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Photos / Setlist | Spafford's Late Night @ Concord 9/2/17

Spafford capped off a day that started in the afternoon at North Coast Music Festival on Saturday and ended in the wee hours of Sunday morning.While the daylight set offered plenty to and their sound was suitably huge for the big stage, the jammers were totally in their element in the nightclub, too.  ...

Album Reviews | August 2017 Releases

Randy Newman Dark Matter [8/4]It only makes sense for Randy Newman to return in 2017 with his first new material in nine years. The songwriters knack for cynical and sarcastic songwriting fits perfectly with the political climate, a fact not lost on Newman, who delivers songs like Putin with a firm tongue-in-cheek cleverness. The record still...

Friday Album Reviews | Six New Records You Need To Know

As every Friday brings new music, Tomorrow's Verse brings you our top picks. Here are highlights for August 11. Spafford Abaculus: An Improvisational Experience Spafford surprised fans with a new album earlier this week. Abaculus is an hour long improvisation, cut last summer as an exercise for the band. According to the band, the recording...

Spafford Breaks In New Drummer At Summer Camp [Photos/Video]

Of the many storylines that came out of this year's Summer Camp Music Festival was Spafford's emergence as a true draw at one of the summer's first big-time festival plays.Their appearance on both Thursday and Friday nights kicked off a season full of high profile festival slots, and a recently announced full fall...

Summer Camp Music Festival 2017 - Thursday Recap

By: Nick Draper | Photos: Ben BowenFestival arrival, even the "night before", can be a bit of a trial -- arriving early, waiting in line for hours, sitting around in the shockingly chilly weather while waiting to pass through security.But once you're in the Summer Camp venue on Thursday, though, the first shows you...

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...