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REVIEW / PHOTOS | Spafford & Mungion at Bottom Lounge 4/8/17

Photos: Tara Gracer2017-04-08-SPAFFORD-Chicago-104Explore tomorrowsverse's photos on Flickr. tomorrowsverse has uploaded 2734 photos to Flickr.It's time to talk about the J word again.Unlike many publications, we're happy to acknolwedge jambands -- to keep our finger on the pulse and look twice at the last few lines of festival bills.  ...

REVIEW / VIDEO | Spafford & Mungion @ Bluebird Theater 4/1/17

By: Ryan MannixPhoto: Wallyography via Spafford FacebookRyan got a preview of this pairing's Chicago tour stop in Colorado.  For a chance to win a pair of tickets for Saturday's show with these two bands, check out our CONTEST PAGE.Two rising bands.One of Denvers premier venues.A sold out show.That combination doesn't...

Lotus & Spafford Team For Weekend @ The Vic | Review, Photos, Audio, Video

Words: Carter Stirtz | Photos: Ben Bowen (@benhertz)With perfect fall weather, a tailor-made venue, and two noteworthy bands, jam enthusiasts couldnt have possibly asked for more than what they got over the first weekend in November in Chicago.Expectations were high for this run from seasoned veterans Lotus and the recently exploding Spafford.Seemingly...

Review / Setlist | Spafford @ Tonic Room 9/30/16

Photos: Ben BowenIt was a Friday night at Chicago's Tonic Room, but also probably the important show in the career of Prescott, Arizona's Spafford.Tucked away in the wide-open expanses of the southwest, it's been physically difficult for the four-piece to "Break Out", which happens to be the name of this tour, their first...

Spafford Breaks Out | An Interview With Brian Moss

By: Carmel O'Farrell (@carmelocorn)What was the last nationally known jamband to come out of Arizona?  Hell, it's been awhile since any band has risen from the Grand Canyon State.  But I can assure you, Spafford is about to break out.The foursome is about to make their first trip to...

Long Live Jambands: Three Types (and 16 Examples) Of Bands Keeping The Jam Torch Burning

"Jambands are dead! Long live jambands!" That's a bit of wordplay that my friends and I have been tossing around since sometime in the early 2000s.There is a roughly 15 year stretch -- from "Touch Of Grey" being released as a single in 1987 to the inaugural Bonnaroo in 2002 -- that represents the last era ofpeak...