as The principal architects of Southern rock.[1] Originally formed in the late 1960s, in 1971 they were described by Rolling Stones George Kimball as the best damn rock and... Deep Purple are an English hard rock band formed in London, England in 1968 (see 1968 in music). ... The Doors were an American rock band that formed in 1965 in Los Angeles. ... Carlos Santana in concert, Barcelona 2003 Carlos Santana (born July 20, 1947) is a Mexican guitarist, originally from Autlan de Navarro, Jalisco. ... Traffic on the cover of their eponymous 1968 album. ... The United States detonated an atomic bomb over Nagasaki on August 9, 1945. ... New Riders of the Purple Sage New Riders of the Purple Sage was a 1970s country rock band from Marin County, California. ... Hot Tuna at Merlefest, 2006. ... Wishbone Ash are a British Hard rock band, formed in Devon, 1969, forming out of the ashes of the group The Empty Vessels, later Tanglewood. ... Man are a legendary rock band from south Wales, originally the second incarnation of Welsh rock harmony group The Bystanders: Micky Jones, Clive John, Ray Williams and Jeffrey Jones. ... The Jimi Hendrix Experience was a short lived, highly influential rock band famous for the guitar work of Jimi Hendrix on songs such as Purple Haze, Foxey Lady, Hey Joe, Voodoo Child (Slight Return) and All Along The Watchtower. Though Hendrix was the focus and frontman, the other band members... New Grass Revival is a great bluegras band. ...


In the late 1970s and early 1980s, there was less jam band activity. In the mid-1980s and early 1990s, the second generation of jam bands developed. One of the most well-known second generation jam bands is the widely-touring Phish. Other second generation jam bands included Widespread Panic; Aquarium Rescue Unit; Frozen Concentrate; Solar Circus; Beanland; God Street Wine; From Good Homes; and Primus. Most of these bands formed in the 1980s, but found their most success beginning in the early 1990s. Phish, an American hippie band well-noted for their extended jam sessions and musical improvisation, was formed in 1983 in Vermont. ... Widespread Panic is a southern rock band from Athens, Georgia. ... Aquarium Rescue Unit is a jam band, originally founded as a backup band for Col. ... Beanland is a roots rock jam band, based in Oxford, Mississippi, which performed and recorded primarily from 1986 to 1993. ... God Street Wine (also known as GSW) was a jam rock group from New York City. ... Primus is an American rock band formed in California in the mid-1980s. ...


Bands such as Blues Traveler, Dave Matthews Band and the Spin Doctors also began their careers in the same jam band "scene", playing jam-friendly venues. However, these groups became more associated in the mainstream pop music scene. Blues Traveler is an American jam band from Princeton, New Jersey. ... Dave Matthews Band (also known by the acronym DMB) is an American rock band, originally formed in Charlottesville, Virginia in 1991 by singer and guitarist Dave Matthews, saxophonist Leroi Moore, bassist Stefan Lessard, violin player Boyd Tinsley, drummer Carter Beauford, and keyboardist Peter Griesar (who left the band in 1993). ... The Spin Doctors is a rock group from New York City, best known for its 1992 hits, Two Princes and Little Miss Cant Be Wrong. The album that included those songs, Pocket Full of Kryptonite, sold poorly until MTV and radio began playing the songs. ...


The third generation of jam bands, in the early 1990s was spurred on by the The Grateful Dead's touring and the increased exposure of Phish, Widespread Panic and Aquarium Rescue Unit. Many new bands were formed in the blooming jam band scene, including Rusted Root, Dispatch, Leftover Salmon, moe., String Cheese Incident, and The Spin Doctors. During the third generation of jam bands the venerable Grateful Dead guitarist, frontman, and genre spokesman Jerry Garcia died. During the same period, Phish rose to prominence, and bands such as Dave Matthews Band and Blues Traveler became commercially successful. Jerry Garcia later in life The Grateful Dead was an American rock band, which was formed in 1965 in San Francisco from the remnants of another band, Mother McCrees Uptown Jug Champions. ... Phish, an American hippie band well-noted for their extended jam sessions and musical improvisation, was formed in 1983 in Vermont. ... Widespread Panic is a southern rock band from Athens, Georgia. ... Aquarium Rescue Unit is a jam band, originally founded as a backup band for Col. ... Rusted Root is a band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania known for their fusion of Grateful Dead-style bluegrass with a strong percussion section that draws from African and Middle Eastern influences. ... A dispatch can be: A report sent to a newspaper by a correspondent. ... Leftover Salmon is a genre-bending band from Boulder, Colorado. ... moe. ... Back: Jason Hann, Michael Travis, Billy Nershi, Kieth Moseley Front: Kyle Hollingsworth, Michael Kang The String Cheese Incident, one of the bands involved in the jam movement of the mid-to-late 1990s, formed in Crested Butte, Colorado in 1993, originally playing local gigs at ski resorts in exchange for... The Spin Doctors are a jam band, best known for their 1992 hits, Two Princes and Little Miss Cant Be Wrong. The album, Pocket Full of Kryptonite, sold poorly until MTV and radio began playing the songs. ... The Grateful Dead were an American psychedelia-influenced rock band formed in 1965 in San Francisco. ... Jerome John Jerry Garcia (August 1, 1942 – August 9, 1995) was the lead guitarist and vocalist of the psychedelic rock band the Grateful Dead. ... Phish, an American hippie band well-noted for their extended jam sessions and musical improvisation, was formed in 1983 in Vermont. ... Dave Matthews Band (also known by the acronym DMB) is an American rock band, originally formed in Charlottesville, Virginia in 1991 by singer and guitarist Dave Matthews, saxophonist Leroi Moore, bassist Stefan Lessard, violin player Boyd Tinsley, drummer Carter Beauford, and keyboardist Peter Griesar (who left the band in 1993). ... Blues Traveler is an American jam band from Princeton, New Jersey. ...


The fourth generation of jam bands starts in the mid-1990s and continues to the mid-2000s. Notable fourth generation bands include Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, Umphrey's McGee, The Mars Volta, Perpetual Groove, the Disco Biscuits, Particle, RAQ, Lotus, The Breakfast, Sound Tribe Sector 9, Tea Leaf Green, Assembly of Dust, Yonder Mountain String Band, Keller Williams, Galactic, Dispatch, the John Butler Trio, and the Benevento-Russo Duo. Béla Fleck and the Flecktones is a primarily instrumental group that draws equally on bluegrass, fusion and jazz, sometimes dubbed blu-bop. ... Umphreys McGee is a progressive rock / jam band from Chicago, Illinois whose music is often referred to as progressive improvisation. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Perpetual Groove is an American jam band, which originated in 1997 in Savannah, Georgia. ... The Disco Biscuits are a band in the jam-band scene from Philadelphia. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Sound Tribe Sector 9 is a 5-piece band. ... Tea Leaf Green is a quartet rock band from San Francisco, CA. They focus both on the piano and the guitar as the driving force in their music. ... Yonder Mountain String Band The Yonder Mountain String Band (YMSB) is a progressive bluegrass group from Nederland, Colorado, outside Boulder. ... Keller Williams (also known as K-Dub and the Jam-Man) is a one man jam band. ... Galactic is a funk and jazz group from New Orleans. ... 3Dispatch was an American indie rock jam band rooted in Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont. ... The John Butler Trio is a jam band from Australia led by guitarist and vocalist John Butler. ... Benevento-Russo Duo were the 5th Annual Jammys winner of New Groove of the Year. ...


The Grateful Dead's Bob Weir once noted, in response to a Jim Ladd question in a 1980's "Innerview" where he described the Dead's music, it is simply "intuitive improvisational music".


"Jam Scene"

The contemporary jam scene is built on the bands fundamentally described as "Fourth Generation Jam Bands", in the US has grown to encompass bands from a great diversity of musical genres. A new genre of jam-band music useslive improvisation that mimicks the sounds of DJs and electronica musicians has been dubbed "livetronica." The Disco Biscuits helped to promote this shift in the jam-band aesthetic, as they were one of the early Phish-influenced jam bands to incorporate electronic music and experiment with livetronica. Electronica is a term that covers a wide range of electronic or electronic-influenced music. ... The Disco Biscuits are a band from Philadelphia. ... Phish, an American hippie band well-noted for their extended jam sessions and musical improvisation, was formed in 1983 in Vermont. ...


Bands who have a similar style to The Disco Biscuits, such as Lotus, Sound Tribe Sector 9, Signal Path, Brothers Past, and The New Deal are rapidly joining the "jamtronica" style in the music world. Jam band fans also listen to progressive rock such as Umphrey's McGee as well as jazz, fusion, and funk bands such as Garaj Mahal, Medeski, Martin, and Wood, and Galactic, and even progressive bluegrass bands such as Yonder Mountain String Band and Railroad Earth. Dixieland and traditional New Orleans jazz have also fused with the jam band scene with bands like Dirty Dozen Brass Band. The Disco Biscuits are a band in the jam-band scene from Philadelphia. ... Sound Tribe Sector 9 is a 5-piece band. ... Philadelphias Brothers Past is emerging as one of the most talked about independent acts in the nation. ... The New Deal was Franklin D. Roosevelts legislative agenda for rescuing the United States from the Great Depression. ... Progressive rock (sometimes shortened to prog, prog rock, or progrock) is a subgenre of rock music which arose in the late 1960s, reached the peak of its popularity in the 1970s, but continues as a musical form long afterward. ... Umphreys McGee is a progressive rock / jam band from Chicago, Illinois whose music is often referred to as progressive improvisation. ... A four piece band, based in the United States, playing a fusion of jazz, Indian music, rock, and especially funk: Kai Eckhardt (bass), Fareed Haque (guitars), Alan Hertz (drums), and Eric Levy (keys). ... Medeski Martin & Wood, or MMW, is a jazz trio originally formed in 1991, consisting of John Medeski on piano and organ, Billy Martin on drums and percussions, and Chris Wood on bass guitar. ... Galactic is a funk and jazz group from New Orleans. ... Progressive bluegrass, also known as newgrass (a term attributed to New Grass Revival member Ebo Walker), is one of two major subgenres of bluegrass music. ... Yonder Mountain String Band The Yonder Mountain String Band (YMSB) is a progressive bluegrass group from Nederland, Colorado, outside Boulder. ... Railroad Earth was formed out of the breakup of New Jersey band From Good Homes in early 2001. ... Dirty Dozen Brass Band The Dirty Dozen Brass Band is a New Orleans, Louisiana brass band. ...


The diverse genres and styles of the jam band scene are held together by a common musical approach: an emphasis on creative improvisation and live performance as opposed to structured, arranged live performances and planned studio recordings. As well, another common thread uniting all of the jam bands today is a common fan base of festival goers.


Jam bands downloads

Archived jambands downloads are available at Live Music Archive. Nugs.net is also a source for music and provides MP3 and FLAC files. Peer-to-peer trading is also a common way for fans to trade recordings of live shows. The Furthur Network is a site for trading jam band recordings.[1] In 2005, Relix Magazine lanuched its own podcast, Cold Turkey, hosted by writers Benjy Eisen and Mike Greenhaus. A peer-to-peer (or P2P) computer network is a network that relies on the computing power and bandwidth of the participants in the network rather than concentrating it in a relatively few servers. ...


More bands have been distributing their latest shows online. Bands such as Phish, Widespread Panic, The String Cheese Incident, Gov't Mule, Umphrey's McGee, and The Disco Biscuits have been offering digital downloads within weeks of concerts. The Grateful Dead have begun to offer online, digital download only, live releases from their archives. Leeway's Home Grown Music Network distributes physical CDs to stores and also distributes jam band music to dozens of digital outlets like iTunes, eMusic, Rhapsody etc. Check out the selection at Emusic. Phish, an American hippie band well-noted for their extended jam sessions and musical improvisation, was formed in 1983 in Vermont. ... Widespread Panic is a southern rock band from Athens, Georgia. ... The String Cheese Incident, one of the forefront bands of the jam movement of the mid-to-late 90s, formed in Crested Butte, Colorado in 1993, originally playing local gigs at ski resorts in exchange for free lift tickets. ... Govt Mule is a southern rock/jam band formed in 1994 as an Allman Brothers Band side project, but has taken on a life of its own. ... Umphreys McGee is a progressive rock / jam band from Chicago, Illinois whose music is often referred to as progressive improvisation. ... The Disco Biscuits are a band in the jam-band scene from Philadelphia. ... Jerry Garcia later in life The Grateful Dead was an American rock band, which was formed in 1965 in San Francisco from the remnants of another band, Mother McCrees Uptown Jug Champions. ...


Certain venues offer kiosks where fans may purchase a digital recording of the concert and download it to a USB flash drive or another portable digital storage device. Some bands, including The Allman Brothers, offer Instant lives, which are concert recordings made available for purchase on Compact Disc shortly after the show ends. Most major music festivals also offer instant digital live recordings at the event. A USB drive, shown with a 24 mm U.S. quarter coin for scale. ... Instant Live is a service by Clear Channel which provides for the distribution of high quality live recordings of concerts and music events. ...


Places to see jam music

In the August 2006 issue of Guitar One on jam bands, the following places were referred to as the "best places to see jam music": Red Rocks Amphitheater; Red Rocks Park, Denver, CO; Jam Cruise, Fort Lauderdale, FL; The Gorge Amphitheatre, George, Washington; High Sierra Music Festival, Quincy, CA; The Greek Theater, Berkley, CA; Bonnaroo Music Festival, Manchester, TN; The Warfield Theater, San Francisco, CA; The Barrymore Theater, Madison, WI; and The Higher Ground, Burlington, Vermont. With more than three dozen live music venues and upwards of 500 local bands in a 10 mile radius, Athens, GA was recognized by Rolling Stone magazine as a top College Music Town. Rolling Stone Red Rocks Area Red Rocks Park is a mountain park to the southwest of Denver, Colorado, where very large, dark red boulders seem to sprout from the earth. ... Red Rocks Area Red Rocks Park is a mountain park to the southwest of Denver, Colorado, where very large, dark red boulders seem to sprout from the earth. ... This article refers to the state capital of Colorado. ... Fort Lauderdale, known as the Venice of America, is a city located in Broward County, Florida. ... The Gorge Amphitheatre is a 20,000 seat concert venue located above the Columbia River gorge in George, Washington. ... George is a city located in Grant County, Washington. ... Quincy is a census-designated place and the county seat of Plumas County, California. ... The William Randolph Hearst Greek Theatre, known locally as simply the Greek Theatre, is an 8,500-seat amphitheater owned and operated by the University of California, Berkeley in Berkeley, California, USA. The Greek Theatre hosts pop, rock, and world music concerts, UC Berkeley graduation ceremonies, occasional addresses by noted... Berkeley is a city in the San Francisco Bay Area of northern United States. ... The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival (Bonnaroo, or the Roo for short) is an annual rock festival by Superfly Productions and AC Entertainment, first held in 2002. ... Manchester is a city located in Coffee County, Tennessee. ... This article is about the city in California. ... Wisconsin State Capitol Madison is the capital of Wisconsin, a state of the United States of America. ... Burlington is the largest city in the U.S. state of Vermont and is the shire town of Chittenden County, Vermont. ... Downtown Athens, as seen through the University of Georgia arch Athens or Athens-Clarke County is a city located in Georgia, U.S., in the northeastern part of the state, just off of Georgia 316. ...


Festivals

One way to see many jam bands in one place is by going to a jam band-oriented music festival. Some popular festivals that include jam bands are: Bonnaroo in Tennessee; All Good in West Virginia; Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival in Lawrence, Kansas; 10,000 Lakes Festival in Minnesota; the Gathering of the Vibes; the Garden of Eden Festival in Greenfield, Mass.; Camp Bisco in Hunter Mountain, New York; Hookahville in Ohio; Schwagstock in Missouri; and Vegoose in Nevada. A music festival is a festival that presents a number of musical performances usually tied together through a theme or genre. ... The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival (Bonnaroo, or the Roo for short) is an annual rock festival by Superfly Productions and AC Entertainment, first held in 2002. ... The All Good Music Festival and Camp Out is an annual weekend-long event in West Virginia full of great jam bands, lots of tents, fun activities, and good people. ... It has been suggested that Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival be merged into this article or section. ... Lawrence is a river city in Douglas County, Kansas, 41 miles (66 km) west by south of Kansas City, along the banks of both the Kaw and Wakarusa Rivers. ... The 10,000 Lakes Festival is a three-day music festival in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, at the Soo Pass Ranch. ... Gathering of the Vibes, or GOTV, is an annual three-day music and camping festival that is jam-band oriented. ... Hookahville Hookahville is music festival hosted by the Ohio-based band ekoostik hookah. ... A Schwagstock is a music festival that takes place over the course of a weekend in an outdoor setting, and is intended to carry on the vibe of the Woodstock festival. ... The 2005 Vegoose Logo Vegoose is a halloween music and arts festival that first took place in 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada. ...


See also

  • Organ trio, a three-piece group based around a Hammond organ, a drummer, and a third instrument, often guitar. Organ trios that have been associated with the jam band scene include Soulive and Medeski, Martin, and Wood.

An organ trio, in a jazz context, is group of three jazz musicians, typically consisting of a Hammond organ player, a drummer, and either a jazz guitarist or a saxophone player. ... Soulive is a jazz trio that originated in Woodstock, New York, and is known for its ripping solos and catchy, upbeat songs. ... Medeski Martin & Wood, or MMW, is a jazz trio originally formed in 1991, consisting of John Medeski on piano and organ, Billy Martin on drums and percussions, and Chris Wood on bass guitar. ...

References

  1. ^ for examples, go to: http://www.jambands.com/deansdownloads/ Moe or http://www.jambands.com/deansdownloads/index.php?start=9 Steve Kimock and The Slip, Soulive, Merl Saunders and host Peter Prince for a version of the Isley Brothers’ “It’s Your Thing.”

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Krautrock is a generic name for the experimental bands who appeared in Germany in the late 1960s. ... Carlos Santana: Munich, Germany, 1975 Latin rock is a fusion of the rock music with the latin american rhythms and – also – with some instruments which are typical for this music like percussion, but also piano riffs known from son cubano or merengue. ... Mersey Sound (also known as the Liverpool Sound and Mersey Beat, and called the English Beat in Continental Europe. ... Piano rock, sometimes referred to as piano pop, is a term for a style of music that is based around the piano, and sometimes around piano-related instruments, such as the Fender Rhodes, the Wurlitzer electric piano, and keyboard-based synthesizers. ... The term post-rock was coined by Simon Reynolds in issue 123 of The Wire (May 1994) to describe a sort of music using rock instrumentation for non-rock purposes, using guitars as facilitators of timbres and textures rather than riffs and powerchords. ... Power pop is a long-standing musical genre that draws its inspiration from 1960s British and American pop music. ... Progressive rock (sometimes shortened to prog, prog rock, or progrock) is a subgenre of rock music which arose in the late 1960s, reached the peak of its popularity in the 1970s, but continues as a musical form long afterward. ... Psychedelic rock is a style of rock music inspired by or attempting to replicate the mind-altering experiences brought on by drugs such as cannabis, psilocybin, mescaline, salvia divinorum, and especially LSD. There are also other forms of psychedelic music that started from the same roots and diverged from the... Pub rock is a style of Australian rock and roll popular throughout the 1970s and 1980s and still influencing contemporary Australian music today. ... Pub rock was a mid- to late-1970s musical movement, largely centred around North London and South East Essex, particularly Canvey Island and Southend on Sea. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... Punta rock is a form of the traditional punta rhythm of the Garifuna people of Central America. ... Raga rock was a term used in the 1960s to describe rock and roll records with Indian musical influences, especially those using the sitar, tabla, and other Eastern instrumentation. ... 1950s Rockabilly book by Harlan Ellison Rockabilly is one of the earliest forms of rock and roll as a distinct style of music. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... Samba-rock - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Southern rock is a style of rock music that was very popular in the 1970s, and retains a fan base to the present. ... It has been suggested that Desert rock be merged into this article or section. ... In the early 1960s, one of the most popular forms of rock and roll was surf rock. ... Roots Rock is a classic, early American sound distinct in early 70s bands, such as Creedence Clearwater Revival and Three Dog Night. ... Symphonic rock is a subgenre of rock music. ...


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Jam band (466 words)
The term jam band is commonly used to describe psychedelic-rock influenced bands whose concerts largely consist of bands reinterpreting their songs as springboards into extended improvisational pieces of music.
While The Grateful Dead are generally accepted to be the founders of the jam band scene, the concept of spontaneous improvisation of music is by no means their invention.
Early jazz musicians both pioneered the idea of improvisation and coined the term 'jam', though these 'jam sessions' tended to be completely free of constraints, whereas bands in the jam-scene tend to use the pretense of being confined by the boundaries of the song they are 'jamming out'.
Jam band at AllExperts (1289 words)
Jam bands sometimes improvise around the chord progressions of pre-composed songs, incorporating variations on recognizable themes, riffs and rhythms, while allowing for unexpected detours of unpredictable duration.
The third generation of jam bands saw defining moments in their beginnings: the death of venerable Grateful Dead guitarist, frontman, and genre spokesman Jerry Garcia, the rise of Phish, and commercial success of Dave Matthews Band and Blues Traveler.
Bands who have a similar style to The Disco Biscuits, such as Lotus, Sound Tribe Sector 9, Signal Path, Brothers Past, The New Deal, and Neon Groove Syndicate are rapidly joining the "jamtronica" style in the music world.
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